Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison are apparently working on a script for The Flash. We discuss this on episode 41 of the DC Drop podcast plus news on Shazam!, The Batman, Batwoman, Krypton, Titans, and more.

Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison working on a script for The Flash movie – The Hollywood Reporter

  • Miller and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have had creative differences on the film
  • The Daley/Goldstein script is considered “light-hearted”, while Miller’s take is “darker”
  • Haven’t been able to compromise
  • Script could be in as early as this week (Morrison posted Instagram photo with Miller last September)
  • Headline – “Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star “
  • If Daley/Goldstein’s script is chosen, Miller could be out as Flash

Early box office tracking for Shazam! (3 weeks out) – Deadline

  • $40-45 million domestic opening weekend
  • Character isn’t very well known; Some (limited) nostalgia for 70s TV series
  • Will open against Pet Semetary – mid $20s-30 million opening
  • Same time for Aquaman (Deadline) – $65 million; actual $68-72 million

Release date for Shazam! In China is also April 5 – (Deadline)

  • Most big markets will open April 3-5
  • Japan is April 19

Other nuggets for Shazam!

  • Director David F. Sandberg completed a commentary track, presumably for home media release (Instagram)
  • Early screenings on March 23 are available at select theaters (Fandango)
  • Reddit – According to Sandberg, the voice of the Batman toy in the trailer is “sound designer/supervisor Bill Dean getting to live out his dream of being Batman.”

Director Matt Reeves confirms filming for The Batman is “Looking like sometime around year’s end.” on Twitter

Producer Charles Roven talks Wonder Woman 1984Vulture

  • “She (Patty Jenkins) was just determined that this movie should be the next iteration of Wonder Woman but not a sequel. And she’s definitely delivering on that. It’s a completely different time frame and you’ll get a sense of what Diana-slash–Wonder Woman had been doing in the intervening years. But it’s a completely different story that we’re telling. Even though it’ll have a lot of the same emotional things, a lot of humor, a lot of brave action. Tugs at the heart strings as well.”

Trailer released for Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Animation style
  • Lots of characters (Robin, Batgirl, TMNT, Joker, Penguin, Harley, Ra’s al Ghul, etc.)

James Gunn returned to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3, but will film The Suicide Squad first

Kevin Tsujihara to step down as Chairman/CEO of WB Entertainment – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Has had the role since 2013
  • Had greenlight power (recently with WB pictures President/CCO Toby Emmerich) for WB and DC movies
  • Interim team has been set up to fulfil his duties


Eric Wallace will take over as showrunner for The Flash in Season 6 – The Hollywood Reporter

  • Wallace has been a co-executive producer since Season 4 (has also worked on Teen Wolf, Z Nation, and Eureka)
  • Aaron Helbing was sole showrunner for season 5, and was showrunner with brother Todd and Andrew Kreisberg (before he was let go) in Season 4

The Pilot of Batwoman will be set before the events of “Elseworlds” – Deadline

  • EP Greg Berlanti called it an  “origin story that we set up predates the crossover; it’s a story prior to the crossover.”

Teaser trailer for Season 2 of Krypton released by Syfy (YouTube)

  • Visuals, Phantom Zone, unleashed Doomsday
  • No release date yet, “coming soon”
  • Season 1 should also be on DC Universe soon

Esai Morales (NYPD Blue, Caprica, and Ozark) cast in Titans as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke – Deadline

  • “Slade Wilson is known for being DC’s deadliest assassin. While serving his country, Slade became an elite soldier before government testing enhanced his physiology to near superhuman levels, putting him on a path of darkness and revenge. To his family, Slade is a father and husband, but to the rest of the world, he is feared by many as the infamous Deathstroke; selling his services to the highest bidder as the ruthless assassin that never gives up and never misses.”
  • Season 1 of Titans will release digitally on March 21 with special features, later on blu-ray/DVD

Chella Man cast as Slade’s son Jericho for Season 2 of Titans – (DC Universe)

  • “Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales), Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan.”

Azie Tesfai (Jimmy’s sister Kelly) promoted to series regular for Season 5 of Supergirl – (TV Line)

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