Tag: dc comics

Fastest men alive: ‘The Flash’ adds Jay Garrick and Wally West

The Flash

At the beginning of every episode of “The Flash,” Barry Allen makes the bold statement that he is the fastest man alive. At the end of the show’s first season, he successfully defended that title against Reverse Flash, but now it seems he will have more competition in the coming season.   During the season… Read More

Mutant of the people: Hugh Jackman wants your input on final ‘Wolverine’ movie

Over the last few decades, we have had five different Batman actors (with another on the way), three Supermen, two Charles Xaviers, but only one Wolverine. Of any actor working in the superhero genre today, arguably none own their role as definitively as Hugh Jackman. The Aussie actor has remained a mainstay of the genre… Read More

Jena Malone reportedly playing Barbara Gordon in ‘Batman V. Superman’

Jena Malone juxtaposed next to an image of an animated Batgirl

Just when we thought the cast of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” had reached critical mass, Latino Review obtained supposedly reliable rumors that actress Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games” franchise) will feature prominently in the film as Barbara Gordon.   Although Malone’s presence in the film had already become common knowledge months ago, most had… Read More

Opinion: Why I’m giving ‘Gotham’ a second chance

Gotham show logo

It goes without saying that comic book adaptations have become a fairly common. Between “Daredevil,” “The Flash,” and even the upcoming “Suicide Squad,” they have taken over almost every entertainment medium. I don’t think I am alone in my belief that the freshman season of “Gotham” missed the mark by a considerable degree.   As… Read More

Joining forces: ‘X-Men’ director alludes to connection with ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot

Characters from the "Fantastic Four" and "X-Men" comics

Cinematic universes have become all the rage these days, especially in the realm of superhero movies. We’ve talked about this at great lengths before, but it bears repeating: Fox’s “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” properties have quite a bit of ground to make up to catch Marvel and to a lesser extent, Warner Bros.   They… Read More

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ first look suggests Fox is stylistically merging comics and film

Cast of the upcoming "X-Men" film

Fifteen years ago, Brian Singer’s “X-Men” ushered in the modern age of comic book films. Sitting together in their muted, uniform black outfits, Cyclops (James Marsden) scoffed to Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) at the notion of wearing “yellow spandex” as a costume. This mindset remained pervasive throughout comic book films for years to come; no matter… Read More

‘Arrow’ season 4: Poised to take a new direction

Stephen Amell as Green Arrow for season four promo

The third season of “Arrow” marked a major decline for the series in terms of quality; many of the new elements introduced simply did not work, while old ones became decidedly stale. Despite this disappointment, the upcoming fourth season of “Arrow” seems poised to take the superhero in a considerably new direction.   Social media savant… Read More

Too ‘urban’: Why Zoe Kravitz was denied a role in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Zoe Kravitz in "Divergent"

Comic books have a reputation as a progressive artistic medium. Featuring numerous characters that range greatly in areas like race and sexual orientation, comics often find themselves considerably ahead of their curve. The irony of this, however, is that their film counterparts tend to stay behind this curve.   Actress Zoe Kravitz (“Divergent,” “Mad Max:… Read More

No laughing matter: Warner Bros. upset over ‘Suicide Squad’ leak

Jared Leto as the Joker in the trailer for "Suicide Squad"

Amid all of the excitement at San Diego Comic-Con, one reveal stood out above the rest: the “Suicide Squad” trailer.   Check it out below:       It’s nearly impossible to watch that trailer and not feel unfettered excitement over the future of the DC Cinematic Universe. Everything from the film’s tone, to the… Read More

One bad day: “Batman: The Killing Joke” animated film announced

The animated Joker from "Batman" comics

It’s nearly impossible to choose one definitive Batman story from comic book lore. From “Year One,” to “Knightfall,” to “The Dark Knight Returns,” each one just as iconic as the last. However, the same cannot be said for his arch-nemesis: The Joker. Ask just about anyone to name the greatest Joker storyline of all time,… Read More