Some new information on DC’s upcoming Jay Oliva directed animated movie, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, has surfaced. First of all, just look at that amazing blu-ray cover. We see, as usual, a combo pack including the blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy will be available, Secondly, here is the movie’s official description:
When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.
Also, here’s a list of the featurettes and special features that will be included with the blu-ray.
- A Flash in Time: Are there other dimensions? Can time travel get us there? And if The Flash existed, could he really travel through time? Interviews with experts in mythology, theoretical physics and top DC writers will examine the science and legacy of the storytelling behind the fiction.
- My Favorite Villians! The Flash Bad Guys: Acclaimed DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and others share their favorite Flash villains in this short film that gives viewers a glimpse into the Flash’s world through the eyes of some of the nefarious characters he has encountered over the past 70 years!
- A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe animated movie:. An in-depth look into the next DC Animated feature film, spotlighting the cast and crew.
- From the DC Comics Vault: Bonus cartoon episodes
- The Flashpoint Paradox Audio Commentary
Judging from previous details that have been revealed and now these blu-ray details, it sounds like Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox,will be another great animated film from DC and a must-by.
‘Trinity War’, the next big event in the DC Universe, will pit all three Justice League teams against each other. Beginning this July, ‘Trinity War’ will be a 6-issue story arc crossing over in Justice League, Justice League of America, and Justice League Dark, and will be co-written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire. Also, Johns is promising us “It’s not going to end wrapped up in a bow,” and “Something really, really major happens that kicks off some pretty crazy stuff at the end of August.” (USAToday)
Head on over to USAToday for even more details and a few words from both Johns and Lemire about this upcoming project.
Yeah, we’re not holding our breaths on this one, but the site reporting this rumor has a good track record, so here goes:
Apparently, Christian Bale is in talks to reprise the role of Batman in the still-scheduled-for-2015-script-be-damned Justice League, with Christopher Nolan taking over ALL of DC Comics’ superhero properties.
So there’s that. Obviously it’ll take place in a different continuity (we think) than The Dark Knight Rises, unless they do a bit where ((SPOILERS)) Bruce Wayne gets tired of retirement or something.
It looks like DC’s planned Justice League movie for summer 2015 will feature a wide cast of characters. This is a rumor first and foremost, so take it with a pinch of salt, but these details apparently came from someone within DC Entertainment:
• Superman is essentially the same character from Man of Steel, and Zack Snyder is consulting regarding the writing of the character.
• Batman: The strategist of the group. Batman doesn’t really want to be involved with these super powered beings he considers too powerful. Easily the most complex written.
• Wonder Woman: She has only been in man’s world a few short months. The Wonder Woman script Michael Goldenberg is developing will be set before the Justice League movie.
• Green Lantern: Will be Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan character from the Green Lantern movie, but will be freshly written with a more serious tone… and probably not played by Ryan Reynolds.
• Flash: The most popular hero in civilian eyes who loves media attention, but when called upon is very serious.
• Martian Manhunter: Alien who has lived on Earth in secret for over a hundred years who has knowledge of Darkseid and his reign.
• Aquaman: Will be the King of Atlantis and has a “key role” in the film.
• There will also be a heavy military presence in the film which in future rewrites could include characters featured in Man of Steel or even Amanda Waller (Angela Bassett), of which neither are included in the first draft.
• Alfred Pennyworth is in the film in a minor appearance.
• Lois Lane is also in the film in a cameo.
• Darkseid’s Elite will be featured who go up against the Justice League early on in the film.
The script is reportedly inspired by Gerry Conway’s 3-issue “Crisis on New Genesis” Justice League of America arc (#183-185).
Yup. Darkseid will reportedly be the antagonist in DC’s Justice League movie, set to happen in 2015. We’ve heard rumors that Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill will be Superman, while The Dark Knight Rises co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to play Batman (although he denies it); no word on what other heroes will be a part of the story.
OK, if you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises and don’t want to be spoiled, 1) you really shouldn’t even be online at this point and 2) LOOK AWAY NOW.
Seriously. Look away.
Not responsible for what comes after this sentence if it spoils part of the movie for you.
Man, Disney just keeps bringing the heat. Now we learn that the writers from what is widely considered the “best” of the original trilogy will be writing parts of Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. This is after we find out that the original cast is OK with reprising their roles, and the fact that the guy responsible for Toy Story 3 is also on board. Oh, and Episode VII will also hit theaters the same summer as Avengers 2 and Justice League.
Someone pinch us, this is starting to look too good to be true.
In February of next year, DC kicks off the new Justice League of America series with a bang. Comic titles sometimes have variant covers, but with JLA #1 launches, it will have a whopping 52 variant covers, one symbolizing each of the 50 states of the US plus DC and Puerto Rico. What, no love for Guam or the Virgin Islands?
The confusion over just what happened to DC Nation on Cartoon Network continues.
A representative for Cartoon Network has confirmed that – beginning Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 – Young Justice will be part of the Boomerang network line-up. The animated series was recently removed from the Cartoon Network schedule – along with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the entire DC Nation programming block both series were a part of – for unexplained reasons earlier this month. The removal of DC Nation – and its accompanying programming – caused an uproar among creators working on the programs and fans. Two back-to-back episodes of Young Justice will air Saturday nights at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Boomerang.
The episode “Misplaced” will air November 3rd, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET/PT), followed by “Coldhearted” at 9:30pm (ET/PT). The remainder of the November 2012 airing schedule is set for release later this week.
According to the Cartoon Network representative, adding Young Justice to the network line-up is being done to allow fans and viewers to get caught up with the series before the return of the DC Nation programming block come January 2013 on Cartoon Network. Young Justice is currently not being considered a permanent addition to the network schedule. There is currently no official confirmation if Green Lantern: The Animated Series will also join the Boomerang network line-up… creators of both shows have also still not been told yet just why Cartoon Network pulled the plug on DC Nation for the rest of the year.
LEGO Batman: The Movie trailer feels familiar — Yes, this is actually coming to DVD and Blu-Ray, and yes, if you’ve played LEGO Batman 2, a lot of this will look familiar… because it looks like they just stitched the cutscenes together for a quick cash grab.
While the fanboys in us are screaming “YES! YES! YES!” the rest of our bodies and minds are confused… it’s being reported that DC’s oft-restarted Justice League movie will hit theaters the same summer we get Avengers 2. As long as they don’t open on the same weekend, it should work from a financial standpoint… though we expect Avengers 2 would destroy Justice League in a simultaneous release, we could be wrong… we’ll have to see how Man of Steel pans out first.
Armie Hammer, who you may remember from The Social Network or the upcoming The Lone Ranger, is apparently on the short list to play Batman in DC’s upcoming Justice League movie. He’s already been tapped for the role before, so it may be even more of a no-brainer now that he’s got a couple of big-name projects under his (utility) belt.
Here’s a damn good reason to hate DC’s New 52 Universe… because it stopped Optimus Prime from becoming a Green Lantern. And apparently Wonder Woman would get an upgrade to her jet.
Seriously, can’t we have this anyway? DC’s Elseworlds series still exists, right?
Bigger pic here.
The next time you see Batman on the big screen might not be until 2015… because according to a “solid as they come” source, Batman On Film is reporting that the DC Cinematic Universe (sound familiar, Marvel fans?) will introduce Bats in the upcoming Justice League movie, and that Man of Steel will be the last DC movie until Justice League… no word if that means Henry Cavill’s Superman will be the one in Justice League, but it sure looks so.
Also no word on who will play Batman… but if you’re hoping it’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt from The Dark Knight Rises, don’t hold your breath.