The CW’s Gotham Knights takes place in a world we might all recognize, but for Navia Robinson it represents a turning point in how the audience can connect with — and visualize — our heroes. As Navia astutely noted in the course of our conversation, the world is changing, and our caped crusaders have a chance to change right along with it, leaving us all the better for it.
On this episode of Hard NOC Life, Keith and Britney say the magic word while breaking down the latest DCEU entry, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and its place in the dysfunctional DC Movie Universe(s). Britney also shares her thoughts on last week’s Academy Awards and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.
The box office is certainly feeling the “fury of the gods” as Shazam! Fury of the Gods has officially debuted at #1 opening weekend! And as audiences have discovered, director David F. Sandberg has managed to lovingly craft homages to Harryhausen throughout the film, showcasing his youthful spirit within each frame of the picture. But now that the film is out, we at The Nerds of Color are finally able to dive into things a bit more, as we were given the opportunity to attend an event with Sandberg to find out several secrets from him about the making of the movie!
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is almost here! And all this week we’ve been celebrating everyone’s favorite kid-turned-superhero. On Monday we shared our interview with star Zachary Levi. Tuesday, we gave you a look into the film with Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer. And yesterday we dropped our review. And now, I’m delighted to tell you the fun continues, as we had the opportunity to chat with writers of the film, Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan!
It’s Shazam! Week at The Nerds of Color. And so far, we’ve been incredibly lucky to have been able to chat with stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer about their new film Shazam! Fury of the Gods. And it has been a true honor for us because the first Shazam! film was an absolute delight. However, with Fury of the Gods coming to theaters this Friday, the question becomes — will lightning strike twice? Let’s break down the answer for this right now!
We’re a few months out from the theatrical debut of The Flash, but the merchandise stream keeps flowing! Today, McFarlane Toys officially unveiled their line of 7-inch figures, but it was a couple of vehicles that stole the show. For the first time ever, Michael Keaton’s Batmobile and Batwing will be available for 1:12 collectors!
Part of the charm of the first Shazam! film was watching the sweet coming-of-age friendship between foster brothers Billy Batson and Freddie Freeman develop, as they navigated the superhero business together. Portrayed by Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer, the two actors sparked the characters to life with their chemistry and relatable comedic timing. Now, with Shazam! Fury of the Gods coming out, we get to see both the characters and the actors mature further as the adventures of Freddie and Billy, as well as the rest of the Shazam-ily, continue!
Welcome to Shazam! week folks! Back in 2019, Billy Batson made his glorious film debut with the release of the utterly charming Shazam! The film ended up gaining some of the best reviews in the DCEU, and was a financial success. And a large part of that was due to the terrific performance from star Zachary Levi, who truly embraced the zany Big-meets-DC wish fulfillment concept of the picture.
For the 300th(!!!) episode of Hard NOC Life, Keith and Britney are joined by The Middle Geeks host Swara to grapple with loving the Flash Super Bowl trailer and share their honest thoughts on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by offering a first look at the most toxic couple in all of comics? Well, that’s exactly what Todd Phillips did on Instagram by revealing our first look at Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn from next year’s highly anticipated sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux.
With the internet still reeling from its epic Super Bowl trailer, the marketing team for this summer’s The Flash is kicking it into high gear with the release of three brand new character posters featuring the titular superhero and his World’s Finest companions, Batman and Supergirl.
Well, more like the Batwing and Batcave. Still it’s no secret that Michael Keaton’s iteration of Batman will feature prominently in The Flash, and the newly released teaser poster just highlights the collision of these two cinematic worlds.
When I first ran into writer Pornsak Pichetshote to talk about his latest DC Comics series The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives, he was nervous about the conversation that would come up — especially since I texted him prior that I had a lot to say after receiving an early copy of the first issue. Pichetshote and I have known each other for years in the same Thai American entertainment circles. So, when I was alerted he was penning the next Dead Boy Detectives comics surrounding Thai culture and the Thai American community, I knew I had to talk to him about it.
June 2013. That’s when the DCEU kicked off, with the debut of Zack Snyder’s modest hit, Man of Steel. It’s almost 10 years to the date, and a crowd of press has been summoned to the DC offices on a quiet January afternoon. Why? Because, as promised by new co-head of DC Studios, James Gunn, the new fate of the DCU was about to be unveiled!
Well, ain’t that some shit. Barely a month after announcing his return as Superman on Instagram, Henry Cavill took to the social media platform once again. This time, though, it was to announce the opposite.