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Who doesn't love a good bad guy, right? Films, novels, and comic books especially understand that establishing a strong villain is just as, if not more important as developing the hero. DC certainly grasps this concept, and their antagonists tend to be my favorite of the two major players' rogues galleries. Now it appears that Warner Brothers and DC are teaming up to produce a documentary all about their various villains. The legendary Christopher Lee will lend his voice as the narrator of 'Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics.' Production is set to begin March 30, to coincide with WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center March 29-31. In fact, on Saturday March 30th from 10:30-noon, fans attending the Con dressed as their favorite DC villain can venture over to booth 801 for a chance to be included in the doc. Here's what the press release had to say about the doc itself...
"In this new documentary film, the malevolent, sometimes charismatic figures from DC Comics’ hallowed rogues’ gallery will be explored in depth, featuring interviews with the famed creators, storytellers and those who have crafted the personalities and profiles of many of the most notorious villains in comic book history."
I am really excited for 'Necessary Evil.' As I mentioned, the DC villains are far and away my favorite. Truth be told, most of those favorites are Batman foes--The Joker, Bane, and The Scarecrow at the top of my list there--but Lex Luthor, Sinestro, and General Zod all fascinate me. I'm really looking forward to seeing who they get to appear in the documentary to lend insight into these villains. Namely, I'm really hoping that Mark Hamill turns up somewhere. When people talk about the iconic portrayals of The Joker, Heath Ledger's name may be the first on the list, but Mark Hamill's voicing of the Clown Prince of Crime in 'Batman: The Animated Series' would not be far behind. I like that they are using WonderCon as a backdrop. Not only does a comic convention hold a lot of relevance given the subject matter, but I really liked the documentary 'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope,' and that was due largely to the energy and spirit of its setting
What do you guys think? Are you excited about the documentary? Who is your favorite DC villain?