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DC Entertainment: 2014 In Review - Part 3 [Animation + Video Games]

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2014 was a very successful year for DC Entertainment. Warner Bros. finally unveiled its lineup for a multi-film DC Cinematic Universe that will occupy the next few years, promising the long-awaited big screen debuts of many iconic characters. Several DC television shows premiered this year, with more in development. A new DC Animated Universe was created with the release of direct-to-video movies Justice League: War and Son of Batman. And 2014 saw the release of one highly anticipated video game and the announcement of another. In this part of our reflection, we look at the various DC Entertainment animation and television news of 2014.


As usual, DC Entertainment released three direct-to-video animated movies this year. However, what made 2014's lineup stand out is the fact that two of the three titles existed in the same universe. Before, each movie was a standalone release that was set in its own world. But beginning with Justice League: War, two of the three annual releases fro…

DC Entertainment: 2014 In Review - Part 2 [Television]

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2014 was a very successful year for DC Entertainment. Warner Bros. finally unveiled its lineup for a multi-film DC Cinematic Universe that will occupy the next few years, promising the long-awaited big screen debuts of many iconic characters. Several DC television shows premiered this year, with more in development. A new DC Animated Universe was created with the release of direct-to-video movies Justice League: War and Son of Batman. And 2014 saw the release of one highly anticipated video game and the announcement of another. In this part of our reflection, we look at the various DC Entertainment television news of 2014.


The success of The CW's Arrow has paved the way for more comic book properties, especially DC, to be adapted to television. 2014 saw the premiere of three new DC Entertainment shows - The CW's The Flash, Fox's Gotham and NBC's Constantine. The three television shows join Arrow, which entered its third season this year. While Arrow's third year ha…

ARROW and GOTHAM Earn a Dubious Honor

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DC Entertainment: 2014 In Review - Part 1 [Movies]

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2014 was a very successful year for DC Entertainment. Warner Bros. finally unveiled its lineup for a multi-film DC Cinematic Universe that will occupy the next few years, promising the long-awaited big screen debuts of many iconic characters. Several DC television shows premiered this year, with more in development. A new DC Animated Universe was created with the release of direct-to-video movies Justice League: War and Son of Batman. And 2014 saw the release of one highly anticipated video game and the announcement of another. In this part of our reflection, we look at the various DC Entertainment movie announcements of 2014.


2014 marks one of the very few years where a DC or Vertigo movie was not released in theaters. However, that doesn't mean that there were not major advancements concerning DC Entertainment's big screen future. After the release of Man of Steel in 2013, a follow-up film was immediately put into development. As we all know now, this movie will pit Superman…

SHAZAM Seemingly Confirmed To Be Set In The DC Cinematic Universe; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's James Gunn Would Have Loved To Direct

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While Warner Bros. announced that a DC Cinematic Universe featuring the Justice League, Suicide Squad and more will kick off in 2016, there has been some confusion over Shazam. Despite the former Captain Marvel recently being seen as a member of the Justice League, most notably in the New 52 comics and the Justice League: War animated feature, fans have interpreted some comments from New Line Cinema president Toby Emmerich and star Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam) as confirmation that this film would take place in its own world. Of course, this made little sense, given Shazam's increasing presence in the mainstream DC Universe. And now, it looks like we have confirmation that Shazam will indeed co-exist with the Justice League.

DC Comics' official blog is running its annual "Ten Moments That Mattered" series, and obviously, one post reflected on Warner Bros.' DC Cinematic Universe announcement. During the post, it is stated that the ten films that were announced are 

DC Movie + TV News Bits: Michelle MacLaren Mum On WONDER WOMAN, Amy Adams Talks BATMAN V SUPERMAN, Mark Hamill Discusses THE FLASH's Trickster

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Last month, it was reported that Breaking Bad's Michelle MacLaren had closed a deal to direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. The movie is also closing in on a writer, as Pan's Jason Fuchs is in talks to work on the script with MacLaren. The film will star Gal Gadot, who makes her debut as Diana Prince in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And now, the director has finally commented on Wonder Woman, and while she's unsurprisingly mum on details, she does offer a couple of interesting updates.

During a profile for Vulture, MacLaren is inevitably asked about Wonder Woman. She states that, "I really, ­really, really can’t talk about this. I just picture a drone coming in over the hills and crashing through the glass and flying over here and putting duct tape over my mouth, you know?" However, she does confirm that there is no script, release date or even a greenlight for the movie yet. This interview apparently took place before she was confirmed for the p…

CONSTANTINE Will Return With New Time Slot

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The producers of Constantine took to twitter last night to update fans on the show's return from the mid-season break. They presented it as a good news/bad news situation.The "bad news" is that the show will return on January 16th, 2015, while the "good news" is that they will move into the 8 o'clock Eastern (7 Central) time slot.
There is no doubt that Constantine has had a tougher row to hoe than some of his DC-television counterparts.Just airing on NBC has required the show to pick up more viewers faster than The Flash for example. Also, Grimm (which leads in to Constantine) is having trouble finding its footing on a new night.However, most people are in agreement that the 10E/9C timeslot has been Constantine's biggest stumbling block.
Some might be worried about even a small move as often networks start moving shows around right before canceling them.They will point to NBC declining to pick up the back half of season 1 and the move as proof.However, …

SPOILER Grab Bag for ARROW and GOTHAM

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