Blow him away Harley: Shaun Wren returns with another DCCU update
After a week where we had a plethora of DC TV news breaking everywhere, with the Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow trailers dropping and both shows look great by the way. However, I’m not here to talk about DCTV I’m here to give you a round up of what’s happening in the DCCU.
Yet again more set pictures from Suicide Squad have dropped with the main focus on Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie, who is dressed up as Harleen Quinzel having by what looks like a major argument.
It’s hard to say if this is a flashback scene to explain their relationship, but these pictures do confirm this Joker will be “damaged” as Leto will be rocking a grill and tattoos and I like it. Minus the damaged tattoo on the forehead, I like this more rock star looking Clown Prince of Crime and it makes sense if he’s wearing a grill because he’s been having his face smashed in by Batman.
Also the red and silver suit looks great.
Elsewhere, Phil Lord, one half of the Lord and (Chris) Miller creative team who’ve directed both Jump Street films and The Lego Movie, was talking on the Hippojuice podcast about his and Miller’s upcoming superhero movies; Sony’s animated Spider-Man and Warner Bros live action The Flash movie.
After WB announced they’ve signed Ezra Miller to star and the release date of March 23 2018 a lot of speculation went around wondering if he’ll be Barry Allen or Wally West. Well, it looks like that question has been answered by Lord saying “We’re trying to break a story. It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. … I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen."
He continued to reveal “It’s going to be it’s own [thing, apart from the TV show] — we’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing, and kind of a stand-alone movie. We’re just trying to think of the best story. I think you guys will like it, it’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff."
It was smart for Lord to talk about the TV show because it’s been such a massive hit for The CW he had no choice. The fact the DC Universe is so big by having parallel universes there’s space to have two versions of Barry Allen and when Lord talks about this movie being a standalone, I think he means more in tone.
This week we also got some major scoops about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice thanks to Heroic Hollywood’s El Mayimbe as he was talking on the Shanilan on Batman podcast and revealed Doomsday will be in the film.
El Mayimbe said he will be the muscle, but I can’t see that because the film has already got a main villain in Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) could be wearing his powersuit as well as Batman and Superman fighting, but I do think we will see General Zod’s body and throughout the film see it turn into Doomsday by the end and he’ll be the villain in the slated Justice League films.
He then went on the Schmoes Know podcast and dropped another bomb and posted on his Instagram simply saying “In #BatmanvSuperman, Wonder Woman is old. Very old. How old? In the movie there are pictures of her that date HUNDREDS OF YEARS! BOOM!”
With this scoop comes the possibility that the Wonder Woman solo film(s) will be period pieces which would be great and means no one from the Justice League will appear and will add something tonally different for Warner Bros' DCCU.
In Cannes, Matthew McConaughey was talking to Variety about his new film “Sea of Trees” the Oscar winning actor was asked if he would consider a superhero movie and McConaughey replied “I’ve read some Marvel and DC scripts and I’ve talked about working with them on some scripts, none of which I’ll share with you what they are — or were. Yeah, I’ve circled some of those. Nothing has been right for me yet. But I’m sure open to it.”
It’ll be great to have another Oscar winner coming into the DC Cinematic Universe and I think he could do what Ben Affleck is doing with Batman and make Oliver Queen/Green Arrow an old, retiring superhero and be completely different to the fantastic Stephen Amell in the Arrow TV show.
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