Wonder Where Wonder Woman Comes From?

The latest trailer for this summer’s hotly anticipated Wonder Woman claims to be the “official origin trailer,” but it only teases at Diana’s true secret origins. Instead, it gives us glimpses of her girlhood and the martial society of the Amazons on the island of Themyscira. It looks like we’ll have to wait until the film opens to see which of her several origin stories (if any) from the comic books  will be used.

The trailer itself, however, is another gem, full of action of and great visuals, and further amps up my hopes for a great movie. I really want this one to break the DC curse and be genuinely great, with no reservations. And how about this terrific new poster, depicting WW on a beach at dusk? Awesome!


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Behold This Disturbing Image of Cara Delevingne as Enchantress

Enchantress-Empire

After shocking us with a truly… um… unique image of Jared Leto‘s Joker earlier in the week, the good folks over at Empire magazine have come up with another stunning cover image — for better or worse — from next summer’s Suicide Squad movie.

Witness: Cara Delevingne‘s Enchantress!

So what, exactly, is this visual? It appears to be a photograph that has been digitally altered with software — what we in the publishing industry call a “photo illustration.” Yes, there has been enough digital surgery performed on this pic to actually attract attention away from Cara’s eyebrows!

So who, exactly, is Enchantress? Well, that’s a little more complicated.

In the comic books she’s June Moon, a freelance artist attending a costume party at an old castle who stumbles upon a secret chamber where the magical Dzamor empowers her to fight an evil presence in the castle. Reciting the words “The Enchantress” changes her from blonde June to raven-haired Enchantress, and allows her to defeat a minotaur. A few appearances later, she fights Supergirl, and June’s villainous side takes over for good. She mostly labored in obscurity with The Forgotten Villains (she was even whimsically nicknamed “The Switcheroo Witcheroo”), but her profile was raised significantly when DC launched its New 52 comic book line and Enchantress faced off against Justice League Dark.
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Jared Leto’s Joker ‘Graces’ Cover of EMPIRE mag

jokerempireHere he is, in all his Clown Prince of Crime… um, grandeur: Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad, as seen on the eye-searing cover of Britain’s Empire magazine.

If you ask me, this is the dictionary definition of trying too hard!

I mean, does every square inch of him have to be tattooed? Does he need a cane?

Every time I start to think this production might be tolerable, some new piece of information is released that ruins it again.

Pretty sure this movie is going to suck.

‘Suicide Squad’ in Costume Is To Die For

Suicide-Squad-Cast-Photo-CostumesNaturally I haven’t yet seen a movie that is still filming and I don’t read the current incarnation of the Suicide Squad comic book, but after seeing the cast in costume for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad live-action movie — courtesy of director David Ayers — I’m glad this team’s mission is to commit suicide.

The roster includes (from left to right): Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo.
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Facing Down Lex Luthor

lexbaldyThe first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has surfaced in Entertainment Weekly, and it’s just what we expected: Lex is shaved bald and he’s glowering at the camera.

So, there’s nothing new, aside from his age.

Or is there?

Director Zack Snyder claims his version of Lex is an all-new character, telling EW:

He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course… Our Lex is disarming, and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.

BvS:DoJ opens March 25, 2016.

Presenting His Royal Highness, Aquaman!

aquamomoaKing of the Seven Seas Aquaman made his first official public appearance on the interwebs yesterday, courtesy of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, and I will say that while Jason Momoa does look pretty badass, he doesn’t look anything like Aquaman.

Which is not necessarily a bad thing, and certainly not unexpected — no one thought the orange-and-green color scheme from the comic books was going to be attempted onscreen, and everyone expected the director to toughen up the Atlantean royal’s look.
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DC Unveils a Squadron of Upcoming Movies

jlarossWarner Bros., film company and corporate sibling of DC Comics, got all synergistic at its annual shareholders’ meeting and laid out an ambitious slate of film titles that collectively accounts for almost everyone who’s anyone in the DC Comics Universe….
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