There’s so much news right now, we’re going to combine as much as we can into one post. So what what are you looking for? Some discussion about a long in the works X-Men project you thought was dead? The start of a brand new DC TV show? News concerning your favourite couple from Suicide Squad? About a potential spoiler for the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon?
Let’s start with the surprise. Aquaman Jason Mamoa just posted this:
Well, if that something is a Green Lantern announcement, I think everyone knows now…
In other social media messages, DC Entertainment head Geoff Johns posted this on Twitter announcing the beginning of production on Titans, a new series from Johns, Akiva Goldsman, and Arrow-verse creator Greg Berlanti based on the DC Comics title, Teen Titans. Filming is expected to begin in September, and will premiere sometime next year on a new DC direct-to-consumer streaming video service.
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) July 21, 2017
Sticking with the worlds of DC Comics, it appears that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment has another Suicide Squad spin-off in mind, this one focusing on the love/hate relationship between Joker and Harley Quinn. Screen Rant is reporting that the studio has an eye on reuniting Jared Leto and Margot Robbie in a new film that will pit the two lovebirds against each other. This will be in addition to the Suicide Squad sequel and the Gotham City Sirens movie, which will also star Robbie, that are already in development. Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra, whose name has also been mentioned as a potential director for Suicide Squad 2, may be the the one hired to bring this film to the screen, but presently no other details have been offered.
Speaking of tricky developments, in another comic book universe there is supposed to be this fellow called Gambit getting his own movie. Channing Tatum, verifying that this is something he’s still interested in, told Yahoo that Gambit is coming along, but the production took a second look at itself once Deadpool and Logan changed the game, and you can probably guess what that means:
“We got really lucky. We had a first draft it was good, but we were coming to at a time at that creative phase of [the X-Men], where these movies went through a bit of a paradigm shift, where the X-Men movies and the superhero movies with ‘Logan’ and ‘Deadpool’ really broke down a lot of doors for us. We were trying to do some things that we actually weren’t allowed to do, and they just smashed down the doors, so we’re giving it a bit of a rethink.”
If you’re looking for a more teen-friendly Gambit adventure, don’t worry, that’s still in the mix too. “We’re not quite going there, because I enjoyed Gambit as a kid so I don’t want to rule out PG-13,” he added.
But to finish us off, let’s go back to DC TV, who teased their slate of panels today, and the coming addition of Black Lightning to their line-up, with a video (via TVLine) that highlights the legacy of the Arrow-verse so far on the CW.