Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
After spending her debut season over on CBS, Supergirl is flying over to The CW this fall to join the rest of the network’s DC heroes. And that means it’s time for Kara to get inducted into one of the franchise’s burgeoning traditions, Superhero Fight Club.
The first Superhero Fight Club promo aired last year, pitting the heroes and villains of Arrow and The Flash against each other in an epic cage match. Now Superhero Fight Club 2.0 brings together characters from Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow for an even flashier, more high-tech battle. Last week’s teaser showed Supergirl getting sucked into the madness by Arrow and the Flash, and this week the full Superhero Fight Club 2.0 promo reveals what happened next. Watch it below.
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Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Arrowverse crossover has become something of an annual CW tradition, ever since Barry Allen made his first appearance on Arrow in 2013. Arrow and the the Flash reunited again when the latter got his own show in 2015, and last year the crossover expanded even further to include characters from the then-upcoming series Legends of Tomorrow. But this year’s crossover event promises to be the most ambitious one yet, bringing together the stars of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and — for the first time — Supergirl.
Naturally, that raises the question of what could possibly occasion such a massive gathering of superheroes. After all, it seems safe to assume we won’t just be watching them commiserate over drinks. Today, the identity of the Arrowverse crossover villain has been revealed. And while there’s no footage from the actual event just yet, characters from all four shows have come together for an adorable “Superhero Fight Club 2.0” trailer from The CW. Check it out, and get details on the Arrowverse crossover, below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
The CW held a panel with the producers of its four DC Comics superhero shows which comprise the Arrowverse — Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl — and started with a series of exciting announcements. Join us below for all the big news from the panel, including announcements about a gay character, big-name casting, character confirmations, and more. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
CW President Mark Pedowitz was very enthusiastic about picking up Supergirl from CBS when he spoke to the Television Critics Association this morning. However, he was also frank about the show’s prospects. The CW generally gets lower ratings than any of the big four networks, so Pedowitz does not expect to match even Supergirl’s lowest CBS ratings.
“There’s no question it probably will not do as well as it did on CBS, even at the end,” Pedowitz said. “But whatever it does, it’ll be either our number one or number two show this season. Look, if all six million people come, it’ll be our number one show and I’ll be dancing.” 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 Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
It came as no huge surprise when CBS announced Supergirl would be flying over to The CW for its second season. The series has always seemed like it’d be more at home on The CW anyway, where it’d be surrounded by other DC dramas like Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. And now that Kara’s arrived, The CW is more than ready to bring her into the fold with the rest of its heroes.
The CW has announced Supergirl will be part of this fall’s annual CW DC crossover event, along with Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, making it the “biggest one ever.” And while it’s way too early for any footage from said crossover, The CW is eager to promote Supergirl as part of its growing superhero lineup. Watch the Supergirl The CW teaser announcement below. 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 Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Fred Topel
Legends of Tomorrow is the latest show from DC Comics. They have a good track record with Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl, and producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg remain involved. Phil Klemmer is the showrunner for this one, and /Film got to sit down with him after a panel for the Television Critics Association.
Legends unites Arrowverse characters Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel), Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renee), Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson Jackson (Franz Drameh). Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) comes from the future to enlist their help catching Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), and so begins a time-traveling adventure that begins Thursday, January 21 at 8PM on The CW.
Ahead of the premiere, I sat down with Klemmer to get the details on what’s ahead for our heroes in season one and beyond. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
The last time Jonah Hex was brought to life onscreen, it was a disaster. Despite the best efforts of lead actor Josh Brolin, 2010’s Jonah Hex was an out-and-out failure. Critics detested it, and audiences had absolutely no interest in it. In the end, the paltry $11 million box office haul ensured this version of Jonah Hex would be dead and buried and gone forever.
Still, the character himself, who originated in the DC Comics universe, was plenty popular before that cinematic fiasco, and remains that way among comic book fans. So The CW’s going to bring him back in a different form. Jonah Hex is set to drop by the network’s upcoming superhero series Legends of Tomorrow, and actor Johnathon Schaech has just been tapped to play him. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
This weekend, The CW presented a panel on their latest DC superhero show for the Television Critics Association. Legends of Tomorrow features Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), White Canary (Caity Lotz), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Firestorm (Victor Garber and Franz Drameh) traveling through time.
In explaining how they established the show’s time travel rules, producers Greg Berlanti and Phil Klemmer referred to other time travel classics, and revealed why we we’ll never see a Groundhog Day situation on the show. Read More »