Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow To Give Us A Break In 2018!

All of the CW Arrowverse shows are currently on their winter break, and when they come back, expect some changes to scheduling, as Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow will fill the 8pm time slot on Mondays from January 15 through June 18, thus giving Black Lightning (which premieres on January 16th) room to shine on Tuesdays after The Flash, and giving us one less CW show to have to cover every week (whew!) The schedule is a little janky, but we break it down below.

From Monday, January 15 to February 5th, we’ll get 4 new episodes of Supergirl. Then from February 12th to April 9th, we’ll get 9(!) episodes of Legends, concluding with it’s season finale on the 9th. Finally, Supergirl returns for 10 episodes, culminating in the season finale on June 18th. From the way that lineup works, I expect Kara to see more trouble than success over the next 4 episodes. What do you think? Let us know!

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Another WWE Superstar is coming to the Arrowverse

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Could the scarlet speedster become the victim of a jackhammer? This is a question we will get the answer to because the WWE’s own superhero, Goldberg will be appearing on two upcoming episodes of CW’s The Flash.

The former WWE Universal Champion confirmed this himself via his Twitter.

Goldberg is not the first WWE Superstar to grace the ARROWVERSE. After his Summer Slam encounter with Arrow’s Stephen Smell, Cody Rhodes appeared on the show as the character Stardust (a nod to his WWE persona at the time).

Does this mean that Goldberg will potentially one of the new Metahumans created by the dark matter that struck the bus as part of a grand scheme by The Thinker? Will he be an adversary for Team Flash or Will he be a new barista at Jitters?

Guess we all just have to wait and see.

 

 

Tom Felton won’t be back for a 2nd Season on The Flash

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When season 3 of THE Flash ended we knew that Julian Albert would still be part of Team Flash, even though Julian’s love Caitlin has fled into the wind. But now we are not too sure of his future.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Tom Felton won’t be returning for The Flash season 4, neither as a series regular nor as a guest star.

Tom joined the show as a series regular in season three, after the Flashpoint arc, as Julian Albert, Barry’s CSI lab partner who, among other things, became the love interest for Caitlin.

This past weekend, when the trailer for season 4 was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con,  his absence was notorious, with his character missing from the footage and Felton himself absent from the panel.

 

Nothing has been said about Julian’s fate (but is clear that as of this moment Felton has not booked to return to the show), so whatever is in the future for Team Flash and why is Julian absent from season 4 will have to wait until its premiere.

The “Arrow-verse”gets early renewal order

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Looks like your Trusty Sidekicks will be still be in business throughout this tv season and next.

Via Variety

The CW has renewed seven of its series for the 2017-18 season, Variety has learned.

The network has doled out early renewals to all its comic book franchises (“Arrow,” “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”) and to “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and “Supernatural.” The CW will also resurrect DC’s “Constantine” as an animated series starring the voice of Matt Ryan on digital outlet CW Seed, produced by Greg Berlanti.

“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”

 

 

Supergirl EP gives breakdown as how Arrowverse heroes will handle Kryptonian

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Denizens of the CW network’s Arrowverse — the fictional universe that encompasses the CW television shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and now “Supergirl” — have seen a lot in their time, but nothing quite like Kara Zor-El, Supergirl. The network is planning a massive crossover event for this fall, though, so some viewers are naturally curious about how the only bonafide alien in the crew is going to be received.

 

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Supergirl — the orphan Kryptonian played by Melissa Benoist — is greeted with a mix of intrigue and uncertainty by her peers. And then she starts flying around.

“Some people, like Barry [Grant Gustin], already know her, so Barry’s completely cool with her,” said “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Some people are instantly charmed by her; I think Sara’s [Caity Lotz] got a little crush on her. Diggle [David Ramsey], as always, just when he thinks he’s seen it all, there’s a moment in it where somebody says, ‘This is Supergirl,’ and they say, ‘What’s so super about her?’ and she just lifts off the ground. Dig’s like, ‘I’m convinced.’”

Despite “Supergirl” only recently making the jump from CBS to the CW, the character is already a known quantity to some in the Arrowverse. Last year Grant Gustin, who plays the lead speedster “The Flash,” guest starred on an episode of “Supergirl.” It was Supergirl’s induction into the CW’s Arrowverse.

Details surrounding the crossover remain scarce, although it is known that the villains of the event will be the Dominators. The crossover is expected to air in December.

Jesse Quick’s powers are teased on “The Flash”

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Tomorrow (Tuesday) we get the first episode of season 3 of The Flash. In the trailer it was shown that Wally West will be suiting up as a speedster. But, if you remember he is not the only one that will have some new powers.

A new logline got released for the third season and it shows that Jesse Quick will have the same speed like Barry Allen and Wally West. To make it all better, she became a hero on Earth-2! Read the logline here:

“Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash are thrilled to reunite with Earth-2 Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Jesse (guest star Violett Beane),” reads the logline. “Wells confides to Barry and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) that Jesse has all the powers of a speedster and has been saving people on his Earth. He is concerned about her safety and wants them to talk her out of using her powers. Meanwhile, Magenta, (guest star Joey King) a new meta who can control metal, terrorizes the city.”

 

The Flash returns this Tuesday on The CW!

See, What People Don’t Realize Is: Marvel vs DC

Hey there, shes, hes, shims, hers, hirs, zes and so on – show co-host Bobby Hill here. Time for some real talk. As we grow the podcast and live shows, Jay and I want to also be able to put some original content out to you here, so that you can get our unfiltered opinions on these universes, even ONE MORE additional way. Sometimes you just want a salient opinion or two, right? With that in mind, I proudly present: See, What People Don’t Realize Is.

If you don’t listen to the podcast regularly, first of all, shame on you. Secondly, Jay has a tendency to couch “bombshell” tie-ins or reveals of easter eggs or even things that people would never think to realize at all, to the phrase, “See, what people don’t realize is…” It’s hilarious, it happens once every couple of shows, and now I catch myself doing it, too. In honor of that, every so often, we’ll deliver an original post about a piece of news, an opinion we have, etc about either the MCU or the DCEU, and they’ll all be titled similar to our first “See, What People Don’t Realize Is,” which, as you can see, is the mighty argument of Marvel vs DC.

With the failure of Suicide Squad in the form of what seems to matter most to the “die-hard,” Spider-man underoo owning, “I’ve been a member of Superherohype since it was Spidermanhype” crowd – that is – the critical reviews, DC again finds itself in an artistic/storyline problem when it comes to how it’s compared to Marvel. Man Of Steel was bleak, BVS even bleaker, as well as misshapen and a bunch of other adjectives meaning “not very good,” and the director of those two, Zach Snyder, was already on to helm Justice League. Cyborg looks like he’s not going to get used right, everyone except the execs at Warner seem to want Grant Gustin to be every Flash (understandable,) leaving the hopes of the franchise on Gal Gadot (unproven) and Jason Mamoa (terribly nice, but no box office cred,) with the hope that Ben Affleck will Robert Downey, Jr his way through each film. Let’s face it, Affleck hasn’t done nearly the amount of drugs necessary to have the charisma of Robert Downy, Jr.

As DC is producing all of that, Hollywood scene-darling Benedict Cumberbatch (Oscar nominated) and Brie Larson (Oscar winner,) are about to release and prepping to film, respectively, for Marvel. “How is Marvel so good at this and DC so bad?” is the question you should be asking. We have – for a couple of years now. As we’ll be talking about on episode 38 of our podcast, Time Warner CEO, Jeff Bewkes as even admitted the quality from DC is lacking. Marvel has made their series of films look seamless, as well as weaving in elements from their various television series’ while DC has kept their movie and TV divisions, well, divided. In fact the product put out by Greg Berlanti through the CW network (and Supergirl on CBS till they moved to the CW,) is really the only watchable DC fare in the live-action world. Now he’s taking on a Booster Gold movie which will rightfully not be connected to whatever mess is happening in the formerly Snyder run world, now helmed by Geoff Johns. A lot of people hope Johns will right the ship. He’s a DC stalwart who’s been involved with nearly everything there for almost 20 years. But can he?

See, what people don’t realize is, what Kevin Feige has done with Marvel is unprecedented. Because it’s 8 years and multiple successes in, it seems like what Marvel is doing isn’t even new any more, but it is! Before Tony Stark showed up at the end of the Incredible Hulk, the idea of live-action superhero continuity – or continuity of different movies through a series of loosely connected characters was unheard of. Sure, you might get a spin-off character, but by the time of the first Avengers movie, there had been 5 connected films, directed by 4 different people, with the 6th film bringing all of those characters together and directed by an entirely different person. And, while none of those films are “perfect” movies, they are all entertaining, fun, worth whatever the theater was charging prices, and you know it because when they pop up on TV now, you watch at least a half-hour of any one of them if you’ve got time.

Then they followed it up with 6 new films with 5 new directors and the same guy who directed the last uniting of all the characters, coming back to direct them all again; and once again, despite none of them being perfect, and one or two even being a little lackluster (Thor and Ultron, anyone?) the rest were outstanding. Guardians Of The Galaxy and Winter Soldier are so good, yet so far apart in style, that you almost don’t get how they’ll ever bring all of those characters together, but your trust it at this point, because 13 movies in, the track record is pretty solid.

I contend that the magic is in Kevin Feige. Making ONE successful movie is hard to do. Making a series of 13 and counting, interconnected films with different directors and main characters, etc, and having them almost all be at least decent, is a skill that maybe a few people could pull off? Managing the fact that actors age while comic book superheros normal do not, the economics of paying returning actors whose profiles have risen, largely due to what they’ve accomplished in their Marvel role, making schedules work, and still not dropping a string of shit-piles? There might be 4 people on the planet who might be able to make a thing like what he’s done, happen. I don’t know who the other 3 are, I just have my over/under set really low on this. Is Geoff Johns one of them? I don’t know. Does this let DC off the hook for fucking things up so far? Not at all. At the very least, good management knows that you don’t have the artillery yet, or at least realizes that one of your underbosses deserves more shine (I’m looking at you, Berlanti.)

They really should let Greg Berlanti in on more of the movie-verse. Yes, his CW shows are a little, uh, built for the CW is probably the best way I can describe it. But, if Booster Gold is a hit and he makes the Black Lightning show he’s prepping for Fox into another success, they need to start paying attention. Or, they could always take my advice from a previous episode, and do what Sony did – let Marvel make your movies!

That’s What’s Up!