Robert Pattinson may be the next big screen Batman. We discuss this plus news on The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, plus trailers for Batwoman, Swamp Thing, and the Batman: Hush animated movie.

Robert Pattinson is in talks to play Batman – Variety

  • “While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly.”
  • Pattinson is known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Twilight saga, and Good Time
  • Deadline says he is on a shortlist with Nicholas Hoult (Beast from recent X-Men films)
  • The Hollywood Reporter says Pattinson is the frontrunner, and “other names that have been floated alongside Pattinson’s over the last month have been Armie Hammer, Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Taylor-Johnson”
  • To begin filming late 2019/early 2020 for June 25, 2021 release date

James Gunn talks briefly about The Suicide Squad in interview with Deadline

  • Long interview on how he was hired
  • “The Suicide Squad, it just instantly started flowing. I don’t think I’ve had as much fun writing a script since maybe Dawn of the Dead. That’s what this whole movie has been like.”

Peter Jackson apparently turned down the chance to direct AquamanEmpire

  • Quote from article – “Jackson revealed that he was offered the chance to direct Aquaman twice by former Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara – but turned it down both times. “He said, ‘Are you a fan of Aquaman?’ I said, ‘No.’ Six months later: ‘Peter, are you a fan of Aquaman?’ I said, ’No, Kevin, I already told you this’,” Jackson recalls. “I’m not a superhero guy. I read Tintin… Look, films are hard. I only want to make something that I have a deep passion for.”

Trailer debut for the Batman: Hush animated movie – IGN on YouTube

  • New costume?
  • Coming late summer 2019


Swamp Thing “Alec” trailer – YouTube

  • Before the swamp monster
  • Debuts May 31

The CW Upfronts news

First look trailer for BatwomanYouTube

The CW’s fall schedule revealed – (Deadline)

  • Sunday – Batwoman at 8, Supergirl at 9
  • Monday – Black Lightning at 9
  • Tuesday – The Flash at 8, Arrow at 9
  • Legends of Tomorrow won’t debut until midseason
  • No word yet on episode counts (except Arrow)
  • Arrow will have a retrospective special

Some details on The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” released

  • (EW) – will be 5 episodes including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman
  • (Variety) – 3 episodes in December 2019, final 2 episodes in early 2020
  • No Black Lightning apparently
  • How much setup will be done in Arrow, The Flash, and others?
  • Arrow Season 8 synopsis mentions “Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. “

The CW Seed is developing a Deathstroke animated series – (Deadline)

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