DC/WB has just announced an upcoming animated film called Batman: Assault On Arkham, which will co-star the original Captain Boomerang as part of the Suicide Squad. The film will apparently be set in the same universe as the Batman: Arkham video games, which did hint at Boomerang and the appearance of the Squad. It will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray, although the only release date that’s been given so far is a vague “mid-2014”.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.
This weekend is WonderCon, and Speed Force will be there. This will be my sixth trip to the con, which has become my favorite comic convention in the region. (One of these days I’ll make it to Emerald City.) It’s just big enough to have the multi-genre and big-name appeal of Comic-Con International…without the complete and total mania of the San Diego show.
I’ll post anything Flash-related I encounter at the convention, plus the rest of us here at Speed Force will be keeping an eye out for online news as always.
In addition to this space, watch for…
DC Comics has announced a new Earth 2 weekly series over at Nerdist: World’s End. Set in the present-day DC Universe (or multiverse, more precisely), it will also relate to the five-years-later events of Future’s End. The series will be written by Daniel H. Wilson, Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson, with art by Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqeira, and Tyler Kirkham.
As Earth 2 burns under the fires and fury of Apokolips, the planet’s few heroes unite to wage a futile war for survival against a dark god of unimaginable and unmatched power.
No word yet on whether the monthly Earth 2 series will end to make way for World’s End, but it seems likely.
Head over to Nerdist for a more detailed view of the preview art by Ben Oliver. Even if a certain modern-day Mercury seems to be missing…
Quick note: Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes will appear as Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon on tonight’s episode of Arrow. The characters, based on Killer Frost and Vibe, are members of the Flash supporting cast and will appear as regulars on that show if the CW picks it up as a series. See also the latest DC All-Access episode:
Flash TV News reports that the Flash TV pilot is screening today at the studio. We should know by May 15 whether the show gets picked up for a fall 2014 series.