DCU News Preview


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

The Suicide Squad


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Aug. 02, 2021
James Gunn teased that his time in the DCEU is far from over, saying that "it's possible" that a sequel to 'The Suicide Squad' will happen.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 27, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that there are discussions for him to return for a potential DC project in the future.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 27, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that fans don't need to watch any other DCEU film, especially 2016's Suicide Squad, to understand 'The Suicide Squad.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 26, 2021
James Gunn revealed that the original title of 'The Suicide Squad' during development was "Dogs of War."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 15, 2021
'The Suicide Squad' was confirmed to feature The Calendar Man and Double Down.   (Promotional Video / Trailer)

The Batman


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Jul. 15, 2021
Colin Farrell revealed that his character, the Penguin, is only in "five or six scenes" in ‘The Batman.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 20, 2021
Reshoots for 'The Batman' were rumored to include Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell.   (The Daily Record)
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May. 19, 2021
A promotional image for 'The Batman' showcasing Paul Dano's creepy new Riddler costume was revealed.   (Reddit User)
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May. 18, 2021
Promotional art showcasing Batman, Riddler, and Catwoman from 'The Batman' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
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May. 18, 2021
Promotional art for 'The Batman' showcasing a new look at the Dark Knight was leaked.   (Reddit User)

The Flash


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Aug. 03, 2021
'The Flash' was rumored to feature a dark version of Barry Allen as the primary villain of the film.   (The Direct)
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Aug. 03, 2021
Ben Affleck was reported to begin shooting his scenes as Batman for 'The Flash' in September 2021.   (The Wrap)
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Aug. 02, 2021
'The Flash' was confirmed to feature the iconic gold boots of Barry Allen's Scarlet Speedster.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jul. 19, 2021
'The Flash' was confirmed to feature two versions of Ezra Miller's Barry Allen.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jul. 17, 2021
A new batch of behind-the-scenes photos from ‘The Flash’ was leaked.   (Set Photo(s))

Aquaman 2


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Jul. 18, 2021
Jason Momoa said that he will be sporting a blonde hair color for his return as Arthur Curry in 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 28, 2021
James Wan confirmed that 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' has begun shooting.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 10, 2021
James Wan revealed the title of the 'Aquaman' sequel as 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 05, 2021
Patrick Wilson said that 'Aquaman 2' is "bigger and better and broader" due to James Wan's return in the director's chair.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 18, 2021
Jason Momoa revealed that he will "leave in July [2021]" for the start of the filming for 'Aquaman 2.'   (Cast/Crew)

Shazam! Fury of the Gods


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Jul. 14, 2021
David F. Sandberg confirmed that ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ was in its 36th day of filming.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 07, 2021
'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' was confirmed to feature Zachary Levi's DC hero in a burnt suit.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jun. 21, 2021
The first look at Helen Mirren's Hespera from 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' was revealed.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jun. 21, 2021
The first official look at the updated costumes of the Shazam family from 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 15, 2021
Djimon Hounsou's Ancient Wizard was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods.'   (Set Photo(s))

Black Adam


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Jul. 30, 2021
Hiram Garcia admitted that the crew is aware that fans want a showdown between Black Adam and Superman, teasing that "we’re always listening to the fans and doing what we can."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 21, 2021
Dwayne Johnson explained that Black Adam has "all the powers of Superman," but the character is "blessed with magic."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 15, 2021
Dwayne Johnson confirmed he has wrapped filming for ‘Black Adam.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 12, 2021
A behind-the-scenes image previewing Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam costume was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 07, 2021
Sarah Shahi confirmed that she would be playing a character called Adrianna Tomaz in 'Black Adam.'   (Cast/Crew)

Peacemaker (Series)


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Jul. 13, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that ‘Peacemaker’ has wrapped filming.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 12, 2021
James Gunn revealed that characters from ‘Peacemaker’ will appear in other DCEU projects.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 05, 2021
An official behind-the-scenes still from 'Peacemaker' was officially revealed.   (Empire)
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Jul. 05, 2021
James Gunn revealed that 'Peacemaker' will revolve around "a big science-fiction story" while also dealing with some real-world issues, explaining the idea that Christopher Smith "represents a part of the world populace that is problematic."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 05, 2021
James Gunn acknowledged the fact that 'Peacemaker' takes place in the wider DCEU, with him mentioning that living in a world where Superman and Batman exist is "not an easy thing" for the titular vigilante.   (Cast/Crew)

'Gotham City' Series


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Apr. 18, 2021
Joe Barton said that HBO Max’s ‘Gotham PD’ series will be very “different” from Fox’s TV series revolving around the same DC city.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 16, 2021
Ed Brubaker, who wrote the Gotham Central comic-book series, claims The Batman spin-off series for HBO Max will be "the James Gordon show."   (Cast/Crew)
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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)
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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)
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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)

Green Lantern Corps Series


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Jun. 30, 2021
Tobias Menzies is rumored to be in talks to play the role of Sinestro in HBO Max's 'Green Lantern' series.   (The Illuminerdi)
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May. 25, 2021
‘Green Lantern’ was rumored to begin filming its pilot episode in Los Angeles in September 2021.   (The Direct)
Rumor
May. 25, 2021
Lee Toland Krieger was rumored to have joined the crew of HBO Max's 'Green Lantern' series as a director of several episodes including the pilot.   (The Direct)
Rumor (Updated)
May. 20, 2021
Jeremy Irvine was reported to be in final negotiations to play Alan Scott in the 'Green Lantern' series.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

May. 20, 2021
Jeremy Irvine was rumored to be in final negotiations to play Alan Scott in the 'Green Lantern' series.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Apr. 30, 2021
Finn Wittrock was reported to have joined the cast of HBO Max's 'Green Lantern' as Guy Gardner.   (Deadline)

Zack Snyder's Justice League


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Jun. 24, 2021
Zack Snyder confirmed that his 'Justice League' will be released in Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on September 7, 2021.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 24, 2021
A promo for 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' was officially revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 15, 2021
Concept art showcasing the meeting between Bruce Wayne and Green Lantern was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 17, 2021
Zack Snyder said that his sequel of 'Justice League' will involve "pretty much the entire hoard of New Gods landing on Earth," thus leading to "a pretty formidable war."   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 14, 2021
Zack Snyder revealed an image of actor Wayne T. Carr as Green Lantern in a scene that was cut from his version of '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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Aug. 03, 2021
Xolo Maridueña was reported to have joined the cast of 'Blue Beetle' as Jaime Reyes.   (The Wrap)
Report
Jul. 29, 2021
J.K. Simmons was reported to be in negotiations to reprise his role as Commissioner James Gordon in HBO Max's 'Batgirl.'   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Jul. 23, 2021
Michael B. Jordan and his production company Outlier Society are reported to be in early development on a Black Superman limited series for HBO Max.   (Collider)
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Jul. 21, 2021
Leslie Grace was reported to have joined the cast of ‘Batgirl’ as Barbara Gordon.   (The Wrap)
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Jul. 21, 2021
The first look at the animated 'Injustice' film was revealed.   (The Hollywood Reporter)