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Superman has a goatee and the Justice League is a terrorist organisation in the first clip from Justice League: Gods and Monsters

It’s been a while since Bruce Timm worked on a DC project (75th Anniversary short aside) so it’s good to see him back. And what a way to come back, presenting the beloved Justice League as pseudo villains. I am particularly looking forward to see the portrayal of Lex Luthor as his arc on the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited was really interesting.

There’s also a preview video with discussions with Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano:

DC responds to Civil War talk with plans for Justice League, Wonder Woman and more along with Ezra Miller being The Flash

In a move that probably isn’t tied to the hype around Civil War talk but it’s fun to speculate anyway, today we got the announcement of Warner Bros’ superhero films leading up to 2020.

2016:

Batman v Superman

Suicide Squad

2017:

Wonder Woman

Justice League

2018:

The Flash

Aquaman

2019:

Shazam

Justice League 2

2020:

Cyborg

Green Lantern

I like DC’s diversity, we have Jason Momoa playing Aquaman along with Ray Fisher playing Cyborg and of course The Rock playing Black Adam. And we still don’t know what Green Lantern we’re getting, it could possibly be John Stewart. And finally a female superhero film (excluding Elektra). Hopefully this gives Marvel the incentive to finally give us Black Panther and Ms. Marvel movies.

It’s also been announced that Ezra Miller will play the Flash, breaking the hearts of CW fans everywhere. I know we’ve been told there would be no crossover, but the lack of Green Arrow casting still gave me hope.

There was a rumour going around for the Suicide Squad lineup the other day that didn’t feature Harley Quinn which is shocking to me, surely she’s going to be included, she needs to be on the big screen.

There will also be standalone Superman and Batman films.

Am I the only one waiting for the Comic Con panel that will show the whole cast similar to that epic Avengers one.

 

Bruce Timm to executive produce a new Justice League series

Rejoice! Bruce Timm is doing something for DC. The man who has created some of the most iconic take on the DC characters will  be executive producing a YouTube series for Machinima called Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles. It will serve as a tie in to a DC Animated movie, Justice League: Gods and Monsters.

The series will depict Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in an alternate world where these iconic characters will be darker than people have seen before. Sounds like these guys

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Is it too much to ask for us to get Bruce Conroy, Susan Eisenberg and George Newbern back to voice their roles?

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicle is set to come out in Spring 2015 with the movie to follow.

Marvel fans, can we stop the Rocket Raccoon/Wonder Woman jokes

I love Marvel movies. I’ve seen them all in the cinema. I own them all on DVD, well except Winter Soldier, which is currently in my mum’s possession after I unsubtly hinted that it was coming out and my birthday is coming up. But loving something doesn’t mean you have to overlook their flaws.

Now with the recent success of Guardians of the Galaxy, a joke keeps being made on comment sections around the world “Marvel made a film with a Raccoon before DC could do Wonder Woman,” and while there is truth to that, that statement doesn’t really mean anything.  There are a few reasons I think this, firstly, Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t a Rocket Raccoon film, it’s an ensemble one. I don’t deny that making that film was a risk for Marvel, it easily could have flopped, there was no heavily pushed Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise out there before the movie, and bar a couple of appearances in animation, Guardians of the Galaxy was very much a niche comic. But in the other hand, this is Marvel, who have enough of  a brand name that anything they attach will make heads turn,  coupled with the heavy promotion the film received, how much of a risk was Guardians of the Galaxy really, Marvel were very careful to not have heavily tie into their other movies, so if it had of flopped, it wouldn’t have affected their ongoing story being told. I expect the next one will probably feature a cameo from someone else (there are Hulk rumours going around) now that they know they are successful. But can we make a comparison between the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and DC apprehension towards making a Wonder Woman movie.

Marvel still haven’t made a female lead superhero movie, despite the call of fans asking for a Captain Marvel movie or the popularity of Black Widow that could be turned into her own spin off. Unfortunately, in 2014, movie studios still see it a risk to cast a female lead in a superhero movie which is ridiculous. I mean Lucy just came out and was success and look who that starred.

Marvel also haven’t pulled the trigger on a Black Panther movie, another character that fans have been asking to see a movie adaptation of for years. In 2012, Louis D’Esposito, when asked about a Black Panther film said

“He has a lot of the same characteristics of a Captain America: great character, good values… But it’s a little more difficult, maybe, creating [a world like Wakanda]. It’s always easier basing it here. For instance, ‘Iron Man 3’ is rooted right here in Los Angeles and New York. When you bring in other worlds, you’re always faced with those difficulties.”

which at the time was kind of ridiculous seeing as we had already seen Asgard and since then we’ve more of the 9 realms in Thor the Dark World and countless planets in Guardians of the Galaxy. How is it possible to create planets and realms that don’t exist, but it is difficult to create a country, yes it is a fictional country, but based on a real continent here on Earth. It boils down to the fact that like the case of a female lead, studios are scared to cast a POC in a main role, especially a superhero role.

And recently there was news that Sony plan on making a female superhero movie planned for 2017. So if Sony successfully make that movie can we start making “Sony can make a Black Cat movie but Marvel still can’t make a Captain Marvel movie.

Marvel recently announced dates for films leading up to 2019, with 3 movies a year starting next year, so there is a chance that we could see a Captain Marvel or a Black Panther movie within the time frame. But until then lets not fault DC for something Marvel still hasn’t managed to do.

And with the rumours that there may be a new Avengers line up after Age of Ultron, lets just hope there’s a bit more variety and it isn’t made up of majority white males.