This week’s podcast covers news on Shazam! and future Aquaman films plus updates on Birdos of Prey, Black Adam and a Ninja Turtles crossover.

Meet Shazam! Featurette video released- YouTube

  • Some new snippets of footage; Gives some info on Billy, Freddy, and more
  • The film has been rated PG-13 for “Intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.”

Sequel to Aquaman in development; David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to write – The Wrap

  • Wrote Aquaman, along with Will Beall (story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, and Beall)
  • Also wrote The Conjuring 2 for James Wan

Spin-off of Aquaman based on The Trench in development – The Hollywood Reporter

  • Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald hired to write
  • Would be “horror-tinged” and lower budget
  • Will be set in the Trench’s kingdom and not return Aquaman cast
  • To be produced by James Wan and Peter Safran

Charlene Amoia (How I Met Your Mother) has been cast in Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – Deadline

  • She “will play Maria Bertinelli, the mother of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s vigilante the Huntress Helena Bertinelli and the wife of mafia syndicate gangster Franco Bertinelli.”

Ben Affleck officially confirms he is no longer Batman on Jimmy Kimmel Live

  • “I’m not Batman.”

Producer Hiram Garcia talks about the Black Adam movie- Variety

  • “ We’re also ramping up a couple big projects like “Black Adam” and our goal is to get that going at the top of 2020. The script is coming along well and we’re in the polishing phase now and are looking to attach the right director to it. A lot of people consider Dwayne a superhero already, so to finally have him play one on screen in the DC universe is a dream for us.”

WB and Nickelodeon announce Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated movie – Syfy

  • First look image
  • “Based on the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics miniseries by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, the film will see the turtles meeting Batman via a transdimensional encounter, and feature our heroes teaming up to face Batman’s deadly rogues gallery. “
  • Troy Baker as Batman and Joker, Darren Criss (Music Meister in Arrowverse) as Raphael, Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin, John DiMaggio as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy
  • Bane and Ra’s al Ghul also appear
  • Releases on 4k, blu-ray, and DVD “late this spring”

Details on WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service

  • Expected to launch in late 2019, with original content in 2020
  • Kevin Reilly (who is heading up the project) said it will include original DC content
  • (TV Line) The CW’s deal with Netflix expires this spring, meaning they could be exclusive to this new service
  • How could this impact DC Universe?

First look at Jack Bannon as Alfred in PennyworthEpix

  • Standing on the street

New Doom Patrol stuff

  • Teaser – (YouTube)
  • Extended Trailer – YouTube; Nearly 5 minutes
  • Main titles for Doom Patrol released – YouTube; 70 seconds long

Other details on Doom Patrol from the TCAs – (Deadline)

  • Showrunner Jeremy Carver – “The show is dipping into different versions of the Doom Patrol over the years…a great jumping off point is the Grant Morrison comics and the Silver Age.”
  • Characters like Beard Hunter, Celsius, Lodestone, and Danny the Street will appear

Trailer for Cartoon Network’s DC Super Hero Girls series released – YouTube

  • Series debuts March 8

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