Details for HBO Max have been revealed, including announcements for Green Lantern, Strange Adventures, and DC Superhero High. We discuss that plus news on a Superman & Lois possibly joining The CW.


Director Patty Jenkins seemingly reveals Pedro Pascal’s character in Wonder Woman 1984 will be Maxwell Lord on Twitter

  • “Well hello…Max” with a panel of Maxwell Lord, tagging Pascal
  • Marketing to begin in December for June 5, 2020 release

Dwayne Johnson says that production begins for Black Adam in July of next year – Twitter

  • That is less than a year away

Michael Giacchino officially to score The Batman

  • (Twitter) – Director Matt Reeves “proposed” offer to him at recent event
  • Has worked with Reeves on his last 3 films (Let Me In, 2 Planet of the Apes films); 4 if you count Cloverfield credits
  • Worked on franchises like Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Star Wars
  • Previous superhero work – The Incredibles, Doctor Strange, last 2 Spider-Man movies

Director Matt Reeves seemingly confirms Jeffrey Wright to play Commissioner Gordon on Twitter

  • Gif of Wright with caption “Tweet!  #Gordon” plus bat emoji


HBO Max details 

  • Variety – Plans to offer 8 to 10 original movies per year, some of which could be DC 
  • Twitter – launches May 2020 with a $14.99 monthly price
  • (Twitter) – “All live-action DC films of the last decade will be available on HBO Max within the first year of launch, including every #SUPERMAN and #BATMAN movie from the last 40 years.”

New shows announced by HBO Max

  • Green LanternGreg Berlanti described it as “what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet.” no details on characters/creatives/episode count
  • Strange Adventures “an anthology that explores characters across the sprawling DC Comics world. The hourlong drama will explore closed-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and superhumans.”
  • SA to be produced by John Stephens (Gotham) and Berlanti productions
  • Strange Adventures was a long-running comic title that started in 1950 and has had multiple revivals; focused on science fiction and a variety of characters like Captain Comet and Adam Strange
  • DC Superhero High (Executive produced by Elizabeth Banks) – “a half-hour comedy that follows a group of students experiencing the fun and drama of adolescence at a boarding school for gifted kids. These teens are just trying to navigate the pressures of high school, but none of them realize that someday they will become legendary DC superheroes.”

Superman & Lois series put into development at The CW

Epix has ordered a second season of Pennyworth – (TV Line)

  • 10 episodes again, to debut in 2020
  • Epix president Michael Wright – “It was the highest-performing original series ever to premiere on Epix, more than doubling the viewership of the shows that came before it.”

The CW has ordered a full season of Batwoman – (Variety)

  • Makes a total of 22 episodes for the season

Netflix to split the 5th and final season of Lucifer into 2 parts – (Entertainment Weekly)

  • 16 episodes total – 8 at a time

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