Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham TV Show Premiering On Netflix in Late 2019

Netflix’s TV animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham will finally arrive on the streaming service later this year. The series, which is based on the classic children’s book, was announced nearly four years ago in April of 2015. Ellen DeGeneres, who’s regarded the project as “cutting-edge animation” that’s never been done before, will serve as executive producer on the show, and it’ll feature 13 episodes based on Seuss’ popular book.

Green Eggs and Ham will center on a cross country trip between Guy and the character of Sam-I-Am. The two are out looking to rescue an endangered animal from a far-off zoo. Along the way, the two opposite characters will learn to try new things like a certain green-tinged dish. The series is said to be one of Netflix’s two “bigger bets” for the streaming services kids and family programming. Green Eggs and Ham will feature the voice talents of Diane Keaton, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Adam Devine, Michael Douglas, Daveed Diggs, and many more. Recently, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos made the series launch announcement during the company’s earnings interview.

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Per Variety, Netflix’s Green Eggs and Ham animated TV series will premiere later this year on the service. Sarandos has called the adaptation a “very ambitious 13-episode animated original series with feature-quality animation.” No specific release date was announced, but the series will arrive sometime during the last few months of the year and an arrival date should be announced soon.

Netflix has several major projects set to arrive in the coming months, such as the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Things, which releases in July. Next month, the service’s Ted Bundy selection grows when the biopic based on the notorious killer Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile is added to its original film library. Green Eggs and Ham should be a welcomed fit for the kids’ lineup on Netflix when it arrives later this year. And, since the series announcement back in 2015, the streaming juggernaut has only grown in popularity. So the addition of a show based on a hit childhood story should only draw in more subscribers. The children’s book has appeared in several adaptations, beginning in the early 1970s with Dr. Seuss on the Loose. Whether or not Netflix’s adaptation does the source material justice will be decided when it premieres later this year.

While the series is targeting children, several adults may want to check out the animated series as well. There will certainly be a bit of nostalgia for those who grew up reading the book numerous times. After being in the works for several years the show will finally be available to stream in the coming months. Hopefully, Netflix’s children programming gets more exciting once Green Eggs and Ham arrives later this year.

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Source: Variety

2019-04-17 02:04:45

Eric Trigg

Ryan Reynolds’ Game Show Titled Don’t Green Lit By ABC

Ryan Reynolds’ game show, titled Don’t, has been green lit by ABC. The TV game show format has been in need of a boost over the last few years, and although numerous classic shows have recently returned with updated looks and concepts, maintaining their popularity continues to be an uphill battle for some.

With such a great degree of programming currently available to the average TV viewer, it’s hardly surprising that the most memorable game shows are the ones that have proven themselves over time. Few game shows will ever reach the heights that the likes of Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune or even Family Feud have managed to attain and often, this degree of notoriety has as much to do with the hosts of those programs as with the game itself. A well-made game show with an endearing or comedic host is often the best chance a network has to find success, so when a star who possesses both those qualities sets to work at getting a new game show off the ground, there’s ample reason for audiences to give the program a chance.

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In this case, Deadline is reporting that actor/comedian Ryan Reynolds is getting set to produce a brand new game show concept called Don’t. While Reynolds won’t be taking on hosting duties, he’s still very excited about this latest venture into the vast world of home entertainment. Speaking about Don’t during the game show’s announcement, Reynolds explained his troubled relationship with the word, while utilizing the sardonic humor that fans have come to expect (and love):

“All my life, the word ‘don’t’ has tortured me. From ‘don’t curse’ to ‘don’t play ball in the house’ to ‘don’t eat the crab salad you left in the sun for three days.’ I cannot wait for my personal trauma to become the next great ABC family show.”

The concept of Don’t is a pretty simple one: a family of four must take on five different challenges – some of which are mental and some of which are physical. The main characteristic that all these challenges share is that each one of them involves the rule “don’t”“Don’t Laugh”, “Don’t Slip”, “Don’t Scream”, etc. Each challenge must be completed within a set amount of time in order to win a cash prize. Every challenge that isn’t completed during the allotted time limit will result in the elimination of a family member from the game, and each member will eventually be eliminated until there is only one remaining. When this occurs, the final family member must complete all of the challenges in order to win the prize money.

Judging by what we currently know about how Don’t is played, there doesn’t seem to be very much to it. It’s hard to imagine a game show such as this being around for the long haul, despite Ryan Reynolds being deeply involved with it. However, the game’s concept will likely be far more entertaining than it sounds, as the restrictions imposed upon participants could result in some decent laughs. Should the worse case scenario occur and Don’t doesn’t perform the way Reynolds or ABC had hoped, Reynolds still gets full points for continuing to be the risk taker that he’s become known as.

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Source: Deadline

2019-04-09 05:04:06

Mike Jones

DC’s Greatest Hero Isn’t Superman, It’s Green Lantern

Warning: SPOILERS for Doomsday Clock #9

Superman may be the first superhero, but he isn’t the most important. DC has revealed the one hero that their entire universe is built on… and it isn’t who most comic fans will expect.

There will be many who disagree, since the “most important DC superhero” is obviously a subjective title. But DC Comics has given as official an honor as they can, revealing the one costumed hero that was the key to everything that came after. Now that Doctor Manhattan’s changes to reality have been explained, the one hero he prevented from existing may be what brings the entire New 52 Universe crumbling down, erasing the future that it should have had.

But before DC Comic fans get too angry, it’s easy to see how Manhattan made his mistake. After all… we wouldn’t have thought that Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern was the key to the universe, either.

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While tragic, there’s a good chance that many Alan Scott fans will be pleased to see him get the recognition he deserves. Especially after DC’s Silver Age re-imagined the Green Lanterns as space cops, putting Alan Scott permanently on the back burner. But his magic ring was just as impressive when it appeared in 1940, even if it isn’t actually Lantern’s powers that make him important to the future of the DC Universe, but his life story. Even if some fans have never actually seen Alan’s secret origin, grabbing onto a shiny green train lantern just as a bridge collapse threatened to take him down long with it.

The lantern’s magic saved Scott, and granted him its powers. Now, it seems that the most important part of that origin story isn’t why Alan was chosen, or even where the energy came important… but the hero he became in the years and decades ahead. So important a hero, it turns out, that killing Alan Scott is the only change that Doctor Manhattan seems to have made to bring everything else tumbling down.

After the initial bombshell reveal of Doctor Manhattan’s role in the New 52 reboot, it was promised that the Doomsday Clock series from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank would provide some answers. And even if the “why” has yet to make sense, the question of “how” Manhattan remade reality has been confirmed. Through his internal dialogue spread across all of time and space, Manhattan explains that the first domino to fall… was pushing the aforementioned Lantern an inch or two beyond Alan Scott’s reach.

The lantern remained dormant, Alan died in the train accident, and the world never knew anything had changed. At least up until now, when Manhattan realizes the entire world is about to die.

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Fans are sure to ask: how could that one act have been the key to heroes and origin stories totally unrelated to Alan Scott? Superman still crashed in a rocket ship years later, regardless. And even if Jay Garrick was a friend of Alan’s, Barry Allen became The Flash thanks to science fiction. They would be partly right, since even without Alan Scott the rest of the New 52 has progressed just fine until now. Doubtful fans are in good company, since it’s only now becoming clear to Manhattan that without Alan Scott, the entire universe is about to end.

His musings about walking through the world and witnessing some of DC’s most iconic moments locations provided the explanation. Move the green lantern away from Alan, and Manhattan can later run his fingers across the large, round, dusty table–almost certainly the iconic meeting table of the Justice Society of America, but now without its heroes to gather around it. As a founding member of the first superhero super-team, it’s believable that without Scott, the Society never successfully formed.

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Without the Justice Society to play its iconic role in uniting the superhero community, and passing on their heroism, their wisdom, and their example to the younger generation, Doctor Manhattan has weakened every hero that comes after. But it’s only when Doctor Manhattan finally looks into the future beyond the present day that he reveals the true damage he has caused.

It’s only in the most recent Doomsday Clock #9 that the true extent of Manhattan’s meddling becomes clear. In the first panels of the issue, Doctor Manhattan continues his habit of blurring past, present, and future together in one endless line of causes and effects. This time looking forward one thousand years into the future, when the heroic Ferro Lad of the Legion of Super Heroes gives his life to save the Earth’s sun (a memorable moment for any Legion fan). An explosion so powerful, it propels Ferro Lad’s ring backwards through time–to rest in Doctor Manhattan’s hand, still speckled with blood.

But that seems to be only a poignant moment in Manhattan’s own past, before he sought to improve the universe. As he muses about shifting the lantern out of Alan Scott’s reach, thus preventing him from becoming the Green Lantern, Ferro Lad’s ring disappears. The ring never existed, in fact. And as he begins to look back a year, a century, a millennium at a time, the future that once existed has also gone dark. Manhattan concludes that he can’t see a future because there is none to see. Even when he considers that it might only be him who dies, that doesn’t change the lack of the ring.

All things considered, this pivotal role as keystone of the DCU is all the tribute to Alan Scott fans need. Like so many before, Manhattan estimated the original Green Lantern to be expendable, or less important. In the end, he proved to be the exact kind of hero the DC Universe needed to live up to its full potential.

Doomsday Clock #9 is available now at your local comic book shop, or directly from DC Comics.

MORE: DC Confirms The New 52 Was Always Doomed

2019-03-28 02:03:28

Andrew Dyce

The New Green Arrow is Black Canary (in Comics, Not TV)

The latest issue of Green Arrow sees another hero donning Oliver Queen’s hood and wielding his bow as part of an effort to save the billionaire’s life. Ironically, this comes at a time when there is a big mystery regarding a new Green Arrow on Arrow, with that character not taking up Oliver Queen’s cause and costume on the television show.

Recent issues of Green Arrow have seen Oliver pitted against a new vigilante called The Citizen. Previously targeting white-collar criminals who had bribed the police to escape justice, The Citizen’s efforts took a more revolutionary approach when he abducted a slum lord…and beheaded him with a guillotine after putting the man’s fate to a social media vote. When Oliver Queen became The Citizen’s next target for killing a young woman while drunk-driving and was abducted, somebody else had to save the day as the Green Arrow to protect Ollie’s life and secret identity.

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As Green Arrow #47 opens, Oliver Queen is trapped in an electric chair as The Citizen broadcasts to his followers, calling out Green Arrow for protecting the lives of one-percenters like Queen. Suddenly, the signal of the broadcast and the power to the chair is cut off, thanks to a carefully released EMP Arrow shot by a figure who looks like Green Arrow, save for a mask completely concealing their face under the hood.

The figure easily knocks out The Citizen, revealing herself to be Green Arrow’s girlfriend, Dinah Lance (aka Black Canary) under the mask.

There is some irony in this story, given the current storyline on Arrow, where a new Green Arrow has begun protecting Star City following Oliver Queen’s incarceration earlier this year. The mystery of the new Green Arrow’s identity has been a major plot point of Arrow‘s seventh season, and one early theory suggested that Black Siren – the evil alternate-Earth version of Laurel Lance – might have taken up Green Arrow’s mantle in a bid for redemption. This theory was later disproved by the episode “Due Process”, which confirmed that none of the main cast of Arrow were masquerading as the new Green Arrow.

Sadly, those Arrow-heads hoping to see Black Siren donning Green Arrow’s hood were disappointed. Still, Black Canary fans can take heart and know that their favorite heroine is still kicking butt and taking names in the pages of Green Arrow. Following this issue, it is clearer than ever why Oliver Queen says he “can’t live without his Pretty Bird… literally.”

Green Arrow #47 is now available from DC Comics.

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2018-12-07 06:12:28

New Green Arrow Identity Revealed

Arrow finally reveals season 7’s new Green Arrow – and it’s someone who’s much closer to Oliver Queen that viewers may realize. Since Oliver Queen has been imprisoned for most of Arrow season 7 so far, and only recently got out in order to make sure he’s ready to face whatever comes next in the Arrowverse‘s 2018 crossover event, Elseworlds, another Green Arrow has been helping keep Star City and its citizens safe in the interim. But, that’s led to more questions than it has answers.

Throughout Arrow season 7, the mystery of who the new Green Arrow was has split the remaining members of Team Arrow, as some of them believed one of other Team Arrow members was taking up Oliver’s mantle in secret – but that didn’t turn out to be the case. Then it was believed that Oliver’s son, William Queen, returned from the future and followed in his father’s footsteps as the Green Arrow, which made sense considering that Arrow season 7’s flashforwards are hinting at a dystopian future. However, it turns out that the new Green Arrow’s real identity is something not many people expected, but is nevertheless an exciting twist.

Related: Arrow: 9 Biggest Questions From The Season 7 Midseason Finale

In Arrow season 7 episode 8, “Unmasked,” it’s revealed that the new Green Arrow is Emiko Queen (played by Sea Shimooka on Arrow), Oliver Queen’s half-sister from the comics. While her name isn’t explicitly mentioned, it’s clear who she is, and that is evidenced by Arrow season 7’s midseason premiere originally being titled “My Name is Emiko Queen,” before ultimately being changed to “Shattered Lives” after the first title leaked online.

Considering where “Unmasked” left off, it’s safe to assume that Emiko Queen is Robert Queen’s daughter, and is therefore still Oliver’s half-sister. For those that are unaware, in the comics, Emiko Queen is the daughter of Robert Queen and Shado, though since there’s no indication that Shado is her mother in the Arrowverse, it’s possible that she may have an entirely different mother, which may be revealed when Arrow returns in 2019.

Furthermore, in the comics, the character Komodo was Emiko’s guardian (which is why she was well-trained in archery), so it’s possible that the only reason she’s appearing in the Arrowverse now (and as the new Green Arrow) is because she’s finally discovered who her real parents are, which is what led to her assuming her brother’s superhero identity while he was in prison. With Elseworlds now taking over Arrow’s final episode of 2018, any question about the new Green Arrow’s identity will have to wait until next year.

More: Arrow May Finally Deliver On The Show’s Suicide Squad Promise

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2018-12-03 06:12:11

The Green Lantern Reinvented: Interview with Liam Sharp

Hal Jordan has been given something of a reboot by DC Comics, once again claiming the title of The Green Lantern in his new comic series. And just two issues in, the book is setting a new standard for DC’s living universe.

We’ve got an exclusive preview of The Green Lantern #2, which adds yet another layer of classic Lanterns, alien conspirators, and mind-bending battles. And even better, we have artist Liam Sharp himself to walk us through the next step in his and Grant Morrison’s space adventure.

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With The Green Lantern #2 coming from DC Comics December 5th, Screen Rant had the chance to discuss the series with Sharp (as well as his larger career). While the secrets of the villains, super-weapons, and alien regimes on their way are still being held close to the vest, readers eager to see what’s next for The Green Lantern can read our full interview, and check out the preview pages below.

SR: You’re going to a lot of corners of the DC Universe that will be totally new to readers in The Green Lantern. So how would you introduce people to your idea of Rot Lop Fan and the Obsidian Deeps of the Supervoids?

LS: Oh, how can you not love Rot Lop Fan? The F-Sharp Bell. Just such a great concept.

And you bring a real mind-bending visual to [a Lantern in total darkness].

Well that was–Grant kind of just said you got to imagine a universe where the shapes and everything is based on sound, and acoustic qualities, not what it might look like. So that was quite interesting. If anything it’s got musical notes and things that are going to resonate with sound. That was the thinking behind those crazy designs for it. Because it’s dark! In that scene we are literally making darkness visible.

And Volk is just great, he’s classic. The first time I saw him Kevin O’Neill had drawn him. I don’t know if he had been drawn before that, but he certainly feels like a Kevin O’Neill design. I love that we’re going back to those crazy concepts for characters. And we talked about him, like is he actually a magma creature? Has the body been created for him to give him form? Is the actual living essence of him the magma that’s constantly spitting out the top of his volcano head?

We’ve given the smoke a face as well, which is fun. It’s subtle but Grant was just like, ‘can you imagine the concentration of keeping a little face on the smoke all the time?’ All of that is fun. [Associate Editor] Jessica Chen, she just loved Volk. Every time he appeared she kind of squee-ed. Like ‘He’s back, he’s back!’ We all did, really.

We get to see one of the most arresting images I’ve seen of Oa, the Central Precinct of the Green Lantern Corps. We’ve seen it before, but your version takes minutes to absorb from just a single page. How did you come up with the idea of what this version would look like?

It’s interesting you said at the beginning about European comics, and Moebius, and all those kind of things. The guy I trained with was a chap called Don Lawrence, who is a legend in Europe. He did a story called The Trigan Empire, and Storm was his famous one. And when I was with him he would spend like two weeks on a page, and just create the most incredible cities, and environments and worlds. They were just astonishing. Fully painted. Really beautiful stuff.

One of the lessons I took away from working with him–I guess I was seventeen when I first started working with him–he once gave me a script as a try-out, and one of the scenes had two characters walking through a corridor. He came over and sort of laughed and said, ‘what’s that?’ And I said, ‘that’s a corridor.’ He says, ‘that’s not a corridor, it’s just a square box with nothing in it. Why is it just square? Think about it, what’s it made of? It could be made of meat, it could be made of plant matter. What planet is it on? What’s the environment? Where are these people going? Does it have to be square? can it snake? Think about all those things.’

That’s really informed my thinking ever since, I think. The environment becomes as much a part of the character as anything else. Certainly in The Green Lantern, I think all of these different planets are characters in their own rite. You have to give them the respect you would give to any of the lead characters and go to town with it. So in terms of doing that shot, I wanted to make it feel really epic for a start, really vast.

I did an earlier version that didn’t quite do it for me, I spent like a day and a half on it and it wasn’t quite done. I ended up spending about four days on that thing. And in the end it’s got to twinkle, so I added all the lights. But then it looks too much like a machine, so now it’s got little parkland areas if you look really close. I just kept adding and adding to it. it took a while before I was satisfied.

Page 2 of 3: The New Hal Jordan, and Green Lantern’s Future

You get the impression in The Green Lantern #2 that this is all commonplace to Hal, as a space cop. The fact that he’s beside a walking volcano isn’t worth noting for him. But then you get a scene that feels more like an episode of Law & Order or NYPD Blue. Does that come from the same place for you, creatively, or is that really shifting gears?

I mean, everyone is aware of those interrogation rooms. And that is a huge long shot. Over those three pages you’ve got the shot of the city, and he’s tiny in it. Then the next bit you see them more mid-distance and you’re in closer in to the machinery of these buildings. Then the interior corridors and then it’s a full, big close-up of his face. That pulls you in and then suddenly he’s in this interrogation room. There was a thought process to that. I really enjoy going from that big scale to this very intimate little area, and he hasn’t missed a beat. There’s no sense of wonder to him when he’s walking, he’s seen it all before, you know? Which makes him really fascinating.

He is an unreconstructed character, in many ways. He’s out of time, and out of place, and out of step with the way things are now. I’ve said before, he’s the kind of character that I aspired to be as a kid growing up in the seventies. You know, a manly man, and wasn’t overly sensitive… I was a real shy kid, and was very emotional, and sensitive, and all of those things. And I was like, ‘I wish I could be more like a manly man!’ Neither me or Grant were anything like him, but we both grew up in a period where that was the kind of person you aspired to be. Things have changed thankfully, and they’re much better than that. Which means that a character like that hasn’t really got a place anymore. But he’s grown past that in the sense that he’s seen everything. So he might have started out as an unreconstructed guy, but now he’s trying to figure out who he is.

He’s seen the death of the universe, he’s died himself. He’s been on the other side of good and bad. He’s been everywhere, done everything. And he’s literally fearless and unfazed now. And he’s so far beyond PTSD that there isn’t even a word for what’s going on in his head. So what do you with a character like that? How does he relate with the people that he loves, and his old friend on Earth? And hasn’t he also got people on many different planet and in many different ports that he also loves, that he also has deep relationships with. So there’s a lot of questions and interesting angles to this story that Grant is exploring, or we’re exploring together.

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In this story, Hal being called back into action is not him going to save the universe, it’s him going back on his beat. This issue we get a sense of that, is that a sense of what we can expect from the rest of the series? It has a mix of big and intimate moments.

Yeah, I think it’s always going to have that big and intimate, and is definitely going to be crime solving. Like a lot of these TV shows, the idea is to have a sense of a story issue-to-issue, but of course then there’s a bigger overarching story which you can draw the dots to over time. But hopefully each issue will stand as a riveting, and interesting, and fun read, even while we’re turning a cliffhanger, you know? You’ll get some answers and you’ll get more questions, but you will have that sense of a TV episodic series. Grant’s referring to it as a ‘season one.’

And already has some idea for season two I understand?

Yeah, absolutely. We’re having a ball, I think we’re planning on staying around for a while.

I also wanted to ask you, you Tweeted about the criticism some people make of comic art, or artists who don’t feel confined to recreating an accurate human anatomy on the page. The Marvel movies now look like Bryan Hitch drew them, and Jim Lee’s take on DC characters is a golden standard. How do you process comments about that, when you’re focused on art, not being judged against an anatomy textbook?

I don’t really take them to heart, I guess it’s frustrating because times have changed. It used to be that we were not about reality… a lot of the people who most inspired me over my career don’t necessarily draw realistically at all, it’s the way they explored anatomy that was fascinating to me. Whether that’s Richard Corben, or Simon Bisley, or bill sienkiewicz. The point is it’s art, it’s illustration, it isn’t reality. It’s as much about mood, and texture, and ambience as it is about… imagine taking a snapshot of something that’s happening right in front of you and putting it on the page. If that was all it was about we might as well just dress in costume and shoot it on stages, and create a blue screen background for everything.

That’s not what it’s about. It’s as much about growing as a creator and pushing yourself, and trying things that are expressive ways of telling a story, as it is about anatomy. A lot of people can draw perfectly good anatomy and you only need to think of the classic example everyone uses: Picasso could draw perfectly well when he was a kid. When he was young he did it, and it was all about going beyond that. You can say the same of Kirby, look back at early Kirby and his drawing was extremely rooted in reality. But it became less and less so, and more about the dynamics, and more about the emotional impact these pages had than anything else, as it went on. He broke every rule! He broke the rules of perspective, rules about anatomy, all of that. It didn’t matter, he took you on an incredible journey, and he took you to worlds you had never seen before.

The thing I occasionally get frustrated at–and I shouldn’t, and I’m doing my best to not–I think the thing is to try and educate. Sometimes I think I come across as more sensitive than I am, when actually all I’m trying to point out is, ‘hang on a second, you’re missing the bigger picture here.’ Unless you’ve got a rich knowledge of the evolution of art over many decades… maybe it’s not to your taste, and that’s fine. But to pick apart the anatomy, particularly when I’ve seen people picking apart the anatomy of Bryan Hitch, whose anatomy is is exemplary, that kind of is confusing. I know I’m getting it wrong sometimes, but you know, it’s not always for want of trying. But the sheer volume of page by page workload in itself, people don’t even bear that kind of stuff in mind.

Page 3 of 3: Marvel Movies, Brave & The Bold… and Warlord?

Do you take inspiration from seeing a live-action superhero project? Superheroes are omnipresent now, do you still go back to artwork first?

Oh, yeah that’s interesting. So, that’s a really great question: I absolutely adore seeing all these worlds on the big screen. I feel like we’ve been a blessed generation to be able to see… my kids have grown up loving it, and all of those movies have been an event for us, you know? Leading up to the last Marvel movie for instance, the kids watched one every week until that came out, they went through the entire lot. And it’s the same with The Flash TV show–you can’t keep up with all of them, there’s literally too many but we get a kick out of it. And I get a huge kick out of it, when I was a kid it was just the Spider-Man cartoon in the seventies. Which I loved, you know? Then the Hulk TV show which again I absolutely loved.

Interestingly, I said this to somebody the other day… it occurred to me that as much as I really enjoy those films, I’ve probably only revisited a couple of them. I don’t think there’s any that I’ve seen more than twice. Whereas my favorite comics, I go back to again and again and again and again, and I never get sick of them. And I find something new to appreciate them every time I pick it up again. Also sometimes I find looking back, like–I know this is almost sacrilege to say, but I didn’t really get Kirby when I was younger. And now I do. I feel horrified at myself for not understanding.

Also, I probably suffered a little bit in my thinking from the people I was really inspired by. You know, I loved Messina because his anatomy was so damn good. So it was people like Bill Sienkiewicz and Kirby that educated me in the thinking, that there was more to it. There’s depths you can trawl here that aren’t about perfection of drawing, they’re about whole other levels of thinking that actually make it more exciting if you allow it to.

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On the subject of books with detail you can keep going back to, I have to ask about your Brave & The Bold series. I can only describe your artwork in that book as ‘organic Kirby,’ which I hope is as much a compliment as I mean it to be–

[Laughs] Absolutely!

Okay great! What can fans hope for next, even if it isn’t specifics?

We’ve definitely got plans for some sort of follow-up, at some point. I’m wrangling in my head what that might be because I don’t want it to be directly more of the same, in a way. It has to move forward. It leaves a lot of questions, and some really interesting situations off the back end of that that are wide open to be explored. They might not all be in Tir Na Nog, for instance, it could all be in Gotham, it could all be elsewhere completely. It might not be the same two characters, either, it could be a whole bunch of other characters. So I don’t want to say it’s definitely going to be Batman and Wonder Woman, because I would hate to let down the people who might hope that it would be… but it might be [Laughs]. There’s a lot to take on board because there does seem to be some appetite for more. It is something I’m seriously thinking about, and working out, and there has been discussions about it, but it hasn’t gone beyond that point yet.

I’ve also seen people asking you what character you would want to draw. But I know about Hawkman, and I know about Swamp Thing, so is there a character that would shock people to hear you say you would love to draw?

Hmmm. I don’t know about shock… I mean, I think I would do a good Warlord.

That’s a terrific pick. Well, it’s been great getting to speak with you, especially after your Wonder Woman: Rebirth run became such a standout (we at Screen Rant praised it as the best-looking comic in all of DC’s Rebirth).

No that’s appreciated. Honestly, for me, that was such an unexpected… I never expected to be able to come back into the mainstream. I had wanted to for so long, and when I feel out of it in… gosh, the late nineties probably, that had been my whole adult working life. And I had slowly been slipping away into obscurity and it seemed like something I couldn’t quite control or stop. And it’s not that I went away from comics, I just went on to comics that nobody saw.

Then there’s a point when you realize you’re back in it, you’re back in the game again, and people are seeing what you’re doing and appreciating it…  You’re older, you’re wiser, you don’t take anything for granted. You know that you’re breathing rarefied air, and you’re standing shoulder to shoulder with the best in the business. It is humbling beyond words and very grounding. You can’t help but be thankful for it, and I just didn’t expect to be back here.

The Green Lantern #2 will be available December 5th from DC Comics.

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2018-12-03 03:12:23

Harry Potter: 20 Strange Details About Draco Malfoy’s Anatomy

Draco Malfoy is one of the most memorable secondary characters in the Harry Potter movies and books. It may be due to his irredeemable and despicable behaviour,as everyone loves a good villain. It could also be the appeal of actor Tom Felton in the movies, and all the subsequent fan fiction they have produced.

However, not a lot is revealed about him in the books, and less even less is shown on screen, leaving him a mystery. We do know that his family has an unhealthy obsession with their pure blood heritage and an unflinching loyalty to Voldemort. One thing that we also know is that during his sixth year, Draco became even more villainous. He was given the task of assassinating Dumbledore and allowing the Death Eaters access to his present school, Hogwarts.

Some aspects that remained more hidden, though, including the origins of his name, which has links to the Hogwarts motto. His talents in transfiguration, charms, potions, and Occlumency are also never fully explored or known by the average person.

More surprisingly than all of this is the fact that despite being mortal enemies, Draco and Harry only duel twice – and one of them was in the presence of teachers, so it barely counts. Including these examples and every other duel that Draco is involved in, we have discovered that he never wins a single fight. This might be J. K. Rowling highlighting his cowardice and lack of morals that weaken his character ultimately. However, it might also have to do with his particular skillset.

With that said, here are the 20 Strange Details About Draco Malfoy’s Anatomy In Harry Potter.

20 He is a gifted Occlumens

While Harry Potter is undoubtedly a gifted wizard, one of the things he was never able to master was Occlumency. This is the act of closing your mind to anyone who attempts to read it.

Draco managed to surpass his rival by mastering the art of this notoriously tricky skill.

While it may seem peculiar that Draco can keep other wizards out his head while Harry cannot, this is in keeping with his character. J. K. Rowling confirmed that Draco managed to become a gifted Occlumens due to his ability to suppress his emotions. The fact that Draco can excel in this area is only due to his repressed emotional issues that may stem from his dysfunctional family.

19 His name says a lot about his personality

J. K. Rowling puts a lot of thought into her character’s names and the names of locations – and the seemingly bland name of “Draco Malfoy” is no exception upon closer examination if we take a look at its origin on Pottermore.

The name Draco can either be linked to the Latin for “dragon” or the constellation. The word “Draco” is even in Hogwart’s motto: “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, “which translates as “never tickle a sleeping dragon.” Draco’s last name, Malfoy, could have its roots in French, with “mal foi” translating as “unfaithful.” Rowling could have perhaps been a bit more subtle when thinking of names for her villains, however, as “unfaithful dragon” doesn’t leave a lot of space for redemption.

18 He temporarily had control of the Elder Wand

During his sixth year, Draco was given the task of destroying Dumbledore and giving the Death Eaters access into Hogwarts. While he succeeded with the latter, Draco was unable to take the life of the Hogwarts headmaster.However, when confronting Dumbledore, he disarmed the professor, which was a significant action even if Draco did not realize it at the time.

 By disarming Dumbledore, Draco unknowingly had control of the most powerful wand in existence – the Elder Wand.

This was only temporary, though, as Harry later confronts Draco in his house in the Deathly Hallows and disarms him. This meant that control of the Elder Wand was passed down to Harry, who still technically can wield it today. For one brief moment, however, Draco could have been the most powerful wizard in the world.

17 He learnt the Unforgivable Curses

Draco’s sixth year at Hogwarts was a pivotal and important year for the sole Malfoy child. As well as being given the task of overthrowing his school, he was taught the Unforgiveable Curses by Bellatrix Lestrange.

Lestrange, being Draco’s aunt, most likely taught him these forbidden spells to prepare him for his role. We know for certain that Draco can perform Crucio (the torturing spell) and Imperio (the controlling spell). However, it is unclear whether Draco ever learnt the ultimate Unforgiveable Curse: Avada Kedavra, which would destroy the receiver. Though Draco seemed like an antagonist during his first year at Hogwarts, few fans expected him to become such a villain later in the story. However, it could be argued that this was due to the pressures of his family.

16 He is supposedly one of the only Death Eaters who can love

Death Eaters are more ingrained to respond with acts of hate than love. This is hardly surprising, though, considering the amount of carnage and havoc that they have created. However, what is surprising is that even though Draco is a Death Eater, he is supposedly capable of feeling genuine love.

This love manifests itself towards both his parents and his future wife, Astoria Greengrass. This is at odds with the other Death Eaters, whose hate trumps their love. Be it Bellatrix Lestrange or Lucius Malfoy, these individuals are consumed by their service to the Dark Lord. While it could be argued that they love Voldemort, this is closer to worship than a romantic or platonic love.

15 He’s proud of his pure blood family

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter may be incredible, but when it comes to metaphors, it is not very subtle. The fact that some wizarding families, such as the Malfoys, favor those with pure blood is meant to echo the real world prejudices that some hold. Draco’s parents instilled the belief that he is superior to half blood and muggles on him at a young age. This explains his resentment towards Hermione, whom he calls “Mudblud” incessantly.

This hatred for anyone who is not pure blood is a trait that many of the old wizarding families share.

The notable exceptions are Nymphodora Tonks and Sirius Black, who were cast out of the family for their beliefs that muggles and wizards are equal. Draco may not be as hostile towards muggles and muggle-born wizards by the end of the Deathly Hallows, but it is still a prejudice that he cannot escape.

14 He has used a Time Turner

J. K. Rowling may live to regret introducing Time Turners into the Wizarding World. The amount of problems that this device, which was used by Hermione in Prisoner of Azkaban, could solve is countless. It could be used to stop Voldemort from ever existing or it could be used to bring back beloved characters. However, in Prisoner of Azkaban, it is used by Hermione to ensure that she can go to all her classes and to save Buckbeak.

Having not learnt the amount of plot holes attached to such a device, Rowling revealed the existence of a secret Time Turner belonging to the Malfoys. Without revealing too many details of The Cursed Child, Malfoy uses it successfully, which makes him – alongside Hermione, Harry, Albus, and Scorpius  – one of the few known people to have used a Time Turner.

13 He has a Dark Mark

Some fans believe that it was inevitable for Draco to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a Death Eater. He did this sometime between the events of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince. We know this since we can clearly see a Dark Mark on his arm during the events before Dumbledore’s assassination. While Dumbledore looked unsurprised to see Draco pointing a wand at him, he did seem surprised by the fact that Draco now had a Dark Mark.

It is not possible to get rid of a Dark Mark, so despite the fact that Draco’s character has since been redeemed, he is not able to reverse the procedure. Draco will forever have the mark of He Who Must Not Be Named on his arm.

12 He was an extremely intelligent student

Although the movies show Draco to be just an arrogant bully, in the books, we see another aspect of Draco – we soon discover that he is an intelligent student, too. While Harry was always picked on in Potions due to Snape’s hatred for him, Draco was always the teacher’s pet.

Whether he was actually better than Harry is debatable, though, as Snape never gave the Gryffindor student a fair chance. However, one subject where Malfoy definitely excelled was in Charms, in which he was described as equally intelligent as Hermione.During his sixth year, he managed to cast the extremely difficult Protean charm. The only other person in the class who could cast it was Hermione.

11 He was supposed to get along with Harry

Draco and Harry were supposed to get along. According to Pottermore, Draco’s birthday is June 5, which makes him a Gemini. Meanwhile, Harry’s birthday is July 31, which makes him a Leo.

These two star signs are meant to get along with one another and are even able to become close friends.

During their first meeting, there was definitely potential for them to become friends, as Malfoy extends a hand of friendship to Harry. However, Harry sensed Draco’s arrogance and hostility and rejected him. Despite this, the fact that their star signs match up so well may have been a coincidence on behalf of J. K. Rowling. Or perhaps it could have been a hint that had Harry Potter shaken Draco’s hand, they could have formed an evil alliance.

10 He really wished he was the heir of Slytherin

While it may be obvious that the heir of Slytherin could only be Voldemort in hindsight, there was a lot of speculation over who it could be. During the events of Chamber of Secrets, many students thought that Harry was the heir due to his Parseltongue abilities.

Harry himself believed that Draco was the heir and took Polyjuice Potion in order to investigate. However, Draco admitted he was not the heir of Slytherin despite his family’s allegiance to Slytherin and their prejudiced view against Muggles. Although Draco didn’t know who the heir was, he served as nothing more than a pawn of the real heir: Tom Marvolo Riddle. This was still an honor for his family, though.

9 During Half-Blood Prince, he is described as unhealthily pale

Though one of Draco’s defining features is his pale skin, in Half-Blood Prince, he is described as being paler than ever. This is due to the fact that he was assigned by Voldemort to take down Dumbledore and help the Death Eaters infiltrate Hogwarts, which can put a lot of stress on a person.

Since he is the only one able to complete the tasks, he begins to physically show the signs of stress. It is notable to other students, particularly Harry, who notices his rapid deterioration over the course of sixth year. Before Half-Blood Prince was filmed, Tom Felton was told that he wasn’t allowed to come back tanned from holiday. His paleness may also draw some parallel’s to Voldemort’s own appearance, as some fans have spectated that Draco becomes more gaunt by committing evil deeds.

8 He wanted to use alchemy to become a better man

Alchemy is an ancient practice. Because of this, it is shielded in mystery. However, it principally involves turning lead into gold. For some reason, Draco became heavily invested in Alchemy after he left Hogwarts.

Post-Deathly Hallows, Draco settled down with his wife and child and began to study Alchemy. Being the heir of his family fortune and the Malfoy Manor, he did not have to worry about getting a job after school. However, Draco also spent time caring for his wife, Astoria, who was ill due to a curse that was put on her ancestors. While at home, Draco soon became fascinated by alchemical manuscripts. According to Pottermore, Draco’s obsession with Alchemy was pure – he wished to use it to become a better man.

7 He is never seen winning a duel

Despite Draco and Harry being sworn enemies during their time in Hogwarts, they only face off against each other twice. Their first duel happens during their second year in front of other second year students. However, Snape and Lockhart intervene after a snake is conjured by Malfoy. When Draco and Harry next duel, it nearly results in the demise of Malfoy during Half-Blood Prince.

During the events of Order of the Phoenix, Ginny and Draco also duel, which results in Draco losing his wand.

The final duel we see Draco participate in is during Deathly Hallows, when Hermione gets the better of him. At least during his youth, it was clear that Draco’s arrogance was just used as a shield.

6 He was a Prefect

A Hogwarts prefect is meant to inspire the younger students and act as a role model to them. By definition, Harry Potter would be the ideal Prefect for Gryffindor students, or any house for that matter. However, throughout his six years at Hogwarts, he is never given the coveted Prefect badge. While students like Percy Weasley may be obvious choices to become prefects, characters like Draco Malfoy aren’t typically expected to obtain the badge.

Draco is not a character that you typically associate with good morals, leadership, or as a role model. Regardless, Draco does become a prefect. Perhaps this was done by J. K. Rowling to show us that Draco did make for a decent leader, despite his lack of morals. In fact, some fans speculate that by giving Draco the badge, Rowling was not giving up on him.

5 He has ice grey eyes in the books, but Tom Felton has blue eyes in the movies

In the books, Draco is described as having platinum blonde hair and ice grey eyes. There are many parallels between Voldemort and his army and the Axis leaders and their army in WWII, so it makes sense that Draco would look like this.  However, in real life, the actor who brought Draco Malfoy to life on the big screen, Tom Felton, looks nothing like this. Felton has brown hair and blue eyes. Because of this, he had to dye his hair blonde for the movies.

Similarly, Daniel Radcliffe did not have Harry Potter’s green eyes. However, he found the contact lenses too painful to wear so the movies were filmed without them. Though not many fans may remember Draco’s eye color from the books, Harry’s eyes are constantly referred to in both the books and movies, which makes it even more noticeable.

4 He was unable to produce a Patronus

Though anyone can find out what their Patronus is on Pottermore, it is not as simple in the Wizarding World. Some wizards and witches are actually unable to produce a Patronus. While we know that Harry’s Patronus is a stag, many fans don’t know what Draco’s is. However, it has since been revealed that Draco is unable to conjure one.

This is apparently a common trait among Death Eaters, as many fans believe that they don’t have enough light and goodness to summon one.

While it has been established that Draco is capable of feeling love, this may not enough to produce the special charm. J. K. Rowling has also mentioned that Death Eaters are unable to produce a Patronus because Voldemort controls Dementors anyway.

3 He is a master of Transfiguration

Transfiguration is known to be a difficult class to pass at Hogwarts. After all, we see how hard it is for Ron to transform Scabbers into a grail in the movies. However, Draco is an accomplished hand at this craft. We see signs of this during his second year duel against Harry.

When they face each other in the Great Hall, Draco manages to summon a snake that slithers menacingly towards Harry. If it had not been for Harry’s ability to speak Parseltongue, he might have been attacked by the snake. In his later years, Draco even manages to transform Harry into a doppëlganger of Voldemort, which is an extremely complex charm. While the movies do not emphasize Draco’s intelligence, it remains clear in the books that he should not be underestimated.

2 His love life is fairly ambiguous

Draco’s love life is left relatively ambiguous in both the Harry Potter movies and the books. The only girl we see Draco talk to in the books and movies is Pansy Parkinson, who is described as the closest Draco comes to a girlfriend in the books. However, it is never actually confirmed that Pansy is his girlfriend in the series. At one point, the books describe a scene where Pansy is resting her head on Draco’s lap, but this is the closest we ever see them get.

While Draco eventually marries Astoria, little is known about how they met or even when they married. However, we do know that his parents disapproved of Astoria and that she was kind, and taught their son Scorpius to respect others (including muggles).

1 He is the only person Voldemort is known to have hugged

One of the most sinister Voldemort moments happens when he tries to honor one of his followers. This moment occurs during the Battle of Hogwarts, when Voldemort demands loyalty from the students of Hogwarts.

In a gesture of goodwill, Voldemort slowly and awkwardly brings Draco into an embrace in front of his followers. Understandably, Draco looks absolutely terrified, since the Dark Lord has never shown affection of any kind before. This is the only known instance of a Death Eater – or anyone for that matter – receiving a hug from Voldemort.

Are there any other interesting facts about Draco Malfoy’s body in Harry Potter? Let us know in the comments!

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2018-10-11 04:10:43 – Dan Struthers

20 DC Characters Who Can Be In James Gunn’s Suicide Squad (And Who Should Play Them)

James Gunn may be off the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 project after being fired by Disney for some controversial tweets surfaced from long ago, but not only has he apologized and insisted that he’s a much different person than he was at that period in his life; he’s reportedly also getting another stab at creating a comic adaptation with the next Suicide Squad film.

While Marvel fans mourn the loss of the man behind some of the best movies in the MCU, it’s quite possible that Gunn will give the DC universe the boost it desperately needs to really compete with Marvel.

While we’ll have to wait and see what the actual film brings to the party, we have plenty of time to speculate about what its plot might be, what kind of tone to expect and above all, which characters might be included and who might be cast in those roles. While many of us are hoping to see some members of the Squad from the first film return, we’re also crossing our fingers, wishing for a chance to meet more members who weren’t included in the first movie. There’s really an endless amount of speculation to enjoy here and many fans have already photoshopped their choices for the best portrayals of characters audiences have loved for decades.

Casting for these iconic personalities won’t be an easy task, but here are 20 DC Characters Who Can Be In James Gunn’s Suicide Squad (And Who Should Play Them).

20 Christina Ricci As Harley Quinn

Let’s be honest: Margot Robbie is a sure-in for Harley Quinn at this point. The star surprised many fans while proving others right with her incredible performance as the psychiatrist turned psychopath. Ensuring that Quinn not only shone as the premiere talent in a film with its problems, but that she would endure for her own film afterward, Robbie is a fan favorite, through and through.

We could definitely see this version of Harley in a Gunn movie.

If for some reason Robbie had to back out of the project, as much as it would pain fans, some have taken to casting other ideas for actresses who could play Harleen Quinzel. Artist D3SIGNMILTIA’s piece depicts an interesting version of the character that might work well with Christina Ricci.

19 Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker

We’ve seen so many incarnations of The Joker over the years that it’s getting more and more difficult to choose the perfect person to play an updated version of Batman’s most notorious foe. Whether or not he’ll be in the next Suicide Squad film is unclear. Who can measure up to Jack Nicholson’s chilling Joker and Heath Ledger’s perfect monster?

Joaquin Phoenix, currently starring in Todd Phillips’ solo Joker, is certainly one candidate. Phoenix, who’s also utilized some unorthodox acting methods in the past, might give us a bit more grave swagger as the criminal mastermind. His ongoing presence in the DCEU will likely depend on the success of Joker, due out in October 2019.

18 Neil Patrick Harris As The Riddler

Everyone’s favorite child doctor has grown up to become a much beloved singer, showman, and nemesis of the Baudelaire children. Neil Patrick Harris shines in just about everything he’s in, so including him in the next installment of Suicide Squad makes perfect sense.

Harris as the Riddler is pure gold.

He’s got the chops to bring the perfect blend of humor and intelligence that the Riddler needs to truly succeed, which might hopefully replace the slapstick Riddler we got in Batman Forever years ago. Harris isn’t everyone’s favorite for the Riddler, though; stay tuned for more artist manipulations involving the Riddler later.

17 Manu Bennett As Deathstroke

Given the fact that the Arrowverse and TV adaptations of DC stories have proven so successful, it makes sense to borrow from that character pool to not only connect the universe but to help ensure the success of Suicide Squad 2. If Gunn and company are planning on including Deathstroke in the sequel, we think Manu Bennet would be a clear choice for the character.

While some fans speculate that Joe Manganiello will play the part, since he is Mr. Wilson in Justice League and has announced that he’s working on three more films featuring the character, his involvement in Suicide Squad 2 remains speculation at this point. Many believe that Deathstroke will indeed be a primary villain in the film, and Bennet has already proven that he would do the character justice.

16 Sophie Turner As Oracle

Lots of fans are imagining Marvel actors in DC roles, which is pretty delightful for those of us who Make Ours Marvel and DC. Sophie Turner, who gave us the Jean Grey that we were waiting for in X-Men: Apocalypse and is set to reprise the role in Dark Phoenix, would also make an excellent Oracle.

Barbara Gordon’s time as Oracle has included a gig as tech support for the Suicide Squad.

With Ruby Rose’s debut as Batwoman and a Batgirl movie announced, the inclusion of Oracle could provide some timeline intrigue. Plus, after decades of Batman saturation, this much Bat-women power would be so much fun.

15 Oprah Winfrey As Amanda Waller

Viola Davis was a pretty stellar Amanda Waller, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever seen Viola Davis in anything. Davis could read a grocery list and deserve an Oscar. That said, Kode Logic has imagined what Oprah might bring to the role and we have to say that it looks impressive. Firm, ruthless and beautiful, Oprah’s Waller seems to give the character a bit more experience points, which are conveyed in that hard gaze.

Davis has said that she loved playing Amanda Waller, who is aligned so well with her character Annalise Keating in the hit TV drama How to Get Away with Murder in many ways, but how much fun would it be to see Oprah bend the rules?

14 Will Smith As Deadshot

You don’t mess with what works, and Will Smith certainly worked as Deadshot in the original Suicide Squad. He did so well, in fact, that plenty of people thought that he deserved his own film and said that they’d have watched Suicide Squad again if it only starred Smith. This really isn’t a surprise, given Smith’s star power, and it’s been announced that he’s returning to the franchise in the role again.

It’s a good thing that we have some time before the movie’s released, too, since Smith is set to star in Bad Boys for Life and Bright 2 around the same time. Smith’s got three films releasing in 2019 alone, and while one is only a vocal role, he’s definitely going to be busy for the next couple of years.

13 Jeffrey Dean Morgan As Batman

Utter the words “Jeffrey Dean Morgan” in the same sentence as “The Batman” and you’re bound to get a room full of excited fans. He’s absolutely perfect for Wayne in an adaptation of something like Batman Beyond, but we could definitely see him as the Batman in just about any adaptation of the series, and DeviantArt user evelius has given us some visual art to really picture the idea.

Morgan has the darkness and the voice necessary for Batman to match this ragtag team of violent convicts.

While Bale and Affleck had their time in the cowl, it’s time for a new man behind the mask. Why not Negan?

12 Rila Fukushima As Katana

While Katana was featured in the first Suicide Squad film, most people believe her role was too small to really critique or appreciate. Japanese-American actress Karen Fukuhara wasn’t bad in the role; she just didn’t get much to do.

Adding Rila Fukushima in the second movie might lend Katana some traction given that she already portrays the character in the Arrowverse.

While Fukuhara, who is set to play Glimmer in the new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV series, is rumored to be reprising the role, Fukushima, star of last year’s Ghost in the Shell, was also fantastic as Yukio in The Wolverine, which would give us another fun link between the DC and Marvel universes.

11 Emma Stone As Poison Ivy

Who doesn’t love quirky, smart, and funny Emma Stone? The actress would be perfect for an updated role as Poison Ivy following Uma Thurman’s beautiful but wonky portrayal of Pamela Isley. One of BossLogic’s many creative manipulations, this artwork features Stone as the iconic plant-loving villain and it’s pretty impressive.

We already know that Ivy will be a big part of the upcoming Gotham City Sirens film, which will also feature Harley Quinn and Catwoman at its heart, so why not include her in the Suicide Squad movie as well? There are several other cool artist manipulations of actresses who might be great in the role, such as Jessica Chastain, so it’s going to be a tough one to cast.

10 Kristen Wiig As Cheetah

Many of us can’t stop celebrating Kristen Wiig being cast as Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984. The strongest thing the DC movies have going for it right now is all the incredible female characters, most notably Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman, and we can’t wait to see where Aquaman takes us. If all goes well it would make perfect sense to include Wiig in Suicide Squad 2, especially since weaving in characters from multiple films would help provide better continuity for the DCEU.

Wiig is funny, smart, and beautiful, and we think she’s going to make an excellent foe for Wonder Woman.

In that case, her inclusion in another movie would also be fantastic to see.

9 Nathalie Emmanuelle As Vixen

DeviantArt artist farrou has created some truly amazing fanart of DC characters, and one of them, which features Nathalie Emmanuelle as Vixen, makes us believers. While we’re not sure if Emmanuelle has a Tantu Totem, we’re pretty sure she could make it work if Gunn and co. gave her one. The actress, best known for her role as Missandei on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is definitely ready for a a super suit and action in a big movie like this.

Then again, Jada Pinkett Smith has expressed interest in the role of Vixen, which would not only be interesting due to her husband’s presence in the movie but also due to her previous DC role as Fish Mooney in the TV series Gotham. Both actresses would be well-cast for the movie.

8 Jake Gyllenhaal As The Riddler

Do we really need the Riddler to come out and play in Suicide Squad 2? After the weirdness of Batman Forever and the sinister developments of Gotham, perhaps it’s time to reinvent the villain. Jake Gyllenhaal makes sense to play the villain not only because he was David Goyer’s original choice to play Batman in the Christopher Nolan movies, but because this fanart made by Vaskoho is something to behold.

While there are several people who could pull off the role, we think Donnie Darko has a fighting chance.

Fans point out that there were some Riddler Easter eggs in the Batman v Superman movie, so it’s possible that we’ll see The Riddler on film someday.

7 Dave Bautista As Bane

Can we all agree that, no matter the context, Dave Bautista must appear in Suicide Squad 2? Not only has the Drax actor delighted us all with his hilarious yet poignant portrayal in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, but he’s also publicly stated that he supports Gunn and wants to be involved in his next project.

We’re pretty sure any role could be molded to make room for such a beloved actor, but as as BossLogic has pointed out, he’d make an excellent Bane. After having two Banes that didn’t work so well in the Batman universe, we could definitely use a fresh face for the role. If he’s not Bane, Bautista would make a fantastic Solomon Grundy, too. We’re not too picky on this one.

6 Michael K. Williams As Black Manta

Could Black Manta make an appearance in Suicide Squad 2? It’s too early to rule anything out and many fans think he’d make a good inclusion, particularly following the Aquaman movie. While the majority of his screen time might simply have his head shrouded in a big bubble, his casting would be nonetheless important. Artist diamondking13 suggests actor Michael K. Williams for the job and we love the idea.

It would be cool to see how Gunn and co, would update the suit for a more modern, movie-friendly look.

Famous for his critically acclaimed roles in The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, Williams was just cast in Jordan Peele and Misha Green’s Lovecraft Country, but Suicide Squad 2 is far enough in the future to give him time for both gigs.

5 Bill Skarsgård As The Joker

This one is a no-brainer. Many of us just don’t care to see Jared Leto return as The Joker and it’s quite possible that The Joker won’t even see a second of footage in the second film. While we’d all probably be okay with that, if a new Joker is cast, Bill Skarsgård is a fantastic choice.

Skarsgård is hot right now following his success as Pennywise in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It. He also played a less troubling character in Castle Rock over the summer, proving his mettle yet again in King’s world. Considered one of the good things to come out of Netfix’s Hemlock Grove, Skarsgård could probably do the Joker justice, as artist aikoaiham has shown.

4 Teresa Palmer As Killer Frost

After witnessing Killer Frost in the Arrowverse, many fans are calling for her inclusion in Suicide Squad 2. DeviantArt creator farrou has imagined what it might look like if Teresa Palmer played the villain and it’s a pretty spot-on representation.

The Australian actress is no stranger to action movies and could do well in the role.

Kristin Bauer van Straten has already voiced Killer Frost in the animated Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, while Danica McKellar voices her in Lego DC Superhero Girls. She’s also been in 2009’s Public Enemies animated feature between Batman and Superman, but she’s never been in a live action movie before. Danielle Panabaker portrays the character in The Flash, but she hasn’t made a film in a few years.

3 Jon Bernthal as Rick Flag

Jon Bernthal is another actor already present in the MCU, portraying the most accurate and adept version of the Punisher we could ever hope for, so tossing the talented actor into the DC mix would just be plain fun. It’s not that Joel Kinneman was terrible as Rick Flag, and he’s done a great job standing up for the original film and its purpose, but Jon Bernthal would just be better.

The skill Bernthal has in striking that tricky sweet spot between ruthlessness and gravitas while still being a compelling, empathetic human being isn’t something anyone can do. Artist Riku7kun shows us what Bernthal as Flag might look like. It’s a little bare in comparison to Kinneman’s look, but that might actually work with Bernthal.

2 Josh Gad As The Penguin

It’s no secret that Josh Gad wants the role of The Penguin, having pushed for it himself in social media, and fans are clamoring for the opportunity to see the voice of the snowman, Olaf, and Gaston’s buddy LaFou in a much more sinister role.

Whether or not Gad will show up in The Batman remains to be seen but he definitely has the flippers to play the beloved villain.

BossLogic has given us some art imagining what he might look like in the role and it can only get better from here. In March, Gad started hilariously trolling Matt Reeves on Twitter, sending him animated penguin GIFs and hinting at what he could bring to the Batman franchise.

1 Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn

It’s an obvious inclusion, but it’s necessary. While the original Suicide Squad, hyped up to be the most incredible DC movie of all time, had plenty of problems, most fans and critics agree that the shining star of the whole production was Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Robbie’s portrayal was everything we hoped for– brutal, nuanced, and a delicate balance between her joker obsession and Harley coming into her own person without being too over-the-top.

Who isn’t excited to see Robbie return as Harley in theBirds Of Prey adaptation featuring the awesome women of DC, which is so ardently anticipated that it pushed Suicide 2 to the back burner? After this much love, Robbie has to be in this universe.

Who do you most want to see in a new Suicide Squad movie? Let us know in the comments!

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2018-10-11 02:10:45 – Sara Schmidt

The Flash Premiere Had The Arrowverse’s First Batwoman Easter Egg

The fifth season premiere of The Flash surprised fans by making the first official reference to the existence of Batwoman, months ahead of her first scheduled appearance during the annual Arrowverse crossover event this winter. The episode also dropped a number of references to the classic comic book mini-series Crisis On Infinite Earths, which has been hinted as an eventual occurrence in the future of the Arrowverse.

Batwoman’s arrival in the Arrowverse was first announced shortly before San Diego Comic Con 2018, when the news broke that The CW was considering developing a television series based around Kate Kane, a cousin of Bruce Wayne who unintentionally followed in his footsteps when she became a vigilante. It was later confirmed that not only was The CW developing the series, but they intended to introduce Kate Kane as part of Elseworlds – the next annual Arrowverse crossover event. Ruby Rose, of Orange Is The New Black fame, was ultimately cast in the role of Kate Kane.

Related: First Look At Ruby Rose In Costume As Batwoman In Arrowverse Crossover

The nod to Batwoman came near the end of the third segment of “Nora.” The action of the episode centered around Nora West-Allen, the future daughter of Barry Allen and Iris West-Allen, accidentally traveling back in time to before she was born and meeting her parents shortly after they got married. Barry quickly realized something was up when Nora seemed more concerned about spending time with him than doing the same with Iris and asked Nora, point blank, if that had anything to do his disappearance during a crisis in 2024, which he had read about in a future newspaper. Nora responded by showing Barry a newspaper from her time – the year 2049 – and confirming that he never returned home and that she grew up without a father.

Published 25 years to the day after the original article from the future, which was first seen in the first episode of The Flash, the 2049 article discusses the same crisis, but with a bit more detail. The 2024 article mentioned The Flash disappearing while fighting alongside Green Arrow, The Atom, and Hawkgirl. The 2049 article lists a larger number of heroes being involved in the battle, including Batwoman. The article says:

“But in the years following the crisis, accounts only grew more contradictory. Some eyewitnesses remember dozens of other heroes present, including Green Arrow, Batwoman, and Elongated Man. Others remember heroes thought lost in time, like The Atom, or from other worlds, like Supergirl. Some even contend they saw Reverse-Flash leading an army of ‘shadow demons’.”

It is interesting to note that Batwoman is mentioned in the same sentence as Green Arrow and Elongated Man – two heroes who frequently fight alongside The Flash on Earth-One. Until now, it had not been confirmed what Earth in the Arrowverse Kate Kane would be based on, though most assumed she would be from Earth 38 – the same Earth as Supergirl – as that would make it easier for the two to team-up in the future, in the same way that Batman and Superman frequently join forces in the comics. The wording of the article would suggest, however, that Kate Kane will be from Earth-One.

The mention of Reverse-Flash leading an army of shadow demons is another point of interest, given that shadow demons were the main mooks of The Anti-Monitor – the villain of the Crisis On Infinite Earths mini-series, where The Flash seemingly died saving the multiverse. The article also makes mention of The Psycho Pirate – another super-villain who had a major role in the events of The Crisis. It has long been suspected that the Arrowverse would eventually reenact Crisis On Infinite Earths in live-action and this latest bit of news about Batwoman from The Flash premiere seems to make that probability all the more certain.

More: The Flash Fixes Plot Hole By Secretly Changing Arrowverse History

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2018-10-10 07:10:43 – Matt Morrison

The Flash Confirms [SPOILER] Still Happens In Barry’s Future

Warning! SPOILERS for The Flash season 5 premiere ahead!

The Flash season 5 premiere just revealed the full impact of the Crisis of 2024 – the future event from which comes the newspaper headline, “Flash Missing, Vanishes in Crisis” – and it’s not good.

As far back as season 1, we’ve known thanks to the future edition of The Central City Citizen stored in Gideon’s archive that come April 25th, 2024, The Flash would disappear. Some details have changed with the various timeline shake-ups, but that fact remains the same – during a battle with the Reverse-Flash, Barry disappears. We also know that when they disappear they actually travel back to March 18th, 2000, where the Reverse-Flash attempts to kill a young Barry but instead kills his mother. The Reverse-Flash then tries returning to his own time but can’t because he’s been disconnected from the Speed Force, and what follows leads to season 1 of the show.

Related: The Flash Fixes Plot Hole By Secretly Changing Arrowverse History

As for The Flash, it’s been assumed that after saving his past self, but not his mother, Barry returns to 2024 to face whatever new timeline awaits him. But as we learn in tonight’s season 5 premiere, that isn’t at all what happens. Nora, Barry’s daughter from the future, shares with 2018’s Barry a newspaper headline dated April 25th, 2049 which reads: “25 Years Later – Flash Still Missing.” So The Flash did not return home after chasing the Reverse-Flash to 2000, and by the time Nora travels to the past to spy on her parents, he has yet to return.

Nora’s behavior makes a lot of sense now that we know her father has been missing since she was a toddler. All throughout the premiere, she’s spouting off factoids she learned by studying every single one of his adventures, and when it comes time for their first attempt at sending her back to the future, she hugs Barry like she’s never going to see him again. Nora has clearly grown up not knowing her father so she’s spent a lot of time trying to learn everything she can about him. It’s why she travels back in time – to see her dad in action as The Flash. Of course, with traveling back in time comes the risk of changing the future – something Nora may have already done.

But the more distressing news is what happens to The Flash of the future? Why after following the Reverse-Flash to the year 2000 did he not return for at least another 25 years? The Flash season 5 is absolutely going to explore this, possibly even flashing-forward to that future date and showing what really went on – which, according to Iris’ original article, should see The Flash teaming up with Green Arrow, The Atom, and Hawkgirl to fight the Reverse-Flash as well as the ominous red skies and the immense destruction of Central City.

What The Flash season 5 may also do is explore how it is the future Flash comes back. We know that he must return because in 2056, a future Barry sends a message to Rip Hunter in 2016 warning him of Savitar. So he isn’t gone forever, just a lot longer than we initially thought. Nora’s newspaper has Barry gone for 25 years, and that isn’t exact but it’s very close to how long Barry is gone in the comics after Crisis on Infinite Earths – possibly DC Comics’ most famous storyline and in where The Flash sacrifices himself to save the world. He returns 23 years later in Final Crisis, revealing he had been stuck in the Speed Force. The CW’s The Flash has already done the whole ‘stuck in the Speed Force’ thing, so hopefully it won’t repeat itself, but it does appear as if they are preparing for The Flash of the future to finally make his return after being gone for a quarter-century.

Next: The Flash Season 5: New Cast & Character Guide

The Flash season 5 continues next Tuesday with ‘Blocked’ at 8pm/7c on The CW.

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2018-10-09 07:10:13 – Sarah Moran