The recent 2013 TOY FAIR just keeps popping-up a lot of fun cool surprises! Here’s a great example, the Toy Company FUNKO has plans to bring out a bunch of new Batman Toys, Figures, Wacky Wobblers, etc… for 2013 and now we get some pics of a whole new product called “Can-tivities”.
Basically, they’re small tin tubes in the shape of cartoon characters that you can store fun stuff in. Here are some prototype pics of their JUSTICE LEAGUE SET they have plans to release later ( no exact date known right now ).
The Company is being super hush-hush about it but we did get news that their IRONMAN 3 MOVIE Tins will be released in March and they have also shown us what comes inside those tins, sort of a “school supply” kind of thing ( see pic down below ). The JLA ones say they are more of a “treat thing” so maybe they’ll be candy. Hmm, stay tuned to the Bat-Blog and once we know more, you know more.
All comic book movies have some sort of connection to a story arc, regardless of all the Hollywood effects and big budget movie stars attached to it. The Avengers had a loose connection to the formation of the super group and the Christopher Nolan Batman series drew from the influential Batman: Year One, The Long Halloween and No Man’s Land.
With Justice League screenwriter Will Beale looking to draw inspiration from a storyline he has years of them to work with, but according to do our good friends over at the Latino Review he’s already zeroed in on his pick.
“In a nutshell, plotwise, the three issue arc involves Darkseid planning the destruction of Earth by blasting it with a ray that’ll move Apokolips (Darkseid’s planet) into the Earth’s place.”
This little blurb refers to issues #183 to 185 of Justice League America, a storyline from the 1980s run by Gerry Conway and George Perez. Arguably, there are better storylines to work with, but many see Darkseid as a great introductory villain to serious players like Brainiac, Doomsday, or, dare I say it, Epoch the Lord of Time. I personally would cry foul on all this, but the Latino Review has an oddly strong track record of making the right calls when it comes to these comic book movies.
They do however also have a track record of being attached to a lot of the rumors that have been started in the past year. Remember the whole mess that came about from Ben Affleck being rumored to direct? Until there’s some further proof to the claim we’ll have to keep an open mind and well be sure to keep you updated.
Justice League is due out in theaters sometime in 2015.