Aldis Hodge joins Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ film as Hawkman

Aldis Hodge

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam film is starting to heat up, folks. At DC Fandome a few months ago it was announced that the Justice Society of America, the golden age version of the Justice League, will be part of the story. Now we have our first cast member: Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall, Hawkman.

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Poster Gallery: James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’, Wonder Woman ’84, Black Adam, and The Batman DC Fandome Posters

The Suicide Squad

While I was busy covering Fantasia Fest DC had an event to announce their upcoming slate of projects. There was a ton of news out there that you’ve probably seen, but I really like these posters.

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Review: Birds of Prey is a good time!

Birds of Prey

DC’s Extended Universe of films got off to a rocky start. An early focus on being grim and gritty and “realistic” a la the comics of Frank Miller along with a lot of time spent setting up a universe seemed to get in the way of making, you know, good movies. That is to say, they went too dark and they spent so much time worrying about the next movie they forgot to focus on the one they were making.

Luckily it seems that someone eventually figured this out and started letting filmmakers make the movies they want to make rather than having them conform to a predetermined aesthetic and continuity. Sometimes this has resulted in a miss (like Joker) but in recent years they have actually generated a string of fun movies (like Aquaman and Shazam!).

So how does Birds of Prey fare? As both a sequel to one of the least liked DC films and also focussing on one of the most fun characters in the DC universe it has a tough setup but I’m pleased to say it’s definitely a hit.

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Awesome News: Joker Wins Big at Venice, Rian Johnson Wants More Knives Out, HBO wants more Gemstones, and more

Joker

Hello again Awesome Friday readers. I’m glad you’ve both stuck around! It’s been another week and here are the highlights. And maybe some low-lights, depending who you are asking.

Just kidding they’re all highlights. There’s even a new dinosaur movie for you to watch this weekend!

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Awesome Friday: Iko Uwais in G.I. Joe, Sony & Marvel’s Spider-Powered Divorce, That New Batsuit Smell, & More

Iko Uwais / The Raid

Dear readers,

Yes, both of you. Here’s a new experiment to get me writing a bit again. Sans the time to write up each bit of movie news there is (guys there is so much news every week, it’s nuts) I’m going to try to keep a digest on a weekly basis. Hopefully this works and hopefully you like it. Let’s hop right to it, shall we?

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The first ‘Aquaman’ trailer (and poster) is kinda great!

Oh hey, it’s SDCC catch up time!

The DC universe has been, to date, a bit….. dark. Excepting Wonder Woman the films have been dark and brooding and grim. If that’s your thing, cool. It hasn’t seemed to be most peoples thing though and DC seems to be listening to those people. So here’s the first trailer and poster for Aquaman, both of which are bright and colourful and fun looking!

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Warner Bros. gives the Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ movie a green light

Warner Brothers are continuing their “throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks” plan of making DC comics movies by officially moving forward on one of the two Joker movies they have in development. No, really.

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