John Cena is in talks to join the cast of The Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey has finished filming. We discuss that on today’s episode plus news on Swamp Thing, Shazam!, Y, and Titans.

John Cena in talks to join the cast of The Suicide SquadVariety

  • Justin Kroll on Twitter added this was the role originally intended for Dave Bautista, but it didn’t work with his schedule
  • Likely Peacemaker
  • Peacemaker was originally a Charlton Comics character that DC acquired in the 80s
  • (TwoMorrows) Alan Moore has said Peacemaker was his main inspiration for the Comedian in Watchmen
  • Only involvement with the Suicide Squad was during The Janus Directive when he was involved with Checkmate
  • Article confirms Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney will be returning

Principal photography has wrapped on Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – (Instagram)

  • Releases February 7, 2020

Box office updates for Shazam!

  • (Deadline) – Just cleared $100 million domestically
  • Over $260 million worldwide (some international numbers are slower to update)

*Spoilers* for Shazam!

  • Parade – Michelle Borth (Adult Mary) reveals she signed a 5-film deal with WB

First look at Derek Mears in costume as Swamp ThingYouTube

  • Atmosphere
  • Costume

DC Universe to end production early and reduces episode order for Swamp ThingStar News (Wilmington)

  • Will go from 13 episodes to 10
  • Still set to debut May 31
  • Budget (“around $85 million”)
  • SlashFilm – has nothing to do with DC Universe, sites “creative differences”
  • THR’s Borys Kit on Twitter – “DC Universe platform is fine, I’m being told. It is outpacing expectations in subscriptions and expansion continues. Not clear is how it will fit into WarnerMedia’s planned OTT service.”

FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man has “parted ways” with showrunners Michael Green and Aida Croal due to “creative differences” – (THR)

  • Pilot filmed last year, it was announced in February that the show had been ordered to series
  • FX is still moving forward with series and keeping the cast, but is looking for showrunners

Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) has been cast as Bruce Wayne for Season 2 of TitansDeadline

  • Will be a recurring role, unknown if Batman will appear
  • “After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”

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