This week’s show takes a look at more new on Robert Pattinson as Batman, Tom King co-writing New Gods, a trailer for The Kitchen, and news on “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.

Deadline seemingly confirms Variety’s report that Robert Pattinson has been cast as Batman

  • Deadline described The Batman as “the trilogy of films that Matt Reeves will direct later this year”
  • Says WB wanted to see Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult on tape yesterday and approved of Reeves’ choice of Pattinson
  • Negotiations should be underway with an announcement soon
  • “This film will in no way carry on the work that Ben Affleck did as the older Batman in Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League.”
  • Update from Umberto Gonzalez on Twitter

Comic book writer Tom King to co-write the screenplay for New Gods movie with director Ava DuVernay – The Wrap

  • Confirmed by DuVernay online
  • King is known for writing The Omega Men, Mister Miracle, and Batman comics
  • King’s run on Batman is ending, but is doing a 12-part Batman/Catwoman series and other projects for DC
  • King teased it on Twitter – “There came a time when the Old Gods died…”
  • DuVernay was first reported to be attached to the film March 15, 2018
  • Duvernay’s Netflix mini-series When They See Us just released, so her schedule should be clear

Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) appears to be returning for The Suicide SquadInstagram

  • At a shooting range – “Easing into that squad preppppp”

First trailer for The Kitchen released – (YouTube)

  • First poster
  • 1978 New York City style
  • Comic book storyline – Irish mob, husbands in prison
  • Andrea Berloff gets a mention
  • Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss
  • 70s Soundtrack?
  • Releases August 9, 2019

Final trailer for Swamp Thing released – (YouTube)

  • Sets up the story
  • Lots of horror shots/jump scares
  • First episode now available on DC Universe

Stephen Amell talks “Crisis on Infinite Earths” at MCM London Comic-Con (via

  • “Crisis on Infinite Earths begins before the crossover It begins before the crossover. That makes sense, right? Think about it for a second Crisis on Infinite Earths basically began at the end of season seven of Arrow and it’s not going to stop until it’s over.”
  • So Universes are being destroyed as we speak

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