Super Producer and writer Greg Berlanti is adding a fifth superhero TV series to the CW next season. The network, which already has Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, has ordered a new series based on another DC property, Black Lightning. Entertainment Weekly describes the show:
“Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”
Black Lightning is one of DC’s first major African-American superheroes; he was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977.
One thing is for certain, despite DC’s recent trend in more than disappointing features, you have to say their television game has been pretty strong. It really is something unique and special when one network has so many properties in one place.
What do you think about the addition of Black Lightning to the CW family?
Last night news broke that Ben Affleck stepped down as the director of The Batman for the good of the film. The director’s chair is now wide open for someone to come in and lead the film into glory or failure. After Affleck dropped out, some fans immediately started to rally behind Kevin Smith for the job. The guy has a long history with comic books and even wrote the limited series “Batman: The Widening Gyre”. He has also recently been directing episodes of “Supergirl” and “The Flash” for The CW. Continue reading →
Ezra Miller has high hopes for The Flash film. Speaking with MTV News, Miller said he thinks the film will be “fun” and “deeply human.” In other words, the polar opposite of all the recent DC films we suffered through. Continue reading →
Terry McGinnis has a new costume. Comicbook shares the news that the future Batman from “Batman Beyond” has changed his look for the first time since the animated series was on television. Continue reading →
Well here’s some news that seems more positive than not given DC’s recent movie outings. io9 is reporting that the announced Booster Gold film will not be part of the DC Movie Universe. Greg Berlanti (who is heading up the project that was initially pitched as a TV series) gives the official word:
“As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds. It’d be a separate thing.”
This would make sense as Booster Gold is a man from the future who steals a super suit and time machine and travels to our time to be a great hero. Booster Gold is a bit too goofy for how serious the current DC movie universe is anyway, so I think that’s best, but he would be great if he were a part of the TV universe!
It’s not just Marvel getting in on the ‘superteams duking it out’ stuff lately—DC is joining in on the fun with a newly announced event that is setting two of their current most popular teams, the Justice League and the Suicide Squad, at each other’s throats.
Revealed through Wall Street Journal, the event series—written by Joshua Williamson, with art from Jason Fabok—will see Batman decide once and for all that Waller’s Task Force X must be shut down permanently (presumably President Obama agrees with him?), calling in his Justice League allies to bring them in. Continue reading →
“Oh, I’m not gonna kill you, I’m just gonna hurt you, really, really, bad!”
DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, is upon us. Fans will finally be able to witness the performance of Academy Award winner Jared Leto as the maniacal Joker in this new film and see his involvement with the suicide squad the secret government agency has recruited.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are delighted to officially introduce the sixth scale collectible figure of The Joker (Purple Coat Version) for all the Joker fans out there!
The highly movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on Jared Leto’s image as The Joker in his purple coat and boxer outfit in the movie and features a newly sculpted laughing expression head sculpt, newly developed body for Joker to showcase the large variety of tattoos on his body, a finely tailored costume, and a specially designed Suicide Squad themed figure stand with character backdrop. Continue reading →
The eagerly awaited DC Comics blockbuster, Suicide Squad, has hit theaters around the world. Fans can see their favorite female villain Harley Quinn on the silver screen in action as a member of the suicide squad, the secret government agency, and her relationship with the psychotic Joker.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are extremely thrilled to officially present the highly anticipated sixth scale collectible figure of Harley Quinn!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on Margot Robbie’s image as Harley Quinn in the film. The figure features a newly sculpted laughing expression head sculpt with moveable ponytails, make-up, an all-new specially developed body for Harley Quinn with a large variety of tattoos all over her body, a finely tailored costume, and a specially designed Suicide Squad themed figure stand with character backdrop. Continue reading →
The Dark Knight has no shortage of enemies. In fact, Batman has some of the most recognizable villains in comic book history. We’ve seen the Joker, Bane, Mr. Freeze and even Harley Quinn have their moments on the big screen. Now for Batman’s next solo outing, it’s time for a new villain to terrorize Gotham. And it looks like that villain will be fan favorite DC Comics assassin Deathstroke. Continue reading →
Dolph Lundgren has joined the cast of Arrow as the new villain for season 5, the executive producers announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday.
“In our flashbacks in Russia — we’re set in Russia this season — we are going to be bringing in Dolph Lundgren as one of our big bads,” executive producer Wendy Mericle revealed.
Lundgren’s character was actually mentioned toward the end of season 4, when Taiana referred to the Russian villain Kovar. “He is somebody we heard about in season 4,” Mericle told EW following the panel. “Kovar. We are going to bring him in and he’s going to be this super big badass guy who works for the Russian government, and is not a friend of Oliver or the Bratva. It’s part of Oliver’s promise to Taiana at the end of season 4 and it’s going to be interesting because it’s going to get complicated and very messed up very fast.”
Fellow executive producer Marc Guggenheim also revealed that this will be the final year for the flashbacks. “We always said that Oliver had a five-year journey when he was marooned on the [island],” he said. “This year, Oliver spends his time in the flashbacks in Russia. We know from various seeds we planted back in the pilot that he knows how to speak Russian, he became a Bratva captain. Sort of the flashback story in the first half of the year is going to involve Oliver’s introduction into the Bratva.”
Oliver’s storyline in Russia will mirror what’s going on in the present as he rebuilds Team Arrow. “He’s basically recruited into this crime organization while at the same time in the present day Oliver has recruits of his own,” Guggenheim said. “He’s a trainee in the past, trainer in the present, and I think that will give the audience the connect-up thematically between present in the past.”