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Justice League – A movie about what could have been [No Spoiler Review]

 

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is Warner Bros’ first attempt at a superhero team up movie based on the DC Comics characters. This League, and Superheroes in general, has come a long way since its first appearance in DC Comics’ Brave and the Bold (1960).

    This is supposed to be the biggest movie based on DC Comics’ characters.

Justice League is a movie about its heroes. From the beginning, we are introduced to a world without Superman. From Lois Lane to Bruce Wayne, all feel the loss of Superman in a major way. It seems that the world is without hope – the symbol of the Last Son of Krypton. The opening few minutes of the movie is well shot with classic slow motion sequences and low light scenes, a style which is now synonymous with Zack Snyder. Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows, performed by Sigrid, plays in the background.

Parademons and Steppenwolf. Credits: Justice League

As the plot thickens, we are introduced to the threat of the otherworldly Parademons, and their general – Steppenwolf. Batman and Wonder Woman feel the necessity of gathering the other ‘metahumans’ as teased in the movie Batman V Superman. From here onwards, we meet The Flash, Cyborg and the Aquaman.

Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg

Ezra Miller as the Flash, is the comic relief of the movie. With complaints about the DCEU being all dark and grim, Flash provides some hilarious gags but a few times, the jokes felt plain and force-fed. Jason Momoa as the Aquaman, is a tough cookie. He makes sure that the League understands that he is special and is not to be meddled with. Ray Fisher’s Cyborg provides the emotional bond in the league as well as the tech support. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman leads the team, and continues her hit run from the solo movie.

Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman

 

Some of the action sequences are brilliant with Steppenwolf squaring against the Amazons, being a notable one. The soundtracks are good but not as brilliant as the modern master Hans Zimmer. Composer Danny Elfman manages to bring his classic Batman theme as well as John William’s Superman tracks to beautiful effect. But one stills laments over the lack of a perfect theme score for the League as a whole.

Now coming to Superman, there is not much to tell about him without spoiling. Comic book readers may be disappointed at the manner of his return, but Henry Cavill does a brilliant job in his short time. This movie shows the full might of Superman, after taking some heavy blows from Batman and Doomsday in BvS. One seriously underdeveloped character in this movie is the villainous Steppenwolf. His intentions or actions aren’t explained properly, and his only claim to fame is namedropping his nephew – the tyrant ruler of Apokolips.

Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds)

 

Now let’s come to the faults. Justice League is a let down on many fronts but one glaring flaw is the editing. The movie credits 3 person – David Brenner, Richard Pearson and Martin Walsh – for editing the movie, which feels disjointed and rushed. Multiple scenes from the trailers were absent. This is the third time, this has happened to this franchise after Batman v Superman and the disastrous Suicide Squad. Jos Whedon’s reshoots were apparent in a movie which provided unnecessary comic relief in tense moments instead of character development. Though the screenplay was tight, the dialogue seemed pedestrian. Overall, I felt the movie can be summed in one word – Rushed.

 

As this movie looked to undo the errors created in the first few movies, the studio chose an expendable villain to mount a weak challenge against our heroes. This movie is thus a collection of what it could have been rather than what it is.

Justice League

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Batman week – Top 7 Alternate Batmen

23rd Sept is Batman Day, a day when Batman fans all over the world pay homage their favourite superhero – The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader and the world’s greatest detective.

An ongoing run of DC Comics focuses on DC Dark Nights (DC Metal), in which we learn about the darkest secrets of the DC Multiverse and fans are going mad by the crazy evil Batman designs.

 

All evil Batmen (DC Metal); Credits – DC Comics

 

We have seen the exploits of The Batman who laughs and the Red Death, and eagerly waiting for The Murder Machine next week.

Batman: Red Death; Credits – DC Comics

 

The Batman who laughs; Credit – DC Comics

 

Let’s take a moment to look back at the Best Alternate Batmen we have seen in the past. For this list, I am excluding the wonderful (not always!) actors and their live-action portrayals with the cowl. I have considered only the multiple iterations in the DCAU movies/animation, DC Elseworlds and have explored the depths of the Multiverse.

The criteria for featuring in this list are craziness of the character design and deviation from the mainstream canon.

 

7.Bat-Mouse

In Earth C-Minus, Batmouse is a superhero and member of the Just’a Lotta Animals (JLA).

Batmouse; Credits: DC Comics

In this hilarious take on the JLA, our favourite superheroes are all animals that fight enemies to keep peace. This iteration is a prized possession on the hilarious side of the DC Multiverse.

 

6. Green Lantern Batman 

In Batman: In Darkest Night, Bruce Wayne is visited by Abin Sur in his batcave and is given the Green Lantern ring. This leads to a complete badass Bat-Lantern who keeps Joker from being born, defeats Catwoman and Two-Face. The greatest villain in this storyline is Sinestro who has mind-melded with the corpse of Joe Chill.

Credits: DC Comics

The story is fun and it almost paves the way for Dawnbreaker, coming later in this year’s DC Metal.

 

5. Owlman

Thomas Wayne Jr is the eldest son of Thomas Wayne Sr and Martha Wayne. He killed his own parents (and even his brother, Bruce) because he thought they were managing their wealth poorly.

Owlman (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths). Credits: Warner Bros and DC Animated

With his acrobatic sidekick Talon (Richard Grayson), Owlman unleashes terror and dominance over Gotham City. Owlman is a part of the Crime Syndicate comprising of supervillians in Earth-3.

 

4. Kirk Langstorm Batman

Batman faithfuls know Kirk Langstorm as the creepy villain Man-Bat from the main DC canon. But when the fangs end up on the caped crusader, it becomes super creepy.

Kirk Langstorm (Gods and Monsters); Credits: Warner Bros and DC Animated.

 

In the 2015 animated movie Gods and Monsters, Kirk is a brilliant student who works on creating a cure for lymphoma. Unfortunately this transforms Kirk into a superhuman pseudo-vampire himself, who is dependent on blood to stay alive. Kirk joins with Bekka (Wonder Woman) and Hernan Guerra (Superman) to form the Justice League in this alternate universe.

 

3. Bat Priest

Holy Terror depicts America as a theocratic state, where religion is law. State and Church are the same. Bruce Wayne is on the path of becoming a priest when Commissioner Gordon tells him the truth about his parent’s murder – government assassinations.

Credits: DC Comics

This makes Bruce Wayne the demon Bat Priest, who teaches scripture by the day and kills bureaucrats by night.

 

2. Leatherwing

Part of a group of enforcers formed by Adolf Hitler to bring Nazi control over Earth-10, Leatherwing is a ruthless general.

Credits: DC Comics

Having the belief that “weak” must be weeded from “humanity’, he kills inferiors as an agent of the Nazi Party.

 

1. Batmankoff

A terrorist Batman in communist Russia is stuff of legend. Superman: Red Son written by Mark Millar provides just that.

Credits: DC Comics
Credits: DC Comics

When his parents got killed by the communists, Batmankoff swore vengeance on the government. The action between Batmankoff and the Comrade of Steel – Superman is thrilling.  The iconic design has Batman wearing an ushanka and using a Kalashnikov. Batman fans love this version and Batmankoff remains one of the top choices for cosplay around the world.

 

 

Which other versions of Batman do you like?

How did you celebrate Batman Day (and week)?

Tell us in the comments below.

 

Also 25 years of Harley Quinn. Happy Birthday Harls!

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What does an Indian Woman feel about Wonder Woman?

The hype and the excitement for the movie was so piqued and real that I travelled almost 200kms all the way to Kolkata from my hometown because the later didn’t have any screenings of the movie (unbelievable, right?) but man, it was worth my every penny, time and energy!

Diana Prince. Image Credits – Warner Bros.

 

So now, the movie starts with the present day Diana Prince who gets a couriered photograph from Bruce Wayne. The photograph takes her down the nostalgia road to the beautiful and picturesque Themyscira, where Diana was born and raised. Strong and fierce amazons habituate the island unknown to mankind, carefully hidden from the rest of the world by Greek god Zeus. As Diana mentions, it’s their sacred duty to protect the world, so we see women training everywhere under General Antiope. Everything looks good and engaging till now but I just wish Gal had a better entry, though. The queen of Themyscira , Hippolyta and the mother of Diana is extremely loving and over protective of her child and still lives in denial about the return of Ares, the god of war. Diana trains under her aunt Antiope but in secret. Robin Wright delivers a commanding performance within the short amount of screen time she was provided with. She’s super  intense and powerful. Now, let’s talk about the most inspiring and empowering scenes of all times where we witness the amazons defending their land from some invading German soldiers. It took the world 75 years to create and bring something as powerful and unique as that scene. All the amazons are actually played by strong female athletes in real life and that’s what makes it so special. The women are able to kill off all the men but the fight convinces Diana that her brother Ares has returned.  The young woman prepares to leave with an American spy, Steve Trevor who she had once saved from drowning. She believes her brother, Ares is behind the world war and stopping him will bring peace to the world.

Image Credits – Warner Bros./ DC Comics

 

Steve brings Diana to London where she is introduced to ice-cream, appropriate women’s apparel and etiquettes. Diana takes time to blend in and this gives the director ample chance to bring a few funny and light moments into the movie. There is this scene where Diana saves Steve from some disguised, crooked German goons, which is a clearly a tribute to the 1978 Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve. Pretty cool, right? Meanwhile, Steve takes a notebook which he had earlier stolen from the German scientist Dr. Maru and hands it to his senior Sir Patrick Morgan who is planning a negotiation of armistice with Germany. They decode the notebook with the help of Diana and learn that Dr.Maru with the aid of General Ludendorff plans on releasing a deadly gas at the warfront. Morgan shows sympathy, secretly agreeing to help Steve and provides him with some money. Steve and Diana form a team with few of Steve’s associates and they move towards Belgium. The movie loses it pace and starts to lag here and there.

Image Credits – Warner Bros.

Diana and her mates become local heroes where she breaks in to No-man’s land and they are able to free a village. Steve and Diana bond later in the evening and share a passionate kiss and spend the night together.  Later we come to know that there is a gala held by Germans to celebrate their supposed victory and Diana comes to believe that Ludendorff himself is Ares and goes after him. She engages in a fight with the General eventually killing him but the war does not stop.

Ludendorff . Image Credits – Warner Bros.

The climax is pretty obvious and Ares had disguised himself as Morgan all this while. Diana tries to kill him with the sword, but Ares destroys it and tells Diana that she is the real Godkiller. Meanwhile Steve’s team destroys Maru’s lab and fight the Germans and Steve sacrifices himself trying to detonate a bomb. Ares tries to misuse Diana’s anger and rage but inspired by Steve’s love and ultimate sacrifice, Diana finds the strength within herself and kills Ares which finally leads to the end of the war. And the world finally gets the Wonder Woman it actually deserves.

Ares. Image Credits – Warner Bros.

 

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine deliver top notch performances. I’ve always been a fan of David Thewlis (who plays Ares) but they should’ve found somebody better suited for such a role. I’m tired of Danny Huston(who plays General Ludendorff) being constantly typecast in villainous roles. Patty Jenkins has given us one of the best movies of the DCEU (not at all underwhelming and the strong nod to feminism) so far and I hope the sequel will be as good as it’s predecessor. I had a huge smile on my face while I came out of the movies and if it were possible I’d watch it at the theatres again.  The super heroine has come a long way (earliest comic books included a lot of bondage which was later toned down) and I hope she continues to inspire young girls (and boys!) with her patriotism, love, strength and bravery.

 

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American Alien: A love letter to Superman

During a time when Superman has never been more popular in mainstream media, it’s not hard to imagine that multiple iterations and adaptations of the man of steel would garner mixed reactions. With Warner Brothers. movies like Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice bringing the legend of the most iconic superhero to the modern audience, feeling a lack of connection to the on-screen character and his seeming deviation from a lot of the factors that make Superman so iconic is unavoidable.

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That’s where Max Landis and DC Comics comes in with American Alien. Superman: American Alien is not a Superman comic. It’s Clark Kent’s story: The story of a Kansas farm boy who just happens to be from a lost planet. It’s the story of a terrified young  kid with unimaginable powers, of a teenage delinquent with a lot to learn, of a dedicated  reporter with a nose for the truth…who just so happens to be keeping one of the world’s biggest secrets for himself.

This series by writer Max Landis, acclaimed for the screenplay of Chronicle, presents seven stories from the life of the boy who will grow up to be the Man of Steel; seven moments that shaped young Clark Kent into the greatest superhero the world has ever known. Landis’s love for the character is well known, as he is an outspoken advocate of Superman, and how he feels the current media iterations have strayed too far from what makes Superman click. Despite his often obnoxious demeanour and attitude, Landis’s understanding of Superman, his motivations, and the world he inhabits is unquestionable.

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Joining Landis on American Alien are some of the finest artists in the comic industry today – including no less than Jock (Batman: The Black Mirror), Francis Manapaul (Detective Comics), Jae Lee (Batman/Superman), Joelle Jones (LadyKiller), Nick Dragotta (East of West), Tommy Lee Edwards (The Invisibles) and Jonathan Case (Batman ’66). Each artist brings a unique and well placed visual tone to each individual issue, one that perfectly matches up to the story being told in that specific chapter at the time, an occurrence that makes the reading experience so much more worthwhile.

American Alien isn’t radical storytelling by any means. It doesn’t seek to shake up the status quo. What it does, however, is let nostalgia kick in. It lets you feel the heart of the Man of Steel. It lets you feel the world he inhabits, a world alien to him yet something he’s known his entire life, with powers that can change the course of events for decades to come. Through several moments of levity, pain, humour and discovery, American Alien humanizes the man who will be Superman. And while doing so also gives us insights into the amazing world he inhabits. We meet all the constant mainstays of Superman’s life: his enemies, his friends, his comrades, the forces which ground him to this planet and this world. And without having to worry about decades of continuity or story to muddle through, it is a perfect, contained starting point for both people who want to delve into the character, as well as old-school Superman fans. American Alien has something for everyone. I won’t give away any spoilers for the issues, but I do guarantee that you will find what you’re looking for there.

Credits – DC Comics

So it’s safe to say that if you want to read a Superman story that’s not a Superman story, American Alien is your go to comic. Whether you’re new to the character, or someone who’s enjoyed the likes of Mark Millar’s Red Son and/or Grant Morrisson’s All Star Superman; Max Landis and his love letter to the Man of Steel is something to cherish and be hopeful about, and personally for me, is the realization of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s greatest creation, and the most important superhero the world has ever seen: one that is sometimes good, sometimes angry, sometimes funny, always human.

Credits – DC Comics

Superman: American Alien is a 7 issue mini-series published in 2016 under DC Comics by writer Max Landis and artists Jock, Francis Manapaul, Jae Lee, Joelle Jones, Nick Dragotta, Tommy Lee Edwards and Jonathan Case.

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Top 6 questions regarding Black Flash

In S02E10 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, we finally get to see Black Flash – the one entity we were waiting for, since so long. We, here at The Noob Knows, try to answer some of your pertinent questions regarding Black Flash.

1. Who is Black Flash? Was he present in the comics?

The Black Flash fulfills the role of Death for those who possess super-speed, returning them to the source of their powers: the Speed Force. It was reportedly seen before the deaths of Barry Allen and Johnny Quick; Max Mercury, having had several near-death experiences, also saw the Black Flash.

Black Flash first appeared in Flash Vol 2 #138 (June, 1998).

2. How is Black Flash related to the Arrowverse?

In the Season 2 finale of CW’s The Flash, the Time Wraiths arrive during the episode’s climactic scene and finally catch up with Zoom, the season’s prime antagonist. As they drag him back through an interdimensional portal, his flesh started getting torn from his face, leaving him with the skeleton-like appearance that Black Flash usually sported in the comics. Here’s the scene to remind you.

 

3. Why is Black Flash chasing the Reverse Flash?

This episode reminded us that Reverse-Flash ceased to exist after Eddie Thawne took his own life in Season 1 of The Flash. Barry brought him back during his actions that caused the Flashpoint timeline, but that has since been mostly corrected again, and Thawne exists only as a time aberration.

He’s desperate to find the Spear of Destiny on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to rewrite reality so he can stick around. The problem is that he has Black Flash on his tail, possibly because the Speed Force figured it needed something more formidable than the Time Wraiths to catch the rogue speedster.

4. What is a time aberration?

Aberrations, also known as temporal aberrations or historical aberrations, are massive alterations of the existing timeline. They are generally prompted by the efforts of time criminals, disrupting the flow of time with anachronistic weaponry, meta-human abilities and other factors that could change the course of events, which slowly cements and affects a timeline’s future.

5. What can we expect next?

In the promo of the next episode, we see that Thawne is alive and having a chat with Rip Hunter.

Credits – The CW
6. How is Black Flash related to Savitar?

We may not see Black Flash in full capacity for some time. But if we do, Savitar may end up being the first speedster Zoom kills as Black Flash. That’s one way the writers could incorporate Black Flash into Season 3, have Black Flash take down Savitar. If Black Flash’s agenda is the same as the comics, we can’t imagine he’d be cool with Savitar going around killing speedsters. Unless the two are somehow working together? Which is another option, but an unlikely one, considering their agendas are different. Black Flash’s job is to be the personification of death. Savitar doesn’t just want to kill Barry, he wants revenge and claims he has something “far worse than death” planned.

 

Do you have further questions related to the Black Flash? Tell us in the comments!

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Why Ben Affleck’s decision may be a blessing in disguise

Ben Affleck has stepped down as the director of the Batman solo movie, which he was supposed to star in.

The movie will be produced by Warner Bros and will be under the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Though the news came as a disappointment for the DC fans and Batman lovers, it was not a shocker since we were getting reports of the script not being in place for the movie.

Ben Affleck is an accomplished actor and an equally competent director, having won the Golden Globes and the BAFTA for Argo (2012), a movie which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Not to mention the Academy Award he received in Best Original Screenplay for the movie Good Will Hunting (1997), which he co-wrote.

 

Having said that, Affleck stepping down may just be a blessing in disguise for the studio and the DCEU. Here’s why-

1) No more Multitasking

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck stated. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Ben Affleck at Comic Con 2012

Given the demand from the studio and fans to churn out quality movies every year to establish the cinematic universe, the triple responsibility of script writing, acting as well as directing would have been hectic.

 

2) Getting the script correct

The movies in the DC Extended Universe have often received a lot of criticism for its gritty and dark portrayal of the superhero stories, which is a diametrically opposite to that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

2016’s big release and much ambitious movie Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice was panned by critics for the flat plot, whereas Suicide Squad was a mess in terms of the script. Getting the script right, therefore, would be Warner Bro’s top priority.

Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck

When this article was being written, we got reports that the initial script for the movie was rewritten by Chris Terrio, who improved upon the work done by Affleck and Geoff Johns.

 

3) Learning from failures

Live by Night. Image Credits: Warner Bros

Ben Affleck’s recent directorial adventure Live by Night, produced by Warner Bros was a commercial disaster with the studio set for the loss of $75 million. Thus, the studio may have lost some confidence in the acclaimed director.

 

4) A fresh approach to the Universe

Joe and Anthony Russo

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was rejuvenated  by the Russo Brothers, with their movies Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2012). Marvel Studios and Disney have thus recruited them for steering the Universe and direct the Infinity War movies, the culmination of the grand live-action franchise. This comes after some pretty weak performance from Jos Whedon’s two Avengers movies in term of plot.

The DCEU may also be heading towards a similar fate, and we are quite excited at this prospect.

 

The next question arises- Who will be the right man to lead the Batman movies?

Zack Snyder directing Affleck in the sets of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

May be George Miller, Darren Aronofsky or the studio may even entrust Zack Snyder to comeback. Only time will tell.

 

Who do you think will be perfect for directing the Batman movie? Tell us in the comments.

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Green Lantern Corps: Our take on Hal Jordan’s casting

DC has lined up a Green Lantern Corps movie starring both Hal Jordan and John Stewart and the casting is on its way. Recently a list of actors for the role of Hal Jordan in the story written by David Goyer and Justin Rhodes has been released and we can see a lot of exciting choices. The US Air Force Pilot from Coast City would be possibly played out by one of the following actors and we get into an analysis of each.

  1. Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise

    We have seen the actor in a lot of action movies like the Mission Impossible series and The Last Samurai and Tom Cruise could pull it off. But it would not be wise to cast a character who will have to replaced in the near future (age issues),  though the casting of Ben Affleck does defy that logic. The actor who could have been in The Matrix instead of Keanu Reeves is an outside contender as the Green Lantern.

    Our take: Poor casting

  2.  Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Reynolds

    The actor got massive fame from his portrayal of the Marvel character Deadpool. Although he is lesser known for his previously performed Green Lantern, which failed miserably at the box office. While the actor had also voiced the Lantern in the video game Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, it is better for him to stick to Deadpool 2 rather than continuing Green Lantern.

    Our take: No chance

  3. Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

    In 2014, Cooper provided the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy and is set to reprise that role in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The actor is also famous for his role of an American SEAL in the movie American Sniper and an FBI agent in American Hustle. While Cooper could give a gritty look and feel to the intergalactic police officer, it is quite unrealistic to imagine him as Hal Jordan as Rocket Raccoon is set to feature in Avengers: Infinity War.

    Our take: Difficult

  4. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Jake Gyllenhaal

    We have seen the actor take up roles in The Day After Tomorrow and Brokeback Mountain. He was a top contender for Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins(2005), Spiderman in Spiderman-2(2004) and Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but lost out. Let us see if the actor can finally grab the role of the Emerald Crusader.

    Our take: Outside chance

  5. Joel McHale

    Joel McHale

    He has appeared in films such as Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He has also played an NYPD officer in the supernatural horror film Deliver Us from Evil. We expect a comedy-filled version of Hal Jordan from this person if he is cast.

    Our take: Surprise inclusion in this list

  6. Armie Hammer

    Armie Hammer

    He was once picked by George Miller to star in Justice League: Mortal set for 2007 as Batman/Bruce Wayne, after a lot of searches. Miller himself would have directed the film, but the project was abandoned. He is back again, now to be set as the protector of Space Sector 2814. Having voiced an array of characters in many animated series and games, we can hope a decent performance from him. He recently gave fans a cheer when Joe Manganiello (Deathstroke) congratulated him on Twitter.

    Our take: Strong chance

  7. James MarsdenJames MarsdenJames Marsden has been a hot property since his portrayal of Teddy Flood in HBO’s massively hit Westworld. He has got the boyish charm of Hal Jordan and also the strength of carry off Green Lantern with his acting skills. He is no stranger to superhero movies as he has played Cyclops in the original X-Men movies. He also had a supporting role in the movie Superman Returns.

    Our take: Great casting

Who would you like to be cast as the Green Lantern? Tell us in the comments below.

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Robin Gameplay trailer for Injustice 2 released

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed Robin gameplay from Injustice 2! Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game, which continues the epic storyline from the previous game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

In this video, we see Robin (Damien Wayne) come up against his father Batman and other characters such as Deadshot and Aquaman. The game will up characters taking sides and possibly fight one another under Superman’s tyrant regime. While the world reels from the effects of such devastating battle, comes a new threat – Brainiac.

Read the full Trailer analysis here – Injustice 2
Injustice 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.
Pre-order now to get Darkseid as a playable character.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK review [Contains Spoiler]

Justice League Dark, directed by Jay Olivia, released today digitally and the movie continued the trend of quality work in the DC Animated Universe.
The movie which is based upon the characters from the Justice League Dark issues of The New 52, had earlier received an R rating.

John Constantine. Image Credits: WB Animation

The movie put light on DC comics’ occult and offbeat characters, while dealing with the mysteries of the magical world. Featuring Batman (voiced by Jason O’Mara) and the members of the Justice League Dark – John Constantine (Matt Ryan), Zatanna (Camilla Luddington), Deadman (Nicholas Turturro), Etrigan the Demon (Ray Chase), and Swamp Thing (Roger Cross), the movie focused on supernatural threats and dangers, handling which is deemed unfit for the traditional Justice League.

Etrigan the Slayer. Image Credits: WB Animation

 

The following paragraph will contain Spoilers for the movie. So if you haven’t seen the movie, progress on your own risk.

Then story starts with cases of public hallucinating and seeing ‘demons’; a situation which is alien to the members of the Justice League. Situation goes out of hand when a man threatens to kill his wife and children (after being possessed by magical entities). Batman pays a visit to John Constantine at the House of Mystery, who were then joined by Zatanna, Deadman and Swamp Thing.

House of Mystery. Image Credits: WB Animation
Swamp Thing. Image Credits: WB Animation

 

We see the origins of Etrigan the Slayer, Jason Blood and we had a look at Merlin. The team first came up against Felix Faust, who was defeated by Zatanna using her powerful magic. Later,they faced off against Destiny, who had been defeated 500 years ago by Etrigan and Merlin, and was looking for revenge.
In the final showdown, Destiny faced off against Zatanna, Etrigan and Swamp Thing in the busy streets of Metropolis. When they were being overpowered, Deadman manages to possess the villain and finally Constantine was able to defeat him.

The story was more or less linear, as we have seen in the other movies animated movies based on The New 52. The animation team and the voice cast have done a great job, while the length of the movie at 1hr 15mins was just perfect.

DC Animated Universe will continue to expand with Teen Titans: Judas Contract scheduled to release later this year. Read about that news here.
Justice League Dark will see a physical release on DVD and Blu-ray on February 7.
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New Justice League Photo released

Although everybody has been waiting for another trailer of Justice League, we haven’t yet got it. Instead, we keep receiving new photos which gives us sneak-peek into this much-awaited movie. Here is another such one photo, which reveals Batman and WonderWoman taking charge of the team.

Credits – DC Comics

 

The photo was taken from the latest issue of Empire magazine. It depicts Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck as Wonder Woman and Batman, standing in front of Ezra Miller’s Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, as they enter into an industrial-looking setting.

The scene looks as though it’s from a different angle or viewpoint from what we’ve already seen in the trailer, when we first see Cyborg interacting with the team.

Notable absences include Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Henry Cavill’s Superman, the latter of which we’ve yet to see in released promotional material. It seems apparent that the Death of Superman storyline from the ‘90s comic books.

Though we know the League will face the threat of Steppenwolf and Parademons, the only visual we have to go off of those characters are from a deleted scene and a dream sequence in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so their depictions are not necessarily set in stone.

In other news from an upcoming issue of Empire, Snyder sat down with the magazine to give a preview of the upcoming Justice League movie.

“Superman does play a big part in this movie,” Snyder told Empire. “His presence and lack of presence, are big story points…”

Justice League hits theaters on November 11, 2017.