CW Passed on Supergirl

In addition to confirming that Matt Ryan will appear on an Arrow episode as John Constantine, Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW, spoke to the Television Critics Association today about the reasons the company passed on Supergirl, and how The CW’s superhero lineup has evolved to include three shows.

All told, his comments give some insight into the evolution of The CW slate, and also caution us not to take the Constantine/Arrow crossover news as indication of a back door pilot plan.  Read More »

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Supergirl

CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler gave an executive session for the Television Critics Association on Monday, August 10th. Speaking about the networks’ fall premiere of Supergirl, Tassler said the casts of Supergirl and the CW’s DC superhero shows The Flash and Arrow will promote their shows together, but ruled out any possible Supergirl crossover with those shows. And producer Andrew Kreisberg teases the arrival of a character seen in Superman II, who will be realized a bit differently on the show.

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Which Daredevil character has just been confirmed for Jessica Jones? Has Arrow Season 4 added a new baddie? Who do the Fantastic Four cast want to battle? Which supervillain is coming to Luke Cage? How’s Grant Gustin looking in the new Flash costume? Which actress is being rumored for Ms. Marvel (again)? Want to see a cool Batman: Arkham Knight Alfred mod? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

the Flash VFX breakdown

Given its home on The CW, who expected The Flash to become the most satisfying, and in some ways the weirdest superhero show on television? And yet here we are, one season into the show with fans eagerly awaiting the second. (The Flash season 2 debuts on October 6.)

One way to ease the wait between seasons for any show is enjoy new tidbits like a costume update. Another is to dive into breakdowns of the creation of the prior season. And so here’s a The Flash VFX breakdown that shows how some of the show’s effects, both obvious and subtle, were layered in. The real attraction here, I expect, is the footage of Gorilla Grodd, all drawn from episode 21, ‘Grodd Lives.’ Read More »

The Flash Season 1

Change is coming to Central City. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is getting a new costume for The Flash Season 2, as revealed today by The CW. Well, new-ish — the most notable thing about the new costume is the way it alludes to ancient history. Check out The Flash Season 2 suit after the jump.  Read More »

Batman The Killing Joke

What would Stephen Colbert look like as Galactus? Will Green Lantern come to Arrow this season? Is the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight finally getting a fix? Does Mark Hamill want to voice the Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke? Are there new behind-the-scenes photos from The Flash? Could Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D. ever cross over? Who’s the latest superhero headed to Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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2015 Emmy snubs and surprises

This morning brought the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, and while the winners (and losers) won’t be revealed until September 20th on Fox, the nominations themselves are enough to stir up some conversation.

When it comes down to itt’s all a matter of personal preference, and the opinions of average viewers don’t always match up with what the Emmys have cooked up. But we can’t help but notice some of the more annoying snubs, as well as some wonderful surprises, in this year’s round of honorees.

Check out our list of 2015 Emmy snubs and surprises after the jump! Read More »

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Where are the Easter eggs in Ant-Man? Want to see some more Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art? Why does Ian McKellen prefer the X-Men over Superman? Is the movie Flash (Ezra Miller) a fan of the TV Flash (Grant Gustin)? What does Kevin Feige have to say about Marvel’s track record with female superheroes? Could Constantine show up on Arrow? Why on earth would anyone try to eat the entire Denny’s Fantastic Four menu in a single sitting? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Want to see a Fox Marvel family portrait? What does Tilda Swinton have to say about Doctor Strange? Does Paul Rudd have stories to share from the Ant-Man shoot? How are things looking for Iron Man on the Captain America: Civil War set? Does Doom (a.k.a. Toby Kebbell) want to battle the Avengers? Why are Punisher and Spider-Man hanging out? Did Agent Carter just win the Dubsmash war? Would M. Night Shyamalan make an Unbreakable sequel? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »