Aquaman arrives in theaters this holiday season and while the film marks the titular hero’s third appearance in the DC Extended Universe, director James Wan and executive producer Peter Safran told Entertainment Weekly that King of Atlantis’ first standalone film will still have plenty to offer that audiences have not seen before. Last year audiences were given their first glimpse at Aquaman’s homeworld of Atlantis in Justice League, though it was a relatively brief sequence that was set in a single room. However, James Wan discussed how his vision of the underworld will be unlike anything that was seen in other DC films: “The water world my movie takes place in is so separate and so far apart from previous DC movies it’s like I’m making my own sci-fi fantasy film. This is a whole new underwater world nobody has seen before in live action.” Also read: ‘Aquaman’: Fans React To First Photo Of Patrick … [Read more...] about James Wan Teases Never-Before-Seen Underwater World In ‘Aquaman’
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Wednesday morning, director Patty Jenkins announced through her Twitter account that Chris Pine would be returning as Steve Trevor for her Wonder Woman sequel, set for release on Nov. 2019. Along with this news came Jenkins’ confirmation that the sequel is indeed titled Wonder Woman 1984. The first official stills from the film’s production, which began Wednesday, were also released by Jenkins and Gal Gadot on their respective Twitter accounts. The news of Steve Trevor’s return immediately sent fans into the realm of speculation — tinged with both excitement and trepidation as is the natural course of all things concerning comic book movies. Trevor, Wonder Woman’s love interest, died at the climax of 2017's Wonder Woman after aiding Diana in saving the world. His death has served as major emotional and narrative point for Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe thus far, but it would appear that audiences only know part of that story. The emotional … [Read more...] about How Can ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Bring Back Steve Trevor?
From a marketer’s perspective, spinoffs are a dream come true. Spin off a new series from an already popular show and you should have a built-in fan base. Half the marketing work is already done.In practice, TV success is more elusive. True, lots of spinoffs have been long-running hits, like Xena: Warrior Princess (arising from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), Frasier (Cheers), and Saved by the Bell (Good Morning, Miss Bliss). Lots of others have failed miserably. In the end, a spinoff series has to stand on its own two feet and many spinoff shows couldn’t manage that. So many spinoffs think that just recreating similar elements to the successful original will lead to a hit show, but history has proven them incredibly wrong. That’s not to say that every spinoff is memorably bad. Some are bad enough to attain long-lived infamy. Others, however, fall down the memory hole so fast, it’s hard to believe they ever existed. Sometimes it’s … [Read more...] about 19 Bad TV Spinoffs You Completely Forgot About
This isn’t your traditional Justice League. Batman: The Animated Series creator Bruce Timm and Batman Beyond co-creator Alan Burnett return to the world of DC Animation with Justice League: Gods and Monsters. The animated film reimagines Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as heroes with skewed moral compasses. Framed for murder, the Justice League will go to great lengths to prove their innocence in hopes of winning the government's trust and becoming champions of the people. Justice League: Gods and Monsters came out on July 21 and shares narrative threads with DC Comics' Elseworlds imprint, which includes anthology series based on stories outside the mainstream DC continuity. In keeping with these reinventions, the film makes several tweaked nods and reference to the DC Comics universe. The Hollywood Reporter presents a list of Easter eggs, comic book trivia and pop culture references found in Justice League: Gods and Monsters. House of El Zod In the movie, Superman's home … [Read more...] about ‘Justice League: Gods And Monsters’: 21 Easter Eggs in the Animated Movie
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman.] Does Wonder Woman get a happily ever after? After watching Wonder Woman, it would take a particularly hard heart not to dream of some kind of happy ending for Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). In the film, Steve sacrifices himself, telling Diana that while he can save the day, she "can save the world" — which is why he must be the one to fly off with deadly gas and destroy it, killing himself in the process. There does not appear to be any reunion (ala Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter in Captain America: Winter Soldier). Steve really is gone. It's a stark contrast from comic book history, in which the couple had a lot more time together. There have been multiple versions of the comic book Steve Trevor throughout the years, thanks to DC Entertainment's irregular relaunches and reboots of its core comic book continuity — to say nothing about the intentionally "alternate" versions … [Read more...] about ‘Wonder Woman’: The Film’s Ending vs. the Comics