Comic book characters really are taking over television! We already have confirmation (and footage from many) of new series, including Batman spinoff Gotham, The Flash, iZombie, & Constantine are set from DC Comics, while Marvel is giving us Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, & Powers. The newest character to possibly add into the TV mix? Supergirl.
This would not be Supergirl’s first foray into live action as she was a recurring character on Smallville, and of course had her own movie spinoff from the Christopher Reeves Superman series (even thought she never shared scenes with Superman himself, at least she met Jimmy Olsen!).
Supergirl is one of DC’s iconic female heroes and I’m glad to hear that she has a project in the works. I just don’t get how they will have a series focusing on her without Superman. Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment have been very clear that their television shows and movies are not crossing over- and some of their shows are crossing over (The Flash and Arrow), while others are completely disconnected (iZombie and Constantine). Will this show spinoff or tie into any of DC’s established universes? Its hard not to be confused by the “Cinematic DC Comics Universe”. I wish they could make it clear and simple as Marvel Comics have. Maybe during Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice we’ll get a look at a multiverse that includes every incarnation of live action DC characters ever (that would be awesome and validate everyone’s favorite version of the characters). We can only hope DC will do something to make it all clear.
Now, on to Supergirl. Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler will be working with Geoff Johns on the series. Johns, of course, produces Arrow and The Flash, and has a hand in writing/executive producing upcoming DC movies (BvS and also including The Flash). Berlanti also executive produces Arrow/The Flash and had tried his hand at a live action superhero series with No Ordinary Family (which was sadly too “ordinary”). Nothing has been revealed about the story or which version of Supergirl they will follow, but they have a ton of options. We’ll take a look at some of these options in a follow up article. Stay turned!
Excited for another comic book character to show up on TV? Do you hope it spins out of The Flash or Arrow or would you prefer it to stand on its own?
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You can’t tell from the above image, but this issue (along with so many others) has a 3D motion cover. The image changes from the left graphic to the right one, etc. It brings me right back to the gimmick covers of the 90s. Anyhow, just in time for September’s third anniversary of DC Comic’s “The New 52″ relaunch comes a universe wide tie in to DC’s event series “Futures End”. The series has spotlighted what “The New 52″ universe looks like 5 years into the future after a multiverse war has changed the status quo big time.
Action Comics: Futures End #1
Official Description: With the Man of Steel missing, ordinary people around the world start to mysteriously exhibit his strengths and abilities…
The issue comes from DC Comics on September 3rd, 2014 with the cover by Lee Weeks, art by Pascal Alixe, and writing by Sholly Fisch.
Have you been following the weekly “Futures End” series? Excited to see spotlight stories set in the bleak future across titles?
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Check out the trailer above? Good. Now a little more about Life of Crime (…then info on our new giveaway where you can take home a 15 dollar Fandango gift card!)
When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch. Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Tim Robbins, Life of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America’s sharpest and funniest crime writers.
Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of crooked real-estate developer Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and Jon Hawkes), who intend to hold her for a $1 million ransom and extort her husband with inside information about his illegal business dealings. But Frank, who is holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress, decides he’d rather not get his wife back, setting off a sequence of double-crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of master storyteller Elmore Leonard.
I love crime movies and dark comedies, and it is always a pleasure to see the two genres blended together well. Now that you have checked out the trailer and synopsis for Life of Crime, all that you have to do is post a comment with what excites you the most about the new flick for an entry into the giveaway. One lucky reader will take home a 15 dollar Fandango gift card! As always, we have additional ways to gain extra entries into the giveaway:
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Wonder Woman Revealed
Sure, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment released some Dark Knight Returns inspired footage for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that was slightly overshadowed by the reveal of the movie’s Wonder Woman. Until now it was unknown if Gal Gadot would even don a costume, but here she is in a darkened version of her classic suit. The amazon warrior looks very similar to another warrior princess, but personally I don’t have any issue with that. Hopefully the outfit will get some classic red and blue before the trinity of heroes team up in Justice League.
Josh Brolin is Thanos
The Marvel Studios panel had almost everyone from Avengers: Age of Ultron in attendance, including Robert Downey, Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L Jackson, and James Spader, but joining the panel was someone unexpected; Josh Brolin who will be stepping into the boots of Marvel’s cosmic big bad Thanos. He jumped on the stage wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, ate a rose that Robert Downey Jr gave him, and showed that he will be a force to be reckoned with… eventually.
Evil Dead: The Series
Talk about unexpected. There was nt an Evil Dead screening or anniversary panel or anything like that. Instead, during the Screen Gems panel Sam Raimi, there to talk about The Last of Us, dropped a bomb on the audience; he is developing Evil Dead as a TV series with Bruce “Ash” Campbell and Ivan Raimi. Campbell followed up the announcement with the reveal that if it happens, he will star in the series. The team is no stranger to TV, having worked on shows such as Jack of All Trades and Xena: Warrior Princess together, and each having a hand in many other shows. God, I hope this happens.
The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer
Not many TV shows get presented in Hall H, but The Walking Dead is a show that has earned its place in the large ballroom. AMC aimed to please the crowd and showed a lengthy (and spoiler filled) trailer for the new season. There is so much packed into this trailer (you can watch it here); what secrets do Terminus hold? How will our survivors get out? What new characters were revealed? Where is Beth? I’m not posting the spoilers here, but the release of this trailer alone makes the San Diego Comic Con worth it.
What piece of news from the 2014 San Diego Comic Con excites you the most? Which of these 4 awesome things is your favorite?
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Not at San Diego Comic Con? Getting bored waiting for updates about your favorite comics, movies, and television shows? Well, it is time to thank Marvel Comics who have released Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic #1 & #2 online to read for free (that’s right, my favorite price: free). These are the first two issues in a 13 part series that sees the Merc with the Mouth go to work for the King of Vampires, Dracula. Deadpool must deliver a package for the vampire, but what happens that left Deadpool a changed mutant?
Also for free to read online this week are the first two issues for Infinite Comics titles Iron Man: Fatal Frontier and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted. Check out all six issues online here.
After you read the free comic book issues, we want to know your thoughts! Come back and post a comment about them!
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Hot off the heels of Iron Man and Scarlett Witch San Diego Comic Con teaser posters comes a teaser poster of Black Widow in her new costume. The poster also features glimpses of Thor’s hammer, Hulk’s fist, and Hawkeye’s arrows. I can’t wait to see what all of the images look like when put together!
With the first day of the San Diego Comic Con here, expect a lot of movie, television, and comic book news. There is no doubt that Avengers: Age of Ultron will have a big presence at the Marvel Studios panel on Saturday July 26th at 5:30pm pst. Marvel’s television panel will be on Friday at 3pm pst and will feature Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter.
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This Sunday is WWE Battleground! First some thoughts on the previous PPV, Money in the Bank. I didn’t to do badly on my last predictions going 2-4. I enjoyed the PPV and I thought both MITB matches were pretty stellar as was the Tag Titles match. There were some duds, including Rusev vs Big E and Paige vs Naomi, but that is to be expected. Anyway, on with the predictions.
WWE Championship Fatal Four-Way Match
John Cena vs Roman Reigns vs Kane vs Randy Orton
My pick: John Cena
Anyone who thinks they are going to the take the title off Cena after three weeks are deluding themselves, especially as the main event for Summerslam is pretty much set in stone as Cena vs Lesnar. Besides it doesn’t make much sense to take it off Cena and put it on any of the other guys in the match. Reigns needs more time to be built up. Have him win the Rumble and have him take the title at Wrestlemania. Kane is in there to stop Orton from winning the match to force The Authority to go to plan C (a.k.a. Lesna).
WWE Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal
Alberto Del Rio vs. Big E vs. Bo Dallas vs. Cesaro vs. Curtis Axel vs. Diego vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango vs. Heath Slater vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rob Van Dam vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. Sheamus vs. Sin Cara vs. The Great Khali vs. The Miz vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Xavier Woods vs. Zack Ryder
My pick: Dolph Ziggler
Wildcards: Sheamus, The Miz or Bo Dallas
Whereas the main event is probably the easiest match I could predict the winner. This one I really don’t have a clue. It could be any one of these guys but I am leaning towards four guys in particular. Dolph Ziggler is most dependable guy in the ring and could bring the title back to some sort of relevance again, like my next suggestion Sheamus has done with the United States title. I could see him winning to unify the titles and possibly turn heel in the process. The Miz also seems like a favourite for this match but his last title reign was a disaster but now he is back playing the heel he could use his new gimmick to show off more. My final pick is Bo Dallas, now I’m yet to be impressed with his in ring work but to be fair he’s not been in with any top workers but I love to hate him and the gimmick. That’s what a heel is supposed to do so I would give him a cheap win like having him hide or waiting outside shaking hands with performers or ringside people and then when there is one or two left have him eliminate them. Then do his little victory lap and maybe then bam! Bad News Barrett nails him with the title turning him face and setting up a feud for when he returns. A quick note on Bad News Barrett I hope this injury doesn’t side-line him too long and I hope WWE will give him the chance to get back to his spot because the Bad News gimmick is so over. I would even keep him on TV as he recovers using the gimmick to keep him over.
Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose
My pick: Dean Ambrose
This will be match of the night in my opinion. They’ve worked so many times against each other on the indie scene and even in NXT where I saw a amazing match between the two. Ambrose was beaten down quite badly on RAW by Rollin, Orton and Kane. My usual theory is if you get beat or beaten down on the go home show of RAW usually means you’re coming away with the win at the big event. It’s not always right but it’s just a theory. I also think Ambrose needs the win more than Rollins right now. Rollins won’t be cashing in the briefcase for a while and I am sceptical of whether he will have the briefcase. A win could mean Ambrose challenging Rollins at Summerslam for the briefcase and possibly winning it but it’s still too soon commit to that. Ambrose’s gimmick is getting more and more over each week which is good because when they turned Rollins instead of him I thought he might struggle but it’s really working for him. I think this will be a DQ ending with Rollins using the briefcase and setting up the Summerslam match as No DQ which I’m sure will be amazing as well.
WWE Tag Team Titles 2 Out of 3 Falls
The Uso’s vs Harper and Rowan
My pick: Harper and Rowan
I predicted them to win last time out and was wrong and I’m going with them again but I could also see this feud being stretched out to Summerslam so a win here for them could mean The Uso’s would regain the titles at Summerslam. I really think this could be a contender for match of night, their match at MITB was brilliant and so have their matches on RAW. This another match that could go either way because something on RAW last week or the week before was Harper pinning the wrong Uso which could set up for perhaps a Uso’s win by pulling the old switcheroo but I really do think that Harper and Rowan win here.
Bray Wyatt vs Chris Jericho
My pick: Bray Wyatt
Wyatt will win here simply because he has to. He’s in danger of losing momentum; I don’t think his feud with Cena did him any favours. Also Jericho is one of the greats so you know you are getting a great match with him and you know he is there to put Wyatt over. They really need to start building up Wyatt as more as unstoppable heel monster with Undertaker effectively retired and Kane looking like he is slowing down. Wyatt will be perfect to pick up the monster gimmick. I see some sort of screwy ending to take the feud onto Summerslam and possibly onto Night of Champions.
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs Rusev w/ Lana
My pick: Rusev
They finally turned Swagger baby face which is something I’ve expected since Rusev and Lana debuted and going on their Anti-USA tirades. I think the big plus that both Swagger and Rusev have going for them is they have two tremendous talents in Zeb and Lana doing the talking for them. The turn for Swagger and Zeb has been tremendous; I don’t even think WWE could have predicted that it could have been this well received. I think this will be a very back and forth match with Swagger out wrestling Rusev and taking him off his feet though I still see Rusev picking up the win probably off a distraction by the ravishing Russian Lana who I swear gets hotter by the day! I see this going to Summerslam where Swagger will get the win and there will be a celebration ala Lex Luger when he beat Yokozuna at Summerslam 93 except it will be better booked.
WWE Divas Title
AJ Lee vs Paige
My pick: AJ Lee
I was really torn over this one because whatever the outcome Paige will be turning heel. I could see her winning and regaining the title by heel tactics and then going on full post match beatdown. I think the most likely scenario will be Paige dominating the match and just when she has AJ beat, goes for the Paige turner and AJ counters into a small package or the black widow and gets the win. Then post match Paige flips and turns heel. I was really surprised when they took the title off Paige because I felt she was doing an adimirable job. They just weren’t booking against any of the decent worker on the Divas roster. How they put Naomi and Cameron in Divas titles matches on PPV instead of Natalya who can pull a good match out of any Diva and not afraid to put over a newcomer (see NXT match against Charlotte) is beyond me.
Well there we are folks, Please leave a comment with your own predictions. You can also follow me on twitter @KG4231 where you will find my ramblings on wrestling, film and games. Enjoy WWE Battleground!
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