This episode of the podcast takes a look at casting for The Batman, plus news on DMZ, BizarroTV, and The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Zoe Kravitz cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman for The Batman – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • According to THR and Variety – Other finalists included Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, Alicia Vikander, and Eiza Gonzalez; Zazie Beetz was also high on the list, but scheduling with Atlanta made it difficult (Borys Kit on Twitter)
  • Kravitz is known for Mad Max: Fury Road, Fantastic Beasts and Big Little Lies
  • Voiced Catwoman in The Lego Batman Movie

Jonah Hill no longer in talks to join The Batman as a villain – Deadline

  • Could it be a negotiating tactic?
  • Production could be interested in Seth Rogen as Penguin; Borys Kit on Twitter said initial talks occurred, but it didn’t pan out

Pual Dano cast as The Riddler – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Will apparently go by Edward Nashton; has happened before in comics before changing last name to Nygma
  • Dano is known for There Will be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, 12 Years a Slave, Looper

According to Deadline (in Kravitz article), Mattson Tomlin co-wrote the screenplay with director Matt Reeves

  • Tomlin confirmed on Twitter
  • Tomlin has written/directed several shorts (including one on Solomon Grundy, probably not the DC one)
  • (Deadline) – had 2 scripts appear on the 2017 Black List (best screenplays not produced)


HBO Max is developing a series based on (former) Vertigo title DMZDeadline

  • DMZ is set in Manhattan and shows a second American Civil War in modern day
  • Comic was created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, running 72 issues from 2005-2012
  • (Deadline) – DMZ was in development at Syfy back in 2014
  • Ava DuVernay (New Gods) to direct the pilot
  • Roberto Patino (Sons of Anarchy) will write pilot, executive produce and serve as showrunner
  • Pilot expected to begin production in early 2020

DC Universe updates from NYCC

  • Harley Quinn animated series will debut Friday, November 29
  • DC animated original movies will now debut 90 days after physical release (instead of same day)
  • DCYou Unscripted – allows fans to pitch a non-scripted streaming series with rewards
  • New anthology show BizarroTV – “which will feature “characters from the more obscure corners of the DC Universe.” The mixed media series arrives on DC Universe in 2020, and is produced by Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital production unit. Expect a wide range of experimental styles and a mix of live action and animation, featuring deep cuts from the DC Universe, including characters like Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley, and the Creeper.”

Wayne Brady cast as the villain Tyson Sykes/Gravedigger in Black LightningEntertainment Tonight

  • Will be a recurring role; character will first appear in 2020
  • Gravedigger is a World War II super-soldier

Casting for Batwoman

  • TV Line – Gabriel Mann (Revenge) cast as “Thomas “Tommy” Elliot, a childhood friend of Kate’s AWOL cousin, Bruce Wayne, who grew up to become a real estate mogul boasting easy charm and a friendly smile”
  • Rachel Matthews (Happy Death Day) as Magpie “an extremely intelligent and deft thief who, as her code name suggests, is drawn to shiny things and thus has a penchant for pickpocketing the rich”
  • Deadline – Sebastian Roché will have a recurring role as “Dr. Campbell, one of Gotham’s most well-respected plastic surgeons and philanthropists.”
  • The Hollywood Reporter – Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) cast as radio personality Vesper Fairchild; currently no plans for on-screen appearance

Teaser trailer for Deathstroke animated web series for the CW Seed- YouTube

  • More of a scene than a trailer
  • Very bloody 
  • Debuts sometime in 2020

First look at Brandon Routh in new Superman costume, inspired by Kingdom Come comic, for “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

First Look at Audrey Marie Anderson as Harbinger –

  • Here it is
  • Anderson has been Lyla Michaels (and used the codename Harbinger) since Arrow Season 1
  • Lyla Michaels/Harbinger was created in the lead-up to the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic, worked with the Monitor

First official look at Tom Cavanaugh as Pariah – KSiteTV

First look at LaMonica Garrett as Anti-Monitor – Entertainment Weekly

  • Here it is
  • Face design similar to New 52/Darkseid War version

Stephen Lobo (Supernatural) cast as Jim Corrigan/The Spectre for Crisis – IGN

  • Did not actually confirm the Spectre would appear, but that seems likely
  • Emmett Scanlan (Lobo on Krypton) previously played pre-Spectre Jim Corrigan on Constantine

Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss a new episode.