Film Quiz Friday: The DC Comics Edition

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nah, it’s just your weekly film quiz, which includes some questions about Wonder Woman and other DC Comics on screen.


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Now that the world is ready for Wonder Woman 1984, (and the power it possesses?) we thought it was about time for a round covering the various screen outings of DC Comics characters like Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman… and the rest! Frankly, in a week where Spider-Man casting speculation has dominated online movie chat, (I’m not in it, if you were wondering) we’re happy to bring you 10 questions about the publisher that Stan Lee called “the Distinguished Competition”.

All questions of DC vs Marvel aside, this is all for fun. Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback.


ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out! 

  1. 2007 – Named for the novel’s US title, which fantasy film is based on Northern Lights by Philip Pullman?
  2. 1979 – In which country is Mad Max set?
  3. 1990 – The Wet Bandits are characters in which Christmas film?
  4. 1982 – In E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, what brand of American sweets does Elliott use to lure E.T. into his house?
  5. 2001 – In which crime comedy does Samuel L Jackson play chemist Elmo McElroy?
  6. 1981 – What is the full title of the second Muppet movie?
  7. 1963 – What is Wart’s real first name in Disney’s The Sword In The Stone?
  8. 2005 – All celebrating birthdays this week, Mos Def, John Malkovich, and Bill Nighy co-starred in which sci-fi comedy?
  9. 1998 – Which actor plays Don Diego de la Vega in The Mask Of Zorro?
  10. 1994 – Which film earned Arnold Schwarzenegger a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor?


ROUND TWO – The Distinguished Competition

Ahead of Wonder Woman 1984’s UK cinema release next week, here’s 10 questions about screen outings featuring or based on DC Comics characters.

  1. What weapon does Wonder Woman use to compel enemies to tell the truth?
  2. In which decade is 2009’s Watchmen primarily set?
  3. Who plays Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 1970s and 1980s?
  4. Anne Hathaway is one of two Oscar winners to have played Catwoman – who is the other?
  5. Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, and Michael Fassbender starred in which DC western?
  6. Arthur Curry is the alter-ego of which Justice League member?
  7. Which hero does Helen Slater play in a 1984 film?
  8. What is Hal Jordan’s day job in 2011’s Green Lantern?
  9. Which DC-backed movie features appearances by King Kong, Lord Voldemort, and the Daleks?
  10. Who plays Superman actor George Reeves in 2006’s Hollywoodland?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. “There’s no place like home!” is the final line of which classic family film?
  2. What colour connects Derek Cianfrance’s Valentine, Kathryn Bigelow’s Steel, and Rapman’s Story?
  3. What type of animals get into a flooded Florida home in the 2019 creature feature Crawl?
  4. Millicent Clyde, Phoenix Buchanan, and Knuckles McGinty are characters in which family film franchise?
  5. Which 1987 film sees Sylvester Stallone battle to win the World Arm Wrestling Championship?
  6. Who directed 28 Days Later?
  7. Which luxury cruise liner first tipped upside down in 1972, sank some more in 1979, and then rolled again in a 2006 remake?
  8. Complete the trilogy – Desperado, El Mariachi
  9. Who plays aspiring West End singer Kate Andrich in Last Christmas?
  10. And finally, what’s the topical connection between a wrestling announcer, a theatre usher, and a French maître d’?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). We’ll have a special Christmas-themed quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!


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