As DC Comics got more integrated with Warner Bros. thanks to the formation of DC Entertainment, most thought it was only a matter of time before DC Comics moved from New York City. That time is now, Diane Nelson officially announced that DC Comics is moving from NYC to Burbank in 2015.
When discussing the future of his company at a conference last week, Kevin Tsujihara – the CEO of Warner Bros. – made it fairly clear that we’ll be seeing a lot more movies and video games spinning out of the DC universe in the near future and that they would be taking a similar approach to the one Disney has taken with Marvel.
Inexplicably last year I found a series that I did not expect to see becoming a favorite of mine, Arrow on the CW. Bluntly speaking, Arrow had much to prove and a lot against it from the beginning. Arrow becoming Batman, mixing aspects of the Bourne movies, and a collection of other factors that somehow became a series I couldn’t miss. It turns out I wasn’t alone in this surprise, as many other viewers who watch the show suddenly found themselves just as hooked. Arrow was a series that no one asked for, no one was that excited about, but at least curious in seeing what could come of it. The CW managed to find themselves a solid hit here that managed to connect with fans, which is why season two is important because this is where Arrow’s place in comic show history will be decided. With a five month jump, and status quo changes all over the place in the midst of a few expected and unexpected characters – including Barry Allen which is set in place to introduce The Flash TV series, at least a pilot anyway. Arrow already had a lot to prove heading into season two, now with it being a launching point for a new series it makes the stakes that much higher.
A new Hello Kitty line will see the iconic kitty suited up in a range of DC Comics superhero outfits, due to a collaboration between Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Sanrio. Super Hello Kitty will be featured on apparel and footwear, accessories, stationery, publishing, personal care products, food and promotional products.
DC Entertainment’s We Can Be Heroes campaign is changing up their perks and incentives. The beginning of their Indiegogo campaign in April featured Batman-related merchandise; now the campaign will offer merch with the Man of Steel.
You know I’m excited for Man of Steel. Months after the vague-but-promising teaser trailer that aired before The Dark Knight Rises, the movie released a fantastic full trailer, and that’s when I really started to get excited. Now, with only a week left before release (and with positive advance reviews leaking out around the embargo), Nokia brings us one last action-packed trailer to get us excited.
With the upcoming release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox in July, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation have released the trailer for the upcoming film.
The first major panel of C2E2 started off with DCE 101, a way of bringing new fans into the DC Universe fold, while playing just as much to old ones. The panelists for this one were, Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras, Editorial Director Bobbie Chase, and VP of Marketing John Cunningham.
With the announcement of a prequel to the Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City games, Batman: Arkham Origins,Game Informer's month of Originscoverage continues with the reveal of Batman’s new top foe. While The Joker was the top dog in Arkham Asylum and played a major role in Arkham City, Origins goes deeper into the underworld of Gotham city and deals with the man who has hired assassins to kill the Dark Knight, the Black Mask.
Understandably, a lot of fans have been skeptical of Man of Steel, the upcoming Superman film produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder. Snyder has produced some fun films, but a lot of people felt like he missed the point of Watchmen completely, and his Sucker Punch was something of a mess. Combined with a first trailer that seemed more Malick than Man of Steel, things were looking down. But buzz has been building, and Warners just released a new trailer that has seriously wowed the Internet – with good cause.
Though Injustice: Gods Among Us just released today in North America, Warner Bros. Interactive has already announced that the game will be the first in a new franchise.
Last year, Batman: Arkham City was one of the most anticipated games and when it arrived it was worth the wait. Soon after, many fans eagerly awaited the next entry in the “Arkham” games series and rumors began circulating last year that the next entry in the franchise would be an origin story. Thanks to the May issue of Game Informer, we know those rumors are in fact true.
In the wake of the cancellation of Young Justice, fans of the series (including myself) have been hoping for a chance to see more of these characters. Well, wish granted. Young Justice: Legacy has been in the works since before the cancellation, and on September 10, 2013, you can play as the characters of this beloved series.
Heading your way this summer, Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox is the next DC animated feature to head to the small screen. Flashpoint Paradox uses the “Flashpoint” event as a catalyst for this new film, where the Justice League never existed. For those not familiar with the event, Flash works towards restoring his original time line, after going back to change an event in his past. With a darker, more brutal Batman and Cyborg at his side, he also has to deal with a war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans.
Fables is one of the top selling books of the DC’s Vertigo Comics line, and Telltale Games is one of the best adventure game creators in the business right now. So Telltale Games making a game set in the Fables universe is a no brainer. The game is called The Wolf Among Us, and is a prequel to the Fables saga set before Bigby Wolf’s first appearance in the series proper.