29 May 2010

Comparing Airbenders

Does this build any excitement for the upcoming The Last Airbender film? Methinks yes.

28 May 2010

Tumnus is Professor X

Casting has begun for X-Men First Class which will be arriving in barely over a year. The first spot filled was that of Professor Charles Xavier who will be played by James McAvoy AKA Mr. Tumnus. Interesting...

So I guess if this is going to fit into X-Men continuity this will be set a long time before X-Men as the flashbacks in X-3 of young Jean Grey used an older (though horribly "de-aged" Patrick Stewart) Professor X than this looks to. I am not a huge fan of the reboot, but I hope they do go that route. That way they can use whichever X-Men they choose rather than not being able to use Kitty, Ice-Man, Angel and Rouge for sure and possibly not even being able to use Cyclops, Emma Frost, or Jean Grey if they are even trying to have things make sense.

Then again, maybe they will artificially age Tumnus for some scenes while use naturally unaged Tumnus to film flashbacks of a young Chaz.

Evolution of the Batman (and Robin) - Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Rather than trying to retread the sacred ground of Batman: The Animated Series, Brave and the Bold was wisely envisioned as a team-up show- though focusing on lesser knows like the Blue Beetle and Green Arrow rather than big guns like Superman and Wonder Woman. Even the shows choice of Guy Gardner as the primary Green Lantern was a break from tradition.

Although the series has fun with Batman's rich history, the show never makes fun of the Batman. Some of the "classic tales" revisited were the Super Batman of Zur-En-Arrh

Gotham by Gaslight

and even previous Batman series.

The show has also given Batman a good number of alternate designs, something I am a sucker for.

The Brave and the Bold debuted in 2008 with an order for 26 episodes which as of now has been increased to 65 ( a number that few superhero shows exceed). With just over half of the episodes having aired, its safe to say the show has won over man skeptics and may have a bit of its own legacy where The Batman has already begun to be forgotten.

Although not a regular, even the Boy Wonder has been given some moments on the show.

And we were reminded, that under normal circumstances, Batman does not eat nachos.

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring multiple Flashes, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Emperor Joker, the Doom Patrol, and the rainbow Batman costume.

Up Next: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Batman Serial * Batman and Robin Serial * Batman '66 TV * Batman '66 Movie * Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder * Batman on Scooby Doo * Batman the Super Friend * The New Adventures of Batman * Batman '89 * Batman Returns * Batman: The Animated Series * Batman: Mask of the Phantasm * Batman Forever * Batman and Robin * The New Batman Adventures * Boo Wonder * Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero * Batman Beyond * Gotham Girls * Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker * Batman on Justice League * DCAU Crossovers * Birds of Prey * Teen Titans * Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman * Chase Me * The Batman * Batman Begins * Batman Vs. Dracula * Justice League: The New Frontier * Batman: Gotham Knight * The Dark Knight * Batman: The Brave and the Bold

* Special Musical Edition * Special Christmas Edition *
Special OnStar Edition * Special Never Happened Edition * Special Canine Edition *

Announcing - Green Lantern: The Animated Series

GL:TAS is looking to join the legendary ranks of DC's B:TAS and S:TAS. This was initially rumored and reported here back in February along with the rumors of the Young Justice series. Thus far, there isn't much news to report other than that the series is in the works and will be CGI based (confirmed by WorldsFinestOnline). I for one think an animated series could be phenomenal and is a much better forum for telling stories like the Sinestro Corps War or even Blackest Night than a DTV could be. I hope they really take advantage of this opportunity in the way that the X-Men animated series did back in the 90s to deliver some epic adaptations of classic comic tales. I hope the CGI think pans out, that's the only think that has me nervous. I am hoping more its more like Clone Wars and less like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in Design.

Oh, and by the way there will also be a DTV in June and a live action GL move in July of 2011! Look out Superman, GL is gunning for your spot as the number 2 big shot at DC.

27 May 2010

Summer of Hex Lovers

If there is one hero that deserves his own summer, it probably wouldn't be Jonah Hex. Nevertheless 2010 is the year of Hex who joins Steel and Elektra as a lesser known superhero to headline a major motion picture. Following the June live-action film, Hex will appear in an animated short on the Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD. Check out the first look of Hex from the animated movie (above) and a new trailer (below). Ye-haw.

Beans Spilt on DC's Next Animated Movie

Along with the special features for the upcoming Batman: Under the Hood, the name of the next animated movie was listed as Superman/Batman Apocalypse. This confirms a rumor that sprung up in February when WB's German site listed the movie as Superman/Batman: Journey to the Dark Side. Between references to Darkseid and Apokolips and the fact that the comic book sequel to Public Enemies featured Darkseid and Apokolips, it seems a fair bet that the movie will tell the Supergirl from Krypton story which reintroduced Supergirl to modern continuity. Expect the movie to arrive around September 2010.

24 May 2010

Green Lantern's Brightest Days #10

#10 DC Heroes: Justice League of America: Between Two Armies

1967's DC Heroes episodes weren't the best written stories ever told, but one thing they were was historic. Between Two Armies was the first onscreen presentation of the Justice League, and the Green Lantern was right there in its first line up.

#25 - Justice League Unlimited: Initiation - John Stewart's new look
#24 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Death Race to Oblivion! - Guy Gardner's Lanternmobile
#23 - Justice League of America: Pilot - Doesn't air
#22 - Justice League Unlimited: The Once and Future Thing: Time Warped - Hal Jordan joins the league
#21 - Legends of the Superheroes - Lantern goes live-action
#20 - Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths - Darker shade of green
#19 - Batman Beyond: The Call - Lantern of the future
#18 - Static Shock: Fallen Hero
- Hero worshiped
#17 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Revenge of the Reach! - Loads of Lanterns
#16 - The Batman: Ring Toss - Gotham by greenlight
#15 - Justice League: Hearts and Minds - More to the Corps
#14 - Justice League Unlimited: The Return - The Corps is greener yet
#13 - Justice League: The Savage Time - Ringless
#12 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Day of the Dark Knight - Guy is the man
#11 - Justice League: Legends - The Green Guardsman
#10 - DC Heroes: Justice League of America: Between Two Armies - Joining the League

New Show is NOTHING Like the Fantastic Four

I swear... even though the Thing is in it...