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Gotham Season 1, Episode 1 ‘Pilot’
Written by Bruno Heller
Directed by Danny Cannon
Airs Mondays at 8pm Et on Fox
Batman is one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time and has been amongst the pop culture zeitgeist for, at most, three quarters of a century, being adapted into all kinds of media, from novels to video games and of course, to film and television. Strangely enough, as popular as the hero has been throughout the decades, the character has had very little time on the live action small screen. Even now, in this newest retelling of his origin story, Batman himself is not expected to make a full costumed appearance. Instead we are introduced to all the tangential characters that surround the Batman mythology and formulate Batman’s allies and foes.
There is a fine line to walk when adapting a comic book character for live action television or film. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
The Live Feed reports that Berlanti and Ali Adler began pitching the show to several networks on Wednesday and the deal was closed last night.
The new series will deal with the most popular incarnation of the character, Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El. The series will focus on her as a 24-year-old woman who, having previously hidden her powers, decides to embrace her abilities.
Berlanti and Adler are writing the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Sara Schechter. »
- Garth Franklin
That Supergirl TV series we've been hearing about that is being developed by Arrow's Greg Berlanti has landed at CBS. According to Deadline, the deal closed last night, which is only one day after the project was taken out to the broadcast networks. They must have put together an impressive package, but Supergirl really does have the makings of a successful show if done right.
The series will center on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, "who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be."
- Joey Paur
Supergirl is ready to fly… for the Eye.
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CBS has given a series commitment to an hour-long drama about Kara Zor-El, the DC Comics heroine who escaped the planet Krypton amid its destruction. Having hid all this time on Earth the powers she shares with “her famous cousin” (as the official logline cheekily puts it), 24-year-old Kara decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and “be the hero she was meant to be.”
Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
- Natalie Abrams
Forget kryptonite. The real killer for the superhero TV genre might be oversaturation.
Geoff Johns, Cco of DC Entertainment, is aware of this risk and is battling it through a diversification plan. This fall, the Warner Bros.-backed company will have four shows on three networks. It also has a fifth, the quirky, femme-skewing “iZombie,” in the warmer for the midseason on the CW.
“We’re creating this DC Universe world and introducing these DC heroes that we haven’t even gotten to talk about yet,” Johns says. “If you look at the shows we’re developing this season with Warner Brothers and all the networks, you can see they are all very different… Diversity in the properties and the tones and the shows is really important because there’s a huge audience out there and we want to have stuff for everybody. That goes from film to comics to games to TV shows. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture’s hottest trend. This year’s undisputed champion is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which has raked in over $300 million domestically to date.
But while Marvel continues to dominate the big screen, rival publisher DC Comics is poised for a small screen coup. This fall, DC and Warner Bros. Television have three hotly anticipated comicbook properties slated to hit the air: the CW’s “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash”; NBC’s darker “Constantine” and Fox’s Batman prequel series “Gotham,” with CW procedural “iZombie” on deck for midseason. Looking ahead to next season, TNT is also nearing a pilot production order for “Titans,” a one-hour drama that will focus on DC’s younger heroes, while Fox just gave a put pilot production »
- Laura Prudom and Whitney Friedlander
The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.
Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.
Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.
Over the weekend, Variety reported:
- Movie Geeks
New Girl will be hitting the reset button on its fourth season, bringing the show back to basics without the messiness of Nick and Jess’ relationship bogging down the Fox comedy.
Instead, all six of the show’s main characters are now single, providing a new wealth of comedy as they attempt to get back out there with various incoming guest-stars. “If you’re an actor and you want to have sex with one of the New Girl cast members, call Liz Meriwether to figure it out,” the show’s creator jokes of the new season.
But does that mean »
- Natalie Abrams
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Silence of the Lambs and The Hunt for Red October, Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of Marvel's Daredevil.
Here's what Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, had to say about the casting in his statement.
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, »
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Silence of The Lambs" and "The Hunt For Red October," Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of "Marvel's Daredevil."
Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television said:
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in »
- Kellvin Chavez
“When television is good, nothing – not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers – nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland. You will see a procession of game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good men, private eyes, gangsters, more violence, and cartoons. And endlessly commercials – many screaming, cajoling, and offending. And most of all, boredom. True, you’ll see »
- Mindy Newell
Last week we heard that Warner Brothers was developing a Supergirl TV series from The Flash producer Greg Berlanti, his frequent collaborator Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns. At the time it was reported that the series was still in early development and would soon be pitched around to various studios. We also heard that it would not air on The CW, the network that houses both The Flash and Arrow. Now that doesn’t seem to be so finite.
Berlanti himself spoke with Cbr during PaleyFest 2014 and confirmed that he and Adler are working on the series. Unfortunately, he didn’t offer very many details about the direction of the series, noting instead that it was still in the early development stages:
“We’re just starting to work on it. We haven’t gone to the networks yet, so… I’ll be happy, »
- James Garcia
Following two separate reports that surfaced last week, Arrow and The Flash producer Greg Berlanti confirmed at Paleyfest 2014 that he is working on a Supergirl TV series. Here's what the writer-producer had to say, revealing the project doesn't have a network home at this time.
"We're just starting to work on it. We haven't gone to the networks yet, so. I'll be happy, very excited to talk about it once we know where its home will be and that kind of stuff, but not at this moment."
While there was a rumor that The CW had passed on the show, it's clear that Greg Berlanti hasn't even started shopping the project around yet, meaning it still could land at The CW. Laura Vandervoort played Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl, on The CW's Smallville in a two-episode arc.
Today marks Jonathan Taylor Thomas's 33rd birthday! Jtt first hit the Hollywood scene in the early '90s, and he quickly became the king of pinups as one of the most popular teen heartthrobs. He famously voiced young Simba in The Lion King, and in Disney movies like Man of the House and Tom and Huck, Jtt showed off his sweet charm. Along with his popular role on Home Improvement, he later had fans swooning with appearances on other TV shows like Smallville and 8 Simple Rules. To celebrate Jtt fandom in all its pinup glory, take a look at reasons why he was - and always will be - the best of the best teen heartthrobs! »
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Shazam, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Supergirl, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Widow, The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Big Hero 6, X-Men: Apocalypse and more…
He’s been teasing it for months, but now Dwayne Johnson has finally revealed that his mystery DC role is none other than that of Black Adam, with The Rock set to portray the villain in Warner Bros.’ Shazam movie. Johnson broke the news on Twitter, after which it was revealed that the movie is being penned by Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer) and will be produced by Warner subsidiary New Line, with president Toby Emmerich suggesting that it may be separate from the planned DC Cinematic Universe: “It feels to me like Shazam will have a tone unto itself, »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are hoping to add some serious girl power to television by developing a "Supergirl" series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns, who both serve as executive producers on The CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash," are attached to the project along with "No Ordinary Family" and "Chuck" writer-producer Ali Adler. In addition, Michael Green is also joining the series, according to E! Online. He has produced such series as "Gotham," "Smallville" and "Heroes," and he penned DC's recent "Supergirl" comics. The untitled project, which will be scripted by Adler, is in the early stages of development, but it's expected to be shopped to networks soon. Supergirl, or Kara Zor-El, was created by Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino, »
Yesterday news broke that a Supergirl TV series was in development, from DC Comics writer Michael Green. Green worked on the Supergirl New 52 relaunch and has worked on shows like Smallville and Gotham, so his involvement certainly made sense. However, new reports have since surfaced from several of the trades, debunking Green’s involvement and providing a few updates.
According to Deadline, Green is not involved in the series at all. Instead, they’re reporting that The Flash producer Greg Berlanti has teamed with frequent collaborator Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family) and DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns.
The series is being pitched to networks now, and will not be airing on the CW. The network may house Arrow and The Flash, and was the first company approached for the series, but they apparently passed. That means that despite fan desire to see Laura Vandervoort reprise the role from her Smallville days, »
- James Garcia
Some more information has come to light regarding the reported TV series based on DC Comics heroine Supergirl. A report on Wednesday indicated Michael Green ("Heroes," "Smallville") was attached as a writer and producer on the potential series.
Now, E! Online has confirmed the original story and says The CW will not be the home of the series as thought.
Deadline added that Green is Not the producer, but rather "Arrow" and "The Flash" co-creator and executive producer Greg Berlanti and "No Ordinary Family" executive producer Ali Adler are working on the new series which Warner Bros. TV will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
Yesterday, we heard a rumor that DC Comics writer and Gotham producer Michael Green was pitching a Supergirl TV series. I was admittedly a bit skeptical about the report, but today several of the trades announced the news themselves and offered several pieces of key information.
First and foremost, Deadline reports that Michael Green will not be involved in the series. Instead, The Flash producer Greg Berlanti has teamed with No Ordinary Family‘s Ali Adler for “a new interpretation of the Supergirl character and her story.” Adler will pen the script, while DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns is expected to have some part in its development as well.
Despite Berlanti’s involvement, Supergirl isn’t likely to join Arrow and The Flash on the CW. According to E! Online, the CW was the first network pitched for the series, but they apparently turned Berlanti and Adler down. »
- James Garcia
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