Archive for February 6, 2018
A recent social media posting from the writers of Legends of Tomorrow revealed the revival of a classic augmented reality Easter egg from the short-lived Constantine series. The revival coincides with the upcoming guest appearance of Constantine star Matt Ryan on Legends of Tomorrow’s midseason premiere.
A self-proclaimed “exorcist, demonologist and master of the dark arts,” John Constantine first appeared as a supporting character in Alan Moore’s legendary Swamp Thing run. Going on to headline his own horror series, Hellblazer, John became a mainstay of DC Comics’ mature readers imprint Vertigo. The NBC series based on the character was short-lived, but Matt Ryan proved popular ...
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A new featurette and two posters have arrived for Black Lightning, while the actor behind the villainous Tobias Whale explains how albinism motivates his character. The CW has had a lot of success spinning Arrow out into a variety of different superhero shows. But even when the flagship series isn’t the jumping off point, they’ve found a way to make some essential genre television. Black Lightning broke premiere records when it debuted a few weeks back, proving that even with its detachment from the other shows it can still pull in audiences.
While Black Lightning may operate on its own terms, it still seems to be part of a larger world. DC Comics Easter eggs in Black Lightning last week teased Big Belly Burger, The Outsiders, and more. But even without those nods, Black Lightning has excelled by telling grounded, real world stories set in a fantastical ...
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The full cast has been assembled for Robert Downey Jr.’s The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, which includes Downey’s fellow Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland. The story about a veterinarian who can communicate with animals has long been a favorite in Hollywood, from the legendary performance by Rex Harrison 50 years ago in the the classic movie musical Doctor Dolittle, to a big screen update of the same name starring Eddie Murphy in 1998.
Apparently one film or the other, or the original Doctor Dolittle books, inspired Downey enough to revive the character for Universal Pictures, which the studio put into motion last March. Helmed by Oscar-winning Traffic screenwriter-turned-director Stephen Gaghan, ...
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Bad news for Storybrooke fans: Once Upon A Time has been officially cancelled. Since it first began in 2011, Once Upon A Time has become known for serving up a whole new kind of fairy tale, revisiting the classics (like Snow White), bringing in beloved Disney characters (like the gang from Frozen), and adding a few new stories created just for the show. Fans have loved this beautiful fantasy series that spans multiple worlds, but signs have been pointing to the end for a little while now.