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first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Manta sub!— James Wan (@creepypuppet) August 20, 2018Oooh, that looks so cool! One question, though. Does the playset come with that shark? Because it’s awesome and hilarious that they’re still using the same LEGO shark figure from when I was a little kid leaving LEGO bricks around the house for my unsuspecting parents, siblings, and self to step on. It does give us a clearer idea of what Black Manta’s sub will look like in the movie, though it’ll probably be a little less boxy. All I know for sure is that I want it. I’ll fire the laser at the shark and be all like “pew! pew! Raaawwr!”Ahem. Aquaman will release in theaters December 14, 2018.Beyond Aquaman, one of DC’s most exciting upcoming movies is Wonder Woman 1984. We’re still a ways off from seeing a trailer, but the set photos have been amazing and just a bit mysterious. How is Steve still alive (and looking like that) in 1984? We’ll have to wait until the movie comes out to learn the answer. But now we do have an idea of what the movie will sound like. According to Film Music Reporter, Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will provide the score for the upcoming sequel. Though he didn’t provide the music for the first Wonder Woman, this isn’t his first time writing for the character. Zimmer wrote Wonder Woman’s theme in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. You remember, the score for the one good part of that whole movie.Zimmer is an excellent composer. People make fun of him for the foghorn-like Bwaaaam they think he wrote into Inception. Especially because it was subsequently used in every suspense movie trailer for years afterwards. But for one, he didn’t actually write that. And two, listen to the actual score of any movie he’s written music for. It’s phenomenal. His music is immediately effective, turning onscreen tragedy into an aural punch in the gut. Turning heroic entrances into moments of pure triumph. You remember that Wonder Woman scene in BvS. He also retired from Superhero movies in 2016, according to Collider, so this sequel really must be something special. His music will be an excellent addition to Wonder Woman 1984. We’ll all get to hear it when Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters November 1, 2019.Wonder Woman ’84 looks amazing, and SDCC gave us just a taste of what’s to come. But we will have The Flash premier in a few weeks so now is a good time to get caught up. And Aquaman is just around the corner. Stay up to date on all the ongoings in the DCEU here. Birds of Prey Narrows Down Its Cast, Joaquin Phoenix Jokes & More DC NewsHenry Cavill to Stay Grounded, When the Flash Will Run & More DC Movie News The more we learn about DC Universe, the more exciting the streaming service sounds. Sure, that Titans trailer from Comic Con was incredibly silly in a not-at-all-intentional way, but DC Universe has a ton of other exciting shows coming. There’s Swamp Thing, Harley Quinn, Young Justice and now Doom Patrol. The series follows a particularly strange team of superheroes, who don’t quite fit in with the rest of DC’s roster. The series will follow Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, Crazy Jane and their leader, Dr. Niles Caulder. Cyborg will also play a big part in this series.The show had already found its Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Cyborg (Joivan Wade). Now, Variety reports, it’s found it’s Robotman: Brendan Fraser. Yes, George of the Jungle/Dudley Do-Right/the guy from The Mummy is joining the DC television universe. Robotman, also known as Cliff Steele, is the only character to have been in every iteration of the Doom Patrol in the comics. He was a race car driver who got into a bad accident and had his brain put inside a robot. Possible spoiler for the upcoming show: In the comics, the crash turned out to have been caused by Dr. Caulder. We’ll see if the show takes that route. It does seem like the kind of thing a DC TV show would bring over.The series will be produced by writer Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and, of course, Greg Berlanti, adding still more to his pile of DC comic book TV shows. Hey, they’ve all been really good, so we’re not complaining. The specifics of the show are still unknown at this point. It’ll probably be some time before we know what kind of tone or format it has. All we know is it’s going to explore some of the weirder aspects of DC lore. As strange as The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow have gotten, that just makes me wonder what this show could possibly do that Berlanti and co. consider so weird.Doom Patrol is set for a 2019 release on DC Universe.Melissa Benoist, Tyler Hoechlin (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Meanwhile, over in the Arrowverse, another famous DC superhero was added to December’s big four-show crossover. The annual event has become the most exciting part of the season for all these shows, even if there’s no way they can top “Crisis on Earth X.” From the sounds of things, they aren’t trying to. This year’s will be a slightly scaled back, more character-focused crossover. But they’re still pulling out the big DC guns. According to IGN, Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Superman in three of the four crossover episodes. He’s not the only one, either. He’ll be bringing Lois Lane along for her first-ever Arrowverse appearance.Casting for Lane hasn’t begun yet, so we don’t yet know what the Arroverse version of the character will look like. Supergirl executive producers are thrilled about the character’s debut, though. “We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Lois Lane to the Arrowverse. This dogged, determined and brave reporter will make for a strong partner to Superman and an amazing addition to our universe of DC characters,” they said in a statement.Supergirl surprised everyone in its second season when it brought Hoechlin on as Superman. While the big screen version was dark and brooding and almost unrecognizable, Hoechlin brought us the optimistic, inspiring version of the hero we all grew up with. He also didn’t take the focus away from Supergirl. It was still Kara’s show, her cousin just showed up for a fun visit. He’s a fantastic Superman, and we’re sure, they’ll cast an equally fantastic Lois Lane. Still just a little more excited to see Ruby Rose as Batwoman, though. Man, December can’t come fast enough.In the far more secretive movie side of DC, we’re all waiting to see more of Aquaman. There’s apparently still some pretty big aspects of the movie they haven’t shown the general public yet, so we’re thirsty for any info we can get. And director James Wan is only happy to tease us. He shared the first couple images of the Aquaman LEGO tie-in toys last weekend, giving us a look at Aquaman, Meera, and Black Manta minifigs as well as the Black Manta sub playset.last_img read more