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!
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.
Here 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.
Naturally 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.
The 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.
King 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.
Warner 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….
It seems that a leak yesterday from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prompted director Zack Snyder to Tweet what he called “a real picture” of the newest version of the Batmobile.
You may recall that Snyder first revealed Batman’s new ride back in May (while simultaneously debuting Ben Affleck‘s version of the Batcostume). The rear end of the vehicle had been teased a bit earlier.
USA Today points out that this Batmobile combines elements from previous movie Batvehicles, such as the sleek cockpit and central chasis of the Michael Keaton/Tim Burton version and the combination tank/monster truck of the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Tumbler incarnation.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently scheduled to hit theaters March 25, 2015.
By now everyone is well aware of both the casting — and the blowback — of Ben Affleck to play an older, battle-hardened Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And Affleck — one of the best new-ish directors around — has weathered the criticism and uninformed assumptions like a hero.
He told Entertainment Weekly:
Before I took the role, Warner Bros. gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, ‘Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There’s a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions. To me, having been through a certain amount of that, it doesn’t really… Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. I wouldn’t have taken the part if I didn’t trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking. I think Chris Terrio wrote a terrific script. Zack’s [Snyder] a great visual director. And there’s an interesting take. I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t think I could do it. I have the benefit of a lot of that understanding. But also, everyone is entitled to their opinion. That’s a big part of this international sport.
So go ahead and do your worst, internet trolls. Batffleck can handle it.
And, for what it’s worth, I am totally behind Affleck on this. I think he can do the role justice.
It was bound to happen, and it finally has — just as I called it: Warner Bros. has blinked and moved its DC Comics-based Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from its May 6, 2016, release date, bumping it up to March 25 and thus avoiding a head-to-head showdown with Marvel Studio’s Captain America 3.
Moving the unproven superhero team-up out of the path of the expected Marvel juggernaut is the right thing to do; an even better thing would have been to never have scheduled BvS:DoJ against the First Avenger in the first place. Cap 3 staked its claim to May 6 first. Now Warners and DC have to
eat crow and back down beat a strategic retreat.