So San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest weekends of the year for Pop Culture, and that means one thing: a crap ton of new movie trailers. While we normally post these sorts of things one by one, we thought we’d instead put together a single massive post — sharing our picks for the most notable trailers from this year’s event.
Mostly because we don’t want to bury the other stuff that came out of this weekend — y’know, like this little piece of news.
So come with me, and journey down the rabbit hole of whatever footage was available for these upcoming films that could be hastily cut together for a hungry audience of fanboys and fangirls desperate for morsels from their favorite franchises. It’ll be fun, I promise. Continue reading The Most Notable Trailers From This Year’s SDCC
Cartoon Network’s Justice League Action has been in development since last fall. It’s a pretty exciting thing, especially since Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will both be returning to the roles of Batman and The Joker respectively.
Well, we finally know what the designs of the full cast look like now. Someone took a snapshot at the Kre8tif Conference 2016 during a presentation which revealed the upcoming show’s character designs:
It looks like we’re going for a pretty large cast, and it’s nice to see Harley Quinn back in her classic costume for once.
I’m pretty optimistic about the series.
Via Bleeding Cool
DC is going whole hog with its cinematic universe, announcing that Justice League Part One will start filming April 11th. This is just weeks after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out, which is only the second film set in this particular continuity.
Zack Snyder will direct (again – even though we have no idea if Batman v Superman will be any good), and the whole thing feels like DC and Warner Bros are more focused on playing “catch up” with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe than with making a decent movie.
Honestly, if it works out, being bold will be beneficial — but pushing into production on a film before really knowing whether or not the franchise will hold weight seems a tad risky to me. Sony banked everything on a Spider-Man franchise that they ended up having to scrap, but at least they were able to change course before film started rolling. DC and Warner Bros are just committing regardless…
…and lord knows what’s going to happen. Either way, Justice League Part One is currently scheduled to come out November 10, 2017.
DC’s Justice League may be slowly marching towards cinema screens, but there hasn’t really been a kid-focused version of the brand for a while — or at least not since the Bruce Timm series went off the air.
Well, we might be getting a new Justice League animated series it seems. World’s Finest Online asked Cartoon Network Canada if they would be airing a new Justice League series this year via Facebook and got the following response:
Now, this exploded across the internet pretty instantly — probably faster than anyone at Cartoon Network Canada (or at least the intern who runs the Facebook page) expected. To quell the rumors, they later sent World’s Finest Online the following:
Now, in all likelihood what’s happened is that a show is
in development, but that it’s too early to make any announcements. Contracts may not be signed yet, and the whole thing may just be too unstable for anything to be said publicly yet.
But dollars to doughnuts? This is a thing that is happening.
Via World’s Finest Online
Most readers of this blog are fully aware of Warner Bros and DC’s current plans to make a Justice League film. What a lot of people don’t remember is that we almost had one a half dozen years ago or so.
Titled Justice League Mortal, it would have been directed by George Miller, and a complete cast was assembled including D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Armie Hammer as Batman (which was weird as Bale was still starring in Nolan’s trilogy at the time), Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, and Anton Yelchin as a Wally West version of the Flash.
Warner Bros pulled the plug just before shooting was to begin in February 2008 because a myriad of factors (including an inability to change the script with the writer’s guild strike), so cast photos like the one at the top of this post are the only remains of the film.
With Miller’s recent success returning to action cinema with Mad Max: Fury Road and Warner Bros current plans for a Justice League film, there’s been renewed interest in finding out what exactly went wrong with last decade’s attempt.
Director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell intend to capitalize on this interest, and have announced plans to make a documentary about the rise and fall of Justice League Mortal.
They’ve yet to ask George Miller for his cooperation on the project, and you can guarantee it’d be necessary for the documentary to be producible. I hope he agrees to work with them though, as I’d love to know more about the nitty gritty behind it… along with what might have been if Warner Bros hadn’t gotten cold feet.
…because I can guarantee it’d be very different than what we’re getting now.
Via if.com.au, Photo Via Movieweb
So one of the very few things we like about the Man of Steel sequel Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Secret War of the Rise of the Planet of the Justice is that characters like Wonder Woman and Aquaman will appear (even if in limited fashion). Okay, mostly we’re just excited about Wonder Woman, but putting Jason Momoa up there as Aquaman isn’t anything to shrug at.
While the character isn’t going to play that much of a role in the film, director Zack Snyder has finally tweeted the first official image of Momoa in his Aquaman garb.
And even people who don’t like Aquaman have to admit he looks pretty cool.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out March 25th 2016.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.
Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.
And he sings “Shake It Off.” Which you can listen to whenever you want.
Or you can go play Ski Free.
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So with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, we’re all hyped to go see a film where a bunch of superheroes have to team up to defeat an evil A.I./Robot. Well, DC is really, really hoping we’ll still like the idea come the fall of 2017 when they do the exact same thing, just with the android Brainiac.
Okay, that’s unfair, as Brainiac is a long established character in DC canon – but the comparison is just sitting there. Also, writing this article, I’ve mistyped “Brainiac” as “Braniac” several times, and that would be a very different villain. Yes, fear “Braniac,” the alien android who keeps you regular.
Of course, there’s also a rumor that the current script is way to complicated right now… at least for Hollywood Executives. DC’s Carnival of Sadness just keeps marching on.
Justice League Part 1 comes out (in theory) November 11, 2017, with Part 2 following on June 14, 2019. You know, if Batman v Superman: Dawn of Improbably Stupid Titles makes money.
In Warner Bros Shareholders meeting today, it was revealed that Wonder Woman will be getting her own film in 2017. They announced a whole lot of other stuff too, but that’s what I locked onto. Let’s go down the list of upcoming DC films:
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
“Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016)
“Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)
“Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
“The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)
“Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)
“Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
“Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)
“Green Lantern” (2020)
With that last one, hopefully by 2020 we’ll all have forgotten the Ryan Reynolds film…
We love the Bruce Timm DC animated universe here at Nerd &Tie. It probably features the best versions of several of the DC characters that we’ve been graced with in our lifetime so the idea of him returning to the DC Universe sounds really promising.
The new project Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicals, will be an original animated film that Timm will be co-producing with fellow Batman TAS producer, Alan Burnett promises to be darker, which sounds a bit too much like the Carnival of Sadness for my taste. Still I wanna be optimistic.
As for Machinima’s involvement, it shouldn’t be a surprise. Warner Brothers invested $18 Million into them several months ago. Looks like they’re a group to be followed.