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‘Powerless’ Showrunner Now Powerless Over Own Show

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It is the next level. TV is full of straight-faced comic book adaptations with all the costumes, villains, weird science and other trappings of the art-form, and it was only a matter of time before someone decided to send it all up. The first move went to Warner Bros. and NBC who announced earlier this year the development of Powerless, a half-hour comedy series about an insurance company trying to cope with the logistics of living in a superhero world. It’s an intriguing idea, and a screening of the pilot got some promising returns from the fans at San Diego Comic Con, but are there now some sinister machinations afoot? (more…)

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Once upon a time, America was secured by one man who, although he wasn’t a field agent, still did the U.S. of A. proud by protecting its interests at home and abroad. In the 21st century though, Jack Ryan just isn’t the big stuff he used to be. The last Jack Ryan movie, designed to reboot the movie series into a Bourne-again action franchise, was a disaster, barely scraping together $50 million at the domestic box office. Perhaps Jack Ryan just needs a change of venue to recharge, and that seems to be what Paramount Pictures is thinking by giving up the dream of an action movie franchise, and embrace the possibilities of streaming TV. (more…)

Stranger Things

For the past month, your friends have endlessly told you on social media, “You Got to Watch This Crazy Netflix Show Called Stranger Things! It’s Awesome!” The 8-episode sci-fi/horror show centered in the 80s has taken the world by storm. You can see our endless praise on the show HERE. The show left many immediately wanting a second season but so far the streaming service has not yet greenlit season 2. But with an impressive 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and endless praise across the board, it’s just got to… it’s just gotta. Netflix however, does not release their ratings to the public, so gauging how many people actually watched the show (which determines on whether or not a show like this gets a second season) proves a little difficult…. Until now.  (more…)

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Fans might not have to wait as long as they initially thought for the return of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) to Netflix. Bernthal was fantastic as the Punisher in season two of Netflix’s Daredevil. That performance directly led to a spinoff series about the troubled vigilante, but no one expected that new series to get done by 2017. Now thanks to a Reddit posting there is a chance that the Punisher series might make it to Netflix sometime in 2017. (more…)

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It was kind of bombshell yesterday when the CW announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that they were considering a two-part musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash. Why not? The stars of both series have musical experience, so why not exploit that? The Flash already has if you’ll recall season one’s one-off trip to the karaoke bar. So we’ve got superheroes, we’ve got singing, the whole thing needs now a director, someone with previous experience himself combining the two art forms… Can you think of a better person to pull this off than Joss Whedon? Apparently, neither can the powers that be at the CW.  (more…)

DCTV Adds 80s Gold with Lundgren and Henriksen

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Yesterday was the CW‘s day at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, which meant lots and lots of news about all the various shows based on DC Comics characters, what’s sometimes known as the “Arrowverse.” Some of that news, we’ve covered already, but there’s some important casting news that we haven’t reported yet pertaining to two of the CW’s four DCTV shows: Arrow and Legends of TomorrowIt’s major because in the case of the latter it’s about a member of the Justice Society of America; as for the former it pertains to a Russian villain, and there’s only one name you should get for a Russian villain. (more…)

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Gotham will premiere next month to introduce the last few major villains that it has yet to roll out in the long years (decades?) prior to the Batman’s emergence in Gotham City. The Court of Owls will be a big part of season three, some form of Tweedledee and Tweedledum and Solomon Grundy will also appear, but as we wait for the two-parter featuring Mothman and KGBeast, we will have to make due with the next major reveal: the Mad Hatter. Fans have been teased at this characters arrival all summer, and now Fox is offering a first look at the character above. Whether or not this can double as a promo photo for Doctor Who is a question you’ll have to answer for yourself. (more…)

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It’s without a doubt that Kevin Smith directed one of, if not, the best episode of the entire Flash series on The CW. Titled, The Runaway Dinosaur, it was the episode where Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was trapped within the Speedforce, and, in order to escape it, he had to convince it and himself that he had finally come to terms with the death of his mother. It was an emotional roller coaster and caused tears to flow down the face of the show’s fans. It’s been known for some time that Smith would be back to direct an episode of The Flash, but with the the Television Critics Association meetings have just ended today, Smith was able to announce that he’ll also be directing an episode of Supergirl this season.

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In about a month (or less), Star Trek: Discovery will begin production in the Toronto area, marking the first time in almost 12 years that a Star Trek series has been in production. Surprisingly, much of the specs of Discovery remain a mystery, in fact it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we knew the show was named Discovery. In that clip released at San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Bryan Fuller said there was a clue about when the show took place, an all-important detail for continuity obsessed fans. Well that, and other information about the new series was revealed yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour as Fuller took an info-dump on those in attendance. (more…)

The Flash Adds Another Rogue to Season 3

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While the Flash’s Rogue Gallery (or villain lineup) in comics has never been as famous as Superman’s or Batman’s, Flash does have his own villain team in The Rogues; assembled and led by Captain Cold, it consisting of Heat Wave, Weather Wizard, the Trickster, Pied Piper, the Top, Captain Boomerang, and Mirror Master. If you’ve been watching The Flash television series, you know that many of these characters have popped up already (Captain Boomerang even getting involved in a minor crossover with Arrow), and now it looks like another ‘rogue’ is entering the fray for the show’s third season.  (more…)