Henry Cavill Is In Talks To Return As Superman

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It is becoming a surreal couple of weeks for Warner Media. 1st the announcement that the, Zack Snyder cut of Justice League will be coming to HBO Max  then today the launching of the new streaming platform and now news has come out that Henry Cavill is in talks to put back on his bodysuit and cape as the man of steel for multiple DC movies.

The report was first released by THE WRAP, It is being reported that the full extent of Cavill’s return to the role — whether just for additional work to be done for the upcoming “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” or for appearances in future films — has not been disclosed. This also includes a sequel to the Zack Snyder helmed MAN OF STEEL.

Now if you can recall, after the unsuccessful theatrical run of JUSTICE LEAGUE Warner Bros.went into sort of a dismantling and rebuilding mode. This was from leadership to  was rethinking its overall strategy for DC Comics movies, moving away from the shared universe approach and toward standalone films.

A few months after Cavill departed his role, so did Batman actor Ben Affleck. Aflleck who was supposed to write, direct and star in the planned standalone THE BATMAN. The film has since been rewritten to focus on a younger Dark Knight and Robert Pattinson has since been cast in the role.

One thing that can be for sure throughout all of this, Cavill will more than likely not have any jarring mustache issues.

What are your thoughts on this and what do you think Cavill’s role will be.

DOOM PATROL Renewed For Season Two On DC Universe And HBO Max

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Many of us were waiting to know if it would happen and it has. DOOM PATROL has officially been renewed for Season Two on the DC Universe streaming service through a deal with upcoming Warner Media HBO Max streaming platform.

The news was revealed today by executive producer Jeremy Carver and series star Diane Guerrero (Crazy Jane) during the show’s panel Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Under the DC Universe/HBO Max deal, new original episodes of the series will debut in 2020. Additionally, during the spring 2020 launch of HBO Max, all 15 episodes of Doom Patrol season one will be available for streaming.

On a personal note this is exciting to hear and means more Weekly reviews headed your way. Play catch up now with the recap of season one.

Doom Patrol Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiiqf21v8XVG9CLjO9vJbT0RUsPCaLAUw

UPDATE on SWAMP THING Cancellation

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It was just recently reported that SWAMP THING had been cancelled by the DC Universe streaming app after just one week on the platform. Well now there is becoming a more clear reason as for the cancellation.

It initially had been reported that the reason for the cancellation was that Warner Media was not a fan of the direction show. That now seems to not be the case, Movies.com writer John Gholson reports North Carolina promised WarnerMedia a $40 million tax rebate that ended up getting diminished because of a paperwork error. The $40 million would have covered have of the show’s first season budget which was estimated at $80million.

This accounting error is also the reason in which the episode load was reduced from 13 to 10 episodes for the inaugural season. Once WarnerMedia discovered the error they shut down production since the studio would be paying more for the series than it originally thought.

North Carolina’s adjusted tax break is currently sitting at $13 so it does not make financial sense for WarnerMedia to continue on with the production of SWAMP THING, The Star News Online reported on the North Carolina accounting error back in April then subsequently followed it up with another article that cited exactly how much could the state commit to filming.

These have been very disappointing developments as displeasure of the episode load reduction was initially expressed by fans and cast member Virginia Madsen and now to know that it is done entirely hits even harder.

SWAMP THING Cancelled By The DC Universe

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After only airing one episode of the DC Universe streaming platform, SWAMP THING has been cancelled by the streamer.

The potential reason for the cancellation is that the DC Universe is being reevaluated following the completion of AT&T acquisition of Time Warner as WarnerMedia has put an emphasis on the launch of a new streaming platform. With that reevaluation there have been questions how DC Universe fits into those plans.

Swamp Thing was the third live-action series to launch on DC Universe, following Titans, which has been renewed for a second season, and Doom Patrol, which is awaiting word. Upcoming on the service is new drama series Stargirl.

Written by Mark Verheiden and It co-writer Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing centered on CDC researcher Abby Arcane. When she returns to her childhood home of Marais, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

What do you think about this news?