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FX is set to premiere “Legion” Wednesday night, a new series from the mind of showrunner Noah Hawley (“Fargo”) that could make a splash in Emmy season where countless comic book shows have previously failed.
While “Game of Thrones” has certainly found its stride, genre bias has nevertheless done its part over the years to hold programs like this back when it comes to awards. But on rare occasions, a comic book title has sparked in a major category: “Batman” landed a comedy series nomination and a mention for supporting actor Frank Gorshin in 1966. “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” was singled out for direction in 1994. Mariette Hartley even won the drama actress prize for “The Incredible Hulk” in 1979, beating out the likes of Rita Moreno (“The Rockford Files”) and Barbara Bel Geddes (“Dallas”).
The only superhero show to truly hit with the Television Academy was “Heroes,” but that was an original concept, not »
- Kristopher Tapley
First of all, keep in mind that the source is sketchy here, but in an article by the Scottish Daily Record highlighting just how important it is from a cultural and economical standpoint that Avengers: Infinity War will undergo shooting in Scotland, it is possibly let slip that Betty Ross is returning to the fold.
An excerpt from the piece states: “Brie Larson of 21 Jump Street fame is expected to play Captain Marvel, while Liv, daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steven, is rumoured to be playing her Incredible Hulk character Betty Ross. Inverness-born Karen Gillan, 29, is reportedly preparing to star as galactic supervillain Nebula.”
Betty Ross has not been present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, so it is a completely out of left field statement but not entirely impossible. Meanwhile, Nebula showing up seems to be likely, given what we know regarding the plot and the »
- Robert Kojder
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