The first trailer for SyFy’s Krypton season 2 is now online, giving us our first look at Lobo, as well as Doomsday, and the return of Brainiac and Zod. There are plenty of Superman villains in play here, but if the show’s wildly successful first season was any indicator, they seem to be in good hands.
The second season of Krypton premieres on June 12th, whereas the first season is now available to stream in its entirely on the DC Universe streaming service.
In the final episode of the first season of Titans, Batman went on a rampage, with Bruce Wayne only being seen in the shadows, in what was revealed to be a nightmare from Dick Grayson. Now, the second season of Titans is set to show the man himself, albeit a bit older than we’re used to. According to Deadline, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) has been cast as an older take on Bruce Wayne.
“After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”
It’s been less than a day since Shazam! won the weekend box office, exceeding expectations with a $50+ million domestic opening. Now, The Wrap has confirmed that Warner Bros. has already greenlit a sequel to the film, with director David F. Sandberg already offering to return, though his new contract has yet to be finalized.
This news comes after Dwayne Johnson congratulated the cast and crew, building hype for his eventual turn as Black Adam, the longtime nemesis and anti-hero to Shazam. With Shazam! currently in theaters, Joker is next for DC Entertainment in October, with a much-lauded trailer just released.
It looks like the reboot title for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is in trouble, as more and more of the original cast of the 2016 film is returning for the follow-up. According to The Wrap, Viola Davis will be reprising her role as Amanda Waller, the head of Task Force X, and ruthless authority figure that proved herself more villain than hero in the original film.
Not that this is bad news. The 2016 Suicide Squad was a well-cast film with bad direction and writing, it had potential but wasn’t quite there. With Gunn at the helm it’s exciting to see what they all do.
CinemaCon 2019 kicked off last night in Las Vegas, and DC Entertainment decided to kick things up a notch, with the reveal of two new teaser posters, and the first footage for Wonder Woman 1984, and Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.
The Wonder Woman 1984 footage was light, but displayed Diana Prince at her full powers, as well as our first look at Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva, albeit not in her Cheetah form. Meanwhile, the Birds of Prey footage revealed that Harley Quinn isn’t exactly a member of the “girl gang” as it were, but forms an alliance with the team to stop a common enemy.
You can hit the jump to check out the posters in full. Birds of Prey flies into theaters on February 7th, 2020, while Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release on June 4th, 2020.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have shared the first teaser trailer for Joker, the upcoming origin story for the clown prince of crime starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film re-imagines the Joker in a realistic Gotham that has fallen on hard times, with Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) as a man, down on his luck and driven to do terrible things.
The film is a character study, rather than the usual big budget blockbuster comic book movie that we are used to, but it looks to be something special. Joker is directed by Todd Philips, and also stars Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro and Marc Maron. Joker is set to hit theaters on October 4th.
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.
It seems the last remnants of the old DC Extended Universe haven’t quite finished the series yet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Ezra Miller (Justice League) has been clashing with writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming) over their creative vision for The Flash solo film. Daley and Goldstein are opting for a lighter tone, while Miller wants a darker run at the character. To appease the star, Warner Bros. has hired Miller and superstar scribe Grant Morrison to re-write the script.
While this move is puzzling, having Morrison attached lends some credibility to the duo. DC Entertainment has had considerably more success with its lighter films, as both Wonder Woman and Aquaman, lighter in tone, went on to be box office smashes. Meanwhile, the darker Justice League’s entire box office run was topped by Avengers: Infinity War in a single weekend. Those kind of numbers don’t bode well for the future of gritty, dark superhero films.
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.”
Warner Bros. Animation has shared the first official trailer for the upcoming crossover animated film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The trailer gives us an idea of the story, based on the comic by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. The film boasts an incredible roster of heroes and villains, with both heroes’ bevy of rogue’s making an appearance, with an all-star voice cast to boot.
Check out the announcement post for more information on the massive cast, with Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hitting shelves on March 31st.
With production set to begin later this year, we now have our first bit of news on James Gunn’s upcoming soft reboot, The Suicide Squad, which will feature a new roster for the most part, with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, and Idris Elba replacing Will Smith as Deadshot. Collider dropped the news, and as expected for James Gunn, he’s made some pretty off-the-wall choices.
First up is Ratcatcher, who will be gender-swapped from the comics, as the studio is looking to cast a woman of any age or nationality. She is described as “an exterminator in Gotham City that turning to a life of crime, aided by an army of small rodents she can communicate with and control. She’s also a fan of poisonous gas.” She is also set to be mentored in the film by Deadshot.
Next is King Shark, a super-villain and humanoid who is believed to be the son of the Shark God. He was last seen in live-action on The Flash.
Then there’s the most insane choice: Polka-Dot Man. Another Batman villain, he’s described as being able to “grow multi-colored polka dots on his body that he can turn into fireballs and other weapons. For the most part, he’s embarrassed about his awkward abilities.”
Lastly, there’s Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him so committed peace that he would kill for it. The report indicates that James Gunn is eyeing his friend Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) for this role.
It’s currently unknown if Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg will return, as well as Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller.
The CW and Warner Bros. Television has announced that Arrow, the series that started the revolution of comic book television, and Greg Berlanti’s empire, will be ending its run next fall with its eighth season. The final season will run for an abbreviated ten episodes.
The cast and crew of the series have been taking to Twitter and Facebook since the news with overwhelming words of praise and gratitude. With its flagship show ending, where does this leave the CW’s DC Multiverse at? Will a new series step up in its place?
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have shared the final trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Shazam! and it’s heavy on the action and the laughs with plenty of new footage. The film still remains quite the mystery with the Marvel Family, and the Seven Deadly Sins still not getting revealed, as the titular hero takes center-stage.
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Grace Fulton. It hits theaters on April 5th.