This week marks the beginning of San Diego comic-con. the one time every year where nerds gather in droves to celebrate their favorite pieces of pop culture. This year is expected to be one filled with a lot of things DC. We have an Aquaman trailer or teaser potentially dropping. There are rumblings of a new, crazy story comic to DC Comics, and now we have Shazam.
Shazam is looking to be one of the more lighthearted films in the DCEU. It’s hard to see Zachary Levi as a down and dark superhero. Shazam has always been the noble, cheery type, and hopefully this translates well into a live action film.
This shot right here might give us a glimpse into what the Shazam film might turn out to be. A fun-filled romp to bring the DCEU back on track. It’s too soon to say of course. Keep your eyes and ears open when it comes to news out of SDCC. We might be getting a sneak peek at what can be a real refreshing move in the DC cinematic universe.
On July 16 we were treated to a brand new Aquaman poster in anticipation for the trailer unveiling at San Diego comic con this Saturday.
The poster depicts Aquaman swimming through Atlantis with loads of underwater creatures gathering behind.
The film is set to be released December 21, 2018
Sources are reporting that the upcoming Justice League movie is coming in at a run time shorter than all the previous DCEU films. After months of back-and-forth, and a wealth of unreliable, seemingly random times we might have finally gotten the final run time. AMC and Regal are reporting that the movie (credits and all) is going to be screen with a run time of 121 minutes or just over two hours.
As most of us know, this film has had it’s own fair share of issues since pre-production. So a film that was initially set to be near or over three hours is now just over two. Some optimistic fans think this “shorter” version will be a lot more concise and compact, and will be a much better movie as a result. Others think this shorter run time is the result of production issues and other personal issues with those working on set is the reason for the shorter time.
What do you think of the shorter run time? Better for the film or very concerning?
We finally got confirmation that a live-action Teen Titans show will be coming to us in 2018. The show will be called Titans, and follow a young Dick Grayson as well as many other Titans. It’s not clear which other Titans from the animated series will be featured on the show, but Chief Creative Officer of D.C. Geoff Johns tweeted this,
So it seems Johns will be working on the series along with many other writers who have worked on CW’s The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl. Though unlike its CW counterparts, Titans will not premiere on television. TV Insider reports the show will stream on a DC direct-to-consumer branded digital service. It’s still unclear how much Titans will have to do with the Supergirl/Flash/Arrow universe, but it may be safe to say we’ll see some characters we’ve already come to know and love move over to the new show. A popular choice among fans is The Flash‘s Kid Flash/Wally West played by Keiynan Lonsdale.
There isn’t much word on what DC’s new streaming service will include or cost, but it seems like new and original content is already in the works. Another fan favorite series will also premiere its third season there, Young Justice. The outcry of fans has been heard, and now DC will be directly offering a new third season of Young Justice via its new streaming service.
Not sure when mention of Titans will begin to hit the CW DC-verse, but it might be a good time to keep your eyes open for clues on upcoming Titans characters. Something tells us a certain green shapeshifter may be eluded to at some point.
Zach Snyder recently shared this brand, spanking new poster for Justice League via his Twitter.
and for good measure, here’s Henry Cavill wearing Christopher Reeve’s iconic Superman suit: