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Robert Pattinson in Talks to Play Batman in Matt Reeve’s “Batman” Film

Variety has reported that Robert Pattinson (Twilight) is in talks to play Batman in Matt Reeve’s upcoming film based on the character.  Matt Reeves will be directing the film and he will also be producing the film alongside Dylan Clark. Not much else is known about the film, however pre-production for the film is set to start this Summer. Also according to Variety filming could start as early as late 2019 or in early 2020. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned to Herotaku.com for more details. The Batman is set to premiereRead More


Batman : Hush Trailer Streamed

IGN recently updated their official Youtube channel with a new trailer for Batman: Hush. For those who are not aware, Batman: Hush is an upcoming DC animated film that based on the comic storyline of the same name. The storyline was published within the ongoing Batman comic series and ran from issue #608–619 starting in December 2002 and finished in November 2003. The trailer features a look at the setting of the film and showcases some of the villains that will be making an appearance. Some of the villains featured in the film includes the Joker, Poison Ivy,Read More


Michael Rooker in Talks to Join ‘The Suicide Squad as King Shark

The Wrap has recently reported that Michael Rooker is in talks in joining The Suicide Squad as Nanaue aka King Shark. Michael will be joining the previously announced cast members, which includes Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Idris Elba, Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and potentially John Cena.  In the comics Nanaue was created by Karl Kesel and made a cameo appearance in Superboy vol. 3 Issue #0, which was released in October 1994. The character wouldn’t make his full appearance until his return in Superboy vol. 3 Issue #9, which was releasedRead More


LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters Official Trailer Streamed

Warner Brothers has recently updated their official Youtube channel with the announcement trailer for Lego DC: Batman Family Matters. As the name suggests the film is going to focus on the “Bat family” as they fight against Brother Eye and the various villains of Gotham City. Lego DC: Batman Family Matters will be released on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital on August 6. The home video release will also include an exclusive batmobile polybag build. The voice cast includes: Troy Baker – Batman Alyson Stoner – Batgirl Scott Menville – Robin Jason Spisak –Read More


Five New “DC Showcase” Animated Shorts Announced

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation have announced that they will producing five new DC Showcase animated shorts, which will be released throughout 2019 and 2020. The shorts will feature various classic DC Comic characters such as Sgt. Rock and The Phantom Stranger, and more. For those who are not aware DC Showcases are a series of short animated films that were released to supplement some of the DC animated film releases. The first DC Showcase release was DC Showcase: The Spectre, which was released in 2010. The latest DC Showcase short film was in 2011 withRead More


Daniela Melchior Front-lines Ratchcatcher Role in “The Suicide Squad”

Variety has reported that Daniela Melchior is set to portray Ratcatcher in “The Suicide Squad.” She will be joining the previously announced cast members, which includes David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Idris Elba, Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and potentially John Cena.  In the comics, Otis Flannegan aka Ratcatcher debuted in Detective Comics #585, which was released in April 1988. The character was Alan Grant, John Wagner, and Norm Breyfogle. Otis was originally a rat catcher in Gotham City who eventually turned to a life a crime. He has the ability to control overRead More


David Dastmalchian Joins “The Suicide Squad” Cast

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that David Dastmalchian is joining the cast of The Suicide Squad as Polka-Dot Man. David has in been in several live-action adaptations of comic book movies such as Thomas Schiff in The Dark Knight and more recently as Kurt in both the MCU Ant-Man films. In the comics, Abner Krill aka Polka-Dot Man made his debut appearance in Detective Comics #300, which released in 1962. Abner was a low tier crook who uses spots in both his costume and tools. The character was created by the joint team of Sheldon Moldoff and Charles Paris. TheRead More


DC Universe “Swamp Thing” Extended Trailer Streamed

The official DC Youtube channel has updated with a new extended trailer for DC Universe exclusive the Swamp Thing series. The trailer features a deeper look at the setting of the series and it is clear that James Wan was a pretty great choice as the main producer on this project. As reported earlier, the first season of the series will consist of 10 episodes instead of the originally planned 13 episodes.  The first episode of the series is still currently set for a May 31 premiere date. Personally I am not too much ofRead More


John Cena in Talks to Join “The Suicide Squad”

Variety has reported that John Cena is in talks to join the cast of “The Suicide Squad.” In addition it has been confirmed that Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney will be returning to portray Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang, respectively. Earlier this month it was also reported that Idris Elba will no longer be playing Deadshot, instead he will be playing another character that has not been confirmed at this time. While Robbie and Courtney’s roles have been confirmed it is still unknown who will be portraying the other previously announced team members, which includesRead More


DC Universe “Swamp Thing” Production Halted

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the production of the upcoming DC Universe exclusive “Swamp Thing” series has been halted. Originally 13 episodes were being produced for the first season of the series, however it has been revealed that the first season will be cut short to 10 episodes. The final episode of the first season is currently being altered to match the new episode count. The first episode of the series is still currently set for a May 31 premiere date. In addition WB released a new trailer for the series,Read More


Henry Gayden Returning to Write ‘Shazam’ Sequel

The Wrap has reported that Henry Gayden will be returning to write the screenplay for the sequel for DC’s Shazam. It has also been reported that David F. Sandberg and Peter Safran will also be returning for the sequel. The Wrap provided a description for the first film. “Shazam!” follows the teen-aged Billy (Asher Angel) after he is chosen as the vessel of Shazam (Zachary Levi), an ancient wizard with extraordinary powers. But Shazam probably didn’t count on Billy reacting to becoming a super-powered adult the way most middle- school boys would: by buying beer, goofing around withRead More


Ernie Hudson to Guest Star on CW Arrow

Yesterday, Deadline reported that Ernie Hudson will be guest starring on Arrow as a “Four Star General of the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency).” According  to the character description provided by Deadline, he will be playing someone in Diggle’s past who will need to work with Team Arrow in hindsight of Diggle’s unresolved conflicts with him. He will be appearing in episode 719 (Season 7, Episode 19) of Arrow titled, “Spartan.” Fans of the original Ghostbusters films should recognize Ernie Hudson as he portrayed Winston Zeddemore in both the first and second films. He also had a cameo appearance inRead More


“The Suicide Squad” Sequel Roster Revealed

Collider has recently revealed new details about the team that will be featured in The Suicide Squad sequel. For those who are not aware, it was reported earlier that Idris Elba will be portraying Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot in the upcoming sequel. The other confirmed team members so far include: Ratcatcher, aka Otis Flannegan, is a man in the DC comics, though Collider has learned that the character will be gender-swapped and played by a woman in The Suicide Squad. Ratcatcher is is a super-criminal and one of Batman’s many enemies. She started out asRead More


Idris Elba to Portray Deadshot in ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

Variety has reported that Idris Elba will be replacing Will Smith as Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot in the upcoming “Suicide Squad” sequel. According to Variety, Will Smith left the project due to scheduling conflicts. The production of the film is set to start this September.  As reported earlier it was revealed that James Gun will be writing the sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad film. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. This is pretty interesting to hear since it would have been pretty easy to retire Deadshot for the upcoming sequel. With IdrisRead More


Arrow Season 8 Confirmed As Final Season

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the Arrow will be ending its long run on the CW with season 8. The final season will be apart of the channel’s 2019-2020 broadcast calendar and will consist of a lonely 10 episodes.  This comes from CW president, Mark Pedowitz, who is ready to open the slot for “possible second phase of DC Comics-inspired series on the network. “ Mark had this to say about the decision. “Things will age and we want to get the next generation of shows to keep The CW DC universe going forRead More