DC Entertainment’s Wonder Woman, who is currently in the midst of her 75th birthday celebrations, has been confirmed as being queer by current writer Greg Rucka — a confirmation that might not come as the biggest surprise to anyone reading the Wonder Woman comic book series. In an interview with Comicosity, Rucka confirmed speculation regarding the hero’s sexuality, and also talked about the difficulty in writing on the subject — in large part because of the character’s origins on the female-only island of Themyscira. “It’s supposed to be paradise,” Rucka explained.
Suicide Squad crashes theaters this weekend and one member of the psychotic crew of antiheroes is already being talked up for her own solo spinoff: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. The character’s co-creator, Paul Dini, recently gave us a guided tour of Harley’s history; click through for some of his insights into Daddy’s Li’l Monster as we trace her path from animated second banana to DC movie superstar. ____________(Editor’s note: The original version of this story used an image incorrectly attributed to DC Comics; it was from the site Inanimate Objects. We apologize for the error.)
This story contains images and plot points from Rebirth. For a master of the universe, Geoff Johns is surprisingly chill, roaming DC Entertainment’s headquarters outfitted in a T-shirt and jeans under the guise of mild-mannered comics guy. Johns, a boyish 43, has been the architect of DC’s television portfolio, which includes Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl.
You’ve seen the movie, now read the comic book. Marvel on Friday revealed the initial cover and variants for its upcoming adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first installment in the five-issue series, written by Chuck Wendig (author of Star Wars: Aftermath) and illustrated by Luke Ross, will arrive in stores and digital services on June 22.
Captain America: Civil War is a blockbuster Marvel movie released last week. Civil War was a blockbuster Marvel Comics storyline released in 2006. The broad strokes of both movie and comic series are the same: a botched mission results in too much collateral damage, spurring the government to try to regulate superheroes, leading to a schism between Iron Man and Captain America, and resulting in some of our favorite costumed characters beating the snot out of each other. Here are the big changes from page to screen.
About a year ago, I sat down with Stan Lee and asked him which of his “lesser-known” Marvel heroes did he wish had a higher profile among mainstream fans. He didn’t hesitate with his answer: “He will be very well known because they’re going to make a movie of him and that’s Doctor Strange. One of the characters I did. I like him as much as all the others, but for some reason [he hasn’t remained popular] … In the beginning, [Marvel producers] didn’t include him on the list of characters they wanted to make a movie of,” Lee said. “But I campaigned for him.”On Nov. 4, Doctor Strange will bring magic into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From his Sanctum Sanctorum in Greenwich Village, the Sorcerer Supreme, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will battle mystic forces unlike anything faced by the Avengers. We’ve pulled together a detailed look at the making of the movie, from the early conceptual art to the final scenes shot in New York City before filming wrapped earlier this week.
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg make a magnificent seven. With that in mind, director Zack Snyder says his upcoming Justice League team-up will pay homage to one of cinema’s all-time classics: Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. Snyder’s Justice League, the sequel to his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set for November 2017, will be structured in similar fashion.
It’s been a schoolyard staple for decades: Who would win, Batman or Superman? At first blush, the easy answer would be the god-like Kryptonian in a cakewalk over the all-too-human Caped Crusader. But not so fast. While the two heroes are typically depicted as the bestest of super friends in the DC comics universe, they’ve come to blows for various reasons over the years and the fights are not as one-sided as one might think. To mark the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we went back to the books to track down the many times the duo faced off — click through to see who had the edge on the page and whether that gives any clues to who will come out on top in the movie.
President Obama welcomed Marvel Comics' Sana Amanat to the White House, where she delivered a copy of ‘Ms. Marvel’ No. 1
Despite what we saw at the climax of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the beloved rapscallion run through by his son’s lightsaber in a moment that still brings tears to our eyes — Lucasfilm is going to great lengths to reassure fans that Han Solo is immortal. Like that moment at the end of Pulp Fiction when John Travolta triumphantly exits the diner, even though his character was killed in a scene moments earlier, Star Wars’ roguish hero continues to live on in that galaxy far, far away. Written by Star Wars vet Lawrence Kasdan (who’s known for his crackling Han Solo dialogue) and son Jon and helmed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), the anthology movie will be set before the events of A New Hope.
Yes, the guy who can fly anything, Poe Dameron, is back in action. As previously announced, the ace Resistance pilot and one of the young heroes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (played by Oscar Isaac) is getting an eponymous Marvel comic series beginning next month. Set before the events of the blockbuster film (which arrives on home video in April), Star Wars: Poe Dameron No. 1 finds the X-wing jockey, accompanied by faithful droid BB-8, leading a sqaudron of pilots on a top-secret mission under orders from General Leia Organa.
With less than a month to go before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters, clues about the top-secret plot — especially the cause of the titular acrimony between two of DC Comics’ marquee heroes — are at a premium.
As Marvel and Disney have teased relentlessly, Captain America: Civil War finds the Avengers divided, with Captain America and Iron Man leading rival factions of heroes in a dispute over federal regulation of superpowers.
We mean that in the literal sense. Big. Ginormous. Giant. So stop reading now if you want to remain spoiler-free for the upcoming superhero movie.
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad on the horizon, DC has two of the year’s most anticipated films. And now the comic juggernaut is revealing what will certainly be some of the year’s most anticipated collectibles based on said films. Yahoo Movies has an exclusive sneak peek at DC’s inaugural line of highly detailed, virtually photorealistic figures created using 3D sculpts of the films’ stars. “We’re not holding anything back,” Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, tells Yahoo. “It’s exciting to see our DC film slate bring to life so many great DC characters… This line will include everything from Batman to Superman to Wonder Woman, and even the obscure characters that will pop up in the cinematic universe. I can’t wait for fans of our films to get their hands on these figures.” Click through to see the first wave of figures, which will be available beginning this fall from DC Collectibles.
One thing abundantly clear in the initial clip released Tuesday of the movie version of the iconic female hero: The campy vibe of the old Lynda Carter TV series is ancient history. The new sword-swinging warrior princess, played by Gal Gadot, means serious business. Hard to believe, but that will be the first solo Wonder Woman feature film in the character’s 75-year history.
The clip, unveiled Tuesday during The CW’s Kevin Smith-hosted special, DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, is set to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and offers a quick overview of the film’s premise. The inveterate troublemakers — Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Slipknot (Adam Beach), and Katana (Karen Fukuhara) — have been locked deep in the bowels of Belle Reve, an off-the-grid, ultra-max prison.
We’ve been focusing on — and indeed Warner Bros. has been emphasizing — the Batman v Superman showdown aspect of the upcoming DC-based superhero flick. That film, however, has a subtitle: Dawn of Justice. And today, the Justice League dawned online.
The big reveal in Wednesday night’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was the introduction of a big bad in the form of Doomsday.
Hugh Jackman is up for one last run as Wolverine. While he has defined the character onscreen since the original X-Men movie in 2000 — appearing as the berserker mutant Logan in a half-dozen films — Jackman has made it clear that the upcoming Wolverine 3 will be his superhero swan song. With Jackman hanging up the claws, could we see a radically different Wolverine in a future X-Men film or spinoff? The idea is not too far-fetched, especially considering Marvel Comics big reveal today.
‘The Warriors’ (Everett) Cue the obligatory “can you dig it?” quip, because The Warriors revival continues apace. A few weeks ago, the cast of Walter Hill’s cult 1979 film, about a street gang framed for a murder they didn’t commit, reunited for a “last subway ride” to their Coney Island home turf for a fan event that attractions thousands. That followed an exhaustive retrospective in the Village Voice examining the surprisingly enduring legacy of the highly influential low-budget film, which happens to be loosely based on Greek myth. Now, next up on The Warriors comeback tour: a Michael Bay reboot. Bay’s 451 Media is launching new graphic novel version of The Warriors that will use a special ink technology that triggers additional, exclusive content on a smartphone or tablet.
Ever wanted to ride shotgun with Luke Skywalker and pals Windy and Biggs as they bull’s-eyed womp rats from their T-16s in Beggar’s Canyon? A digital comic arrives today that re-tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope from the point of view of the young Skywalker — and for the first time illustrates key moments from Luke’s youth on Tatooine. Created by Korean artist Hong Jacga in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, the new comic, simply titled Star Wars and available for free via the Line Webtoon website or apps in Apple App Store and Google Play, begins with 7-year-old Luke taking in a meteor shower and dreaming about one day escaping his desert homeland, only to have his reverie interrupted by overprotective Uncle Owen Lars (appropriately resembling the younger version of the character as played by Joel Edgerton in Revenge of the Sith as opposed to Phil Brown’s more grizzled Uncle Owen in A New Hope). Jacga says that he was inspired by young Luke’s exploits in the book A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, which was recommended to him by Lucasfilm.
Written by Gerry Duggan (best known for his Deadpool work) and illustrated by Phil Noto (Black Widow, Jonah Hex, Uncanny X-Force) and set after the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars: A New Hope, the story finds Chewie — sans Han and Millennium Falcon — crash-landed on a planet under Imperial invasion. The marooned protagonist must team up with a young local girl named Zarro to repulse the enemy forces and get him back to the Rebel Alliance in time for The Empire Strikes Back, natch. By the end of this arc we’ll have met the soul of the Wookiee.
With the success of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’, it seems the premise isn’t as original as we thought, with British comic the Beano having covered a similar story decades earlier. The Beezer, first published in 1962, contained The Numskulls which was a segment about a group of Numskulls that lived in the mind of a grown man. When the Beezer went under in the 1990s, the Beano picked up the strip, tweaking it to take place in the head of a little boy and has been around ever since.