DC News: SDCC Edition

DC may have stayed away from the big stage of Hall H,but it doesn’t mean there wasn’t a presence of DC properties. The news is mostly relegated to DC Universe and The CW Arrowverse television properties. Here is a breakdown of the news that was released starting with the DC Universe.

DC Universe

Young Justice

Young Justice: Outsiders has been renewed for its fourth season with production already in progress for DC Universe.

Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol will return in 2020 with its second season. Interestingly enough the new season of Doom Patrol will simultaneously be released on both DC Universe were it originated and Warner’s new streaming service HBO MAX. The first season will also become available on HBO Max at the release of the second season.

Titans

The second season of Titans will premiere September 6th and see our heroes of the first season joined by Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent/Superboy, Drew Van Acker as Aqualad, Natlie Gumede as Mercy Graves, Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne, Chella Man as Jericho Wilson, Chelsea T. Zhang as Rose Wilson, and Esai Morales as Deathstroke. If new Titans weren’t enough, our heroes will get new costume redesigns as well. Footage was shown including first looks at some of the new cast, but the clip is not yet available online. No word if this or other DC Universe shows will also be available on HBO MAX like Doom Patrol will.

Harley Quinn

The pilot episode of the Harley Quinn animated show was shown as well as the first trailer which can be seen below. Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) voices the title character and is joined by an impressive cast that includes but is not limited to Diedrich Bader, Jason Alexander, J.B. Smooth, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Jim Rash, Lake Bell and Alan Tudyk as the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker.

Arrowverse on The CW

Arrow

The eighth and final season of Arrow premieres Tuesday, October 15 on The CW. This season will the see return of both Josh Segarra as Adrian Chase and Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn . Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) has joined the cast in the series regular role of John Diggle, Jr., a.k.a. JJ. This season we’ll see what becomes of the promise Oliver Queen gave to give up his life to save that of both Kara and Barry as well be a culmination of eight years of storytelling. The archer himself, Stephen Amell had some words to say during the panel:

“Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever…There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.”

Check out season 8’s sizzle reel below:

Flash

In this the sixth season of The Flash, Sendhil Ramamurthy will take on the villainous role Dr. Ramsey Rosso aka Bloodwork. In this interpretation of the villain from DC Comics, Bloodwork is a former colleague of STAR Labs’ Caitlin Snow whom after an unexpected event reunite and rekindle their friendship. However the friendly reunion doesn’t last long as his desire to defy the laws of nature takes him down a dark path, turning him into the monstrous Bloodwork. The sixth season of The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 8 on The CW. Check out season 6’s sizzle reel below:

Supergirl

Joining the cast of the fifth season are Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas aka Acrata and Staz Nair as William Dey. Andrea Rojas is the heir to a Central American tech empire who makes a hostile advance into the world of media. Rojas also known as Acrata in the comics as a teleporting vigilante. Whilst William Dey is a cynical reporter who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism, who will stop at nothing to get his story. The new season appears to be very timely and meta representing our current culture of reliance on devices. The trailer also reveals a new suit for Kara and it has pants! Supergirl returns October 6th on The CW. Check out season 5’s sizzle reel below:

Black Lightning

The upcoming second season sees The Markovian War coming for Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family. Check out season 2’s sizzle reel below:


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