The pilot for The CW’s Batwoman series continues to expand its cast with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II) joining as the male lead, Jacob Kane. The Father of Ruby Rose’s titular Batwoman.
Kane is described as “a former military colonel with a chip on his shoulder for Batman, Jacob Kane now commands Gotham’s private security firm The Crows, and has made it his mission to protect his city better than the Dark Knight ever could. But it’s only a matter of time before his unwavering disdain for vigilantes puts him at odds with Gotham’s new caped crusader…who also happens to be his own daughter.”
SYFY has revealed that Warner Bros. Animation is working on a fantastic new crossover film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will see the Caped Crusader come to blows with the Half-shell Heroes via trans-dimensional portal.
Based on the comic series by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, the film will star Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins) pulling double-duty as Batman and The Joker, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo.
They join Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as The Penguin, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane, and Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra’s al Ghul.
It was only a matter of time, but after the first film’s massive success, Aquaman 2 is officially in the works at Warner Bros. According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. has lined up Aquaman screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to pen the sequel. Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the first film alongside Will Beall.
While a director is currently not lined up, James Wan is finalizing a deal to return as an Executive Producer alongside Peter Safran. Wan has previously stated if he likes the script he would be interesting in returning to the Director’s chair.
Following the billion-dollar success of Aquaman, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that, instead of a sequel, Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a spinoff to the DC blockbuster which will be based on the terrifying deadly Kingdom of the Trench. Newcomers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been tasked with penning the script for The Trench, which is being described as an underwater horror feature set in the DC Universe.
Details are still being kept under wraps, but it’s said that the principal cast of Aquaman will not feature in any capacity, choosing to focus on world-building for the King of Atlantis.
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.
The upcoming Batwoman pilot has found its arch-nemesis, it would seem. Deadline is reporting that Rachel Skarsten (Reign) is joining the Batwoman pilot as Alice, a Lewis Caroll-inspired villainess who may be closer to Batwoman than Kate Kane suspects. In the comics, Alice is Elizabeth Kane, Kate’s twin sister, though it’s unclear if that familial connection will remain in the show.
According to the report from Deadline, Alice will serve as Batwoman’s Joker, being “the leader of her own Lewis Carroll–inspired Wonderland Gang,” as well as being described as “swinging unpredictably between maniacal and charming.”
The Hollywood Reporter have learned that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures have reached an agreement with fan-favorite director, James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) to direct The Suicide Squad for the studio. In addition to directorial duties, he is writing the screenplay, with the film set for release on August 6th, 2021.
It’s rumored that, while Margot Robbie and Will Smith will reprise their roles as Harley Quinn and Deadshot, respectively, the rest of the characters will be recast.
After what seemed like ages of deliberation and will-he-won’t-he between DC Entertainment and Ben Affleck, Deadline is reporting that Ben Affleck is officially hanging up his cape and cowl, as director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) looks to cast a younger actor for the role of Bruce Wayne. In addition, the studio has set a June 25th, 2021 release date for the highly anticipated film, The Batman.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Reeves said of the film. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation… There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We’re starting to put together our battle plan. I’m doing another pass on the script and we’ll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things… We haven’t been dated. I wouldn’t commit to this, but we’re thinking the movie would probably be for 2021, late spring or summer. Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and given me a lot of time and shared the same passion that I do for this story.”
After her introduction in the Elseworlds crossover between The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl on The CW, the pilot for Batwoman has started its casting process with the first big reveals for the series that give us a great idea of what to expect. Joining Ruby Rose as Kate Kane will be Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage) and Nicole Kang (You).
Meagan Tandy is set to play Sophie Moore, one of Kate’s first loves in the comics, she is described as “a high-level private security agent and one of Gotham’s staunchest protectors. Despite her bite and regimented outlook, Sophie has a soft side, illuminated by Kate Kane’s return.”
Camrus Johnson, meanwhile, has been cast as Luke Fox, the son of Batman ally Lucius Fox that suits-up as Batwing in the comics. Luke “considers himself the guardian of all things Batman — specifically his symbol — he also recognizes the city’s need for a new hero.”
Lastly, Nicole Kang will portray Kate’s step sister Mary Hamilton. “Excitable, talkative, and an influencer-in-the-making, what Mary lacks in a filter she makes up for with her compassion for Gotham’s underserved communities, proving she has more in common with Kate than she thinks.”
Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment have given us a surprising first look at the upcoming live-action Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), revealing first looks at all of the main characters of the film. The first look was revealed by a mysterious YouTube channel titled “CheekySneakyPeeky.”
The trailer shows Margot Robbie suited up once again as Harley Quinn, as well as Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl, Ewan McGregor as the villain Black Mask, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, and Chris Messina as Victor Szasz.
DC Entertainment has revealed a first look at Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) as the villainous Superman rogue, Lex Luthor. The image shows Lex sporting a full prison beard while serving a sentence, where we find him when he appears on the series.
Lex Luthor is set to debut in the March 17th episode of Supergirl, titled “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” as he reaches out to his siter, Lena, from his imprisonment to involve her in one of his many plans.
Warner Bros. is keeping the marketing short and sweet for Shazam! with a new minute-long teaser trailer that features loads of new footage of the light-hearted superhero film. After the massive success of Aquaman, WB is hoping to keep momentum going with another hit, as they shift focus away from a shared universe, to just making good movies (finally).
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Grace Fulton. It hits theaters on April 5th.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Mattel have finalized a partnership, with Margot Robbie also on board as co-producer via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, as well as star as the titular character in an upcoming adaptation of Barbie.
“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” said the Academy Award-nominated actress in a statement. “I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”
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DC Universe has given us our first teaser trailer for the upcoming streaming series, Doom Patrol, as well as a series of character posters, and even a premiere date: February 15th, 2019.
Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade (The First Purge) as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) as Robotman, Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton (Doctor Who) as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Mr. Nobody. You can hit the jump to check out the fantastic character posters for the team.