There’s most likely a new Defenders trailer arriving soon, as the crossover-series is set to hit in less than 2 months. We just got a new motion poster for each member of the Defenders, as well as a new one-sheet for the series, as well.
The motion posters feature a few action shots of each character, as well as a line of dialogue, set to the sounds of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” Hit the jump to check out Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist in motion, as well as a shot at the full poster.
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Last year, there was a pretty spicy rumor that Watchmen would be making the jump to the small screen. Nothing came of that. But now, we have some solid movement on that front, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that HBO is now working on the project with Damon Lindelof at the helm.
Lindelof doesn’t have the most spotless track record (fuck you, Prometheus), but his television work is pretty solid. While Zack Snyder was initially involved in the project, he is no longer working with the studio, and Lindelof is proceeding alone. The series is expected to be based on the classic Alan Moore / Dave Gibbons graphic novel. It’s also likely we’ll see a few snippets of the Beyond Watchmen books in there, as well.
After years of work and waiting, the next Star Trek television show has finally been given a premiere date. CBS has announced that the first eight episodes of the 15-episode first season will premiere between September 24, and November 5. Where the rest of the episodes will premiere in January 2018.
It’s been a long road to this point, with obstacles in every direction for the classic space-faring franchise. But, it’s good to see a return to form for one of the cornerstones of science fiction.
Black Lightning is coming to The CW next year, and as production and promotion starts to ramp up, showrunner Salim Akil has revealed a bit of love for a fan-favorite character. He’s revealed that he hopes to have Static Shock appear in the show sooner, rather than later.
Static has come close to the small screen several times in live-action since his acclaimed animated series ended many years ago. This would be a great way to bring him into the fold.
I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in that way. So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.
Ever since the show started placing hints about the upcoming presence of Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker in the Flash’s future, it was inevitable we would be seeing him. Abra Kadabra mentions by name, as well as Savitar twice near the tail end of the season.
Now, TVLine is reporting that the foreshadowing wasn’t just name-dropping, and The Thinker has been confirmed as the primary villain for The Flash season 4. This will mark the series’ first foray into an antagonist that’s not a speedster. With that in mind, the next season of Flash should definitely be… running at a different speed. (Sorry…)
Deadline is reporting that The Weinstein Company and Dimension Entertainment are working on a television reboot of the popular Sin City franchise. Created by Frank Miller, the series came to mainstream prominence after the success of its cult-classic live-action adaptation. After an unimpressive sequel, it looks like they’re going back to the drawing board.
Former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara (The Shield), is set to pen the script, which is meant to be vastly different from its source material, with new character and stories set in the world. Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) is set to direct the pilot. The show currently has no home network, but many are expressing interest, supposedly.
Last week, we covered the announcement for the new Judge Dredd focused television series, Mega-City One. Now, while speaking with the 2000ad Thrill-Cast, producer Brian Jenkins has stated that there have been talks with the man himself, Karl Urban, star of the recent cult-classic Dredd film. Urban has declared his love for the character in the past, stating he would more than love to come back for a sequel. Would he be so open to a series? His recent foray into television, Almost Human, was far from a success, but hopefully it hasn’t soured him on the experience.
We have had many conversations prior to this, about all sorts of things. He’s also very busy, a full-time professional actor. So we’re going to have some long and complicated conversations I would imagine, and we’ll see where we go. It’s too early to tell yet, but if we can use him and he’s available to us, then I think that would be absolutely brilliant. There’s always a possibility he will be busy, or that his schedule for other movies won’t allow — basically, we don’t know at this stage.
Given Urban’s busy schedule, it’s possible he may not be able to, but he’s shown an endearing love for playing the role of Judge Dredd. With the press tours for Thor: Ragnarok starting in a few months, we will likely hear from Urban himself, what the plan is moving forward.
The CW has posted an extended synopsis for its new Black Lightning series, as well as some updates regarding its place in the CW-verse. First off, the series is not currently planned as being a part of that universe. Things could potentially change with all of the multiverse shenanigans that universe seems to get into, but that’s the plan as of now. With that in mind, the series will not be present during the large-scale crossover this winter. You can check out the synopsis below:
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
UPDATE: The CW has also released the first trailer for Black Lightning, which you can watch above.
It would appear that Marvel is taking a less conventional route for the Inhumans television show, with regards to the fan-favorite Agents of SHIELD. Inhumans will be taking SHIELD’s 9pm Friday timeslot beginning after its IMAX premiere in September. After which, the show will run for its full season. Then, in 2018, Agents of SHIELD will premiere its fifth season in the same timeslot, many months after its usual October premiere date.
Perhaps the Inhumans show will have more of an impact on Agents of SHIELD after all? The SHIELD season finale is tomorrow night, so perhaps we’ll see a bit of tease for more crossover than initially let on?
I suppose it’s just one of those days. Judge Dredd: Mega-City One has just been revealed by Entertainment Weekly, as a live-action television show, just in time for Dredd’s 40th anniversary this year. No other information is available on the show, but attached as executive producers of the new show are IM Global Television president Mark Stern, and the owners of U.K. games developer and publisher, Rebellion, Jason and Chris Kingsley, who also served as executive producers of the 2012 Dredd film.
“This is one of those seminal sci-fi properties that seems to only become and more relevant with age,” IM Global Television president Mark Stern said. “Not only is it a rich world with biting social commentary, but it’s also fun as hell! As a fan of the comics and both films, it’s a dream come true to be able to work with Jason and Chris in adapting this for television.”
“We’re very excited to be beginning the journey to get more of Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One on the television screen,” said Rebellion owners Jason and Chris Kingsley. “Thanks to the legions of fans who have kept up pressure on social media, and a lot of background work and enthusiasm, we aim to make a big budget production that will satisfy both our vast comics audience and the even greater general screen-watching public.”
The Merc with a Mouth is taking his entertainment empire to the small screen, with word that Donald Glover is extending his FXX partnership, and producing an adult animated series starring Deadpool. Glover is coming off the success of his award-winning show, Atlanta, and continuing the whirlwind year he’s been having, leading the charge on the 10-episode first season.
Marvel and FXX are also hoping to ride off the success of their absolutely incredible partnership with Legion. There’s been no confirmation of voice talents, or who else is producing the series, but with its debut set for 2018, we should be hearing word soon.