SDCC ’16 Highlights Part 2: The Killing Joke, Batman and Harley, The Walking Dead and more

The second day of Comic Con has come and gone. Prepare for Batman: The Killing Joke animated film spoilers, and to be left with mixed feelings. I will keep that for last and warn you spoilers are coming, but don’t blame me if you read too far.

DC Animated Films Announced

Mixed feelings aside, Warner Brothers have released the slate for their DC animated movies:

Justice League Dark
Teen Titans: Judas Contract
Batman & Harley Quinn (A Bruce Timm Original)

Wonder Woman poster

Warner Bros. released the first poster for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, and it looks perfect. (click image to enlarge)

Wonder Woman Poster

Matt Damon (said in Team America voice)

Ever since Ben Affleck was cast as the caped crusader, people have been throwing around Matt Damon’s name as a possibility to play a DC Comics characters. Sure they are bros, but Damon has never shown much interest in playing superheroes. That fact didn’t bother director and fanboy ambassador Kevin Smith, from asking his old friend to read a few iconic lines from a few DC comic books for AMC.

The Green Arrow part is worth the watch alone.

The Justice Society of America

Actress Caity Lotz took to Twitter to reveal the title of an upcoming episode of The CW show Legends of Tomorrow, and if you’ve seen the first season finale then it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer
American Gods Trailer
Ghost Rider coming to Agents of SHIELD 

SPOILERS AHEAD

Alright if you’re reading this then you have either seen Batman: The Killing Joke already or can’t wait a few days.

The R-rated adaption of the Alan Moore classic has stirred some controversey again. On Friday, news from screenings of Batman: The Killing Joke were starting to leak out and fans were shocked to find out about the Batman and Batgirl rooftop sex scene.

A relationship between Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon was alluded to in an episode of the fan favorite show Batman Beyond, but this current coupling has rubbed people the wrong way for a few reasons. Some of negative reactions stem from Batman unnecessarily, needing to sleep with Barbara to create more of an emotional impact when she gets shot. Other people just flat out don’t like seeing them together, because if you’ve read a comic with Batman mentoring Batgirl and Nightwing, the history makes it a little weird. These are two of many reasons I’ve seen.

If you’re as weirded out by it as I am, just know it takes place during the Batgirl prologue, and the rest of the story is said to have remained quite faithful to the source material. If you had a problem with the source material to begin with, then nothing was going to help.

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