More changes have taken place to The Flash movie, with a new director and writer seemingly attached. In other big news, a Sandman streaming series has been ordered by Netflix.

The Flash movie – The Hollywood Reporter

  • Writers/Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have voluntarily left the project
  • WB passed on the Ezra Miller/Grant Morrison script, but Miller is still attached to star as Barry Allen/Flash
  • Christina Hodson (Bumblebee, Birds of Prey, possibly Batgirl) to write the script
  • Andy Muschietti (Mama, It) to direct, although no official offer has been made yet
  • Barbara Muschietti (Andy’s sister and business partner) to produce with Michael Disco
  • WB hopes to be in pre-production by January, 2020 (Won’t Fantastic Beasts 3 be filming in the summer?)
  • Muschietti’s name was previously mentioned with Justice League Dark, but he did It Chapter Two instead

James Wan says the next film he directs isn’t likely to be Aquaman 2YouTube

  • Asked if he’s directing another Aquaman next. “It won’t be Aquaman 2 just yet. I have something else I’m cooking up. I’m not ready to share just yet
  • Still not confirmed to direct Aquaman 2
  • The sequel to Aquaman still scheduled for December 16, 2022

Margot Robbie talks Birds of Prey in an interview with Vogue

  • Interview occurred on set of BOP
  • Article mentions budget of $75 million

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans movie officially announced

  • Had been teased in credits scene of Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
  • Will feature the team from Teen Titans Go! And the Titans from the 2003 animated series
  • Trailer (on YouTube)
  • Will seemingly go straight to home media

Ann Sarnoff named chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. – (CNBC)

  • Replaces Kevin Tsujihara, who left the company in March
  • First female to hold the position
  • Has worked for Viacom, VH1, the WNBA. Dow Jones Ventures, and, most recently was head of BBC’s Worldwide Global Production Network


Netflix has ordered an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman to series- (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Sandman is a dark fantasy comic book series that follows the story of Dream/Morpheus, one of the 7 Endless
  • Acclaimed series started in 1989 and lasted 75 issues, has been expanded in recent years
  • To be DC Entertainment’s most expensive TV/streaming series ever
  • Allan Heinberg (co-writer of Wonder Woman) to executive produce and be showrunner
  • David Goyer (Constantine, Krypton on TV, The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel) to executive produce
  • Neil Gaiman (Showrunner of Good Omens mini-series, which adapted his own book)
  • Gaiman, Heinberg, and Goyer will co-write the first episode
  • Gaiman on Twitter says Season 1 will be 11 episodes and adapt “Preludes and Nocturnes and a little bit more.” (Preludes & Nocturnes is the name of the first volume collection of Sandman – issues 1-8)
  • Gaiman also added “we’re making Sandman. Not reinventing it.”
  • HBO was approached, but passed

Netflix renews Lucifer  for a 5th and final season – (Deadline)

  • Season 4 released last month
  • The show had been canceled after Season 3 by Fox
  • To be 10 episodes, like Season 4

A new showrunner has been named for Y, FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdom, The Killing, Extant) will now run the series
  • Still expected to debut in 2020
  • Clark’s statement said she read the entire Y: The Last Man series “a decade ago”

Titans casting

  • Natalie Gumede (Doctor Who Christmas Special, ITV series Jekyll & Hyde) cast as Mercy Graves for Titans – (Deadline)
  • Drew Van Acker cast as Garth/Aqualad – (TV Insider)

Batman, Wonder Woman and possibly others to appear in new Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Animated series

  • Trailer on YouTube
  • Batman voiced by Kevin Conroy
  • Rachel Kimsey (Justice League Action) as Wonder Woman
  • Debuted June 26 on Boomerang streaming service

DC to close Vertigo, DC Zoom, and DC Ink imprints – (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Starting in January 2020, everything will be under DC brand
  • DC Kids – readers 8-12
  • DC – for 13 and older
  • DC Black Label – 17 and older

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