This week’s pod covers early Aquaman box office numbers, a new Shazam! poster, the prospects of a Zatanna movie, and more.

Early China Box Office numbers for Aquaman – Gitesh Pandya on Twitter

  • Estimates of a $24.6 million opening day, which would be a December foreign record and a best for WB
  • More – Best DC opening day, more than double Wonder Woman
  • Numbers for Justice League ($50 million open, $106 million total)
  • Numbers for Wonder Woman ($37 million open, $90 total)
  • Numbers for Batman v Superman ($55 million, $95 total)
  • $52 million total for The Dark Knight Rises, $63 million total for Man of Steel

WB has started talks on a potential sequel to Aquaman, based on early tracking numbers – The Hollywood Reporter

  • In an article spotlight on Amber Heard
  • “That number gave Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich enough confidence to begin talks on a sequel (though no writer has been commissioned yet).”
  • Director James Wan has said in press interviews that “it’s way too early” to talk about a potential sequel and he may be “superhero’d out”
  • Also claims budget of $200 million

New poster for Shazam! – (Twitter)

Margot Robbie talks Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on Jimmy Fallon

  • “It’s not a very serious movie, so we thought the title should reflect that. Birds of Prey makes it sound very serious and that’s kinda like Harley adding her ‘don’t worry, I’m in this too’”
  • Confirms filming starts early 2019

A film for Zatanna has been thrown around by WB, according to Deadline

  • Article on more female superhero movies
  • Supergirl, Zatanna, and Batgirl mentioned

A sequel to The Lego Batman Movie is in development, according to Chris McKay on Twitter

  • McKay directed the first film and is attached to a live-action Nightwing film, among other projects,
  • Will Arnett’s Lego Batman will appear in The Lego Movie 2 in February

Jessica Meraz (Major Crimes) cast as Menagerie/Pamela Ferrer in SupergirlDeadline

  • “a jewel thief who doesn’t mind hurting people”
  • A member of the Elite in comics with Manchester Black from important Superman story Action Comics #775, Superman vs. The Elite animated movie

Season 1 of Titans to debut on Netflix UK & Ireland on January 11th

AMC has renewed Preacher for Season 4

  • Season 3 ended in August
  • Expected to debut Summer 2019


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