With Marvel superheroes making big bucks for Hollywood it was inevitable that Warner Brothers, the owners of DC Comics would start making movies about their heroes. It's been a long time since Christopher Reeve took to the skies as Superman or Michael Keaton fought Jack Nicholson's portrayal of the Joker and despite a couple of reboots, DC has yet to make the mark that Marvel has on the big screen.
DC has had success on the small screen with Smallville, which lasted an incredible 10 seasons and currently is making waves with The Flash, Green Arrow and Supergirl. The first of their attempts to revive their cinema franchise was Batman vs Superman, which despite grossing a lot of dollars met with mixed audience reactions. An extended DVD cut is shortly to be released with over 30 minutes of extra material which is said by the director to "improve" the film. It's on my shopping list!
Meanwhile August sees the release of Suicide Squad. Now this looks good and these characters are definitely NOT superheroes. In fact they are a bunch of villains which if it follows the comics plot will see them forced to do "black ops" work for the US government. They don't have much choice really, Amanda Waller the Director of the Suicide Squad has placed little bombs in their heads.....
That "lady" at the front is the Jokers self-appointed girlfriend Harley Quinn and she's, well quite insane, but then she did work as a doctor at Arkham Asylum.....
Then there's Wonder Woman played by the gorgeous Israeli actress Gal Gadot.
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A former IDF soldier she certainly seems to fill the role of an Amazon princess.
The new film will be swinging it's way to a theatre near you in June next year!
And last but not least a special trailer for the Justice League has been shown at Comic-Con. DC's heroes unite to fight a foe that takes all their might to defeat and includes a new addition to their ranks Cyborg, who originally appeared as a member of the Teen Titans in the comic books but has been moved for reasons of "diversity".
Justice League hits theatres in November 2017, so a wee bit of a wait for this one.
There's plenty of other DC movies in the pipeline. Watch this space.
Did someone say....Shazam!
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