On this week’s show, we dive into Matt Reeves updates on his solo Batman film, plus all the other DC news, including an animated Super Pets film.

Director Matt Reeves provides updates on The Batman movie – TCAs (via Slashfilm and Deadline)

  • On the script – “We are working on getting our draft in the next couple of weeks and things are progressing. We have conceptual stuff going and coming into being and my head is totally in the script. In fact I’m going to be leaving right now to work on the script.”
  • On when it could film – “What we’ve talked about is hopefully in the spring or early summer, something like that.”; possible 2020 release?
  • Said it will be an original story, not based on any particular comic
  • Not an origin story (could still be “early” Batman)
  • “It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him…We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman. I’ve talked about making it a very point of view noir-driven definitive Batman story in which he is investigating a particular case and that takes us out into the world of Gotham. I went on a deep dive again revisiting all my favorite comics. Those all inform by osmosis. There’s no continuation of the Nolan films. It’s very much trying to find a way to do this as something that for me is going to be definitively Batman and new and cool.”
  • Couldn’t comment on if Robin or any other characters would appear

First look at Pedro Pascal in Wonder Woman 1984 – Director Patty Jenkins on Twitter

Ravi Patel (Meet the Patels and Grandfathered) and Gabriella Wilde (Poldark tv Series) join cast of Wonder Woman 1984 in undisclosed roles – Deadline

Marc Maron (Glow) in talks for a role in Joker movie – Variety

  • “Maron would be portraying an agent on Robert De Niro’s talk show who plays a part in booking Phoenix’s character, and eventually causing him to go mad and become the Clown Prince of Crime.”

Harper Collins to publish several Aquaman-related books prior to film’s release

  • Aquaman: Undertow – movie prequel focusing on a 13-year-old Arthur Curry; his mother left he and his father when Arthur was 3

Super Pets animated movie in development, to be written and directed by Jared Stern – Collider

  • Stern has worked on Wreck-It Ralph, The Lego Batman Movie, and The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Unknown what characters will be included (or if originals will be used)
  • Legion of Super-Pets (1962) – included characters like Krypto the Superdog (Superman) and Streaky the Supercat (Supergirl)
  • Characters have appeared in Krypto the Superdog animated series (2005-2006) and DC Super Pets (DC Nation Shorts) featuring Krypto, Ace, and others; animals that talk, but not in front of humans

Box office for Teen Titans GO! To The Movies

  • Our review here
  • $10.4 million opening weekend domestically – (below estimates)

LEGO DC Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis clip released – YouTube

  • Out now on home media

Constantine: City of Demons CW Seed animated series to be released in extended movie form on October 9 – (Syfy)

  • Trailer also released (on YouTube)
  • Will be 90 minutes long and R-rated
  • Available in 4k UHD, blu-ray, and digital

Freedom Fighters: The Ray to also be released in extended movie form on August 28th

  • Blu-ray and DVD


Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) cast as Crazy Jane in Doom PatrolThe Hollywood Reporter

  • “Guerrero’s Crazy Jane is described as an unlikely hero who is suffering from the world’s most severe case of multiple personality disorder. Each one of her distinct 64 personas manifests a different super power, making Jane the Doom Patrol’s most powerful — and unstable — member.”

New cast members for Supergirl season 4

  • Deadline – Rhona Mitra will play Mercy Graves, Robert Baker will play her brother Otis, both recurring roles
  • “Mercy Graves (Mitra) is an ex-CADMUS agent who  has always believed in human exceptionalism. But with both Lex and Lillian in prison, Mercy is stepping out of the Luthor shadow and running her own show. With her biting wit and lethal brawn, Mercy steadily becomes a key figure in National City’s growing “human-first” movement.”
  • “Otis Graves is Mercy’s defacto right hand man. What he lacks in brains, he makes up for with his savant-like abilities to assassinate aliens. Otis is a character from the Superman movies with Christopher Reeve and has not been featured in comic books.”
  • (Deadline) – Brent Spiner (Star Trek: TNG) will have recurring role as Vice President Baker.


New Shazam! Title to launch in November, written by Geoff Johns with art by Dale Eaglesham

DC Comics announces Digital first The Death of Superman comic; will be prequel to animated film

  • Weekly, 12 total issues
  • 1st issue released this week
  • Will be written by Louise Simonson (one of Superman writers during the Death of Superman)

Twitter question from @GWade289 “Do you guys think the animated HUSH film will be a 2 parter like The Dark Knight Returns? I hope it is. HUSH is my favorite Batman story line by a long shot. “

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