Friday, September 19, 2014

Marvel/DC TV update.

Okay, let's start with Marvel...

S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming back. Duh.
Lucy Lawless, and Patton Oswalt are joining as full time cast members.
Crusher Creel, The Absorbing Man, is going to be a guest villain.
Mockingbird will be a guest hero, played by almost-Wonder Woman.

Agent Carter (2014)

A sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger", and prequel to "Iron Man".

Starring Peggy Carter from "The First Avenger", "Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter", and "Winter Soldier", Howard Stark from "First Avenger", and featuring Edwin Jarvis the butler, who was the basis for Jarvis, Tony Stark's computer (who in turn will become The Vision in "Age Of Ultron").

Daredevil (2014)

Starring Charlie Cox, the dude from "Stardust".
No images of him in-suit yet.
Placeholder pic there for now.
Also, Vincent D'Onofrio will be The Kingpin.

The first of the Netflix shows that'll merge to form The Defenders.

Powers (2014)

A cop show set in a world of superheroes, where human cops solve superhero/villain related crimes.

Based on a comic made by one of Marvel's spinoff lines.
Close enough.

Now, DC....

Of course, Arrow is coming back.

This season, Brandon Routh will return to the DC universe as Ray Palmer, The Atom.

Then, there's...

The Flash (2014)

John Wesley Shipp the original Flash, and Amanda Pays, the original Tina McGee as the NEW Tina McGee will guest star.

Rumors are strong Firestorm will pop up.
The human identity of Firestorm, Ronnie Raymond, for sure is going to be in it.

Gotham (2014)

The Batman prequel with no Batman.
People are scoffing, but they have a short memory.
They watched 10 years of fucking "Smallville", with no actual Superman in it.

Anyhoo, looks interesting.
I'll check it out.

Constantine (2014)

They've nailed the tone and the look.
Let's hope they can deliver the goods.

The producers have said they want to involve every Vertigo character.

*Crosses fingers* come oooon, Swamp Thing!
Come ooooon, Swamp Thing!!!

izombie (2014)

From here.

"iZombie", based on a fairly new comic, a crime thriller about a female mortician who's a closet zombie, who when she eats a brain, gains the memories of the person, so she uses it to solve crimes. Also, eating brains makes her pass for human for awhile.

Nothing more than the pic.
Stars the sister of the dead girl in "The Lovely Bones".

Supergirl (2014, or 2015)

Another placeholder image (see Daredevil above)

No word on casting, or anything.
DC just pulled the idea out of their asses a week or so ago.

No casting or pics for "Preacher", but Seth Rogan and Evan Golberg ("This Is The End") are producing.
AMC has picked it up for series.
"Son of a preacher man", will be the theme.

No word at all on "Hourman".
That looks dead, but you never know....

So, that's way more than last time, when everything from DC was just talk.


Diacanu said...

Oh, yeah, and rumors of a live-action teen Titans/Young Justice are still floating around.

The timeframe for that is 2015.

Diacanu said...

Oh, yeah, and Fox is going to have "Lucifer", which I guess is a Sandman spinoff.

Diacanu said...

Ope, now The Atom is going to be on The Flash instead of Arrow.

Which actually makes more sense.
Flash is where the powered characters go, and Arrow is for street-heroes.

severalspeciesof said...

Hey, can't speak for anything except "Gotham", and to that I'm giving it 2 thumbs up. Love the look and the flow of the stories. My only critique is that Gordon is coming off just a tad bit too unbelievable in his holding to his principles. There has to be a breakdown point coming up soon, if only to complete the bleakness of the situation, so he doesn't become a farce of himself...

Diacanu said...

Agreed with the 2 thumbs up.
Gotham is already appointment TV with me.

Diacanu said...

Krysten Ritter has been cast as Jessica Jones.

And, it's not looking good for Constantine getting a 2nd season.
At least not on NBC.

Diacanu said...

Oh, and Michelle Forbes (Ensign Ro on TNG) has been cast as Retro Girl on "Powers".

Diacanu said...

SYFy is doing a Krypton prequel series.

Diacanu said...

The live-action Teen Titans is happening.

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