Bruce Timm subverts expectations with dark Superman

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Zach Snyder could learn a thing or two from Bruce Timm about the proper way to make a dark Man of Steel.

The much-anticipated Bruce Timm-produced Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles won’t hit shelves until July 28th, but, in a partnership with Machinima, a series of preview shorts have been released this week, beginning with a battle between Harley Quinn and Batman in “Twisted”. Even if you’ve read about the changes to the characters, the narrative set up of the scene (playing with our expectations based on Timm’s history with these characters) baits us into a false sense of security that makes the ending all the more shocking.

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