Warner Bros. Discovery is breaking a 17-year absence from having promos at the Super Bowl this year by once again spending millions of dollars to get their programming in front of millions of people waiting to see Rihanna perform her halftime show. And the movie getting the righteous honor is none other than the DC superhero flick, The Flash, starring noted predator Ezra Miller, who tore up Hawaii and has been accused of various types of assaults and harassment, and grooming of children. And two months ago, Ezra pleaded not guilty to burglary charges. I don’t know what happened at that meeting with Warner Bros. back in August, but Ezra has truly become the favored darling demon child.
When it comes to superhero movies, you would think that casting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be a move in the right direction. He’s giant, he’s covered in muscles, he loves to jump off of things, and he has an endless collection of nipple-suffocating tight shirts. Well, unfortunately, none of these things worked in his favor after his latest endeavor Black Adam essentially bombed at the box office. And since there’s no Captain Save-A-Franchise to swoop in and whisk him away from the dregs of financial ruin DC Studios will not be providing a Black Adam sequel anytime soon. And The Rock confirmed this sad news on Twitter, breaking the hearts of DC fanboys everywhere.
Back in October, Henry Cavill announced he would not be returning for a fourth season of The Witcher on Netflix and that Liam Helmsworth would replace him as European magical hunk in tights, Geralt of RiviaI. Fans of European magical hunks in tights were, understandably, disappointed. However, fans of American magical hunks in tights were elated because his departure from The Witcher coincided with the news that Henry was set to reprise his role as Superman in a sequel of 2013’s Man of Steel. But that’s not gonna happen. And now, fans of European magical hunks in tights are piiiiiiiiiiiiised.
The Batgirl film from Warner Bros.–starring Leslie Grace of In The Heights and directed by Bad Boys For Life directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah–may not ever see the light of day. Even though Warner Bros. reportedly spent at least $90 million on Batgirl and it was finished filming, it has been shelved indefinitely and sources are suggesting it could be because test audiences thought it was shit and the studio decided that using it as a tax-write off would be a smarter money move than releasing it.
The Suicide Squad is the sequel to 2016’s critical-flop but commercially successful, Suicide Squad. See, they added the “The” at the beginning so as not to cause confusion. But I guess that people were still confused and they thought that DC Comics released the same shitty movie in theatres again and didn’t go–because The Suicide Squad is being called a box-office flop, with a measly $72 million global premiere on a budget of $185 million. Oh well, at least when it comes to flops Idris Elba has taken harder hits before. Remember, he was in Cats!
Regé-Jean Page Passed On $50K Per Episode Of “Bridgerton”, And He Wasn’t Cast As Superman’s Grandfather Because Of His Race
Two, count ’em, TWO Regé-Jean Page headlines today. This pretty man is taking over! First up is more details about his Bridgerton departure. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Regé-Jean was offered 3 to 5 episodes as a guest star in the second season, and they would’ve paid him $50,000 an episode. But, still, he declined.
Headline #2 has to do with the DC Universe. Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter published a Ray Fisher interview that detailed all the asshole Joss Whedon/racist fuckery on the set of The Justice League. It included multiple allegations of racism against DC co-chairman Geoffrey Johns, including the fact that he didn’t want Regé-Jean to play the lead role of Superman’s grandfather on SyFy’s Krypton TV series because of his race. He didn’t think Superman’s gramps should be Black. Geoff’s rep defended him to THR, saying “he believed fans expected the character to look like a young Henry Cavill.” So they went with Cameron Cuffe, a white actor.