This episode of the DC Drop takes a look at casting for The Batman and The Suicide Squad movies, a poster for Birds of Prey, and Arrow spin-off and major “Crisis on Infinite Earths” news.

Jeffrey Wright in talks to play Commissioner Jim Gordon in The Batman The Hollywood Reporter

  • Known for Hunger Games films, HBO’s Westworld

Jonah Hill (Jump Street films, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street)  in talks to play a villain in The BatmanVariety

  • Reports are that Penguin or Riddler are the options
  • Justin Kroll on Twitter – Money and finding the right role have been hold-ups, has been in talks for months

James Gunn releases cast list for The Suicide Squad (on Twitter)

  • “Don’t get too attached.”
  • Classic comics Suicide Squad font
  • Returning cast from Suicide Squad – Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney
  • New cast confirmed – Idris, Elba, John Cena, Nathan Fillion, David Dastmalchian, Flula Borg, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Steve Agee, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker
  • New names – 
  • Production has officially started

Official poster for Birds of Prey released – (Here)

  • Big Harley Quinn

Voice cast for animated Superman: Red Son movie announced – TV Insider

  • Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter, has voiced Ra’s al Ghul, Sinestro, Lex Luthor, and Metron in previous DC movies) as Kal-El/Superman, Diedrich Bader (Batman in The Brave and The Bold and Harley Quinn) as Lex Luthor, Amy Acker (Angel, Alias) as Lois Lane, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, and Phil Morris (Smallville, Doom Patrol) as James Olsen
  • Other characters – Brainiac, Hal Jordan and John Stewart Green Lanterns, Batman, John F. Kennedy, Superior Man, Joseph Stalin, and Svetlana
  • Directed by Sam Liu, written by J.M. DeMatteis
  • First look image
  • Will be released in the 1st quarter of 2020


Willa Holland (Thea Queen) to return to Arrow for a recurring role in the 8th and final season – TV Line

  • Final season begins October 15

Spinoff of Arrow announced – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Would be a team-up of Katherine McNamara’s Mia Smoak, Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance and Juliana Harkavy’s Dinah Drake. 
  • Will be a backdoor pilot episode during Arrow Season 8 
  • Arrow Showrunner Beth Schwartz, Marc Guggenheim, Jill Blankenship and Oscar Balderrama are writing episode (all from Arrow); all will EP with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter
  • When will it be set? Present day or 2040 future timeline? Crisis shenanigans?

New trailer for HBO’s Watchmen – (YouTube)

  • Debuts October 20

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Tom Welling to reprise his role as Clark Kent from Smallville for “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

  • Unknown how big of a role/number of episode(s); though he officially signed on after first draft of scripts were finished
  • Will he appear as Superman?
  • Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh to also appear
  • Any other Smallville characters?
  • 2019 in Smallville continuity – Superman established, President Lex Luthor, Lois and Clark probably married

Erica Durance to reprise her role as Lois Lane from Smallville 

  • “Multiple” episodes

Michael Rosenbaum will not be part of Crisis on Infinite Earths Twitter

  • Was just contacted last friday, given no idea what his character would do or when he would film and they needed an answer immediately

Osric Chau (Supernatural, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) cast as Ryan Choi – TV Insider

  • Created in 2006, Choi is the 3rd Atom from DC Comics (Al Pratt, Ray Palmer)
  • “physics professor at Ivy Town University…(who is) a normal guy who learns that he has a pivotal role to play in the coming crisis on infinite earths.”
  • Could he replace Brandon Routh on Legends of Tomorrow?

Ashley Scott to reprise her role as Helena Scott/Huntress from Birds of PreyTV Line

  • Birds of Prey debuted in 2002 and lasted 1 season/13 episodes 
  • Crisis now confirmed to have actors from 11 different DC TV shows, 1 movie series, and 1 animated character

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