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DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/03 11:07:49


Post by: Paradigm


Hmm. Wonder if that means that we'll get these shows on Netflix in the UK then, like CBS did with Discovery. I'll be very annoyed if we don't get Young Justice S3 over here at all, the rest I can probably take or leave.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/03 11:19:53


Post by: Lance845


Ive got an inside with someone who works on the project. This has been being worked on for some time now. It's kind of an all around service that is supposed to include comics (by issue and trade) along with all their tv and movie properties (not that many of those are any good).

I think they are trying to get it out the door before disney launches their streaming service.

Not just a netflix, but an everything DC app/service.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/03 13:28:24


Post by: reds8n


.. huh, makes sense.

ta.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/03 17:50:03


Post by: Turnip Jedi


what is the draw of Dr Quinzell, I honestly don't get it, but Swampy might mean more Constantine (and more grumping from Alan)


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/04 00:03:15


Post by: Easy E


Why?

I am really sick of the fragmentation of the market on digital streaming services.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/07 23:41:26


Post by: Dreadwinter


 Easy E wrote:
Why?

I am really sick of the fragmentation of the market on digital streaming services.


Capitalism. Everybody wants a piece of that streaming pie.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/08 06:40:46


Post by: Yodhrin


 Dreadwinter wrote:
 Easy E wrote:
Why?

I am really sick of the fragmentation of the market on digital streaming services.


Capitalism. Everybody wants a piece of that streaming pie.


And they'll all get their ever-smaller pieces of pie, every time another of them strikes out alone because 100% of 10 is always more appealing than 10% of 1,000,000 to these morons they'll blame "pirates" and whatever else they can find to excuse the failures of their inevitably counter-productive, short-termist, blind greed, and in ten years we'll end up right back at the beginning of the cycle with some new technology driving a big consolidation except with even fewer consumer rights(because we had to give them up to stop the ebil piwates, natch).

But yeah, sure, best system of economics ever


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/08 08:10:02


Post by: Dreadwinter


I'm not saying it's the best system. I'm not even saying it is a good system. But that is what's happening here. Unless one of the friends in my group that shares streaming services picks this up, I will not be getting it myself. I don't need Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, Disney, AND DC. I will stick with what I got. DC, Disney, and Amazon can go do whatever somewhere else. (did I miss any new ones popping up?)

Aside from a few characters, I have very little interest in DC anyways. Though, I am very attached to those characters. They could entice me over, but I am seriously doubting it.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/08 09:09:54


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Hey look. DC announced things with a bunch of logos.

Never seen that before.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/08 14:43:39


Post by: AduroT


 Dreadwinter wrote:
I'm not saying it's the best system. I'm not even saying it is a good system. But that is what's happening here. Unless one of the friends in my group that shares streaming services picks this up, I will not be getting it myself. I don't need Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, Disney, AND DC. I will stick with what I got. DC, Disney, and Amazon can go do whatever somewhere else. (did I miss any new ones popping up?)

Aside from a few characters, I have very little interest in DC anyways. Though, I am very attached to those characters. They could entice me over, but I am seriously doubting it.


CBS.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/08 15:19:57


Post by: Lance845


Im all for the disney one. But thats mostly due to a consistent quality and the absorption of all fox properties.

The dc one is interesting only in that its a combination of marvel unlimited and all the tv/movie stuff. But again, quality is consistently low. So less excited.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/09 14:43:19


Post by: Easy E


When it bombs, do you think they will sell them to Netflix/Amazon to show or just can them?


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 11:34:08


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


I do wonder if studios understand what it is I, and by extension I assume most, enjoy about Netflix and Amazon Prime?

It's not the specific shows, though I will of course continue to book release days off to binge the latest Marvel offering (well, mebbes not Ironfist Season 2...). It's the backlog of stuff. Perhaps tonight I want to watch a cookery programme. Then again, I could plump for a specific episode of Gotham to rewatch, because I really enjoyed it first time around.

I currently subscribe to four streaming services. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Shudder (purely Horror/Thriller content), and WWE Network (because it's cheaper than paying for individual PPVs).

Those, alongside catch-up services are all I need. And to be honest, about all I'm willing to afford. I don't begrudge any of them their cost, because across the four I've got tonnes of content to chew through. Shudder and WWE of course are the specialists there.

But do you really think I want just a DC streaming service? Well, perhaps. But I won't be looking to pay more than a quid a month for it.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 14:07:06


Post by: gorgon


I feel like I'm the only one who actually read what Lance said.

It's not just a DC Netflix. It's a combination of streaming service and digital comic book library. Marvel has a digital comics service called Marvel Unlimited...think it's $10/month for access to 20,000 back issues. So to a comic book person, getting the DC equivalent plus the movie and TV stuff and these new shows -- potentially for a similar price? -- isn't a bad deal. And will it include the DC animated stuff? Plenty of good content there too.

I'm interested, depending on the price. And not just for me -- the kids would love having all those shows AND comics.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 15:05:36


Post by: Yodhrin


 gorgon wrote:
I feel like I'm the only one who actually read what Lance said.

It's not just a DC Netflix. It's a combination of streaming service and digital comic book library. Marvel has a digital comics service called Marvel Unlimited...think it's $10/month for access to 20,000 back issues. So to a comic book person, getting the DC equivalent plus the movie and TV stuff and these new shows -- potentially for a similar price? -- isn't a bad deal. And will it include the DC animated stuff? Plenty of good content there too.

I'm interested, depending on the price. And not just for me -- the kids would love having all those shows AND comics.


Which is fine, if you read comics. If you don't, it's DC charging you extra for a bunch of stuff you're not interested in so you can access the things you are interested in.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 15:29:39


Post by: gorgon


 Yodhrin wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
I feel like I'm the only one who actually read what Lance said.

It's not just a DC Netflix. It's a combination of streaming service and digital comic book library. Marvel has a digital comics service called Marvel Unlimited...think it's $10/month for access to 20,000 back issues. So to a comic book person, getting the DC equivalent plus the movie and TV stuff and these new shows -- potentially for a similar price? -- isn't a bad deal. And will it include the DC animated stuff? Plenty of good content there too.

I'm interested, depending on the price. And not just for me -- the kids would love having all those shows AND comics.


Which is fine, if you read comics. If you don't, it's DC charging you extra for a bunch of stuff you're not interested in so you can access the things you are interested in.


That's where pricing comes in. If this ends up at $8-10/month, you're still getting whichever side you're interested in at a fairly competitive price compared to either Marvel Unlimited or other streaming services. Plus the other side.

If that doesn't work for you, that's fine. But I can definitely see how there would be some demand for the service if the price is right.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 18:04:02


Post by: Lance845


 Yodhrin wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
I feel like I'm the only one who actually read what Lance said.

It's not just a DC Netflix. It's a combination of streaming service and digital comic book library. Marvel has a digital comics service called Marvel Unlimited...think it's $10/month for access to 20,000 back issues. So to a comic book person, getting the DC equivalent plus the movie and TV stuff and these new shows -- potentially for a similar price? -- isn't a bad deal. And will it include the DC animated stuff? Plenty of good content there too.

I'm interested, depending on the price. And not just for me -- the kids would love having all those shows AND comics.


Which is fine, if you read comics. If you don't, it's DC charging you extra for a bunch of stuff you're not interested in so you can access the things you are interested in.


Thats a dumb argument. I dont want half the garbage on netflix. I never feel like they are charging me for all the stuff i dont want so i can access the things i do want.

I wont watch batman and robin, but i do want to watch batman the animated series. I can go out and buy the dvds of the thing i do want or pay for a streaming service and have access to it all.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 18:42:34


Post by: Yodhrin


 gorgon wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
I feel like I'm the only one who actually read what Lance said.

It's not just a DC Netflix. It's a combination of streaming service and digital comic book library. Marvel has a digital comics service called Marvel Unlimited...think it's $10/month for access to 20,000 back issues. So to a comic book person, getting the DC equivalent plus the movie and TV stuff and these new shows -- potentially for a similar price? -- isn't a bad deal. And will it include the DC animated stuff? Plenty of good content there too.

I'm interested, depending on the price. And not just for me -- the kids would love having all those shows AND comics.


Which is fine, if you read comics. If you don't, it's DC charging you extra for a bunch of stuff you're not interested in so you can access the things you are interested in.


That's where pricing comes in. If this ends up at $8-10/month, you're still getting whichever side you're interested in at a fairly competitive price compared to either Marvel Unlimited or other streaming services. Plus the other side.

If that doesn't work for you, that's fine. But I can definitely see how there would be some demand for the service if the price is right.


You might think it's competitive, I don't because I'm considering it in the broader context of my total spend on entertainment. The whole appeal of streaming was the consolidation and accompanying affordability, if these companies are now going to go back on that and take us back to the days when accessing a reasonable variety of content cost nigh on a hundred quid, then they're just going to find that consumers will go right back to the prior arrangement as well by pirating all their stuff, and they can have 100% of none of my money at all.

 Lance845 wrote:
 Yodhrin wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
I feel like I'm the only one who actually read what Lance said.

It's not just a DC Netflix. It's a combination of streaming service and digital comic book library. Marvel has a digital comics service called Marvel Unlimited...think it's $10/month for access to 20,000 back issues. So to a comic book person, getting the DC equivalent plus the movie and TV stuff and these new shows -- potentially for a similar price? -- isn't a bad deal. And will it include the DC animated stuff? Plenty of good content there too.

I'm interested, depending on the price. And not just for me -- the kids would love having all those shows AND comics.


Which is fine, if you read comics. If you don't, it's DC charging you extra for a bunch of stuff you're not interested in so you can access the things you are interested in.


Thats a dumb argument. I dont want half the garbage on netflix. I never feel like they are charging me for all the stuff i dont want so i can access the things i do want.

I wont watch batman and robin, but i do want to watch batman the animated series. I can go out and buy the dvds of the thing i do want or pay for a streaming service and have access to it all.


No chief, that's a dumb argument, because the stuff you're not bothering to watch on Netflix aren't random magazines. If my goal is to watch DC animated movies, and DC comes along with their hand out insisting I pay a bigger subscription than is really necessary for that because I would also have access to a bunch of comics to read, that's a crappy deal because all I want from the arrangement is the animated movies, while the whole point of Netflix is to provide a one-stop-shop for streaming TV and movies. I mean, DC could tack on an extra five bucks a month to sign you up for a Cheeses of the World sampler subscription(that costs them one buck a month to run) - would that be added value in your eyes, or extraneous guff being used to inflate the price of what you actually wanted?


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 19:47:29


Post by: Lance845


So your argument is that if it costs more than netflix and other similar services than you feel like its bs and your climbing to the top of that hill now before any pricing has been announced.

Great.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 20:38:11


Post by: Easy E


I have a lot of interest in the content, but I don;t want to have to subscribe to a million different services to get it.

One of the main retail motivators is Convenience. Multiple streaming services does nto appeal to that need anymore. I might as well go to my local video store.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/10 21:32:11


Post by: gorgon


 Easy E wrote:
I have a lot of interest in the content, but I don;t want to have to subscribe to a million different services to get it.

One of the main retail motivators is Convenience. Multiple streaming services does nto appeal to that need anymore. I might as well go to my local video store.


The fragmentation thing is frustrating, but it's been the same way with premium channels for decades. No matter how many of those suckers you have, the one movie or series you really want to see is on the one you don't. *shrug* This may be how a la carte television is finally born...not from the unbundling of what we're offered from cable companies like people always assumed, but from the creation of many subscription streaming services.

In this case, I think it's pretty hard to complain about the offering until we know the price. They're at least trying to do something different/extra in terms of the content available. There will, of course, always be those people who complain about having to pay for the crust on the pizza when they don't eat it. Not much you can do about that, and those people probably won't be your customers anyway.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/05/11 15:47:48


Post by: Mysterio


 Easy E wrote:
I have a lot of interest in the content, but I don;t want to have to subscribe to a million different services to get it.

One of the main retail motivators is Convenience. Multiple streaming services does nto appeal to that need anymore. I might as well go to my local video store.


1) You...have a local video store? (And no, a Redbox doesn't count!)

2) If you really do, you sure that it will be around much longer?

3) Are you visiting us from...1998?


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 18:29:40


Post by: Kanluwen


Little bit of threadomancy but...
First look at Robin in costume for "Titans"


Official announcement of "DC Universe" streaming service



DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 18:32:29


Post by: Lance845


I think its hilarious that they keep using Tim Drakes look for Dick Grayson.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 18:50:04


Post by: Mysterio


A TV series and/or Movie will almost always borrow from wherever to make whatever.

Sometimes it even works out for the best too!


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 18:57:29


Post by: Paradigm


That is a pretty badass look for Robin, borrowed or not. Besides, I'd rather that than the 'Boy Wonder' look.

Do we know if Dan Abnett is involved in the Titans series at all? His work on their run since just before Rebirth has been pretty phenomenal, so if he's on board for the show then that's massively more interesting.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 19:01:47


Post by: Lance845


Id rather just see Tim Drake. Dick Grayson was always at his best when he split off to be Nightwing and Tim was always the best Robin who was actually closest to being Batman.

It is what it is.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 19:04:19


Post by: Kanluwen


 Paradigm wrote:
That is a pretty badass look for Robin, borrowed or not. Besides, I'd rather that than the 'Boy Wonder' look.

Do we know if Dan Abnett is involved in the Titans series at all? His work on their run since just before Rebirth has been pretty phenomenal, so if he's on board for the show then that's massively more interesting.

I don't know if Dan Abnett is, but Bryan Edward Hill(currently doing a run on Detective Comics, has been doing the Hong Kong Phooey/Black Lightning crossover comic, and of course far far more) is.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 19:04:58


Post by: Paradigm


I've always preferred Grayson with the Titans. Tim is at his best with Batman, I agree, and he's shone in Detective Comics over the last couple of years, but in a super-team dynamic Grayson works better, whether that's as Robin or Nightwing.

Damain is probably my favourite Robin as Robin, all the others went on to become cooler once they become Nightwing/Red Hood/Red Robin/Spoiler, but I'm not a fan of him in the Titans (too much Teen, not enough Titan )


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 19:13:31


Post by: Lance845


I just feel like there is a potential dynamic lost. When Tim is leading the Titans you get the bo staff detective guy (The Teen Titans cartoon was 100% the Tim Drake character with Dick Greysons name and love interest) but when things get grim and he looses his way he has Nightwing to look to for advice without Batman coming in and just overshadowing everything.

When it's Dick Greyson as the team leader you have nowhere to go but Batman and ultimately you end up giving him Tim Drakes qualities because Dick is more or less boring as all hell as Robin.


Also, appears my guy was right. It's not just streaming DC tv and movies. It's everything DC.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/06/28 22:01:02


Post by: timetowaste85


How much is a membership? Sounds awesome, and I’m honestly digging the Robin look. Badass.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/19 14:42:24


Post by: reds8n







language warning ahoy !


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/19 16:20:54


Post by: gorgon


The service is $7.99 a month, or $74.99 yearly. Preorder now and you get 3 free months plus get entered into a sweepstakes to attend the Aquaman premiere.

It won’t include access to DC’s entire library of comics. Instead it’ll be a ‘curated’, rotating selection that will apparently still number in the thousands. That’s still cool, and something my kids will love.

I’m gonna take the plunge.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/19 16:41:22


Post by: VictorVonTzeentch


 reds8n wrote:





language warning ahoy !


Well... thats a thing.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/19 16:47:30


Post by: Spinner


Today I learned that a DVD collection of the old Teen Titans cartoon isn't really all that expensive.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 14:30:22


Post by: Easy E


Teen Titans does not seem like the property to go all "Grim and Dark" with. What do I know though.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 14:36:09


Post by: AdeptSister


So today I learned how all those Transformers fans felt when Michael Bay "Michael Bay"ed their beloved property...

*Sigh*...This looks like this will be very disappointing.

At least I still have the great comics and cartoons...


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 15:28:00


Post by: reds8n


https://heroichollywood.com/jason-todd-donna-troy-dc-titans/

"Johns revealed the news during his spotlight panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Jason Todd and Donna Troy, also known as Robin and Wonder Girl, have been rumored to appear in the series for some time. Set pictures have surfaced of Todd in civilian clothes, played by Girl Meets World‘s Curran Walters, last month. Troy will be played by Conor Leslie, who has appeared on such shows as The Man in the High Castle and The Blacklist

Do you think the young heroes will suit up in Titans‘ first season? Comment below!

Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.

DC’s Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Dwain Murphy as Negative Man, Jake Michaels as Cliff Steel, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Conor Leslie as Wonder Girl, with Curran Walters set to appear as Jason Todd."


I'm more psyched about the Doom Patrol stuff TBH.



DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 15:39:02


Post by: gorgon


Maybe think of it as three flavors of Titans? You have the mild flavor in the form of Teen Titans Go!...no heat and safe for sensitive palates. Then there's the medium flavor in the Teen Titans cartoon...a solid amount of bite (angst). Then there's Titans...extra spicy, containing ghost pepper angst!

Seriously though, if the idea was to ape the cartoon, they would have just produced new seasons of it. Seems clear that they're going for a new audience with this, and not so much the people that want to relive their childhood or whatever. Now, is it going to be any good and find its audience? Dunno.

The service has other stuff I'm interested in, so I'll probably give Titans a try.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 15:46:57


Post by: Paradigm


The trailer just strikes me as trying far too hard to be cool at the expense of actually getting these characters right, especially Dick Grayson who seems to have got his script mixed up with Jason from what we see there.

I imagine it's a lot to do with trying to disassociate the 'Teen' part of the name so as not to put people off. But where, for instance, Dan Abnett's recent work with them has just taken the team and portrayed them as fundamentally the same people with the same problems, just more more mature and wordly, the show just seems to use 'more violent and sweary' as shorthand for the fact they're now adults.






DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 16:17:56


Post by: Spinner


 gorgon wrote:
Maybe think of it as three flavors of Titans? You have the mild flavor in the form of Teen Titans Go!...no heat and safe for sensitive palates. Then there's the medium flavor in the Teen Titans cartoon...a solid amount of bite (angst). Then there's Titans...extra spicy, containing ghost pepper angst!

Seriously though, if the idea was to ape the cartoon, they would have just produced new seasons of it. Seems clear that they're going for a new audience with this, and not so much the people that want to relive their childhood or whatever. Now, is it going to be any good and find its audience? Dunno.

The service has other stuff I'm interested in, so I'll probably give Titans a try.


It's not really that, honestly. They're comic book characters, there's five billion different versions of them, I wasn't really looking for them to just do the cartoon again in live action. The trailer just seems to be a weird blend of odd character choices (you want a Robin that hates Batman and casually breaks necks, just age up Damian a bit! Raven's coming to everyone to help? Starfire silently incinerates people?) and continuing the decisions that turn me off of the DC movies. I don't want to poop on things other people like, but unlike the classic show, this one is definitely not for me.

Now, it could change my mind in a heartbeat if they took some of the utterly ridiculous villains and tried to play them super edgy and dead serious. I want Benedict Cumberbatch in old man makeup playing Mad Mod as a Moriarty-esque serial killer.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 18:48:35


Post by: ZebioLizard2


Given the Nightwing hatred of batman and overall kill attitude you'd think he's the Red Hood instead.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 19:17:24


Post by: Kanluwen


 Paradigm wrote:
The trailer just strikes me as trying far too hard to be cool at the expense of actually getting these characters right, especially Dick Grayson who seems to have got his script mixed up with Jason from what we see there.

Or alternatively, they might be doing a transitional period--Dick didn't become Nightwing overnight, it was a decision he made to try to separate himself from Batman. At least that was the 'origin' of that alias.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 19:34:15


Post by: Paradigm


 Kanluwen wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
The trailer just strikes me as trying far too hard to be cool at the expense of actually getting these characters right, especially Dick Grayson who seems to have got his script mixed up with Jason from what we see there.

Or alternatively, they might be doing a transitional period--Dick didn't become Nightwing overnight, it was a decision he made to try to separate himself from Batman. At least that was the 'origin' of that alias.


Even so, there's separation from Batman and there's open hostility towards him and his methods/rules. Dick Grayson is of course not Batman, but outside of an Elseworlds story, I can't see him ever snapping a man's neck in cold blood. There are two other Robins who'd have no qualms about it, but Dick has always been the one to uphold Batman's ethos.

Nightwing has always been about being better, not worse. and even if this is depicting something prior to that, I think it's a disservice to the character to have him happily commit murder. In the wider context of the trailer, it just comes across to me as a convenient way to say 'look at how edgy we are' in order to distance itself from the previous Titans material and also from the less violent/sweary CW shows.

I'm all for trying something different, but Grayson here seems to lack the goodness and compassion that have defined him as Robin, Nightwing and Batman.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
But since this is the general DC streaming thread here's a much more promising trailer for Young Justice s3




DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/20 20:02:58


Post by: Lance845


Lobo. Neat.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/21 07:16:01


Post by: AduroT


I don’t really have a problem with the F Batman line. All Robins go thru that phase, often repeatedly, just not in mediums where they’re allowed to swear. It’s the him just straight murdering people that makes it so very wrong.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/21 07:33:07


Post by: Crimson Devil


Damn, I was interested in Titans. It's one of my favorite Comics, but that trailer has put me off.

My hopes for Doom Patrol are dimmer now.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/21 19:36:02


Post by: timetowaste85


Jason Todd snapping a man’s neck? Totally in character. Dick Grayson doing it? Hell freaking no. Treat it as an Elseworld’s version of Teen Titans, or it sounds like disappointment is the only outcome.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/21 19:52:54


Post by: Turnip Jedi


 AduroT wrote:
I don’t really have a problem with the F Batman line. All Robins go thru that phase, often repeatedly, just not in mediums where they’re allowed to swear. It’s the him just straight murdering people that makes it so very wrong.


shouldn't it be 'f the goddam Batman' for extra meme points

Looks passable but like a lot of Super-TV the expensive FX powers tend to suffer a smidge


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/22 00:40:25


Post by: Compel


 AduroT wrote:
It’s the him just straight murdering people that makes it so very wrong.


I'm not THAT sure he did. I think the trailer might have been cut that way but... It wouldn't surprise me if things were a little different.

For example, brekaing the guys neck, it could be that the intention during the show is him breaking the guys jaw. - Which is still nasty and angsty but... Technically not killing.

And the guns, watching it in slow motion, the impression I got was him firing over everyones heads, thus forcing them all to flinch down and duck. Rather than doing a Robocop style gun them all down.


I'm happy to admit if/when I end up being wrong, but for the moment at least, I'm going to go for the less bad interpretation.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/22 04:13:28


Post by: Lance845


Anyone in the bat family using a gun on any level feels wrong. Robin shouldn't be firing a gun over their heads like Batman shouldn't be using a gun to kill mercs in BvS.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/07/23 04:23:25


Post by: Skaorn


considering one of the big setups for Batman retiring and let Gotham crumble in Batman Beyond was that he used a gun, you'd think that other series borrowing from the same mythos would show a similar consideration to their use by a member of the bat family. Also you'd think that Robin would have enough sense to realize that, even if shooting over the thugs heads, that those bullets might end up going into an office or apartment building. It'd be kind of ironic if he fired over their heads and shot some kid in their bedroom of some janitor who just happened to be in the wrong place.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/10/13 08:27:37


Post by: AduroT


Saw the first episode. It’s even darker than the trailer led you to believe. The heroes kill like a dozen people in that first episode alone.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/10/13 11:53:01


Post by: Lance845


And then you get the basic issue of, if batman and robin are killers then why is the joker alive?

Bane?

Poison ivy?

Penguin?

If they are even willing to kill regular thugs then how does this universe have villians that ever make it to jail/arkham?


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/10/13 12:02:20


Post by: Compel


My main hangup (the UK doesn't get it yet) would be Robin killing people.

Starfire, from an alien world with different laws and views of morality, sure.

Raven... is just a mess.I could see her resolving to not killing people but making the 'hard choices.'

Beast Boy, I wouldn't say casually killing someone, but put in the right situation, could be strong character out of it.


So yeah, overall, as long as Robin doesn't kill people, I'm good.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/10/13 23:15:43


Post by: Voss


 Easy E wrote:
Teen Titans does not seem like the property to go all "Grim and Dark" with. What do I know though.


Red Letter Media did an amusing show on the Comic Con trailers, which included the various DC things. They were iffy on Aquaman, fairly interested in Shazam, and the Titans trailer just got hysterical, braying laughter, then a depressed sigh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD2UE0tJ66Y
(19:00ish for Titans)


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/10/14 14:51:47


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I think titans could be good

it's not as if superheros & teams haven't had constant changes of writers where they change significantly in terms of motivation & behaviour

so as long as they can sell the new personalities and it's an interesting/well shot show bring it on (there's plenty of ways to explain why Robin is killing now he's left Batman..... or has left Batman because he's killing so as long as they explain it eventually that's fine)


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/10/14 14:58:36


Post by: Voss


Eh. Going by the trailers, I'd say the only thing really promising they've got is young justice. The trailer alone has more depth, character development and actual relationships than anything I've seen in the DC movies or TV shows. Par for the course, really. Their animated shows are their only consistently good product.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/10/14 17:15:28


Post by: Crimson Devil


Here a no spoilers review of the first three Titans episodes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goeLYat4L5E


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/11/04 02:09:15


Post by: AduroT


They managed not to kill anyone this week finally! Not even a maiming or crippling! Maybe some psychological trauma when Robin beat up an innocent dude in front of his kid, but he felt bad about it afterwards, and Starfire paid the dude off so I’m sure it’s ok.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/12/21 16:59:15


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DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/12/21 17:21:25


Post by: gorgon


I just signed up for the service! Bought the year for $60, since I'm definitely going to hang on at least until the Swamp Thing season is over. And at that point I'd probably be in for about $45 anyway.

And we'll be using it for all the comics. I'm going to introduce my oldest to the classic Wolfman-Perez Titans series.

It will be interesting to see how Doom Patrol compares to Netflix's Umbrella Academy.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/12/21 17:42:51


Post by: Voss


Well, the comics that are actually there. They've got really limited runs (just a year or two usually) of a shockingly small selection of titles. For big titles they've got a couple different eras, but if you want to follow a storyline or a specific series for a while, you're out of luck. Some just aren't there full stop.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/12/21 18:29:46


Post by: Compel


The show looks fun, but dear god, Cyborg looks horrendous. - I think it's the facial hair. It just doesn't work at all with the eyepiece.

As a sidenote, I actually liked Cyborg's reformatted costume at the end of the Justice League movie.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/12/21 19:00:07


Post by: gorgon


Voss wrote:
Well, the comics that are actually there. They've got really limited runs (just a year or two usually) of a shocking small selection of titles. For big titles they've got a couple different eras, but if you want to follow a storyline or a specific series for a while, you're out of luck. Some just aren't there full stop.


Yeah, I know it's a curated selection. I think it's fine though...we'll mostly be browsing instead of looking for particular items. The first 12 issues or so of that Titans run was there when I looked, which fits the bill.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/12/22 05:49:51


Post by: AduroT


I find it impressive that Titans can do a whole episode centered around Batman without ever showing his face or hearing him speak.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2018/12/22 23:39:18


Post by: Yodhrin


Eh, it didn't really work for me. Not because the episode was bad per se, but because it was bad as a "season finale", IMO. Den of Geek's review did(for a change) have an interesting thought on that though - by all accounts "Season 2" is going to be more like "Season 1, Part Deux", ie Titans isn't a "prestige" show, it's a regular 20+ episode season hacked in two to present the appearance of a "prestige" show. Which is dumb.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/14 21:49:18


Post by: Paradigm


Decided to give Titans a look as it's just shown up on Netflix over here, largely expecting to confirm my suspicions that it'd be over-edgy rubbish that totally missed the point of the team (which I've come to appreciate a lot over the last year or so)... and while the jury's still out on that last part, I'm actually enjoying it a lot so far.

4 episodes in, and yes, it's a tad overly dark at times and rage-Robin still bugs me a bit (if only because I reckon that story works far better with Jason or Damien than Dick), but it strikes me as a pretty well-made show. Everyone is convicing as the versions of the characters they're portraying*, the narrative has remained fairly tight, engaging and light on CW-esque drama thus far, and the production values are largely great, though the Beast Boy tiger is a little dodgy at times.

Certainly engaged enough to see it through, and open now to the other series being decent as well, especially after the episode that was basically a Doom Patrol pilot (though to be fair, I have no existing knowledge on that team, unlike the Titans, so it may well have been way off-base).

I do think the initial trailers and the ' Batman' nonsense really mis-sold the tone of the show, it's not nearly as relentlessly grimdark as it seemed... And a lot of the relentless grimdark that is there is centred on Raven, so yeah, fair enough, she should be pretty damn freaky!

*Not saying they're necessarily 'accurate' portrayals, but in a vacuum the versions we see are believable enough.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/14 22:10:49


Post by: gorgon


I can't say that I loved Titans, but it was better than I thought it would be. And it seems like this season showed us the characters at their darkest moments.

The one I'm looking forward to/half dreading is Doom Patrol. I'm not sure if they can capture the right vibe, but I'm looking forward to the attempt.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/14 22:31:38


Post by: Compel


I've seen episode 2 so far, starting episode 3. I'm not loving it, really. I'd class it still as overly edgy, but not quite as overly edgy as it was made out to be.

But I mean, come on, Robin chucking a robinarang into someones eyeball? And the obsession with cheek gouging... Urgh...


And the thing is, I'm not exactly a Teen Titans purist, I saw one episode of the cartoon and my main takeaway from it was, "this is super hyper and really gigantically massively hurts my eyes, am I actually slightly epileptic?"

My main understanding of the titans is from the two movies - Justice League VS The Teen Titans and Judas Contract.

Even then, it doesn't really fit...


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/15 01:06:40


Post by: Lance845


Young justice is probably the bezt portrayal of the titans to date.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/15 05:41:29


Post by: AduroT


Titans on its own isn’t a bad show, but it’s a poor depiction of the Teen Titans I thought. If it was original characters it would be better imho.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/19 17:08:32


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


So. Titans, eh?

It’s on Netflix in the U.K., dunno about elsewhere. And I’m currently watching the first episode.

As someone that effing loathes the Teen Titans cartoons, this has properly twisted my melon, in that it’s good!

Opening scenes are excellent and atmospheric. Will definitely be devouring all the other episodes.

But once again, I’m left baffled that Marvel can’t cobble together a decent TV show when their films are brill, and DC has the exact opposite problem...


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/23 20:43:12


Post by: Compel


As someone who really, really disliked the early episodes of Titans, particularly the ultra-violence and the weird Gotham style surreal black humour there, I found myself really enjoying it by the last 4 episodes of the season.

Though everyone who has said it is right, it doesn't really feel like a season, it definitely feels more like a mid-season finale.

A few things I really liked is, despite the lack of costumes really, it really properly felt like it was a world in DC Comics. Pretty much every major player in the universe short of the Green Lanterns got a shout out throughout the series.

After years of people going crazy with the Arrowverse shows when Gotham was even mentioned it was a breath of fresh air to see the full universe acknowledged. - Including the wacky parts, as illustrated by the Doom Patrol episode/pilot.


Overall, thumbs up from me. I just wish there was more of it.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/23 20:47:14


Post by: Asherian Command


Young Justice is very good so far and is mature without being a parody of itself. While Titans is a complete joke with unsolid characters and its just well... Boring.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/23 21:13:50


Post by: Compel


Young Justice is in kind of a weird state in the UK right now. I honestly have no idea what service it's going to end up being on.

Right now, Amazon Prime still have season 1 and season 2 on it.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/23 21:36:13


Post by: gorgon


 Compel wrote:
As someone who really, really disliked the early episodes of Titans, particularly the ultra-violence and the weird Gotham style surreal black humour there, I found myself really enjoying it by the last 4 episodes of the season.

Though everyone who has said it is right, it doesn't really feel like a season, it definitely feels more like a mid-season finale.


They recently revealed that they held back the intended season ender. It'll be part of next season instead.

The reasoning involved (spoilers ahead)...

Spoiler:
...Dick becoming Nightwing. IIRC, they decided to end on more of a cliffhanger, but also wanted to make the Nightwing intro more impressive. I think the buzz is that they're going to rework the suit some.


A few things I really liked is, despite the lack of costumes really, it really properly felt like it was a world in DC Comics. Pretty much every major player in the universe short of the Green Lanterns got a shout out throughout the series.


Yeah, I agree with that. It's firmly set in a very recognizable DC comics universe, where the JL and groups all the way down to the Doom Patrol exist.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/25 04:12:43


Post by: greatbigtree


I’m not really fond of Titans. I think mostly because it actively defecates on my understanding of the characters from other sources.

As was previously noted, rageahol Robin doesn’t suit Dick Grayson. Super-happy-murder-fun-times Starfire doesn’t do it for me, at all. Beast Boy feels like he was included to have someone for Raven to talk to, while the adults were busy... adulting with each other. Raven’s character is somewhat well conceived, though everyone in the show seems a little too hand-waivy about the casual murders committed by the “good guys”.

I dont have anything to root for or hope for in this series. If they weren’t characters I liked from elsewhere, I don’t think I’d watch it.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/01/26 11:31:10


Post by: AduroT


Wow. Ok, Young Justice 11 gets rather graphic. I mean damn.

Also a really weird Teen Titans Go reference/crossover that went on too long in 12.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/09 10:41:17


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DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/09 10:54:06


Post by: AduroT


Still think it’s odd they put Cyborg in this rather than Titans, and it looks kind of dumb, but it looks like the kind of dumb I could enjoy. Other than Cyborg I don’t really know much about any of these characters so they can’t “ruin” them like they did in Titans.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/09 17:23:19


Post by: Voss


Wow. Brendan Fraser. That takes me back.

Still... too campy (and quite possibly far too angsty, 'woe is my humanity') for me, and too many characters that beg for a massive special effects budget that won't be there.

Stick to animation, DC. It's what you're good at.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/11 20:01:40


Post by: gorgon


If they get Doom Patrol right, IMO it will be very surreal and sometimes poignant, with the nuttiest villains and situations ever.

I've been concerned that Umbrella Academy is going to do the Doom Patrol vibe better than Doom Patrol itself, but I've read some positive non-spoiler reviews. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/14 19:39:05


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DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/14 20:10:34


Post by: Paradigm


Looks great. Just the right mix of tragic, heartfelt and utterly crazy.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/18 00:52:42


Post by: AduroT


So yeah, Doom Patrol pilot. Not bad. Mostly just all character intros and back stories (no cyborg) with some interactions to establish who everyone is. Minimal explanations of what their powers are, but some brief examples of them in use are shown. Whole thing is narrated by the villain. All in all not a lot actually happens, but I’m left curious enough so far I’ll definitely watch the next episode.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/02/18 15:05:10


Post by: gorgon


So far...so good with Doom Patrol. The first ep was definitely just a table-setter, so we'll see where it goes from here. I'm a huge fan of the source material, and my feelings about the series have been a little mixed. Super-excited, yes...but also a little concerned that it'd be a very watered-down version that'd leave me disappointed.

But there were good signs. I might have actually fistpumped on my couch when Crazy Jane manifested Flaming Katy, giant sun-head and all. Yeah, that was a really good sign.

It's kinda hard not to compare it to Umbrella Academy, since Gerald Way was clearly inspired by Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol run when he created Umbrella Academy. What's more, Way is the current writer on the Doom Patrol comic. So it makes some kind of cosmic sense that these shows would premiere simultaneously. Although it's too early to tell, it feels like UA is more grounded than I anticipated, while DPatrol seems like it may lean into the surreal and weird a little harder than I expected. Farting donkeys and such. I'm obviously okay with this.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/03/02 11:46:47


Post by: reds8n


..watched the first 4 epsiodes of Titans, all been enjoyable enough thus far.

... feel Hawk & Dove were maybe a bit hard done by powers/abilities wise -- but bad luck seems to be the default setting for those characters perhaps ?

Bit thrown by it not being T. Dalton playing the Chief in the D. patrol episode.




DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/03/04 18:42:48


Post by: gorgon


Red, are you watching Doom Patrol?

The next episode is going to adapt...

Spoiler:
...Morrison's Cult of the Unwritten Book/Nurnheim story! With Mark Sheppard playing Willoughby Kipling!

I even saw Hoodman Blind and Hoodman Shame in the preview for this Friday!



I really love the insanity and creativity of that storyline, and I continue to be amazed by the writers' willingness to go to source material like that.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/03/30 14:43:54


Post by: gorgon


I believe DC Universe is free today for anyone who wants to check it out.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/17 19:49:53


Post by: reds8n


http://www.darkhorizons.com/swamp-thing-series-shuts-down-amid-turmoil/



In unexpected news, production has reportedly been shut down early on the DC Universe original series “Swamp Thing,” the halt coming amidst talk of some major behind-the-scenes turmoil at the boutique streamer which only launched last October.

Star News Online and WECT News broke the news that the series was prematurely closing up shop with cast and crew members reportedly caught by surprise, getting news of the changes during filming on Tuesday night. The reaction on the set was apparently one of shock. The series was expected to film a thirteen episode run right through May up to its scheduled premiere date on May 31st.

The local outlet also reports that crew members were told the project would wrap production on episode ten, three episodes early. In fact The Playlist adds that the tenth episode will be rewritten as the final episode providing a ‘satisfying conclusion’ for the series and turning what was all set to be an ongoing series into a limited event series. Several more days of reshoots are also expected for previously filmed episodes to help make the adjustment.

One of the show’s cast, Virginia Madsen who plays antagonist Maria Sunderland, has spoken about the shutdown in a now deleted social media post indicating the decision came from up higher ups or rather “those who have never set foot into the Swamp” as she put it.

With the shuttering of the show however, it has raised questions as to not just the future of the series but that of the DC Universe streaming service itself as the latter outlet says Warners is “tightening the purse strings” at it decides the fate of the niche service which some expect will see its existing content folded into Warners’ own planned streaming service to launch likely early 2020. Reps for DC Universe have issued a “we’re all fine, nothing to see here” statement to Slashfilm in response.

Despite the issues, it’s not expected to have an impact on the second season of “Titans,” the animated Harley Quinn series or the upcoming “Stargirl” series. Production on the second season of “Titans” began only two weeks ago and is slated to run through to late September.





DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/17 20:05:17


Post by: gorgon


That's unfortunate. Both Titans and Doom Patrol have been solid shows for the service. I've been wondering about DCU getting folded into Warner's product, but then DCU is currently making thousands of additional comics available for viewing, so it doesn't seem like a service on its last legs. Like it said, the other shows are proceeding as planned.

I thought there were some good people involved with Swamp Thing, but there's always the possibility that it's a stinker and the higher ups know it.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/17 20:17:43


Post by: reds8n


.. so, given the above, obviously this is the day you'd also release the trailer :







DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/17 20:18:50


Post by: AduroT


I wouldnt call Titans “solid”, but it’s passable. Turning your most popular kids franchise into a bunch of murder hobos was an odd choice.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/17 20:25:30


Post by: gorgon


 AduroT wrote:
I wouldnt call Titans “solid”, but it’s passable. Turning your most popular kids franchise into a bunch of murder hobos was an odd choice.


I say 'solid' not based on whether or not you liked it, but because the reviews were pretty good and the show got more popular as the season went on. It's a success story for the service.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/titans/s01

https://screenrant.com/dc-titans-ratings-season-1-poularity/


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 reds8n wrote:
.. so, given the above, obviously this is the day you'd also release the trailer :


Um. Maybe they hoped it'll change the narrative?


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/18 06:06:07


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Production shut down? Ouch. That's not a good sign.

Meanwhile there's talk that the new Batwoman series is basically a lock for a first season order.

All the while Doom Patrol continues on being one of the most inventive and easily the most fething bizarre shows on television.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/18 06:25:05


Post by: AduroT


For as much as I’ll flame Titans, Doom Patrol is quite amazing. I’d kind of scoffed at the idea of it seeing all the ads for it as I was watching Titans, but damn if the show didn’t turn out to be super fun. Also the new season of Young Justice was really good as well.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/25 09:29:34


Post by: reds8n


certainly got the whole horror vibe down anyway






DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/04/25 09:40:19


Post by: AduroT


Mmmm... Doubt. Don’t know that I like the look of that, what little we saw at least.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/05/07 18:36:52


Post by: reds8n


https://www.newsarama.com/45078-new-dc-showcase-animated-shorts-to-feature-sgt-rock-adam-strange-death-more.html




Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and DC are currently in production on five new DC Showcase animated shorts for release in 2019-2020.

The new series of shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe movies releases, with exception of what they are calling an "innovative Batman: Death in the Family long-form animated short," which will anchor a compilation set for distribution in late 2020.

Each of the five shorts – Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death in the Family – opens with a new, live-action branding sequence that features a "few Easter Eggs specially added for observant fans."

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by veteran comic book writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen).

"The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company consisting of legendary monsters into battle against an unstoppable platoon of Nazi zombies."

Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings) voices Sgt. Rock.

Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (Batman Unlimited), who also conceived the original story – which is written by comics vet J.M. DeMatteis (Constantine: City of Demons).

"On a rugged asteroid mining colony, few of the toiling workers are awarethat their town drunk was ever anything but an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open afissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is spaceadventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long."

Charlie Weber (How To Get Away with Murder) voices Adam Strange.

Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” Death is produced & directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) and written by DeMatteis.

"In the story, Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy … and eventual death."

Leonardo Nam (Westworld) voices Vincent, and Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Big Hero 6) voices Death.

The Phantom Stranger is executive produced and directed by Timm and is written by Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract).

"Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in a dilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth. When odd things begin to happen to Jess and her friends, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to save her from a dreary fate."

Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) voices The Phantom Stranger and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) voices Seth.

More information regarding Batman: Death In The Family will be available in 2020, per the announcement.

All five new DC Showcase shorts credits include Jim Krieg as co-producer, Amy McKenna as producer, and Sam Register as executive producer.

Initially launched in 2010, DC Showcase was originally comprised of four animated shorts produced by Timm and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos: The Spectre (released on 2/23/2010), Jonah Hex (7/27/2010), Green Arrow (9/28/2010) and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (11/9/2010) and was later followed by Catwoman (10/18/2011), directed by Lauren Montgomery and executive produced by Timm.

Voice actors featured on the first five shorts included Malcolm McDowell, James Garner (in his final performance), Jerry O’Connell, Linda Hamilton, Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Thomas Jane, Michael Rooker, Eliza Dushku, Neal McDonough, Ariel Winter, Danica McKeller, George Newbern, Michelle Trachtenberg and Arnold Vosloo.



never thought I'd see Gaiman's Death in an animated film.



DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/05/07 21:02:51


Post by: gorgon


Cool to see some of these characters onscreen, even if just animation.

And that Sgt. Rock project sounds like Rock WITH the Creature Commandos. Yeah, I'll watch that.

FYI, DC has opened up their comics library quite a bit. They claim something like 20,000 digital comics available. That part of the service is very much improved.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/05/08 09:37:10


Post by: aku-chan


I loved the first set of shorts, so I'm very interested in watching these.

Hopefully they don't screw up the release this time, putting them off doing shorts again for another decade.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/05/28 19:49:45


Post by: Gael Knight


New trailer.




This looks promising. Not sure hhow to square this with the production issues/it ggetting cut short.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/05/28 20:27:25


Post by: gorgon


I believe the RT score from critics is very good also. Probably best to just enjoy it and not sweat whatever internal drama took place.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/05/29 05:26:27


Post by: Yodhrin


 gorgon wrote:
I believe the RT score from critics is very good also. Probably best to just enjoy it and not sweat whatever internal drama took place.


I dunno like, that depends quite heavily on how self-contained the season is. Given all the production drama and the rumoured reasons behind some of it(namely, WB gaking about with DC Universe thanks to their own upcoming streaming service) there's a good chance it won't get a second season, and personally I'm extremely bored of watching one or two seasons of a promising show only to have it cut down by corporate scumbags, leaving the audience on a cliffhanger.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/05/29 05:43:02


Post by: Lance845


I wonder if pamela isley will be woodrues assistant like in the comics. (Yes Poison Ivys origin is tied to swamp things)


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/06 23:10:38


Post by: AduroT


They canceled Swamp Thing less than one week after airing the first episode.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/06 23:40:46


Post by: Compel


Yeah, I was reading about that. The whole thing is super weird.

Like, it was broadly speaking, pretty well reviewed and received by the fan base.

'News' outlets seem to be scrambling for a reason. - Some cited it due to tax break issues with North Carolina, - these were then rebuffed, with spokespeople from the State saying they received the amount they requested (some $16 million worth).

Best I can guess, was there was some sort of weird behind the scenes foot shooting going on.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 00:05:30


Post by: gorgon


Apparently it was an accounting error made by the state.

https://www.cbr.com/swamp-thing-cancellation-north-carolina-accounting-error/

Crazy, but I understand it. The studio was short $27 mil from what they expected from the state ($40 mil). They now can’t keep the quality level up for a season 2 at that kind of budget, and there’s no point to keeping it on standby since NC isn’t going to be the partner they thought they had. Ai yi yi.

Thanks North Carolina!


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 02:39:50


Post by: Lance845


I read that a WB exec wanted the show to be more like the CW shows. I.E. a soap opera with a ever expanding supporting cast.

I don't disbelieve that that person exists.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 03:22:51


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Lance845 wrote:
I read that a WB exec wanted the show to be more like the CW shows. I.E. a soap opera with a ever expanding supporting cast.
If that were true they would'a cancelled Titans and Doom Patrol at the same time, as neither of them are CW-ish at all.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 03:44:05


Post by: Lance845


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Lance845 wrote:
I read that a WB exec wanted the show to be more like the CW shows. I.E. a soap opera with a ever expanding supporting cast.
If that were true they would'a cancelled Titans and Doom Patrol at the same time, as neither of them are CW-ish at all.


Yeah but I feel like Swamp thing deviates the farthest.

Titans and Doom patrol are still both teams of people with personal issues getting in the way of that seasons bad guy. Swamp thing is a singular hero in a body horror swamp dealing with terrible stuff on a level only shared by horror movies.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 03:46:24


Post by: Yodhrin


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Lance845 wrote:
I read that a WB exec wanted the show to be more like the CW shows. I.E. a soap opera with a ever expanding supporting cast.
If that were true they would'a cancelled Titans and Doom Patrol at the same time, as neither of them are CW-ish at all.


Titans S2 is likely already too far along to cancel without incurring costs, and while they've not cancelled Doom Patrol yet they also haven't confirmed S2 either.

Regardless of the specifics, there does seem to be a lot of behind the scenes shenanigans going on with WB & DC at the moment, and that's almost never good.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 04:49:57


Post by: gorgon


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Lance845 wrote:
I read that a WB exec wanted the show to be more like the CW shows. I.E. a soap opera with a ever expanding supporting cast.
If that were true they would'a cancelled Titans and Doom Patrol at the same time, as neither of them are CW-ish at all.


Yeah, I don't think that it was it. If that's the show they wanted, they would have made it and hired different people to create it than the group involved.

I'm much more likely to believe it's about state government fething up or not delivering than a studio shutting down what looks to be a popular show on a crazy whim, or misplacing $20-30 million. Budgets are everything. And finding out they were going to take a bath on it would be the exact kind of thing that would cause them to pull the plug abruptly and permanently. Television shows get retooled for creative reasons all the time. Being in the red tens of millions of dollars is a situation they can't recover from.

What a gakky situation.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 05:32:38


Post by: Lance845


 gorgon wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Lance845 wrote:
I read that a WB exec wanted the show to be more like the CW shows. I.E. a soap opera with a ever expanding supporting cast.
If that were true they would'a cancelled Titans and Doom Patrol at the same time, as neither of them are CW-ish at all.


Yeah, I don't think that it was it. If that's the show they wanted, they would have made it and hired different people to create it than the group involved.

I'm much more likely to believe it's about state government fething up or not delivering than a studio shutting down what looks to be a popular show on a crazy whim, or misplacing $20-30 million. Budgets are everything. And finding out they were going to take a bath on it would be the exact kind of thing that would cause them to pull the plug abruptly and permanently. Television shows get retooled for creative reasons all the time. Being in the red tens of millions of dollars is a situation they can't recover from.

What a gakky situation.


WB shut down Young Justice for years because it was very popular with girls and the execs thought it should be targeted at boys. It didn't matter that boys ALSO loved the show. It got canceled all the same. Same thing for classic Teen Titans. WB cancels popular gak on a whim basically constantly.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/07 15:11:26


Post by: gorgon


Cancelled after multiple entire seasons...not one episode. And they wouldn't risk undermining the ratings of a show just *beginning* its run solely for creative reasons. If the issue is creative, you let the season play out and then do what you need to do.

Other factors here include the purchase of WB by AT&T, and the possibility that DC Universe will be folded into the new WB streaming service somehow. They may be hyperfocused on the bottom line at this time. And if they're out $20-30 million and the show can basically never pay for itself...wow. A lot of people may be worried about their jobs right now even if it wasn't really their fault.

The other, related wow for me is the $80 million budget. I think the Netflix Marvel shows had budgets half that. I'll try to catch up with the show tonight.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/12 11:19:59


Post by: reds8n


https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/06/11/report-swamp-thing-lead-in-to-justice-league-dark-series-cancellation-came-out-of-left-field/


It’s understandable why viewers would still be scratching their heads over trying to figure out the decision-making process behind DC Universe cancelling Swamp Thing: the show received audience and critical praise (and a 92% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes) before its second episode even aired. Now, Business Insider spoke with seven individuals close to the production (who asked to remain anonymous) about the series’ end – and some truly heart-breaking words of what might have been:

* A producer said, “Cancellation came as a surprise, 100%. It came out of left field.”

* Because of strong buzz and what they said as positive feedback from the studio, “We walked away with the sets standing. We didn’t tear them down and go home” – under the assumption that more seasons were to come.

* Here’s where the hearbreaking part comes in:

“One source close to the production told Business Insider that the show had a possible three-season arc, and the feeling on set was that it could have gone past that if it was a hit, with characters spinning off into their own shows. The source used the specific example of a potential “Justice League Dark” team-up series.”

* Sources in the article did not believe that finanacial matters were the reason for the cancellation, with one crew member certin that the work being produced was being financially supported:

“We knew we were getting good stuff on set and we kept hearing that the studio was very happy. There were also a lot of sunk costs where it felt like if things were going well at all, they’d probably keep going because they had so much invested in it. The swamp we built was incredible and was a very expensive set to build.”

* Another sources believes that the cancellation was a result of WarnerMedia’s shifting streaming plans, and the possibility that DC Universe will be merged into the new service.

Executive director James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring franchise) took to Instagram to express his confusion over the streaming service’s decision:

“Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled, but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this. Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.”





DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/12 14:09:29


Post by: gorgon


Methinks that crew member was too close to the situation to understand the import of what he was saying.

"We were spending a gakload of money, so clearly the issue couldn't have been finances!"

This really doesn't seem like a big mystery to me. New corporate boss + expensive show + possible rebate shortfall + new streaming service ready to swallow DCU = ch-ch-changes. ST (big budget and all) was probably worth a lot more to a standalone DCU service than a comprehensive WB service. New bosses probably took one look at the $80 mil price tag and axed it. Note that the well-received Doom Patrol also hasn't been renewed yet, and that probably should have happened already.

They'll probably release the stuff already in the pipeline (like Titans season 2, Young Justice and Stargirl), and then put original content on hold until they have a plan for the path forward. It could be that live action original content gets the axe altogether, and that the DCU portion of the new service just becomes a library for comics and DC movies and TV. *shrug*



DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/12 23:13:26


Post by: Yodhrin


Yeah the reasoning can be followed, it just seems like dumb reasoning IMO.

The show looks to have been good, if they're considering rolling DCTV stuff into the WB streaming service they clearly want some DC-related content on it, and they'd already spent all the cash to set everything up. It seems silly to gakcan the whole thing when they could have just gone to the show's team and said "hey, you're gonna have to wait an extra few months to work on season 2 so it can go on the WB service, and you'll have to make do with a smaller budget so plot the story accordingly". At least spread the cost of those sets out over another few episodes of content, and if it proves to be a big hit it might pull people across to the new service.

As it stands I don't see any reason anyone would sub to the WB thing, since if they're cancelling stuff like Swamp Thing and probably Doom Patrol they've clearly got a rubbish sense of what constitutes good TV.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/13 06:43:09


Post by: reds8n







DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/13 14:04:37


Post by: gorgon


 Yodhrin wrote:
Yeah the reasoning can be followed, it just seems like dumb reasoning IMO.

The show looks to have been good, if they're considering rolling DCTV stuff into the WB streaming service they clearly want some DC-related content on it, and they'd already spent all the cash to set everything up. It seems silly to gakcan the whole thing when they could have just gone to the show's team and said "hey, you're gonna have to wait an extra few months to work on season 2 so it can go on the WB service, and you'll have to make do with a smaller budget so plot the story accordingly". At least spread the cost of those sets out over another few episodes of content, and if it proves to be a big hit it might pull people across to the new service.

As it stands I don't see any reason anyone would sub to the WB thing, since if they're cancelling stuff like Swamp Thing and probably Doom Patrol they've clearly got a rubbish sense of what constitutes good TV.


Oh, I'd certainly rather see the original shows continue. Heck, ST was the reason I signed up for the year. I was planning on subscribing through its run, and doing that at the monthly rate wasn't much different than the year deal. BUT...I can see how the executive perspective might be that they don't need original DC content (at least not to the tune of $80 mil/season) to drive subs for the WB app. They could be right or wrong about that. But they're probably evaluating everything in the new context.

Although most folks probably don't care, the comics library is great. They launched with a smaller, curated collection, but now there's many thousands of back issues. And I think newer stuff is being added 1 year after it's published. It's now much more in line with Marvel's service.

It's a shame that DCU's future is cloudy now that the service is really getting good.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/14 13:25:24


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I think the reason the shows aren't being ported over to the new service (as with the Netflix ones) is that there's always too much risk of there being something in them that the original network can claim as their IP meaning long legal fights and potential loss in court

it's a different matter if the original network dumps a show as there's not going to be so much of an axe to grind


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/14 15:51:28


Post by: timetowaste85


Can’t watch right now, but if that trailer isn’t about Pennyworth being a kickass field medic in a war, then what’s the point? Of all the Batman characters, is there one LESS needful of an origin story (except maybe for Joker, for reasons of mystery)? I like Alfred. He puts Batman in his place constantly. An origin story is just largely needless.


DC comics TV streaming network :titans trailer page 2 @ 2019/06/15 03:27:13


Post by: Yodhrin


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
I think the reason the shows aren't being ported over to the new service (as with the Netflix ones) is that there's always too much risk of there being something in them that the original network can claim as their IP meaning long legal fights and potential loss in court

it's a different matter if the original network dumps a show as there's not going to be so much of an axe to grind


That doesn't really work here though, since DC are owned by WB. It would be like if Disney owned both Netflix and Disney+, pulled the shows from Netflix, and then didn't move them to Disney+(ignoring that they'd never do that because Disney+ will be "family friendly"). There's no "original network" to get involved, it's all ultimately WB.