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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Delivers a First Look at Darkseid

Director Zack Snyder‘s vision for Justice League will finally be seen in 2021 on HBO Max but it looks like we’re in for a year of teases before its releases.

Snyder headed online to give a blurry look at his take on the classic comic character Darkseid, the villain teased in Batman v Superman and who was to take a bigger role in Snyder’s version.

It’s hard to judge this take as the image is rather far away and blurry but the shape looks right?

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut is Coming to HBO Max

Justice League Snyder Cut

Warner Bros. has announced that Zack Snyder‘s version of Justice League will debut on HBO Max. The original version of Justice League debuted in late 2017 to very mixed reviews but a very vocal group has persisted since to allow the “Snyder Cut” to see the light of day.

That fan campaign eventually spread to the stars of the film with Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ben Affleck, and Jason Mamoa all speaking up to see Snyder’s version released.

The movie opened domestically with $93.8 million and went on to earn $229 million domestically, $428.9 million internationally, and $657.9 million worldwide. Snyder had to step away from the project due to family tragedy with Joss Whedon stepping in to complete the film.

Snyder said about the news:

I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality.

Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer is quoted as saying:

Since I got here 14 months ago, the chant to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been a daily drumbeat in our offices and inboxes. Well, the fans have asked, and we are thrilled to finally deliver. At the end of the day, it really is all about them and we are beyond excited to be able to release Zack’s ultimate vision for this film in 2021. This could never have happened if it weren’t for the hard work and combined efforts of the teams at HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer at HBO Max, President, TNT, TBS and truTV added:

When Zack and Debbie shared the extraordinary vision of where Zack wanted to take Justice League, my team and our counterparts at Warner Bros. took it as a mission to solve the many issues that stood in the way. Thanks to the partnership at Warner Bros. and the relentless pursuit of the entire WarnerMax team we are able to deliver this incredibly exciting moment for Zack, the fans and HBO Max.

Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group also said in the news:

Thanks to the efforts of a lot people, we’re excited to bring fans this highly anticipated version of Justice League. This feels like the right time to share Zack’s story, and HBO Max is the perfect platform for it. We’re glad the creative planets aligned, allowing us to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.

Rumors of screening of the film has persisted with one supposedly happening for Warner Bros. executives earlier this year.

HBO Max is set to launch on May 27th.

Doom Patrol Returns on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25

Doom Patrol

DC Universe today announced that the second season of its hit original series, Doom Patrol, is set to premiere on the digital service on Thursday, June 25.

The fan-favorite misfits of Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero – “Orange is the New Black”) Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser – “The Mummy”), Larry Trainer/Negative Man (Matt Bomer – “American Horror Story”) Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby – “Two and a Half Men”) and Vic Stone/Cyborg (Joivan Wade – “Doctor Who”) return in the second season of Doom Patrol on DC Universe, with new episodes debuting every Thursday.

DC Universe members will be able to stream all-new episodes commercial-free and in downloadable 4K Ultra HD. Additionally, members can stream the entire first season of Doom Patrol and have access to a fan community forum to discuss the latest episodes and to deep dive into all the comics that inspired the series.

DC’s strangest group of heroes are back again to save the world. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk – “Harley Quinn”), the members of the Doom Patrol find themselves shrunken and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton – “Hot Fuzz”), while confronting their own personal baggage. As each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro – “Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice”), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.

Doom Patrol is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Chris Dingess serving as executive producers. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani.

HBO Max Launches May 27 with Original Series

HBO Max said they’d be launching in May 2020 and they’re sticking to it. The latest digital streaming service will launch May 27 and bring with it original series as well as movies and older shows.

Among those original series will be new episodes of Doom Patrol. We’ll also be getting new Looney Tunes cartoons.

Other shows include Love Life with Anna Kendrick, Sesame Street Workshop’s The Not Too Late Show with Elmo, and more.

Along with original shows, HBO Max will also feature shows and movies from Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. It boasts over 10,000 hours of content.

J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath’s Bad Robot is Developing Justice League Dark for HBO Max

Justice League Dark

Deadline has the scoop that Justice League Dark is being developed into a television series for HBO Max. Bad Robot is behind the production. It had previously been reported that Bad Robot was developing the property for film and television through its deal with WarnerMedia.

Justice League Dark is a DC Comics superhero team focused on dealing with mystical and supernatural threats. The team has primarily been made up of characters who are more focused on magic and occult like John Constantine, Deadman, Zatanna, but it has also included other characters like Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman.

The team has had a theatrical focus in an animated film. It debuted in Justice League Dark #1 in 2011 and was created by Peter Milligan.

HBO Max is becoming the new home for numerous DC television properties. In October 2019 int was announced that Vertigo property DMZ would be coming to the digital streaming service as well as Strange Adventures, DC Superhero High, and a series focused on Green Lantern. The service will also feature every DC film of the last decade, every Superman and Batman film of the past 40 years, Joker will debut on it, and Doom Patrol will air on the platform as well. It’s expected to launch in May 2020.

Around the Tubes

Joker: Killer Smile #1

It was new comic book day! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – DC Universe Tells Subscribers HBO Max is Friend Not Foe – Well, since they’re owned by the same company, don’t think they’d say they’re a “foe.”

Newsarama – DC Universe’s Harley Quinn season One Only Half the Episodes Ordered – Not really anything crazy, the title has all you need.

Reviews

IGN – Batman Annual #4
ICv2 –
Black Canary: Ignite
IGN –
Joker: Killer Smile #1
The Beat –
Redlands

HBO Max Gets Green Lantern, Strange Adventures, DC Superhero High, Doom Patrol, and More

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HBO Max got a massive amount of information dumped today with reveals of what subscribers can expect.

The digital service is showing some love for fans of DC Comics with multiple shows. DC and HBO have the same parent company.

DC films of the last decade will be available within the first year of launch as well as every Superman and Batman movie from the last 40 years. Joker will debut on the service in 2020 as well.

But, it’s not just about movies, it’s television shows as well.

Greg Berlanti is developing a pair of shows for the service. Strange Adventures will be a DC superhero anthology that features DC characters from across their history. A series that focuses on the world of Green Lantern is also being worked on but details are scarce.

Also announced is a teen comedy, DC Superhero High from Elizabeth Banks. The series concept sounds a bit like the popular young reader comic series DC Super Hero Girls.

Finally, HBO Max will compete a bit with the DC Universe app as Doom Patrol will debut on the platform.

HBO Max will be available for $14.99 launching May 2020. It will be free for those with HBO and AT&T service and those with HBO Now will get HBO Max. Those who subscribe to HBO through a cable provider are currently in the dark.

Around the Tubes

Justice League Dark Annual #1

We’re still having a blast at Gen Con and we’ve got some news coming from that right here! While you wait for that and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBR – Doctor Who Will Stream Exclusively on HBO Max – This is interesting.

Newsarama – Marvel TV’s Runaways and Cloak & Dagger Crossing Over This December – This makes a lot of sense.

Newsarama – Fans Petition Marvel to Open Caption The Eternals – Go support this!

Reviews

Newsarama – Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2
Newsarama –
The Batman Who Laughs #7
Newsarama –
Justice League Dark Annual #1
Comics Bulletin –
Go-Bots TPB

SDCC 2019: DC Universe Delivers News on Doom Patrol, Titans, and Harley Quinn

At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, DC Universe unveiled a slate of programming updates for the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service at a panel that featured many of the original series produced by Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation. The panel unveiled sneak peeks, first looks, exclusive screenings and breaking news for Doom PatrolTitans, Young Justice: Outsiders and the upcoming adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn.

Doom Patrol: Executive producer Jeremy Carver and series star Diane Guerrero (Crazy Jane) were on hand to deliver the exciting news that the critically acclaimed series has been renewed for a second season via a deal with HBO Max. The eccentric anti-hero adventures will continue in 2020, with all-new original episodes set to debut simultaneously on DC Universe and HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streaming service, which has championed the series. In addition, upon the launch of HBO Max, all 15 episodes of Doom Patrol season one will be available for streaming.

Titans: It was also announced at the panel that season two of Titans, DC Universe’s first original live-action series, will premiere Friday, September 6.

Harley Quinn: Executive producers Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern, and supervising producer Jennifer Coyle premiered the pilot episode of the upcoming adult animated comedy series starring Kaley Cuoco, who voices the title role of Gotham city’s favorite Queenpin and is also an executive producer of the series. Fans were also treated to a new trailer highlighting even more laughs that will be coming their way this season. The series will premiere on DC Universe this fall.

Young Justice: Outsiders: Producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti screened an all-new episode of the wildly popular series. And not to be outdone by all the other big announcements of the night, the producers announced the continuation of the fan-favorite animated series during the panel, with a fourth installment already in production.