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DC Films Update – Geoff Johns has started work on the script for “Wonder Woman 2”. Ben Affleck claims he’s not leaving the Batman role. DC Film Producers hint at a lot of the Bat-Family being involved in the films. DC is also now producing a “Harley Quinn vs. The Joker” film, which will see Margot Robbie and Jared Leto return to their roles of Harley Quinn and Joker respectively. Jeffery Dean Morgan teases Lauren Cohan and himself reprising their roles as Thomas and Martha Wayne in the “Flash: Flashpoint” film, possibly as the alternate reality Batman and Joker.
Gotham Season 4 Sizzle Reel
Gotham News – Former “Teen Wolf” actress Crystal Reed will join the cast of Gotham as Sofia Falcone.
Supergirl Season 3 Sizzle Reel
Supergirl Adds New Characters – Supergirl announced a grouping of new characters to join the third season.
Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Colony, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will play the charismatic capitalist Morgan Edge, a ruthless real estate developer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants (and what he feels he deserves). The DC villain’s big plans for National City instantly put him at odds with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath).
Carl Lumbly (Alias, Southland, The Cure for Wellness) embodies the classic DC character M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter (David Harewood). A pacifist religious leader on Mars, M’yrn pushes his son in unexpected ways. Actor Lumbly is no stranger to the J’onzz family, as he’s voiced the Martian Manhunter on the Justice League animated series.
Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin, Reign) portrays DC character Psi, a psychic villain who uses people’s own minds against them. Psi’s agenda puts her on Supergirl’s radar, and their meeting will affect the Girl of Steel in surprising ways. (Link to license preferred photo of Ms. Grobglas: https://www.rexfeatures.com/preview/printable/5967117042)
Emma Tremblay (Elysium, The Judge, The Giver, Wayward Pines) plays Ruby, a smart, independently minded National City kid who’s fascinated by Supergirl and ends up in jeopardy because of it.
The Flash Season 4 Sizzle Reel
Flash News – Danny Trejo will portray a character known as Breacher, an inter-dimensional bounty hunter from Earth-15 who also happens to be Gybpsy’s father
Arrow Season 4 Sizzle Reel
Arrow News – Michael Emerson has joined the cast of “Arrow” as a new villain, and it’s hinted that Emerson will be part of a dangerous cabal to take down the Green Arrow, which has many believing he’s playing a member of the Long Bow Hunters. Deathstroke to receive two-part episdoe arc. It’ll serve as a flashback episode starring Manu Bennett.
Also, David Nykl will return as Anatoly Knyazev. On the topic of The Vigilante, the producers of “Arrow” have confirmed that whoever it is will be familiar to the audience.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Sizzle Reel
Legends News – B’wana Beast to debut in season 3 of “Legends of Tomorrow”. Captain Cold, Rip Hunter and Damian Darhk will all return in season 3 of the series.
“Black Lighting” News
– It’s announced that the cast of “Black Lighting” has grown, with an official press release detailing the additions;
James Remar (Dexter, Django Unchained, The Warriors) joins the cast as Peter Gambi, the oldest friend of Jefferson Pierce (series star Cress Williams). Gambi is Jefferson’s father figure, mentor and “tailor.” His history with Jefferson goes back farther and deeper than anyone knows, and Gambi’s role in Jefferson’s life will become a painful window into the past that will affect the future of their relationship forever.
Damon Gupton (Bates Motel, Whiplash, La La Land) will play Inspector Henderson, a veteran officer of the law who is now the highest-ranking detective on the force. His role in the community puts him at odds with Black Lightning (Williams), but they soon become unlikely allies.
“Krypton” Adds Major Characters – SyFy’s series will feature time travel and inter-dimensional travel, as the show will feature Doomsday, Brainiac, Hawkwoman and Adam Strange. Any concern over the series not having character-sta-power has been slightly alleviated.
iZombie Season 4 Sizzle Reel
“The Ray” Animated Series Gets Trailer
— CW Seed (@cwseed) July 23, 2017
Miscellaneous – Tom Welling returns to DC TV as police lieutenant named Marcus Pierce in “Lucifer”. Gotham by Gaslight, Suicide Squad, and Death and Return of Superman Are DC’s Next Animated Movies
Duke Thomas Comic Title Coming – Scott Snyer has announced that Batman: The Signal will be written by DC Talent Workshop alum Tony Patrick will be working. Snyder commented on the title, saying;
What I will say about The Signal, or Signal, is that Duke is a character I’ve had a lot invested in for a long time, and there’s been so many calls to get him his own book and his own name and his own story. But, I didn’t want to do it before I felt we had the right platform.
One of the reasons we put him in The Casting was to show his importance to us and spotlight the part of the mythology in Gotham that he’s actually essential to. So the other half of this, from just a logistics standpoint, is that I wanted this to be a place where I could bring in new talent.
The other thing I’d say is that I think it’s a really cool concept just in that, Joker is actually really open about it. We’ve hinted at in previous stuff, but, to have something that actually makes a hero-by-day for Gotham is actually really cool. It’s something we haven’t seen and gives Duke a mythology that is brand new.
Hawkman One-Shot Coming – Jeff Lemire has announced that he’s returning to DC to work on a new title alongside artists Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowlan for “Hawkman Found #1”. The title is a tie in for the DC Metals series. Lemire will be working with Scott Snyder on a series of a Metal-tie-ines.
‘The Terrifics’ Gets Series Order – With Jeff Lemire’s return to DC, he’s being given a lot to work with.
His first big series will be “The Terrifics”, and will include Mister Terrific, Plastic Man, Phantom Girl and Metamorpho, and will include a black and white stylized look.
Vertigo Comic Bringing Back Classic Titles
Returning Vertigo editor, Mark Doyle introduced a video that showed Jae Lee-rendered Sandman, as well as a new illustration of Morpheus’ sister Death, by Jim Lee. The clip also included apparent new Invisibles artwork by Jeff Lemire.
— Vertigo Comics (@vertigo_comics) July 21, 2017
“Captain Maravel’s” Villains – Kevin Feige announced that “Captain Marvel’s” villains will in fact be The Skrulls. He also revealed that we’ll be seeing Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury in the 90’s, complete with two eyes.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp” Gets Major Name – Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the cast of “Ant-Man and The Wasp” as Janet van Dyne.
Fantastic Four Film Update – Noah Hawley is developing a Doctor Doom film, while Seth Grahame-Smith is developing a Franklin Richards film, with Valeria, with The Thing and the Human Torch.
X-Men Universe Update – “Legion” produces don’t want the t.v. series to crossover with the film series, because they don’t believe people would want to watch it. Or as Luarne Shulder Donner said;
It has to exist on its own plane. It can’t ever cross over with the movies — or why watch it?
As for “The Gfited”, the producers echo “Legion” by saying they won’t crossover with the films, saying;
One of the great favors that Days of Future Past did for all of us is establish that there are many streams. One answer is that we exist in one of those streams. This is its own universe, we don’t exist in the same timeline as any specific movie or comics. But there are shared characters. We’re doing our own thing, and, as I say, there are many streams.
“The Defenders” Get New Trailer
“Iron Fist” Gets Second Season – Simone Missick will reprise her role as Misty Knight
Star Wars Bringing Classic Literature Character to Life – Marvel officially announced that Timothy Zahn’s well-received Thrawn novel will be adapted into a comic mini-series. The series will be written by Jody Houser (Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation), and illustrated by Luke Ross and Nolan Woodard, with Clayton Cowles providing the lettering.
Other Movies and TV Shows
Ready Player One
“Riverdale” Season 2 Trailer
“Stranger Things” Season 2 Trailer
“Stan Against Evil” Season 2 Trailer
TV News –
SyFy has announced that “Wynonna Earp” Gets Renewed for Season 3.
Nuttery Entertainment is partnering with Bandai Namco to produce an animated series based on the 35-year-old arcade game Galaga.
Bobby Moynihan will be replaced by Patton Oswalt in the SyFy series “Happy!”
Channing Tatum is being targeted to play Van Helsing in a a reboot of the 2004 film. The film will be part of the “Dark Universe” that includes the Tom Cruise “Mummy” film.
Ivan Reitman doesn’t realize the 2016 reboot busted hard, because he’s quoted as saying;
Well, the studio is working on some really nice things. First of all, I can’t believe the movie is still playing and being watched so assiduously… and I can’t believe I’m so old. Yeah, I think there’s going to be a lot of fun, a lot of special things. We’re going to try to tie one of our films close to that date.
Seth McFarlane will indeed write and direct the Spawn movie reboot
Archer Drops Hint at Next Season Series
— Archer (@archerfxx) July 22, 2017
Supernatural will bring in Kim Rhodes (Jody Mills), Briana Buckmaster (Donna Hanscum), Kathryn Newton (Claire Novak), Katherine Ramdeen (Alex Jones) and Clark Backo (Patience Turner) for the “Supernatural” backdoor pilot “Wayward Sisters”.