It’s been quite the journey for our man, Jason Momoa. Achieving full A-list status with the sole $1B grossing outing in the DCEU, the actor known as Aquaman is returning to the big screen this Christmas with what may be the final outing in this franchise, before James Gunn and Peter Safran press the hard reset button.Continue reading “New Spot and Character Posters Wash Up for ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’”
***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.Continue reading “11 Optimistic ‘Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’ Thoughts (for Thanksgiving!)”
The countdown to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is on! Today DC and WB just dropped the new trailer and poster for the upcoming superhero epic, coming December 20. However, we were fortunate enough to see the trailer yesterday with maestro James Wan on-hand to introduce it to us and answer a few questions for us eager fans, foaming at the mouth from the glorious colors and fantasy of the trailer we’d just seen.Continue reading “Director James Wan Spills the Sea on ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’”
The ruler of the seven seas is back! It’s been five long years since we saw Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, go toe to toe with the likes of Ocean Master and Black Manta. But now, under the capable hands of director James Wan, the King of Atlantis is back and bigger than ever! We have a new trailer and poster for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom!Continue reading “New Trailer and Poster for ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ are Must-Sea Spectacles”
The end is neigh for the DCEU. And the final film in the franchise, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, is right around the corner! So the countdown is now on, not just for the end, but for the official trailer for the end!Continue reading “New ‘Aquaman’ Trailer Tease Announces ‘The Lost Kingdom’ is Coming”
Let’s go way, way back to a time that maybe a lot of us don’t quite remember. It was a simpler time — before global pandemics, when a worldwide conflict was perhaps a bit less of a certainty — a bygone era known as “2017.”Continue reading “The Killing of ‘Batgirl’ (and DC’s Dance with Diversity)”
After raking in $130 million at the box office, Keith, Dominic, and Britney are here to break down all the highs and lows of Matt Reeves’ epic film noir take on The Batman. How would Keith rewrite The Riddler? What did Britney think of Emo-Bruce? Where does Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman rank for Dominic?Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 256: Begin ‘The Batman’ Spoiler Review”
Keith, Dominic, and Britney look back at the long and winding road The Batman has taken from inception to the big screen. From its origins as a spinoff featuring Ben Affleck’s DCEU Batman to COVID delays and its current incarnation as a film noir reboot, the Hard NOC crew share their anticipation for Matt Reeves’ take on the Dark Knight Detective.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 255: ‘The Batman’ Rises Again”
Keith, Dominic, and Britney welcome special guest host DJ Benhameen of the For All Nerds podcast to break down the Peacemaker finale, discuss 50 Cent’s foray into superhero movies, and reflect on the four-year anniversary of Black Panther.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 254: DJ Benhameen in the Multitude of Podcasts”
A new trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, the highly-anticipated video game from Rocksteady Studios, premiered at DC FanDome today. Fandome is a one-day online event showcasing a barrage of upcoming releases from DC Comics and Warner Bros. The makers of the Arkham Asylum games revealed the title at 2020’s inaugural FanDome, and since then details have been scanty. Here’s the new look at Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, which features welcome appearances from Green Lantern, Flash, and the Batmobile!Continue reading “New Trailer for ‘Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’ Debuts at DC FanDome”
In late 2019, which seems a whole world ago, The Nerds Of Color were invited to Atlanta, GA to visit the set of The Suicide Squad, which premieres on HBO Max and in theaters this Friday, August 6. Early reviews of the sequel/not-a-sequel are already out, and here’s a few more things we learned from the set visit about the “shitty supervillain” war caper film, based on the DC Comics.
SPOILERS FOLLOW! Also, possibly, opinions.Continue reading “‘The Suicide Squad’ Set Visit: It’s Harley Quinn’s Multiverse, We’re Just Living and Dying In It”
Earlier today, director James Wan posted a photo via his Instagram commemorating the beginning of shooting for the upcoming highly anticipated sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.Continue reading “‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Begins Production”
Breaking News from an hour ago! The title for the next Aquaman movie has been revealed per director James Wan’s Instagram.
Behold: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom! Coming to theaters December 2022!Continue reading “‘Aquaman 2’ Title Revealed”
Samantha Win is blowing up. It’s only May, but it’s already been quite a year for the actress / martial artist / stunt performer / Amazonian warrior / zombie hunter. In March, she wrote, produced, and starred in a genre-bending shortfilm called Unwelcome. She can currently be seen on HBO Max as Euboea in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. On May 14, her latest Snyder-collab, Army of the Dead opens in theaters nationwide — making it Netflix’s widest release ever — before coming to the streamer the following week on May 21.Continue reading “From Amazon to Zombie Hunter: Samantha Win Reflects on Her Career”
After more than a decade in production hell, a live action Flash film is finally in production after director, Andy Muschietti confirmed as much on Instagram.Continue reading “‘The Flash’ Finally Speeds into Production”
Dominic, Jamal, Keith, Britney are back to share their thoughts on the latest episode of Disney+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, commiserate over Warner’s decision to cancel Ava DuVernay’s New Gods, and marvel over the boffo box office of Godzilla vs. Kong.
Despite our best interests, we caved and watched the Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie. All four damn hours of it. Here’s our review.
Dominic and Keith are back to continue talking about HBO Max’s Snyder Cut (now that Dom has finished it) and the just released Suicide Squad sequel trailer. They also break down the latest episode of Disney+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as well as Marvel’s decision to split from Diamond and San Diego Comic-Con’s in-person return. What’s nerd poppin’: Amazon’s Invincible animated series and Chloe Zhao’s Oscar-nominated film, Nomadland. Finally, the NOC’s newest contributor, Sophia Soto, speaks to Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller, the executive producers of The CW’s Supergirl, about the show’s final season.
Dominic and Jamal return to join Keith and Britney to break down the Good, the Bad, and the WTF (with apologies to Jeff and Phil) of Disney+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and HBO Max’s Snyder Cut. Later, The Washington Post’s David Betancourt joins Keith to talk about his profile of Zack Snyder as well as his thoughts on Justice League. The crew also addresses the tragedy in Atlanta and the need to end white supremacy.
Brandon popped the question! Here’s how it went down.
Today is the day. Zack Snyder’s Justice League has finally been released to HBO Max and people can now see the director’s four-hour magnum opus as he bids adieu to the DC Universe. And while a lot has been made about the restored scenes and characters that were left on the cutting room floor of the theatrical edition, I was most struck by the differences between shots that appear in both versions. Below you will find side-by-side comparisons of several of these scenes.Continue reading “‘Justice League’ Side-By-Side”
Keith and Britney share their favorite moments from Disney+’s WandaVision making-of special before revealing what’s Nerd Poppin’ this week. For Britney, she’s reading all the books in the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative. Meanwhile, Keith has seen The Snyder Cut and gives his semi-spoilery opinion of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Long time readers of this site will know that I have a a complicated history with Zack Snyder’s take on DC’s most iconic characters. While my opinion on his first foray, Man of Steel1, has waxed and waned over the years, I’ve never been able to see Batman v Superman as anything more than a convoluted mess of bombast and pretension feigning to be more profound than it actually was (Batman’s fight in the warehouse was cool, I guess). Moreover, the ferocity of the online debate about these films — both the religiosity of Snyder’s fans and the unnecessary cruelty of his detractors — turned me off to the whole enterprise. Talking about these movies on the internet was not worth the hassle or the harassment (says the guy who actively engaged in online arguments defending The Last Jedi for at least three years).Continue reading “NOC Review: The Snyder Cut is Good, Actually”