Can it be true believers? Reese Witherspoon’s husband Ryan Phillippe will play the role of Harvey Dent in the next Batman film? Even more exciting are rumors that Philip Seymour Hoffman is in talks to play The Penguin in the next movie. These unconfirmed rumors are thanks to ContactMusic.com. And if you have been over to the Internet Movie Database, even more info has been posted on the plot outline: Batman, Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent battle the evil Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker to save Gotham City from his reign of terror and death. via ContactMusic.com (link)
The Detroit News is still fanning the speculation that Aquaman may be resurrected from the depths of Davey Jones’ Locker. Fan and blog sites (like Major Spoilers) have been pushing the idea that the success of Aquaman on iTunes should convince the networks to reconsider the show. The CW network, who dropped the pilot, says they have no plans to add the show to the lineup. via The Detroit News (link)
On the Road to Kahndaq Renee and The Question are on the road to Kahndaq seeking to find a connection between the country’s ruler and Intergang. But this isn’t your typical road adventure as the duo finds themselves in deep trouble. A great deal of week fourteen is spent following The Question and Renee Montoya around Kahndaq seeking answers. Instead of finding a country oppressed by a tyrannical leader, they find a country full of joy and happiness. It seems the inhabitants think Black Adam and Isis are actually pretty good folk. But that doesn’t keep the two from their
There’s no doubt about it, Paul Dini was born to write Batman. Keeping true to the title, Dini knocks another one out of the park in Detective Comics 822. This time Batman has competition as the best detective in town, when the Riddler hangs out his shingle. Will Batman be second best? Spoilers ahead.
I’m not a huge Grant Morrison fan, but I don’t hate him either. To me if you can tell a good story that has me eagerly turning from one page to the next in anticipation, then the writer has done a great job. But in the case of Morrison’s debut on the Batman title, I have to say I’m truly conflicted.
Ah yes, Adam Hughes, he is to good girl art as Alex Ross is to realistic images of heros. Just found out Hughes will be working on DC’s All Star Wonder Woman. Most of you will remember Hughes long run as the cover artist for Wonder Woman (heck, I bought a lot of those issues just for the cover alone), and now he gets a crack at the pages within. I’ve been a big Hughes fan since the mid ’80s and love what he does with the human form. But even better than the art, Hughes will also be writing
If you remember the Strange Tale of Aquaman I told you about previously, then you are aware that Hollywood is all a twitter over the thought of making an underwater superhero movie. Well it looks like Marvel may have beat DC to the punch when it revealed yesterday it has licensed its Namor character to Universal Pictures for a feature motion picture that is still To Be Determined. Namor or Aquaman? Does it really matter?
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled for August 09, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details.Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 08, 2006
The Spirited Life website (Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Interview Series) has a fascinating interview with Darwyn Cooke on his upcoming DC The Spirit and the upcoming Spirit/Batman one-shot. If you haven’t seen Cooke’s work before then you are missing out. He worked on Batman the Animated Series, Justice League and more on the television side. His New Frontier series for DC will be the first direct to DVD movie produced. I’m super excited to see a new Spirit monthly title and looking forward to seeing how Batman and The Spirit interact in the one-shot. Via A Spirited Life (link)
Film Focus has an exclusive interview with Christian Bale on the next Batman movie “The Dark Knight”. “I just love that title,” Bale told FilmFocus, “You know, nothing’s written in stone yet, but I like, very much, that it doesn’t have ‘Batman’ written in the title. This take on Batman of mine and Chris’ is very different from any of the others and everything else always had Batman in the title. I think this is kind-of distancing it even further and saying, ‘Hey, this is a whole different creature from what has come before.’” Bale also goes on about how
In which Ralph learns the truth too late For the last 13 weeks, Ralph Dibny has been slowly going crazy over the loss of his wife Sue, and the subsequent desecration of her grave. Last week he tracked down Cassie (Wonder Girl) and was invited into the Cult of Conner to assist in the resurrection of his wife. This issue kicks off with Ralph, dressed in ceremonial garb, taking part in the ceremony.
The 13th Annual Wizard Fan Awards were announced Friday night at Wizard World Chicago. Marvel Comics walked away with 14 awards, with DC right behind with nine. The complete award winner list follows. Major Spoilers wishes to congratulate all of the winners.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled for August 2, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 1, 2006
The WB has confirmed that Heath Ledger will be playing the role of The Joker in the next Batman film. The company also reports that the title of the next bat-flick will be The Dark Knight. Christian Bale will reprise his role as Batman, with Christopher Nolan directing. The film is expected to begin shooting in early 2007. Complete press release follows