Episode 44 of the DC Drop podcast takes a look on early box office results of Shazam!, plus news on Black Adam, The Suicide Squad, Pennyworth, and a trailer for Joker.

Box office and other updates for Shazam!

  • Cinemascore – A (only DCEU movie besides Wonder Woman)
  • Domestic
  • Opening Weekend – $53.5 million
  • (Box Office Mojo) – 10th biggest DC movie opening ever, unadjusted for inflation (between Watchmen and Green Lantern)
  • (THR) Good chance to stay #1 this weekend, competing with Hellboy
  • International
  • $30 million in China, $102 million total
  • $156 million global opening

A sequel to Shazam! is in development – The Wrap

  • Henry Gayden returning to write the script
  • Director David F. Sandberg and Producer Peter Safran also expected to return

Dwayne Johnson talks about Shazam/Black Adam on Instagram

  • Says they should be filming Black Adam in about a year
  • Also said it was his idea to split Shazam/Black Adam, he called Toby Emmerich to tell him to do it

Teaser trailer for Joker movie released – (YouTube)

Idris Elba to play a new character, not Deadshot, in The Suicide SquadVariety

  • Unknown what character he will be playing
  • Could Will Smith potentially return down the line?

Viola Davis to return as Amanda Waller for The Suicide SquadThe Wrap

1989-1997 Batman films to be released on 4k – (The Digital Bits)

  • Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin
  • Will be available in 4k digitally and physically on June 4, anthology set on September 17

Season 4 of Preacher will be the final season – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Final 10 episodes will air beginning August 4 on AMC

More casting for PennyworthDeadline

  • Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack) will be a series regular as Martha Kane (future Martha Wayne/mother of Bruce)
  • Jessica Ellerby will have a recurring role as The Queen

First look at Joker in Gotham – (Deadline)

*Spoilers* Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) to depart Arrow after Season 7 – (TV Line)

  • Season 8 was previously announced as 10 episodes

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