DCEU News HBOs Watchmen Wonder Woman 2 Writing Begins Batman ReAnimated

first_img Watchmen is one of those revered classic comics that nearly everyone seems to love. Many consider it to be one of the greatest graphic novels of all time, and because of that, it’s been tricky to adapt. In 2009,  Zack Snyder directed a film adaptation of the comic that drew mixed reactions. Some loved it, saying it was the best possible adaptation we were likely to get. Others criticized the excessive use of slow motion, changes to the ending, and comics-style pacing that didn’t fit a feature film. Now, HBO is taking their own shot at adapting the beloved comic.Damon Lindelof, fresh off the series finale of HBO’s The Leftovers, is in talks to develop a Watchmen TV series for the premium cable network, Variety reports. HBO previously tried to turn the comic into a TV series back in 2014, but that effort never went anywhere. Lindelof’s series will reportedly be starting from scratch, having nothing to do with HBO’s earlier effort or Snyder’s 2009 movie.When the comic came out in 1985, Alan Moore used the series to take a critical look at the nature of superheroes. It made sense to turn it into a film in 2009 when superhero movies were rapidly becoming each year’s biggest blockbusters. Now that they’ve improbably gotten even bigger than they were back then, it’s the perfect time for someone to take another look at Watchmen. While Damon Lindelof’s work has been met with mixed reactions in the past, The Leftovers was near-universally beloved by critics and audiences alike. Coming off that success, it’ll be exciting to see what Lindelof can do with Watchmen. Gal Godot (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Warner Bros.)Another exciting DC development involves the only DCEU film to be an unqualified success. DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns confirmed in an interview with Variety that he and director Patty Jenkins are currently writing Wonder Woman 2. As great as the first movie is, the fact that they’re making a sequel is no surprise. It was interesting to learn recently that Jenkins was not contractually locked down for a sequel, meaning she now has some negotiating leverage when those contract discussions start up, if they haven’t already. Either way, she is definitely involved in writing the sequel.“Patty and I are writing the treatment right now,” Johns said. “The goal is to make another great “Wonder Woman” film. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time. We’ve got a cool idea for the second one.”Johns, of course, didn’t say what that cool idea was, nor did he confirm that Jenkins was definitely going to direct the sequel. Still, the fact that she’s still involved in Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure is promising. After the way Wonder Woman turned out, it’d be ridiculous for DC not to do whatever it takes to sign her for the sequel.Johns also said the studio is learning from the mistakes of past DC movies, which sounds promising. Specifically, he recognizes that Batman v. Superman was too dark, and too unlike what people want from a Batman or Superman movie. Wonder Woman, he said, celebrated everything people love about her character and that’s why it worked so well. While the characters of Batman and Superman aren’t going to change, and the universe won’t suddenly shift to be happy and optimistic from now on, we might get movies that are more in line with who Batman and Superman are as characters.Via Warner Bros./DC EntertainmentFinally, those who prefer the animated versions of DC’s characters have something to look forward to at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Warner Bros. will premiere the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn movie at Comic Con on July 21 in the San Diego Convention Center’s Ballroom 20, IGN reports. After the premiere the cast and crew of the movie will take the stage for a panel discussion.Directed by Sam Liu, who did the Killing Joke animated adaptation, the film involves Batman, Nightwing and Harley Quinn teaming up to fight Poison Ivy and The Floronic Man. Kevin Conroy reprises the role of Batman, Melissa Rauch plays Harley Quinn, Loren Lester is Nightwing, and Paget Brewster is Poison Ivy. DC’s animated output has been some of the best comic book movies to come out of the studio, so this is definitely a panel Dark Knight fans won’t want to miss.Those of us who can’t make it to Comic Con this year will just have to wait for the movie’s digital release on August 15, or pick it up on Blu-ray August 29.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Batman Loses a Dad Again, Another Ben Affleck Update & More DC Movie NewsSecret Aquaman Role, Wonder Woman’s Throwback Photo, & More DC Movie News Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Watch a Remote Segway Hack Eject A Rider

first_img How to Stay Cybersecure for the HolidaysYou Know Your Smartphone is Spying on You, But It’s Worse Than You Think Quick, someone call G.O.B! Hackers might be able to remotely hijack his Segway if he doesn’t apply the latest security update.That’s assuming he upgraded from the older model he’d been riding on Arrested Development to the slick Segway MiniPro. See, a security researcher discovered some serious flaws in the scooter’s firmware. Thomas Killbride is an embedded device security consultant with IOActive. He’s also a fan (and owner) of the two-wheeled people mover.As soon as he got his hands on it, Killbride did what any security pro would. He started probing the Segway and its companion mobile app for vulnerabilities. The connected scooter’s companion app already allowed owners to drive them around like an RC car. That got Killbride’s wheels turning.Shortcomings in the Bluetooth implementation granted Killbride the elevated access he needed. Since the MiniPro didn’t verify the authenticity of firmware uploads, he was able to inject modified firmware and remotely mess with a MiniPro. Killbride learned he could remotely hack into anyone’s MiniPro and take over the controls.It’s definitely fun to watch it happen in IOActive’s demo video. Out on the streets, however, a hacker who wanted to could cause an unsuspecting rider to swerve into traffic or throw on the breaks and send him or her flying face-first into the pavement.The good news here is that IOActive informed Ninebot, the Chinese company that now owns Segway, and they’ve released updated firmware that tightens up the MiniPro’s security. Among the changes: it actually verifies that firmware updates come from Ninebot now (and not just whoever figured out how to upload one to the scooter). It also killed a potentially very creepy social location sharing feature.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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GEEK PICK OF THE DAY A Scarf Fit to Destroy Half of

first_img The world is crazy about Thanos right now, well half of the world. The other half is very fussy with him, me included. You know what you did THADDY! But that didn’t deter ThinkGeek from putting their noodles together with Marvel to create this one of a kind Infinity Gauntlet scarf. This is another stellar entry in the  Gear Up Collection they’re formed with the famous comic company.I’ve actually been using this scarf to tuck into my jacket on chilly nights. The light gauzy material is perfect for breezy spring/summer evenings. It’s soft and surprisingly comfy. And it’s got all the Infinity Stones waiting for you, no soul sacrifices required or endless searching across the galaxies.It won’t, however, protect you from super soldiers trying to rain on your parade of universal domination. We tested it on our roof just to make sure of that. But Film Jackets’ Captain America Stealth piece couldn’t stop the all-around badass-ness of the scarf. It still managed to glimmer in the sunlight even under all the strength and might of Steve Rogers (played by Victoria Song). That’s right each little gauntlet has shimmery foil thread woven through, just to give it that extra pop of villainry.The scarf is pretty long (70″ x 44″), which is great because it gives you a million options of how to tie it up and style it. It’s thin enough to bunch together in a coat or hoodie without it looking bulky. And just like Thanos, you can do it all yourself, no lackeys required to get wrapped up in it. The scarf is currently $19.99 and perfect for any pal entrenched in Avengers frenzy. It’ll keep you cozy for the next 12 months while we wait for the ol’ number 4. So just promise not to snuff out existence if you nab one. But honestly, you’ll look too good to care.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more

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