After months of speculation, Deadline has confirmed that Robert Pattinson will still as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming trilogy, starting with The Batman. Since his breakout role in the Twilight series soured his experience, Pattinson has largely stayed away from blockbuster films, choosing to expand his acting chops and proving himself one of the best actors on the planet in numerous indie darling films.
This is sure to be a controversial choice for some fans, but given his phenomenal acting chops, Pattinson deserves a chance at this, and I am truly excited at this prospect.
DC Entertainment has revealed that it has tapped Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, Tom King (Mister Miracle, Vision), to co-write its upcoming New Gods film alongside director, Ava DuVernay. According to The Wrap, it’s likely he’s been handed this massive gig after the success of his recent 12-issue miniseries, Mister Miracle, which starred Scott Free, aka Mister Miracle, and his wife, Big Barda, two of the New Gods that will be featured in the film.
While New Gods has not been officially announced, and has no release date, it’s good to see some movement on yet another anticipated DC Entertainment adaptation.
With its upcoming DC Universe streaming debut this Friday, the service has revealed a new, full trailer for Swamp Thing giving us our best look yet at what to expect from the horrors of the swamp. A better look at the disease the draws Abby Arcane home, as well as Dr. Jason Woodrue, Madame Xanadu, and even a quick shot of Blue Devil. With all of this to look forward to, Swamp Thing looks to be something special.
“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed). When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
I don’t typically report casting this early in the process, but considering Batman is one of the biggest superheroes on the planet, it makes sense to follow this closely. Variety is reporting that Robert Pattinson is in final talks to play the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming prequel/reboot, The Batman, that will follow a younger Batman as he uses his detective prowess across Gotham to solve an unsolvable crime.
However, there’s a bit of a wrinkle in this news, as other outlets are reporting that Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Godzilla), and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) are all in the final running for the role, as well. Pattinson is rumored to be the studio’s first choice, with fans across the internet that only remember his Twilight days crying out for the casting to not happen. Pattinson has since become a legend of an actor, sticking to small-scale, emotional, indie films, rather than blockbuster movies. While many may not approve of the casting, Pattinson could absolutely pull this off.
In the end, though, it’s up to the studio to decide.
DC Entertainment has unveiled a new, frightening trailer for its upcoming live-action series for the DC Universe streaming service, Swamp Thing. The new trailer gives us a better look at Alec Holland in the series, before his transformation into the iconic avatar of the Green.
While DC Entertainment hasn’t released much, what we’ve seen of Swamp Thing has been impressively terrifying. Exactly what they’re hoping for. Swamp Thing debuts on the service on May 31st.
DC Entertainment has revealed the first full trailer for its upcoming streaming series, Swamp Thing, showing that producer, James Wan, is going back to his horror roots for this outing with the Earth elemental. Packed with the first footage from the series, we’re shown hints of The Floronic Man, Blue Devil, and much more.
Starring Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, and Derek Mears as Swamp Thing, as well as Kevin Durand as the Floronic Man. Maria Sten co-stars as Liz Tremayne, with Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, and Jennifer Beals as Lucilia Cable. Jeryl Prescott is portraying Madame Xanadu, while Ian Ziering is playing Daniel Cassidy, with Will Patton and Virginia Madsen also starring in the series as Avery and Maria Sunderland. Swamp Thing premieres on May 31st.
DC Entertainment has revealed the first teaser trailer for Swamp Thing, set to debut on the DC Universe streaming service on May 31st. The trailer is brief, but gives our first look at the Earth elemental in his incredible glory, red eyes and all. The trailer also comes amid a report that the series had ceased production early, having its run of 13 episodes cut to 10 episodes.
Swamp Thing is set to be the next series to debut on the platform after Doom Patrol wraps up.
Continuing the massive weekend for the DC Universe streaming service, DC Entertainment announced that it would be adding the entire DC Comics Digital Library, beginning today (April 1st), and adding new issues consistently throughout the next year until the entire library has been added. That totals out to over 20,000 single issue comics and graphic novels!
The catch? New issue comics, beginning today, will not be added to the service until 12 months after their initial release, ensuring long-time readers will still have to subscribe or visit their local comic book shop each week. Despite that, $7.99 per month is looking nicer every day.
In addition, we’ve also learned that the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders will debut on July 2nd, after the first 13 episodes aired earlier this year on the service. Lastly, the much anticipated Swamp Thing series will premiere on DC Universe on May 31st, exactly one week after the conclusion to the 15-episode first season of Doom Patrol. It’s an exciting time to be a DC Comics fan with so much fantastic content debuting consistently throughout the next 12 months.
WonderCon was quite the boon for the DC Universe streaming service this weekend. Capped off with the wonderful first look at Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl. With a star-studded cast and what looks like fantastic design, Stargirl is already among the most anticipated new series on the service, though its debut has reportedly been delayed.
Showrun by Stargirl creator, Geoff Johns, Stargirl will follow Courtney Whitmore and her family after they move to Blue Valley, Nebraska, and her Stepfather’s past as a superhero is brought to light, encouraging her to become her own hero. You can hit the jump for a full look at Stargirl.
It looks like Deathstroke’s family is continuing to grow on the second season of the DC Universe streaming series, Titans. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Chelsea Zhang (Andi Mack) has signed on to the role of Rose Wilson, aka Ravager, the daughter of Slade Wilson. Rose has quite the tumultuous relationship with her Father, and it’s likely that we’ll see that play out this coming season.
Titans season 2 looks poised to be something special with more and more faces from the comics and the history of the Titans coming into play. The first season was met with rave reviews, despite some interesting choices tonally.
After casting Deathstroke in the upcoming second season of the DC Universe streaming series, Titans, DC Entertainment has added YouTube star, Chella Man, as his son, Jericho. Chella Man is a deaf activist and transgender model making waves for his outspoken nature. This will be his acting debut, with Jericho’s character description below:
“Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales), Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan”
I’m not sure what it is about him, but despite the countless live-action versions of Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, that we’ve seen, it never gets old to see him added to a DC property. Titans season 2 is no different as DC Entertainment has announced that they’ve cast Esai Morales (NYPD Blue), as the world’s deadliest assassin.
“Slade Wilson is known for being DC’s deadliest assassin,” reads the official press release detailing this take on the character. “While serving his country, Slade became an elite soldier before government testing enhanced his physiology to near superhuman levels, putting him on a path of darkness and revenge. To his family, Slade is a father and husband, but to the rest of the world, he is feared by many as the infamous Deathstroke; selling his services to the highest bidder as the ruthless assassin that never gives up and never misses.”
Fans of the DC Universe streaming series Titans were treated to a pretty great post-credit stinger for the season finale, with the tease of Conner Kent, aka Superboy. Now, DC Entertainment has announced Superboy is coming to DC Universe’s Titans Season 2 and will be played by Australian actor Joshua Orpin (The Neon Spectrum).
Titans’ Superboy is described as “the angsty Teenager of Steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past. While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans and finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.”
DC Universe has shared the first trailer for the upcoming live-action series, Doom Patrol, giving us our first look at Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, in the process. Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.
Doom Patrol premieres on the DC Universe on February 15th, so not much longer to wait until the weirdest super-team hits our screens.
It would appear the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl, is certainly going to have quite the star-studded cast with The Wrap confirming that Luke Wilson (Bottle Rocket) has been cast as Pat Dugan, aka S.T.R.I.P.E., the stepfather of Stargirl. Dugan was a hero as a teenager, with the codename Stripesy. Dugan is the pilot of the S.T.R.I.P.E. armor, which stands for Special Tactics Robotic Integrated Power Enhancer. In the comics, Courtney became Stargirl after learning about her stepfather’s heroic legacy, and he donned the armor to look after her, and help her grow.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and saw Bottle Rocket, I became a huge fan and admirer of Luke’s,” said Geoff Johns. “And I literally wrote this part for Luke, hoping that someday and somehow he’d play Pat Dugan. I only envisioned him. And now I feel like I won the lottery! Luke’s talent, humor, compassion — his presence and professionalism — and his creative collaboration, his ideas — we’re so lucky to have him alongside Brec in Stargirl.”