Hard NOC Life 277: DC’s Crisis of Infinite Corporate Mergers

Keith is still out, so Britney and Dominic are once again joined by Vanessa Shark and Brother Nate Milton to pick up the pieces of the fallout from Warner Bros. Discovery’s cancellation of Batgirl and the future of DC and HBO Max.

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The Killing of ‘Batgirl’ (and DC’s Dance with Diversity)

Let’s go way, way back to a time that maybe a lot of us don’t quite remember. It was a simpler time — before global pandemics, when a worldwide conflict was perhaps a bit less of a certainty — a bygone era known as “2017.”

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‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Teaser Confirms Release Date and Lady Gaga Casting

It’s been a controversial week for WB and DC. With everything going on with Batgirl, and something of a lackluster showing at Comic-Con, the studio needed to drop some big news. And admittedly news for the sequel to the $1B grossing Joker is big.

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‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Director Jared Stern on Balancing Humor and Heart

While superhero movies have proven to be immensely popular with a global audience, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the shared universes and world-ending stakes with a few laughs. Luckily, director Jared Stern puts a playful twist on our comic-book heroes by taking them out of the picture and focusing on the pets in DC League of Super-Pets.

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SDCC 2022: DC Shares First Looks at ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’

With all of the excitement Marvel Studios brought to Hall H on Saturday, it was easy to forget that there was another huge comic book studio bringing upcoming releases to theaters this year: DC. And while they didn’t bring a multi-year plan of tentpoles building up to two major crossover events, they still bought something pretty epic: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!

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‘DC League of Super-Pets’ is a Menagerie of Laughs and Heart

Warner Bros.’ DC League of Super-Pets is a sweet, funny, and heartwarming story about the world from a pet’s point of view. The concept isn’t new. Plenty of films explore the relationships between a pet and its human owners. But director Jared Stern, who co-wrote the script with John Whittington, puts a playful twist on it by making it more about the pets rather than their superhero owners.

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The Cast of ‘Gotham Knights’ Preview Their New Series

At The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the opportunity to chat with Misha Collins, Oscar Morgan, Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Anna Lore, Rahart Adams, Navia Robinson, and Olivia Rose Keegan about Gotham Knights. The new series, which is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, will be part of The CW’s 2023 schedule.

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‘The Flash’ Showrunner Eric Wallace on the End of Season 8 and What’s Ahead

Spoilers for all of The Flash Season 8 follow

With so many trials and tribulations for Barry, Iris, and their friends and family this season, they have finally defeated Eobard Thawne (once again) and the Negative Forces. But with things seeming so conclusive, where does the show and WestAllen go for Season 9?

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Kausar Mohammed on Joining ‘The Flash’

There’s a new speedster in town on The Flash! Dr. Meena Dhawan made her debut in “Keep it Dark” and received the spotlight in last week’s “The Man in the Yellow Tie.” Who is Dr. Meena and why has she sought Barry Allen and his team out?

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‘Joker’ Sequel to be a Musical and Co-Star Lady Gaga

Last week, director Todd Phillips took to Instagram to reveal work has begun on the follow-up to his 2019 Academy Award-winning film, Joker. Without caption, the director simply posted the cover of the screenplay — intriguingly subtitled “Folie à Deux” — and a photo of Joaquin Phoenix reading the script.

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We Watched the ‘Black Adam’ Trailer with Dwayne Johnson

Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to get a first look at the official trailer for Black Adam, followed by an intimate Q&A with star/producer Dwayne Johnson, director Jaume Collet-Serra, as well as producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia. Today, the trailer has been shared with the world! Plus, Johnson and Collet-Serra told me what was most important to them when it came to telling this character’s story.

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‘The Sandman’ Teaser Trailer and Premiere Date Revealed

“I am the King of Dreams,” says Dream at the beginning of the trailer. “Ruler of the Nightmare Realm.”

Fans of the Neil Gaiman comic book series The Sandman have been waiting for this for a long time. Developed by Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg, The Sandman tells the story of Dream, aka The Sandman (Tom Sturridge) finally free from being captured for 105 years in an occult ritual.

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Brec Bassinger Talks ‘DC’s Stargirl’ on The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet

While covering The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the chance to chat with Brec Bassinger, who portrays Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl on DC’s Stargirl. The series will return for its third season on Wednesdays as part of The CW’s 2022-2023 schedule.

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Hard NOC Life 267: The Arrowverse is Dead, Long Live the Arrowverse

Keith, Dominic, and Britney are back to talk about more cancellations of The CW’s DC content. They then shift to Marvel and discuss all of the forthcoming Disney+ content — including the She-Hulk trailer — before breaking down the recent Vanity Fair cover story on Obi-Wan Kenobi and the future of Star Wars.

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Hard NOC Life 264: ‘Moon Knight’ Before and Afterlife

Keith, Dominic, and Britney is join the goddess Taweret on a journey into the afterlife as they break down the penultimate episode of Moon Knight while mourning the passing of comics icon Neal Adams and the cancellation of most of The CW’s DC shows.

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Danielle Nicolet on This Season’s Final Arc of ‘The Flash’

As revealed in this week’s episode of The Flash, Deathstorm is a villain unlike any The Flash has faced before. One who can feed off of grief. And for Barry Allen, Iris West-Allen, and their allies, there’s too much of that to go around. How will they take on this new enemy?

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‘The Batman’ is Returning in Sequel Announced at CinemaCon

As we speak, Warner Bros. is currently flying through their slate of films at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. And right from the opening, they showed they weren’t playing around! Matt Reeves came out on stage, and together with the studio announced that they are moving forward with the next installment of The Batman.

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