Barry Allen made his debut on last night’s episode of Arrow and brought with him a huuuge ratings boost. The whole show felt reenergized by his presence. And as much as I bitched and moaned about Grant Gustin being cast as The Flash (and LOATHED him on Glee), I gotta say, he won me over. He was ADOOOOOOORABLE. The show really just clicked right along. Of course, I still fast-forward through those interminable island scenes (really guys, the neverending backstories even got annoying on Lost), but every other aspect of the show FINALLY worked. Bravo. Maybe you should keep him around for the rest of the season before giving him his spinoff. Just a suggestion.
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It’s official, folks. Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot has been cast as the Amazonian princess for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel AKA Batman vs Superman. I’ve legit never heard of this gal before. But I love, love, LOVE that she’s a relative unknown. Despite the fact that I’ve been
scared cautiously optimistic about this epic movie team-up ever since Bat-ffleck was announced, I DO have a good feeling about this casting. So, here’s to hoping this flick will be something to rival those ridiculously successful Avengers movies. Oh, who am I kidding? I pray it’s gonna be great. I’m a DC fan-boy for life. I can’t help but want this to be AMAZING. Wonder Woman! Yay!! (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
Curitiba, Brazil-based Art Director Butcher Billy: “The visual experiment ended up bringing different results to each piece – from giving a whole new meaning to the picture by modifying the original concept, to reinforcing the same idea by making clear just how the elements were influenced by the history depicted in the photos, or even saying a lot about the psychology behind fiction and reality. While we see the contrast between the black and white photos and the colorful vintage comic books elements, it’s interesting to notice how the superheroes and supervillains world was actually ‘black and white’ in a metaphoric way, while the strong war scenes are established in the real world, where the grey shaded line between good and evil isn’t always clear.”
- Original: by Joe Rosenthal, 1945, Iwo Jima.
- Original: “Falling Soldier”, Spanish Civil War, 1936, by Robert Capa.
- WWI, photographer unknown.
- Original: “General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executing a Viet Cong prisoner”, Vietnam, 1968, by Eddie Adams.
- Original: “Napalm Girl”, Vietnam, 1972, by Nick Ut.
- Vietnam War protest in Philadelphia, back in the 70’s. Photographer unknown.
- American Soldiers Blowing Up a Japanese Bunker – Original by W. Eugene Smith, Iwo Jima, 1945.
- Original by Max Alpert, depicting WWII Battalion Commander A. Yeremenko leading his soldiers to the assault.
- Original: “Raising a flag over the Reichstag”, World War II Battle of Berlin, 1945, by Yevgeny Khaldei.
Badass Digest is reporting that Neil Gaiman’s cult comic series Sandman has been pitched to Warner Bros as a big screen franchise and they “were very receptive to the idea.” It’s also being said that DC CCO Geoff Johns is “very behind” the vision presented and early talks have begun with Joseph Gordon-Levitt to potentially to star as Morpheus aka Dream of the Endless, Oneiros, the Shaper, the Shaper of Form, Lord of the Dreaming, the Dream King, Dream-Sneak, Dream Cat, Murphy, Kai’ckul, and Lord L’Zoril. Which is terribly exciting news and all, but let’s hope they update Morph’s Kajagoogoo ‘do. I’m cringing at the thought of my sweet JGL in a bad Tina Turner wig.
Via Coming Soon: “Sandman, which launched DC Comic’s Vertigo imprint, ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. Gaiman’s worlds-within-worlds weaved an episodic anthology, focusing on the allegorical character of Dream and his brothers and sisters, known as the Endless (Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny).”
It’s being reported that Girls star Adam Driver is one of three actors in the running for the role of Nightwing, the former Robin and STUDLIEST SUPERHERO EVER, in the upcoming Zack Snyder-helmed Batman vs Superman movie. According to the Latino Review, Warner Bros producers were looking for “a young John Hawkes-type” to play the role, which will find Grayson and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) at odds as the film starts. The trade publication was not privy to the other two names being considered, but hmmmm. Adam Driver as Nightwing? Yes, please. Not quite as classically handsome as I’ve always pictured Dick Grayson – a little “rough trade” for a the boy who grew up at Wayne Manor – but I like the idea of him being “quirky-hot” as opposed to just “hot-hot.” I could get used to this idea. What do YOU think? (Photo of Adam: Pacific Coast News)
CW is going old, old, OLD school with their new superhero series based on the DC character Hourman – about a scientist who discovers that a new drug, Miraclo, gives him the ability to see one hour into the future, as well as superstrength that lasts exactly one hour. Blerg. Sometimes I think Warner Bros is TRYING to destroy the DC franchise. I mean, really: HOURMAN? Hourman was lame even when he debuted back in 1940. Of all the fantastic DC superheroes who deserve a show (Catwoman! Zatanna! Harley Quinn! The Secret Six! Red Robin! REALLY, YOU GUYS, RED ROBIN – TIM DRAKE IS SO CW! – Booster Gold! The New Gods! Plastic Man! Beast Boy! The Doom Patrol! Phantom Stranger! I COULD GO ON AND ON) Hourman isn’t even in the top 100. I suppose I’ll give it a chance, though. As long as he wears the egg-timer around his neck.
Says Rolling Stone: Hourman follows DC Comics’ other TV venture, Arrow, an adaptation of The Green Arrow, which also airs on the CW. The creators of Arrow are also working on a Flash pilot starring Glee‘s Grant Gustin for the network – and the channel is considering Amazon, a Wonder Woman prequel, as well.* NBC and DC film scribe David Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises) is also adapting Constantine, and Fox just placed a straight-to-series order for Gotham, a Batman prequel centered around Commissioner Gordon.
*NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.
You’re always hearing everyone bang on an about how difficult it would be to make a Wonder Woman movie or TV series, that she doesn’t speak to this generation, that female heroes are a tough sell, that she’s corny or the backstory doesn’t work anymore (although it’s essentially Thor with boobies)… These DC Nation shorts, however, prove just how awesome the character can be. Here we have WW re-imagined as a glorious Grand Theft Auto/70′s/Pop Art super-babe. The animation is totally next-level bad-ass. Check them out (they’re only a minute or so each) and then pass them along to any Warner execs and nerdy screenwriters you know. Let’s get the ball rolling on bringing this to the big screen.