“Justice League” Trailer and Poster Drops at SDCC!

“Justice League” Trailer and Poster Drops at SDCC!

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. dropped a full trailer and poster for their hugely anticipated Justice League film at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and reaction has been hugely positive so far.     Capitalizing on the recent mega-success of “Wonder Woman”, the first DCEU project to be met with universal praise after their initial projects drew a more mixed reaction, this trailer emphasizes an optimistic, classically heroic tone, focusing on its characters and their…

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WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

Wonder Woman proved an unexpected tour de force at box offices these last three weekends.  At most recent count, the film has made $275 million domestically, and has a worldwide gross of $572 million. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman origin story currently ranks 24th worldwide, sandwiched between Iron Man at 23rd and X-Men: Apocalypse at 25th.  Domestically, it ranks 17th, just under Man of Steel‘s $291 million total.  Another incredible factoid: the film has the lowest second-weekend drop…

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WONDER WOMAN: Full of an Amazing Grace; Undeniably Female

WONDER WOMAN: Full of an Amazing Grace; Undeniably Female

Seventy-six years in the making, essentially, the Wonder Woman film, directed by Patty Jenkins, delivers on the intrinsic promises made by the character. Graceful, flowing, and visually exquisite, Wonder Woman has it all in terms of superhero cinema and then some. Firstly, anyone who feared that Gal Gadot might now be able to carry a two and a half hour film, fear no longer. Gadot’s Diana is innocent, fiercely compassionate, and her blunt insistence on…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. This edition we shine the spotlight on one of comics’ most enduring and iconic heroes in honor of her big screen debut; Wonder Woman! Today marks the premiere of DC Entertainment’s “Wonder Woman,” the latest instalment in the DC Entertainment Universe from Warner Brothers, based on DC’s legendary comic…

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#WithWonderWoman: Wonder Woman Named Honorary UN Ambassador

#WithWonderWoman: Wonder Woman Named Honorary UN Ambassador

The biggest news in Wonder Woman right now is, surprisingly, not her 75th anniversary.  Something much better takes the honor:  The UN has named her an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.  Guests at the ceremony Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. At the ceremony, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach, stated: “While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality,…

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New Set Pics from BVS Show Wonder Woman and Pre-CGI Doomsday

New Set Pics from BVS Show Wonder Woman and Pre-CGI Doomsday

Wonder Woman doesn’t come out for a year, but we can still get a taste of her in battle.  This new set pic tweeted by Gal Gadot shows Diana in battle with a pre-CGI Doomsday, and she looks like she’s having a lot of fun. Gadot, in full kit as Diana, swings a sword at a stuntman in a motion-capture suit.  She howls a battle-cry as she does so.  Despite the lack of set besides…

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Justice League Cast Supports Pipeline Protestors

Justice League Cast Supports Pipeline Protestors

In North Dakota, conflict has characterized the last several months.  A company called Dakota Access wants to build an oil pipeline across Native lands, and have desecrated Native landmarks to do so.  The Standing Rock Sioux tribe now find themselves backed by some new supporters: The Justice League cast. Jason Momoa first kicked off the wave of support with his Twitter picture in April.  Then, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller spoke out for #RezpectOurWater in May. Just…

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Paramount reveals dates for TRANSFORMERS 5, 6, and 7.

Paramount reveals dates for TRANSFORMERS 5, 6, and 7.

About a year ago it was announced that Paramount had created a writers room for their Transformers franchise that would determine the future of their decade spanning series. The room, which included people like Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead), Art Marcum (Iron Man), Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), later announced that they planned three more live-action Transformers films as well as an animated adventure. Paramount Studios has now confirmed the release dates for the three new live-action…

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