This one’s for the ladies. And anyone else who loves comics. With Birds of Prey coming out this week, it seemed like a good time to take a look at women on and off the page of comic books.
The latest subject of Make Me Watch It is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), directed by Zach Snyder. This time around, I am joined by half of the Make Ours Marvel podcast team, Jon M. Wilson. The updated and maintained list of options for “Make Me Watch It” can be found here. You can name up to ten movies you’d like me to cover here. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest gatherings of geekdom every year, always gets us good previews of coming attractions. Check out our round-up:
The 2017 version of the classic The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, was not popular enough to beat the much-lauded Wonder Woman this weekend at the box office. This may not bode well for Universal’s “Dark Universe” monster series that the studio wants to compete with other cinematic universes. Next week, they’ll have to contend with Cars 3 for box office dominance.
- Wonder Woman
- The Mummy (2017)
- Captain Underpants
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2
While the DC Cinematic Universe lags behind their Marvel counterpart, they have managed to correct one glaring oversight of the more successful brand: a female-led superhero movie.
The other half of the TV shows presented at SDCC.
- The Expanse
- The Flash
- Fear of the Walking Dead
- Legends of Tomorrow
- The Man in the High Castle
- The Originals
- The Walking Dead
2016-07-26 Update: Now includes The Expanse
Not much this round, but a few interesting remakes from Disney.
- Star Wars Episode VIII Announcement
- Batman v Superman – Final Trailer
- The Jungle Book
- Pete’s Dragon
- Divergent Series: Allegiant
According to Entertainment Weekly, DC will be publishing several new titles based on old Hanna-Barbera cartoons over the next few months. For more details on these modern-ish reboots of Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, and Jonny Quest, click through to EW. Or, click through here for a snark peek at the Scooby gang.