Finally figured out what’s been bothering me about the latest Batman designs.

And it’s always the same thing:

You can’t see the dang symbol in the dark. As Frank Miller’s Batman once famously pointed out, he wears a big target on his chest because he can’t armor his head. (I even think they referenced that here.)

Moe Lane

PS: As I have noted before, I am tentatively down for Violent Goth Batman. It’s a legitimate take on the character. Annnnnd… dammit, they’re still not doing a animated version of THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM. What, DC doesn’t like money?

Snyder Cut to include Deathstroke.

This just doesn’t stop being funny.

Following Jared Leto’s surprising return as Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueCollider brings word that another casting addition has been made for the long-awaited Snyder Cut with Joe Manganiello set to reprise his role as Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke. His return for the reshoots might potentially indicate that Deathstroke will now have a much longer screen time, compared to his brief appearance during the post-credits scene in 2017’s Justice League. Manganiello and Leto will reportedly be joining Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard for the four-episode HBO Max miniseries’ reshoots that are currently underway.

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Oh, hey, a FLASH movie.

Coming out in 2022. That’s pretty much it, except that it’s Ezra Miller from JUSTICE LEAGUE as Barry Allen. I’m… down with that, I think. It is one of the aggravating things about the DCEU movies that I liked the individual superhero actors just fine, and that included Miller. As long as we don’t have to have a stupid origin story (dude’s fast. There you go), I figure that they can make a decent movie out of the Flash’s struggle to figure out what the hell he’s supposed to do with all this speed, anyway.

Honestly, they’re doing a better job with the standalone flicks anyway.

Slightly shockingly, Aquaman 2 is finally in the works.

Slightly, because normally this would have been green-lighted the moment Warner Bros started having difficulty hearing people because of all that MONEY.

Almost two months after opening its billion dollar hit Aquaman,Warner Bros. is starting to put the pieces together for a sequel. The studio has tapped David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first movie, to begin penning a new installment, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.  James Wan, who helmed the first movie and worked with Johnson-McGoldrick on The Conjuring 2, is making a deal to return as producer, as is Peter Safran. It is unclear at this stage whether Wan would return as director.

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Ben Affleck NOT going to be Batman in 2021’s The Batman.

He’s hanging up the cowl: “Warner Bros. is dating their next rendition of Batman for June  25, 2021. This is the one that Matt Reeves has been attached to as writer and director. Ben Affleck, we hear, will not be donning the Dark Knight’s tights after playing the Caped Crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League and that’s because this movie will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne. “

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The New ‘Shazam!’ trailer.

I like how Shazam! is playing up the he’s-a-kid bit in this one.

Other details: this is clearly meant to be Philadelphia (‘Penn City,’ and the buses are SEPTA). I’m down with that; it’s as close as New Jersey’s gonna get to its own DCEU superhero. Come to think of it: it would be absolutely hysterical if Shazam shows up in later DCEU movies. Wonder Woman and Superman would be appalled that a kid’s out there risking his life, Cyborg would probably mope, the Flash would be confused about why people are freaking out, Aquaman would probably be chill with the whole thing and get yelled at by the others accordingly — and Batman would have a plan.

They gonna make a Plastic Man movie.

Oh boy oh boy oh boy: “Classic DC Comics hero Plastic Man is getting the big-screen treatment.  Up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been hired to pen the script for what will be a comedic action-adventure for Warner Bros. Bob Shaye, the former co-founder of New Line-turned-producer will executive produce.”  That was half of my reaction, at least.  The other half? Well, Kevin Kulp summed it up pretty well: Continue reading They gonna make a Plastic Man movie.