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Cress Williams Talks Black Lightning Not Following The Villain Of The Week Formula

If you’ve been keeping up with DC TV shows going back at least as far as Smallville, then you’ve likely heard the phrase “freak of the week” at some point. Even before the Superman prequel series brought in a slew of villains from the comics, it became known for featuring a different baddie who came into powers via Kryptonite exposure with each passing episode.

To this day, the genre hasn’t strayed from that formula, with The Flash going to the well so very often that it must now rely on whatever Z-list antagonist it can get its hands on. Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, meanwhile, have mostly gone in a more serialized route, instead relying on overarching, recurring villains more than in previous years.

Surprisingly, the producers of Black Lightning decided not to play it safe during the show’s rookie year by tackling social issues and
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Cress Williams Reveals What He Wants To See In Black Lightning Season 2

If you’ve yet to jump on the Black Lightning bandwagon, then let me say that you’ve been missing out on one of the more addictive, intriguing superhero shows on all of TV. Granted, it’s understandable if some are late to the party, but you’ve got the whole summer to binge the first season when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this June.

What’s been great about the series thus far is that it’s somehow been able to achieve a great balance by containing as much heart and warmth as The Flash, yet isn’t afraid to get as dark and unapologetic as Arrow. Plus, it’s chock full of relevant social issues, thus giving the ongoing saga a generous amount of depth.

That said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when lead actor Cress Williams began listing off what he hopes to see
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Comic Concierge – Episode 25: Weekly Recommendations

It is another Weekly Comic Recommends podcast where I go through the week that was in comics including my Recommendation of the Week: James Bond: The Body #5 by Ales Kot and Luca Casalanguida. Also a lot of other major books to talk about including Avengers, Justice League, Superman, and some notable new indie titles.

This week’s rundown:

(00:01:19) James Bond: The Body #6

(00:08:55) Superman Special #1

(00:14:11) Bloodshot Salvation #9

(00:19:10) A Walk Through Hell #1

(00:23:50) Infinity Countdown – Daredevil #1

(00:26:05) Daredevil #602

(00:29:50) Avengers #2

(00:34:52) Hunt for Wolverine – The Claws of a Killer

(00:38;09) The Punisher #224

(00:42:57) All-New Wolverine #35

(00:46:14) Cable #157

(00:48:54) Batman #47

(00:52:12) Justice League – No Justice #2

(00:56:23) The Dead Hand #2

(00:59:56) Gideon Falls #3

(01:03:27) Infidel #3

(01:06:49) Ether – The Copper Golems #1

(01:09:52) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27
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‘Krypton’ Season 2 Teaser Dissolves the Superman Symbol of Hope

With Syfy’s Krypton renewed for a second season after a rocky but promising debut, the network is already on top of promoting the sophomore outing. The first Krypton season 2 teaser has been released, offering no new footage, but giving a tantalizing picture of what the second season of the Superman prequel will explore. Krypton Season 2 Teaser […]

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Doomsday is coming in teaser for Krypton season 2

Following last night’s finale, Syfy has released a brief teaser for the second season of the Superman prequel series Krypton teasing the impending arrival of Doomsday; watch it here…

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Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.

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10 Jurassic Park Facts You Never Knew

10 Jurassic Park Facts You Never Knew
"Life finds a way." And so did Jurassic Park, leaping from the page to the screen with Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, launching a franchise around prehistoric DNA. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Jurassic Park.

The ER connection.

Steven Spielberg met with Michael Crichton to discuss an entirely different project, one that eventually turned into the TV hospital drama ER, which Crichton would later create and executive produce. It was in that meeting where Spielberg turned his attention to Crichton's dinosaur tale, which the author was still writing at the time. When Hollywood got its hands on galleys for Jurassic Park in 1990, a number of high-profile directors were interested as well, including Superman director Richard Donner, Batman director Tim Burton and Terminator director James Cameron.

Harrison Ford.

During a Q&A at a 30th anniversary screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 2011, Harrison Ford
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Krypton Renewed for Season 2 at Syfy

Syfy is extending its stay on Krypton.

The cable net announced on Tuesday that it has renewed the Superman prequel series for Season 2, one day before its Season 1 finale (airing this Wednesday at 10/9c).

Krypton takes place 200 years before the birth of Kal-El and the eventual destruction of the titular planet. The series stars Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon) as Seg-El — who goes on to become Kal-El/Superman’s grandfather — as he fights to redeem honor for his ostracized family, The House of El.

Season 1 thus far has averaged 810,000 total weekly viewers (in Live+Same Day numbers), making it the most watched Syfy series,
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Syfy Renews ‘Krypton’ for Season 2

Syfy has renewed “Krypton” for Season 2, which is expected to arrive in 2019.

The Superman (pre-)prequel has been the NBCUniversal cable channel’s most-watched freshman show since 2014’s “Ascension,” according to Nielsen ratings. With the Season 1 finale still to come tomorrow night, this has actually been Syfy’s most-watched run for any scripted series since “Defiance” in 2015.

Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, “Krypton” follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, as a young man who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed to restore the fate of his future grandson, per Syfy. In Season 1, with Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg found himself in a difficult position: redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, while being challenged by familiar DC
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The Lego Movie 2 reveals title and new logo

2014 is a long time in this world of quick turnaround sequels, and it feels like you could have built an entire Legoland in the time it has taken the follow-up to Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s brickbuster to arrive in cinemas. We still have to wait until next year, but now we have a title and a logo thanks to the movie’s official Twitter account.

Prepare for the second part. #TheLEGOMovie2

— The Lego Movie 2 (@TheLEGOMovie) May 21, 2018

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will land in cinemas on February 2019, helmed by Mike Mitchell (The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water) and Trisha Gum, the sequel will bring back Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Emmet Brickowski, Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as Wyldstyle, Will Arnett (Arrested Development) as Lego Batman, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) as Superman, and introduce Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip
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WB Montreal Might Be Working On A New Batman Game

Rocksteady deservedly gets the credit for absolutely nailing the experience of playing Batman in a video game with their Arkham series. However, in 2013, WB Montreal proved that they also had what it takes with the slightly unfairly maligned Arkham Origins. Many accuse the spinoff as being a cash-in that recycled assets from Arkham City, combined with a multiplayer mode that was dead on release. I actually really enjoyed it, though, and I also think it’s got the best plot of all the Arkham games to date.

All this means that I’m very excited about rumors that, while Rocksteady are reportedly hard at work on an open world Superman title, WB Montreal are busy on a follow-up to Arkham Knight. This news comes courtesy of some job listings posted by Time Warner, including one advertising a position as a user researcher for a new games-as-a-service title, together with a
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Exclusive Photo: In Memoriam for Margot Kidder of 1978 'Superman,’ Dead at Age 69

Livingston, Mont.– Actress Margot Kidder had a roller coaster ride of a life, which ended in Montana on May 13, 2018, at the age of 69. From her modest beginnings as a Canadian performer in TV and B-movies, to her work with Brian De Palma, and her peak as Lois Lane in the first set of “Superman” movies, Kidder forged her own path. That path included a bipolar disorder that plagued her later years.

She was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Canada, and graduated from Havergal College, a boarding school in Toronto. She made her film debut in a short film called “The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar” in 1968, and followed that up with her American debut in “Gaily Gaily” (1969). She also did television for the Canadian Broadcast Company during that era, and was a semi-regular on “Nichols” (1971) with James Garner. She relocated to Los Angeles, and began a string of appearances in notable films,
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‘Deadpool 2': Here Are All the Pop Culture References, From ‘Frozen’ to ‘Sharknado’ (Photos)

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DC Universe

Not only does Deadpool mention Superman, Green Lantern and Batman, but he asks Cable: “You’re so dark — are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”

Marvel Superheroes

Deadpool mentions Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thanos and Black Panther — in some form. Deadpool also tells a character, “The Sun is Getting Low,” a clear reference to The Hulk.

John Wick

In the opening credits, director David Leitch is described as “one of the guys who killed the dog in ‘John Wick.'” Leitch directed several scenes in the Keanu Reeves film.

In a state of utter sadness, Wade Wilson compares “Frozen” to Barbra Streisand’s 1983 film “Yentl.”

“Fox & Friends”

In the movie, Deadpool uses “Fox & Friends” as an insult.


Colossus does something that reminds the rest of the X-Force gang of the movie “RoboCop.”

“Harry Potter”

In the movie, the Merc with the Mouth makes a joke
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Margot Kidder's Death at 69 Has Been 'Difficult' for Her Only Daughter

Margot Kidder's Death at 69 Has Been 'Difficult' for Her Only Daughter
Margot Kidder’s family is speaking out days after the death of the Superman actress at 69.

The first public statement from her family comes from Chad Franscoviak, husband to Kidder’s only child, Maggie McGuane, according to the Associated Press.

“On Mother’s Day, my wife, Maggie McGuane, was brought by the Park County Coroner and Livingston Police Department into her mother Margot Kidder’s home following her death,” the statement said. “The experience has been difficult for her and she is choosing not to make public comment until after the findings of the Park County Coroner’s office have been released.
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Batwoman and Gotham City to feature in The CW’s next DC crossover

The CW’s superheroes from Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl will find themselves fighting alongside a new ally in this year’s big DC crossover, and no – it won’t be Black Lightning, but rather the newly-introduced character of Batwoman!

“We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character,” said Arrow star Stephen Amell at The CW’s upfront presentation. “For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.”

“We are adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse,” added CW boss Mark Pedowitz. “This will be another full-throttled, action-packed event.”

The original Batwoman, Kathy Kane, was introduced to the
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Henry Cavill on Justice League reshoots, Moustache-Gate, and keeping Superman out of the marketing

After restoring some pride to the DC Extended Universe back in May with the release of the critical and commercial hit Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. hit a major bump in the Dceu road later in the year with Justice League.

What was intended as DC’s answer to Marvel’s juggernaut Avengers series – and the launching pad for solo movies such as Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg – ultimately proved to be a major misfire for the franchise which saw Warner Bros. embarking on a major behind-the-scenes shake-up at DC Films in an attempt to salvage its superhero universe.

So far, we’re yet to hear any major criticism from the cast, but in an interview with Empire (via Cbm), Superman actor Henry Cavill has weighed in on one of the film’s biggest – and most hilarious – complaints: Superman’s CGI shave.

“When we decided to go for the moustache [in Mission: Impossible – Fallout], I
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Promo for Krypton’s Season 1 Finale – ‘The Phantom Zone’

Syfy has released a promo for next week’s season one finale of the Superman prequel series Krypton, entitled ‘The Phantom Zone’; watch it here…

Seg races to save his city from being overtaken as the bottling of Kandor begins.

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Krypton airs on Wednesdays on Syfy.

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The Death Of Superman Blu-Ray Release Date And Extras Revealed

Being someone who owns each and every DC Universe animated movie, I can’t help but feel how the line is coming full circle.

Back in 2007, Superman: Doomsday began the party by telling a truncated account of the Man of Steel’s demise and resurrection. Awesome as that flick was, I can’t wait to see the story expanded into two films, those being The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen, the latter of which will debut in 2019.

For the time being, we’re going to focus on the first in the two-part epic that’s providing a new perspective on one of the highest selling graphic novels of all time. Given that milestone, it came as no surprise when last week’s trailer reveal lit the internet ablaze, causing us to suspect that a formal announcement regarding the home video release was set to follow.

Thankfully, our assumption proved correct,
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Watch Margot Kidder's Sassy Screen Test as Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve's Superman

Watch Margot Kidder's Sassy Screen Test as Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve's Superman
Many actresses tried out for the iconic role of Lois Lane in 1978’s Superman, but of course, only one got the part: Margot Kidder.

In memory of her death earlier this week, The Telegraph took a look back at how the memorable character came to life in Richard Donner’s version of the superhero story. Ann Archer, Stockyard Channing, Deborah Raffin and Lesley Ann Warren all went up for the part, but director Donner liked Kidder’s chemistry with Christopher Reeve, who played Superman, best.

Kidder died Sunday at her Montana home at age 69. Her cause of death remains unknown.
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Preview of Superman Special #1

DC Comics releases Superman Special #1 this Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here; check it out…

The Promise”! Superman’s world is about to change in a big way, but before it does, the Man of Steel has some unfinished business to attend to…on Dinosaur Island! Superman and a forgotten soldier of the past take one last trip together into the abyss of tomorrow, as Captain Storm now stands face-to-face with the world of today! This extra-sized special also features stories by writers Mark Russell and Ian Flynn with art by Kaare Andrews and Bryan Hitch!

Superman Special #1 is out on May 16th, priced $4.99.

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Actress Margot Kidder Dead At 69

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Actress Margot Kidder has passed away at age 69. Kidder shot to stardom for her acclaimed performance as Lois Lane in "Superman", the 1978 blockbuster starring Christopher Reeve. She went on to reprise the role opposite Reeves in sequels. Kidder first gained notice in Brian DePalma's quirky Hitchcock-like 1972 thriller "Sisters" and appeared in supporting roles in films such as "Gaily, Gaily", "The Great Waldo Pepper" and "Black Christmas" before landing the role of Lois Lane. In the Superman film, Kidder brought a modern interpretation to the role that had last been played by Noel Neill in the legendary 1950s TV series starring George Reeves. Kidder's vision of Lane was as a sassy, independent and fast-witted single big city career girl who was as courageous and competent as any of her male colleagues. Critics lavished praise on the exciting young talent but her newfound success was short-lived. Aside from the
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