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Warner Bros. confirms standalone DC movies outside of DCEU continuity
A month ago, you could practically hear the collective necks of the internet snap in one direction as it was revealed Warner Bros. was developing a Joker movie from The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips, a solo movie that would not be in continuity with the other DCEU films like Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman, and Justice League. Confusion continued to linger as the tight-lipped studio wouldn’t reveal too much about the project, but now speaking with Vulture we know that the plans for the “DCEU” are changing at Warners.
Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense, but there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe,” DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson tells the outlet about their plans moving forward.
This summer’s Wonder Woman was the first example of such, a solo film that briefly hinted at the larger DCEU but wasn’t so entrenched that it became a hindrance on the film. It went on to become the highest-grossing movie in the DCEU and one of the highest-grossing Warner Bros. movies of all time. The studio plans on taking a similar approach with the upcoming Aquaman as well.
Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie,” chief creative officer Geoff Johns said.
The pair confirmed that the standalone films like The Joker one are very much part of their plan moving forward, and they would be under their very own film label, which will be officially announced to the world “soon-ish.”
What do you think about DC’s plans to keep their films purposefully separate and even make solo films out of the larger continuity? Sound off in the comments below!
Source : Superherohype
Kotobukiya’s lineup of statues based on the superheroes and villains of DC Comics continues to grow with the addition of one of the greatest comic book villains ever, the JOKER! Capturing the character’s iconic look from the New 52, Joker arrives to torment the previously released series of “Batman Family” heroes like Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, and Red Hood. The Caped Crusader’s archenemy first appeared in comics way back in 1940 and got a very interesting update in the New 52 with a startling appearance and wicked plans for Batman and his allies.
Now the Joker is back and more evil than ever in this highly detailed 1/10 scale statue! There’s no mistaking the gleeful insanity of the Joker and he shows it off as he leans forward, taunting the Batman with weapons in hand.
The psychotic villain wears a snappy black suit with shiny black shoes, a dark gray shirt, black tie, and white gloves. His clothing shifts and creases in his exaggerated pose revealing a slim build and gangly limbs. Joker’s bleached white head is accented by his shockingly green hair and the horrific grin on his face with its beady eyes and mouthful of teeth. The Clown Prince of Crime brandishes a knife in front of him while hiding a pistol behind him. Joker stands just over 7 inches tall (1/10 scale) and like all ARTFX+ statues he has magnets in his feet for extra stability on his included display base. Bring this New 52 villain home for some crazy antics and the perfect contrast to your Batman Family ARTFX+ Statues!
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Bruce Timm will be involved with "The Killing Joke" animated adaptation.
"Batman: Bad Blood" producer James Tucker revealed the animated adaptation of "The Killing Joke" has the potential to be rated R during a Friday night panel at New York Comic Con. CBR has reached out for comment.
When asked about the shift from adaptations of comics to original features, Tucker said, “At first we were pretty much told that’s what we were going to do." He mentioned that, of the three annual films, one tends to be an adaptation, with the next being “Killing Joke.” "They said we could make it an R" for "Killing Joke," Tucker said, quickly adding, "[I'm] not saying that’s what it will be, but we’ll see.”
Following the panel, reports began to surface stating that he had announced the film would receive an R-rating. Tucker took to Twitter to clarify, writing,
Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland, "The Killing Joke" is one of the most iconic and acclaimed Joker stories, along with one of the most controversial, primarily stemming from its depiction of brutal violence against Barbara Gordon. In "The Killing Joke," Joker shoots Gordon and leaves her paralyzed. It's been commonly interpreted, though not specifically stated on the page, that the character was also raped. Earlier this year, DC Comics debuted a "Batgirl" variant cover using imagery inspired by "The Killing Joke," quickly drawing vocal criticism. The cover was later pulled at the request of its artist, Rafael Abuquerque.
The latest in the long-running series of direct-to-home release, DC Comics-based animated feature, "Batman: The Killing Joke" is expected for release sometime next year.
Source : CBR