All posts tagged: DC Extended Universe

Creative Close-Up: The Future of the DC Extended Universe

10.30.18 The folks at Warner Bros. and DC have decided to push back the release date of WW84, the upcoming sequel to 2017’s success Wonder Woman. Now they are pushing back production and filming of The Flash standalone film and that won’t be released till 2021! What is WB/DC doing?  I wasn’t too happy with the change of WW84, but I can understand why they’re pushing the release date. The first Wonder Woman film was released in June and did fantastic at the box office. The release date has been pushed back three times. Previously the date was set for December 13, 2019, then November 1, 2019, but now the official date is June 5, 2020. The magic month of June gave them box office success the first time, why not try it again? Not only that but if the date was November 2019, the Amazon Princess would be in competition with the new Terminator film, then Charlie’s Angels (why!?)…I can only see WW84 in competition with Terminator, not really. This was a financial business …

Weeknd Scene: Super Digital

February 3 / 18 Hello everyone! Short, but simple post. I mentioned that two films are coming to digital this month, right? Something to do with a dude with a hammer and a group of superheroes creating a team? One Marvel, the other DC…Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League are coming to digital.   THOR: RAGNAROK / February 20 DVD/Blu-Ray: March 6             JUSTICE LEAGUE / February 13  DVD/Blu-Ray: March 13     Both will be available on iTunes and VUDU. As of right now, you can pre-order one or both films. That was short but simple and to the point. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.     Image source: AppleInsider, The HD Room, Cosmic Book News, Batman-News.com, & Geeks of Color

Creative Close-Up: DC Extended Universe is Not Dead

January 29 / 18 Question…Is the DC Extended Universe Dead? For some or most people yes, but for those like me, no. Not even. We eagerly waited for Justice League to hit theaters. We were giving the latest superhero film high hopes, but alas, that wasn’t’ the case. I for one like the film. Don’t get me wrong, it had its share of great and funny moments. There were some scenes that we saw in the trailers didn’t make it to the film. Let’s not forget about Henry Cavill‘s CGI disastrous upper lip. My only complaint is how rushed the film was. Zack Snyder had to leave due to a personal tragedy, so Joss Wheadon finished where Snyder left off. Wheadon wrote the screenplay (along with Chris Terrio) for the film. With both director’s visions put together, what we got was a mess.     Justice League grossed $655 million worldwide, while domestically the total was $227 million. These figures are low. I would’ve expected more from both markets, but again, that’s not the case. According …

Creative Close-Up: Why I Love DC & Marvel….

November 30 / 17 With the third installment of Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, Marvel, and DC are busy whipping up superhero films left and right….well, Marvel is. DC is just catching up. You have people who love DC, like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and then there are those who love Marvel, such as Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman, and the Hulk. Me? I simply love both Marvel and DC. Yeah, I said it. Why? Well…. Both Have Created Complex Heroes DC has their god-like superheroes with their fair share of problems. Let’s look at Superman. For at least the past several decades this Kryptonian has become the fixture your typical boy scout hero, with the power to destroy Earth, but he chooses to not to. Even though he’s forbidden to get involved with Earth’s affairs, he chooses to do the opposite. He wants to be the solution instead of the problem. While people embraced him, some have not. Even though he has his adoptive mother, Martha Kent and the love of his life, Lois Lane, …

Film Review: Justice League

November 20 / 17 Hey everyone! Internet acting a fool today, but the devil’s a lie! Anyway, I went to see Justice League over the weekend. Loved it, but I do have a few things to gripe about. Yes, I loved Justice League. I grew up watching the cartoon as a kid and now seeing Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the rest of the crew brought a happy smile to my face. I wasn’t sure if DC was going to bring Justice League to the big screen at all. A few things to gripe about. Why in the world would DC cut some scenes that were in the trailer, but not in the film? Why? We don’t want to linger on each of the character’s origins, but at least give us a small glimpse as to how The Flash and Cyborg got their powers. I can only hope that when the film comes out on Blue-ray/DVD and digital, we can get an uncut look at the movie. The villain, Steppenwolf was just weak. Ciaran Hinds …

Film Review: Wonder Woman

June 5 / 17 Wonder Woman…..The amazing Amazon’s story is finally on the big screen and it was good….We follow Diana’s journey from her island home Themyscira, where her mother Hippolyta (Connie Nielson) is queen. For those of you who are true Wonder Woman fans, you know how this island paradise came to be. The Amazons were created by the gods of Mount Olympus to protect mankind from Ares, God of War. Diana wants to fight and be a great warrior, but her mother is against it, thinking that Ares is long dead and won’t return. Her aunt, General Antiope (Robin Wright) thinks the opposite and believes that her niece needs the training. By the time she’s a fully grown woman, Diana is already a warrior. Things get interesting when a plane crash-lands near the island. Diana saves the pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) from the wreckage, but is followed by the Germans. Diana is clearly willing to fight Trevor’s war, World War I that is, thinking it’s the Amazon’s responsibility to fight. She goes with Trevor …

Wednesday Scene: DC Fan Art & A Workshop

Jan. 18 / 17 Hey! Wednesday is here. I was on Shadowbox’s Twitter feed when these events caught my eye. As we know DC’s Wonder Woman will be in theaters this summer. If you’re a fan of the infamous Amazon and have an artistic hand, you could win a trip to the film’s premiere.  Also on the horizon……DC Talent Development Workshop. cred: art of wonder woman #WWFANART Submit your original fan art for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere screening of Wonder Woman film in May 2017 and the opportunity for the winner’s artwork to be displayed at an upcoming Wonder Woman event.  For more information go to artofwonderwoman.com/#/  Submissions close on February 4, 2017. You have time so get crackin’!   cred: dc comic development workshop   DC Talent Development Workshop   DC is holding a talent development workshop for artists and writers. Artists: 2-Week Workshop & Master Classes How to apply Current Resume Short Composition Art Portfolio Submission Agreement ARTISTS WORKSHOP: APPLY FEB 1 – MAR 1, 2017   Writers: Writer’s …

Returning to Work…..With a Few Things From Comic-Con….

July 25 / 16 Well, I’m back….well Shadowbox is back. The vacay was nice, but it’s time to get back to the grind. I promised a lot of action about Comic-Con International in San Diego 2016 and did I get some. If you haven’t been looking at our Twitter feed, then you need to do so. Lots of great things from Marvel and DC. The DC Extended Universe is getting ready with three films: Suicide Squad, Justice League, and Wonder Woman. August 5, 2016     November 17, 2017     June 2, 2017         Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing Phase 3: Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor:Ragnarök, Black Panther, and many others. Other news in the Marvel Universe is that Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Danai Gurira have been added to the cast for Black Panther. Brie Larson is confirmed to play Carol Danvers….yes Captain Marvel. No posters, but here’s something to get you excited…. The official trailer for Doctor Strange….. November 4, 2016   …