This week’s show looks at news on Aquaman, Shazam!, The Batman. We also look at Doom Patrol, Stargirl, Pennyworth, and Y: The Last Man.

Home media release for Aquaman (*BO passed SS domestically, almost to BvS)

  • Digitally on March 5
  • 4k/blu-ray/DVD on March 26
  • Special features (
  • ~11 featurettes, Scene study breakdowns, Exclusive sneak peek at Shazam!

Long-range box office predictions for Shazam!Box Office Pro

  • $45 million opening weekend, $144 million total
  • (Aquaman) Domestic – opening weekend of $45 million (finishing first), total of $175 million
  • Projects range of $40-60 million

Details on DC movies from  The Hollywood Reporter

  • Initial drafts of Matt Reeves’ The Batman was 160 pages
  • Revisions will be done
  • James Gunn was offered his choice of several DC movies, including Superman

Trailer debuts for Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – (IGN on YouTube)

  • So many characters
  • Heavy DCAU influence
  • PG-13; releases digitally March 30, physically on 4k and blu-ray April 16


FX orders Y: The Last Man to series- (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Series will be titled Y
  • First look image – Yorick and Ampersand?
  • To debut in 2020

Stargirl casting – Deadline

  • Meg DeLacy (The Fasters) as Cindy Burman “Cindy Burman is Blue Valley High’s most popular student… and its most feared. Secretly the daughter of Dragon King (played by Nelson Lee), a longtime enemy of the Justice Society of America, Cindy is determined to follow in her father’s footsteps.”
  • Jake Austin Walker (Rectify) in undisclosed role

Rachel Skarsten cast in The CW’s Batwoman pilot – Deadline

  • Played Dinah, daughter of Black Canary in the 2002 Birds of Prey TV series
  • Skarsten will play “Alice. If Batwoman had a Joker, it would be Alice, the leader of her Lewis Carroll–inspired Wonderland Gang. Swinging unpredictably between maniacal and charming, Alice has made it her mission to undermine Gotham’s sense of security.”

Dustin Ingram (Sun Records) cast in recurring role for HBO’s WatchmenDeadline

  • Undisclosed role, as per usual

Marketing material for Doom Patrol

WB has completed investigation into Black Lightning showrunner Salim Akil – (Deadline)

  • Akil was sued for assault, battery and breach of contract
  • The CW President Mark Pedowitz – “He had a personal issue that is nothing to do with the show. The show, as far as we’re concerned, is that Salim, the other producers, the cast and the crew, they deserve to work.”

EP Danny Cannon talks about Pennyworth at the TCAs- Deadline

  • “It’s twentysomething years before Gotham, it’s a very different world. his is the DC version of 1960s London.”
  • So it is a unique version of 60s London; similar to how Gotham is like the “darkest part of New York”
  • Will be “unhinged, R-rated”
  • Won’t have ancestors to Batman villains
  • Will use “classic villains of British literature” – maybe descendants of Jack the Ripper

Series finale talk for Gotham

  • *Potential spoilers
  • Batman will be in the finale
  • David Mazouz will voice the character and be in close-ups, but another actor will mainly be in the suit

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