Did You Hear? is a weekly examination of headlines in the entertainment industry and a take on what they could mean for the future of the industry and (often), the little geeky bubble that we occupy!
Kenobi Gets a Trailer
And Star Wars fans exploded:
It would be foolish not to acknowledge this trailer was released in an effort to wash past the bad press Disney had accrued recently for their support of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” vote. Or, if you prefer, their lack of statement about it entirely.
That being said …
If you are a Star Wars fan who loves the prequels it seems like Obi-Wan Kenobi is a streaming series aimed directly for you!
Gotham Knights Release Date
— Gotham Knights (@GothamKnights) March 9, 2022
Gotham Knights took to Twitter https://twitter.com/GothamKnights on Wednesday to finally announce a release date for my most anticipated video game in a long time. Gotham Knights, starring the best characters in the Batman Family (the legacy characters!), will be available October, 25th, 2022!
Will you be playing?
Gotham Knights Find Live Action Cast
Variety has reported on the other end of the Gotham Knights spectrum – the upcoming CW television show! Previously they reported that Fallon Smythe and Tyler DiChiara are set to stars in the series. This week they announced Olivia Rose Keegan (High School Musical – the Series), Navia Robinson (Raven’s Home), and Oscar Morgan (Death in Paradise), have also joined the Gotham Knights cast.
Keegan is slated to play Duela (we’re assuming Duela Dent):
Described as abrasive, unpredictable and a little unhinged, Duela is, above all, a survivor. Born in Arkham Asylum and abandoned by her father – the most dangerous man in Gotham – Duela forged herself into a brutal fighter and skilled thief.
Robinson is playing Carrie Kelly:
Fearless, idealistic and plucky as hell, Carrie talked her way into being Batman’s unlikely sidekick. If there’s a burning building or a person in need, she’s the first to rush in. Just as long as she’s home by curfew.
… and Morgan will play Turner Hayes (an original character, as far as I can tell):
Despite the murder of his biological parents, Turner remains resilient and driven to live up to his billionaire adoptive father’s name. While charming and soulful, Turner has never quite felt comfortable in this world of wealth and privilege.
Not much else is known about the series yet, besides its existence in the Arrowverse and being helmed by Batwoman writers Natalie Abrams, James Stoteraux, and Chad Fiveash.
DC Movies All Pushed Back
On the bad news side of the DC Comics discussion, earlier this week Warner Bros. announced all of the movies in the DC Universe slated to air after The Batman have been pushed back. Podcasters around the world groaned and adjusted our production schedules.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash have been relegated to release in 2023, putting them off the board for this year entirely. What’s left this year, you may be asking? Black Adam will hit cinemas on October 21 and the just-dropped-a-trailer DC League of Super-Pets will now debut on July 29. Eagle-eyed viewers will recognize that as Black Adam’s previous release date.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is actually moving up from December 2023 to June 2 of the same year.
Said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution:
We’re thrilled to bring ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ to audiences as a Christmas gift this year. Families of all ages will really enjoy it.
Following the box office success of The Batman fans across the internet have been perplex, but Covid-induced production and post-production delays are currently being labeled the culprit of this large scale schedule shift.
The Batman Box Office Round Up
To wrap up this week’s Did You Hear? – which is mostly a big DC round up! – for my box office jockeys let’s take a look at how The Batman did. Reports from last weekend are:
- $254 million globally
By comparison, Spider-Man: No Way Home made $260 million globally.