Today’s podcast looks at news on the sequels to Aquaman and Suicide Squad plus updates on The Flash and The Kitchen.

Sequel to Aquaman scheduled for December 16, 2022 by WB – (Deadline)

  • Would mean 4 years between Aquaman films

Will Smith will not return for The Suicide SquadVariety

  • “Sources say scheduling was the ultimate factor and that the decision was made on amicable terms between both sides with no hard feelings.”
  • James Gunn wants to start filming this fall
  • Justin Kroll added on Twitter – “sources say execs are now deciding whether they will recast the role or replace Deadshot with a different character from the DC universe to join the team in sequel”

Michael Disco to be a producer on The Flash movie – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Disco recently left his position as an exec at New Line to start his own production company, The Disco Factory

WB moves up the release date for The Kitchen – (Deadline)

  • Had been scheduled for September 20, 2019, now releasing August 9, 2019

Details from Kevin Tsujihara’s interview with LA Times

  • Doesn’t seem to be massive changes from merger, it helps that WB had a big year
  • He thinks the upcoming DC movies are on the right track
  • There is more emphasis on individual characters right now than originally planned, but they aren’t ruling out being more connected down the line


David Nutter will not direct Batwoman pilot (personal reasons), Marcos Siega will direct instead – Deadline

  • Dougray Scott has been cast as Jacob Kane, Kate’s father

4 castings for Stargirl series regular roles

  • (Deadline) – Cameron Gellman (Heathers) cast as “undisclosed DC Comics character”
  • (Deadline) – Amy Smart (Road Trip, The Butterfly Effect) cast as Barbara Whitmore, the mother of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl and new wife of Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson)
  • Trae Romano as Mike Dugan, Courtney’s new step-brother
  • Neil Jackson and Hunter Sansone in undisclosed roles

Joshua Orpin cast as Conner Kent/Superboy in Titans – (Deadline)

  • Will be a series regular role
  • “Superboy, aka Conner Kent, is the angsty teenager of steel searching for purpose and the truth about his past. While looking for answers, he crashes into the world of the Titans where he finds an unlikely home and surrogate family as well as revelations that carry more complications than he ever bargained for.”

Doom Patrol – DC Comics

  • Basically it is in the same universe as Titans, but they aren’t really worried about continuity and aren’t planning crossovers
  • EP Sarah Schechter says they have a bigger budget than the CW shows

DC Universe report from Business Insider

  • Numbers from various research firms
  • Over 1 million mobile app installations
  • Revenue was up 53% from December to January
  • Titans and Young Justice were consistently in the top 7 most in-demand streaming shows
  • Over 7 million comics have been read

*Some Arrow spoilers*

  • – Joseph David-Jones will have a recurring role as Connor Hawke (first appeared in a possible future in Legends of Tomorrow)
  • Entertainment Weekly – Echo Kellum (Curtis) is no longer a series regular. It was his decision; is expected to return

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