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Development & Production


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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. 06, 2021
'Batgirl' was rumored to be casting for an actress in her early 20s to play Barbara Gordon.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 25, 2021
A Madame Xanadu series for HBO Max was reported to be in development.   (Variety)
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Jun. 24, 2021
Tom Welling confirmed that he and Michael Rosenbaum are working on an animated 'Smallville' spinoff.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 09, 2021
Director Chris McKay said that he still has hope for a DC Nightwing movie, even though it was originally intended to be a spin-off of Ben Affleck's never-realized Batman film.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 09, 2021
Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich said that HBO Max "presents a huge opportunity" for DC to create more films for lesser-known heroes.   (Warner Bros.)
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May. 26, 2021
Zack Snyder revealed that he considered placing 'Man of Steel' in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' universe with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Batman.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 26, 2021
Zack Snyder revealed that he would love to do a "Dark Knight Rises" movie separate from the DCEU.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 26, 2021
Zack Snyder said that his planned ‘Dark Knight Returns’ film would "just be its own thing" and that he would make it more "Watchmen-style" in its own universe.   (Cast/Crew)
Official (Updated)
May. 19, 2021
J.J. Abrams, Bruce Timm, and Matt Reeves were confirmed to join 'Batman: Caped Crusaders' as producers.   (Warner Bros.)

May. 19, 2021
'Batman: Caped Crusader' was confirmed to be in development.   (Warner Bros.)
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May. 19, 2021
'My Adventures with Superman' was confirmed to have received a two-season order.   (Variety)

May. 19, 2021
A new animated Superman series entitled 'My Adventures with Superman' was announced for HBO Max.   (Variety)
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May. 19, 2021
An animated feature film revolving around 'Injustice Among Gods' was confirmed to be in development.   (Warner Bros.)
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May. 13, 2021
Margot Robbie said that there are no plans for a 'Birds of Prey' sequel.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 05, 2021
Warner Bros. and DC were reported to be committed to hiring a Black director to tackle this first cinematic take on a Superman being brought to life by a Black actor.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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May. 05, 2021
A sequel to Joaquin Phoenix's Joker was reported to be in development.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Apr. 28, 2021
DC confirmed that DC FanDome will return in October 16, 2021.   (Warner Bros.)
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Apr. 27, 2021
Michael B. Jordan admitted that he doesn't "really know what is going on" with the rumored Superman reboot for the DCEU.   (Cast/Crew)
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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. 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)
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Mar. 22, 2021
WarnerMedia's Ann Sarnoff confirmed that the studio "will not be developing" David Ayer's cut of 'Suicide Squad.'   (Warner Bros.)
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Mar. 17, 2021
Chernin Entertainment was reported to be the producers of the 'Hourman' film.   (Deadline)

Mar. 17, 2021
An 'Hourman' film was reported to be in development from Warner Bros.   (Deadline)
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Mar. 12, 2021
A Zatanna-focused series from DC was confirmed to be in development.   (Warner Bros.)
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Mar. 12, 2021
A Batgirl-focused project was confirmed to be in development.   (Warner Bros.)
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Mar. 10, 2021
Joe Manganiello revealed that Deathstroke was set to be included in a potential sequel to David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 26, 2021
The upcoming Superman reboot from JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates was reported to feature a Black Superman.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Feb. 26, 2021
A Superman reboot was reported to be in the works from Warner Bros.   (Shadow and Act)
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Feb. 26, 2021
Henry Cavill was reported to be still eager to return as Clark Kent in the upcoming Superman reboot that will be produced by JJ Abrams.   (Deadline)
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Feb. 23, 2021
James Gunn hinted that he’s working on another DC project apart from ‘The Suicide Squad’ and ‘Peacemaker’ after responding to a fan question.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 23, 2021
'Blue Beetle' was reportedly eyeing to start production this Fall.   (The Wrap)
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Feb. 23, 2021
James Gunn was rumored to be developing a project that revolves around Krypto the Superdog.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
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Feb. 17, 2021
The 'Constantine' HBO Max series was reported to focus on horror elements of the comics, instead of following the religious angle.   (Variety)
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Jan. 19, 2021
A sequel to the 'Batman: The Animated Series' was rumored to be in development.   (Kevin Smith)
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Jan. 13, 2021
Warner Bros. Entertainment Chairman Ann Sarnoff said that “everything's connected now & we're building a DC Universe plan that's much more centrally connected, but individually executed.”   (Warner Bros.)
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Dec. 28, 2020
DC Films president Walter Hamada said that the studio has a goal of two more films annually focused on "riskier characters" that will release exclusively on HBO Max.   (The New York Times)
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Dec. 28, 2020
Walter Hamada said that Warner Bros. is approaching its new slate of films with the possibility of every new release being considered for a spinoff on HBO Max.   (The New York Times)
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Dec. 28, 2020
The multiverse plan of DC Films was reported to create a "sharp increase" in production for movies and TV series to make audiences more comfortable seeing multiple iterations of the same character exist at the same time.   (The New York Times)
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Dec. 27, 2020
'Wonder Woman 3' was reported to be in development at Warner Bros.   (Variety)
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Dec. 04, 2020
An untitled 'Plastic Man' was reported to be in development and it will feature a female lead.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Nov. 13, 2020
Peter Stormare teased that a sequel to 2005's 'Constantine' is "in the works."   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 14, 2020
Warner Bros. was rumored to be developing a project based on Vixen for the DCEU.   (GWW)
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Aug. 01, 2020
Patty Jenkins said that 'Wonder Woman 3' would probably be the last film she directs in the Wonder Woman franchise.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 07, 2020
Patty Jenkins said the Wonder Woman Amazon spinoff series could be animated.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 06, 2020
Warner Brothers was rumored to be developing a live-action Constantine movie   (The Direct)
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Jul. 06, 2020
Warner Bros. was rumored to be developing a movie focused on the "Justice League: Rebirth" comic storyline. This storyline would continue a rebooted universe that started in 'The Flash.'   (DCEU Mythic)
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Jul. 03, 2020
Warner Brothers was rumored to be developing a 'Zatanna' solo movie.   (Grace Randolph)
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Jul. 03, 2020
Warner Brothers was rumored to be developing a 'Raven' solo movie.   (Grace Randolph)
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Jun. 24, 2020
Patty Jenkins said that she has "hit the pause button" on 'Wonder Woman 3' due to COVID-19.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 24, 2020
Patty Jenkins said she wants to make an Amazon movie before 'Wonder Woman 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor (Updated)
Jun. 16, 2020
DC FanDome was officially announced.   (Warner Bros.)

Jun. 11, 2020
A virtual fan event called "DC FanDome" was rumored take place in late August, showcasing all aspects of the DC Universe.   (GWW)
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Apr. 15, 2020
A 'Batgirl' movie taking place in the same universe as 'Birds of Prey' was rumored to be in development at Warner Bros.   (Emre Kaya)
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Apr. 09, 2020
A standalone 'Batgirl' movie was rumored to still be in development. The movie's Commissioner Gordon was rumored to be played by an actor other than Jeffrey Wright.   (Grace Randolph)

Crew


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May. 27, 2021
Todd Philipps was reported to have joined the crew of a potential 'Joker' sequel as a writer.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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May. 19, 2021
Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi were reported to have joined the crew of 'Batgirl' as directors.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Mar. 26, 2021
Randy McKinnon was reported to have joined the crew of Michael B. Jordan's 'Static Shock' movie as the film's writer.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Mar. 22, 2021
Emerald Fennell was reported to have joined the crew of 'Zatanna' as the film's writer.   (Deadline)
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Mar. 17, 2021
Gavin Games and Neil Widener were reported to have joined the crew of 'Hourman' as writers.   (Deadline)
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Feb. 26, 2021
Ta-Nehisi Coates was reported to have joined the crew of the upcoming Superman reboot as the screenwriter.   (Shadow and Act)

Feb. 26, 2021
JJ Abrams, under his Bad Robot label, along with Hannah Minghella was reported to have joined the crew of the upcoming Superman reboot as the producers.   (Shadow and Act)
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Feb. 23, 2021
Angel Manuel Soto was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Blue Beetle' as the film's director.   (The Wrap)
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Dec. 04, 2020
Jill Blankenship and Ava DuVernay were reported to have joined the crew of a new CW series based on DC character Naomi as writers and executive producers.   (Variety)
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Dec. 04, 2020
Cat Vasko was rumored to have joined the crew of an untitled 'Plastic Man' film as writer.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

Cast


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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. 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
Leslie Grace was reported to have joined the cast of ‘Batgirl’ as Barbara Gordon.   (The Wrap)
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Jul. 19, 2021
Isabela Merced, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Grace, and Haley Lu Richardson were rumored to be in the running for the role of Barbara Gordon in 'Batgirl.'   (Deadline)
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Jul. 06, 2021
'Batgirl' was rumored to be looking for actors to play the villain who is described as a "disgruntled former firefighter" as well as someone who will play Commissioner Jim Gordon.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 08, 2021
Kevin Hart, Keanu Reeves, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, and Natasha Lyonne were confirmed to have joined the cast of DC's 'League of Super-Pets.'   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 26, 2021
Zack Snyder revealed that Matthias Schoenarts was his plan B if Ben Affleck said no to the role of the DCEU's Batman.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 21, 2021
Dwayne Johnson was reported to have joined the cast of 'DC League of Super-Pets' to voice the role of Krypto the Super-Dog.   (Variety)
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May. 19, 2021
Jack Quaid and Alice Lee were confirmed to have joined the cast of 'My Adventures with Superman.'   (Variety)
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Apr. 15, 2021
Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant were rumored to have joined the cast of 'Doom Patrol' Season 3 as the Dead Boy Detectives.   (The Direct)
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Mar. 25, 2021
Millie Bobby Brown teased that she had "many conversations" about a potential DCEU role, admitting that she would only sign on to participate in a project that "feels right."   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 25, 2021
Peter Outerbridge was reported to have joined the cast of 'Batwoman' as Black Mask.   (Deadline)
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Mar. 22, 2021
Wallis Day was officially cast as Kate Kane in ‘Batwoman,’ replacing Ruby Rose.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor (Updated)
Mar. 10, 2021
Michelle Gomez was reported to have joined the cast of 'Doom Patrol' Season 3 as Madame Rouge.   (Deadline)

Dec. 07, 2020
Madame Rouge was rumored to appear in 'Doom Patrol' Season 3 in a major villain role.   (The Direct)
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Dec. 27, 2020
Patty Jenkins was reported to have joined the crew of 'Wonder Woman 3' as writer and director.   (Variety)
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Dec. 07, 2020
'Doom Patrol' was rumored to feature Madame Rouge as the main villain of Season 3.   (The Direct)
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Sep. 25, 2020
Zack Snyder was rumored to want Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern to cameo in 'The Snyder Cut' of 'Justice League.'   (Grace Randolph)
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Sep. 13, 2020
Warner Bros. was rumored to be interested in Ben Affleck returning as Batman in an HBO Max show.   (Moonlight Warrior)

Aug. 20, 2020
"Plenty of people at HBO Max" were rumored to be interested in Ben Affleck returning in a Batman mini-series or film.   (Mark Hughes)

Release Date


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Jun. 08, 2021
'Blue Beetle' was reported to be released on HBO Max instead of having an exclusive theatrical run.   (Warner Bros.)
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May. 19, 2021
'Batgirl' was reported to release on HBO Max.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Mar. 23, 2021
Warner Bros. films were reported to have a “45-day window of theatrical exclusivity” at Cineworld's Regal Chain in 2022, as part of the new deal between the movie chain and the studio.   (Deadline)

Plot


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May. 19, 2021
'Batman: Caped Crusader' was confirmed to be "thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters."   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 05, 2021
Tah-Nehisi's upcoming Superman project for Warner Bros. was reported to be set in the 20th century.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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May. 05, 2021
Tah-Nehisi's upcoming Superman project was reported to feature Kal-El/Clark Kent.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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May. 05, 2021
‘Titans’ Season 3 was confirmed to feature Gotham’s Arkham Asylum.   (Set Video(s))
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May. 05, 2021
‘Titans’ Season 3 was confirmed to feature Gotham’s Arkham Asylum.   (Set Video(s))
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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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Aug. 11, 2020
DeSaad was rumored to be appear in the 'Snyder Cut.'   (Grace Randolph)

Promotional


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Jul. 21, 2021
The first look at the animated 'Injustice' film was revealed.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Jun. 17, 2021
The first trailer for 'Titans' was revealed.   (Warner Bros.)
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Jun. 08, 2021
A teaser trailer for DC's 'League of Super-Pets' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 30, 2021
The first look at CW's 'Naomi' was officially revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 29, 2021
A 4K trailer for the theatrical cut of 'Justice League' was officially released.   (Warner Bros.)
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Mar. 30, 2021
Two new posters for the remastered edition of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' were revealed.   (Warner Bros.)
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Dec. 17, 2020
The image of Gal Gadot's first day on the set of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' was officially released.   (Cast/Crew)
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Nov. 23, 2020
The new design of Anna Diop's Starfire for 'Titans' Season 3 was officially revealed.   (Concept Art)
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Nov. 22, 2020
A new promotional banner featuring Ezra Miller's Flash alongside Grant Gustin's Scarlet Speedster was officially released.   (Warner Bros.)
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Nov. 21, 2020
A new promotional banner featuring Ben Affleck's Batman and Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight was officially released.   (Warner Bros.)
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Nov. 21, 2020
A short Starfire-focused teaser was officially released for 'Titans' Season 3.   (Warner Bros.)
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Nov. 21, 2020
A new promotional banner featuring Henry Cavill's Superman alongside Tyler Hoechlin's Man of Steel was officially released.   (Warner Bros.)