What You May Have Missed Today: DC Comics News

Son of Batman

This year marks the 75th Anniversary for Batman and we received some well received news regarding his son, Damian Wayne. The first trailer for Son of Batman was released. Son of Batman is a new animated film based on Grant Morrison’s early run on the “Batman and Son” arc where he finds out he has an unruly pre-teen son. Damian was being raised by his mother Talia Al Ghul and the League of Assassins.

The voice cast features Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Stuart Allan as Damian, Morena Baccarin as Talia, Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, and Thomas Gibson as Deathstroke. Deathstroke was not originally in the story but he will be in the animated film which will premiere at Anaheim’s WonderCon Easter Weekend.  If you haven’t seen the trailer, take a look below.

 

 

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time

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A new animated film entitled JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time will be released January 21st. It wasn’t really marketed and this was the first I’ve heard of it.

Here’s the synopsis:

Get ready for a battle of the ages when the Justice League faces off against its archenemies, the Legion of Doom, in an all-new movie from DC Comics. A mysterious being known as the Time Trapper arises, and a sinister plan led by Lex Luthor sends the Legion of Doom back in time to eliminate Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman before they become super heroes. For Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg, along with teen super heroes Karate Kid and Dawnstar, the stakes have never been higher, the rescue mission never deadlier. So join the fight for the future as the Justice League confronts its ultimate challenge… the threat of having never existed!

I’ll try to watch that as soon as I can and give you my take on it!

 

Gotham

As you may know, Fox will be filming a new TV show centered around Gotham, a young Gordon, and a young Bruce Wayne. More reports now reveal some of Batman’s main villains will be in the show. Villains include the Riddler, the Penguin, and even the Joker. Fox’s entertainment chairman, Kevin Reilly, reported what the future villains’ roles shall be. “We will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge,” Reilly said.

I expect Gotham to be DC’s counter to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and I hope it can be as good as S.H.I.E.L.D. is. (Which isn’t particularly outstanding)

That’s all the news I have for today. Be sure to check back for more updates and news!

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Will Wonder Woman Origin Story Change in Batman vs Superman?

In the latest rumor about the Man of Steel sequel, Wonder Woman may have a change in her origin story. Wonder Woman comes from Themyscira, a hidden island full of Amazons, and was discovered after Steve Trevor crash landed on that island. Her origin is infused with Greek mythology and a lot of her villains are demigods and gods. But would that origin fit into a more grounded Man of Steel universe? The direction looks to continue along the path of unrealistic but semi plausible so there has been recent speculation that her origin may change. I repeat speculation ensues.

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Batman-on-film, site with reliable sources, believes Gal Godot may play Wonder Woman who is a descendant of Krypton. BOF proprietor Jeff Ramey was asked about Wonder Woman’s role in the sequel and her origin story.

“I’d bet a year’s pay – in MONOPOLY money, of course – that the ‘Amazons’ of this cinematic DCU will be descendants of those ‘ancient Kryptonians’ who attempted to set up Kryptonian outposts throughout spacedom thousands and thousands of years ago. Furthermore, I say that Wonder Woman will be powered-down, if you will, relative to Superman because these Amazons have evolved and adapted to living on Earth for hundreds of centuries. And since Kryptonians are produced without any “He’n and She’n” – Jor El and Lara excluded – couldn’t this original Kryptonian on Earth have used this reproductive science to create an all-female race? I say yes!”

So you're Kryptonian too?

So you’re Kryptonian too?

Once again speculation, but is it possible that that will be the direction things go towards? I would like to have her origin explained some other way. Her being a powered down Kryptonian has upset some fans already. The first live action film adaptation of a major character in the DC universe shouldn’t have the origin butchered and altered completely. Hasn’t Wonder Woman suffered enough? Failed TV show. Underrated Animated Film. There’s already a lot of pressure to do things right for a character who means so much to the fans. Batman was redeemed with the Nolan Trilogy. Supe’s reboot was an improvement. Make WW origin/adapted cameo role something to be proud of, people!!

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Now although things could change, that doesn’t mean it can’t work. IT does make sense that WW could be a descendant of Krypton. The magic element may be removed or replace with “science”. Ancient civilizations may perceive the super humans to be demigods so that could work. Wonder Woman could explain how the matrix bred only female offspring which then went on to be known as Amazons.  The path of realism has already been set and although WW origin is full of mythos and magic, some of it may need to change to fit into this universe.

Girls Only

Girls Only

While the speculation circles the web, we’ll have to wait for future updates and news on Batman vs. Superman. The film has a scheduled release date of July 17th 2015.

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Top 5 James Avery Moments on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Jason Merrit/ Getty Images

Jason Merrit/ Getty Images

Actor James Avery passed away Tuesday night due to complications from open-heart surgery that took place in November. He was 68 and most remembered for playing Uncle Phil on the 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Let’s take a look at some of Avery’s most memorable performances on the “Fresh Prince”.

 

 

 

 

#5 First Time tossing Jazz out the front door

Throwing Will’s friend, Jazz, out of the house became a staple of the show. Uncle Phil showed very little tolerance or patience when it came to Jazz. In this clip from Season 1 Episode 2, “Bang the Drum, Ashley”, while is enjoying some tea and classical music, Jazz decides to mix things up a bit.

#4 Uncle Phil Schools the Pool Sharks

After Will gets hustled by some Pool Sharks, Uncle Phil goes down to bring back his nephew, his money, and then some. “Geoffrey, break out Lucille”.

#3 Mistaken Identity

In Season 1 Episode 6, Will and Carlton end up getting thrown in jail for “stealing” Mr. Firth’s car and Uncle Phil comes to the police station and drops some knowledge.

#2 Pilot

This scene from the first episode has Uncle Phil and Will going head to head. Uncle Phil sets Will straight after he arrives in Bel-Air. You could tell Uncle Phil was going to be a tough guy but still lovable and a great example of a family leader.

#1 Will’s Father comes to Bel-Air

In one of the most emotional moments from the show as whole, Will Smith and James Avery give some of their best performances when Will’s father comes to visit. After suffering another disappointment again, Uncle Phil is there.

Avery will definitely be missed and remembered for his long acting career and specifically his role as Uncle Phil.