One of the more highly-anticipated upcoming film releases is The Batman film starring Robert Pattinson. It can be argued that Batman is the most popular, well-loved superhero of all time, and Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy helped cement the character as an awesome hero, with The Dark Knight being regarded by many as arguably the greatest superhero movie of all time. With all of that said, there was criticism about Zack Snyder's interpretation in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. A new Batman movie with a new interpretation of the Caped Crusader is definitely something to look forward to, however. He has such a rich history between the comics, movies, video games, etc. He is a character you can take in a lot of directions while remaining faithful to previously released material.
The recent DC FanDome event was probably one of the most massive events for comic book movies, especially during this pandemic, which has been feeling like forever. DC FanDome conquered every comic book-related corner via reveals from DC Entertainment, including teaser trailers for The Batman starring the menacing Robert Pattinson and the Snyder Cut of Justice League, as well as revealing the new title for the sequel to 2019’s hit film Shazam! Starring Zachary Levi, who, along with Asher Angel, is back as the titular character whose civilian identity is Billy Batson.
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a really long title name for a movie. As you continue to watch the movie and learn about Harley Quinn you start to understand why they titled this movie this way. I think the hesitation to this movie is probably that everyone was a little sore from the outcome of Harley's previous movie called Suicide Squad. I didn't think Suicide Squad was an absolute dumpster fire of a movie but I don't buy into hype when I watch movies either.
There is no doubt that The Snyder Cut of Justice League panel at DC FanDome, a virtual convention for various media related to DC Comics, became a hot topic among the superhero movie fan community. Snyder’s interpretation of the 2017 film will be released in four parts, one hour each, on HBO Max. A trailer for Snyder’s version came out of the panel, set to the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Oddly, there is no dialogue to go with the visuals, just this song.
Let me preface these thoughts with a simple statement: I love superheroes, and my favourite superhero is Batman. Also, this is not a brief review of a small teaser. I believe fans of Batman often straddle the line between being the hardest critics of the Caped Crusader while at the same time defending him and his lore against fairly reasonable criticisms. I want to take a broader look at the recent background of Batman's big screen appearances, and what this teaser might mean for the future. If you want nothing more than a fan's thoughts on the trailer, scroll till you see the signal and read from there. With all those vaguries in mind, onwards.
This past weekend was DC FanDome, and the internet is abuzz with news of upcoming DC releases. FanDome brought us news of upcoming movies, games, comics, and TV content, unveiling trailers for various titles: Gotham Knights, a new video game featuring Batman heroes Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood; Zack Snyder's Justice League, the highly-anticipated re-cut of Justice League from director Zack Snyder set to release on HBO Max next year; and Matt Reeves' The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson.
As we know, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been attached to the villainous role of DC Comics’ Black Adam, mystical foe of Shazam (formerly known as Captain Marvel) for years, now. DC Comics introduced Shazam in 2019 film Shazam! which starring Zachary Levi as Shazam and singer/actor Asher Angel as Billy Batson, the hero in his normal form. Zachary Levi is no stranger to playing a superhero in comic book movie, as he played Fandral, one of the members of The Warrior Three in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. Shazam! was both a critical and box office success for DC, along with Aquaman and Wonder Woman, receiving positive reviews from critics and fans. It was directed by David F. Sandberg, whose screen credits include Light’s Out and Annabelle: Creation.
What a time to be a DC gamer! As if DC FanDome’s announcement of Gotham Knights was not enough, the virtual convention also provided a good look at Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. If that title is not enough to entice you to play the game, then check out the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EVFYstVuVk.