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‘Young Justice’ Season 3 and ‘Titans’ Will Premiere On New DC Streaming Service

When it was announced that Young Justice season 3 was finally going to happen, many hoped that the series would land on Netflix. That’s where the first two seasons found an even larger audience and convinced DC and Warner Bros to revive the beloved series, and frankly almost every fan was already subscribed to the streaming service.

Well, the bad news is that this definitely won’t be the case.

DC and Warner Bros have opted to do the one thing that no one actually wanted, and that’s launch their own service to host the show. The animated Young Justice will be joined by the live action Titans series, which TNT passed on a while back. This is, probably, the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.

This last season the Warner Bros co-owned network The CW pulled its shows, including its DC properties, from Hulu. The current seasons now release on a custom CW app on various devices, which is confusingly separate from their CW Seed online content. The only reason fans haven’t revolted at this shift is because the services provided are free, and while we don’t know how much this new service will cost, my money says it will have some sort of monthly cost.

The only thing this decision guarantees is that fewer people will watch these shows, and that’s just remarkably short sighted.

Via Deadline

Calista Flockhart and Tyler Hoechlin Will Both Return in Two Part ‘Supergirl’ Finale

To say that The CW’s Supergirl is one of our favorite shows around these parts is kind of an understatement. The show has given us some of the best onscreen versions of some characters, and not just our headlining heroine. One of those is Calista Flockhart’s version of Cat Grant, who left the series as a regular after its move to The CW from CBS (pretty much because budget cuts meant they couldn’t afford to pay her), and another is Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman — who guest starred earlier this season.

Well guess what, they’re both coming back for the finale.

Its been confirmed that Tyler Hoechlin will suit up again as Superman in the show’s two part second season finale. It’s also being reported that Calista Flockhart will return as Cat Grant as well. This is exciting, as we’re always happy to see more of Hoechlin’s Superman, and Cat Grant has been sorely missed on the show lately.

The first part of the Supergirl season two finale will air May 15th, with part two following on May 22nd.

Via E! News, Deadline

Episode 96 – Complete Con Chaos

On this, our officially longest ever episode of Nerd & Tie, we celebrate Invader Zim‘s impending return, discuss John Simm’s returning as The Master on Doctor Who, lose our minds over the New Warriors television show (featuring Squirrel Girl), contemplate Rainn Wilson’s casting as Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery, and speculate on the possibility of a Joss Whedon written/directed Batgirl movie.

Then we tackle the con scene, where Angry Goat Productions continues to do things that are absolutely insane, and AnachroCon’s management seems to have devolved into complete anarchy. We also talk about the great time we had at Karoshi Con, and look forward to No Brand Con.

Plus, y’know, there’s a mailbag. This episode is just full of stuff.

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Warner Bros Wants Joss Whedon to Write and Direct a ‘Batgirl’ Movie

There’s an interesting glimmer of hope for the DCEU, as Variety is reporting that Warner Bros is nearing a deal with Joss Whedon to write and direct a solo Batgirl movie. Assuming this doesn’t fall apart, we could have a pretty amazing film on our hands.

Whedon may not be perfect, but he always manages to inject some degree of levity and humor even into his darkest works. That sort of personality is direly needed in the DCEU. If only to add icing to the cake, EW is also reporting that the film will be based largely on Gail Simone’s run on the comic, which was one of the few good things to happen with DC’s New 52.

This would be amazing.

I mean, honestly – over the last few years I’ve had to write a lot of stories about the DCEU, and with the exception of Wonder Woman news, I’ve never really been genuinely excited. And with this announcement, unlike Wonder Woman, I have more than hope to hold onto. Whedon has a proven track record, and even his weakest works would be refreshing compared to what the DCEU has given us so far.

I’m just so happy right now.

Via Variety, EW

Episode 95 – A Pair of (April) Fools

On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast we mourn the passing of Bernie Wrightson, ponder the new Justice League trailer, discuss The Flash‘s villain plans for Season Four, rejoice in the pending return of iZombie, have a good think about the Doctor Who series ten trailer, talk a bit about Iron Fist, continue to monitor the developing MST3K situation, and remind you that New York Comic Con is only offering day passes this year.

We went audio only episode, and do you think we sound different? I’m not so sure…

The ‘Justice League’ Trailer Looks Great, But Will The Movie Be?

So the new trailer for Justice League came out this weekend, and I’ll be the first to admit it looks pretty good. But here’s the thing, this is a film directed by Zack Snyder, and I’ve been fooled before.

You see, Zack Snyder has one single strength as a director — making beautiful, bite sized moments. These moments look great in trailers, but more often than not, Snyder doesn’t know how to string them together into a single, coherent narrative. Sometimes you get moments that contradict each other, but make great trailer lines.

Take Batman v. Superman famous Batman line “I thought she was with you.” In the trailer it got a big laugh. Heck, it did so in the final film too — except that if you think about it in context for five minutes it makes no sense. Batman is saying that about a character he literally contacted himself and asked to be there.

She was with you, Batman. She was with you.

All of this is to say that while I think the trailer looks amazing, I’m not going to let myself get excited about this film. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…

Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.

‘The Flash’ Season 4 Won’t Have an Evil Speedster as the Big Bad

Three of The CW’s current DC shows, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, have varied up their season plots, presenting different kinds of villains each season. On the other hand their fourth show, The Flash, has kind of found itself in a pattern. The villain will turn out, inevitably, to be an evil speedster who has been secretly a member of team Flash all along. Well, technically the latter part might not be true this time around, but c’mon.

We know what’s going to happen.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s still a really good show, but it’s in spite of this pattern and not because of it. The good news though is that producers may be looking to break it. The Arrowverse producers did a panel at PaleyFest, and during it they reportedly confirmed that next season’s villain will definitely not be a speedster. The Flash Podcast, who was there, tweeted out the confirmation:

This is, honestly, probably the best news we could have. I mean, The Flash has such a wonderful catalogue of villains who deserve more than the brief arcs they’ve gotten on the show so far. Maybe we’ll get a nice arc with the Rogues, or maybe Mirror Master will finally get his due.

Or, y’know, maybe something else.

Really it’s just great to know that producers don’t want the show to get stale. If a show gets too predictable, that’s when it will hemorrhage viewers. Variety will keep things fresh, and I look forward to see where the show will go.

Warner Bros Delays ‘Aquaman’ Until December 2018

The solo Aquaman film was originally slated to hit theaters in July of 2018, but that was later shifted later in the year to October. Well, it seems that Warner Bros has moved the date yet again — now delaying the film until December 21, 2018.

Some of the films in the DCEU have been marred with delays and issues, most notably The Flash‘s constant parade of changing directors and The Batman‘s relative instability, but Aquaman seems to be the one post-Justice League film still on track. Most likely this delay is intended to give the film, which is expected to start filming soon, more time to work on special effects and post production.

That December release date originally had Avatar 2 pencilled in, but as that film has been delayed, it leaves the weekend open for the studio. It does mean that the Aquaman film will now share its release date with the (still untitled) animated Spider-Man film which will feature Miles Morales. It’s a gamble for the studio to say the least, but I guess we’ll see how it turns out.

Via THR

The New ‘Wonder Woman’ Origin Trailer is Amazing

A new trailer came out for Wonder Woman this weekend, and it focuses on her origin and the Amazons. Thankfully, rather than providing answers, it instead asks questions. Like why can’t Diana know where she came from?

Wonder Woman is probably one of the films we’re most anticipating this year, as many of us are hoping it will be the film that rights the DCEU ship. Frankly this is going to be the first time that Wonder Woman gets a solo film in the character’s over three quarters of a century history, so it’s important no matter what. Here’s hoping it’s as good as it looks.

Wonder Woman opens June 2, 2017.

The Cast for The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ So Far

The latest DC show to go to pilot over at The CW is, of course, Black Lightning. Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, and (of course) Greg Berlanti are producing, and the Akils are showrunning it should it get picked up to series.

First of all, Cress Williams will be playing the titular character Jefferson Pierce. Williams has a long resume which includes shows like Hart of Dixie, Code Black, and E.R., though he also appeared as Baron Sunday on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman way back in 1996.

Secondly, the daughters of Jefferson Pierce, Jennifer and Anissa have also been cast. China Anne McClain has been cast as Jennifer Pierce, the younger of the two. Jennifer is in high school, and while she’s a star student, Jennifer has a bit of a rebellious streak. The older daughter, Anissa, will be played by Nafessa Williams. Anissa is in her twenties and enrolled in medical school.

In the comics, eventually the daughters become superheroes themselves, using the names Lightning and Thunder, though we don’t know if we’ll see this in the show (again should it be picked up to series).

Via Deadline, Deadline