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Warner Bros. Announces Static Shock

STATIC SHOCK #1Warner Bros. has revealed some of the details about its digital production unit. The unit named Blue Ribbon Content has unveiled some of its initial development plans, including some more work based on comics.

Already announced is Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, which will debut on Machinima in 2015 as well as the virtual reality experience, Batman: The Animated Series Experience. Warner Bros. has a stake in Machinima, so the project makes complete sense. Some other projects are tied into The CW, the television network that Warner Bros. is also involved with.

Today brought even bigger news, a project based on Static Shock.

The action series include Static Shock, an adaptation of the Static comic from writer-producer-director Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained).

That’s a pretty big announcement quietly put out there. Warner Bros./DC Comics was the first to announce a movie based on one of their female characters, as well as an African American character. Now we have Static Shock out of nowhere. Seems like the company that had been receiving lots of criticism is now beginning to fire on all cylinders.

Here’s more details on the comic related projects:

Static Shock — Writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin (Best Picture Oscar nominee for producing Django Unchained) leads the creative team behind a live-action adaptation of Static Shock, featuring the African-American super hero Static, aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins. Static Shock is based on the Static comic co-created by the late Dwayne McDuffie with co-writer Robert L. Washington III and artist John Paul Leon, which was originally published by the DC Comics imprint Milestone Comics and, later, by DC Comics. Milestone Media co-founder/comic book artist/TV producer Denys Cowan (the original Static Shock animated series) is collaborating with Hudlin on the new Static Shock.

Batman: The Animated Series Experience — As previously announced, Blue Ribbon, DC Entertainment and visual effects pioneer OTOY are teaming up on an immersive entertainment experience that will see the Batcave from the acclaimed Emmy Award–winning Batman: The Animated Series brought to life via interactive holographic video for virtual reality displays. OTOY is collaborating with series producer Bruce Timm on this interactive narrative experience which will give fans the opportunity to explore Batman’s world like never before, allowing them to feel what it is like to be inside the show’s stylized universe on devices such as the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR, the Oculus Rift, and on forthcoming “glasses-free” light field displays that will power future TV and mobile devices.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Warner Bros. Announces their DC Comics Movie Schedule

New-DC-Logo_BlueDuring a shareholder meeting Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced plans for Warner Bros.’ plans for movies based on DC Comics, ending months (years?) of speculation and rumors. This is the list of movies to expect post Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

August 5, 2016: Suicide Squad“four A-listers are currently in talks to star,” and the film will be directed by David Ayer.

June 23, 2017: Wonder WomanGal Gadot spins off into her on film.

November 23, 2017: Justice League Part 1 – the first part of Zack Snyder‘s two part film brings back the cast of Batman v Superman with man more added.

March 23, 2018: The FlashEzra Miller will suit up as the scarlet speedster, instead of the television show’s Grant Gustin

July 27, 2018: Aquaman – the studio has confirmed that Jason Momoa will star.

April 5, 2019: ShazamDwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached to the film.

June 14, 2019: Justice League Part 2

April 3, 2020:  Cyborg – the film will star Ray Fisher.

June 19, 2020: Green Lantern

There also more solo Batman and Superman films in the works. Also announced was The Lego Batman Movie in 2017, directed by Chris McKay, and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018.

In August a list of ten movie release dates was posted by BoxOfficeMojo. Here’s how those dates match up.

  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – 3/25/16
  • Untitled DC Film (June 2020) – 6/19/20 – Green Lantern above.
  • Untitled DC Film (April 2020) – 4/3/20 – Cyborg above
  • Untitled DC Film (June 2019) – 6/14/19 – Justice League Part 2 above.
  • Untitled DC Film (April 2019) – 4/5/19 - Shazam above.
  • Untitled DC Film (July 2018) – 7/27/18 - Aquaman above.
  • Untitled DC Film (March 2018) – 3/23/18 – The Flash above.
  • Untitled DC Film (Nov. 2017) – 11/17/17 – probably Justice League, thought it’s shifted by a week.
  • Untitled DC Film (June 2017) – 6/23/17 – Wonder Woman above.
  • Untitled DC Film (2016) – 8/5/16 – Suicide Squad above.

All the dates match up, except one which is shifted one week.

Supergirl Lands at CBS

Helen Slater as SupergirlEntertainment Weekly is reporting that Supergirl has landed a series commitment from CBS. They are the last network out of ABC, NBC, Fox, and the CW, to land a television series based on a comic character.

Supergirl’s background has varied in the DC universe, so it’ll be interesting to see what they go with for the show. The Big Bang Theory which airs on CBS often features characters from DC Comics. Warner Bros. and DC over the next season will have Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, and iZombie on the air. They also have Teen Titans, Lucifer, and Ronin in development.

Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti and New Normal’s Ali Adler will write and executive-produce with Sarah Schechter.

Supergirl has appeared on Smallville which was on The CW and she also headlined a movie.

The Rock is Black Adam

After months of speculation, Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has stated on Twitter that he’ll be playing Black Adam in some future DC Comics/Warner Bros. movie (likely Shazam, but not exactly confirmed….). We’re awaiting an official statement.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Gamescom Teaser

What happens when bricks go bad? Get a glimpse in this brand new LEGO Batman 3 trailer that made its debut at Gamescon 2014.

Movie Review: Batman: Assault on Arkham

Batman-Assault-on-ArkhamBatman, one of the world’s most valiant super heroes, faces a villainous squad of criminals in an epic battle of good vs. evil in the DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham. Set in the world of the best-selling Batman: Arkham video game series, this action-packed film takes place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games.

Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.

Batman: Assault on Arkham is interesting in that a good chunk of the movie doesn’t have Batman! The focus is really the Suicide Squad, and when they’re on screen the film sores in awesome. After the first five or ten minutes you’re sucked in, especially as each member is introduced. This is what I’d hope to see in DC’s live action films.

The characters are spot on, exactly as I’d expect them to be, with voice casting and acting that fits it all very well. The only negative thing is things sort of spiral in the film with more and more being piled on as far as characters and the chaos they deal with. It’s still a hell of a lot of fun.

Kevin Conroy voices Batman, and joins forces with several Hollywood greats to bring the legendary characters to life. Adding to the celebrity-laden cast is Neal McDonough as Deadshot, Troy Baker as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler as Riddler, CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider.

Batman: Assault on Arkham has tons of exciting enhanced content taking us in the strange world of Arkham Asylum, the story of Harley Quinn and what’s coming next in DC animated films.

Of all of DC’s animated films so far, this one has been my favorite, full of action, humor, and a solid grasp of the characters. I want more of this.

Direction: 8 Acting: 8.75 Plot: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

 

Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray November 11

PrintFor the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray™ ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available. Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD. This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes – completely remastered – as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series’ vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-ray Limited Edition

will be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:

  • An exclusive Hot Wheels® Replica Batmobile
  • Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives
  • 44 Vintage Trading Cards
  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes
  • Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans

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Batman v Superman Moves Release Date, Plus 9 More DC Movies

Warner_Bros._Pictures_introWarner Bros. has decided to take a play from Marvel’s book, and has planted the flag for 9 unnamed DC Comics based movies. But while doing so, they’ve also decided to dodge first in their showdown with Marvel.

Up until just a bit ago Batman V. Superman was to open the same day as Marvel’s Captain America 3, May 6, 2016. We all expected one of the studios to change the date, and it looks like Warner Bros. is it. Here’s the new list of film dates they’ve announced via BoxOffice Mojo. We have no idea what is going where.

  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – 3/25/165/6/16
  • Untitled DC Film (June 2020) – 6/19/20
  • Untitled DC Film (April 2020) – 4/3/20
  • Untitled DC Film (June 2019) – 6/14/19
  • Untitled DC Film (April 2019) – 4/5/19
  • Untitled DC Film (July 2018) – 7/27/18
  • Untitled DC Film (March 2018) – 3/23/18
  • Untitled DC Film (Nov. 2017) – 11/17/17
  • Untitled DC Film (June 2017) – 6/23/17
  • Untitled DC Film (2016) – 8/5/16

That’s almost two Presidential elections! For comic fans, get ready, there’s a hell of a lot coming down the pipeline.

Batman: Assault on Arkham – Task Force X Clip

Check out an all-new clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next entry in the popular DC Universe Original Movie series. The film is now available to own via Digital HD, and will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 12.

The clip features Amanda Waller giving her initial “pep talk” to the Suicide Squad. CCH Pounder (The Shield, Warehouse 13) reprises her Justice League television series role as the voice of Amanda Waller.

 

Arrow Season 3 Preview — with Ra’s al Ghul

Arrow fans at the Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment event on Saturday, July 26, at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 were in for a special treat. Series star (and the event’s master of ceremonies) Stephen Amell pressed play on the previously released preview trailer from the action-packed series’ upcoming third season, featuring footage of Colton Haynes in the Arsenal costume, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Karl Yune as Maseo. But Amell also had a Saturday night surprise up his sleeve — a new ending to the trailer which revealed that a nightmare is coming: Ra’s al Ghul. Arrow returns Wednesday, October 8, at 8/7c on The CW.

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