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‘Supergirl’ Adds Nicole Maines As Transgender Superhero; April Parker Jones & David Ajala Also Cast – Comic-Con

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‘Supergirl’ Adds Nicole Maines As Transgender Superhero; April Parker Jones & David Ajala Also Cast – Comic-Con
TV’s first transgender superhero is coming to the CW’s Supergirl. Transgender activist Nicole Maines is set as a regular in the upcoming fourth season as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. In addition, April Parker Jones has been cast as series regular Colonel Haley and David Ajala will recur as Manchester Black. The castings were announced during the Supergirl panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Maines’ Nia Nal is the newest addition to the CatCo reporting team. A soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl).

Jones’ Colonel Haley is a hardline career military woman who lives and dies by the orders of her commanding officers. Dedicated to her country, she always acts
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Team Talks The Return Of Chris Pine, Why Sequel Is Set In The ’80s – Comic-Con

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Team Talks The Return Of Chris Pine, Why Sequel Is Set In The ’80s – Comic-Con
Even though they are only three and a half weeks into production on Wonder Woman 1984, director Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal Gadot took the stage with enthusiasm and even a little early footage Saturday during Warner Bros’ Hall H presentation at Comic-Con.

Pine opened the proceedings by revealing he couldn’t divulge why he’s back, following his demise in the first film. But he so brightened the original film that nobody seemed to be holding the lapse against anybody.

Said Jenkins: “It’s something I’m super excited for everybody to see, [Chris] is a very important part of our movie.”

The other surprise is that the movie takes place in the 1980s and Jenkins had a sort of answer for that, too, one better than, well, Captain America got away with it.

“One of my favorite things about making the original was that it took place during
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Johnny Depp Surprises Comic-Con in Full ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character

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Johnny Depp Surprises Comic-Con in Full ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character
Johnny Depp surprised the Hall H audience for the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” panel at San Diego Comic-Com Saturday morning, delivering an in-character lecture that was part villain rant and part fascist speech.

That was appropriate for a character who, in the “Harry Potter” universe, is essentially a magical cross between Hitler and Mussolini. But the surprise appearance was especially unexpected given Depp’s recent personal troubles.

A recent Rolling Stone profile presented him as frequently inebriated and bedeviled by financial issues, some of them related to his divorce from Amber Heard, who accused the actor of abuse. Awkwardly, Heard appears in “Aquaman,” a film Warner Bros planned to show off in Hall H soon after the “Fantastic Beasts” presentation. It was unclear whether Depp and Heard’s paths would cross.

Also Read: Johnny Depp Settles Lawsuit Against His Former Business Managers

The audience at Comic-Con didn’t
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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sings $37M+; ‘Equalizer 2’ Targets $33M+: Saturday Update

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sings $37M+; ‘Equalizer 2’ Targets $33M+: Saturday Update
It’s still a great weekend at the box office here, with both Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Sony’s Equalizer 2 both over-performing besting their tracking, especially the latter.

The Ol Parker-directed original ABBA musical is looking at an estimated No. 1 win, with $37.3M while the Denzel Washington sequel scored $13.4M yesterday (including Thursday’s $3.1M), with an amazing $33.7M three-day.

One of the reasons why we’re seeing Mamma Mia 2 lower than the $40M+ figure we were spotting yesterday is because sometimes it’s hard for box office analysts to project off advance ticket sales, which in this pic’s case is fueled by the female demo. When are they exactly going to the movies? One thing is for sure, and that’s this bubble gum musical will have long legs this summer into the fall. The
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'Venom' Unveils Villain at Comic-Con

'Venom' Unveils Villain at Comic-Con
For Tom Hardy, the impetus for playing Venom was to make a movie for his son.

"My son is a massive Venom fan, and he was a strong influence on my why I should play Venom specifically. I wanted to do something my son could watch," he said, noting he's often aggressive and violent in his films. "So I did something where I bite people's heads off."

Venom stars Hardy as the titular anti-hero, as well as Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate and Scott Haze.

The Hall H panel at Comic-Con showed ...
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‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Renewed For Season 2 By Freeform – Comic-Con

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‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Renewed For Season 2 By Freeform – Comic-Con
Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb announced Friday at San Diego Comic-Con that Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is coming back for a second season.

The teen superhero saga, based on the comic characters, is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by and awakened to newly discovered superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. The 10-episode Season 2 will premiere in spring 2019.

The June 7 premiere episode was Freeform’s best series debut in two and a-half years, since the Pretty Little Liars finale, drawing 4.4 million viewers across all platforms, according to the new L+35 ratings this week. The critically praised show is also the top new cable drama of the summer in the network’s key demos (W18-34 and F12-34) and was Freeform’s highest-ever debut with male viewers (M18-49). It also
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‘Deadly Class’ EP Joe Russo On Syfy Adaptation & Next ‘Avengers’ Movie – Comic-Con

‘Deadly Class’ EP Joe Russo On Syfy Adaptation & Next ‘Avengers’ Movie – Comic-Con
"If your expectation is that we're going to bring those characters to life and that world to life, and the Deadly Class school to life," Joe Russo says of the upcoming Syfy series he and his fellow Avengers: Infinity War director and brother Anthony are executive producing, "then get excited because Rick Remender, the guy who wrote the book, is the lifeblood that's behind Deadly Class the show." Heading into more production on the fourth Avengers movie in the next few…
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‘Black Lightning’: Jordan Calloway Upped To Series Regular As Painkiller – Comic-Con

‘Black Lightning’: Jordan Calloway Upped To Series Regular As Painkiller – Comic-Con
Expect more pain on Black Lightning next season. Jordan Calloway, who recurred as Khalil Payne/Painkiller in the first season of the CW’s DC superhero drama, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. A little backstory: Khalil Payne was a high school All-American track star with dreams of going to the Olympics until a stray bullet severed his spine, leaving him embittered and unable to walk. Tobias Whale (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III), the archnemesis of Black…
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‘Deadwood’ Movie: Robin Weigert Says ‘It’s Happening This Fall’

‘Deadwood’ Movie: Robin Weigert Says ‘It’s Happening This Fall’
Rumors of a “Deadwood” movie have swirled since shortly after the critically beloved but little-seen HBO series was canceled in 2006, and it now appears closer than ever to actually happening. Robin Weigert, whose portrayal of Calamity Jane on David Milch’s dark Western earned her an Emmy nomination, tells the Los Angeles Times in a new interview that “there’s a 90% chance it’ll finally happen.”

“It’s safe enough to say it’s happening this fall,” Weigert said. “There’s a set being built and tax incentives to get it done. A lot of [actors] have signed on. There’s a 90% chance it’ll finally happen.” When the show was canceled after three seasons, plans for two two-hour movies wrapping up the story in lieu of further episodes were made — but, as often happens with such things, said movies have yet to be produced.

Ian McShane, who played Al Swearengen
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‘The Passage’ Sets Early-2019 Debut Date On Fox – Comic Con

‘The Passage’ Sets Early-2019 Debut Date On Fox – Comic Con
Fox premiered the first episode of its upcoming new series The Passage for Comic-Con attendees today, followed by a brief appearance from stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane as well as EP/showrunner Liz Heldens, Ep/director Jason Ensler, and Justin Cronin, author of best-selling fantasy book trilogy. "Completely strange in such a great way,” Cronin said about seeing his book come to life. “I've spent 10 years marinating with this…
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Migos’ Offset Arrested on Felony Gun Charges

Migos’ Offset Arrested on Felony Gun Charges
MigosOffset was arrested on a pair of felony weapons charges Friday after the rapper’s vehicle was pulled over outside Atlanta.

TMZ first reported that Offset, born Kiari Cyphus, was stopped by the Atlanta Police Airport Division for illegally tinted windows; a search of the SUV recovered at least one gun – a felony since Cyphus is a convicted felon on probation – and marijuana.

Cyphus was booked into Clayton County Jail at 6:42 pm Est and charged with two felonies, possession of a weapon during a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon,
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‘Birds of Prey’ Screenwriter on Post-#MeToo Climate: ‘Now Everything Has Shifted’

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‘Birds of Prey’ Screenwriter on Post-#MeToo Climate: ‘Now Everything Has Shifted’
Screenwriter Christina Hodson took part in “The Future of Film Is Female” panel Friday at Comic-Con, and when asked if she was optimistic post #MeToo, she answered, “I am both yes and no.”

“Yes, in that I think some behaviors really gonna change. Just walking in here I saw on Twitter — no, I’m not on social media, but someone sent it to me — a waitress on Cttv, a guy walks past her, grabs her butt and she takes him down!”

Hodson added, “Amazing. And not only did she do that, he then gets arrested and charged and fined.”

Also Read: 'Birds of Prey' Revealed: Margot Robbie Film Will Feature Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, Renee Montoya (Exclusive)

“Nine months ago, no one gave a s—. Like, no one cares what happens. Now everything has shifted. So I think behavior on set, in writers’ rooms, that’s all going to shift.
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Amazon Sets ‘Man in the High Castle’ Season 3 Date at Comic-Con

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Amazon brought fans back to the Greater Reich Saturday during its panel for “The Man in the High Castle” at Comic-Con 2018, giving fans new details and a release date for the show’s third season.

That date is Oct. 5, and according to the Comic-Con panel, it marks when the Nazis of the show will start trying to find their way into other parallel universes, like those in which they didn’t prevail in World War II — realities like ours.

Also Read: Amazon's 'Electric Dreams' Hints at What Might Have Happened to Real-Life Philip K. Dick Android

Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, “The Man in the High Castle” imagines a scenario in which the Allies lost World War II, and the U.S. is divided between the Third Reich and Japanese control. It digs into both the conflict between American resistance fighters and American Nazi officers,
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Comic-Con 2018: The CW’s ‘Arrow’ Drops Details on Season 7 Villains the Longbow Hunters

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Doesn’t sound like Season 7 will be quite so lucky for the titular hero of The CW’s “Arrow.”

In addition to facing off against old foes, the newly imprisoned Green Arrow/Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) will also be forced to contend with The Longbow Hunters, described as “a legendary group of assassins recruited by Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) to enact his revenge on Oliver and the team after they took down his burgeoning criminal empire in Season 6.”

The trio of new baddies include Red Dart (pictured), who’ll be played by “Whistler” alum Holly Elissa and is described as “a ruthless and precise killer”; Kodiak (Michael Jonsson of “Van Helsing”), a “beast of a man with brute force”; and Silencer (played by Miranda Edwards of “The Magicians” and “Orphan Black”), who’s “a master of stealth.”

Also Read: The CW's 'Supergirl' Adds Nicole Maines as Transgender Superhero
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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Kaley Cuoco Shares Grueling Training Video 2 Weeks After Shoulder Surgery

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Kaley Cuoco Shares Grueling Training Video 2 Weeks After Shoulder Surgery
No strain, no gain, eh, Kaley Cuoco?

Two weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery, “The Big Bang Theory” star Cuoco shared just how arduous the road to recovery can be on Saturday, posting a training video to her Instagram account that might make even those without a busted shoulder wince with sympathy pain.

“@proactivesp @torque.fitness helping me train one arm down,” Cuoco wrote.

Also Read: Kaley Cuoco Spends Honeymoon in Hospital Bed (Photo)

The actress added, “2 weeks post Op” and the hashtag “#noexcuses.”

The video featured Cuoco pulling a workout sled by a leash before being ordered to switch and push the sled back, with one arm.

And yes, Cuoco definitely looked like she was feeling the burn.

Also Read: Kaley Cuoco Shares Gruesome Tease of New 'Big Bang Theory' Episode (Photo)

Cuoco shared a photo of herself earlier this month, looking unhappy to be recovering from shoulder surgery just five days after her wedding.
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Warner Bros. Television Sdcc Roundup: Nicole Maines Cast as First Transgender Superhero on ‘Supergirl’

Warner Bros. Television had plenty of news coming out of its Comic-Con panel, including numerous teaser trailers, casting news and release dates for some of its biggest and most anticipated shows, many of which will be premiering on its upcoming streaming platform, DC Universe.

Supergirl

Three new cast members are joining the DC superhero drama when it returns for its fourth season Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. on the CW, including transgender activist Nicole Maines, who will be portraying Nia Nal aka Dreamer, television’s first transgender superhero. Joining Maines are new series regular April Parker Jones, who will play Colonel Haley,
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The CW’s ‘Supergirl’ Adds Nicole Maines as Transgender Superhero

The CW’s “Supergirl” announced three new cast members for its upcoming fourth season during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, including Nicole Maines, who will play Dreamer, billed in a press release announcing the cast additions as “the first transgender superhero on TV.”

According to the release, transgender activist Maines will play Nia Nal, the newest addition to the CatCo reporting team. “A soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer

The fourth season of “Supergirl” will premiere Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.

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‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ Trailer – All Aboard Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Spaceship for Season 3 (Video)

Fox and Nat Geo dropped the trailer for “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” on San Diego Comic-Con Saturday. Oh, and we suppose executive producer Seth MacFarlane and series host Neil deGrasse Tyson played a bit of a role in the unveiling.

“Things are about to get epic,” renowned astrophysicist Ndt promises in the preview video for the mid-season return.

Watch the trailer above, in which deGrasse Tyson ponders, “We search the heavens for signs of intelligent life… but what would we do if we found it. Are we ready for first contact?”

Also Read: Fox's Fall Schedule: 'Last Man Standing' Is Still a Friday Show, '9-1-1' Shifts to Monday

The first two seasons of the “Cosmos” television series transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series dramatized the lives of many
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‘Doctor Who’ Team Would Like to See ‘Jane Bond’ as Next Gender-Swapped Character

‘Doctor Who’ Team Would Like to See ‘Jane Bond’ as Next Gender-Swapped Character
With Jodie Whittaker having broken the barrier for a female Doctor in “Doctor Who,” what other traditionally male character should next be portrayed by a woman?

“What about a Jane Bond?” suggested Mandip Gill, who will play companion Yasmin, at the Variety Studio at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday.

“His name’s James,” said fellow companion Tosin Cole, not getting the wordplay at first. “Oh, I see what you did there!” he said as Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall laughed.

Chibnall, Whittaker, Gill and Cole spoke about their hopes for the 11th season of “Doctor Who,” which will feature 10 episodes at 50 minutes each.
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Sara Haines to Exit ‘The View,’ Will Host New ‘Gma’ Hour With Michael Strahan

Sara Haines to Exit ‘The View,’ Will Host New ‘Gma’ Hour With Michael Strahan
Sara Haines is leaving behind her co-hosting duties on “The View” — but she’s not leaving ABC behind.

Haines, who joined “The View” in 2016, will depart the show, but is taking up co-hosting duties with Michael Strahan on the upcoming third hour of “Good Morning America,” an individual with knowledge of the move told TheWrap.

Haines, who became an ABC News correspondent in 2013, had previously appeared on the weekend editions of “Good Morning America.”

Also Read: Paula Faris to Exit 'The View' After 3 Years

ABC had no comment on the move for TheWrap.

News broke in May that a third hour would be added to “Good Morning America,” though the plan is to air the additional hour at 1 p.m./12c (and Pt).

“Over the past six years ‘Good Morning America’ has solidified its place as America’s No. 1 morning show,” Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president,
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