Shazam! is nearing a wide release and today’s podcast takes a look at the first box office receipts. We also cover news on Stargirl, Gotham, Pennyworth, and big changes to DC Universe’s comic book selection.

Early screening (March 23) box office for Shazam! – (Deadline)

  • 1200 theaters – made a total of $3.3 million
  • Aquaman made $2.9 million

Jai Courtney told Business Insider he will return as Digger Harkness/Captain Boomerang in The Suicide Squad

  • “We’re getting ready to shoot in a few months’ time. There’s not much else I can reveal about it but, yeah, you’ll be seeing Boomerang back for sure.”

Details on Batman: Hush animated movie released – (IGN)

  • Returns Jason O’Mara as Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Jennifer Morrison to voice Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Maury Sterling as Hush
  • Other characters confirmed to appear – Superman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Damian Wayne, Nightwing, Jim Gordon, Alfred, Riddler, Amanda Waller, Joker, Bane, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Lady Shiva, Batgirl
  • Director – Justin Copeland, Writer – Ernie Altbacker
  • To be released this summer

First teaser for Pennyworth released by Epix (on YouTube)

  • Just 17 seconds including credits
  • To be 10 episodes, releasing Summer 2019 on Epix

Poster for series finale of Gotham featuring first look at Batman released

  • Here it is
  • The back of his head, anyway
  • The final 2 episodes air April 18 and 25

Midseason sizzle for Legends of Tomorrow – (YouTube)

  • Season 4 returns Monday, April 1
  • 8 weeks straight until May 20 finale

Chelsea T. Zhang (Andi Mack) cast as Rose Wilson/Ravager for Titans – (Deadline)

  • “Daughter of the deadly assassin, Deathstroke, Rose Wilson was forced to undergo the same procedure that granted her father nearly superhuman abilities, becoming a weapon known as Ravager. Ever resentful, she seeks out the Titans not only for their protection but to get back at her father. Knowing how dangerous it is to be the offspring of their deadliest foe, the Titans take her in but that doesn’t necessarily mean they trust her.”

DC Universe news from WonderCon

  • Season 1 of Krypton will be available April 5 (they say Season 2 will be on Syfy this summer), Justice League vs. The Fatal Five on April 16
  • Swamp Thing will debut on May 31
  • Young Justice: Outsiders will return July 2 for the rest of Season 3
  • Titans Season 2 will debut fall 2019
  • Animated Harley Quinn series to start in late fall
  • Stargirl to debut early 2020 – First look at Brec Bassinger in costume (here)

Massive Comics expansion on DC Universe

  • “At no extra charge or increase in the price of a subscription, DC Universe subscribers will be able to enjoy access to DC’s enormous digital comics library, starting in April of 2019. (Each of these comics will appear at least 12 months after it was first published). That’s over 20 thousand comic books!”
  • According to, DC has published over 55,000 comics since 1935, many of which aren’t available digitally

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