On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Harley Quinn gets Frozen, DC Entertainment announces filming dates for Wonder Woman and Justice League, Sydney Australia has a gathering of Spider-Men, Marvel Comics getting a new Hercules Comic, and is Jena Malone playing Barbara Gordon?
Harley Quinn’s ‘Frozen’ parody comes to life in animated short
The song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from Disney’s animated blockbuster Frozen was given a Gotham-style spin last year with “Do You Wanna Kill the Batman?,” a widely circulated parody in which Harley Quinn tries to persuade The Joker to join her for some mayhem. While that tune received a good deal of attention, a more recent animated rendition, unfortunately, has gone largely overlooked.
Animator Michael Smith brings the work of Sydney Amber and Hesychia7 to life in this delightful short in which an incredibly expressive Harley serenades Mr. J. from outside his cell at Arkham Asylum. Smith also provides an animation progression breakdown, which showcases more of the song, before returning to the final (and, alas, all-too-brief) short.
Dates Wonder Woman & Justice League Start Filming Confirmed
In the latest issue of Empire magazine, a portion of their Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cover story covers the upcoming slate of films for Warner Brothers’ DC Cinematic Universe.
We now know for certain that the Wonder Woman solo film, which will star Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and be directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster), will film in London this fall. And Justice League, which is written by Batman v Superman screenwriter Chris Terrio and will be directed by Zack Snyder, will start filming next spring.
CONSTANCE ZIMMER JOINS “AGENTS OF SHIELD” IN RECURRING ROLE
“UnREAL” star Constance Zimmer has signed on for a recurring role in the upcoming third season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Zimmer will play an as-of-yet unnamed antagonist for Director Coulson (Clark Gregg). Following the events of the season two season finale, which revealed that Terrigen had gotten into the general population, Zimmer’s character will hunt down new Inhumans for a mysterious new government organization. The character will debut in the season three premiere.
Sydney may have broken record for largest Spider-Man gathering
It was only last year that 398 college students in London set a new a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Spider-Man, but it looks like that crown has already been snatched away.
Although there’s been no official proclamation from Guinness, The Sydney Morning Heraldreports the record was broken Tuesday as part of a charity event organized by an Australian recruiting agency. Hundreds of adults and children clad as the wall-crawler filed into the City Recital Hall, where they had to sit in full costume for five minutes, in keeping with Guinness criteria.
The Avengers’ own Greek demigod is returning to the Marvel Universe this November. Marvel Comics has announced a new Hercules series from writer Dan Abnett and artist Luke Ross (via CBR).
The series sees Herc on the path to self-realization as he tries to become the hero he always thought he was. Along the way, he’ll encounter several modern incarnations of creatures and characters from ancient Greek mythology.
RUMOR: JENA MALONE SET TO PLAY ICONIC DC HERO IN “BATMAN V SUPERMAN”
Between Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Lex Luthor, Zack Snyder’s incoming film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is already chock full of appearances by the denizens of the DC Comics Universe. But if a new rumor is to be believed, the film will add one more caped crusader to its lineup.
Latino Review is reporting that actress Jena Malone will play the part of Barbara Gordon in “Batman v Superman.” The actress has been rumored to be a part of the production for months, but the closest to any real info that’s arrived on that front have been reports in the Hollywood trades with no official confirmation from the actress or Warner Bros.
Join us as we record a new episode of The SciFi Geeks Club. This time around it’s just Dave and Brad running down the sci-fi news of the week, discussing our “BIG Question,” mixing up the Geek Drink of the Week and making some recommendations.
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Darryl Johnston is back with a few things you may have missed on the run up to this week in world of Doctor Who; including what a former time lord thinks about a possible female Doctor, a look at the episode 11 slate, one piece of Tardis tech explained, and more.
On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Chris Pine has chosen his role in the DCU, See how Hot Toys makes their Incredible Statues, Check out these awesome Justice League Oragami, Netflix promises Marvel show, and the comic picks of the week.
Chris Pine Reportedly Signs On As Steve Trevor For Wonder Woman
Chris Pine has reportedly signed on to play Steve Trevor in Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman film.
Rumors circulated earlier this summer that Pine might play Wonder Woman’s love interest in the upcoming film, but were quickly replaced with other rumors saying that he was actually a candidate for Green Lantern Corp. But according to The Wrap, who cites an inside tip, Pine has indeed landed on Themyscira—just like in the comics.
The report also claims that Pine has agreed to a multi-picture deal with Warner Bros., meaning that he could appear in Wonder Woman sequels and other DC Cinematic Universe films. In the DC Comics, Trevor is sometimes used as a connective tissue between various Justice League characters and DC’s SHIELD equivalent, ARGUS. So, Warner Bros. could have plans to make Pine’s Trevor the answer to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the Marvel movies.
VOTD: How Hot Toys Makes Their Stupendous, Incredibly Detailed Collectible Figures
Obviously we’re big movie fans here at SlashFilm. And some of us like to show our passion by having cool stuff on our shelves. Whether it’s prop replicas, LEGO sets, action figures or a piece of art on the wall, we like to show how much we love what we love.
For those with some extra cash to throw around, they go the extra mile with their collectibles and pick up things from places like Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. And a new video shows how the latter company produces such intricately detailed collectible action figures for adults, getting a close-up look at the sculpting, painting and more. Find out how they make Hot Toys figures after the jump!
Will the Weapon Clans — Green Arrow’s post-Flashpoint interpretation of The Outsiders — show up on Arrow anytime soon?
Producers say it’s definitely a possibility.
“Yeah, we’ve talked about it,” admitted showrunner Marc Guggenheim. “We’ve absolutely talked about it. It comes up in the writers’ room all the time, and Katana was just introduced. We’re just waiting for the right story to tell….We’d love to do the Arrow clans and eventually, I’m sure they will end up on the show.
Netflix confirms a new Marvel series every six months, plus a potential Punisher series
The Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour kicked off in style today with a panel from Netflix, with the popular streaming company promising a whole lot of Marvel series.
Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos — the dude who commissioned the critically acclaimed Daredevil as well as the upcoming Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders series — confirmed today at the TCA press tour taking place in Pasadena, Calif., that Netflix viewers can expect a new superhero series roughly every six months.
Sarandos said, “I think, ideally, there will be a rhythm of about every six months you’ll get a new season or a new series from the Defenders group. And then they’ll cross over into a combined [Defenders] season once we’ve launched the first season of each of the four characters.”
On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; USA wants a pilot for IDW’s Brooklyn Animal Control, Michael Douglas talks his future in the MCU, your first look at Marvel’s All Ages Spidey Comic, Marvel looking at Rachel McAdams for Doctor Strange role, Mark Hamill is doing The Killing Joke, and Joe Quesada talks about Daredevil Season 2.
USA ORDERS IDW’S “BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL” TO PILOT
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the USA network has put in a pilot order for a series based on the comic “Brooklyn Animal Control,” a series published by IDW. The pilot will be written by “Brooklyn” writer JT Petty, who previously worked on the “Splinter Cell” video game series, and executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice). “Walking Dead” producer David Alpert and Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs are also on board to executive produce, alongside IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer and Ted Adams.
In the world of the comic, werewolves secretly exist and have formed a community within New York City called Kveld-Ulf. “Brooklyn Animal Control” follows the day-to-day exploits of a secret subdivision of the NYPD directly responsible for interacting with the werewolf community. THR notes that the show will focus on “city politics, immigrant communities and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.”
“ANT-MAN”: MICHAEL DOUGLAS ISN’T SIGNED FOR MORE MCU FILMS, WOULD LIKE TO BE
Michael Douglas, who starred as Hank Pym in “Ant-Man,” spoke about his Marvel Cinematic Universe future and how he would like his franchise to grow during an interview with Yahoo! Movies.
“I had seen enough of both Marvel films and other comic book films with my kids to say, ‘Why didn’t they ever offer me one of those? This looks pretty cool,'” Douglas said of being offered the role. “As a producer, I love to do these kinds of special effects. When it came, along with about two years of the ‘Ant-Man’ comics to learn a little bit about the Hank Pym character and I started getting into it… my son grabbed the script from me and said, ‘Is this Ant-Man?… Dad, you don’t have to read it. Just do it — this is a whole new audience for you.’ He was like my agent! I took them to heart and looked at it and here we are. I’m having a ball.”
Marvel Comics has debuted the first look at Nick Bradshaw’s interior art for his and writer Robbie Thompson’s upcoming “Spidey.”
Announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the in-continuity series will explore and expand on Peter Parker’s early days as Spider-Man, when he was a high school student fitting his web-slinging adventures into
MARVEL WANTS RACHEL MCADAMS FOR FEMALE LEAD IN “DOCTOR STRANGE”
From rumors to reality, the buzz around Rachel McAdams possibly co-starring in Marvel Studio’s upcoming live-action “Doctor Strange” continues to grow, with a new report claiming the studio wants the “True Detective” and “Mean Girls” star as the film’s female lead.
Variety reports that sources claim McAdams is the top choice to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming film. Although Variety also point out that it is currently unknown if an offer is at hand, McAdams herself recently told the LA Times that she was in early talks with the studio.
Mark Hamill Reportedly Voicing The Joker In Batman: The Killing Joke
Mark Hamill will reportedly voice The Joker for Batman: The Killing Joke, the upcoming animated feature film from DC Entertainment.
Hamill will reprise the role of Batman’s arch-nemesis after saying that he had retired the character. As most know, Hamill voiced The Joker through Batman: The Animated Series, the Batman Arkham video games, and other projects. When Warner Bros announced at San Diego Comic Con that they would bring the Joker-centric graphic novel to life, Hamill said that he would come out of retirement to voice the Joker in that film.
Joe Quesada Praises Upcoming Characters On ‘Daredevil’ Season 2
Prior to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Television revealed two massive additions to their acclaimed Netflix series ‘Daredevil.’ While the Man Without Fear already has his hands full with people like the Kingpin and other street-level thugs, he’ll have to step his game up because the Punisher and Elektra will be coming for him as well. Before the con, the House of Ideas revealed that ‘Walking Dead’ alum Jon Bernthal and ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ star Elodie Yungwould be playing the iconic badass characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when they appear on the popular streaming service next year. But ahead of their live-action debuts, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer recently shared his thoughts on the two new additions to Hell’s Kitchen and the impact that they’re sure to make on the show.
Brian Michael Bendis isn’t the only comic book creator getting excited for Marvel’s upcoming slate of Netflix shows. While speaking with IGN at SDCC, Joe Quesada talked about the big things coming to ‘Daredevil’ next season. With Frank Castle said to be playing a big part in the next chapter of Matt Murdock’s life, one could see how it might be difficult to balance two amazing characters together in one show. Well, the CCO doesn’t seem to think that it’s impossible, especially with the showrunners and the actors involved:
“That’s why we pay our amazing Writers Room the big bucks. Doug Petrie and Mark Ramirez, the co-showrunners, have concocted an amazing series, an amazing season this year and believe me, sparks will fly and it’s going to be pretty phenomenal.
We’re so happy to have Jon Bernthal because we have such a world-class cast on Daredevil; we have a world-class actor in Charlie Cox that we want to make sure we chose and were able to attain an actor who is on that same level so I think the combination of seeing Charlie and Jon perform those parts on the same screen. It’s going to be epic, absolutely epic.”
Ryan Murphy with a look at this week’s video game headlines from out of this world. The video game industry mourns the release of Pixels, Rise of the Tomb Raider dated for PC and PS4, Life is Strange once again this week!
At the top of the show I talked about why I missed last week, which was due to a trip to Toronto to see unreleased Nintendo games! I chatted about it on Episode 177 of The Gamers’ Inn.