So this past week has been the San Diego Comic Con, an event that I have been dying to attend but has just not been possible based on the already insane itinerary that I keep here at the Metal Command HQ. Among the many highlights for this year’s Con have been some reveals of what fans can expect in the 2016 film by Zack Snyder entitled “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. For those not yet paying attention, this film is the direct sequel to “Man Of Steel” and continues in the building of the DC Cinematic Universe. It’s about time all these characters live in the same place don’t you think? Anyway, I have culled the prominent ones from DC Comics official site to share with you all and will give you some personal views on it afterward. Let’s first get another look at Henry Cavill who will reprise his role as the Man Of Steel, Superman. This image was revealed a few weeks ago.
Queue dramatic music………….sound the trumpets and hit that big tympani drum for the title will be…….“Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” – I just read this on Superherohype.com and had to share it with you all because I’ve been discussing this upcoming presentation on the blog. So what do you readers think? Does it work for you? Let’s examine.
So we already have learned that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will star Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman (just as he did with “Man Of Steel” along with Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. We’ll also get Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from the “Man of Steel” film portraying the roles of Lois Lane, Perry White and Ma Kent. Jesse Eisenberg will be Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Callen Mulvey, Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) and Holly Hunter in roles that have been newly created for the film and not disclosed at the time of this writing. They did cast Ray Fisher as Victor Stone and if you have read any Teen Titans over the last dozen years you know exactly who this is. With the title and some of the castings this is obviously going to be a direct lead in to the proposed “Justice League” film that WB has been clamoring for ever since “Marvel’s The Avengers” took home so much $$$. It’s not going to be easy and especially if they are rushing to do it.
I’ve already lined out disappointment in the choice of Ben Affleck as Batman and honestly even though I like him as an actor, do not think we need to keep revisiting Luthor in almost every case of Superman on the big screen. Come on Hollywood, the Big Blue Boy Scout has such powerful and intergalactic of scale enemies at times. Use one of them. The title makes it obvious that our heroes meet and then throttle each other and somewhere along these happenings we meet Wonder Woman. Okay. I am willing to give it a chance. Please Hollywood, make this one good because Marvel has not put out a bomb yet and is way ahead of you in terms of defining their universe on the big screen. What do you readers think of the title? Fans can follow along with the new developments on this film via its official website and its Wiki which I have linked for you below.
Official Website: http://www.BatmanvSupermanDawnofJustice.com
Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_vs._Superman_film
Since Batman will go head to head with Superman I decided to embed some links to classic “World’s Finest” tomes since those were some great stories that showcased these heroes cameraderie. See you next time.
Well hello again comic book fans, its nice to see you here once more. If you are just joining in on our “Zero Month” narratives please know that there are two posts that preceded this one and showcase the first couple of grouped titles that received a “0” issue this month. I’ve been breaking them up week by week to assist your absorption and aid you in your shopping for said titles. Take a look at week three.
Artist: Various Artists
Title: “DC Comics: The New 52”
Label: DC Comics
Release Date: 12/13/2011
Genre: Illustrated Medium
This past September, DC Comics restarted its own history by cancelling numerous titles and relaunching them under the branding of “The New 52”. The massive event follows the epic “Flashpoint” series and becomes the perfect jumping on point for new fans of the medium and these classic characters. Many of them continued along as if nothing happened while many others received new costumes, origins and supporting characters. The entire batch of #1 issues have been collected into a massive hardcover “Omnibus” that spans some 1260 pages and gives you the whole new beginning scoop in one bookshelf worthy collectible. Having reviewed 85% of these titles for the official blog, I am pasting those overview thoughts in the review for this book as the full on content will be the same.
As previously blogged about in the PiercingMetal Musings; DC Comics recently re-launched a number of titles and started them off from issue #1 under the branding of “The New 52”. The initiative’s prime objective being to up the number of titles available each month and to offer new readers an easier chance to jump on board with their characters. New costumes and beginnings are par for the course with the reboot but a number of the company’s most historic moments shall remain unaffected. The New 52 appears to have segmented the titles into a number of different groups based on the relation of the character – for instance there is a Superman and Batman grouping to enjoy and each title relates directly to the character. From these segments I have opted to share my thoughts on the first issues for your reading pleasure. The Justice League grouping gets a whopping eleven titles in the relaunch and that made immediate sense to me based on all of the characters that it needs to address. Green Lantern is not among them as he has his own grouping and the same applies to both Batman and Superman but believe me you have a lot to sink your teeth into without them. Check out what they are offering us: Justice League, Justice League International, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Captain Atom, The Fury Of Firestorm, The Savage Hawkman, Green Arrow, Mister Terrific, & DC Universe Presents.
The first two League books made sense to me but I was unsure about Captain Atom and Firestorm getting new titles for this one. There are more important characters to the whole of the DCU mythos such as The Atom or perhaps The Justice Society since those heroes are so relevant to the League beginnings. I also questioned the Mister Terrific title and while initially paused can understand the need to give Aquaman and Hawkman a title again. They are staples in the DCU after all. I managed to secure nine of the eleven titles and have offered up my views on them. Should I fill in the blanks of the missing entries, I shall append the blog posting post mortem.