INJUSTICE 2! …finally i am allowed to show the whole
illustration for one of the coolest jobs i was allowed to be part of so
far. i admit i am really proud of this work. the sheer volume of this
work was frightening but it was a blast ‘cause i enjoyed an
unbelievable amount of freedom and trust working with a bunch of really
cool and nice people. thank you very much tori, adam, jefferson and ed
for your guidance and your patience. TM & copyright DC Comics TM & copyright Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)
“I want your mind. Your strength. I want to be worth your time.”
His fingers graze the hem of my top and he says, “I want this up.” He tugs on the waist of my pants and says, “I want these down.” He touches the tips of his fingers to sides of my body and says, “I want to feel your skin on fire. I want to feel your heart racing next to mine and I want to know it’s racing because of me, because you want me. Because you never,” he says, he breathes, “never want me to stop.”
“I want every second. Every inch of you. I want a l l of it.”
Wanted to do some headshot practice with
the Warners (which indeed includes their long lost brother who never
made it past concept art, for those who are wondering). This was
actually meant to be full bodied drawings, but I do need more practice
with their faces so they’re just body-less entities. I’m happy with most
of them, Dot was giving me trouble but she always does so that wasn’t
I am so amazed at what Patty Jenkins did with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. With all of the controversy surrounding it, I was really worried it was going to be terrible, just as a result from studio pressure and demands.
Instead, I watched a character forming over the length of two hours and twenty minutes, resulting in a full bodied character, who has let me on their journey, and shown real vulnerabilities, growth and understanding to become a functional character who I am now confident won’t be used as a crutch or as supporting character in films to come, unlike Black Widow in Marvel, who unfortunately, despite an interesting and badass back story, hasn’t been given the opportunity to shine in a solo film.
This is a monumental achievement, not only in DC, who has unfortunately not had the best run and reviews the past few years, but also for women in film. Woman can now look to this movie, and feel confident in their ability to lead, not just on screen, but also off.
So thank you, to the cast and crew of Wonder Woman, I hope this brings in the New Age of Women in Cinema, something that will last for years to come. To everyone else I say go and support this film, give it the ratings and money it deserves to make.
(Also there’s no end credit scene, so if you have to pee like I did by the end of the film, just go..)
I don’t normally make posts like this, but I feel like this is something I need to do because it’s bigger than myself. So, I don’t know if you’ve heard but the Wonder Woman film comes out June 2nd… And if you didn’t know that, there’s a reason for it.
Warner Brothers aren’t spending money on promoting the Wonder Woman film. No tv promotions, billboards, nothing. A film about a strong, powerful, amazing woman superhero directed by Patty Jenkins who happens to be the first woman to direct a superhero film with a female protagonist and one of only a handful (a literal handful… you can count on one hand) to direct a superhero film at all.
They are setting it up to fail so they can say “I told you so” and not only continue the blatant sexism in the film industry but blame it on Patty if the movie fails, setting female directors up (whom are already told they won’t get hired) so they can have an excuse to say “Oh well, we tried hiring a woman to direct a film and it didn’t work. Lets not do that again.”
This film is bigger than just being a superhero movie… It has the ability to bust open the glass ceiling of Hollywood to tell them that yes, superhero movies about women do well and yes, women can not only direct blockbusters but they can do it well. Because I can guarantee you, Patty does it well.
PLEASE spread this around and let Warner Brothers know we aren’t going to stand for this bullshit.
“When Suicide Squad came out, you couldn’t escape the world’s worst heroes. They were everywhere, despite the average audience-goer knowing only who Harley Quinn and the Joker were due to pop culture osmosis. Everyone knows who Wonder Woman is. Yet a quick look at the playlist for Suicide Squad vs. Wonder Woman on the official Warner Bros. YouTube page is as different as night and day.
Approximately a month before Warner Bros. releases one of their biggest films of the year, one that will go down in entertainment history one way or another simply for being the first film starring Princess Diana, the company has released three trailers and two “Tilt Brush” videos explaining the concept art.
At the same point in the marketing cycle for Suicide Squad, the villainous flick already had three trailers, four TV spots, a “Buy Advanced Tickets” promotional video, and fun little biographies for each member of the team. That’s a hell of a lot more promotion for a B-string list of heroes (at best) than for WONDER WOMAN.
Speaking for myself, I have seen exactly ONE commercial so far and that was two nights ago! Where I live they were showing Suicide Squad ads on basically a non-stop loop this far out from the release of SS.
You know, I’ll readily admit that so far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole has had consistently better film output than the current DC Extended Universe.
But on the other hand:
DC didn’t make Superman secretly a member of the Klan during a surge of racist and xenophobic rhetoric and politics in the US
DC also didn’t make their Jewish characters like Harley Quinn or Batwoman into pseudo-Nazis while the US is under a blatantly anti-Semitic political administration
DC also didn’t ask comic shop employees to wear T-shirts with pseudo-Nazi logos or to cover their store logos with pseudo-Nazi symbols
DC also, in my knowledge, never blamed slumping sales on being too diverse in their lineup
Which isn’t to say they haven’t had their share of tone-deaf and flat-out insulting gaffes, but when New 52 didn’t do as well as they expected I know they didn’t blame it on having a Green Lantern and a Batman who were Muslim
Marvel Studios has yet to release a solo superhero film starring a woman (Elektra is a Fox film). DC’s had two female-led cinematic releases (three if you consider Evey to be the main character of V for Vendetta), those being Supergirl and Catwoman. And yes, Supergirl and Catwoman were terrible, but at least they exist. An attempt was made
The current DC Extended Universe will also give us Wonder Woman before the MCU gives us Captain Marvel
If the current planned lineup for the DC Extended Universe holds, then their first five solo film leads will probably be two white men (Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill and presumably whoever plays Captain Marvel in Shazam!), a Jewish woman (Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot), a Native Hawaiian man (Aquaman, Jason Momoa), and a black man (Cyborg, Ray Fisher). The first solo film in the MCU with a lead who isn’t a white man will be Black Panther, their thirteenth solo film.
While Marvel was making Captain America and Magneto into HYDRA agents, DC made Snagglepuss into a gay Southern Gothic playwright because why not
While DC has its own fair share of fuckery, bad decisions, pointless, flow-wrecking crossovers, and other such garbage, at least they haven’t blown so many dog whistles at the alt-right in the past year that it’s very hard to consider it tone-deafness or coincidence at this point
So in conclusion, as we currently stand, DC’s on Marvel’s left.