San Diego Comic Con is a fixture of the pop culture calendar every year and is considered the ‘Geek Mecca’ where many companies choose to make major announcements for their movies, TV shows and products.
Here is some of our favourite moments, panels and trailers that have been posted online over the weekend: Continue reading
Event Report by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
London’s biggest con is back and bigger than ever. There were stalls galore, the original 66 Batmobile flanked by the Bat boat and bike (a bittersweet reminder the late great Adam West was due to attend), a cosplay stage and talks both paid and unpaid throughout the 3 days of the event ran by Showmasters and held once again at London Olympia on 28th – 30th July 2017.
“Meeting our heroes really can turn us all into children in the best possible way.”
We were delighted to catch up with actor David Dastmalchian.
David has been most recently seen on our screens in Gotham season 3 as Dwight Pollard and villian Abra Kadabra in CW’s The Flash
He got his big break playing Joker associate Thomas Schiff in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight‘. This has led on to many Film & TV Roles including playing Kurt in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man‘. More recently he appeared in the revival of Twin Peaks & Blade Runner 2049.
“I used to do cut-and-pastes with my doubled copies of comics as a kid to put the DC villains against the Marvel heroes.” Continue reading
Review by Lewis Mainwaring & Benjamin Gummery
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is an 2016 American animated superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Based on the 1960’s Batman TV series, the film stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar reprising their roles of Batman, Robin, and Catwoman from the series.
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer announcing the extended cut of Suicide Squad.
No further details about the content of the Suicide Squad Extended Cut were released, but it is most likely similar in concept to the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, which restored many scenes that were removed from the film’s theatrical release during editing.
Review by Ben Gummery
Batman: The Killing Joke is a 2016 American animated superhero film produced by Warner Bros: Animation and distributed by Warner Bros: Pictures.
The film is the twenty-sixth film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series.
Reviewed by – Ben Gummery & Lewis Mainwaring
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name.
Written and directed by David Ayer and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the third installment in the DC Extended Universe. Continue reading
Written by Lewis Mainwaring *Spoilers*
Fans of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s 1988 definitive one-shot graphic novel – Batman: The Killing Joke, have been waiting a very long time to see a full-length adaptation.
Batman: The Killing Joke is a 2016 American animated superhero film produced by Warner Bros: Animation and distributed by Warner Bros: Pictures. The film is the twenty-sixth film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series.
Both the original graphic novel and this film is set in the fictional U.S. city of Gotham, Batman: The Killing Joke provides an origin story for the supervillain the Joker, loosely adapted from the 1951 story arc “The Man Behind the Red Hood!”.
Taking place over two timelines, The Killing Joke depicts the Joker attempting to drive Jim Gordon insane and Batman’s desperate attempt to stop him.
The film is directed by Sam Liu, written by Brian Azzarello and stars the voices of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong and Ray Wise. Continue reading
Written by Lewis Mainwaring
Fans of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s 1988 definitive one-shot graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, have been waiting a very long time to see a full-length adaptation.
Since it’s announcement by producer Bruce Timm during the Justice League: Gods and Monsters panel at San Diego Comic-Con ’15, there has been a lot of excitement and anticipation for this animated film with both Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively. Continue reading