Batman 2018: AKA Shut up Kevin Conroy!

 

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(Nicholas Dye/ Staff Writer)

This past week has given us our first look at not one but TWO new Batman animated films that don’t feature the vocal talents of Kevin Conroy! Somewhere, Two-Face’s nipples just got hard! Drawing from all-new material and set in feudal Japan is Batman Ninja. Now I know that sounds like a shitty ploy to get you to buy your kids new toys of Batman as a ninja and Joker, as a ninja, and Harley Quinn as…wait for it…a ninja, but it isn’t. This is a very beautifully detailed anime of Batman as he faces off against the craziest Joker we may have seen since someone thought Jared Leto would be an awesome Joker. Either way it looks 100% badass. The trailer gives us a glimpse at Robin, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Clayface, and Grodd. Yup…you heard me…mother-effing Gorilla Grodd as, what appears to be, a warlord! An english dubbed version is coming with a voice cast that is yet to be revealed but, I for one, cannot wait to miss most of the movie reading subtitles just to hear Wataru Takagi do the creepiest scream as the Joker when he attacks batman with a katana in hand. After this trailer, I dare you not to say shinseina tawagoto Batoman!

I mean…COME ON!! My only question is, how the hell does Batman have a Batwing and a few other tech gadgets in feudal Japan? Ah who cares!?

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As if that wasn’t enough. DC Animation finally brings us an adaptation of one of my favorite Batman Elseworlds titles in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. Set in Gotham in 1889, Bruce Wayne returns from a trip to Europe and takes up the mantle of the Batman to stop the legendary Jack the Ripper who has come to Gotham. While the translation to animation doesn’t quite convey the gritty style of the comic (originally drawn masterfully by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola), it does look like it follows the story arc beautifully. Finally there will be a viable reason for those damned steam-punk cosplayers to be at SDCC with their damned Dr. Floobert’s Amazing Gizmotron-Doohickity-Pew-Pew Ray Gun or whatever the hell they call it. Either way, check out the trailer below and, look for Gotham by Gaslight on January 23rd 2018 with Batman Ninja later in 2018.

 

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NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

The Suicide Squad Assembles And Unleashes Chaos…

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The CW Network aired the DC “Dawn Of The Justice League” special tonight and gave the world a look at their upcoming project, one of these projects is a gathering of villains for the good of humanity and that gives us our 2nd trailer for the upcoming “Suicide Squad”

The villains might not inherit the earth, but they sure as hell could inherit the box office. This trailer catches you from the start with the classic melodies of Queen, then blasts you into the chaos and beautiful insanity of this film. Suicide Squad comes of Aug. 5,2016 and will put other comic book movies on notice.

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Suicide Squad is no Joke!! But Seriously…

(Nicholas Dye, Staff Writer)

Revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, here is the Suicide Squad trailer we promised! I am a huge fan of the current comic book run and it looks like David Ayer and John Ostrander went to great lengths to make sure this movie captured the grit and spirit of said comics. The premise of Suicide Squad is a black ops agency, led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), puts together an elite team using the world’s worst criminals. They are tasked with completing missions deemed…you guessed it, suicidal. The big question…how to keep all those baddies in line? Although we have seen the reveal pictures online, the trailer gives us our first introduction to Jared Leto’s take on the Joker. With some awfully large clown shoes left to be filled by the late Heath Ledger and the outstanding Jack Nicholson, this is no small feat. From his laugh alone, I think Leto will do the legacy proud! Suicide Squad gives Bat-fans their first on screen interpretation of Harley Quinn played by the insanely hot Margot Robbie as well as Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje). The rest of the squad is rounded out by Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), and Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman). Much like Guardians of the Galaxy was a runaway sleeper hit for Marvel, I believe Suicide Squad will do the same for DC. Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016 and is not yet rated.