Riddle me this, Mr. Gordon…hold on one sec, actually, I won’t know the answer until I finish my popsicle.
We all know that Adam Scott’s Ben is going to DC to pursue a political career, but the actor let slip another, spoilery bit of information…
Trailer: Robot Chicken’s DC Special | IGN
It appears confirmed that original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is to be DC’s previously announced gay character.
New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Images
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ graces the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly and to go along with that there’s a handful of new ‘Dark Knight Rises’ images.There’s not a ton of new information delivered from these images, although there is a new image of Joseph Gordon Levitt, who still strikes me as much to prominent an actor to simply be playing a random police officer. It’s also interesting seeing Lucius and Bruce Wayne being surprisingly friendly since ‘The Dark Knight’ ended with them basically severing their working relationship. Fox Warner Bros. is so tight with the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ promotional materials, anything new gets my attention.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ opens July 20th.
As part of the network’s partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, a multi-platform block of other original programming based on the DC Comics library of characters will make up “DC Nation,” which will launch in 2012 with “Green Lantern: The Animated Series.”
And the ’80s classic, “ThunderCats,” is getting reimagined for a new generation of viewers. And so are icons Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in “The Looney Tunes Show,” which premieres May 3. Then there’s the small-screen take on the big-screen hit “How to Train Your Dragon.”
They should totally go up against Big Bang Theory as The Justice League…
An interesting rumor about a new live-action ‘Batman’ series has cropped up over at ComicBookMovie.com. According to their source, Warner Bros. is already planning to create a new television series to take up the caped crusader’s mantle after Christopher Nolan is (presumably) done with him with 2012’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’
And the disasters on this set continue. What kind of crew is Bay running over there.
Geoff Johns, speaking at New York Comic-Con, confirmed that Warner Bros and DC are not currently planning for a superhero team-up Justice League of America movie. ComicBookMovie reports that when Johns was asked about the possibility of shared-universe films á la Marvel, Johns responded with the following:
“I’m going to speak frankly: I think our characters are bigger than Marvel’s.” He said that he’d rather spend time building each character on his or her own rather than “smashing them together.”
Whose is bigger Marvel’s or DC’s? (And I’m not talking about characters.)
Beginning January 2011, DC Comics will implement a line-wide pricing adjustment, lowering the prices of all standard length 32-page ongoing comic book titles currently priced at $3.99 to $2.99, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. “Today’s announcement re-affirms DC Comics’ commitment to both our core fans and to comic book store retailers,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “For the long term health of the industry, we are willing to take a financial risk so that readers who love our medium do not abandon the art form.” “As Co-Publishers, we listened to our fans and to our partners in the retail community who told us that a $3.99 price point for 32 pages was too expensive. Fans were becoming increasingly reluctant to sample new titles and long term fans were beginning to abandon titles and characters that they’d collected for years.” said Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “We needed a progressive pricing strategy that supports our existing business model and, more importantly, allows this creative industry to thrive for years to come. With the exceptions of oversized comic books, like annuals and specials, we are committed to a $2.99 price point.” When taking into account mini-series, annuals and specials, more than 80% of DC’s comic books will be priced at $2.99.
Maybe the film and music industries should take note.
Last night on The Daily Show, Arianna Huffington announced that she’d be offering up free bus service from Manhattan to DC for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive on October 30th. I wonder if she’ll pay the bus drivers or will just offer them the great experience and resume boost that working for her provides.