10 June 2010

Flash and Green Lantern 2 Movies in the Works

The folks at DC are feeling pretty confident about the way the Green Lantern movie is shaping up because they have already commissioned a sequel script as well as for a Flash movie according to the Heat Vision Blog. Its about time! I mean, not to knock Thor, but if he and Captain America get their own movies, Flash sure deserves one.

Evolution of the Batman (and Robin) - Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

February of 2010 gave us Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Not only did Batman play a key role in saving the multiverse, but he did so by facing off against his evil crime syndicate counterpart Owlman.

Once again, Batman established himself as a key member of the Justice League, though in this movie he comes frightfully close to breaking his own rules of Justice.

Watch Batman Vs Owlman Here

Up Next: Joker's Wild Edition

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 * Superman Batman: Public Enemies * Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths *

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

08 June 2010

Green Lantern's Brightest Days #8

#8 Duck Dodgers: The Green Loontern

Sure, Daffy Duck could have teamed up with Superman or Batman, but no. In 2003, he joined the Green Lantern Corps in The Green Loontern. This fantastic episode put Duck Dodgers right in the center of Green Lantern mythos battling Sinestro with heaps of cameos (including Hal, Guy, and John) and plenty of respect being offered to the Lanterns.

Kilowog and Katma Tui were prominently featured as were the Guardians, Oa, and the oath. This was one amazing cartoon crossover.

#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
#9 - Challenge of the Superfriends: Secret Origins of the Superfriends - Secret origin of Hal Jordan
#8 - Duck Dodgers: The Green Loontern - Looney Lanterns

07 June 2010

Batman Year One Movie on the Horizon

Word is out from ComicsContinuum.com that there is an animated adaptation of Batman: Year One in the works. The exact quote is:

Batman: Year One, the comic-book story by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchilli, is being adapted into one of Warner Home Video's DC Universe animated movies, The Continuum has learned.

According to sources, the film will be directed by Sam Liu, who co-directed Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Warner Bros. did not confirm the film's existence. The studio has not commented on projects until their announced release.

Batman: Under the Red Hood arrives in July, with Superman Batman: Apocalypse to follow (in September?) is it possible Batman: Year One will be the next one to arrive (around March 2011) followed by the rumored Green Lantern DtV next summer? If you look back at Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Superman Batman: Public Enemies, that is a considerable streak of FIVE Bat-centric movies in that Green Lantern sandwich. I am a big fan of the Dark Knight I just hope he lets some of the other heroes get their due as well. This should be fun; hopefully its only a matter of time until The Killing Joke and The Dark Knight Returns.

Batman: Year One was at one point going to be adapted as a live action film. Instead, it became a pretty significant influence upon the Batman Begins / Dark Knight films as noted by the wikipedia:

* Major characters like Commissioner Loeb, Detective Flass and Carmine 'The Roman' Falcone who are featured prominently in Batman Begins.
* The scene with Bruce Wayne returning from years of training abroad on board a plane reminisces the first page of the graphic novel.
* Christian Bale's 'street attire' in Batman Begins mimics the clothes in the first issue of Batman: Year One when Bruce is walking down the Lower East End.
* Tying Falcone up. In the graphic novel Batman ties The Roman in his own house; in the film, he ties The Roman to a searchlight.
* In the final act of Batman Begins, while being cornered by the GCPD at Arkham Asylum Batman uses a high-frequency device to attract his bats from the cave. This is taken from the final act of the graphic novel when Batman does the same thing at the Abandoned Tenement Fire.
* The concluding scene where Batman and Gordon are on top of the police headquarters continues, to an extent, the final page of the graphic novel where newly promoted Jim Gordon waits for Batman to arrive. In both the book and the film, Gordon announces the coming of a new threat: The Joker.
* During the famous viral-marketing for The Dark Knight, an audio clip was available that depicted Harvey Dent walking up to a hostage situation and subduing the threat. While this may not be a direct adaptation, it does resemble the scene with the hostage situation in Batman: Year One, only replacing James Gordon with Harvey Dent. Although the entire incident and Dent's role occurs out of earshot and thus didn't require for Aaron Eckhart to play out the clip.
* The concluding scene where Two-Face holds Gordon's family at gunpoint, is reminiscent of the Year One scene where Gordon's family is at danger from The Roman and Loeb's men. Batman saves Gordon's son from a fall in the film just as he does in the book.