Crisis on Earth-X

With Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow all situated at The CW, it’s now customary to have all of the superheroes check into each others’ shows for a major crossover event. Last season was the first time Supergirl was brought into the mix, and this season, we’ll see new iterations of the DC Comics superheroes getting in on the action, this time as super-powered villains.

The CW and Warner Bros. Television have announced this season’s four-part crossover will be titled Crisis on Earth-X, and they’ve even commissioned legendary comic artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis) to create a comic book cover teasing the epic TV event coming this November. Find out details on the Crisis on Earth-X crossover below. Read More »

titans tv show dick grayson casting

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the Titans TV series casting of Brenton Thwaites goes against the character of Dick Grayson.)

First things first, Dick Grayson is my favorite DC Comics character. So I may be a little protective of the former Robin as he makes his move to the live action realm, subjecting him to the limits of reality.

And I realize there will be limits to how the actor playing him will fulfill my expectations of Dick Grayson: as a hero with a diverse background and a sex symbol who eschews the hypermasculine stylings of most DC Comics superheroes. You may scoff, but that is what the Robin-turned-Nightwing hero has been known to be in the comics and his animated iterations. And this is why Brenton Thwaites — who joins the long line of generic, charmless actors who Hollywood keeps trying to push on audiences as our “next big movie star” — is so wrong for the job of bringing Dick Grayson to life in the Titans live-action TV series.

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Riverdale season 2 teaser

Two seasons of Riverdale in a single year is a kind gift from The CW. The series, based on the famous Archie comics, quickly found its groove in season one and kept getting better and better. The finale ended season one on a high note with a few surprises and shocks tying up loose ends and setting up storylines for season two – which looks like it’s going to get a little darker. As one critic says in the new teaser for Riverdale, it’s an “invitingly dark” series. It can get bleak, but rarely dark enough to lessen the fun. It’s a balance well struck in the first season of the series, and the Riverdale season 2 teaser promises more of the same.

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Smallville superman costume

Tom Welling played Clark Kent for a decade on Smallville. It sounds like a great job, but only once did he actually get to suit up as the Man of Steel. Fans of the series didn’t even get to see him wear the entire suit. In the finale, Kent ripped open his shirt, the House of El insignia shined bright, and he took flight to start saving the day.

There’s a reason why we never saw Welling flying around Metropolis wearing a cape. Below, Welling explains why they decided against a finale showing him in action as the Man of Steel.

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Floriana Lima in supergirl

Floriana Lima, who plays Alex Danvers’ girlfriend Maggie Sawyer on Supergirl, was a series regular in season two. For season three, she will only be recurring. Greg Berlanti, who produces Supergirl and all the DC Arrowverse shows, was on an Everwood reunion panel for the Television Critics Association. After the panel, he told reporters that Supergirl plans to work around Lima’s limited availability as best they can to continue Alex’s storyline.

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cw superhero crossover

This morning, The CW President Mark Pedowitz teased the four part “Arrowverse” crossover: one night pairing Supergirl with Arrow followed the next day by The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. After a Legends of Tomorrow panel, producer Mark Guggenheim, who also produces Arrow, said the team led by Greg Berlanti is pitching the network on the crossover the following day, Thursday, August 3. In other words, today.

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arrow season 7

Arrow is beginning its sixth season on The CW. The flagship show of the network’s DC Comics universe provides its own namesake, as Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow fall under the “Arrowverse.” While previewing season six with the Television Critics Association after a panel for Legends, producer Marc Guggenheim, who also co-created and produces Arrow, said the Arrow writers already have ideas for season seven.

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legends of tomorrow season 3

During a Television Critics Association panel for Legends of Tomorrow, producer Marc Guggenheim revealed that Gorilla Grodd would be one of the villains in the show’s third season. Speaking with reporters after the panel, Guggenheim confirmed that the Legends would encounter Grodd after the two-part Gorilla City episode of The Flash last season.

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cw superhero crossover

The CW announced before the Television Critics Association that this year’s four part Arrowverse crossover will air over two nights. Monday, November 27 will begin with Supergirl at its regular time at 8:00 P.M. followed by Arrow. Tuesday, November 28 will conclude with The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. CW President Mark Pedowitz spoke about the special scheduling, which differs from last year’s four night crossover.

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Rocko's Modern Life - Comic-Con TV Trailers

We’re still recovering from the insanity that is San Diego Comic-Con. Because there are so many movies and TV shows that get promoted at the massive pop culture convention, we simply don’t have the time to report on each and every one of them by attending all the panels that unfolded. But we still wanted to highlight some of the big shows with new footage to show off for fans.

So we’ve rounded up a slew of new trailers for upcoming TV shows, both returning and new programs, ranging from revivals of Nicktoons like Rocko’s Modern Life and Hey Arnold! to freshman shows like The Orville and Future Man, returning shows like Once Upon a Time and Doctor Who, and plenty more Comic-Con TV trailers from the 2017 convention. Read More »