Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam finally has a director. We discuss that plus WB skipping SDCC, a new look at Wonder Woman 1984, Swamp Thing, and Lobo.

Jaume Collet-Sera in talks to direct Black Adam for New Line/WB – (Observer)

  • Is in post-production on Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson
  • Has also recently directed The Shallows (2016) and The Commuter (2018)
  • Back in 2017, Collet-Sera chose to direct Jungle Cruise over the next Suicide Squad film
  • Dwayne Johnson on Instagram – “Cool news announcing Spanish thriller filmmaker, Jaume Collet-Serra as my director for DC’s BLACK ADAM. Jaume and I have worked together for the last two years making, DISNEY’S JUNGLE CRUISE – and I’ve been very impressed with his passion, work ethic, style, vision, tone and quality. He’s hungry to break new ground with BLACK ADAM and give the fans something very cool and special. I raise a double tequila ? welcoming Jaume and can’t wait to bring to life the world’s anti-hero in black.“

WB to skip Hall H at SDCC 2019 for the first time in 20 years (Slash FIlm)

  • Meaning no DC presentations on Joker, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, or anything else
  • SDCC is July 18-21
  • Should still be tons of TV, animation, and comic book news

New look at Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 – Director Patty Jenkins on Twitter

  • Golden Eagle or “Paradise Lost” Wonder Woman?
  • “waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full”

Matt Reeves tweets a gif of Robert Pattinson with Bat symbols

  • As close to official confirmation from WB as we may get for awhile?
  • Michael Giacchino on Instagram

The sequel to Shazam! Could film early next year AP News interview with Zachary Levi

  • “The actor said scriptwriting for the sequel has already begun and expects to start filming either in late spring or early summer next year.”

Todd Phillips shares a new look of Joaquin Phoenix from Joker on Instagram

  • “Finishing touches”

Django/Zorro – Collider

  • Based on the DC/Dynamite co-publication comic book written by Tarantino as a sequel to his film Django Unchained
  • No word on if Tarantino would direct or not.
  • First movie screenplay for Jerrod Carmichael
  • Presumably the rights do not belong to WB/DC


Swamp Thing canceled after 1 season at DC Universe – (Deadline)

  • All 10 produced episodes were aired
  • Unknown if connected to WarnerMedia streaming service

A Lobo spin-off of Krypton is in development at Syfy

  • Emmett J. Scanlan would reprise the role
  • Showrunner Cam Welsh is developing the project
  • What time period will it be set in?

Full trailer for Pennyworth released – (YouTube)

  • Debuts July 28 on Epix
  • Very gritty/violent
  • Villains
  • Humor (“Do right, and you’re a butler before you’re 40”)

The CW announces fall 2019 premiere dates – (Deadline)

  • Sunday, October 6 – Batwoman at 8, Supergirl at 9
  • Tuesday, October 8 – The Flash at 8
  • Tuesday, October 15 – Arrow at 9
  • Monday, October 21 – Black Lightning at 9
  • Midseason – Legends of Tomorrow

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