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Gotham: Not Another Superhero Series

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With the release of the new trailer for Gotham last weekend, an ambitious Batman prequel television series, now is a great time to discuss what exactly it is we are in for.

Still a couple of months away from airing, FOX is really building the tension for one if its more anticipated series. Gotham is set in the DC universe and is marketed as a prequel to the Batman story centered around Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie). This dark new series is first and foremost a drama. By that I mean don’t expect the lighthearted Smallvilledrama” with a masked crusader sweeping in at the last moment to save the day. Gotham is about the roots of the criminal underworld and the twisted egos that are created in Gotham City. Gotham will follow Jim Gordon’s mortal struggle for justice against the odds in an increasingly corrupt society.

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San Diego Comic Con 2014: Just the Good Stuff

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San Diego Comic Con is the biggest of its kind. So big that it really needs to change its name, as it is less about the comics and more of a mass marketing tool for movies and TV programs. Comics are not a priority at this gigantic pop-culture convention. But movie scoops are fun! Here are some of the major announcements from the Mecca of all things terrific and nerdy this year, filtered and truncated for your pleasure!

Thanks to /Film and Badass Digest for the comprehensive Comic Con coverage this year.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The winner of Comic Con this year goes to Warner Bros. and their upcoming DC Comics blockbuster Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The first massive news was the reveal of Gal Gadot in full costume as Wonder Woman. Feast your eyes!

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It’s Wonder Waitaminute…

Oh, shit! I got confused. Here you go:

Wonder Woman

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Truth be told, that is a badass costume and a badass picture. My only complaint — a large complaint; one I shared with Superman’s Man of Steel costume — is the desaturation and lack of colour. Someone needs to tell Zack Snyder that a little colour will not affect his ‘much gritty, such serious’ approach to these movies. An iconic outfit has been homogenised into something generically cool. Oh well.

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