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Warner Bros, still cluless on how to solve the DC puzzle

Warner Bros, still cluless on how to solve the DC puzzle

Word is out that although WB has promised a much darker and edgier alternative to its Marvel counterpart, Batman V Superman and The Suicide Squad have failed to live to its billing according to critics, who continuously pan out the films that WB produce.

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And now more trouble is coming. Rumors are swirling that the new Justice League- which will finally feature DC’s answer to the Avengers with power superhero cast such as Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Flash, Aqua Man and Cyborg – is a mess.

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There are hints that the movie is suffering from plot and general coherence, something that has bugged the previous films as well, and which has called for fans asking WB to sack Zach Snyder as its director (Zach for his part has directed the new Superman movies). And not only that, it seems to have also affected the upcoming stand alone Ben Affleck-directed Batman movie (who’ll also act on the role). Sources are saying that the slated Spring filming has been moved back to Summer.

Ben too hasn’t been too keen on doing it either, in answer to a question about his plans to direct: “That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way, I think it’s really great I’m not going to do it.” (via movieweb.com)

As for the Justice League, we have teaser trailers to keep us excited, but as far as the Suicide Squad goes, which gave us good trailers, we still have to wait how the movie actually looks like when it hits theaters on November 17.

(I have to note that I liked the Suicide Squad movie no matter what).

 

(Admin Ryan)

Top 10 Most Iconic DC Supervillains (Part1)

Top 10 Most Iconic DC Supervillains (Part1)

I’ve been away for a vacation this Christmas and I regret to have kept you waiting. But the hiatus is over and here is our new list for the most iconic DC supervillains ever.

The Top 10 Most Iconic Supervillains of DC (Part1)

10. Catwoman
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Selena Kyle was first introduced in Batman #1 in 1940.  Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Catwoman is a traditional adversary for Batman, until in the 1990’s where she had a love-hate relationship with the caped crusader and sometime love interest. There is also another side of our favorite feline friend; despite her villainous nature, she works hard to protect the East End of Gotham City–surely not your typical villain at all.
9. Deathstroke
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We have to thank this guy, for this guy:

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DC loosely based Deadpool on Death Stroke–they even share the same first name (Slade Wilson for Death ‘stroke and Wade Wilson for Dead ‘pool sounds so much alike, eh?)

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Death Stroke is an assassin-mercenary who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 in 1980. Originally designed as an arch-enemy for the Teen Titans, the writers developed him as nemesis for other heroes as well. There were parallels between him and Batman, and he has a deep-seated grudge against Green Arrow.

Deathstroke has heightened speed, strength, and senses. He’s also a master strategist and tactician. Capable of standing toe-to-toe against some of the DC Universe’s most gifted fighters and most powerful heroes, Deathstroke is never content with an easy assignment, and takes on tougher and more difficult tasks. He constantly pushes himself further and further with an unwavering focus on getting the job done no matter what it takes, no matter how ruthless, deadly, or manipulative he must be.

8. Harley Quinn

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Probably so popular right now because of the Suicide Squad movie and because she was portrayed by the doll herself, Margot Robbie. Harley is the Joker’s most enduring love interest/sidekick to date. Bubbly and Psychotic, she was a masterwork by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September 1992.

Before being a criminal herself, she was Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum. After meeting the Joker, the young doctor became obsessed with the crazed criminal’s warped mind. Sensing opportunity, the Joker manipulated her, driving his therapist so mad with love that he controlled her.

DC describes her as: Deranged and Psychotic, Harley Quinn is the poster girl for chaos’ terrifying allure.

7. Professor Zoom

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Also known as the Reverse Flash, he first appeared in The Flash (vol. 1) #139 in September 1963. He was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino.

Born in the 25th Century, he is a time-traveler who attempts to destroy everything the Flash has ever stood for through murder and deceit.

Story: It was year 2466 when Eobard Thwane inherited a huge amount of wealth that he would use to become the Flash. One day, Thawne passed an antique shop and saw the Cosmic Treadmill. Recognizing it, he bought it immediately and tried to duplicate an accident that would turn him into the Flash. However, the planned accident didn’t go as planned, and Thwane’s mind snapped and he became psychotic and evil.

6. Brainiac

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Brainiac is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics commonly as an adversary of Superman. The brainchild of Otto Binder and Al Plastino, the character first appeared in Action Comics #242 (July 1958).

Described as cold, calculating, unfeeling, and absolutely single-minded in his goals, the aptly nicknamed Collector of Worlds journeys across the universe gathering information and knowledge from every civilization he encounters. Enlightenment? That is not his goal as he seeks the superiority that comes with knowledge.

While more benevolent minds might be content to learn and share new knowledge, when Brainiac encounters a new civilization, he captures and bottles entire cities full of people and technology as samples—before destroying the planet and moving on, leaving little more than rubble in his wake. This is by far one of the most dangerous supervillains to grace comic history.

So, liked our list so far? Hit the comments section for your reactions.

(And, I just want to greet you a Happy New Year.) Keep reading!

 

(Admin Ryan)

 

 

Dr Strange Easter Eggs

Dr Strange Easter Eggs

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Every superhero movies (Both DC and Marvel) tend to leave Easter eggs in their movies. It is a treat for die-hard fans, although some who are not so familiar with the comics (like myself) tend to “huh?” when these scenes bust out because we totally have no idea what it is for.

In Batman v Superman for instance, one scene projects the Flash coming out of nowhere as if in Bruce Wayne’s dream. Now, for a non-DC reader it seems disorienting to have that shock (and I totally understand why the critics pan the movie out, sadly the public was swayed in the same opinion as BvS plummets in sales in the second week alone).

For this post I’d like to share some Easter eggs from the recently shown Marvel movie, Dr. Strange. For those who haven’t seen the movie yet I strongly advise that it is better you don’t watch the clip as it may ruin your viewing pleasure.

So did you miss anything? Special thanks to the Looper Youtube channel for those Easter eggs.

‘Til next time!

(Admin Ryan)

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