HOW ‘CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS’ WENT BACK TO ‘SMALLVILLE’12/09/19 @ 11:07 pm EST
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'SUPERGIRL' TO END WITH UPCOMING SEASON 6 ON THE CW09/22/20 @ 4:07 pm EST
“Crisis On Infinite Earths” paid a visit to Kansas during Part 2 on Monday, finally giving fans their “Smallville” reunion. It may have been a brief scene, but it finally allowed viewers to see Tom Welling return to his old role as a pre-Superman Clark Kent, picking up him and Lois Lane (Erica Durance) some 10 years later.
But for fans who were hoping they would finally see Welling put on the famous blue tights and red cape (for those that don’t remember, “Smallville” famously had a “No Flights. No Tights” rule), they were probably left a bit disappointed.
Though some shots of newspaper clippings featuring Welling’s days as the Man of Steel could be seen, he reveals to a recently-revived Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) — who is on his own mission of eliminating every single Superman in the Multiverse — that he gave up his powers. The fact that is Cryer’s version of Luthor, and not Michael Rosenblum, who played the supervillain on “Smallville,” was played for laughs when Kent didn’t recognize him (you may remember that Rosenblum had some issues with coming back). (via The Wrap
"Crisis on Infinite Earths" will continue across The Flash
with Part 3 tomorrow, December 10th at 8/7c. Following a midseason break, the event will conclude on Tuesday, January 14th, with new episodes of Arrow
and Legends of Tomorrow.
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'WANDAVISION': NEW FOOTAGE ON TV SPOT 09/22/20 @ 3:55 pm EST
Supergirl will be taking her last flight.
The CW and producers Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions just announced that the drama series starring Melissa Benoist will conclude with the upcoming sixth season set for premiere on The CW in 2021. It is the second series from the Arrowverse to come to an end, following Arrow,
which wrapped its eight-year run last season.
Production on all 2020-21 broadcast series was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Supergirl
had been targeting a later start of production to accommodate the pregnancy of star Benoist. Deadline
reports the series is slated to begin filming in Vancouver next week, pending a deal with the local unions to comply with SAG’s testing guidelines, which has been a sticking point for a number of Hollywood productions there. The series would initially be filming around Benoist who would join the production later.
Between the delays and Supergirl’
s downward ratings trajectory, the producers, the studio, the network and Benoist reportedly came to a decision that it was better to end the show with a longer final season.
The creative team has started developing the storylines for the final 20 episodes. The 20-episode order is expected to be longer than most broadcast series this coming season, including The CW scripted shows, which will be launching in January and beyond.Supergirl,
starring Benoist in the title role, debuted in October 2015 on CBS before joining The CW lineup for season two in October 2016.
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TOBY HAYNES TO DIRECT 'ROGUE ONE' SPIN-OFF SERIES AT DISNEY+09/22/20 @ 3:38 pm EST
Disney+ has released a new TV spot for its forthcoming -- and very FIRST -- Marvel Studios TV show, WandaVision, which focuses on the Scarlet Witch and the Vision.
The spot ends on a small clip of new footage, a moment which sees Paul Bettany's Vision tell Wanda, "Welcome home," is seen in the commercial but not the original trailer.
WandaVision has yet to set an official release date but is expected to premiere its first episode in December of 2020.
TV spot: https://twitter.com/i/status/1308250959227756544
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DeadlineIDW BUILDS KIDS, FAMILY AND YA DIVISION WITH THREE NEW EXECUTIVE HIRES09/22/20 @ 3:30 pm EST
reports that, as Disney+ prepares to start production on its next Rogue One
spin-off series, it will be doing so with a new director. Toby Haynes will direct the first three episodes, replacing Tony Gilroy.
Sources say Gilroy was forced to drop off as director due to COVID-19 related travel reasons. Gilroy lives in New York and had to make a decision quickly on whether he would head over to the U.K. for the shoot and in the end thought it would be best that he stay in New York and have Haynes take over his directing duties.
Haynes was already high on the list of directors who would direct future episodes and since he was also already in the U.K., all parties thought this would make the most sense. Gilroy will stay very much involved with the seres as exec producer and show runner.
The series revolves around the Cassian Andor character, played by Diego Luna in the feature film, and is currently in pre-production will plans to start shooting next month. Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller also are on board.
A Disney spokesperson declined to comment.
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MARVEL TEASES FALL OF KREE-SKRULL ALLIANCE, NEW TEAM09/22/20 @ 3:20 pm EST
IDW Entertainment and IDW Publishing, divisions of IDW Media Holdings Inc., have announced that Jeff Brustrom, Daniel Kendrick and Erika Turner have been handpicked to build the company’s concentrated initiative within the Kids, Family and YA division. Brustrom joins IDWE as the newly appointed Vice President of Kids, Family and Animation where he will oversee the development and production of a growing slate of live-action and animated projects (drama and comedy) based on graphic novels, prose and other source material. Kendrick, the new Director of Animation, will oversee development and production of animated series. Turner has been named Senior Editor of Original Content, IDWP, where she will focus on the development and acquisition of original IP, primarily in the categories of kids, middle grade and young adult.
“We are thrilled to have Jeff and Daniel join our team. Their collective experience speaks for itself and we are looking forward to building out this area in partnership with Erika and her deep passion to inspire and empower young readers,” said Lydia Antonini, President of IDWE.
Nachie Marsham, Publisher of IDWP, went on to say, “Combining Jeff’s deep knowledge of family content with Erika’s experience and ambition for young readers, and Daniel’s passion for animation, will surely result in the success of this initiative. I couldn’t be more excited to see what they will achieve.”
Previously, Brustrom spent 17 years working for the Disney Channel where he developed the series that launched the careers of A-list icons such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Zendaya and The Jonas Brothers. Most recently, Brustrom was an independent consultant, advising international animation studios, production companies and content creators on IP development.
“I’ve always had a passion for creating content that the whole family can enjoy watching together,” said Brustrom, IDWE’s Vice President of Kids, Family and Animation. “The opportunity to work with Lydia to help grow this new initiative and develop great shows together was too alluring to pass up. I’m excited about bringing memorable characters and stories to a new generation.”
Kendrick was most recently at Chatrone, a Los Angeles based production company, where he represented artists and creators, and oversaw animation projects from initial concept to production, post-production and release.
“One of my favorite aspects of animation is that it sparks limitless imagination,” said Kendrick, IDW’s Director of Animation. “I’m thrilled to have found my place at the IDW table with some of the best in the business, like Erika, who is an absolute champion for today’s youth. I can’t wait to put our heads together and come up with new and unique ways to capture the imaginations of folks everywhere...especially the young folks.”
Before joining the IDW team, Turner served as the Senior Editor at Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and prior to that, she held the Editorial Project Manager position within the same company where she focused on the development and acquisition of owned IP primarily in the category of kids, middle grade and YA.
“I’m passionate about harnessing the power of literature to empower young people, especially those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds,” said Turner, IDWP’s Senior Editor, Original Content. “I’m so excited to build a division to create original stories for young readers alongside Jeff, who has an impressive track record of developing hit series for young audiences.”
This news comes on the heels of IDW announcing the next wave of published offerings in the Locke & Key
franchise, following the first season success of the Netflix Original Series Locke & Key
produced by IDWE. Most recently, IDW announced industry veteran, Nachie Marsham, had been tapped as the company’s new Publisher and promoted Veronica Brooks to Vice President of Creative Affairs.
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Spoilers ahoy for Empyre Aftermath: Avengers #1 SUICIDE SQUAD KILLS OFF ONE OF ITS MAIN MEMBERS09/22/20 @ 11:08 am EST
In Empyre Aftermath: Avengers
#1, one of two epilogues to Marvel's recent cosmic crossover, scenes from the wedding reception of Hulkling and Wiccan are intercut with moments of Hulking interrogating his grandmother, R'Klll, the former ruler of the Skrull empire who impersonated Hulking to bring the Kree under her control. R'Klll warns Hulking that his plans to rule a peaceful alliance will also blow up in his face and lead to his downfall.
At the wedding reception, Abigail Brand, leader of Earth's interstellar security group Alpha Flight, makes her displeasure at being left out of the loop during the Empyre crisis be known. She steps down as Alpha Flight head, affectively dissolving the organization.
These two events collide in the flash-forward sequence that takes place in the final pages of the issue. R'Klll's warnings seem to have come true. Hulking lies battered and beaten on the floor, surrounded by his advisors. He's wallowing in his defeat when a portal opens up nearby and out steps ... Abigail Brand!
Brand -- backed by the mutant Manifold and several other figures seen only in silhouette -- tells Hulking that she built something better to take Alpha Flight's place. She invites him to escape with them through Manifold's portal. (via ComicBook
Is a new SWORD back in business? Empyre Aftermath: Avengers
#1 is on sale now.
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Spoilers ahoy for Suicide Squad #9'GAME OF THRONES' SPINOFF SERIES STILL TARGETING A 2022 RELEASE09/22/20 @ 10:54 am EST
DC and writer Tom Taylor have been teasing the death of Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot, for months now. Everyone involved with the current Suicide Squad
run was adamant that the popular character would be meeting his end when the ninth issue of the series arrived. Well, Suicide Squad
#9 is out today and there are no fakes or surprises in its pages, at least when it comes to Deadshot's ultimate fate. In the final pages of the issue, Floyd Lawton met his end, as advertised. (via ComicBook
In the issue, the team raids Ted Kord's tower to take him down once and for all, only to be stopped by Superman, who has beaten them to the punch. Deadshot sticks around when the rest of the group leaves in frustration, knowing that something isn't right, and talks with Superman about the legacy he's leaving behind for his young daughter. Once Deadshot points out that Superman may not actually be who he's claiming to be, a bullet hits him square in the chest.
Superman is actually Black Mask in disguise, and he stands in front of Deadshot with a smoking gun held in his hand. Deadshot looks down at the bullet wound and blood covering his chest as Black Mask tells him, "You were right, Lawton. All those things you did, it all caught up to you."
With that final, heartbreaking comment, Black Mask shoots Floyd in the head and sends him falling out of the window of the skyscraper they'd been standing in. There's no mistake about this one: Deadshot is officially gone.
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Game of ThronesFANS RAISE MONEY FOR ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ ACTOR MICHAEL HOGAN AFTER SERIOUS FALL09/22/20 @ 10:48 am EST
prequel series, House of the Dragon
, is still targeting a 2022 release date, according to HBO president Casey Bloys. He also confirmed that casting for the series is underway, though no additional specifics were given about exactly where the series is in the casting process.
Set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones
, House of the Dragon
tells the story of House Targaryen. The spinoff was given a series order back in 2019. HBO ordered House of the Dragon
straight to series for 10 episodes in October 2019. George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Ryan Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik are executive producers, with Condal and Sapochnik also serving as showrunners.
A rumor late last month revealed that the series is looking to cast at least one very significant Targaryen, Daemon Targaryen, "the rogue prince," also known as "Lord Flea Bottom". Daemon was the adventurous brother of King Viserys I, the king whose progeny would fight over control of the Iron Throne in the civil war known in Westerosi history as "The Dance with Dragons." Daemon's relationship with his brother is the subject of George R.R. Martin's novelette, The Rogue Prince
. (via ComicBook
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MARVEL PAYS TRIBUTE TO 'BLACK PANTHER' STAR CHADWICK BOSEMAN ON ITS COMIC BOOK COVERS09/22/20 @ 10:42 am EST
People are raising money online for Battlestar Galactica
actor Michael Hogan’s medical care after he had a serious fall in February.
According to a GoFundMe page
created on behalf of his wife Susan Hogan, the actor has been suffering from paralysis on his left side, memory loss and other health problems from a fall on Feb. 17 that caused bleeding in his brain. He is currently being cared for at the Berkley Care Center in North Vancouver, Canada.
“Though it is hard to imagine, I think it’s fair to say it is unlikely Michael will be able to work again. And for these past seven months, neither has Susan, given the circumstances,” the fundraiser description, written by Horgan’s neighbor Shari Ulrich, reads. “She is facing an uncertain future to navigate other than knowing that the financial demands will continue to be great.”
Fans quickly took notice of the fundraiser, and they began donating money to help reach the overall goal. The donations will be used to fund the family’s needs, including long-term care, medications, adaptive clothing and other expenses required to help Hogan return to his daily life. (via Variety
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VAULT ANNOUNCES 'THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE', A NEW LITERARY HORROR STORY09/22/20 @ 10:35 am EST
For the next few weeks, many of Marvel Comics' main titles will carry a special banner on the cover honoring the memory of Black Panther
actor Chadwick Boseman, who died on August 28 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
The banners, which will begin appearing on the covers of official previews released by Marvel Comics last week, read "Rest in power. Chadwick Boseman: 1977-2020". (An example can be seen below on the cover of September 23's Immortal She-Hulk
#1.) They will appear on comic books released between September 23 and October 14.
Boseman first portrayed T'Challa/the Black Panther in 2016's Captain America: Civil War
, which was released the same year Boseman apparently received his diagnosis. He portrayed Black Panther in his own self-titled film, along with Avengers: Infinity War
and Avengers: Endgame
. (via GamesRadar
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Vault Comics is thrilled to announce The PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE
, a dark new literary horror story from star writer Dan Watters (Coffin Bound
), artist Kishore Mohan, letterer Aditya Bidikar (These Savage Shores, Blue in Green
), and designer Tim Daniel.
As the 20th century dawns, art promises to change the world...and steep it in blood. A rash of impossible killings sweep through Paris, tearing the rich and beautiful apart in their beds. When two art thieves stumble upon the portraits of the victims damaged in the exact same manner they died, it appears the man who once painted the immortal portrait of Dorian Gray has returned—with darker plans for future works. From the minds of Dan Watters (Coffin Bound, Lucifer, Deep Roots) and Kishore Mohan comes a haunting balance of depravity and beauty.
“The Picture of Dorian Grey
has always been a favorite of mine, both as a novel and a concept,” said Watters. “But I think it’s been squandered a little when it’s been revisited. We’ll often see Dorian crop up in other mediums — the immortal, beautiful young decadent with his picture hidden in the attic. But what of the man who made the painting? There was a man who made art which rendered its subject immortal. What if he started to change his works, and change the world with them? What if he sought to make the world a paradise- or a hell? Maybe art could get us there. Maybe it still will.”
"I’ve always been fascinated by how art influences the world, not by merely translating experiences across space and time, but by actually altering opinions, normalising taboos, instilling new values, and changing every damned thing that it touches," added Mohan. "And having grown up on my mother’s collection of Classics Illustrated, later discovering all of my favourite characters in Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and now being a huge fan of shows like Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, and The Alienist, I never stopped being enamored by the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. Dan and I have been wanting to create something together for a quite a while and when he told me the story of ’The Picture of Everything Else’ I remember thinking to myself that here’s a story that’ll let me explore all that I’ve wanted to with my craft. I get to actually let my craft mess around with my favourite time period in all of history!"THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE #1
hits store shelves in December 2020, and will launch with variant covers by Nathan Gooden and Adam Gorham.