Warner Bros’ Barbie was undeniably the most popular film of 2023, which is why they’ve kept it in theaters and away from home viewing as long as possible. Bot now that every last box office dime has been counted and stored away, it’s at last time for the streaming debut a lot of people have been impatient for. Barbie arrives on Max in less than two weeks, December 15.
Warner Bros Japan released a full trailer for their upcoming anime movie Suicide Squad ISEKAI today. It’s just the latest in an unexpected avalanche of Suicide Squad related material from DC — we’ve had movies, we’ve had shows, we’ve had new comics and there will at some point be a video game. This reporter never thought he’d have to write the words “Amanda Waller” so many times.
Forget Wonka — the one prequel everybody actually DOES want from Warner Bros is Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, the follow-up to Mad Max Fury Road from the same director, George Miller. The trailer was suddenly dropped tonight, and looks as amazing as you might expect, though some of those CG shots make the thing look like a cartoon. Eh, it’s a work in progress, right?
Another week, another PR nightmare for Warner Bros of their own making. The studio’s streaming service, Max, has released its list of titles coming in December and leaving before the New Year. There are a lot of good things on that list that have no guarantee of showing up anywhere else, but what leapt out to people was the mention that Looney Tunes was leaving. The whole thing.
This is it, folks: this is the last remaining scrap of the Old DC Cinematic Universe before the new James Gunn-led guard takes over. The first Aquaman was a relatively nice-sized hit for WB, but nothing is guaranteed in this Superhero Fatigue plagued world, especially for a continuity everyone knows is being abandoned and doesn’t matter. We doubt Aquaman 2 will sell very well. But it’s happening anyway.
Who guessed that the miracle fourth season of Superman And Lois on The CW would also be its last? If you did, congratulations, you win a leftover candy apple from three days ago.
Well, here we finally go. Nearly a year after everyone expected it to show up, the final half-season of Doom Patrol is finally, definitively scheduled for an October debut. Will we ever know why we had to wait so long? Probably not. But at least we finally have this trailer we’ve been waiting many months to receive.
Season four of Doom Patrol — its final season — was split up by Max to air in two parts. It was believed that those two parts would appear at the same time as its sister series Titans, since up to that point, they tended to premiere together. But when Titans finished its run last spring, the last six episodes of Doom Patrol did not appear alongside it.
It’s almost time for Max (the streamer, not the rich brat) to release a couple of cartoons with well-known stars that we’ve been waiting for a long time. Both will finally make their television debuts within a month.
Most of DC’s animated superhero movies of late have been adaptions of famous one-shot stories from their library…and they’re kind of running out of them. Their next two projects were announced at SDCC this weekend, and both of them have been adapted before in other media.
Bruce Broughton’s Tiny Toons theme is a work of art, lively and infectious while managing to sound like something that would have played in an actual Looney Tunes short. It’s also one of the most heavily nostalgic melodies this reporter knows, having heard it hundreds of times during my youth. They didn’t mess with perfection for Tiny Toons Looniversity, the reboot coming later this year. You can now see the theme in its entirety thanks to an SDCC panel.
One of the more unusual announcements out of SDCC came from DC, who has just revealed Heroes United, something they call an “interactive streaming series.”