DC Universe News:
SHAZAM! The movie confirmed to be taking place during the winter:
in a recent interview on the Film Riot Podcast, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg confirmed that the film will be set during the winter. As Sandberg explained, this will have a unique impact on the film’s visual aesthetic.
“On this one, it was just like ‘Yeah, I want this to be a classic superhero movie.'” Sandberg then revealed. “It takes place in the winter, so it’s a lot of dark exteriors, but with a lot of colorful lights and stuff around them.”
Some DC fans had already been speculating about the film’s winter setting, after various set photos showed wintry landscapes and Christmas decorations. And even as Shazam! will be released in the spring, this choice of time of year certainly makes sense, considering its lighthearted tone
Heres an except of what Sandberg said in an interview last year
“This will be very different than what I’ve done in the feature space, because it’s not a horror movie and it’s a much lighter tone,” . “But it’s something that I look forward to trying out, even though I plan to return to horror in some fashion. My background, back in Sweden, before I started doing horror shorts, I was doing animated comedy shorts. It’s not totally alien to me to have more of a comedy approach. I look forward to taking that on in a feature.”
RUMOR- SUPERBOY! May appear on TITANS TV Series:
The first live-action series from Warner Bros. new DC-focused streaming platform appears to be embracing its comic book roots, and it sounds like another fan-favorite character could be making an appearance.
A recent casting notice for the original DC Universe series Titans indicates that a certain Kryptonian clone could be making his way to the streaming service. A new report from That Hashtag Show could tease the impending arrival of Superboy.
That Hashtag Show describes the role thusly:
Being referred to as “David”, he is a 20s-something Caucasian male with dark hair who would guest star in the 13th episode, which is the season 1 finale. “David” is described as a powerful individual who is merciless, so much so that he has recently unleashed chaos to the people who have been keeping “David” as a prisoner in a mysterious lab. When we find “David”, he will have recently have escaped this lab. Whoever we see in the role would have a series regular option for consecutive seasons of Titans.
This evidently sounds like the Young Justice origin for Superboy, who was created by Cadmus Labs and discovered by the team in the series’ very first episode. The boy who would come to be known as Connor Kent is actually a clone of Superman and Lex Luthor, with his human DNA hampering him from accessing the same Kryptonian abilities as the hero of his namesake.
JOKER ORIGIN MOVIE STILL MOVING FORWARD DESPITE JARED LETOS PROJECT:
After the shocking reveal that Warner Bros. had plans to make a movie focused on the classic Batman villain the Joker as played by Jared Leto, many fans asked one pressing question: what about the many, many other projects in the works featuring the Clown Prince of Crime?
Well, don’t worry, because at least one is still moving forward as Deadline confirms the Joker origin movie with Joaquin Phoenix is still in development.
The new Joker movie will reportedly be spun out of Suicide Squad, while the origin movie being developed by director Todd Phillips will be an “Elseworlds” style project under a banner separate from DC Films. They would not be connected each other except for featuring different takes on the same character.
Jared Leto has also signed on to executive produce his solo movie for DC Films. It’s not clear if Warner Bros. intends to actually make both films or if they’re developing both to see which one they’d rather pursue.
This is the latest in a string of new announcements that have dominated the news of