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

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