Wonder Woman is Queer!

In a great interview at Comicosity, Greg Rucka let the world know that Wonder Woman is queer. No joke, DC’s first lady is queer!

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Matt Santori-Griffith: I’m going to start off simple and to the point. The Wonder Woman that you and Nicola have introduced to us in “Year One” — is she queer?

Greg Rucka: How are we defining “queer?”

You’re applying a term specifically and talking to an ostensibly cis male (and white to boot), so “queer” to me may not be the same as it is to an out gay man. So, tell me what queer is.

MSG: Fair enough. For the purposes of this conversation, I would define “queer” as involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender. It’s not the full definition, but it’s the part I’m narrowing in on here.

GR: Then, yes.

I think it’s more complicated though. This is inherently the problem with Diana: we’ve had a long history of people — for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason — say, “Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay!”

And when you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, “How can they not all be in same sex relationships?” Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise.

It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.

Please read the rest of the article, it’s really good.

DC Comics and IDW Create ‘Love Is Love’, A Queer Comic Book supporting the Pulse Nightclub Victims

Coming in December, DC Comics and IDW will publish an queer theme comic book called, Love Is Love.

The comic book will contain 144-pages of work from Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Phil Jimenez, Rafael Albuquerque, Olivier Coipel and Marc Andreyko.

Love Is Love will raise money for the Equality Florida’s fund. This fund is for those affected by the horrendous attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando over the summer.

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5 Women of Color that could be the New Catwoman

There’s a lot of talk about who could be in the stand-alone Batman film with Ben Affleck. We know that Deathstroke will be featured, maybe Tim Drake (Robin), but what about Catwoman?

Recently, Anne Hathaway said she would love to return as the feline criminal/crime fighter in the current DCCU. But let’s remix that thought for a moment. What if she does pops up in the DCCU, but it’s someone else in the role? Personally, I’ve always thought of Selina as a woman of color.

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When I saw Eartha Kitt as Catwoman it just made so much sense to me and in Batman: Year One, I thought she was a WOC.

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So, if she’s introduced in the DCCU, I think these actresses should be considered for the role:

 

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Teyonah Parris

Teyonah would be amazing as Selina. She has played diverse roles before and I think she will be a great Catwoman.

 

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Yaya Dacosta

She was 2nd place in America’s Next Top Model, but now she’s doing her thing on film and television. Yaya’s sleek style and grace could be perfect for the role.

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Genesis Rodriguez

Best known in Telemundo telenovelas, Genesis is no stranger to drama and action. So, playing Catwoman could be a breeze for her.

 

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Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko is already an action star with Pacific Rim, 47 Ronin and other Japanese films. With lots of film experience, Rinko could transform Catwoman into something fascinating.

 

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Rila Fukushima

Rila played Yukio in The Wolverine. Keeping it real, she was the best part of the film for me. Rila has cat-like features that could dazzle on screen. Hell, I’m already excited thinking about her in the role.

Mister Sinister will appear in Wolverine 3

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Interesting news today about the next Wolverine we didn’t ask for. According Cinema Blend, Mister Sinister will be making his first appearance in Wolverine 3.

We got a little taste of him in the X-Men: Apocalypse’s end credits, seeing his real name Essex attached to a briefcase. In the audio commentary featuring Simon Kinberg and director Bryan Singer, it was confirmed that he will be featured. But what will Mister S be doing in Wolverine’s film? Well, there’s a lot actually. He could be creating new mutants, another Wolverine, Cable or something all together different… Which scares me.

Anywho, Essex is coming aboard the X-franchise. And with his track record, all hell will break loose!

DC Superhero ‘Black Lightning’ is getting his own TV Series

In the DC TV Universe, Greg Berlanti is the mastermind of it all!

He’s running Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and now, Black Lightning. Yes, Greg will be teaming with the Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil to give us the live version of DC’s prominent Black heroes.

This is amazing because Greg does a great job with the current DC shows and the Akils are excellent in telling Black stories and creating incredible Black characters.

According to DeadlineBlack Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.

Black Lightning was created back in 1977, and was active in some super hero teams. He later had two daughters Anissa and Jennifer who also became superheroes.

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Anissa is queer. It would be nice to see her story shine as well.

Ben Affleck teases Deathstroke

This morning Ben Affleck drop this tweet

The character is Deathstroke, one of DC’s deadliest foes. Deathstroke has been around for over 30 years and he’s truly a force to be reckoned with.

This tweet seems to be teasing an appearance in Justice League. It would make sense, but let’s keep in mind that DCU has a record of misusing characters, so… I’m hoping for the best.