Reboots, relaunches and reimaginings are all the rage at Marvel and DC, each of which seems to change the origins, powers and even universes of its superheroes on a near-monthly basis. And now, DC Comics brings us something a little… different. Yes, it’s a reimagining of their core Trinity — Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — but it’s going to be Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as you’ve never seen them before.
Meet Milkman Man, Father Bruce and Wonder Wife, the Wholesome Trinity, courtesy of five one-shot issues from DC’s Young Animal imprint, beginning in January. In “Milk Wars,” DC’s regular Justice League and Doom Patrol take on strange doppelgangers created by RetCo, an interdimensional corporation that repackages reality by rewriting it as stories” for its clients.
Milkman Man is an even more upright, uptight version of Superman. Father Bruce has dedicated his life to orphans, while Wonder Wife is a Stepford Wives’ nightmare of a stereotypical 1950s housewife.
“Milk Wars,” which will last only about a month, kicks off with JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1, by Steve Orlando, Gerard Way, ACO, Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew, which will be released on Jan. 31, 2018.
The original home of Godzilla, Japan’s Toho Studios, is getting back into the kaiju game by releasing its own comeback vehicle for the King of Monsters, Godzilla Resurgence.
Check out the international trailer (which features only music — no dialogue, dubbed or otherwise) here!
This will be Toho’s first Godzilla movie in over a decade — the studio licensed the creature to Legendary for 2014’s Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards — and it certainly looks like a return to the spirit of the 1954 original, in which Gojira was a rampaging force of nature that had to be destroyed.
In the first bit of truly bad news about next summer’s Captain America: Civil War, actor Daniel Bruhl revealed that his portrayal of Baron Zemo will be quite unique.
For starters, he will not wear Zemo’s iconic purple mask!
“He does not wear the mask,” said Bruhl, adding that his portrayal of the character will be very different from the printed page:
“You would be surprised; it’s different than what you’d think. It’s loosely connected to this character. But that’s what I like about the Marvel guys, some of the characters and things they’re dealing with always reference to current events so my character is from a different area than you would think.”
Is this a Nimon I see before me?
Not only were lead actors Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman spotted shooting a series eight story for DOCTOR WHO on location in a park, they were shooting with a monster of unfamiliar design that many folks on the interwebs are suggesting could be a redesigned Nimon! Judge for yourself:
Prepare to have your eyeballs seared by a terrific animated short that pits Batman against a horde of Terminators in a bid to save John Connor’s young life, created by very talented fan Mitchell Hammond.
Here’s the situation, according to Hammond:
“Thirty years have passed since Bruce Wayne survived Skynet’s nuclear blasts in August of ’97. Iron demons now roam the planet, and without the requirement to defend the innocent against crime and injustice, Wayne has seeked [sic] refuge in the bomb shelter that saved his life; the Batcave.
Having scavenged the wasteland for resources, he discovers the radio of a dead soldier. There is static over a frequency. Flesh and blood is rising up to the west. With The Stinger; a riot control vehicular unit built before the apocalypse along with a refitted bomb blast vest, Batman makes his way across what remains of the United States to join forces with the man determined to neutralize the electronic menace: John Conner [sic].”
Everything about this clip seems perfect, from the character designs to the cartoony movements to the grim music. I would definitely buy a ticket if this was done as a feature film!
The Commissioner Gordon-centric Batman prequel TV series, GOTHAM, has cast the actors who will play the young versions of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle — whom fans know will grow up to be frenemies Batman and Catwoman — according to E! News.
David Mazouz, who starred in TOUCH with Kiefer Sutherland, will portray the preteen Bruce, while Camren Bicondova, a newcomer to acting, will play Selina as a teenager. Yes, that means in this universe, Catwoman is older than Batman!
Selina will be presented as an orphaned street kid who is a master pickpocket and thief — and dangerous when cornered. Bruce, meanwhile, is dealing with the traumatic death of his parents and is sequestered in stately Wayne manor, being raised by loyal butler Alfred Pennnyworth (Sean Pertwee).
In a resurrection worthy of regenerating cheerleader Claire Bennet, the canceled superhero drama HEROES is coming back to NBC in 2015 as a 13-episode miniseries called HEROES REBORN.
The original series was last seen in 2010, and while creator Tim Kring is back at the helm, it is unknown how many — indeed, if any — previous series stars will appear in HEROES REBORN. Hayden Panettiere, who starred as Claire, the unkillable cheerleader, has a new hit series in ABC’s NASHVILLE; Milo Ventimiglia, the “power sponge” Peter Petrelli, was just cast in ABC’s THE VISITORS; Zachary Quinto’s (Sylar) career has exploded on both the big and little screens; and producer/writer Bryan Fuller is running one of NBC’s few prime-time hits, HANNIBAL.
I think it is vital to get as many original cast members as possible to make some kind of appearance in order to give the new series some kind of credibility. Without at least a handful of familiar faces, the new project will feel like a ripoff rather than a successor. Especially important is getting Hayden and Milo, the backbones of the first series.