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Gotham Cast Talk Flash Crossover, Joker Return, And Doppelgangers At Nycc

This weekend at New York Comic Con, the cast of Gotham greeted a legion of devoted fans and answered a few burning questions surrounding the show’s third season. As with any TV show based on a comic book, theories are forever rampant, so it’s always welcome to get answers straight from the source, even if they can’t always go into as much detail as desired.

With superhero crossovers being the talk of the town, many fans hope for Gotham to be able to eventually participate. But just because two series are based on DC properties doesn’t mean that titanium hard red tape between networks can be cut. And, despite Gotham airing on Fox and shows such as The Flash and Arrow residing over at The CW, that doesn’t mean that David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne) can’t dream like the rest of us:

“Now that The Flash can time travel,
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James Frain’s Gotham Character Is Actually An Established DC Villain

When it was first announced that James Frain (True Detective, True Blood) was set to join the cast of Gotham season 2 he was identified as one Theo Galavan, brother of Tabitha (Jessica Lucas), who we were told would be introduced as a version of DC villain, Tigress. Because of the unfamiliar name, it was assumed that Theo would be another character created just for the show, but it seems that may not be the case.

According to Gotham executive producer Danny Cannon, Theo will represent the “origins of a very famous DC villain” – one who will rely on other villains to help him achieve his goals.” The character will be set up as a “billionaire industrialist who presents himself as the savior of Gotham,” and the parallels with Bruce Wayne’s origins have led to speculation that he might turn out to be a version of Thomas Elliot, Aka Hush
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The 13 Most Iconic Joker Moments

Villains are everything to a story, and especially in the comic book medium, a hero is only as good as the villains that they thwart. Batman has the most recognizable, most iconic, and overall best rogue’s gallery in all of comics. From classics such as Two-Face, Catwoman, and the Riddler to relative newcomers like Bane, The Court of Owls, and Hush, all of these villains, and are strongly ingrained in comic book lore to a degree unmatched by other comic book villains. There are some heroes like Superman, Shazam, and the Hulk who have such a shallow crop of villains to draw from that it works against a creator’s ability to tell quality stories. Batman doesn’t have this problem; in fact, one of the greatest comic book villains calls the Dark Knight his archenemy.

What makes the Joker such an exciting villain isn’t just his diabolical deeds,
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Gotham: 10 Future Villains We Want To See

Perhaps one of the biggest selling points for Fox’s freshman Gotham series is its promise to explore the corrupt city and the people within it at a time before Bruce Wayne appeared as the Caped Crusader. Villains who have challenged him time and time again all had to start somewhere, crafted and warped by their upbringings, uncontrollable circumstances or otherwise, and Gotham offers viewers the opportunity to see many of them long before they become the easily recognizable figures they are.

So far, the show has introduced a number of characters big and small from Batman’s rogues gallery, from crime lords like Sal Maroni and Carmine Falcone, future supervillians like Oswald Cobblepot and Edward Nigma and, of course, a young Selina Kyle, with confirmed future appearances by other characters like Harvet Dent, Victor Zsasz and Thomas Elliot along with the long-term tease of the Joker. Suffice it to say,
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Arkham Knight Revealed!

Upon its announcement most people probably assumed that the title Batman: Arkham Knight was a pretty rubbish attempt at crowbarring the 'Asylum' name into Rocksteady's latest, and final entry in the series.

Turns out it was actually the name of a supposedly all new villain created by Rocksteady with input from the chaps at DC Comics. At first we were given an image of the bad guy shrouded in darkness.

But as you can see below, light has now been shed on the situation, revealing it's design as well as a couple of new images of him (?) in action against The Dark Knight....

What I find most intriguing about Arkham Knight is not the similarities in costume (he has bat ears!), but his (?) identity. Personally I'm not completely buying this 'new character' line. Using guns yet being similar to Batman could suggest Jason Todd (a dead Robin who has returned
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Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen to take over hosting duties of The Twilight Zone Podcast

It was announced on the latest episode that Tom Elliot would be stepping down as the host of the popular Twilight Zone Podcast. Episode 30, A Stop at Willoughby, acted as his last stop.

However, fans of the podcast will be pleased to know that the podcast is not coming to an end. In Tom's place will be our own Luke Owen, himself a Twilight Zone enthusiast.

"I'm really excited to take over the show", Owen said. "Tom did such a great job with the show and he's created a great platform for fellow Twilight Zone fans to come together. I hope I can keep the legacy of the show alive!"

Luke's first episode will be The Chaser and will be launched next week.

The Twilight Zone first aired in 1959 and ran for 5 seasons. It had a movie adaptation in 1983 and a rebooted series in 1985 which ran for 3 seasons. The series
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5 Batman Comic Villains Who Need To Return

Batman villains are a lot like jelly beans; they’re mostly delicious, but every once in a while you get a brown one that tastes less like root beer and more like garbage juice. The good news for Bat-Villains though is that they live in a world of fantasy where they can be re-imaged and updated for current times, whereas bad tasting jelly beans only option is trash can city.

For every Joker, Riddler, and Two-Face Batman has also battled villains who wear Guy Fawkes masks, have quilt-themed crimes, and use kites as their main mode of transportation. Formidable they are not, but thanks to DC’s New 52 campaign, many of these characters could be given a second (or in some cases, third) chance at life. So while they’re reinventing some of the worst characters, why not give new life to the ones that had all the potential in the world,
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BBC sorry for Ira gaffe on Question Time

Broadcaster apologises for 'insensitive' production error that saw Stormont minister labelled as member of Sinn Féin/Ira

The BBC has apologised for a Question Time production gaffe that saw a Stormont minister labelled as a member of "Sinn Fein/Ira".

Sinn Féin education minister John O'Dowd, who was a panellist on last night's show in Belfast, was referred to by the term in a seating plan.

The title directly linking the republican party to the paramilitary organisation has long been used in a pejorative way by members of the loyalist community in Northern Ireland.

Sinn Féin was closely associated with the Provisional Ira during the Troubles but has always maintained it was a separate and solely political organisation and says the tag was created to justify attacks on its members in the conflict.

The BBC said the seating plan, which was attached to a camera in the studio, was written by a "technical staff" member.
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The Twilight Zone Podcast with Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen

For the last couple of years, The Twilight Zone Podcast host Tom Elliot has been taking his listeners through the fifth dimension episode by episode. But for this year's Christmas special, he was joined by The Night Gallery Podcast host Chris Brown and Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen to discuss the 1983 big screen adaptation.

Bringing together the directorial skills of Steven Spielberg, George Miller, John Landis and Joe Dante, Twilight Zone: The Movie was an interesting experiment that has been met with mixed feelings in terms of critical reception but will forever be tainted by the tragic on-set death of Vic Morrow and child actors Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen.

In the podcast, Tom, Chris and Luke discuss the movie segment by segment as well as the possibilities of a new film and the announcement of Bryan Singer's new Twilight Zone TV show.

The episode can
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The Gotham Trilogy: Wayne: Fancast and Second Draft

Wayne Script The Gotham Trilogy is my Batman reboot trilogy. The second draft of the first script, Wayne, can be found above. The second will likely be up in a few weeks, titled 'Arkham'. The villains for the sequel will be Scarecrow, Two Face and Zsasz. It will be based on Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, The Long Halloween, The Three Ghosts of Batman and Batman: Haunted Knight. The cast for this reboot (just for Wayne, I'll do the additions for Arkham and the third when I release their scripts) are: Batman/Bruce Wayne: Liam McIntyre Alfred Pennyworth: Christopher Lee Jim Gordon: Kiefer Sutherland Julie Madison: Amy Acker Roman Sionis/Black Mask: Dominic West Lazlo Valenin/Professor Pyg: Philip Seymour Hoffman Arthur Wynne: Andrew Scott Salvatore Maroni: James Wood Harvey Dent: Michael Fassbender Lucius Fox: Denzel Washington Sarah Essen-Gordon: Mariska Hargitay Barbara Gordon: Ellen Page
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