It’s been a rocky road for Ezra Miller’s The Flash to his own solo movie. The film has lost not one, but two directors since being announced — and that second one departed over a year ago. Well, the few of you actually excited for this movie (tentatively titled Flashpoint) may have a ray of hope now, as there may be finally someone in charge again.
It’s being reported that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are now in talks to take over directing the movie. The two are probably best known for writing the Marvel and Sony joint venture Spider-Man: Homecoming, and are arguably a pretty solid pair to take on the project should things not fall through.
I don’t know — I’ve been opposed to a standalone Flash movie from the beginning. I mean, there is a successful television series out there digging through stories, and while it takes place in an alternate timeline than the films I have a hard time seeing the film do anything other than retread ground the series has already covered. They literally did a Flashpoint set of episodes for pete’s sake. I like Ezra Miller as the Flash, but I think he’s best used as a character making appearances in other characters’ movies.
But, y’know, that’s what would make sense — and unless it involves Wonder Woman, Warner Bros rarely does things that make sense on the big screen.
Look, we all know the refrain — the Teen Titans animated series was super good, and the show that replaced it, Teen Titans GO!, is dumb. I mean, sure they were made for completely different age groups, but fans of the former sure do like to complain about the latter. I mean, fans have to occasionally remind themselves that sometimes there are shows not aimed at them. I mean, sometimes it’s okay for a show to be aimed at eight year olds, y’know?
Anywho, a Teen Titans GO! movie is totally a thing that’s happening, and it actually looks like it’ll be amusing. Just remind yourself – if you’re unhappy that it’s not the other version of Teen Titans, this just isn’t made for you and you don’t have to go see it.
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies hits theaters July 27, 2018
Krypton, the show about Superman’s grandpappy on a doomed planet, is probably the wonkiest idea for a television series in a while — and now it has a trailer. In it we see a very Smallville-esque Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange in a hoodie, and a giant alien space-thing. And while it’s not the worst looking thing out there, I have a hard time caring too much about the series.
Honestly, it’s hard to get excited for a show where if the good guys win they all end up dying anyway.
Last week it was announced that Zachary Levi was cast as the adult-bodied version of Captain Marvel/Shazam! (depending on what DC calls the character) in the forthcoming Shazam! movie. Since then, we’ve been trying to figure out who would play young Billy Batson in the film. And while we speculated it would be one of the kids from Stranger Things in last night’s podcast, it turns out we were super wrong.
It’s now been announced that actor Asher Angel will take on the role of Billy Batson. People may know Angel from playing Jonah Beck on the Disney Channel’s Andi Mack. I mean, I’m just sort of assuming people would know him from that. I was born in the 80s and don’t have kids — so the last thing I watched on the Disney channel was probably Kids Incorporated.
I’ll let you google that yourself.
Mark Strong is reportedly in talks to play the bad guy, but that casting isn’t for certain. Peter Safran is producing the Shazam! movie, with David F. Sandberg directing. The film’s screenplay is by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.
Shazam is the next DC movie to go into production, so let’s see how this all works out.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we tackle Marvel’s New Warriors‘s search for a new network, give a spoiler free review of Thor: Ragnarok, contemplate Zachary Levi’s casting in Shazam!, and consider CBS All Access rebooting The Twilight Zone. We also talk about how Libya’s second annual Comic Con was shut down by an armed militia.
So yeah, things had to get a bit serious at the end.
It’s now been announced that Zachary Levi has been cast as the other Captain Marvel in DC’s upcoming Shazam! movie. Levi will of course play the “adult” that child Billy Batson transforms into when she says the magic word. Of course, whether that character will retain the “Captain Marvel” name or just go by “Shazam!” remains to be seen.
Levi is, of course, best known for his starring role in the television series Chuck, as well as his parts in Heroes Reborn, Tangled and (of course) Thor: The Dark World. He’s a talented performer, and has both the action and comedy chops a Shazam! movie needs.
The Shazam! movie has a screenplay (written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke) and is being produced by Peter Safran. Beyond that, we have few details about the movie as it’s still early in development.
But man, they couldn’t have done better casting (one half of) the lead.
On this episodes we celebrate Star Trek: Discovery‘s renewal, discuss Doctor Who‘s announced new companions, feel relief at the Han Solo movie finally having a title, get confused at the Settlers of Catan movie, and get elated that Constantine will get to be bisexual on Legends of Tomorrow.
Gen also went to Anime Fusion, and we discuss the differences between Wisconsin and Minnesota cons.
As Titans, the live action Teen Titans flagship television series for DC and Warner Bros forthcoming streaming service, marches towards living room screens we’ve gotten a lot of casting news. The latest in that vein is that we now have another member of the team in Beast Boy.
Deadline is reporting that actor Ryan Potter has been cast in the role. Potter is no stranger to superhero media, having previously voiced Hiro in Disney’s Big Hero 6.
Potter will star alongside Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, and Teagan Croft as Raven. Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly will also play the recurring characters Hawk and Dove respectively as well.
Look, I’m going to be straight with you here — I really want to like the upcoming Justice League movie, but I can’t help but be super skeptical about it. So with yet another trailer dropping this last weekend, all I could say was “huh.” I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am totally seeing this movie in theaters. Wonder Woman build enough goodwill for the DCEU for me to give it another shot.
But I’m not bouncing around in my seat or anything.
The latest trailer seems to focus on the long shadow cast by Superman’s passing in Batman v. Superman, which falls in line with the rest of the marketing. I do hope Ben Affleck sticks around for more movies after this one, because he’s really well cast as the Dark Knight. I just want to see him play the part with some better material to work with. I guess we’ll see how this movie goes?