11 items from 2017
Cool couple bits of information here: It is important to start with the fact that, while I loved Kevin Smith in his Flash episodes, I did not like his 1st Supergirl episode. However, it is easy to say that it was not his fault, as bad writing in that episode ruined it, for the most part. That being said, he is coming back strong with a new Supergirl episode which investigates Daxam further (Mon-El's home planet) and he even gave us a hint that the great Linda Carter (the '70s Wonder Woman) will reprise her role as president. Check his Instagrams posted from the Daxam throne room:
Every ep of @supergirlcw begins with a spectacular script - and the episode I'm nominally directing this month was written by these fine folks from the @supergirlwriters, @amgfitlife & @professorllanas! They're sitting in a room they wrote! What was once their words has been made manifest in wood, »
- Drew Carlton
The London-born Lansbury died Monday in La Quinta, Calif., after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his daughter, Felicia Lansbury Meyer, told The Hollywood Reporter.
His survivors also include his twin brother, Edgar Lansbury; he produced the popular 1970s Broadway revival of Gypsy that starred their sister and worked on films including The Wild Party (1975), directed by James Ivory.
Lansbury also served as vp creative affairs »
- Mike Barnes
Sneak Peek the best new action figures from director Patty Jenkin's upcoming $120 million budgeted "Wonder Woman" solo feature, starring Gal Gadot as 'Diana Prince'/'Wonder Woman', based on the DC Comics character:
"Wonder Woman" is intended to be the fourth installment in the 'DC Extended Universe'...
"..in the early 20th century, the 'Amazon' princess 'Diana', living on the island of 'Themyscira', meets American military pilot 'Steve Trevor', washed ashore after his plane crashes.
"After learning from him about the ongoing events of 'World War I', she leaves her home to bring an early end to the war..."
- Michael Stevens
Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster, AMC’s The Killing) and starring Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious) in the titular role, Wonder Woman made her big screen debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but this new film will mark her first time the character has headlined a solo feature – though you’d be hard-pressed to top Lynda Carter’s formidable run as the character on TV.
Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine (Star Trek) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, House of Cards), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead).
- Phil Wheat
Just days after it was reported that Terri Hatcher has joined the cast of Supergirl, we learn that Kevin Sorbo from God's Not Dead and Kull the Conqueror has joined up as well. Oh yeah, he may have had a "minor" role in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
If it were not for Hercules, Xena, and Buffy I may not be here today sitting on my arse writing this piece. Err, umm, ok so that is both good and bad, as I have not actually seen the sun in a few days. In my teenage years, I liked things »
- Drew Carlton
Hercules is flying into Supergirl!
Related: Teri Hatcher Joins 'Supergirl' as 'Mysterious' Season 2 Villain
“Since his days as Hercules, Kevin Sorbo has brought such a strong presence to the screen and we couldn't be more excited to have him join us on Supergirl,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement.
It’s been an impressive showing for the current season of Supergirl, which has already featured Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter as the female president, Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin as the Man of Steel and Superman alums Dean Cain and Helen Slater as Kara’s adoptive »
Supergirl has already featured several alumni from past DC film and television adaptations, including Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort, former Supergirl actress Helen Slater, former Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter, and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman star Dean Cain. Now, it’s brought that show’s Lois, Teri Hatcher, into the fold.
Hatcher has signed on for a multi-episode arc in Supergirl‘s current second season. She’ll take on an as-yet unidentified role, but will be playing the “major” new villain of the season. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg released this statement to go along with the news:
“No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all-time favorite Lois Lane. To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, »
- James Garcia
You have to admit that one advantage the comic book medium has over any other is that it can avoid red tape better than most. In the past few years, we’ve received dream crossovers between Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Justice League and Power Rangers, as well as Sonic The Hedgehog and Mega Man. Due to each of those properties’ film, television and video game rights residing at various studios, it seems the realm of comics is the only feasible place for those characters to meet up and that’s not too shabby; as long as someone can draw it, it can become a reality.
Another type of crossover that this medium can achieve is of the variety that transcend time. Sure, Batman and Wonder Woman are obviously both DC properties, but Adam West and Lynda Carter’s respective takes on those iconic characters never had the opportunity to team up. »
- Eric Joseph
This years Manchester Film Festival has announced the full line-up of the 2017 official selection. This year’s three main strands are Rising Stars, Be Who You Are Say What You Feel and and Maniff’s annual Women In Film.
From the press release:
New to 2017 the Rising Stars strand will showcase emerging talent from behind and in front of the independent camera with closing night film Katie Says Goodbye starring Olivia Cooke spearheading a line-up of films that include UK premieres The Journey Is The Destination starring Ben Schnetzer, Creedmoria starring Steff Dawson, Cardboard Gangsters starring John Connors, When The Sun Shines starring Elias Monk and a string of films from first time filmmakers that include U.S feature Joesphine Doe by Ryan Michael, U.K micro budget feature Across The River by Warren Malone and first time director Joshua Locy’s Hunter Gatherer, starring Andre Royo.
The festival’s »
- Phil Wheat
In the past five years, Cat Staggs has emerged as arguably one of the best cover artists around. Capturing celebrity likenesses in the uncanniest of ways, her stellar work has adorned the covers of various TV tie-in books published by DC, chief among them Smallville Season 11, The Vampire Diaries, Adventures of Supergirl and, more recently, Wonder Woman ’77.
At a recent convention, DC recorded her giving a tutorial of sorts for an episode that happens to be the latest in their line of Art Academy videos. After seeing her put pencil to paper in this clip, I wouldn’t hesitate in calling this a master class.
Not surprisingly, the character they’ve asked her to draw is that of Wonder Woman, whom she said is becoming one of her favorites to work on. The moderator inquired about the difference between drawing a standard comic book version of Diana Prince or the classic TV version, »
- Eric Joseph
The Most Anticipated Movies of 2017, part oneThe Most Anticipated Movies of 2017, part oneJenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia1/2/2017 12:29:00 Pm
As the new year begins, we’re winding up our coverage of the best movies and moments of 2016 and starting to look ahead. As great as many of the films of 2016 have been, we have to admit we are totally stoked for 2017 – there’s such an amazing lineup of films! From great dramas to cool indies, fun animated movies to crowd-pleasing superhero epics, 2017 looks to have everything a movie-lover could want!
In fact, there’s such an embarrassment of riches in 2017, we had to separate our annual list of the most anticipated movies into two parts! Today’s installment covers movies scheduled to release from January through June; check back tomorrow for our list of the July through December movies that will make Fall 2017 epic!
February: The Lego Batman Movie »
- Jenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia
11 items from 2017
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