Want to see the God of Thunder take on the Man of Steel? How much of an impact will the Flashpoint storyline have on the future of The Flash TV series? Could Agents of SHIELD be the best part of the Marvel cinematic universe? Was Richard Pryor once slated to play Brainiac in Superman III? Did you know the origin of the line “Good thinking, Batman” isn’t exactly from where you think it is? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
If Greg Berlanti has a superpower, it’s launching superhero shows. In just the past four years he’s helped create Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. One assumes he’ll reach his limits someday, just like any superhero, but today is not that day. His next new television project is Black Lightning, based on one of DC Comics’ first major African-American superheroes. He’ll team with Being Mary Jane and The Game creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband, producer Salim Akil. Read More »
We’ve wondered for quite some time what film Timur Bekmambetov might direct next. At one point, it seemed like he would follow his last movie, Wanted, with a direct sequel. But that is taking time to come together, and recently his prioritites have shifted to adapting the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which he is also producing with Tim Burton. Now the director confirms that as his next effort, while offering updates on quite a few other projects to which he’s been linked. Read More »
And with this, Timur Bekmambetov takes the next step towards becoming the Russian Luc Besson. The director is producing Black Lightning, a film that he’s described as “the Russian response to Transformers and Batman.” Which, watching this full trailer for a film about a kid who becomes a superhero after buying a flying car, I suppose I can see. Though I’m thinking more Christine meets The Greatest American Hero, but whatever works for you, Timur. Read More »
Set for release this December, Black Lightning seems to be flying under (above?) the radar. Wanted and Nightwatch director, Timur Bekmambetov, is serving as producer on the superhero film and evidently has declared it the “Russian response to Transformers and Batman.” It’s going to take more than a teaser (available after the jump) that looks like a nifty Crispin Porter Cadillac commercial to convince us, but color Slashfilm intrigued.
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