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CBS has found the actress who will play Supergirl in a new series that has already been given a commitment by the network, and should premiere next fall. Melissa Benoist, who was featured in Glee and co-starred in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, will play Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El in the new Supergirl series from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. television. According to Variety, Benoist will make her Supergirl debut in an hour-long pilot written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler.
The comic book invasion of the small screen is nearing the success that the four-color medium has earned on the big screen. The success of Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham has got TV network execs fast-tracking the development of superhero shows.
A Wonder Woman film is finally coming to screens in 2017, but according to the latest rumors, the film itself won’t take place in 2017 (or the present). Apparently the first Wonder Woman movie will take place in the 1920s.
In the film a man will arrive on Paradise Island, the home of Wonder Woman and her fellow Amazons, and his arrival will eventually lead Wonder Woman to leave the island and explore the world. The sequel will then take place in the 30s and 40s during World War II and the eventual third film will take place in the present day.
Some fans might wonder how Wonder Woman could have been around for so long without a mention of her in Man of Steel. I’m sure the films will have a way to make sure the continuity makes sense (at least I hope so).
The idea of Wonder Woman running around in times when women’s rights were much different than they are today would actually be really interesting. If done right, the films could really tackle something sorely missing in these superhero movies: a strong female character and her perspective of the world around her. And who wouldn’t want to see Wonder Woman possibly punching some Nazis, right?
Sony will release a Marvel movie centered around a female superhero in 2017, according to Deadline. The character has not yet been revealed, but will be drawn from a list that includes Silver Sable, Black Cat, Stunner, Firestar and Spider-Woman, among others.
The 2017 date puts this new movie between Sinister Six, which was announced for November 11, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which will be released in 2018.
The other Sony villain movie, Venom, has not yet been scheduled, but may also end up in 2017.
There’s been a fan call for a Marvel movie starring a female character for some time, but based on this report it now appears that Sony, which licenses the Spider-Man universe from Marvel, will beat Marvel (and Fox) to the punch. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told CBR, which asked when Marvel would produce a film with a female lead, “It can certainly be done. I hope we do it sooner rather than later. But we find ourselves in the very strange position of managing more franchises than most people have–which is a very, very good thing and we don’t take for granted, but is a challenging thing.”
Over the last few days, actress Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Longmire) has Tweeted some very interesting clues regarding a “super secret job”, and it certainly looks like she’s being fitted for some type of costume.
Battlestar Galactica actress and comic book fan Katee Sackhoff has spoken several times in the past about one day suiting up as a superhero/villain, and has dropped a few hints that there may have even been a few things in the pipeline. There was never anything concrete to report, but she has expressed a fondness for characters such as Ms/Captain Marvel and Harley Quinn. Now Katee has taken to Twitter to post a few cryptic clues about her next “super secret job”, and it would appear she’s being fitted for some very superhero-ish headgear. Headed out for day one of a super secret job….I will send photo clues throughout the next 3 days! Clue #1 pic.twitter.com/1mVRmQKNmE — Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) August 2, 2014 Clue #2 pic.twitter.com/giXoQB8y3W — Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) August 3, 2014
Headed out for day one of a super secret job….I will send photo clues throughout the next 3 days! Clue #1 pic.twitter.com/1mVRmQKNmE
— Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) August 2, 2014
Clue #2 pic.twitter.com/giXoQB8y3W
— Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) August 3, 2014
‘Daredevil,’ ‘Constantine,’ ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Pacific Rim’ Toon
The Marvel Netflix series Daredevilhas found its love interest for Matt Murdock. True Blood actress Deborah Ann Woll will play Karen Page, according to THR. Page is the secretary at the law firm of Nelson & Murdock, who eventually learns about her boss’s secret superhero life. The article states Page will be “brought to life in a meaningful way,” and not be a minor role. Elden Henson was recently signed to star as Foggy Nelson, Page’s other boss.
NBC’s Constantine has found its replacement leading lady, Zed in telenovela actress Angelica Celaya, according to Deadline. Zed is described as a psychic who has an interesting dark past and is a perfect foil for the lead character.
The premiere date for the second season of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was announced – Tuesday September 23 at 9pm ET. Marvel has several Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. variant covers releasing in August to keep the show fresh in everyone’s minds.
Details have also emerged regarding the Pacific Rim animated series which is planned as a bridge between the first and second film. Collider is reporting that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is in talks with several Japanese companies to produce the animation.