DC News Bulletin: Justice League Screening, Joker Film Update, DC Comics Honored, And More

DC News Bulletin collects all the news from the week that we either missed or didn’t think was fit for its own post. It features news from the DCEU, DCTV, DC Animated, and of course DC Comics.

I missed a lot of DCEU news during the week, so it piled up on here. I even had to cut some things out, including news that Richard Donner’s Superman movie is getting a Blu Ray release that features a 3 hour cut. Oh look, I guess it’s included now. Take the Justice League reaction news with a grain of salt. Not just because it’s a rumor, but remember all the praise leading up to the Batman v Superman release. Though I personally wound up enjoying the film, a lot of people didn’t.

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Justice League screened:

It was confirmed that Warner Bros. had screened a version of Justice League earlier this week. People at the screening were only allowed to say the saw the film, but not much else.

Batman-News then tweeted out that three attendees spoke with the site and said they loved the film, the site then went to Twitter to report that Lex Luthor was cut out of the version of Justice League that was screened.

The Joker origin movie update:

According to Variety reporter Justin Kroll, the script for The Joker will be turned in by next week and could shoot in 2018. The film will be an origin story directed by Todd Philips and produced by Martin Scorsese.

Wonder Woman in Flashpoint:

Deadline is reporting that Wonder Woman will indeed be in the upcoming Flashpoint movie. If the solo Flash film sticks close to the source material, we could see Aquaman and Diana fighting it out. No word on Jason Momoa’s involvement though.

Wonder Woman to host SNL:

NBC announced that Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot, will host Saturday Night Live. She will take to the stage October 7th, with musical guest Sam Smith.

The crew talk Justice League:

Zack Snyder told Wired that it would be unfair to Joss Whedon if he came back to Justice League now. You can read his comments here.

USA Today spoke with Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot about their characters mindsets in the upcoming Justice League movie. Batman and Wonder Woman coming together because they need to. You can read that here.

Chris McKay talks WB building the DCEU:

Metro spoke with Nightwing and Lego Batman director Chris McKay about WB’s process in going a different route from Marvel but struggling to build continuity. Some interesting stuff, especially when he brings up executives Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. Also, thanks to Cinemablend we know Haly’s Circus will appear in the Nightwing Movie.

David Ayer teases DCEU fans:

Suicide Squad director David Ayer tweeted out a Joker and Harley image in his Twitter account. Perhaps a sign that all is well with production on his upcoming Gotham Sirens movie, which he was rumored to not be doing. Since that rumor he’s posted two Harley images with no context.

Justice League banners:

WB has released two new banners for Justice League. They look like all the other promo pics except they seem to have stopped pretending Superman is actually dead.

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GLSEN will honor DC Comics with a Visionary Award during the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards in Los Angeles in October:

DC is a leader in supporting LGBTQ content and characters. With a commitment to showcasing diverse storylines, they broke barriers in mainstream comics with characters like Batwoman as the first lesbian Super Hero as a comic lead and Alysia Yeoh as the first trans character. The comics feature numerous groundbreaking characters like Midnighter, Catwoman, Renee Montoya, and many others. In June 2016, DC along with IDW Publishing, brought together writers and artists to support victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando with “Love is Love.” And DC TV shows feature LGBTQ characters on shows like Supergirl, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Gotham.

Doomsday Clock approaches:

Geoff Johns released two new Doomsday Clock #2 covers.

And, It was announced that DC Comics and Turner Classic Movies are teaming up to release Batman in Noir Alley.

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EW dropped a photo and a few tidbits for the upcoming season of The Flash. Basically when Barry Allen comes out of the speed force he’s going to be kind of crazy and sport a spiffy beard.

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Another Gotham trailer:

Another look at Batbaby was released, I’m surprised people are into it. I do love my elseworld stories though so maybe I do get it.

About Christopher Rodriguez
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