Noah Centineo Joins BLACK ADAM With Dwayne Johnson

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We have known for a while that pre production was set to begin on BLACK ADAM. But now due to COVID-19 and some of the film productions resuming we’re not 100% sure when that will begin.

But we do know a new addition to the cast that stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero and is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who will also direct Johnson in the upcoming THE JUNGLE CRUISE.

Noah Centineo best known for TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE is joining the DC film in the role of Atom Smasher, a character who can control his molecular structure and is able to manipulate his size and strength.  The character has been seen before in an episode of The CW’S THE FLASH.

Ruby Rose QUITS The CW’s BATWOMAN

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This is a major and unexpected story, Ruby Rose the STAR of the CW superhero drama BATWOMAN is exiting the show. The series, which already has been renewed for a second season. It is expected to continue with the title role getting recast.

Rose made headlines for the casting as she took on the role to become the first openly LGBT superhero character to star in her own show.  It is also worth noting that Rose did unfortunately suffer a major injury on the set during a stunt while filming Season 1, which left her facing paralysis and needing emergency surgery.

Further in Rose’s statement she states, “I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created,” she said. “Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”

As mentioned earlier a second season has already been greenlit for the show and the titular character role is set to be recast but Batwoman was also recently announced to be in an upcoming crossover with Superman in 2021.

Could SILVER AND BLACK Potentially Be A Disney Plus Series

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Remember back in December of 2017 when it was announced that Silver Sable and Black Cat would be teaming up for their own movie?  They were set be brought  together as an unlikely duo. But that ulitmately changed as it was decided to give the pair their own individual films. However nothing set in stone has been announced about that.

Well there may be a bit of sterling (as is Silver, get it?…) news about the pair. During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, original director Gina Prince-Bythewood was asked what she knows about the project and from what was told it seems as if there may be some rumblings leading the ladies towards Disney plus

“I really love that project, and I do hope it can still happen in some way. It keeps going through different thoughts. First, it was going to be the two of them, and then the decision was made to separate the two. Now, there’s a thought of “Hey, maybe we put it on Disney+ as a limited series,” but I loved it more as a film with the two of them. So, my hope is that one day it can still happen.”

Now here’s where it may get confusing for some. It is already known that Sony has laid out plans to bring many Spider-man related characters to the big screen. MORBIUS now being set to release in March of 2021, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE in June of 2021, there’s even talks of a Kraven the Hunter film.  Sony also has their own plan for their own Spider-verse that is not that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Which now leads to the even bigger conundrum. Marvel TV is now all under the control of Marvel Studios and why all of the upcoming MCU Disney plus shows are carrying on into the overall story. SILVER AND BLACK by that account would not fit in with the overall story and would throw things off.

So that leaves the question, if SILVER AND BLACK is brought to the small screen

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Gives An Update On The Films Progress During This Pandemic.

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While the world is at a stand still due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many if not all of tv and film productions have shut down.

One in particular many have wondered about is Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. Reeves who is currently still in London waiting on filming to start back up spoke with DEADLINE.   Reeves offered an update on exactly how much work has been completed on the film thus far.

“We’re not officially editing right now,” he confirmed. “We’ve actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what’s to come.”

Before the shutdown production of the film was set to move locations from London to Liverpool. But of course that was impossible one the UK was put into a lockdown. Reeves however does feel certain once things have eased up he will be able to resume filming in the UK.

When asked by the trade whether his version of the caped crusader pays homage to Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One or the Flying Graysons, he understandably responded with a laugh, and stated: “I can’t give you the answers to any of that.” 

While Reeves is looking through those dailies, he confirmed that he has no plans to make any major changes to The Batman“It took me two years to work on that story, and it’s a very specific mystery noir that’s been really thought-out by me and my partners.”

One thing he is reconsidering is, “the tone of things. It happens any time you shoot anything. The unexpected — happy accidents and things you didn’t quite expect: That is the lightning in a bottle for something that is alive. I would say that the changes really have to do with ‘Oh, seeing the tone of this’ with these scenes we haven’t done which connect to that part of the storyline.”

“It feels like there might be an opportunity to explore some of that unexpected tone that we found,” the filmmaker continued. “With these movies, you never have enough prep time, because they’re so complex and so enormous in so many ways. It also gives me a moment to think about the larger sequences that have yet to come up and how I want to realize those.”

One of the biggest issues is that it does not seem as if the lockdown going on within the UK will be letting up within the next few months. This may end up putting a very big strain on things. At the end of the day everyone’s health and safety comes first and here’s to hoping that once things get back rolling Reeves and the crew can complete a good filming and from there we wait.

TITANS Renewed For A Third Season On DC Universe

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The flagship show for the DC universe will not be slowing down or stopping anytime soon. TITANS on the DC Universe has been renewed for a 3rd season. The mature-themed original Series and its Season 2 has new episodes available every Friday.

The current season of introduced Esai Morales as the title team’s archenemy, Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke, notorious as the most dangerous assassin in the DC Universe. Along with Slade, his children Jericho and Rose (Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang – respectively), Connor Kent aka Superboy (Joshua Orpin), Mercy Graves (Natalie Gumede) and others have been introduced this season.

TITANS stars  Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Conor Leslie as Wonder Girl, Minka Kelly as Dove, Alan Ritchson as Hawk and Iain Glenn as Bruce Wayne.

THE BATMAN Adds Juilliard Grad Jayme Lawson

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The casting is ramping up with Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. Of course we know that Robert Pattinson will be the caped crusader, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and most recently Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth with Colin Farrell as The Penguin. But now another name has entered into the fold, this time it is Juilliard grad Jayme Lawson.

The announcement which was first broken by Collider.com says that Lawson is a relatively unknown to Hollywood given that she does not even yet have an IMDB page. She just recently graduated from the famed Juilliard academy and while there has  played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet as well as the title role in Hamlet, and she has also played Lady Macbeth onstage. She also stars as the Lady in Red in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which is now playing at the Public Theater for the first time since its premiere in 1976.

A big noted item is that Lawson’s role is currently being kept under wraps, so it safe to assume that the speculations will being to run rampant. the biggest one is that Lawson may be cast as the daughter of Wright’s Commissioner Gordon, Barbara. Which many comic book fans know that Barbara Gordon eventually becomes the masked superhero known as Batgirl.

It is worth noting that is has been mentioned that the potential Batgirl movie is expected to tie in directly with THE BATMAN so here may be the official connection.

Stay tuned to the resident super villain, Jay Washington and The Mad Titan Podcast as more news on this as it comes in.

THE BATMAN is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021

Jonah Hill No Longer In Talks To Join THE BATMAN

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The world of comic book fandom went gaga when it was announced the Academy Award nominee, Jonah Hill was in talks to board Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN in an undisclosed villain role. The rumor mill began to circulate like crazy as to which member of the caped crusaders Rogue’s Gallery he would be portraying. The top two being The Riddler or The Penguin.

Well not all of that anticipation has to be quenched as it is being reported by Deadline that Hill is no longer in talks to join the film in any capacity. This is sad but hopefully Hill’s next role will still be one that has audiences clamoring.

VENOM 2 Adds Another Villain To Give The Anti-Hero Trouble

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We already know that Carnage played by Woody Harrelson will be the main villain in the Andy Serkis directed sequel VENOM 2. Now we are finding out that symbiote wielding serial killer will have company.

Shriek from the comics has been incorporated into the plot of the Venom sequel which due in theaters on Oct. 2, 2020. This makes perfect sense because of Shriek’s history  as the sonic-powered accomplice and romantic interest of serial killer Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. It will be interesting to see the two of them torment Tom Hardy’s anti-hero, Venom

A little bit of backstory on Shriek she was a drug dealer named Frances Barrison  who became the volatile Shriek after severe trauma allow her latent mutant powers to emerge. In the comics, those powers include sonic energy blasts, flight, and the ability to stir up dark and violent emotions in others.

 

Check Out Brandon Routh As Kingdom Come Superman In CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS

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We now have our first look at Brandon Routh is suited up as Kingdom Come Superman from 1996 in this first-look photo from The CW. Routh who starred in SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006) is back in the cape once again as a greying older version of the Man of Steel for The CW’s upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event.

The different iteration of the symbol on his chest is that of the the compromised, world-weary version introduced in the landmark DC Comics saga KINGDOM COME . Routh will portray both Clark Kent and Superman along with still portraying Ray Palmer/The Atom  on DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW in the annual CW Arrowverse crossover event.

Routh won’t be the only one flying up in the skies like a bird, like a plane, SMALLVILLE star Tom Welling as well as Tyler Hoechlin, who has been the Superman for the Arrowverse shows on The CW since being introduced in SUPERGIRL.

UPDATE: BLADE Is Returning,To The MCU

 

Blade-LogoIt was just revealed at the Marvel Studios comic Con panel that the daywalker is coming into the marvel Cinematic Universe and will be played by Academy Award winner, Mahershala Ali.

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We have an update on Mahershala taking on the role of they daywalker. A quote from Marvel Studios president and producer, Kevin Feige says that Marvel studios did not approach the Academy Award winner, it was actually the other way around.

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