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WONDER WOMAN Director Patty Jenkins Discusses the Film's World War I Setting

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Wonder Woman is finally arriving in theaters next summer, and anticipation is building for the character's long awaited first film. This is the first time in over a decade that a female superhero has gotten her own movie. Another thing that helps Wonder Woman stand out from other comic book movies is its World War I setting. Most superhero films take place in the present day, with a few exploring other decades in the 20th century.

Director Patty Jenkins explains the WWI setting in an interview with Empire, who has also premiered a new still from the movie. She describes how witnessing the war affects Diana's perspective, contributing to her "coming of age" character arc. "My approach was to focus on telling the story of mechanised war and how that would look to a god visiting our world for the first time. I wanted the audience to understand the horrors that a war on this scale makes possible and how shocking that would be to someone who comes with a strong sense…

WONDER WOMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE Among Fandango's Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

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Every year, Fandango surveys a group of moviegoers to determine their most anticipated movies of the next year. For the 2017 survey, more than 2,000 moviegoers responded. The results are dominated by the likes of Star Wars: Episode VIII and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but unsurprisingly, DC's next two movies also make the list.

Wonder Woman is the fourth most anticipated movie of 2017, and the second most anticipated comic book film. Justice League follows at #6 on the list. Additionally, Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in both films, tops the Rising Female Movie Star list.

To see where Wonder Woman and Justice League fall in the other categories, check out the list below. Stay tuned for more as we have it.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2nd, with Justice League arriving on November 17th.


Most Anticipated Movie: Star Wars: Episode VIIIGuardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2Beauty and the BeastWonder WomanSpider-Man: HomecomingJustice LeagueThe Fate of the FuriousFifty Shades Darker

DC Entertainment: 2016 in Review - Part 3 [Animation & Video Games]

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To say the least, 2016 has been a massive year for DC Entertainment. Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe is in full swing with the release of two major films. The company's television worlds grew bigger than ever before. The animation world continues to be heavily exploited with new movies and shows, while we have some new developments in the gaming realm.
In the final installment of our annual reflection, we will be looking at all the major news and announcements surrounding DC Entertainment's video games and animated films.
For our recap ofDC Entertainment's five best moments at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, click HERE.

We've had four DC animated films released this year. Some were better then others, but each of them were enjoyable in their own way. Batman: Bad Blood was the first film released this year. The film introduced Batwoman, and featured Dick Grayson putting on the cowl as Batman. It was a fun movie. Seeing Dick and Damian as the new dynamic duo was great. S…

SUPERGIRL: Metallo, Livewire and More Villains to Return Later This Season

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Supergirl is currently on winter hiatus, with the next episode (directed by Kevin Smith) airing on Monday, January 23rd on The CW. But when the show returns, Kara will be facing a few of her old enemies.

TV Linehas learned that Metallo and Livewire will return to Supergirl later this season. In fact, executive producer Ali Adler says that several other "fan-favorite" villains are coming back this year. I guess another one of these villains is Roulette, who is seen in this 2x09 promo.

Metallo appeared in the first two episodes of Supergirl's second season. Originally an assassin hired to kill Lena Luthor, John Corben was later recruited by Cadmus, who transformed him into Metallo. He then served as a formidable foe for both Kara and Superman. Meanwhile, Livewire was in a couple episodes last season, including the Flash crossover.

Which other villains do you hope to see on Supergirl this season?

DC Entertainment: 2016 in Review - Part 2 [Television]

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To say the least, 2016 has been a massive year for DC Entertainment. Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe is in full swing with the release of two major films. The company's television worlds grew bigger than ever before. The animation world continues to be heavily exploited with new movies and shows, while we have some new developments in the gaming realm.

In the first installment of our annual reflection, we will be looking at all the major news, rumors, announcements and SPOILERSsurrounding DC Entertainment's television shows.

For our recap of DC Entertainment's five best moments at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, click HERE.



2016 is the biggest year yet for The CW's DC television shows, starting with Arrow, which spawned the shared multiverse. This year, following his defeat of Damien Darhk, Oliver Queen balances his life as the Green Arrow with serving as the mayor of Star City. After the dissolution of Team Arrow last season, Oliver formed a new group, composed of Mi…

Younger George Lucas Will Appear in the Next Episode of DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

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Love him or hate him, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers in blockbuster movie history. He was the first to bring Star Wars into the world, while he was a key influential force in the Indiana Jones franchise. Now, Lucas will be the subject of the next episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Producer Marc Guggenheim confirms to Entertainment Weeklythat a younger George Lucas will appear in the midseason premiere of Legends, which airs on January 24th. This comes after the reveal that Rip Hunter is not only alive, but he's working as a director in 1967 Los Angeles. Actor Matt Angel plays the younger Lucas. The episode is titled "Raiders of the Lost Art," and it's the first to air in the show's new 9 PM EST timeslot.

This season, the Legends have been focused on correcting time aberrations across history. In this episode, the aberration is George Lucas quitting film school. As a result, he never makes movies such as Star Wars and Raiders of the …

DC Entertainment: 2016 in Review - Part 1 [Movies]

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To say the least, 2016 has been a massive year for DC Entertainment. Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe is in full swing with the release of two major films. The company's television worlds grew bigger than ever before. The animation world continues to be heavily exploited with new movies and shows, while we have some new developments in the gaming realm.

In the first installment of our annual reflection, we will be looking at all the major news, rumors and announcements surrounding DC Entertainment's movies.

For our recap of DC Entertainment's five best moments at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, click HERE.

We first saw a glimpse of the DC Extended Universe in 2013's Man of Steel. This year, however, we finally get a taste of the expanded world with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Zack Snyder-directed epic has been building up momentum for years, with an exciting marketing campaign and the very first big screen meeting between Superman and Batman.…

ARROW 5x10 Promo Offers Big Hint on How Laurel is Alive

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The death of Laurel Lance, aka Black Canary, was arguably the most controversial decision made during Arrow's fourth season. And in a season that alienated a lot of fans, that says something. Fortunately, this year, the show has been correcting the mistakes made before. This culminated in the midseason finale reveal that Laurel is, somehow, alive and well.

But how is Laurel back? Fan theories have ranged from Earth-2's Black Siren to Flashpoint to a Lazarus Pit. Now, a spoilery new promo for the next episode of Arrow has offered a big clue towards one of these theories.

[Warning: The Following Contains SPOILERS From Arrow Season 5, Episode 10.]
So, the latest Arrow promo reveals that the Laurel we saw in the midseason finale is not the same Laurel we know and love. She uses her sonic scream without the Canary Cry device, and it looks like her intentions are more malicious than expected.

Based on this, it's easy to assume that this Laurel is in fact Black Siren, the Earth-2…

Charles Roven Explains His Current Role in Producing DC Films

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A few months ago, it was reported that longtime DC movie producer Charles Roven is no longer produce certain films. As a producer, Roven's role includes being on location throughout the entire production of a film.

However, Warner Bros. is going to have two or more DC films in production next year - Aquaman, The Batman, and possibly The Flash and maybe even Gotham City Sirens. So obviously, it is physically impossible for Roven to be on set day-by-day for every single movie. Thus, he won't be producing Aquaman or Flash.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Roven explains how his tweaked role in the DC Extended Universe came about. He rehashes the "why" of it all, but that doesn't mean he's completely absent from the DC Films team. "The studio made me the producer of all the DC movies, and they announced eight. When we finished the [timetable], we looked at each other and said, 'This is incredibly ambitious, but we haven't taken into consi…

New JUSTICE LEAGUE Still Released; Ezra Miller Talks Flash's Role in the Team

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We're now less than a year away from the release of DC Films' Justice League, which is now in post-production. While we wait for the release of a new trailer and the rest of the marketing campaign, we have a new morsel to go over.

Today, Entertainment Weeklyhas released a new still image from the movie, along with new character details. The beautiful image features Flash, Batman and Wonder Woman standing side-by-side.


EW's article also teases the clash of personalities in Justice League. The film will explore how the heroes adjust their personalities to fight evil as a single unit of, well, justice. This is particularly present in Flash, whom EW describes as "...the league’s overly excitable kid brother who uses humor to mask his pain."

Flash actor Ezra Miller compares his character to Ringo Starr, and regarding his interactions with the rest of the League, he says, "He annoys everybody, but he doesn’t have any specific beef with anyone." As for Flash&…

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION Premiere

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The League is finally back! For the first time since 2006 the Justice League has a new animated show. The Justice League Action premiere was a series of episodes connected together to create one over arcing story. The show starts off with Batman on patrol. Right from the opening shot you can tell this shows takes itself more seriously than Teen Titans Go!, the animation is good and Kevin Conroy is (always) great as Batman. The main villain of the story was Black Adam. He wants to take Shazam's (the wizard) power. The only one capable of taking on Black Adam is Captain Marvel. Batman, Shazam and Captain Marvel are able to defeat Black Adam, but he manages to unleash five demon-like creatures into our world. This is the main plot of the episode(s).

As the story progresses we get to see Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Arrow, Swamp Thing, Plastic Man and John Constantine and more. What we've learned here is that the League is massive, you might even say... unlimited (sorry). The te…

Review: BATMAN: THE TELLTALE SERIES

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The Dark Knight returned (pun not intended) to consoles this year in Batman: The Telltale Series. This game is vastly different from his last outing, Batman: Arkham KnightWe follow Bruce Wayne, he's a more inexperienced Batman and this is his first real battle. The choices you make impact the story. For instance, having the choice to save one character over the other. This leads to slight changes over the course of the story. Now, don't expect two completely different experiences. They both lead down the same road, but they're different enough where you will still get enjoyment out of it.

Batman has to fight Lady Arkham and the Children Arkham. Bruce is being attacked from all sides. We learned that Thomas Wayne did some shady stuff back in the day, and this leads to Bruce having to deal with the backlash from this. You have to clear your family's name, take down Lady Arkham, and gain Gotham City's trust. The gameplay is very boring in terms of fighting. It'…

Mid-Season Recap: DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 2

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After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood, an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery - the Legends of Tomorrow are scattered throughout time.

Nate must find a way to rescue the Waverider's beloved team of heroes and rogues, including Star City inventor Ray Palmer, who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance, a trained assassin known as the White Canary; Professor Martin Stein and Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, who together form the metahuman Firestorm; and career criminal Mick Rory, aka Heat Wave. When the Legends encounter the Justice Society of America (precursor to DC's Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe, aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms - the fate of former captain Rip Hunter.

Once reunited, the Legends continue the…

Mid-Season Recap: ARROW Season 5

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Warning: This review contains mildspoilers.
Arrow season five has brought the show back to its roots. Oliver works alone (with Felicity as tech support), and he's doing everything he can to stop crime in Star City. This whole set up is similar to the show's first season. With Diggle out of the picture and Thea retired; Oliver needs all the help he can get. Felicity wants to build team Arrow from the ground up, and convinces Oliver to recruit new allies, but Oliver isn't to keen on the idea of having new partners - especially after losing Laurel. Oliver does listen to Felicity and recruits Rene Ramirez (Wild Dog), Curtis Holt (Mr. Terrific), Evelyn Crawford (now known as Artemis) and Rory Regan (Ragman). Green Arrow has a new team but there's a lot of work that needs to be done. This is a side of Oliver we've haven't seen in years. Him having to train the young heroes and develop a relationship with them takes Oliver in a new direction. The Russian flashbacks als…