Movie Themed DC Variant Covers Launch In March

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DC Comics has announced Warner Bros. Pictures movie poster homages as their March variant cover theme.

According to SlashFilm, each variant cover will see a DC Comics character pay homage to the movie posters behind Warner Bros.’ catalogue of films, ranging from Gone With The Wind to Magic Mike.

The Warner Bros. movie poster variants continue DC’s tradition of giving monthly themes to its variant covers. This month’s theme is a series of classic DC Universe moments by Darwyn Cooke, January 2015’s variants will be Flash themed, and February 2015’s variants will be Harley Quinn themed.

In Slash Film’s debut of the covers, DC revealed four variants. "Batman and Robin #40," drawn by Tony Edwards, homages Harry Potter. "Wonder Woman #40," drawn by Bill Sienkiewicz, tributes 300. "Superman #40," drawn by Dave Johnson, tributes Super Fly. Finally, Tony Harris’ cover to Batman/Superman #20 is inspired by The Fugitive.

HitFix also scored first looks at the variants, including a Purple Rain-inspired cover to "Batgirl #40" by Cliff Chiang, a Gone With The Wind inspired cover to "Superman/Wonder Woman #17" by Gene Ha, a The Lost Boys-inspired cover to "Teen Titan #8" by Alex Garner, and a Mars Attacks-themed cover to "Justice League United #10" by Marco D’Alphonso.

Screen Rant has looks at "Superman #40," an homage to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure by Joe Quinones, "Detective Comics #40," an homage to The Matrix by Brian Stelfreeze, "Harley Quinn #16," an homage to Jailhouse Rock by Dave Johnson, and "Green Lantern Corps. #40", an homage to Forbidden Planet by Tony Harris.

IGN revealed "Green Lantern #40," an homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey by Tony Harris, "Batman #40," an homage to The Mask by Dave Johnson, "The Flash #40, an homage to North By Northwest by Sienkiewicz, and "Aquaman #40," an homage to Free Willy (brilliant!) by Richard Horie.

Check out the covers below, as well as the full list of variants.

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ACTION COMICS #40 inspired by BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
AQUAMAN #40 inspired by FREE WILLY, with cover art by Richard Horie
BATGIRL #40 inspired by PURPLE RAIN, with cover art by Cliff Chiang
BATMAN #40 inspired by THE MASK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
BATMAN & ROBIN #40 inspired by HARRY POTTER, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #20 inspired by THE FUGITIVE, with cover art by Tony Harris
CATWOMAN #40 inspired by BULLITT, with cover art by Dave Johnson
DETECTIVE COMICS #40 inspired by THE MATRIX, with cover art by Brian Stelfreeze
FLASH #40 inspired by NORTH BY NORTHWEST, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
HARLEY QUINN #16 inspired by JAILHOUSE ROCK, with cover art by Dave Johnson
GRAYSON #8 inspired by ENTER THE DRAGON, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz
GREEN LANTERN #40 inspired by 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, with cover art by Tony Harris
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 inspired by FORBIDDEN PLANET, with cover cover art by Tony Harris
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #10 inspired by MARS ATTACKS, with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 inspired by MAGIC MIKE, with cover art by Emanuela Lupacchino
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #40 inspired by BEETLEJUICE, with cover art by Joe Quinones
TEEN TITANS #8 inspired by THE LOST BOYS, with cover art by Alex Garner
SINESTRO #11 inspired by WESTWORLD, with cover art by Dave Johnson
SUPERGIRL #40 inspired by WIZARD OF OZ, with cover art by Marco D’Alphonso
SUPERMAN #40 inspired by SUPER FLY, with cover art by Dave Johnson
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #17 inspired cover by GONE WITH THE WIND, with art by Gene Ha
WONDER WOMAN #40 inspired by 300, with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

The Justice League doing Magic Mike, huh? That should be interesting.