DC just announced four one shot specials featuring some of DC’s heroes going against Looney Tunes villains. No details were given about the story lines in the specials, just four images, followed by the words “Stay Tuned”.
Of course, this isn’t the first time a crossover between the DC heroes and Looney Tunes characters has happened. In 2000, DC published the four issue mini-series Superman And Bugs Bunny. In that story, Mr. Mxyzptlk, with a little help from Looney Tunes character Yoyo the Dodo (Porky In Wackyland, 1938), causes a little interdimensional mischief by having the Justice League meeting the Looney Tunes characters, and teaming up to save the day.
There was also several variant covers featuring Looney Tunes characters on DC’s popular comics, such as Marvin The Martian on the cover of Green Lantern, with Green Lantern rings on all his fingers. Or this variant cover of Batman.
Keep in mind those were variant covers and, unlike Superman And Bugs Bunny, the characters didn’t appear in the issues, themselves.
As for these one shots that DC will be releasing, all that we know is that it features four DC heroes going up against four Looney Tunes villain, who are reimagined, and drawn in a style similar to what DC has done with some of the Hanna-Barbera properties, Wacky Racelanders in particular.
The specials include Batman facing off against Elmer Fudd.
The Main Man, Lobo, meeting Wile E. Coyote, and quite possibly The Road Runner.
Jonah Hex meeting Yosemite Sam, and maybe Foghorn Leghorn
And, finally, Martian Manhunter going up against Marvin The Martian.
This does pose a question, are these just merely one shots, or if we’re going to see more reimaginings of the Looney Tunes characters existing in the DC Universe. All DC is saying is “Stay Tuned”.
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On January 23rd, production began on the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, part one of a two part epic adventure. This has been the film we’ve been waiting for since Thanos made his first appearance in the first Avengers film.
The film features just about everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Avengers, The Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, all coming together to face Thanos as he attempts to get the Infinity Stones.
Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet
If you need a brief recap, these are the Infinity Stones:
The Space Stone: This is the blue one. It’s featured at the end credit sequence in Thor, and featured in Captain America: The First Avenger, where it was used to power Hydra’s weapons, and The Avengers, where it was shown to open wormholes.
The Mind Stone: In The Avengers, Loki’s scepter contained the Mind Stone, which he used to control people. In Avengers: Age Of Ultron, it was used in the creation of The Vision. It’s yellow, and currently resides in The Vision’s forehead (and probably can’t be removed without killing him).
The Reality Stone: Featured in Thor: The Dark World, Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves, had formed it into the liquid known as The Aether, and was said that it had the power to return the universe back to the pre-Big Bang state. It’s red.
The Power Stone: Featured in The Guardians Of The Galaxy, has the power to destroy entire civilizations. It’s purple.
The Time Zone: Featured in Doctor Strange, it’s encased in the Eye of Agamotto and frequently hangs around Doctor Strange’s neck. The Master of the Mystic Arts can use the stone to alter time. It’s green.
Finally, there’s the orange Soul Stone, which is said to be featured in an upcoming Phase III movie.
Even though going up against Thanos is a challenging task, one huge hurdle to jump before facing him is getting the Avengers together. In Captain America: Civil War, the film ended with The Avengers pretty much ending as a team, with some escaping from prison, although Steve did send Tony a message letting him know that if they’re needed, they’ll be there.
Avengers: Infinity War stars a very very busy cast of characters.
From the The Avengers
Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Cliff Barton/Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Rominoff/Black Widow, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Antman, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Steven Strange, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/The Falcon.
From The Guardians Of The Galaxy
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis.
Josh Brolin will be reprising the role of Thanos.
Last year, The Russo Brothers had also announced that Samuel L. Jackson would return as Nick Fury and Brie Larson will be in the film as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, but we’re playing the wait and see game, both on whether make it into this film and on what Peter Dinklage’s role in the film will be (we think it’s Pip the Troll).
The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and hits the theaters May 4, 2018, with the sequel releasing on May 3, 2019. We’re going to need a bigger tub of popcorn.
Coming soon is the latest DC Universe animated film from Warner Brothers Animation, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. The film was originally planned as the third DC animated film after Superman: Doomsday and Justice League: New Frontier, but was shelved and was believed the project would never be revived. Now, it’s finally coming, serving as a sequel to Justice League VS Teen Titans.
The Teen Titans, from “The Judas Contract”
The original story that the film is based on was published in New Teen Titans 42-44 and Teen Titans Annual #3 back in 1984, written by Marv Wolfman. This was the storyline that Dick Grayson adopted the identity of Nightwing. It also featured the character of Terra, who could manipulate earth and all earth related materials.
As this serves as a sequel to Justice League VS Teen Titans, this film does differ from the original source. The Titans in this story are Nightwing, Robin, Raven, Starfire, Blue Beetle, Beast Boy, and Terra, as they battle Deathstroke, who’s hired by Brother Blood to capture the Titans, so that he can drain their powers for his evil purposes.
Returning to this film are the voices of Sean Maher as Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Kari Wahlgren as Koriand’r/Starfire, Brandon Soo Hoo as Garfield Logan/Beast Boy, Jake T. Austin as Jaime Reyes/The Blue Beetle, Stuart Allan as Damian Wayne/Robin, and Taissa Farmiga as Raven. Joining the cast, Christina Ricci provides the voice of Terra, Greg Henry as Brother Blood, and, in one of his last roles he had completed before his death from throat cancer, Miguel Ferrer is Deathstroke. Also listed in the cast is director Kevin Smith, who will be playing the role of Kevin Smith.
The film is directed by Jay Oliva, who also directed Justice League Dark. The script was written by Ernie Altbacker and J.M. DeMatteis. A release date has not been announced, but expect to find it available on DVD, Blu Ray, and HD Digital Download soon.
Netflix and Marvel’s partnership has been knocking it out of the park. Beginning with Daredevil, and continuing with Jessica Jones and then Luke Cage. Each series introducing us to the characters, building up to the upcoming mini-series, The Defenders. But before we get to that team up, we’re going to meet the final player in the game, Iron Fist.
Iron Fist, real name Danny Rand, made his debut in comics in Marvel Premiere #15 in 1974. A practitioner of the martial arts, and wielder of the mystical force known as The Iron Fist. He has had his own title over the years, and teamed up with Luke Cage in a series where the two were heroes for hire.
In animation, he’s appeared in episodes of The Super Hero Squad Show, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload. Now, Danny Rand is getting the live action treatment.
Finn Jones plays Danny Rand. As the trailer shows, as a young boy, he was the lone survivor of a plane crash which took the lives of his parents. He was taken to the land of K’un-Lun, and taught the ways of the monks that live there. Now, Danny has returned to New York and the business that his father built to reclaim his birthright. Jones has said in interviews that Danny Rand is someone struggling to find his identity, a hero with heart but with spiritual elements as well.
The rest of the cast includes Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, a martial arts instructor who becomes an ally of Rand. David Wenham as Harold Meachum, a ruthless corporate leader, who was a business partner of Rand’s parents and now runs the business. Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Danny’s childhood friend and Meachum’s daughter. Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Joy’s brother.
There are also some returning favorites as well. Carrie-Anne Moss reprises her role from Jessica Jones as Jeri Hogarth, who helps Rand when he returns to New York. Wai Ching Ho returns as Madam Gao. During Daredevil’s first season, she ran a heroin trade in Hell’s Kitchen, with the heroin being sold in small packs with the dragon similar to Iron Fist’s dragon tattoo stamped on them, there has also been speculation that Gao is in reality Mother Crane, who, in the comics, was ruler of K’un-Lun, perhaps we’ll learn more of Gao during the series. Finally, Rosario Dawson returns as Claire Temple, who meets Rand as she’s learning martial arts at Colleen Wing’s dojo.
If the trailer is any indication, we’re in for another fun ride. Check the trailer out, and enjoy. Then get ready for the series to debut on Netflix, all 13 episodes, on March 17, 2017. Next stop, The Defenders.
Here’s a nice little fan film for you to enjoy. It’s from YouTuber Nukazooka, whose Super Mario: Underworld video we showcased a few months back. This video features a battle between Darth Vader, Sith Lord, and Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. It seems slightly possible, since both characters are owned by Disney.
In the story, Darth Vader is doing Sith Lordy type stuff when he runs across Buzz Lightyear’s crashed ship. Buzz mistakes Vader for his arch nemesis Emperor Zurg, and the battle begins. Everything you know about the characters is in this film – Vader’s Force Chokes, Buzz’s lasers, his arm being detachable. There’s plenty of verbal humor as well, such as Vader attempting to say “You don’t know the power of the Dark Side” after his chest plate has been hit.
The costumes are very well done, and the special effects are top notch. The musical score also adds to the fun. The run time is only four minutes, but we can’t help but wonder if the filmmakers will do a follow up.
While there is no Star Wars type project coming from Pixar, despite rumors that it’s been discussed, this may be as close as we’ll ever get to it. Even the ending has you thinking that this might be taking place in Andy’s bedroom. I was half expecting Mr. Potato Head to make an appearance.
The cast and crew of this project includes Chase Rackley as Darth Vader and Derek Duncan as Buzz Lightyear. Stefan Smith composed the music. Andrew McMurry was the creator of the short, as well as the director and provided the awesome special effects.
If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out Nukazooka’s YouTube page for more creative videos. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.
May The Force Be With You …To Infinity And Beyond!