CBS has handed series orders to four dramas and two comedies, following the “Supergirl” pickup earlier this week.
“Criminal Minds” is officially getting another installment with “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” which focuses on a division of the FBI that helps Americans who find themselves in danger abroad. The series starring Gary Sinise (“CSI: NY”), Daniel Henney and Tyler James debuted as a planted spinoff during the flagship show on April 8. Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper and writer Erica Messer are exec producers on the ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios production, with Glenn Kershaw directing.
The network has also greenlit two movie-to-television adaptations with “Limitless,” based on the 2011 Bradley Cooper film, and “Rush Hour,” inspired by the ’90s Chris Tucker-Jackie Chan franchise from New Line Cinema.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
As we are closing out this current season of television and approaching the Upfronts next week, the networks are starting to showcase what series we can expect to see presented for the 2015-2016 season. Today, The CW announced that it has picked up three new projects to series, including the Arrow/The Flash spin-off that has now officially been given the title DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (it had been reported just a couple weeks ago that the title would be Legends of Tomorrow). The two other series that were also picked up were Marc Webb’s (The Amazing Spider-Man franchise) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Julie Plec’s (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) Cordon. More information about all these three shows will be revealed next week during The CW Upfront, but you can find each series’ synopsis below. DC’S Legends Of Tomorrow When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. »
The CW has announced their upcoming slate of new series, and given the axe to one of their freshman shows in the process. The network has picked up Cordon, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, while renewing the Rob Thomas series iZombie and cancelling currently-airing freshman supernatural drama The Messengers and the Rachel Bilson series Hart of Dixie.
The most prominent pickup among the new shows is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which is a spinoff from current CW series The Flash and Arrow. Previously untitled, the show has already signed on a number of castmembers from both shows, including Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Wentworth Miller, and Dominic Purcell, with Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill taking on the lead role of Rip Hunter. Here is the show’s official synopsis.
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Remember when the CW picked up CBS pilot Ringer after its sister network had passed on the thriller drama starring Sarah Michelle Gellar? The younger-skewing broadcast network went for an even bigger surprise this year, picking up to series a pilot originally ordered by premium cable sibling Showtime: Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna and Marc Webb’s musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Unlike the case with Ringer, the CW won’t be able to air the Showtime pilot because it… »
The CW jumped into the fall 2015-16 fray on Thursday, ordering three pilots to series including Arrow/Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
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The CW has greenlit its first new series for the 2015-16 season — in a big way.
The network has picked up “The Flash” and “Arrow” spinoff “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and ordered “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” the comedy pilot Showtime passed on. Plus, Julie Plec is getting another series on CW’s slate: “Cordon.”
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” is a mashup of DC legends starring a team of “The Flash” and “Arrow” characters. Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (played by Arthur Darvill) is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only the planet is at stake but all of time itself. Along with Darvill, Victor Garber (“The Flash”), Brandon Routh (“Arrow”), Caity Lotz (“Arrow”), Ciarra Renee and Franz Drameh star, alongside Dominic Purcell (“The Flash”) and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash”). The series hails from Bonanza Productions, Berlanti Productions »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The CW officially ordered three new dramas on Thursday afternoon, but the big news is the pick-up we all already new was coming. The "Flash"/"Arrow" spinoff has officially been ordered to series and after having been called various permutations on "untitled," it finally has a title: Say hello to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow." I'll remind you of the details on "Legends of Tomorrow" in a minute, but The CW also ordered "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Cordon" to series. Since The CW already has 10+ returning shows on tap for the 2015-2016 season, the network isn't announcing schedule timetables or episode counts yet. We'll see if that news comes at The CW's upfront presentation to advertisers next Thursday. Let's get details: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Has being the director of a film in a major franchise become a high-stakes gamble? Ryan looks at the pressures faced by modern filmmakers.
The process of making the behemoth that is Avengers: Age Of Ultron has clearly taken its toll on Joss Whedon. In each successive interview with the press, he’s talked with surprising openness about the process of making the superhero sequel and his battles to places an individual stamp on it; this culminated in a recent podcast with Empire, in which he described the “really, really unpleasant” fight to keep certain scenes in the film.
For an established writer and director like Whedon, who’s been working in TV and film since the 90s, taking on a project as huge and loaded with expectation as a Marvel film is evidently punishing, both physically and psychologically. Imagine how difficult it must be, then, to make the jump »
There is a terrifically unkind way to report today's story, and a quick scan of Twitter should give you some idea of just how strong a reaction some people are having to the short list of directors that Deadline claims are in the mix to direct Sony's upcoming reboot of "Spider-Man." First thought: Miller and Lord are making the wrong movie for the studio. Second thought: why is this so difficult for Sony? After all, the original "Spider-Man" was a huge milestone in terms of how superheroes were treated on film. Sam Raimi got the tone so right it was ridiculous, and no matter what choices he made in the film, he proved that Spider-Man could work, and that he could bring the colorful world of Marvel Comics to the screen in a way that the whole world could enjoy. Was that really just 13 years ago? I can still remember »
- Drew McWeeny
As of now it's being reported Asa Butterfield is the frontrunner to takeover as Spider-Man as the character is looking to be cast for a cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War followed by an all new Spider-Man project set for a July 18, 2017 release. Badass Digest recently said Tom Holland is still a possible contender, but Buttefield is the first name on most everyone's lips and now we have a shortlist of directors Sony is looking out to lead the new Spider-Man charge. Deadline reports the list of possible contenders as Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein who are directing the upcoming Vacation reboot at Warner Bros. Deadline adds an interesting note to their reporting saying Sony is looking to go with a tone matching that of a John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, »
- Brad Brevet
So, who’s going to follow Sam Raimi and Marc Webb as the director of the next Spider-Man film? With production underway on Captain America: Civil War and Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures deep in the hunt for the actor who will portray Spider-Man (first popping up in Civil War before leading his own film), the contest to direct the new Spider-Man movie is also heating up. A previous report from March claimed that Drew Goddard, the filmmaker behind The Cabin in the Woods and Sony’s aborted Sinister Six, was in talks to write and direct the new Spidey pic. Goddard was a solid and sensible choice, having had experience with Sony on Sinister Six and with Marvel creating Daredevil. But a new report leaves Goddard’s name out of the picture entirely and instead reveals a familiar-feeling list of directors who are being considered to helm the new Spider-Man film instead. »
- Adam Chitwood
During Star Wars Celebration in mid-April there was to be a panel featuring directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, both of which were set to direct spinoff films in the new Star Wars Anthology -- Edwards directing Rogue One, releasing next year, and Trank directing a yet-to-be-titled feature. While that panel took place, Trank was a no show, the reason given that he was sick. Well, it turns out it was more than just a sickness. Announced this evening, Trank released a statement on the official Star Wars website saying: After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars »
- Brad Brevet
Did Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb something with The Avengers? Want to hear Jeremy Renner sing about Hawkeye? What’s happening on the set of X-Men Apocalypse? How did Paul Rudd answer when asked about Captain America: Civil War? What happened on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D that set the table for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is Captain America […]
- Germain Lussier
Though he’s no longer affiliated with Latino Review, scoopster extraordinaire El Mayimbe (aka Umberto Gonzales) is still working hard to break comic-book news for impatient superhero aficionados the world over. And yesterday, he emerged with a rather interesting rumor about Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, which will bring the wall-crawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe under the watchful eye of Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige. According to El Mayimbe, the title of the pic is not Spectacular Spider-Man, as previously rumored, but Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
Now, clunky as it is, that subtitle would allow Feige to bring Spidey closer to the McU and distance him from Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films. It would also confirm what many already suspect – that Spider-Man will become a member of the second Avengers lineup, which will be formed following the cataclysmic events of Captain America: Civil War. A separate rumor »
- Isaac Feldberg
Every now and then it's rather difficult to figure out a headline for these episodes, especially when there isn't any one topic discussed for an extended period. I almost feel I should just set up a word randomizer rather than attempt to actually come up with something coherent. That said, on today's episode we talk a little about "Game of Thrones", a little about Michelle MacLaren departing the Wonder Woman directing gig, about new DVDs and Blu-rays, play some games, chat box office and all the standard shenanigans. Hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may »
- Brad Brevet
Clearly, Marvel President Kevin Feige is something of a Spider-Man superfan. This, no doubt, played a large role in his helping to successfully negotiate a deal with Spidey owner Sony, in which Spider-Man would feature in the now legendary Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Sony retaining the rights the character. It was the development that Spidey fans dared not hope for, but now that the reality is beginning to unfold, audiences are eager to hear how Feige expects it all to hang together. For them, it boils down to two questions – which version of Spider-Man will appear, and how old will he be?
The question of identity has been asked for some time. Since news of Spider-Man’s involvement in the McU surfaced, speculation has swirled around the idea that a full reboot could be planned, with perhaps a version of the character other than the most renowned Peter Parker. The »
- Sarah Myles
Between both the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb movies, audiences have seen multiple interpretations of Spider-Man's famed red and blue suit. Given how popular some of those designs were, it should be a certain challenge for Marvel Studios to come up with an equally satisfying look now that the hero is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But evidently it's a challenge that the company is ready to take head-on, as they have actually already have selected a new costume for the webslinger. This interesting update comes to us from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who recently chatted a bit about Spider-Man with Crave Online. Discussing what we can expect from the look of Spider-Man when he is introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige noted that he appreciates what has been done in the past, but that what's being prepared for the Marvel Studios version is »
Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige recently provided updates regarding the first Marvel Studios/Sony Entertainment collaborative "Spider-Man" solo feature, reealing which 'Spider-Man' through all his many Marvel Comics characterizations, will be realized for live action on the big screen, opening July 28, 2017:
"...even though there’ve been five 'Spider-Man' films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet.
"Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character. The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers...
"...and then the fella' that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which »
- Michael Stevens
With Spider-Man joining the McU, people have been wondering whether the rebooted web-spinner would be the Peter Parker version or will he be the Miles Morales incarnation. Marvel Entertainment head honcho Kevin Feige has now answered that question…Peter Parker is back for a third go-round.
Peter Parker is the longest serving and best known version of Spider-Man. The two previous franchises have used good old Pete as the main character. Therefore, it’s not terribly surprising that Marvel Entertainment top man Kevin Feige has officially announced that the Disney reboot of Spider-Man—Who is rumored to be debuting in Captain America: Civil War in May of 2016 and will be appearing in his own solo film in July 2017—will be of the Peter Parker variety. This puts a halt to the rumors that Disney might be using the Miles Morales version.
Feige told Collider in an interview this week, “Some »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Disney and Marvel's press junket for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is underway in California all this weekend with interviews popping up left and right. One of the earliest comes from Collider who spoke with Marvel's Kevin Feige about various topics.
The key one though deals with the Marvel/Sony deal which will see Spider-Man brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe fold. Beige confirms once and for all that the McU version Will be Peter Parker, and he will be much younger than previous incarnations with the character to be someone in the mid-teens.
Talking about why they're going in that direction, he says it not only differs him from the other Avengers but allows them to explore comic storylines the previous five films never even touched:
"In terms of the age of an actor we'll eventually to cast, I don't know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, »
- Garth Franklin
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