Not only are the villains of the DC Universe taking over the comics, during ‘Forever Evil’, but they’re getting the spotlight in a new documentary feature, ‘Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics’, coming to Blu-Ray, DVD and digital this Friday on October 25th (a special release date).
From the press release:
“Christopher Lee, who has played the villain more times than almost any other actor, will provide his unique voice as narrator. The villains’ infamous tales will be told by directors Richard Donner (‘Superman’), Guillermo del Toro (‘Pacific Rim’) and Zack Snyder (‘Man of Steel’) as well as Geoff Johns (best-selling author and DCE’s Chief Creative Officer) and other storytellers, creators and those who have crafted the personalities and profiles of the most nefarious baddies in DC Comics history.”
The documentary debuted on October 10th at New York Comic-Con to a standing room only crowd, which gave it a huge round of applause.
So what exactly is ‘Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics’ really about?
‘Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics’ explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society’s dark side as well as our own personal fears. It also offers insight as to the reasons comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated.
The film focuses on DC Comics’ most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and more.
Here is a clip from the documentary, featuring Del Toro, James Robinson, Johns, discussing how the best villains are actually dark reflections of aspects of the super heroes. In many cases the foes are literal evil versions of the heroes, like Reverse-Flash or Black Adam, but in others, the examples are more subtle like Ocean Master/Aquaman and Captain Cold/The Flash.
You can watch it for yourself here:
Are you looking forward to going over to the Dark Side? (Or is that Darkseid in this case?) The doc will be in stores this Friday October 25th.