As Aquaman and “Elseworlds” draw closer, more news emerges. Plus, we cover news on a Blue Beetle movie, Stargirl and Young Justice: Outsiders on DC Universe, and Black Lightning.
Early box office tracking for Aquaman – Deadline
- Critics and final marketing push
- Expected to open #1 for December 21 weekend
- $65 million opening weekend, $100 million long 5-day Christmas weekend
- “Unaided awareness” is double that of Bumblebee
Warner Bros. putting up “For Your Consideration” for Aquaman for several categories
- Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song
An original Skylar Grey song will be featured in Aquaman – Film Music Reporter
- Titled “Everything I need”, written by Grey and Elliott Taylor
- Rupert Gregson-Williams’ score will be released December 14
Margot Robbie asked about Poison Ivy showing up in a movie – Pride Source
- Would like Ivy to show up and explore the Harley/Ivy relationship
A Blue Beetle film has been put into development – The Wrap
- Will be based on the Jaime Reyes version of the character
- Reyes was introduced in 2006, but Blue Beetle was created in 1939 (Dan Garrett and then Ted Kord)
- Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala and rewrote upcoming Scarface) is writing the screenplay
2 New castings for DC Universe’s Stargirl – (Deadline)
- Yvette Monreal (Matador) & Christopher James Baker (True Detective) cast as “undisclosed DC Characters”
- Both will be series regulars
- Baker as Sylvester Pemberton or Pat Dugan/S.T.R.I.P.E. or Starman?
Trailer for Young Justice: Outsiders released – YouTube
- Metahuman trafficking, being used as weapons
- Tons of characters
- Appears to be Damian Wayne Robin
Release schedule for Young Justice on DC Universe
- Beginning January 4, 3 episodes of Young Justice will release each Friday for 3 weeks
- On January 25, 4 episodes will release, including midseason finale
- In total, 13 episodes will release in January
- Documentary series Making of Young Justice: Outsiders will be 5 10-minute episodes released on Tuesday starting January 8
- Tuesdays in December will also feature “Enhanced Episodes” from Seasons 1 and 2 featuring “commentary, interviews and inside information from from a wide range of Young Justice experts”
Black Lightning showrunner Salim Akil is being sued for domestic violence and breach of contract – (Jezebel)
- Actress Amber Dixon Brenner filed the lawsuit on November 20.
- Claims a physically abusive relationship over 10 years
- Also claims elements of a script written by Brenner have been used by Akil in other projects.
- Deadline – WB TV has opened an investigation, Akil’s attorney’s deny the claims
“Elseworlds” character catch-up
- Green Arrow – publicly outed as Oliver Queen, just released from prison
- Flash – Barry’s future daughter Nora is hanging out in the present, spending time because of Crisis
- Supergirl –
- John Wesley Shipp Flash – been saving Central City, maybe?
- Superman – Season 2 finale, off-world visiting Argo City, will introduce Lois Lane
- Batwoman – to be introduced in Gotham
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