Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Over the summer, The CW had a lot of news about the DC superhero shows for the Television Critics Association. CW President Mark Pedowitz promised improvements to Legends of Tomorrow, correcting some of its first season mistakes, and announced casting, such as Lance Henriksen as Obsidian.
After all the CW panels, we got to speak with Legends of Tomorrow creator/executive producers Phil Klemmer and Marc Guggenheim further. We were able to delve deeper into what the Justice Society of America has in store for the Legends and what other time periods they might visit in the Waverider this season. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Fred Topel
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returned to San Diego Comic-Con for their second season. We interviewed producers Phil Klemmer and Marc Guggenheim in roundtable interviews, in which Klemmer revealed that season two will portray major historical figures on the time travel show.
“We will be doing these iconic historical moments with recognizable historical figures,” Klemmer said. “To me, we had little things like H.G. Wells and we had a little shoutout to Bill Gates at a certain point. Season two, you’re going to see the icons of the 20th century. You’re going to have those versions of the Forrest Gump kind of moments with our guys trying to fix history but at the same time getting to play a part in these recognizable eras.” Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Fred Topel
Marc Guggenheim produces both Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow as part of Greg Berlanti’s team of Arrowverse producers. He was at WonderCon for a Legends of Tomorrow panel with his cast, and gave roundtable interviews with the press after. Coming up on Legends, Jonah Hex gets another chance as Jonathan Schaech plays him on television.
“He’s in episode 11, I can tease that,” Guggenheim said. “He’s terrific. Jonathan is an amazing Jonah Hex. I would say very, very faithful to the comics incarnation with a touch more sass, a little bit more attitude. That might have had something to do with the fact that I wrote episode 11 and I can’t seem to write characters without sass. But he’s great and watching his interactions with Rip are gold. They’re just so much fun. Jonathan and Arthur [Darvill] make a great team.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
What’s the latest on Josh Boone‘s New Mutants? Who’s directing Jessica Jones? When will Batman: Arkham Knight return to PC? What happens when Superman oversleeps? Has the Arrow / Flash crossover episode started shooting? What would the Justice League look like as D&D characters? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Did The Flash pilot originally include an Aquaman reference? Does Batman: Arkham Knight have a secret room? What does Tom Hiddleston know about Loki‘s future? Will Batman co-creator Bill Finger finally get official credit from DC? Would Julie Delpy want to direct a Marvel movie? How did Sebastian Stan respond to Zack Snyder‘s Marvel diss? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Be honest: If you had to come up with an identity-concealing costume, your first try (or ten) might not be so hot. So let’s cut John Diggle some slack.
The popular Arrow character was theorized by some at one point to be a possible Green Lantern, but the guy finally got himself a superhero costume for adventures on the show’s fourth season and, well, there’s nothing green about it. In fact, it looks like the businesslike guy turned to some old Marvel comics that were lying around when he needed some inspiration. Figure out what the hell Diggle was thinking when you see the image below. Read More »
Bryan Singer is about to tackle yet another X-Men movie for release in 2016, but after that, he might stay in the world of sci-fi for a different sort of film. 20th Century Fox has just picked up the rights to The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, based on a novel by legendary sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein. It’s unclear if Singer would direct or produce but Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) is writing the script for the adaptation, which will be retitled Uprising.
The 1966 novel has come close to becoming a movie a few times but rights recently reverted back to Heinlein’s estate. Fox then swooped in to grab the property. Read more about The Moon is a Harsh Mistress movie below. Read More »
Arrow and The Flash are doing quite well for The CW, and the network is pursuing more shows in the same vein. When Brandon Routh joined Arrow this year there was talk of a potential spin-off show featuring his character, for example. Now we know more about that show, and it won’t just be a showcase for Routh. No, this one is a DC Comics team series at the CW, featuring four actors/characters from Arrow and The Flash. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
All manner of superheroic characters have stopped by The CW’s Arrow over the past three seasons — including, most recently, the Flash, in order to launch fellow CW TV show The Flash. Now Marc Guggenheim has his eye on an even bigger name.
The executive producer teased the possibility of a Batman appearance on Arrow, though he admits it won’t “be happening anytime soon.” Meanwhile, he also believes a Supergirl crossover could be in the cards. Hit the jump for Guggenheim’s Arrow Batman crossover comments. Read More »
This second trailer for Thor Freudenthal‘s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters features a cavalcade of beasties, and also a significant presence from Nathan Fillion, who plays a modernized version of the god Hermes. That’s probably enough to warrant a look from many potential audience members.
Those elements were present in the first trailer, along with plenty of material featuring returning cast (Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, and Alexandra Daddario). But the intent here seems to be to sell the movie as a real spectacle. In that respect it succeeds pretty well. The series still has to truly establish itself as a proper successor to the Harry Potter films — and that may not be possible — but at least it appears to be able to make good on a promise to deliver colorful and dangerous monsters. Read More »