On episode 31, we quickly look at this week’s news before looking back at all the major happenings in DC movies, TV, and comics in 2018.

Box office update for Aquaman

  • Domestically at $229 million after 2 weeks (around Justice League)
  • Currently over $850 million, should cross $900 million this weekend

Writer Christina Hodson briefly talks Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and Batgirl movies – Variety

  • In response to the subtitle: “I kind of think it’s all in there. I think it sets the tone a little bit in that it’s a little tongue-in-cheek. My hands are so tied. But I do think it speaks for itself a little bit. Emancipation means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and we’re going to be exploring that in different ways.”
  • On writing Harley: “She is such a cool, bold, fun, great character. She doesn’t have to be in anyone’s shadow. So I’m excited to see Harley stand on her own and be her own thing. She is the character, in all of my writing, that I’ve most enjoyed.”

New pictures of Shazam! And The Kitchen from USA Today’s 2019 anticipated movie article

Warner Bros. has bought out Ratpac Entertainment’s minority stake in WB films – Deadline

  • WB is no longer connected to Ratpac

Pilot for Batwoman officially ordered by The CW –  (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • David Nutter to direct (Smallville, Arrow, The Flash pilots plus episodes of Superboy and Game of Thrones)

2018 in Review

Movies (13 total films released in 2018)

  • Theatrical – Aquaman and Teen Titans GO! To the Movies
  • Home Video Animation – Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, Batman Ninja, The Death of Superman, DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis
  • Home Video Lego Movies – Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash, Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
  • Home Video/CW Seed: Freedom Fighters: The Ray, Constantine: City of Demons
  • Elsewhere – Walter Hamada named president of DC Films; Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984, The Kitchen, and Joker completed principal photography, Birds of Prey begins casting, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to direct The Flash, Geoff Johns to write Green Lantern Corps, James Gunn to write/possibly direct Suicide Squad 2, Ava DuVernay to direct New Gods, Henry Cavill potentially out as Superman/no new Man of Steel movie anytime soon

Television (11 live-action, 2 animated aired in 2018)

  • Live-action returning series – Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Lucifer, and Preacher
  • New live-action series – Black Lightning, Krypton, and Titans
  • Animated series – Justice League Action and Teen Titans Go! (Young Justice: Outsiders and DC Super Hero Girls in development)
  • Other – “Elseworlds” crossover, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Pennyworth, Watchmen and Y: The Last Man began filming, Stargirl ordered to series


  • Action Comics #1000, Batman/Catwoman wedding
  • Dark Nights: Metal finished, Doomsday Clock continued
  • Heroes in Crisis and Drowned Earth began

Big News

  • Time Warner and AT&T merger
  • DC Universe launched

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