DC’s Titans and Doom Patrol are said to be on the chopping block as the DCEU resets itself

Titans, Doom Patrol, HBO Max, DCEU

As Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and others in his coven of executives continue to slice and dice through DC properties like Deathstroke on a bender, a report from Variety suggests that DC’s Titans and Doom Patrol are in danger of being canceled. Both shows have new seasons hitting HBO Max later this year, but after that, who knows? While Titans and Doom Patrol are beloved by a sizable portion of the DC fandom, both are considered niche programs, and the new guard may have a difficult time justifying their expense.

Fear of Titans and Doom Patrol getting shelved is intense as DC fans have watched one project after another disappear over the past few weeks. Warner Bros. Discovery already canceled plans to develop a Strange Adventures anthology show with Kevin Smith and has done away with Wonder Twins, a movie starring Riverdale‘s KJ Apa and Young Sheldon‘s Isabel May. Need I mention the Batgirl movie starring Leslie Grace and Brendan Fraser? Eh, why not? Zaslav shelved Batgirl after a rough film cut performed poorly at a preview screening. After saying the movie was “iredeemable,” Zaslav might as well have painted a bullseye on his face for angry DC fans to target.


Other DC projects remaining in development include Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3Superman (J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates), and Zatanna (with Emerald Fennel writing). Variety says Static Shock (produced by Michael B. Jordan) is still developing, though we’ve seen conflicting reports regarding this project. DC also has Peacemaker Season 2, Todd Phillips’ Joker sequel, a Penguin series starring Colin Farrell, and a spin-off series planned for The Batman. We’ve also heard that DC’s Constantine and Madam Xanadu are still in active development. It’s a promising list, but uncertainty is clouding many of these projects, making it hard to get excited about them.

What do you think about the state of the DCEU? Do you think a hard “reset” is necessary? Which of DC’s projects are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Variety

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.