This summer, The Suicide Squad will return in a James Gunn-directed sequel/reboot of their 2016 film. Meanwhile Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam is finally in production after years in development. What this is all shaping up to is another villain-centric year for DC - and why not? The publisher has got some of the most dastardly and deadly villains throughout all of media. But who are DC's most dangerous villains? Well, that's a tough metric to judge, but we've got our opinion. So without further ado, here are our picks for DC's most dangerous villains ever. 10. Eclipso Eclipso is one of the darkest figures in the DCU, coming straight out of biblical lore as God's right-hand man when it comes to vengeance. But when this super-villain went too far, he was cast out of God's good graces and left to cause even more harm. But he didn't start that way. When he was originally introduced back in 1963, Eclipso was little more than a Jekyll-and-Hyde type villain inhabiting … [Read more...] about Most dangerous DC Universe villains
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Now that Zack Snyder's Justice League has made its waves on HBO Max, reports have surfaced that Warner Bros. are ready to move on from Snyder's vision of the DCEU entirely, with plans to recast Superman with a new film that will take place in its own Universe. While a new Superman hasn't been cast yet, reports indicate that producer JJ Abrams and screenwriter Ta-Nehisi Coates are planning to cast a Black lead in the role of Kal-El, a marked departure from previous portrayals of the character on screen. But in comics, there have been several depictions of Superman as a Black man, and not simply replacement heroes. There's at least one currently active, even prominent version of Kal-El himself who is a Black man - and he's one of the most powerful Supermen across all of DC continuity. Last sons of Krypton See, the DC Universe isn't just a 'universe'. It's an Omniverse - a newly-christened term for DC's all-encompassing concept of infinite timelines, worlds, … [Read more...] about Who is President Superman of the DC Universe?
Update : After announcing its indefinite delay in June 2020, DC has placed Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's Event Leviathan: Checkmate six-issue limited series on the schedule for June 2021. The series has been rechristened just Checkmate. It stars the "superspies of the DC Universe" as they unite to take down Leviathan. DC has provided Newsarama with the solicitation copy for June's Checkmate #1 in advance of the full release of their June solicitations. The new version of the first issue's description provides a few interesting details absent from the original incarnation, including the name of a new "mystery character"/seeming adversary, as well as the implication that star Green Arrow's involvement in Bendis' Justice League may be more than meets the eye. The "mystery adversary is interesting given in DC and Marvel solicitations terms, that usually means an existing character in a new identity or a new character with close ties to an established hero. … [Read more...] about Checkmate #1 description reveals new DC “mystery character”; is Green Arrow two-timing the Justice League?
Ava DuVernay's New Gods – the tale of the idyllic world of New Genesis and the dystopian Apokolips – and James Wan's Aquaman spin-off The Trench have been canceled by Warner Bros and DC Films. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, along with the following statement from the two studios: "As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward. We thank our partners Ava DuVernay, Tom King, James Wan and Peter Safran for their time and collaboration during this process and look forward to our continued partnership with them on other DC stories. The projects will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future." Zack Snyder's Justice League played a role in the hold on New Gods, which also featured Darkseid as its villain. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studios wanted to create more space between Darkseid appearances. DuVernay shared a heartfelt message on Twitter after the … [Read more...] about Ava DuVernay’s News Gods and Aquaman spin-off The Trench both canceled by DC
The Snyderverse is over. Zack Snyder's vision for the DC Cinematic Universe has seemingly come to an end with the Snyder Cut – now, Warner Bros. and DC are reportedly putting their faith in Star Wars rebooter J.J. Abrams. A new report from The Hollywood Reporter reveals new details about the upcoming Superman adaptation, including that Warner Bros. has already met with various directors to helm the Ta-Nehisi Coates-penned script. Abrams will serve as a producer on the movie, with no intention of directing. The report adds that the new Superman movie is key to the studio's future DC plans, and is looking to the upcoming The Flash movie to open up the multiverse. THR adds that Zack Snyder's Justice League was the SnyderVerse's "last hurrah" and that only hand-picked stars will remain: they are Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Ezra Miller (The Flash). It appears that Abrams is seen to have "the largest footprint" at DC, with the filmmaker having inked … [Read more...] about J.J. Abrams set to have “largest footprint” on DC movies and shows as Zack Snyder’s universe brought to a close