The spine art of each movie, starting with Man of Tomorrow, combines into a larger graphic that won't necessarily correlate with the released movie's cast. In this case, on the Soul of the Dragon spine is Wonder Woman from the upcoming Justice Society: World War II. One of her arms was previously on the Man of Tomorrow spine. Her other arm looks like is on the JS: WW II spine along with other characters, but we don't have a good image yet - just at an angle.Why is Wonder Woman on the Blu-Ray spine? Is that actually supposed to be Shiva? Because it looks like Diana.
"Not Fade Away" was the first thing I thought of. But unlike that ending, it didn't annoy me. Because I didn't just invest 5 years with the characters, (or 8 years counting the entire Buffyverse). A flippant ending is perfectly fine here.To tell the truth, we had two big inspirations for the ending. One was the series finale episode of ANGEL, “Not Fade Away”, wherein our heroes are facing seemingly unbeatable odds, and it cuts to black before the final epic battle begins. During one of our story-breaking sessions, I was delighted to learn that Jeremy was one of those weirdos (like me) who actually really liked the ambiguous nature of that one. Knowing that lots of Angel fans DIDN’T care for it, that some felt it was anti-climactic or that it was inconclusive or whatever, we knew it would be a gamble to do something kinda similar here — but it just felt right to us. So there you go.
Yeah, but the flashbacks reveal exactly why she's like that in the present of the story yet she still has a lot of great moments like 'I am the weapon' that are totally Shiva.Only other thing I think worth critiquing in this film is it's portrayal of Lady Shiva.
Here she seems too cold and bitter. And yeah I know the character is supposed to be a ruthless assassin type character, but in spite of her prowess she can also exhibit some amusement and even an gallows sense of humor even when she's pissed off. She can enjoy getting into some conflict while still not getting cocky and ahead of herself. Sort of a balanced conduct.
I think her portrayals in Beware the Batman, and even Young Justice are perhaps closer to the original character in terms of demeanor and behavior.