Casting for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is picking up, with a couple new members added to the team. We discuss this plus a bevy of DC TV trailers including Swamp Thing, Pennyworth, Krypton, and Lucifer.




David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Ant-Man, Abra Kadabra on The Flash) cast as Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide SquadThe Hollywood Reporter

  • Obscure Batman villain introduced in the 60s, wears a costume with Polka-Dots on it
  • Polka-Dot Man appeared in Batman: The Brave and The Bold and had a cameo in The Lego Batman Movie
  • “the project is described as a new take on the property from the mind of Gunn that will feature a mix of new and old characters.”
  • Confirms other new characters – whoever Idris Elba plays, Ratcatcher, Peacemaker, King Shark, and Polka-Dot Man

Newcomer Daniela Melchior to play Ratcatcher in The Suicide SquadVariety

  • “In the comics, Ratcatcher was originally portrayed as a man who was one of Batman’s many enemies, but sources say the studio is now casting the role as a woman who will have some connection to whomever Elba ends up playing”
  • Ratcatcher can control sewer rats
  • A Ratboy character appeared in 1 episode of Batman Beyond

Joblo interview with Shazam! Writer Henry Gayden and producer Peter Safran

  • Gayden was attached before BvS even came out
  • Safran talked a lot about making individual films that don’t necessarily need to tie together
  • Safran doesn’t think Black Adam and Shazam will be in the same film until Black Adam has a solo film
  • Safran says the Aquaman sequel is slated for 2022 because it takes awhile to get the screenplay and produce a big film
  • Jack Dylan Grazer was the first person to be cast in the movie

Patty Jenkins shares photo of Gal Gadot, presumably from Wonder Woman 1984Twitter

  • To wish Gadot a Happy Birthday

Teaser trailer for Swamp Thing released – (YouTube)

  • Emphasis on horror
  • No dialogue
  • Screaming
  • Rather colorful, lots of quick flashes – Blue Devil mask and more

Teaser 2 for Pennyworth released – (YouTube)

  • Thomas Wayne hires Alfred
  • (TV Line) – To debut Sunday, July 28 at 9/8c on Epix

Full trailer for Season 2 of Krypton released – (YouTube)

  • Doomsday
  • Lobo
  • Look (sets, FX)
  • Season to debut Wednesday, June 12 on Syfy

Trailer for Season 4 of Lucifer released – (Netflix on YouTube)

  • Eve
  • Chloe dealing with Lucifer’s reveal
  • 10 episode season releases Wednesday, May 8 on Netflix

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