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Word is making the Internet rounds that Wil Wheaton (STNG, Tabletop) has joined the cast of Playstation‘s Powers. You’ve probably seen talk about Powers online, but aside for the pilot episode one can find on Youtube, you, or one of your friends, has got to have a Playstation to watch the series. That has certainly limited the audience that Powers could have developed, but Sony is determined not to just give it away. There are ways though, read on to find out how you can watch Powers without owning a Playstation. (more…)

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Playstation Network‘s adaptation of Brian Michael BendisPowers, the second go around at it, has some new cast photos making the Internet rounds. The first attempt didn’t make it past the Pilot stage for the FX Network, but the powers that be liked the concept material enough to give them another go at it, albeit with a different cast and moving it to the Playstation Network. Let’s take a look at the cast in costume. (more…)

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FX couldn’t bring it, but Sony TV has gotten Brian BendisPowers through Pilot production to series. Right off the bat we’re gonna warn you that there’s strong language in this trailer. Definitely not safe for work, or in front of small children. What this trailer does show is that Sony TV has an interesting look at Super Powers and the police that must try to… police them in Powers. (more…)

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It looks like Playstation’s Powers is getting some of the last big pieces into place. The most recent bit of news is that Sharlto Copley, likely best known for his role in District 9, will be playing the lead of Christian Walker. Walker is one of the two primary characters in the comic series from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, which the show will be an adaptation of. In addition to Copley, Michelle Forbes has joined the cast to play a superheroine known as Retro Girl.

The series will follow two detectives, Walker and his partner Deena Pilgrim, who investigate homicides involving people with superpowers, otherwise known as Powers. Walker was once a Power himself, before losing his powers after a battle with a super-human killer. He now uses his unique perspective to investigate crimes involving the Powers community.  (more…)

We’ve got a bit of everything for you today, so buckle down and prep yourself for the news buffet!

Green Lantern is a Fat Bastard

A few years back, Robert Smigel, the creator of TV Funhouse, wrote a screenplay for a Green Lantern comedy with Jack Black set to play the lead role. The draft is available online, and apparently it really fuckin’ sucks. After reading the mini synopsis on io9, I really don’t want to subject myself to reading this garbage.

From Smigel’s interview with Vanity Fair:

Basically just the premise that the wrong guy gets the ring and can do all kinds of goofy visual jokes-because the visuals are so potentially ridiculous. What appealed to me about it on a comedic level was that, in order to be a superhero, this requires no physical skill or talent. All it requires is owning this ring. Automatically, that’s a comedic premise. I was told they’re doing it as a comedy, that’s the way they’re going, so I didn’t really think about whether this was a wrong thing to do. I just knew that this was the movie they were making, and when I thought about the potential as a comedy, I felt like, yeah, I can do this…

Source: io9

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Super Hero Round Up? All the little Superhero movie and news bits that you should know about, but just don’t make a full post on their own. So tighten up your belt, rub some dirt on your hands, and get ready for some fast and furious Superhero news!

 

Wonder Woman is making a comeback on Netflix:

The failed pilot from David E. Kelly, starring Adrianne Palicki, was never finished (thank gawd!) and axed before NBC could further embarrass themselves. However, word around the nerd water cooler is that it may become available on Netfllix.

User robolivera, from the DC Universe/Warner Brothers’ fan forum, posted about how he discovered this potential news:

I was looking for Captain America on Netflix to see what it said about a release date even though it’s not even out in the theaters yet. It has a picture of him with “NR” (Not Released) next to it…Then I searched for Lynda’s WW… It says NR too. BUT it has Adrianne Palicki’s Wonder Woman on there as well with NR next to it!!

He isn’t the only one though, as GloriaofGrayskull from the mattycollector forum also spotted this:

Today I searched for wonder woman on netflix site and it seems like they are going to release the new pilot in dvd I added it to my queve/list of dvds everyone add it so that there is high demand for it!

I think we all want to see the pilot episode, much like how we all just have to stop and look when we pass by a car crash. Morbid curiosity. Do these reports mean we’ll actually get to see it? Don’t get your hopes up. Netflix is notorious for listing shows and movies in advance in order to gauge interest. This is probably just one of those cases. This of course doesn’t mean that the show won’t ever be released as is, or get picked up by another network, or see an eventual release on Netflix. The point is, don’t expect the new “Wonder Woman” pilot/series to be actually available anytime soon.

Via: You Bent My Wookie

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FX, the network that’s brought us shows like Nip/Tuck is putting together a pilot episode of a series called Powers based on the comics by Brian Michael Bendis.  Bendis’ work speak for itself as he is a verified badass in the comic world working for Marvel and giving us material like The New Avengers.

It has been a long long journey to FX for Powers, the little comic that could.  It was originally bought by Sony ten years ago and meant for the big screen; however, a year ago it was pitched by Bendis and Kevin Falls (Journeyman) to FX over a year ago.

Here’s a little background for those of you who don’t know the comic,

Bendis’ series takes place in a universe where superpowers are somewhat unusual, but not uncommon. The protagonist is Christian Walker, a superhero turned homicide detective. Along with his partner Deena Pilgrim, he solves murder cases involving “powers,” or people with superpowers.

So basically this is pretty much X-Files but with superpowers instead of aliens.

As far as the show is concerned it couldn’t ask to be handled by better hands than that of Michael Dinner. Dinner besides having a last name that makes me hungry is responsible for FX’s hit shows like Sons of Anarchy and the networks’ newer but none the less awesome show Justified.

What I like about this idea is that it’s going to an edgy network which means no corners will be cut when it comes to pushing limits on the show.  This also means the show will looks cool and prbably have a lot of curse words, gratuitous violence and nudity.  (yay??)

What I don’t like is that the concept sounds kinds of contrived and there are enough cop/detective type shows on tv already so how will this project be any different??  But I mean if USA can keep it shows running then Powers has a good shot at getting on the air.  What do you guys think??

Source: SlashFilm

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