Last month, DC Comics astounded fans with a plethora of exclusive reveals during their inaugural worldwide event, DC FanDome. For those who need a quick refresher of the big news coming out of that first day, go check out our Day One: Hall of Heroes breakdown here, but now we’re here to talk about all the latest to come from the event’s Day Two: Enter the Multiverse, which ran yesterday and focused far more on their small screen properties.
So what are we waiting for, Supa-Fans? Let’s don our spandex and jump back into the DC Multiverse!
Hosted by actor Lea Thompson, who directed the second episode of DC’s newest live-action series, the Stargirl panel brought together Brec Bassinger and the cast of the show with creator and producer Geoff Johns. Of the more interesting reveals from the panel, we learned that when Johns originally wrote the pilot episode, he had planned for Pat to remotely control his robot S.T.R.I.P.E from afar, but opted instead to have him personally pilot the machine.
He also revealed that Cindy’s father, Dragon King, was originally planned to be the classic DC villain Kobra, and that Solomon Grundy is most definitely planned to return for season two.
Without a doubt, Doom Patrol represent DC’s strangest, most vulgar and dysfunctional superhero team. After first appearing in an episode of Titans’ own debut season, they received their own spin-off series on the US-based DC Universe streaming platform before making the leap over to HBOMax for their second season. The good news for fans of this delightfully twisted show is that it has now officially been renewed for a third season.
You didn’t think we’d leave you hanging, did you? pic.twitter.com/fVKDH576NP
— Doom Patrol (@DCDoomPatrol) September 12, 2020
SUPERMAN AND LOIS
After first making their appearances in the CW’s Supergirl, Supanova alumnus Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Lois Lane are finally getting their own spin-off series. Picking up directly after the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, this new series will see the two characters suddenly finding themselves responsible for parenting a pair of teenage boys.
Executive producer and series showrunner Todd Helbing revealed that rather being set in Metropolis, the series will see Clark Kent move his family back to his hometown of Smallville, where Clark’s first love Lana Lang (played by Entourage’s Emmanuelle Chriqui) is bound to cause some sparks between the iconic couple.
While the drama that Tyler Hoechlin’s Supes has ahead of him may not bode well, at least he’s getting a brand new supersuit, according to Helbing.
DC’s Harley Quinn, the adult-themed animated series focused on the eponymous villain-turned-antihero, finally saw the Poison Ivy/Harley romance blossom at the end of season two, as the freshly minted couple drove off into the sunset (with half of the Gotham PD in hot pursuit behind them).
During the panel with Kaley Cuoco, Alan Tudyk and the rest of the voice cast, the question was raised as to whether a third season was on the cards, to which supervising producer Jennifer Coyle said: “The answer is, I hope so.”
So nothing definitive there yet, but like the animated Harley answered in her own Q & A, “it’s probably up to some [expletive] studio executive whose personal trainer says ‘core’ a lot,” but “it’s super cheap to make and plays well internationally because I’m hyper-violent.”
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
DC’s time travelling crew of the Waverider are set to get themselves a brand-new crew member in their upcoming sixth season slated for 2021. Actress Lisseth Chavez from Chicago P.D. is set to join fellow Legends of Tomorrow cast members (Caity Lotz, Jes Macallan, Matt Ryan, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Olivia Swann, Amy Louise Pemberton and Shayan Sobhian) as Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz, who survived a childhood alien encounter and now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with extra-terrestrials.
Executive producer Grainne Godfrey explained during the Legends panel that Chavez’s character will be a bit of a departure from the typical Waverider crew, being a “young Latino woman from Texas, who was kidnapped by aliens and has a thirst for vengeance. She’s not going to be the loveable losers that we normally have”.
Ever since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first set the benchmark in 2001, a television series now has never really hit its pinnacle until they have had a least one dedicated musical episode. Lucifer is now the next in line as their DC FanDome panel revealed a sneak preview of their own upcoming musical episode, Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam in which Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro and Aimee Garcia broke out into their own rendition of Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust.
The promised episode is set to air in the second half of season five, which is yet to have a confirmed release date on Netflix.