Spielberg takes on Blackhawk

By Alex Wiggan Steven Spielberg is producing and possibly directing a movie about DC Comic, Blackhawk. The director – who recently teamed with Warner Bros. Pictures for Ready Player One – is taking on the project as a venture between himself, the studio and Amblin Entertainment. David Koepp is working on the script. For those unfamiliar with Blackhawk, the comic focuses on a squadron of … Continue reading

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Watch: DC Publishers Panel video

By Alex Wiggan This weekend annual comic book convention, WonderCon 2018 took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The event was attended by various guests, including actors, writers, producers and artists. During the course of the event, DC Entertainment held a special Publishers Panel streamed live to fans worldwide. The panel was hosted by DC’s big cheese, Jim Lee … Continue reading

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Joss Whedon quits Batgirl

By Alex Wiggan Joss Whedon has quit Batgirl. The writer/director, who was attached to Warner Bros’. forthcoming Batgirl movie has walked away from the project after admitting he simply “didn’t have a story.” Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon said: “Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realise I … Continue reading

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Michael Bay to direct Lobo?

By Alex Wiggan Transformers director Michael Bay could direct the new Lobo movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is currently eyeing up the director as the studio’s top choice to helm the comic book movie. The Marmite director – famous for his explosive style of directing – has yet to sign onto the project, but with no more … Continue reading

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Review: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles issue #1

By Alex Wiggan This week, DC Comics released the first issue of Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. The comic – which is the latest in DC’s new take on classic Hanna-Barbera characters – focuses on Snagglepuss, the pink lion who first appeared in the Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy show way back in the ‘50s. This new take on … Continue reading

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Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman HC – What to expect

By Alex Wiggan Next year, Superman celebrates a huge anniversary – 80 years of comic book awesomeness! This significant milestone also happens to coincide with the 1000th issue of Action Comics. To celebrate the occasion, DC Comics is publishing two very special issues of Action Comics #1000 – a regular edition and a special, hard cover edition. The regular edition … Continue reading

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The DCEU to undergo a creative ‘shake-up’

By Alex Wiggan Warner Bros. is to restructure its DC Extended Universe (DCEU) following the less-than-stellar response to Justice League. According to Variety, the studio is planning a “shake-up” after a lukewarm reaction to the tent pole film. As part of this change, producer Jon Berg will step down from overseeing the comic book films. A replacement for Berg is … Continue reading

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Harley Quinn animated show in the works

By Alex Wiggan An animated series based on popular DC Comics character Harley Quinn is in the pipeline. According to Deadline, Warner Bros has ordered the series to stream on its forthcoming DC-branded digital service, due to launch next year. The show, described as an “adult animated action-comedy series”, will comprise 26 half-hour episodes. While the focus of the series will be … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #73: How to watch the DCAU in chronological order

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the DC Animated Universe (DCAU) – the interconnected universe spearheaded by writer/animator/producer Bruce Timm. The DCAU incorporates a wealth of material (nine shows, four movies, two animated shorts and 44 webisodes), running from Batman: The Animated Series (1992), through Superman: The Animated Series (1996), Justice League Unlimited (2006) and … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about a certain plot point that was missing from Justice League

By Alex Wiggan **SPOILER WARNING. THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR JUSTICE LEAGUE. IF YOU’VE NOT SEEN JUSTICE LEAGUE YET, AND YOU DON’T WANT THE FILM SPOILED FOR YOU, STOP READING NOW.** If you’re still reading then presumably you have seen Justice League or you have no issues with spoilers. Agreed? Good – then let’s talk shop. First and foremost, … Continue reading

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