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  1. I believe Hawk and Dove do have some connection to the Titans in the comics, and Babs really doesn't (at least in her Batgirl days), so that may be a reason they used them. Jena Malone's role in BvS was restored in the Ultimate Cut, and she wasn't Barbara at all.
  2. I'm waiting to see how much of that preview is illusory, thanks to Trigon. I'd be surprised if Jason were doomed so quickly, and I don't think he has the temperament to be Oracle.
  3. Episode 10: Koriand'r (2018.12.14)
  4. Aquaman (2018)

    Cast: Jason Momoa : Arthur Curry / Aquaman Amber Heard : Mera Willem Dafoe : Vulko Patrick Wilson : Prince Orm / Ocean Master Dolph Lundgren : King Nereus Yahya Abdul-Mateen II : Black Manta Nicole Kidman : Queen Atlanna Temuera Morrison : Tom Curry Directed by James Wan Release date: December 21, 2018
  5. Two more announcements: Brian Stapf will play Ted Grant, the original Wildcat, Hourman will be played by Lou Ferrigno, Jr., and I am assuming that the latter will be much tougher than the version we saw on Legends of Tomorrow. It looks like they're building up a good chunk of the Justice Society; hopefully they'll bring in my favorite, Wesley Dodds, the original Sandman.
  6. This thread is specifically for discussion of DC movies, not television shows; unlike Marvel, DC TV shows and films do not claim to be in the same universe, and in fact outside the CW most of the TV shows exist in separate universes. Most if not all of the DC shows that are airing or in production, including Swamp Thing and Stargirl, have their own forums; please discuss them there.
  7. This thread deals with various aspects of the DC Extended Universe, comparing the movies and their interconnectedness. You can discuss casting, production, and comparisons between the franchises. Please remember to also use or create specific movie topics (spoilers allowed) from this universe. Thanks! NOTE: It has since been established that the name "DC Extended Universe" was never an official name for the project at all, but was made up by an EW writer. However, since Warner Bros. marketing has never actually given their shared universe a name, "DCEU" will suffice for those films. :) "Man of Steel," directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams (06/14/13) "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," directed by Zack Snyder, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams (03/25/16) "Suicide Squad," directed by David Ayer, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie (08/05/16) "Wonder Woman," starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins (06/02/17) "Justice League," directed by Zack Snyder, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Gal Gadot (11/17/17) "Aquaman," directed by James Wan, starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard (12/21/18) "Shazam!", directed by David F. Sandberg, starring Asher Angel, Zachary Levi and Mark Strong (04/05/19) Unnamed DC movie This is now the date for Shaft (06/14/19, originally date for "JL2"). Unnamed DC movie 2 (11/01/2019) ; this was the original date for Wonder Woman 1984. "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn)", directed by Cathy Yan and starring Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor (02/07/2020) (Was Unnamed DC movie 3 originally scheduled for 2/14/2020) Unnamed DC movie 4 (04/03/20, originally date for "Cyborg") "Wonder Woman 1984," directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig. (06/05/2020) (Original date for "Green Lantern Corps") DC Black Label / Elseworlds (not part of DCEU continuity): "Joker," directed by Todd Phillips, starring Joaquin Phoenix with Robert DeNiro (10/4/2019) Publicly discussed with no date attached; those in bold were in the list mentioned at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con; no updates at 2018 SDCC : "The Flash: Flashpoint," starring Ezra Miller (Now likely "The Flash," to be directed by John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein) "Green Lantern Corps," being written by Geoff Johns. Originally thought to be 6/5/2020. Justice League Sequel, directed by Zack Snyder (originally thought to be 06/14/19, not mentioned in 2017 SDCC list) "Cyborg," starring Ray Fisher (originally thought to be 04/03/20, not mentioned in 2017 SDCC list) "Gotham City Sirens," possibly directed by David Ayer, probably cancelled in favor of "Birds of Prey" "Suicide Squad 2," being written by James Gunn "Justice League Dark" "The Batman," theoretically starring Ben Affleck, directed by Matt Reeves "Black Adam", starring The Rock Untitled Shazam / Black Adam movie "Nightwing," directed by Chris McKay "Lobo," being written by Jason Fuchs "Batgirl," directed by Joss Whedon currently being written by Christina Hodson "Joker vs Harley Quinn," written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, starring Jared Leto and Margot Robbie "New Gods," directed by Ava DuVernay, written by Kario Salem. "Blackhawk," interest from Steven Spielberg
  8. Someone at Splash Report has seen the Pennyworth pilot...
  9. At least Flash's 100th episode wasn't actually in the crossover; it was the one from last week where Nora and Barry recapped the series. Arrow's 100th was part of Invasion and dragged it to a halt.
  10. And another, this time with a confirmed role attached: Joel McHale as Sylvester Pemberton, aka the Golden Age Starman! (Actually, he was the Star-Spangled Kid in the comics and his story didn't merge with that of the Knight family, aka the "real" Starmen, until Courtney came along, but who's counting? ;)
  11. I watched that the other night and was very impressed that he mentioned Krona! Get the TPB and read it, if for no other reason than to see just how big a badass OG 80's Headband Kara Zor-El actually was! Trust me, she didn't go out in a fridge. As for Gary... if you were Ava, or any competent administrator (or even Rip), would you send Gary on an undercover op? (Actually, Gary wearing his pin/badge on an undercover op... sounds about right.)
  12. Compared to CoEX, this was a much smaller-scale crossover. Last year, they effectively combined the production companies and made one giant movie where the individual installments are nominally episodes of their respective shows at best. This year was more like Invasion!, where each part was much more identifiable as an episode of its own series, Gotham notwithstanding. But in the comics the Monitor lurked in the shadows, testing heroes, for a year or more before Crisis #1, and I think this was the shows' attempt to do something like that, really be a prelude to Crisis while also being the comics-action-adventure fest that the crossovers lean into. One Easter egg I'm not sure was ever pointed out: Oliver's insistence that Batman's not real and that he's the original vigilante. I think that was a meta-comment, as for years in comics fandom (going back to the Fifties) Green Arrow was derided as nothing more than a Batman knock-off with a bow. And Kara's look at him when he started going on about it was priceless. I
  13. S04.E09: Elseworlds Part III (2018.12.11)

    OH MY FUCKING GOD! Seriously, that's all I got.
  14. This thread is for reactionary live-posting during the final hour of the 2018 Elseworld Crossover event. It will auto-unlock a few minutes before the hour starts and auto-lock when it is finished. Subsequent posting shall continue in the Supergirl episode thread (found here).
  15. Super(girl) Media

    I think it was addressed by the showrunners or writers early on via social media, and the answer is that it's in a really, really bad neighborhood... but Kara doesn't have to worry about that.
  16. With "Custodians of the Chronology" definitely being an A-Team homage, I've been describing this show for years as "The A-Team with a time van." :) My condolences to everyone mourning their lost friends.
  17. S07.E09: Elseworlds Part 2

    As others have said, the gold mask was Psycho Pirate. But the other name on a cell was "B[asil] Karlo," aka Clayface. I loved that Kara came into Gotham knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman, at least on her earth, and yet did a very deft job of talking around that point in her conversations with Kate and the others. And I also loved the "Bruce's office" set and the use of Chicago. They've set a high bar now, though... what kind of deal would they need from the Land of Lincoln for the CW to let them film the Batwoman series there. World's Finest, indeed....
  18. S04.E09: Elseworlds Part III (2018.12.11)

    Any discussion or speculation about what 3rd parties (e.g., TPTB) are thinking, except as it directly pertains to the plot of the show itself, is off-limits. This includes assertions about what the writers think of characters, relationships, or actors. Example: * Allowed: "I think Barry will be in the finale episode because his super speed powers will be needed." * Forbidden: "I think Barry will be in the finale episode and get more screentime than Wally because the writers are racist." Do not use this crossover as an excuse to engage in ship wars, be rude or rehash last year's crossover. Keep it to the show, y'all.
  19. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

    Here's the first trailer from last summer in San Diego:
  20. College Football

    I have to wonder, with the CFP in place, what the overall level of interest is in the non-CFP-linked bowl games. Granted, I'm in New England where college football isn't nearly as big a part of the culture as it is elsewhere in the country, but I don't see as many jokes in e.g. Tank McNamara about guys taking the whole month of December to watch all the bowl games the way there used to be. Also, "bowl" is one of those words that looks weirder the more you see it.
  21. Wow... Intense, powerful episode... And for me, if they were going to choose between extra focus on child molestation or Minka standing in the shadows for what to use their TV-MA rating on, I'll happily live in the shallow end. And oh, that preview. ETA: COUNSELOR TROI! Terrific fun, that casting.
  22. College Football

    It's not my school, but it is my state ( and my sister's school), so if we can jump over to FCS for a moment.. #7 UMaine just beat #2 Weber State, 23-18, and are going to the semifinals for the first time ever. Six of those Weber points came on the last play, and Maine held them to net -1 yards rushing. So I'm psyched :)