There’s no doubt that male superheroes like Batman and Superman have long dominated DC’s cinematic universe, but with Wonder Woman heading to theaters this year and DC’s hugely popular multimedia initiative Super Hero Girls taking off over the past year, the ladies are catching up. While this year’s New York Toy Fair, taking place this weekend at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will feature plenty of Bat-toys, there will also be loads of Wonder Women, Harley Quinns, and Supergirls on display. Click through to see Yahoo Movies’s exclusive sneak peek of the latest DC offerings from toy-maker Jakks Pacific
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.
What does it take to play the “most famous female villain in the DC Universe?” That’s the questioned answered by Margot Robbie in the above exclusive clip from the upcoming digital/Blu-ray release of Suicide Squad. “Margot really settled into an incredibly difficult role,” director David Ayer gushes in the clip, which is part of a bonus featurette focusing on Harley and the Joker.
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.
With ‘The Flash’ still a couple of years away the casting is gradually beginning to take shape. Billy Crudup - yes, the guy who played Dr. Manhattan in ‘Watchmen’ - will play the pops of hero Barry Allen (aka The Flash), according to Variety. It reunites Crudup with the DC cinematic world after starring as one of the main characters in the Zack Snyder-directed ‘Watchmen’ back in 2009.
Just when we thought Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight films were done and dusted, Anne Hathaway is up for reprising her character in a spin-off. “It sort of goes with the territory when you accept it and receive it from the last Catwoman.
After dropping by at WonderCon this weekend, director James Wan had some interesting details to reveal about his upcoming ‘Aquaman’ movie, starring Jason Momoa. With ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ finally in cinemas, focus has shifted to the upcoming ‘Justice League’ and solo movies, especially Wan’s ‘Aquaman’, and he’s been eager to reveal his fresh approach to the often mocked character.
There’s not long to wait until Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman v Superman: Daw of Justice’ bursts onto cinemas, so the latest TV spot has served to whet our appetites just a little bit more. “You will,” Batman follows up.
Be advised - the following contains DC Universe and possible ‘Suicide Squad’ spoilers. Since the release of the trailer at Comic-Con, one fan has suggested that the Joker isn’t who we all think he is (which is actually a theory that’s circulated in the past). Reddit user Jason-G169 believes that the sadistic villain we are seeing is none other than Jason Todd - the incarnation of Batman’s sidekick Robin who took over when Dick Grayson flew the nest (pun intended) to become Nightwing.