Brenton Thwaites Will Play Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in DC’s TITANS Series

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Brenton Thwaites (The GiverPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has been cast in the role of Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in the upcoming live-action DC series Titans. He’s a pretty talented young actor and I didn’t expect an actor like him to end up in the role as he’s been in a bunch of big movies. This will be his first TV gig.

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The Joker and Harley Quinn Film Gets Crazy Stupid Love Team

The Joker and Harley Quinn film gets the Crazy Stupid Love writers/directors

Crazy Stupid Love writers/directors in talks for the Joker and Harley Quinn film

Crazy Stupid Love writers/director Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in talks to write, direct and produce the upcoming Joker and Harley Quinn film, according to THR. Ficarra and Requa currently direct and executive produce the NBC cry-fest This Is Us, and are reportedly in final negotiations for the project, which is also referred to as Gotham City Sirens. The Joker and Harley Quinn film is expected to have a number of other female DC characters.

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The FLASHPOINT Movie Will Reportedly Include Wonder Woman and Other Heroes

During Comic-Con last month, Warner Bros. announced that their upcoming Flash movie would be called Flashpoint. For anyone familiar with the comic books, the whole Flashpoint storyline is a huge deal and it could completely change the DCEU as we know it.

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Hartley Sawyer Joins The Flash Season 4 as Elongated Man!

Hartley Sawyer Joins The Flash Season 4 as Elongated Man!

The CW and DC Entertainment have announced a new heroic addition to the season 4 cast of The Flash with Hartley Sawyer (Saving the Human Race, Miss 2059) as Ralph Dibny, aka Elongated Man!

One of The Flash’s most iconic allies, Ralph Dibny — a.k.a. The Elongated Man — is a fast-talking private investigator with investigative skills that rival those of Batman. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, Dibny uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City’s greatest mysteries. He joins other newcomers Danny Trejo as feared bounty hunter Breacher and Neil Sandilands as the big bad for the new season, The Thinker.

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Frank Miller Announces SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE, Giving Him a Real Meaningful Crack at Superman

Comic book writer and artist Frank Miller redefined Batman with Batman: Year One and The Dark Knight Returns just announced he’s developing Superman: Year One. Like his Batman comics, I imagine this could redefine the character Superman, which is actually kind of fascinating.

During a recent interview with Vulture, Miller opened up a little bit about his new project and reveals that he will retell the Superman origin story… in his own way, of course.

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Warner Bros. Announces They Are Making FLASHPOINT!!!

With the Warner Bros. always in direct competition with Marvel on Saturday at Comic-con, they are forced to bring out their big guns.

This was the case when they brought out the DC properties. During the panel the studio announced their upcoming slate of superhero movies in a video persentation. They went over the previously announced movies like Green Lantern Corps, Justice League Dark, Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2; they hit us with the title of the upcoming Flash movie. Freaking FLASHPOINT!

That’s right folks, the creative minds at DC are giving The Flash the most complicated/entertaining storyline in all of The Flash‘s history. Flashpoint revolves around The Flash’s power to run so fast that he can manipulate time and the consequences that come with it.

If they stick with the comic arc then it will be in a world where Barry Allen (The Flash) wakes up and the world has changed. Wonder Woman and Aquaman are in a battle for world dominance. A world where Captain Cold is considered a hero and Bruce Wayne is dead.

Barry Allen is forced to find out how the world was changed and how he can bring it back to normal.

If they stick with the original storyline, this should be a massive movie. It can also give DC a chance to solve some problems they have had in the DCEU. Flashpoint was a way of clearing the slate in the DC comic book world. Why couldn’t it do the same in the DCEU?

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Says The Film Will Be Influenced By Alfred Hitchcock

Ever since Matt Reeves stepped into the director’s chair for The Batman, there’s been no concrete information on what we can expect from the film. Today, however, we learned from the director that his film will be influenced and inspired by the films of the great Alfred Hitchcock. If any comic book film could fit in with Hitchcock’s filmmaking style, it’s Batman!

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Chris Hemsworth Says Marvel Actors Have A Contract Prohibiting Them From Appearing In DC Films

Marvel actors are not allowed to appear in DC films according to Chris Hemsworth. Comicbook writes that Hemsworth told fans at the Supanova convention in Australia that it’s “illegal,” for stars of Marvel films to appear in any DC property. The move is unsurprising, and I wouldn’t be surprised if DC had a contract with its actors that states the exact same thing.

While DC seems to be a no-go, it appears that appearing in a Sony film is cool as evidenced by Tom Holland jumping between the two as Spider-Man and Josh Brolin appearing as Thanos in Avengers as well as Cable in Deadpool 2. At the rate these companies are producing movies, Marvel and DC will begin to run out of big names to cast if they keep locking down actors for roles! Do you think the move is good, or is it a bit silly to force the actors into an exclusive hero deal?

DC’s BLACK LIGHTNING To Become Series At CW

Super Producer and writer Greg Berlanti is adding a fifth superhero TV series to the CW next season. The network, which already has ArrowThe FlashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirlhas ordered a new series based on another DC property, Black Lightning. Entertainment Weekly describes the show:

“Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”

Black Lightning is one of DC’s first major African-American superheroes; he was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977.

One thing is for certain, despite DC’s recent trend in more than disappointing features, you have to say their television game has been pretty strong. It really is something unique and special when one network has so many properties in one place.

What do you think about the addition of Black Lightning to the CW family?

Some Fans Want Kevin Smith to Direct THE BATMAN and the Filmmaker Responds

Last night news broke that Ben Affleck stepped down as the director of The Batman for the good of the film. The director’s chair is now wide open for someone to come in and lead the film into glory or failure. After Affleck dropped out, some fans immediately started to rally behind Kevin Smith for the job. The guy has a long history with comic books and even wrote the limited series “Batman: The Widening Gyre”. He has also recently been directing episodes of “Supergirl” and “The Flash” for The CW. Continue reading