The cast for the upcoming annual Arrow crossover just keeps getting bigger, as we now know the villain of the piece. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Davies (LOST) has signed on to play John Deegan, “a doctor at Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, who might just be crazier than the inmates he treats.” This is most certainly a new take on John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny, famous for villainous turns in the JLA, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.
What’s interesting is that this also confirms a Gotham City setting for a good chunk of the crossover as our heroes attempt to stop Doctor Destiny.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs) has been cast as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series of the same name.
“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,” said creator and showrunner Geoff Johns. “And after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”
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It’s been reported that the annual Arrow crossover has gotten even more interesting with the addition of a supporting character to one of Batman’s villainous rogues. Cassandra Jean Amell (Mad Men), wife of Arrow star, Stephen Amell, has been cast as Nora Fries in the upcoming crossover. Nora Fries is, of course, the wife of villain Mr. Freeze.
While it’s been confirmed the villain won’t be making an appearance, this could set the stage for the villain in the upcoming Batwoman solo series, starring Ruby Rose. We should find out more when the Arrow crossover airs later this year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations to have Henry Cavill cameo in Shazam! have broken down, and the actor will now no longer be returning to the role of the Man of Steel. The studio has decided to shift focus to its Supergirl film, supporting their attempts at a soft reboot for the DCEU. Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller will return, but it seems that Cavill and Ben Affleck will not be making their returns.
This was heavily rumored after Cavill accepted the role of Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher adaptation, but apparently they’re more linked than we know, as Cavill supposedly took the role after learning of Warner Bros.’ plan moving forward.
UPDATE: Additionally, it’s said that the previously talked about Shazam! cameo will be used as a springboard for Superman’s replacement actor in the DCEU, but take that with a grain of salt.
Splash Report and Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) has been cast as Swamp Thing for the upcoming DC Universe streaming service. DC Entertainment has yet to confirm the report, but Mears has extensive experience performing in heavy makeup and practical effects, and the sources are quite solid.
While Mears would play Swamp Thing, he would not be playing the role of Alec Holland, who has yet to be cast for the series.
Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf, Gotham) has been cast in the lead role of Abby Arcane for the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Swamp Thing. In this rendition, Arcane is a CDC researcher returning to her hometown to investigate a mysterious illness, but a chance meeting with Alec Holland will set her on a collision course with the supernatural and the elemental, Swamp Thing.
The DC Universe adaptation of the classic hero originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson is executive produced by Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) who will also direct the pilot. Mark Verheiden (Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners.
While early rumors pointed to Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) taking on the role, it would seem that the leader of the Doom Patrol, the role of Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief, will be taken by former 007 actor Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz, Penny Dreadful), according to Deadline.
Dalton joins an impressive cast for the DC Universe streaming series, alongside Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, Joivan Wade, and Dwain Murphy.
Last night, DC Entertainment hosted the first edition of their DC Daily News show that will air on their upcoming DC Universe streaming service, featuring Kevin Smith, and alongside it came plenty of news about the service and its upcoming features. The biggest of which came with the official release date of September 15th for the service to begin.
DC Universe will give fans access to a bevy of past comic books, animated series, films, television shows, and more – all featuring fan-favorite DC heroes. Hit the jump for more of the news revealed during the service.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alec Baldwin (Mission Impossible: Fallout) has been cast alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the Martin Scorsese produced Joker origin film being directed by Todd Phillips. Baldwin will portray Thomas Wayne, with a bit of a twist. Wayne is being envisioned as “a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump.”
The Joker origin film will explore the Clown Prince of Crime before he earned the eponymous title, in a 1980’s Gotham City that will exist outside the rest of the DC Extended Universe. The film hits theaters on October 4th, 2019.
According to Deadline, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) has just been cast as Cliff Steele, aka Robotman, in the upcoming DC Universe live-action series Doom Patrol. Cliff Steele is said to be a former race car driver that “was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.”
Fraser will voice Robotman, and play Cliff Steele in flashbacks, while actor Riley Shanahan will don the Robotman costume itself.
DC Entertainment has announced that Joivan Wade (The First Purge, Doctor Who) will be joining the DC Universe live-action series Doom Patrol as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. He joins an ever-growing cast that will be making its debut in the fifth episode of Titans, then transitioning to their own solo series for the streaming service.
A release has not been set, but we should be hearing word soon as the service launches later this year.
Director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter, as she has so commonly done with this film, and shared our first look at Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) in Wonder Woman 1984. While his character remains a mystery, this at least gives us a bit of a look at what to expect from the actor.
In addition to Pascal, the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 also features Gal Gadot (Justice League), Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond), Kristen Wiig (Where’d You Go, Bernadette), Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), Ravi Patel (Master of None) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers).
Revenge of the Fans has been keeping a close eye on Matt Reeves’ adaptation, The Batman, and they may have quite a few scoops on the film. The first of which, is that Jack Huston (Ben-Hur) may be up for the role of Harvey Dent in the film. He was apparently for the role of Batman alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, but both have since dropped out of contention for that, as Reeves is looking for someone much younger, to loosely adapt Batman: Year One.
With that in mind, Ben Affleck will most certainly not be returning to the role, leaving it up for grabs for a younger actor to take the reigns of one of the biggest superhero franchises ever.