With The CW’s DC Universe shows wrapping up their seasons through the next few weeks, The CW has ramped up promotion for their upcoming Ruby Rose-starring Batwoman series. Batwoman has been ordered to series, and is set to premiere later this year, and to celebrate we now have our first few images from the series, including a look at the Arrow-verse batsuit. You can hit the jump to view the photos, and read the extra long synopsis for Batwoman below.
“Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).
“Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
The CW and Warner Bros. Television has announced that Arrow, the series that started the revolution of comic book television, and Greg Berlanti’s empire, will be ending its run next fall with its eighth season. The final season will run for an abbreviated ten episodes.
The cast and crew of the series have been taking to Twitter and Facebook since the news with overwhelming words of praise and gratitude. With its flagship show ending, where does this leave the CW’s DC Multiverse at? Will a new series step up in its place?
Cartoon Network and DC Entertainment have shared the first trailer for the upcoming animated series, DC Super Hero Girls, premiering on March 8th. The series follows the adventures of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, and their colorful cast of fellow heroes and villains.
Saving the day is super easy when you’re a Super Hero. But stopping evil in its tracks while keeping up grades and managing a social life, all before curfew? Ugh. That’s, like, super tough. DC Super Hero Girls are more than crime-fighting besties, they’re a diverse group of dedicated super-teens! Working together, they fight the battles of Metropolis and the battles of growing, up all at the same time. Always discovering new ways to control their powers and abilities, these awesome girls are quickly learning (sometimes the hard way) how to deal with the super challenges of being a teenage Super Hero. We all have the power to make a difference. Just make sure to use it for good or you’ll find yourself up against those tenacious teens, the DC Super Hero Girls.
After her introduction in the Elseworlds crossover between The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl on The CW, the pilot for Batwoman has started its casting process with the first big reveals for the series that give us a great idea of what to expect. Joining Ruby Rose as Kate Kane will be Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage) and Nicole Kang (You).
Meagan Tandy is set to play Sophie Moore, one of Kate’s first loves in the comics, she is described as “a high-level private security agent and one of Gotham’s staunchest protectors. Despite her bite and regimented outlook, Sophie has a soft side, illuminated by Kate Kane’s return.”
Camrus Johnson, meanwhile, has been cast as Luke Fox, the son of Batman ally Lucius Fox that suits-up as Batwing in the comics. Luke “considers himself the guardian of all things Batman — specifically his symbol — he also recognizes the city’s need for a new hero.”
Lastly, Nicole Kang will portray Kate’s step sister Mary Hamilton. “Excitable, talkative, and an influencer-in-the-making, what Mary lacks in a filter she makes up for with her compassion for Gotham’s underserved communities, proving she has more in common with Kate than she thinks.”
DC Entertainment has revealed a first look at Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) as the villainous Superman rogue, Lex Luthor. The image shows Lex sporting a full prison beard while serving a sentence, where we find him when he appears on the series.
Lex Luthor is set to debut in the March 17th episode of Supergirl, titled “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” as he reaches out to his siter, Lena, from his imprisonment to involve her in one of his many plans.
One of the most iconic event series in the history of comic books is officially headed to The CW next year, as the finale of the Elseworlds Arrow-verse crossover concluded with a tease for Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths, written by Marv Wolfman and published in 1985, features a villain known as the Anti-Monitor battling the likes of Superman, Supergirl, and Flash, among others, in an attempt to destroy all life in the Multiverse, that ended when heroes and villains alike across multiple worlds banded together to stop the threat.
The kicker? The event ended with the deaths of Supergirl and The Flash, Barry Allen. The Crisis has been teased since the very first episode of The Flash, so seeing it finally come to fruition is immensely exciting.
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Trailers for Aquaman, The Lion King, and Artemis Fowl, as well as crazy anime news, casting for Lex Luthor, and some excellent Into The Spider-Verse news! On top of that, the guys are joined for this week’s deep dive by one of Ghost Hosts, as Bry jumps in to talk all things TITANS with the guys! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
TVLine is reporting that Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) has signed on for the fourth season of The CW’s Supergirl, in the recurring role of Lex Luthor. Cryer is surprisingly no stranger to the DC Universe, as he portrayed Lenny Luthor, the insufferable nephew of Lex Luthor in Superman IV: A Quest for Peace.
“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in ‘Superman IV’ brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”
We recently got our first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman, and now we have an official look at actor LaMonica Garrett (Designated Survivor) as Elseworlds‘ Mar-Novu, aka The Monitor. The Monitor is described in the upcoming event as “a cosmic being of infinite power.” The Monitor oversees the safety of the Multiverse in the comics, defending it from his rival, the Anti-Monitor.
Details on his involvement in the crossover are still sparse, but it certainly makes for an exciting mystery before the December air-dates of the Arrow crossover. Hit the jump for a look at the official image.
Stephen Amell has released the official Elseworlds poster on his Twitter account for The CW’s three-night superhero crossover event. The poster reveals that destiny will be rewritten with Amell and The Flash actor Grant Gustin switching roles in the upcoming romp through the multiverse.
The crossover will start with The Flash on Sunday, December 9th continuing through Arrow on Monday, December 10th, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11th. Hit the jump to see the poster in full.
The first official image of Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2) as Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, from the upcoming Arrow crossover has leaked online, and it’s something to behold. The costume is incredible comic accurate, and seeing it in motion should be pretty fantastic.
The crossover between Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl begins shooting soon, with an early December air-date, and sets up Batwoman for her own solo series, which is expected to debut in 2019. Hit the jump to check out the image in full.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that SyFy has found its Lobo for season 2 of Krypton. The merciless bounty hunter will be played by Irish actor, Emmett J. Scanlan (Constantine), marking the characters first live-action adaptation.
This take on the popular DC Comics character is described as “a genius-level intellect when it comes to matters of warfare and is a deadly adversary. He has superhuman strength and is virtually immortal. Lobo’s word is the only thing he hold sacred and although he’ll never violate the letter of an agreement, he might disregard its spirit from time to time.”
Deadline is reporting that Fargo actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Underground‘s Jurnee Smollett-Bell have officially won the roles of Huntress and Black Canary, respectively in the upcoming DC Entertainment adaptation Birds of Prey. They join Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in the project, being directed by Cathy Yan.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020, and is now a top priority for DC Entertainment as they look to soft reboot their shared universe alongside Supergirl.
The CW and DC Entertainment have confirmed that this year’s upcoming Arrow crossover event will be officially titled Elseworlds. The event will kick off with The Flash on Sunday, December 9th, then Arrow on the 10th, and Supergirl on the 11th. Additionally, we have confirmation that LaMonica Garrett will appear in Elseworlds as The Monitor, the omnipotent cosmic being that cares for the Multiverse, and combats its greatest enemy, the Anti-Monitor.
Additionally, George Pérez, one of the Monitor’s co-creators alongside Marv Wolfman, will create a sketch of Garret’s take on The Monitor, as he “plays a prominent role in the crossover’s story.” This crossover is shaping up to be quite the endeavor for The CW team.
The cast for the upcoming annual Arrow crossover just keeps getting bigger, as we now know the villain of the piece. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Davies (LOST) has signed on to play John Deegan, “a doctor at Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, who might just be crazier than the inmates he treats.” This is most certainly a new take on John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny, famous for villainous turns in the JLA, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.
What’s interesting is that this also confirms a Gotham City setting for a good chunk of the crossover as our heroes attempt to stop Doctor Destiny.