One of the earliest African American superheroes in DC comics, Black Lightning‘s first story was published in 1977. Forty years later, The CW has finally offered the hero the pilot for his own television series, after it was passed up by Fox. With Salim Akil directing the pilot, Mara Brock Akil and Greg Berlanti on board to develop the character and Sarah Schecter also involved in executive production, the show is now well under way in terms of production and it’s now only a matter of time before we finally get to see Black Lightning on screen. (more…)
One of the coolest things about the “Arrowverse” is that almost every day this week, you get to see a DC TV show on the CW. On Mondays, you get a new episode of Supergirl. One Tuesdays, you get a new episode of The Flash. On Wednesdays, you get a new episode of Arrow. Finally, on Thursday, you get a new episode of Legends of Tomorrow. It’s great because no matter what, you’ll be able to experience a DC adventure almost every day of the week. However, when shows return after their mid-season break, there will be some shifting around.
With Supergirl season 2 returning next Monday (and making its debut on The CW) and officially being a part of the “Arrowverse,” producers recently released another new trailer for the upcoming season premiere showing Kara in action with her famous cousin Superman.
When season two of The Flash ended, Barry did the unthinkable and reset time. By preventing the killing of his mother by the Reverse Flash, he knew he would be changing fate. No longer will his father be accused of her murder and he will no longer be raised by Joe West. Everything is about to change. It’s already been confirmed that the third season of the show will be loosely adapting the “Flashpoint Paradox” storyline from the comic book. In the comic book, Barry resets time only to discover that he’s in an alternate timeline where he had no powers, there was no Justice League, and Bruce Wayne was killed as a child and Batman ended up as his father. If the show follows the comic book, everything’s going to change.
With all the recent 80s and 90s nostalgia in movies and television, it’s only a matter of time for studios to go digging in the crates for the potential of polishing their existing franchises. With the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys coming next year, it’s only a matter of time for us to once again revisit The Frog Brothers from the 1987 vampire horror comedy. There were talks of a fourth movie (who knew there were 2 direct to video sequels?) way back when, but it never came to fruition. Now it looks like the classic film will get the reboot treatment on the small screen.
The CW has been busy at SDCC with all new trailers for Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow! Oliver gets a new team, Legends gets some major new additions for season 2, and it looks like Barry’s decision last season is going to have some serious consequences. (more…)
Ever since the season two finale of The Flash ended, many fans were left wondering where specifically the show would be headed. Barry made the decision to go back in time and stop Eobard Thawne from killing his mother. Doing this would pretty much wipe the slate clean. With his mother alive, his father would never end up going to jail, he would never be adopted by the West family and probably never fall in love with Iris. Was the CW going to do some version of the famous comic storyline: The FlashPoint Paradox? In the famous story, Barry went back in time and saved his mother, pretty much creating an alternate reality where not only did Barry not have his powers, but things were drastically different. Looks like we have a definitive answer for where season three of The Flash is heading.
Writer/Director Kevin Smith is known for wearing many hats. Smith gained notoriety for such indie films as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and introducing fan favorite stoners Jay and Silent Bob through his “View Askewniverse.” While his films have had some success, Smith’s passions lie in the world of comic books. In addition to owning a comic book store, Smith has actually written for various comic books including Daredevil, Green Arrow, Batman, Green Hornet, and Batman ’66. Smith was able to combine his film-making with his love of comic books and direct for the latest episode of CW’s The Flash. You can see Nerd Bastards review of the episode ‘The Runaway Dinosaur’ right here. The episode was downright beautiful, and it’s no surprise that Smith will be directing more episodes of The Flash, but it appears that Smith also wants to do more for the ‘Berlantiverse:” do some writing. (more…)
Fans of TV’s CW‘s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (damn it, I am out of apostrophes already) are about to be treated to Patrick J. Adams being (briefly) added to the cast. EW is reporting that the Suits star will debut in a mystery role in “Legendary,” the season one finale, and stick around for the season 2 premiere. Though the identity of the character was not revealed he was described as a “fun character the fans will love.”
Now come, join me in the chamber of wild speculation… (more…)
The long rumor/speculated team-up between the CW’s Scarlet Speedster and CBS’s Girl of Tomorrow is finally official. Grant Gustin will blur the grand cosmic barriers that separate cable tiers to appear as Barry Allen/The Flash in an upcoming episode of CBS’s Supergirl (staring Melissa Benoist,) later this spring. (more…)