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Joker Tops 1 Billion!

It’s the second anniversary of the overseas release of Justice League, and Warner Bros is celebrating! Not because of Justice League, but because Joker has topped $1 billion gross.

 

 

Arthur Fleck might have danced down the stairs, but his movie’s profits have only been rising!

With a small budget of $62.5 million, this DC property has made comic book movie history as the first R-rated movie to hit this milestone. This small production budget and such a large international box office, this means that Joker is now the most profitable comic book movie in history.

 

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Guess who got the last laugh?

 

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It’s worth mentioning (Get it?) that despite the film’s massive overhaul, Todd Philips seems unmoved with the prospect of making a sequel. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Todd Phillips if he were to make a sequel:

…it couldn’t just be this wild and crazy movie about the ‘Clown Prince of Crime,’It would have to have some thematic resonance in a similar way that this does. Because I think that’s ultimately why the movie connected, it’s what’s going on underneath.

Warner Bros might have different ideas on the matter, though.

 

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‘The Batman’ Might Have Cast It’s Villain

Another new Batman film is coming, titled The Batman, and this one will be yet another reboot of the caped crusader’s story. We already know who will be playing this new Bruce Wayne: Robert Pattinson. Now, it looks like we might have a villain as well.

Deadline reports that Jonah Hill is in talks with Warner Bros. to star as the main villain of the film. Though it has not been confirmed who he will play, the rumors circulating online indicate that Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, will be the bad guy for this film.

 

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This news comes off the heels that Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play the role of Commissioner Gordon. This role was made famous by Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy and was recently played by J.K. Simmons in Justice League.

 

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Little is known about the The Batman, but it is rumored to serve as an origin story about Bruce Wayne’s early years as the titular superhero. The film will be directed by Matt Reeves, the director of the rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy.

 

 

The Batman will hit theaters in 2021.

 

 

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DC to End Practice of “Double Shipping”

Since 2016, DC Comics has been releasing two issues of the same series once a month or ‘double shipping’, but it has been announced that the company plans to stop this and instead just release one issue of an ongoing series once a month.

Citing this very tweet, Forbes wrote that “…starting in 2020, all of DC’s titles will release a maximum of one issue a month”

DC has not made any public statements about the changes yet, however CBR notes that “DC already announced changes to the Batman shipping schedule earlier this week”.

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They go to quote DC editor-in-chief Bob Harras as saying, “a new Tom King and Clay Mann Bat/Cat series in 2020 fills the gap once Batman begins to ship monthly”.

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The benefit of double shipping are obvious—twice the sales for a must-see tentpole series. That’s your Batmans, your Supermans, your Wonder Womans.

But the downsides are steep. For one, if I want to read Flash and Aquaman, then to keep up I need to spend $3.99 four times in a single month. If I’m not willing to do that, then I’ll only spend $3.99 twice a month, thus costing DC the extra money.

Secondly, double shipping puts pressure on the writers and artists to write quickly and draw even quicker, which oftentimes sacrifices a more polished story and artwork. If I spend $3.99 for a comic only to find out the story needed to go another round at the editing booth, then should I bother spending $3.99 later that month for the next story in that series?

 

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But DC Comics still wants those Batman sales, given that he is a tent-pole character. As Higgins wrote above, DC doesn’t want to lose those extra Batman sales, so they’ve ordered a new miniseries called Batman/Catwoman, which is to be written by Tom King and drawn by Clay Mann.

DC’s current double shipped titles are Detective Comics, Batman, FlashJustice League and Wonder Woman. You can order them at Comixology.
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