DC’s new superhero hit Wonder Woman is an origin story no doubt, but the backstory to Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior actually began to unfold more than a year earlier in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The folks behind DC Comics clearly did, and according to Wonder Woman star Ewen Bremner, they wasted no time in capturing the moment.
The “Wonder Woman” film offers yet another version of the Amazon’s genesis, cherry-picking from her various comic backstories and tossing in some new details.
Said star Gal Gadot: "I think it's so important that girls and boys will have a strong female figure to look up to and be inspired by."
The 'Wonder Woman' cast and crew on some of the more interesting comic-book plot lines
While the Wonder Woman feature film is still a month away, another version of DC's signature hero will be in action in comic stores this weekend. To mark the annual Free Comic Book Day, the publisher is releasing a one-shot of DC Super Hero Girls, which finds junior versions of "Wondy," Supergirl, and Batgirl struggling to juggle high school life with crime-fighting. And Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look that comic here.
Wonder Woman is the first major female-led superhero movie to come out in more than a decade and unquestionably the most anticipated one in comic-book film history. While Gal Gadot stars as Amazonian warrior Diana Prince, Chris Pine plays Steve Trevor, an Air Force officer who in some of the trailers is seen being defended by Wonder Woman, as Superman once protected Lois Lane.
Since her breakout role as Tyra Collette on the beloved television drama Friday Night Lights (#ClearEyesFullHeartsCantLose), Adrianne Palicki has participated in some grand-scale productions. As Baby, Baby, Baby hits DVD and Digital HD, Palicki dropped by Yahoo Studios for a Facebook Live interview (watch above) to tell us all about her new indie, plus her idea for a FNL spin-off and what she thinks went wrong with her failed Wonder Woman pilot. Palicki got to explore her artsy side in Baby, Baby, Baby.
Common is a Grammy-winning rapper, an Oscar-winning soundtrack contributor, and an increasingly prolific actor. Turns out they were all just warm-ups for John Wick: Chapter 2, the new hit sequel that pits Common against Keanu Reeves’s titular dog avenger in the most intensive action the rapper has faced. Common told Yahoo Movies about entering the hyper-violent realm of John Wick, how close he came to playing Green Lantern in George Miller’s ill-fated Justice League movie, and more.
One triumph of The Lego Batman Movie is its ability to simultaneously satirize and celebrate the legacy of the Dark Knight, a rich history spanning eight decades of comic books, TV shows, and, especially, films. From Will Arnett’s Christian Bale-inspired gravelly growl to callbacks to the 1940s serial, The Lego Batman Movie is overstuffed with cinematic references and inside jokes. The pilot immediately calls out the Joker, pointing out how his previous big-screen endeavors were thwarted by the Caped Crusaders, alluding to both 2008’s The Dark Knight and 1989’s Batman.
Part parody, part paean, The Lego Batman Movie lovingly plumbs the depths of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery to reward long-time Bat lovers — and perhaps confound casual fans. The Clown Prince of Crime has recruited a who’s-who of fellow felons, among them such major big-screen miscreants as Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, Bane, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy, as well as Suicide Squaddies like Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and Captain Boomerang. Yes, Condiment King is real.
The Lego Batman Movie arrives this week, gleefully poking fun at the Caped Crusader and his Dark Knighthood. But before Bats gets funny, he’ll be his typical gloomy self in the aptly titled Justice League Dark.
'The Founder' star tells The Hollywood Reporter he couldn't get on board with Joel Schumacher's take on the Caped Crusader after two films with Tim Burton, and walked away from a reported $15 million payday
Emma Stone imagined as Poison Ivy by artist Kode A., a.k.a. Christmas came early for Margot Robbie when Warner Bros. announced that her breakout Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn, would be getting her own spin-off movie in the form of Gotham City Sirens. Based on the DC Comics title of the same name, which ran for 26 issues between 2009 and 2011, the movie will re-team Robbie with her Squad director, David Ayer, and partner Harley with two more Gotham City bad girls: cat burglar Catwoman and seductive eco-terrorist Poison Ivy, who has the power to control men’s minds through plant pheromones.
Why did “Jingle Bells” get this particular spoof? Spike Jones’s uptempo romp, Yogi Yorgesson (“Yingle Bells“), and the Three Stooges (“Jingle Bells Drag“) showed that “Jingle Bells” could be played for broader comedic effect. As writer Rob Weir documents on his blog, children began applying funny lyrics to the song’s simple rhymes and familiar melody at least as early as the 1950s, while wildly racist versions sprung up in the South in the 1950s and 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement.
Remember that mid-credits scene in Suicide Squad? The frosty meeting between Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) ends with her handing over a folder full of metahuman files and him issuing a warning about her Task Force X, of which he definitely does not approve. “You should shut it down. My friends and I will do it for you.” And with that fans began drooling over the thought of a future film.
Today, we got our initial look at Amber Heard in character courtesy of a photo taken by director Zack Snyder and provided to IGN along with some striking concept art and sketches by the film’s costume designer, Michael Wilkinson.
DC Comics writer Greg Rucka made headlines recently when he acknowledged what many fans of Wonder Woman have long suspected: that the superhero is bisexual. With that news in mind, we wondered whether her sexuality would be represented on screen in next June’s highly anticipated solo adventure Wonder Woman? “It’s not in the film,” Gadot told Yahoo Movies (watch above) while visiting our studios with her Keeping Up With the Joneses castmates Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, and Zach Galifianakis.
Zack Snyder has given us the best look yet at the team of super friends joining together for Justice League. The clip features the nearly assembled League — Flash (Ezra Miller), Batman, (Ben Affleck), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) — taking an elevator ride. Ezra Miller’s Flash provides comic relief both onscreen and off.
After the gloom of Batman v Superman, after the doom of Suicide Squad, the lighter side of DC Comics is on display at New York Comic Con, especially when it comes to area carved out by Lego. The brick-happy booth is loaded with new models from the kid-friendly DC Super Hero Girls and The Lego Batman Movie franchises. And towering above them all is Supergirl.
There’s plenty of hype and anticipation over the future of Ben Affleck’s Batman, especially where ‘Justice League’ is concerned. While Affleck’s solo outing is in the works, we’ll next see the Dark Knight appear in Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’, which is the Avengers equivalent for DC. Speaking to Extra TV on the upcoming superhero projects and about what fans can expect, Affleck teased over the new additions we will see to the Batsuit in terms of tech and gadgets.
The longstanding rivalry between Marvel and DC has never been stronger since the battle for cinematic supremacy began, and now Samuel L. Jackson has waded in with his take. Speaking to Collider, Jackson, who plays Nick Fury in the Marvel movies, didn’t hold back when asked about the intensity of the two sides’ disdain for one another. Firstly, he thinks ‘Man of Steel’ is a great film and hopes ‘Wonder Woman’ will turn out well and that everyone just get along.
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.
Johns was appointed co-architect of DC Films with Warner Bros. executive Jon Berg after the critical lambasting of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While they came aboard too late to seriously impact this summer’s poorly reviewed Suicide Squad, the executives’ influence will be felt on Justice League, which will team Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg.