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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby O.Supreme » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:51 pm

Awesome. I only wish there was more :( .
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:31 am

O.Supreme wrote:Awesome. I only wish there was more :( .


There's supposed to be a Batman Beyond one later this year.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:35 pm

DC Previews Batman Beyond Short by Darwyn Cooke
Before it’s debut this weekend at Wondercon, DC’s All Access has a preview for the new Batman Beyond short done by Darwyn Cooke. Cooke is best known for his The New Frontier series that became an animated feature.


Darwyn Cooke's Batman Beyond - First Look (DCAA)
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:24 pm

Arkham Assault Trailer:

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UGH!! This looks nothing like Arkham Asylum AND it seems to be another movie set in the New 52 universe.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby XvGojira » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:46 am

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Love the ending.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:12 pm

XvGojira wrote:Love the ending.


Mee too (R-L)

Beware the Batman
The Batman
Batman the Brave & The Bold
The Dark Knight Returns
Movie Batman (Micheal Keaton)
TV Batman (Adam West) &
DC#1

Too bad there was no Christian Bale/Nolan Trilogy Batman, but hey its still totaly awesome.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby mr.negativity » Thu May 01, 2014 3:30 pm

New DC Animated Shared Universe Will Be Version of ‘The New 52′

WC14: "Son of Batman" Producer on Animated Continuity & Damian Wayne's Appeal
Todd Gilchrist wrote:In that case, how much fealty do you either feel obligated or want to show to the source material and how much do you just want to reinvent it for this particular movie?

It's a little bit of both. I mean, we're forced to adapt it. You can't boil it down to 70 minutes. And we're not strictly doing New 52, meaning just because New 52 did it, it doesn't mean we can't veer from that. We're just piggybacking what we're doing by changing the universe and creating a connected universe within the DTVs. That wasn't done before. Before it was just each movie was its own thing, an adaptation of a classic story. So we're trying something different by actually having almost an OVA version of the DC universe where there's connectivity between the movies. So DC's on board with that. Home video wants it. You know, we want it, because it's kind of like having a series without having a network. So it's all good. I think if fans come into it open, if they view it as its own thing, I think they'll enjoy it more, and if they're not trying to 'A/B' it with what they've already read.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby mr.negativity » Wed May 21, 2014 6:18 am

AQUAMAN To Get Animated New 52 Origin Film
Lucas Siegel wrote:Warner Bros. was tight-lipped at the War premiere as to what exactly the new film would be, other than to say it would have "Aquaman" in the title, and while it still currently doesn’t have a title we can confirm, Newsarama has learned the film will likey be something of a New 52 origin story for Aquaman, meaning sources tell us at the start of the film he won’t know much, if anything, about his connection to Atlantis, his place in their royal family, and his destiny to be their king.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat May 24, 2014 12:44 am

I hope it is better than Son and War.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:43 am

DC's Next Animated Film Will Be JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
While it may not have lived up to the previous DC animated flicks, Justice League: War was a hit with most fans, allowing DC to restart their animated properties. And now, as teased in the film's after credits scene, the sequel will pit Superman and co against the Atlanteans.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:01 pm

mr.negativity wrote:DC's Next Animated Film Will Be JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
While it may not have lived up to the previous DC animated flicks, Justice League: War was a hit with most fans, allowing DC to restart their animated properties. And now, as teased in the film's after credits scene, the sequel will pit Superman and co against the Atlanteans.


Did they even read the reviews?

And another JL movie, yay? :roll:

So much for there being a stand alone Aquaman movie.
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Bruce Timm's Justice League: Gods & Monsters

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:24 am

DC's 2015 Animations Revealed: BATMAN VS. ROBIN, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS
Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy wrote:Here's what we've just learned from the Batman: Assault On Arkham panel at SDCC: DC/WB's next animated feature films will be Batman VS. Robin, which will also feature the Court Of Owls, and an original story by Bruce Timm who'll also return to direct -- Justice League: Gods And Monsters. Now as anyone who's read Scott Snyder's Court Of Owls arc will know, Batman and Robin don't square off in the story (although there is a bit of tension between he and Nightwing) so this will probably be either an original story featuring Talon and the Court Of Owls, or just a very loose adaptation. The next movie is Gods And Monsters, and will definitely be an original, which Bruce Timm will write and direct. We're fresh out of details on 'em for now, but please speculate in the usual place.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby XvGojira » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:47 am

Like that Bruce Timm is back in the saddle.
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Re: Bruce Timm's Justice League: Gods & Monsters

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:04 pm

Bruce Timm Returns To DC Animation As A Director – Then Again (Updated)

Dan Wickline wrote:Though there were many large announcements at the convention last weekend, the one that will make most DC Animation fans smile is that Bruce Timm is returning. The co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series has agreed to direct the upcoming Justice League: Gods And Monsters original movie. Reports say this is an original story from Timm and has nothing to do with the 2001 comic JLA: Gods And Monsters by Dan Jolley and Josh Krach.

The new Timm lead Justice League movie will come after the soon to be released Batman: Assault On Arkham, the currently in production Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis and the newly announced Batman Vs. Robin.

Batman Vs Robin is loosely based on Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s recent Batman: The Court Of Owls and is a follow up to the previously released Son Of Batman animated movie.

Update – We are getting conflicting word about the above story. James Tucker, supervising producer of DC Animation has claimed the above information is a misquote in these following tweets. Most comic/entertainment sites seem to have picked up on this misquoted story (including us).

So what we know now is that Batman Vs Robin is in continuity with Son Of Batman but has nothing to do with the Court Of Owls and Justice League: Gods And Monsters is an original story by Alan Burnett and directed by Sam Liu.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:58 pm

Because if there is one thing I said we did not have enough of, it was Justice League and Batman movies. :roll:
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:09 pm

Blu-ray Review: 'Batman: Assault on Arkham'
BRIAN LOWRY wrote:Warner Bros. Animation’s steady assault of direct-to-Blu-ray superhero movies continues at a frenetic pace, so much so that the subjects keep pushing further into the fringes of the DC Comics universe. So it is with “Batman: Assault on Arkham,” which assigns the Dark Knight top billing, but really focuses on a thrown-together team of lesser villains given the suicide mission of conducting a raid on Arkham Asylum. Yes, Batman shows up, as do a number of better-known members of his rogues gallery. Still, the movie will play best with those who don’t need to consult Wikipedia to identify King Shark.

It’s mindless fun, perhaps, although there’s a sense these titles have been running on fumes a bit since peaking with adaptations of the graphic novels “The Dark Knight Returns” (captured in two glorious parts) and “Batman: Year One.”
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby sentaison » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:51 am

Well I've watched Assault on Arkham, and I enjoyed it a lot. Of course I am one of those people who don't have to Google King Shark so maybe I'm biased in that regard. (One of the reasons I loved Young Justice was the use of relatively obscure DC villains, so that's a plus here) I've been a fan of the Suicide Squad since its beginnings by John Ostrander back in the 80's to its current inception, and this film does the concept proud imho. I really ended up rooting for this band of murderous misfits, and true to the Squads name and history, not everyone will survive the mission. The end fight between Deadshot and another villain (not throwing out spoilers) was fantastic. Yes Batman is in this film, (wonderfully voiced as always by Kevin Conroy) but the focus is on the Squad, and how they interact and work with each other. This is not a film for the kids btw, there are definite adult themes and violence involved. This is easily the best one that DC has put out since Flashpoint imo.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:58 pm

I'm not going to lie, I was really skeptical of it due to the last two stinkers and while this is far from perfection, it had great moments to go with a decent story. In fact, Harley and Deadshot are easily the stars of the show as they are just down right awesome in every scene. Troy Baker does an amazing job as the Joker to the point that he might even be better than Hamill. My biggest problems with the movie though were its treatment of Batman. He let people die and frankly, there was no need for him to even be here. Nevertheless, the animators did a great job recreating all of the locations I visited in the games in this thing, be it Penguin's Ice Berg Lounge to that freaking room with the electrified floor to the annoying as hell brick bridge that you have to have the joys of climbing up in Asylum. The only thing I do not understand the movie needed to do was the pointless death scenes that just felt like they were there just to say, "Hey, we killed people, we are edgy!!" Overall, I give this a 7/10 stars and I hope the movies start to go back upward.
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Re: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:31 am

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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby sentaison » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:32 pm

Ok, I'm going to toss this out here to see who else would like to see this. I was looking through the synopsis for the upcoming episodes of Beware the Batman and I saw that they were doing an episode with the Paul Kirk version of Manhunter. To say I geeked on reading that would be an understatement. Archie Goodwins Manhunter Saga has been one of my favorite stories in comics since it first came out forty years ago, it easily stays in my top 3. But the character has not been seen in any of the animated series, in part because Archie and co-creator Walt Simonson were adamant that Paul KIrk was dead and wasn't going to be resurrected, again. And DC has been (amazingly given the track record on dead heroes) true to their wishes.

But now I wonder how great an animated film that story would make. Yes, Batman does appear at the end, but the story of resurrection, betrayal, vengeance, and redemption that flows through the story would still work well if done right today. And retelling it in a video form wouldn't violate the late great Mr. Goodwins wishes. I know the odds of it ever happening are really long, it's an old character that many, even among comics fans aren't aware of. But a great story like this one could make a fantastic film.

Any thoughts?
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby The Shadow » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:31 am

Sounds good to me, DC has plenty of great characters (and various incarnations of characters), that could do well in the DC Animated Universe movies.
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Re: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:38 pm

Bruce Timm Is Making A New, "Darker" Justice League Animated Series
Whoa! DCAU mastermind Bruce Timm will executive producer a new digital Justice League cartoon for Machinima to debut in spring of 2015. Titled Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, it will be be co-produced by his Batman: The Animated Series partner Alan Burnett.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:23 pm

Machinama? :roll:

Darker? Let me guess, everyone's parents are dead, Flash is going to be black, and Wonder Woman is dating Superman.
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Re: Grant Morrison's: Batman vs. Robin

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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:46 pm

What do you get when you take what should have been a stand alone movie and add the Justice League into it? This poorly written, poorly paced, movie. There are scenes in the movie that feel like they should have been longer, while there are others that do not belong. The plot is hardly bearable, there is very little in the way of character development, and there is a lot that does not seem to make sense. For example, there is a scene later on in the movie where the US military shows up without any rhyme or reason. They are just there. On the positive side, it is an improvement over War, but not by much. There is also a countless amount of violence that doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the movie. In fact, I am not even sure why it is there. It's like the Justice League cares more about killing off as many bad guys as possible than actually just stopping them. How are these guys heroes? Overall, I am so glad I did not drop a single cent on it as I will never rewatch the movie again. I give it a generous 5/10 stars.
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