Hard NOC Life 296: The Death and Reboot of Superman

Britney and Keith are delaying their hiatus (again) to continue discussing the ongoing drama at Warner Bros. and DC Studios. If last week’s bombshell news of Patty Jenkins walking away from Wonder Woman 3 wasn’t enough; this week, we got confirmation that Henry Cavill will not be continuing as Superman — despite announcing his return barely two months ago. It’s a mess, and Hard NOC Life is here to make sense of it all!

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James Gunn to Write ‘Superman’ Movie Without Henry Cavill

Well, ain’t that some shit. Barely a month after announcing his return as Superman on Instagram, Henry Cavill took to the social media platform once again. This time, though, it was to announce the opposite.

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Hard NOC Life 295: DC in Disarray (Feat. Cody Keenan)

Hard NOC Life will eventually go on hiatus. However, Britney and Keith couldn’t avoid talking about THR’s bombshell report that James Gunn and Peter Safran might be blowing up the current DC Universe after all. Later, Keith is joined by President Obama’s former chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan, about his new White House memoir, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America.

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Hard NOC Life 289: What to Expect from DC Studios

This week, Britney is still out but Dominic and Keith are here to discuss the fallout from the gigantic news that James Gunn and Peter Safran are the co-heads of the new DC Studios. What does that mean for the Distinguished Competition going forward? Also, they break down the trailers for the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (coincidentally announced the same day as Gunn’s DC takeover), Quantumania, and how to pronounce “Namor.” They also catch up on the latest episodes of Andor.

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James Gunn and Peter Safran to Lead Newly Formed DC Studios

Well, that settles it. Warner Bros. Discovery has found their own K.E.V.I.N robot to lead the DC Universe in film, television, and animation. Actually, make that robots, plural, as Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that James Gunn and producer Peter Safran will be co-CEOs of the newly created DC Studios.

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Hard NOC Life 288: ‘Black Adam’ is Panned by… IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT CRITICS THINK

This week, Britney and Dominic are out, so Keith brought in his brother Raymond to review Dwayne Johnson’s first foray into superhero films, Black Adam and incorporate as many WWF Attitude-era Rock catchphrases as possible. They also talk about Henry Cavill’s future as Superman… for some reason.

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‘Black Adam’ is Less Than the Sum of its Parts but Still a Fun Time

“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change,” we’ve heard for weeks on end from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Did it really change that much with the release of Black Adam? Honestly? Yeah, kind of!

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Sarah Shahi and Mo Amer on ‘Black Adam’ and Speaking Truth to (Super)Power

With Black Adam poised to be the DCEU’s latest foray onto the big screen, we recently got to sit down with stars Sarah Shahi and Mohammed “Mo” Amer to talk about their roles in the film, the importance of representation, and the ability of diverse stories to speak truth to power.

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Under Armour’s Project Rock x ‘Black Adam’ Performance Wear is Now Available

With only two weeks until “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe” changes with the release of Black Adam, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC have revealed a most electrifying assortment of related merch, including the launch of Under Armour’s highly anticipated Black Adam collab under Dwayne Johnson’s Project Rock performance brand.

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We Watched the New ‘Black Adam’ Trailer with the Justice Society

Every once in a while, life gives you quick opportunities I like to call treats: I had the privilege last Wednesday to spend a toasty but beautiful afternoon on the Warner Bros. Burbank lot for a sneak preview of the now-recently-released Black Adam trailer and an intimate Q&A session with some of the leading cast of the upcoming action flick.

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Hard NOC Life 279: That’s What ‘She-Hulk’ Said

The gang’s all here! Keith, Britney, and Dominic reunite to talk more about the HBO Max fallout from the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. Keith also reviews DC League of Super-Pets before the crew breaks down the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+.

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Hard NOC Life 278: Keith’s COVID Quarantine Catch-Up

Keith is back! He joins Britney to share what he’s been watching while out with COVID — like Amazon’s The Boys and Paper Girls. He also give his two cents on the whole DC debacle over at Warner Bros. Discovery.

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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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‘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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Hard NOC Life 276: Comic-Con Forever

With Keith out, Britney and Dominic assemble the West Coast Lituation Room as Vanessa Shark and Brother Nate Milton join to talk all the news that came out of San Diego Comic-Con, particularly Marvel Studios’ rousing Hall H presentation and the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer.

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Bradley Constant Talks ‘Young Rock’ at the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet

While covering the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet, I spoke with Bradley Constant about his NBC series, Young Rock. The show is set to return this November for its third season on Fridays at 8:30 PM.

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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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