***Updated, because a new Harley Quinn trailer dropped yesterday.***
Rocksteady Games’ Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, originally slated for release in 2022, is now set to launch on February 2, 2024.
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Academy Award winner, John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) can do it all! He can explore the harsh reality and truths of history. And he can even take a trip into the fantastical worlds of gods and heroes within the DC Universe.
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Yeah. You read that right. And look, I know the bar seems pretty low. When your past three releases include Black Adam, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, and The Flash — one of which was sold as allegedly “one of the best superhero movies of all time,” when it actually was a complete mess of obnoxiousness and bad VFX — it may not seem like high praise. But genuinely and truly, Blue Beetle is actually a really terrific film.
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The Blue Beetle is landing on August 18! And while many out there may be unfamiliar with the character, let me just say, Jaime Reyes is awesome! This is a movie worth celebrating, not just because it represents the first major Latino superhero movie to hit theaters, but because it’s actually really very good, and one of the best cinematic surprises of the year! And we at The Nerds of Color were lucky enough to sit down with the clever maestro behind the film, director Angel Manuel Soto!
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It’s no secret that DC has had a rough year so far, with Shazam: Fury of the Gods and The Flash seemingly underperforming. But based on the trailer for Blue Beetle, I think all that is about to change. Because wow! It looks so fun!
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We’re getting closer to the big screen debut of Jaime Reyes folks! And with the release of Blue Beetle we are going to finally get the first Latino-led solo Hollywood superhero movie ever. That is a huge step for representation, and there’s no better, more charming character to do this with than Jaime!
Continue reading “New Motion Posters for ‘Blue Beetle’ Revealed”
It’s been 15 years since Iron Man revolutionized the way comic book movies have been seen in Hollywood. Since then, we’ve seen the popular genre expand in ways that really foster representation and the idea of stories being told from all points of view, from Black Panther to Shang-Chi and of course Wonder Woman. And yet, there still hasn’t been a single big-budget superhero film told from the eyes and perspective of a Latino protagonist. Until now. Get ready to meet Blue Beetle.
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Like us, you know her, you love her as Zari Tarazi on Legends of Tomorrow, it’s Tala Ashe herself on the podcast! Mae has a riveting conversation with Tala on her life and career, her time as Zari on Legends, what she learned about herself playing the role, her theater roles in the SWANA plays English and The Vagrant Trilogy, and much more!
Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 48: Tala Ashe on Her Career and the Situation in Iran”
“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change,” we’ve heard for weeks on end from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Did it really change that much with the release of Black Adam? Honestly? Yeah, kind of!
Continue reading “‘Black Adam’ is Less Than the Sum of its Parts but Still a Fun Time”
At The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the opportunity to chat with Misha Collins, Oscar Morgan, Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Anna Lore, Rahart Adams, Navia Robinson, and Olivia Rose Keegan about Gotham Knights. The new series, which is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, will be part of The CW’s 2023 schedule.
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Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to get a first look at the official trailer for Black Adam, followed by an intimate Q&A with star/producer Dwayne Johnson, director Jaume Collet-Serra, as well as producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia. Today, the trailer has been shared with the world! Plus, Johnson and Collet-Serra told me what was most important to them when it came to telling this character’s story.
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While covering The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the chance to chat with Brec Bassinger, who portrays Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl on DC’s Stargirl. The series will return for its third season on Wednesdays as part of The CW’s 2022-2023 schedule.
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Hey East Coasters! I know all the cool kids are going to be in San Diego this weekend, but if you couldn’t make the cross-country trip, folks in the DMV can get their comics fix by coming to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Washington, DC’s Chinatown this Sunday, July 27.
I’ll be joined by illustrator Jamie Noguchi (Yellow Peril) and NPR Code Switch’s Kat Chow to talk about the secret origins of Secret Identities and Shattered as well as Jamie’s Yellow Peril webcomic. We’ll also discuss why we have chosen the comics medium to tell Asian American stories in the first place. Check out details after the jump!
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