Briefly: While the big news in comic book-related TV today has to do with the finale of The Walking Dead and reported writer firings behind the scenes of the show, there’s also new DC Comics TV news. The CW is developing a series featuring the DC character Raven. The empath and teleporter has been incarnated in a few versions on the comic page, and we don’t know which version might appear in the script.

Variety says the network is still looking for a replacement for Smallville, and sees Raven as an option. It’s in the early stages, with a script order out for V veteran Diego Gutierrez to write and exec produce, but that’s it. It’s a good idea for a show, however. Would be good to get more female comics characters on screen, and Raven would have some of Smallville’s potential for great guest stars and secondary characters.

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Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Big Fish) and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) are both in talks to co-star in Ninja Assassin and V For Vendetta director James McTeigue‘s upcoming period thriller The Raven. Renner is also in talks with Universal Pictures for Peter Berg‘s big screen adaptation of the board game Battleship. But The New York Times says that Renner has had “no fewer than five meetings to star in another project, which he declines to reveal” and that both Battleship and this mystery project are both planned for a Summer shoot, which means the actor must make a choice. Movieline suggests that the mystery role might be to co-star alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s scientology movie The Master.
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