DCU News Preview


Preview of news from all DCU projects we are covering on DirectFact.

The Suicide Squad


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Apr. 05, 2021
A poster for 'The Suicide Squad' was officially revealed.   (Promotional Image)
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Apr. 02, 2021
James Gunn said that he thinks that “there’s a chance” that David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ will be released after his own movie.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Apr. 02, 2021
Taika Waititi was rumored to be playing Ratcatcher’s father in ‘The Suicide Squad.’   (Promotional Video / Trailer)
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Apr. 01, 2021
A theatrical trailer for 'The Suicide Squad' with new footage was revealed.   (Warner Bros.)
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Mar. 30, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that Peter Capaldi's Thinker in 'The Suicide Squad' is not Clifford Devoe.   (Cast/Crew)

The Batman


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Mar. 23, 2021
'The Batman' was reported to be the first major title to return to theaters exclusively since Christopher Nolan's Tenet on March 4, 2022.   (Deadline)
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Mar. 13, 2021
Matt Reeves confirmed that 'The Batman' has wrapped filming.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 11, 2021
HBO content chief Casey Bloys said that some characters from 'The Batman' will crossover into the 'Gotham PD' HBO Max spinoff.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 02, 2021
Rupert Penry-Jones was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'The Batman' as Mayor Don Mitchell.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 29, 2021
A Year One-inspired poster for 'The Batman' was officially revealed.   (Promotional Image)

The Flash


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Apr. 12, 2021
Ray Fisher suggested that he will likely return as Cyborg in 'The Flash,' citing the fact that he and director Andy Muschietti were on the same page about the direction of the character in the DCEU film.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 06, 2021
The role of Ray Fisher's Cyborg in 'The Flash' was reported to be reduced to a mere cameo, and it was revealed that Warner Bros. offered a small portion of what he would have originally been paid as well.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Apr. 02, 2021
'The Flash' was reported to be "lending clarity" to the future of the DCEU's Justice League, with appearances from multiple versions of Batman, as well as Supergirl.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Mar. 24, 2021
Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso were reported to have joined the cast of 'The Flash' in unknown roles.   (Variety)
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Mar. 24, 2021
Ron Livingston was reported to have joined the cast of 'The Flash' to play Henry Allen.   (Variety)

Aquaman 2


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Feb. 28, 2021
Rumors about Amber Heard being fired from ‘Aquaman 2’ were reported to have been inaccurate.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Jan. 28, 2021
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II shared a video of him showing off his haircut for 'Aquaman 2,' presumably hinting that filming will start soon for the DCEU sequel.   (Cast/Crew)
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Nov. 12, 2020
Amber Herd confirmed that she was set to reprise her role as Mera in 'Aquaman 2' despite her ongoing legal battle with Johnny Depp.   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 01, 2020
Amber Heard was reported to reprise her role as Mera in 'Aquaman 2.'   (Deadline)
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Aug. 22, 2020
Patrick Wilson confirmed he will reprise his role as Ocean Master in 'Aquaman 2.'   (Cast/Crew)

Shazam! Fury of the Gods


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Apr. 12, 2021
David F. Sandberg posted a photoshopped image of Lucy Liu alongside Zachary Levi, essentially confirming the casting of the former for 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods.'   (Cast/Crew)

Apr. 12, 2021
Lucy Liu was reported to have joined the cast of 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' as the villainous Kalypso.   (The Wrap)
Report (Updated)
Mar. 23, 2021
David F. Sandberg confirmed the casting of Helen Mirren as the chief villain of ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods.’   (Cast/Crew)

Mar. 23, 2021
Helen Mirren was reported to have joined the cast of ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’ as the main villain in the form of Hespera.   (The Wrap)
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Mar. 10, 2021
David F. Sandberg posted a 15-second video that likely indicates the start of pre-production for ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 25, 2021
Rachel Ziegler was reported to have joined the cast of ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’ in an unknown role.   (The Wrap)
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Jan. 29, 2021
Meagan Good said that filming for 'Shazam: Fury of the Gods' will begin in May 2021.   (Cast/Crew)

Black Adam


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Apr. 14, 2021
Mo Amer was reported to have joined the cast of 'Black Adam' in an unknown role.   (Deadline)
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Apr. 10, 2021
Dwayne Johnson shared the first set photo from 'Black Adam,' indicating the start of filming for the DCEU movie.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 07, 2021
Dwayne Johnson confirmed that filming for 'Black Adam' will start in the first week of April 2021.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 07, 2021
James Cusati-Moyer was reported to have joined the cast of 'Black Adam' in an unknown role.   (Deadline)
Official
Mar. 28, 2021
‘Black Adam’ was confirmed to release on July 29, 2022.   (Cast/Crew)

Peacemaker (Series)


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Feb. 11, 2021
'Peacemaker' was confirmed to be released in January 2022.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 05, 2021
Michael Bonvillain was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Peacemaker' as a cinematographer.   (Cast/Crew)
Report (Updated)
Feb. 01, 2021
James Gunn confirmed the casting of Rizwan Mani in 'Peacemaker.'   (Cast/Crew)

Feb. 02, 2021
Rizwan Manji was reported to have joined the cast of 'Peacemaker' as Jamil.   (Deadline)
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Feb. 01, 2021
James Gunn confirmed the casting of Elizabeth Faith Ludlow in 'Peacemaker.'   (Cast/Crew)

Feb. 02, 2021
Elizabeth Faith Ludlow was reported to have joined the cast of 'Peacemaker' as Keeya.   (Deadline)
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Jan. 26, 2021
'Peacemaker' was rumored to feature Evergreen City which is Hal Jordan's hometown.   (Set Photo(s))

'Gotham City' Series


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Mar. 29, 2021
Joe Morton said that "there are no good cops" in the upcoming Gotham PD series from HBO Max.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Feb. 19, 2021
The Gotham PD series was rumored to be looking for a black female lead and a white male lead, with the former playing a district attorney for Gotha while the latter is a detective working under Commissioner Gordon.   (The Illuminerdi)
Report
Jan. 11, 2021
Joe Barton was reported to have joined the crew of HBO Max's currently untitled 'Gotham City' series as showrunner and executive producer.   (Variety)
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Nov. 17, 2020
Terence Winter was reported to have departed the crew of the Gotham-focused HBO Max series as showrunner.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Official
Jul. 10, 2020
The 'Gotham City' series was confirmed to examine the anatomy of corruption in Gotham.   (Warner Bros.)

Green Lantern Corps Series


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Apr. 09, 2021
'Green Lantern Corps' was rumored to be casting for an actor to portray Sinestro, a character being described as both a “warrior monk” and “the greatest of all the Green Lanterns."   (Knight Edge Media)
Rumor
Nov. 16, 2020
The character Bree Jarta was rumored to possess the power of super hearing and experience racism on Earth in the 'Green Lantern' series for HBO Max.   (The Direct)
Rumor
Nov. 16, 2020
The Dominators, or the Dominion, were rumored to be the main villains of the 'Green Lantern' series for HBO Max.   (The Direct)
Rumor
Nov. 16, 2020
Guy Gardner and Bree Jarta were rumored to partner up in 1984 against the Dominators in the 'Green Lantern' series for HBO Max.   (The Direct)
Rumor
Nov. 16, 2020
'Green Lantern' was rumored to be developed for a TV-MA rating, likely due to the use of profanity and violence throughout the show.   (The Direct)

Zack Snyder's Justice League


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Apr. 14, 2021
A trailer for Zack Snyder's DCEU trilogy was officially revealed.   (Warner Bros.)
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Apr. 14, 2021
An alternate look at the Apokolips priest from 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
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Apr. 05, 2021
Concept art of Darkseid and his armor from 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 04, 2021
Concept art of DeSaad from 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 02, 2021
Harry Lennix confirmed that there was supposed to be a scene with “Martian Manhunter and John Stewart,” the classic Green Lantern character Snyder wanted to include in his 'Justice League.'   (Cast/Crew)

Wonder Woman 1984


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Mar. 16, 2021
The blooper reel of 'Wonder Woman 1984' was officially released.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 27, 2021
'Wonder Woman 1984' was reported to lose Warner Bros. more than $100 million at the box office.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Dec. 16, 2020
Patty Jenkins said that the longer cut of 'Wonder Woman 1984' was confirmed to include "at least 15 minutes" worth of footage.   (Collider)
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Dec. 15, 2020
The opening scene of 'Wonder Woman 1984' was officially released.   (Warner Bros.)
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Dec. 15, 2020
Two new clips for 'Wonder Woman 1984' was officially revealed.   (Warner Bros.)

DCU


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Apr. 08, 2021
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilnar said that DC films that will be released after 'The Batman' "would go exclusively to theaters first and then go to somewhere like an HBO Max" after its big-screen run.   (Warner Bros.)
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Apr. 01, 2021
James Wan's 'The Trench' was reportedly cancelled by Warner Bros.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

Apr. 01, 2021
Ava Duvernay’s 'New Gods' was reportedly cancelled by Warner Bros.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Apr. 01, 2021
'Zatanna' and a third 'Wonder Woman' were reportedly also in development, while an upcoming Superman, from producer J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Ta-Nehisi Coates, is too early in development to say if it will be connected to the larger DCEU.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

Apr. 01, 2021
DC projects that are reportedly still in development were 'Blue Beetle,' 'Batgirl,' 'Supergirl,' 'Green Lantern Corps,' and 'Static Shock.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Mar. 31, 2021
'Titans' was rumored to feature a plot point where the Titans are wanted vigilantes in Gotham.   (Set Photo(s))
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Mar. 30, 2021
David Ayer revealed that Warner Bros. tried to turn his 'Suicide Squad' into Fox's 'Deadpool,' with him even admitting that he had to “take all the bullets and be a good soldier” amidst the criticisms then.   (Cast/Crew)