Batman v Superman trailer, Suicide Squad first look debuts at SDCC.

This year Marvel passed on a presentation in the big room, so it’s WB/DC Entertainment’s turn in Hall H to wow the folks at San Diego Comic Con, and they didn’t hold anything back. The room was filled with anxious fans, whose appetite was whetted with looks at a couple of non-DC related projects first, The Man from U.N.C.L.E (starring Superman, himself, Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin).  The presentation kicked off with a taped introduction by the always colorful and highly redacted director Guy Ritchie. Then they showed the official Comic Con trailer, which they … Continue reading

“Just Say the Word” – The Rock Confirms Shazam

  After teasing the possibility for months, actor and former professional wrestler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced he will be starring in Warner Brothers upcoming DC Entertainment flick based on Shazam, the world’s Mightiest Mortal.      He confirmed his involvement to AP while promoting Hercules in Mexico City this past Monday.  He has not yet confirmed which role he would be playing, that of superhero Shazam (formally known as Captain Marvel, until DC’s New 52 changed it) or that of Black Adam, the hero’s nemesis.  Shazam’s secret identity is Billy Batson, a 12 year old boy who is granted the … Continue reading

Monday Morning Studio Exec – Amazing Spider-Man 2

Studios plan opening weekends very carefully.  These days it is not unusual for movies to be scheduled 3 years in advance (like the upcoming Justice League flick).  These decisions are made to maximize the possibility of a film’s success.  The first weekend of May has been the kick off of the summer movie season, and studios have used big budget super-hero and science fiction films to serve as “tentpoles” to their whole summer movie schedule. This year Sony/Columbia has claimed the date with the Amazing Spider-man sequel.  No other studio even bothered to counter-schedule any major release.  So of course … Continue reading

The Week in Geeksville – DC Comics TV edition

It’s Tuesday, Tuesday is the day we (from now on) will look back on the previous week and run through the big stories on the geek scene.  Since this is the first time we are doing this, we may look back a little further back… With so much to go over,   I am going focus on the many different projects Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment are working on for television.  Tomorrow I’ll open it up to the rest of television and movies. Arrow The Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn (?!), Birds of Prey! This week’s episode introduces the Suicide Squad to … Continue reading