This week’s show takes a look at possible villains for Matt Reeves’ The Batman plus some news on Wonder Woman 1984, Shazam!, Super Pets, Batman: Hush, and The CW on Netflix.

Possible group of villains for The BatmanThe Hollywood Reporter

  • According to THR, the casting of Batman is still an ongoing process – could include “screen tests, costume tests, readings, and meetings.”; saying WB wants to be careful to make sure they have the right person for the role
  • “Matt Reeves is still tweaking his script, which is rumored to have at least two villains, the Penguin being one of them, according to sources (one person is telling us there will be around half-a-dozen villains!). We’re hearing of another purrfect character making an appearance in the script as well.”
  • Penguin, Catwoman, and more?

Patty Jenkins talks 1984 setting for Wonder Woman 1984 Deadline’s Crew Call Podcast

  • “All I can say is that 1984 itself is definitely very evocative to what’s important in that movie and resonates with right now. I picked 1984 for a very specific reason. I think it was the pinnacle of the success in the ‘80s, in my opinion, because it’s before the market started to get a little more struggling as the ‘80s went on. And it was like the top of the top. It was such an incredible time. I feel like there’s something about the excess of that period of time, which is so linked up to where we are in the world right now, that it’s set there for a reason. That’s all I can say.”

Zachary Levi nominated for 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards (Twitter)

  • “Best Hero” and “Best Comedic Performance”
  • Best Kiss – Jason Momoa and Amber Heard nominated for Aquaman

Home media release dates for Shazam! Announced – (Twitter)

  • Will be July 2 for digital
  • July 16 for 4k/blu-ray/DVD
  • Special features – exclusive motion comic, The Magical World of Shazam! and Super Fun Zac featurette, Carnival scene studies, deleted scene, gag reel and more

Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn (writers of Brightburn) are adapting an unnamed Vertigo comic for New Line – interview with Comics Beat

  • “Among other things, we’re working on sort of a DC/Vertigo adaptation for New Line that we can’t totally talk about it, but it is not a heavy horror idea, I will say that.”
  • Also wrote Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Some Vertigo films that have been developed but not yet moved forward – Federal Bureau of Physics, Fables, 100 Bullets, Sandman (some others have moved to TV)

Release of DC Super Pets animated movie delayed a full year – (Deadline)

  • Was scheduled for May 2021
  • Now scheduled for May 22, 2022
  • From Deadline – “Super Pets features the furry friends belonging to the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman (the latter’s pet is a kangaroo named Jumpa).”

Release date for Batman: Hush announced (

  • Digitally on July 20, physically on August 13 (also DC Universe)
  • Special features – Sgt. Rock animated short, Love in the Time of War featurette, audio commentary, sneak peek at Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, 2 episodes from the 1968 The Adventures of Batman animated series (with Olan Soule as Batman and Casey Kasem as Robin)


The CW and Netflix U.S. are not renewing their current contract – (Deadline)

  • Current shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning) will remain on Netflix, with new seasons available 8 days after finale
  • New shows, such as Batwoman, will be shopped individually to streaming services; Deadline reports Batwoman is “earmarked for the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service.”

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