‘Strange Adventures’: Kevin Smith Says The DC Anthology Is Dead At HBO Max, Wanted Nic Cage For Bizarro Superman

It seems that every day we’re learning of new DC Comics projects at Warner Bros. Discover that have been shut down. With HBO Max combining with Discovery+ to create one streaming platform next summer, there’s there are concerns about costs as well as the sheer amount of content. Some projects that had been proposed over the last couple of years simply aren’t going to happen anymore, and one of those is Strange Adventures.

The anthology series from Greg Berlanti was to have a segment by Kevin Smith and Masters of The Universe: Revelation writer Eric Carrasco. However, in an episode of Smith’s podcast, he revealed the show is no longer happening.

“‘Strange Adventures’ is officially dead,” Smith said.

What hurts the most about this is that Smith wanted to get Nicolas Cage to play Bizarro Superman, in an exploration of the backwards character’s weird origin. This is cool because Cage was meant to play Superman in a movie by Tim Burton years earlier, and it would have been a nice nod to that.

Fortunately, not everything is getting the axe. James Gunn confirmed recently that Peacemaker season 2 is still happening, and there might be something cooking with Idris Elba, too.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.