Toronto’s Alex Elliott got a celebratory return home to Toronto after spending some time in L.A. Just as he arrived back, he learned that Hulu/YTV Series THE HARD BOYS, in which he stars as Joe Hardy, won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series. Director Melanie Orr also won for Directing. The second season of the Series just premiered last week in Canada on YTV! While we’re awaiting news of a third season, the Series continues to pick-up momentum and we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s here to stay for a while! Such a great guy! And he loved that I was rocking the merch!
Hit DC Comics Series TITANS began production on its fourth season late February and continues into the Summer in Toronto. Star Brenton Thwaites was spotted back in the City reprising his role as Dick Grayson/Nightwin/Robin. The Australian star was on a quick break from filming, returning back to work as his wife Chloe Pacey and three kids, remain back home. He was rocking two hats and was styling! Always nice seeing him, he’s so kind to fans.
While there wasn’t an option for an in-person Comic-Con this year. DC Comics announced in June this year they would be holding their own global virtual convention. DC FANDOME takes place this weekend, with panels replaying for 24 hours. The fun doesn’t end there though – another event is coming Saturday, September 12, 2020. The festivities from the HALL OF HEROES had fans pumped as several exciting things were unveiled about the DC Comics universe’s upcoming release sate.
THE BATMAN – Everyone’s been waiting for it! Here is Robert Pattinson as Matt Reeves’ BATMAN. This is EVERYTHING. The Teaser also gives us a glimpse of The Riddler (Paul Dano) and Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz)! Coming to theatres October 21, 2021.
WONDER WOMAN 1984 – While the Pandemic has pushed back its release to October 2, 2020, fans got to see a first look at Kristen Wiig‘s Cheetah costume in this new Trailer!
SUICIDE SQUAD – Writer/Director James Gunn tells us, “It’s going to be different from any superhero movie ever made”. Check-out this exclusive Sneak Peek and “Roll Call” at the anticipated follow-up to 2016’s SUICIDE SQUAD. In theatres next year, the complete confirmed Cast includes: Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, John Cena, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Michael Rooker, Flula Borg, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, Mayling Ng, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Storm Reid, Taika Waititi, Joaquín Cosío and Juan Diego Botto.
BLACK ADAM – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Noah Centineo star in this SHAZAM Spin-off, coming to theatres December 2021.
BATMAN MINI-SERIES – DC Comics Publisher and CCO Jim Lee and award-winning screenwriter John Ridley confirmed plans for a four-issue Batman miniseries scheduled for January 2021, featuring art by Nick Derington. The panel revealed key art for the first issue from LADRÖNN, and Ridley’s series will center on the family of Lucius Fox, confirming rumors that this Batman will likely be a person of color. This launches January 2021.
MILESTONE COMICS – working on the philosophy that Comic Artists of visible minority backgrounds were under-represented. Shutting down in 1997, it was announced today at DC Fandome that they will be returning to publishing once again starting with a Static Shock Digital Comic Series to surface February 2021, followed by an original Static Shock original graphic novel and the return of Milestone heroes Icon & Rocket. From September 2020 onwards, select content from their catalogue will be re-mastered and re-issued.
ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE – Coming to HBOMax in 2021 is the long-awaited Director’s Cut of JUSTICE LEAGUE, arriving in four hour-long segments. Fans have demanded it and they soon will get it at long last. Check-out this new official tease!
THE FLASH (Season 7) – A Teaser Trailer for the seventh-season of THE FLASH has been unveiled. The season premieres January 2021 and will feature a much-hyped cameo by Ezra Miller who stars as The Flash in the upcoming Andy Muschietti Feature based on the character.
THE FLASH – This long-awaited Feature begins filming in January and it’s confirmed both former Batmans Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton will make an appearance in the Film. A new-improved costume for the titular character was unveiled
Miller on today’s Panel gave Muschietti a heart attack teasing a reveal, before it being ultimately a “Rick-Roll“!
TITANS (Season 3) – Toronto-filmed TITANS has been confirmed for a third season. New and returning characters to be introduced include: Red Hood (played by series star Curran Walters), Barbara Gordon (to be cast) and Dr. Jonathan Crane (to be cast) confirmed to appear in the season.
AQUAMAN 2 – While it won’t be out till December 2022, Director James Wan did say at today’s panel, “I think the second one is a little bit more serious, a little bit more relevant in the world we are living in today. I think that’s where it wants to go”.
SHAZAM! – At today’s panel for this Toronto-made Blockbuster, it was revealed its upcoming Sequel will be called SHAZAM!: FURY OF THE GODS! Not much got revealed about the actual Movie, but they definitely kept things entertaining going off-topic and they confused fans further with cameo by Sinbad! This Sequel will be released November 4, 2022. David F. Sandberg returns as Director.
More here on events. Stay tuned for more to come September 12, 2020!
Toronto got another special surprise last night thanks to the amazingness that is THE FAREWELL! DC Comics’ TITANS star Ryan Potter together with the organization GOLD OPEN, bought-out last night’s 8:40 PM screening of the Film at The Varsity in Toronto, bringing his Co-Stars out to enjoy the Film. Fans in attendance received the best surprise ever!
In attendance were:
We are too lucky to be blessed by this Film! The Cast were all so nice to us! Kelly was so sweet, she loved my H&M flamingo shirt, nudging Leslie, who supported the Film a second time, to check it out!
The Cast whom have been working on season two of Titans in Toronto, dealt with a bit of sadness losing a crew member last week, which halted production. Production has begun once again it’s great to see them all bonding together right now. The tragedy altered plans for them to make an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con last week, a key opportunity for them to connect with their Fandom. And I don’t think they realized how hungry Toronto fans have been to meet them!
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If you haven’t seen outstanding The Farewell starring Awkwafina yet, it expands to more cities this weekend across Canada.
What a turnout! Toronto’s own Simu Liu, known best for his work on Kim’s Convenience, got a hero’s welcome home tonight. Just this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, it was unveiled that he was cast in Marvel‘s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Tings, in the titular role. The Film has him starring as the first ever Asian male superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
To support his Shang-Chi Co-Star Awkwafina in her acclaimed new Film directed by Lulu Wang, The Farewell, he invited his fans on Social Media to a free 9:30 PM screening tonight of the Movie of the Cineplex Varsity. The theatre is pulling-in the highest ticket sales for The Farewell in North America, in addition to already beating Avengers: Endgame‘s per-theatre average!
I’ve never seen a crowd like this ever at this theatre and I’ve been going here for years! Fans crowded both levels of Manulife Centre, queueing for a chance at a free ticket, courtesy of Liu and Gold Open, a movement which supports Asian-Americans in Film, buying-out theatres entirely. The movement was instrumental in helping propel CRAZY RICH ASIANS to #1 at the Box Office in North America last year.
Showing their support for Liu were the stars of DC Comics’ Titans, Ryan Potter and Conor Leslie!
As DC Comics’ TITANS nears a wrap in the City, we see some Cast return as production enters the home stretch. Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) are back in Toronto to work on the Series, the former playing Dawn Granger/Dove and the latter playing Hank Hall/Hawk.
Flying-in together, both stars who looked remarkably-fresh after a five-hour flight, were gracious stopping for Selfies while walking to their vehicles.
The Series will stream on DC Comics‘ upcoming as-yet unnamed streaming service. Titans wraps mid-May.
As DC Comics’ TITANS continues to film throughout the City into May, the sightings also continue! Filming around Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market this past week, stars including the likes of Brenton Thwaites and Curran Walters have been spotted filming late into the evening. Together with some fans, we spotted the Actors on a break as they filmed a scene at a club. A manged vehicle and some propane were seen on-site meaning, suggesting some intense action.
As we know already, Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales) stars as Dick Grayson/Robin in the Series. Walters, who was seen recently in 20th Century Women alongside Greta Gerwig and Annette Bening, couldn’t confirm whom he will play although many fans online are speculating he will star as Jason Todd or Roy Harper. We’ll soon know we suppose!
Both Actors were amazingly-nice crossing the street to say “hi” and stop for photos with Fans. Thwaites, whose daughter Birdie just celebrated her second birthday we are told, held a cup of tea in-hand to stay warm and was a gentleman as we remembered him. Walters caught fans discussing whom he might possibly be playing and got a chuckle out of that! He tells us he is good friends with Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6), who plays Gar Logan/Beast Boy on the Series, hanging-out frequently.
TITANS, to be released on DC Comics‘ first-ever digital streaming service (still unnamed), wraps in May.
Australian Actor Brenton Thwaites has been in-town since late last year beginning work on DC Comics‘ latest television venture TITANS. The Series starring Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Gods of Egypt) tells Robin/Dick Grayson‘s journey to becoming a leader, coming out of Batman‘s shadow.
We spotted Thwaites recently at work on the Series which will be released in DC Comics‘ unnamed direct-to-digital service and he was amazing to stop after a long day of work. We were a bit confused as his stunt double in-costume came out the same time as him, unsure who to approach!
A first look at Thwaites as Robin surfaced in December and we must say, he looks amazing!