On top of releasing the official synopsis for Supergirl’s final episode, CBS has now shared a couple of new images as a bonus.
Titled “Better Angels,” the episode will show Kara who “is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything – including her life – to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet.”
Could that be the greatest test for Supergirl so far?
The cast includes Melissa Benoist as the lead character, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, and Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord.
Adam Savage recently attended the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con, and he did something pretty damn cool. He created a costume based on the comic book version of Hellboy and walked around the convention wearing it incognito. Hellboy is a favorite character of Savage's, and eight years ago he first cosplayed the movie version of the character at San Diego Comic-Con .
A couple of weeks ago Savage released a video of himself building Hellboy's sword, which perfectly complements his costume. People managed recognize that it was Savage pretty fast because of that sword. It doesn't matter, though, because it doesn't change the fact that this is one of the coolest Hellboy cosplays I've seen.
Savage is a super talented individual who creates some pretty incredible stuff, and it's insane that he managed to fit that whole costume into a duffle bag!
The Blacklist is such a great show that NBC has decided to develop a female led spinoff series starring Famke Janssen (X-Men). The news comes from Variety, who says that the network hasn't made an official commitment, but if it does get the greenlight, it would revolve around Janssen’s central character who is named Susan “Scottie” Halsted.
The character is set to be introduced and make her debut on The Blacklist in the May 5th episode. She will also appear in the following episode on May 12th, which is a week before the season three finale. According to the report, that finale will serve a the backdoor pilot for the spinoff series.
I imagine the network is waiting to see how Janssen's character is received by viewers before they give the spinoff an official greenlight. They obviously think her character is interesting and strong enough to carry her own show!
There are no plot details that have been revealed, but Insiders say that Janssen’s character was conceived as Ryan Eggold’s on-screen mother. Also, if the spin-off does happen, Janssen will be joined by Edi Gathegi as a regular. He would reprise his role of Mr. Solomon, who is currently a character on The Blacklist.
As a fan of The Blacklist and Janssen, I'm excited to be introduced to this new character and interested in seeing the spin-off go into development.
As a longtime fan ofMythbusters I was sad to see it go after 14 seasons. I think we can all agree that hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman were what made that show so great. They were the heart and soul of the series, but The Science Channel is planning on reviving the series without them.
The are going to relaunch the show with new hosts, and those hosts will be found through a reality TV show the network is launching called Search for the Next MythBusters. I already don't like this idea, but according to THR, the show will focus on finding an "all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel."
I understand that Mythbusters is one of the biggest properties for The Science Channel, but will fans of the series tune in for a revival without Savage and Hyneman, or will they shun it? Marc Etkind, general manager of Science Channel, had this to say about the new series:
"When I got to the network, and we clearly identified MythBusters as a franchise and something that was important to Science Channel and Discovery, and it was such a beloved show, I didn't want to let it go. So we looked really closely at what would be the best way to keep it going and invigorate it and thought, 'Let's host a worldwide search for the next MythBusters.'"
Does the network not understand that the heart and soul of this show was Savage and Hyneman? It's hard to get behind this idea, but I guess we'll see how it turns out. Etkind goes on to invite people to submit videos and describes the ideal candidates as "people who have building skills and are naturally inquisitive. People who don't mind getting embarrassed a little bit, who ask lots of questions and have the skills and knowledge to put those to the test."
The reality series to find the new host or hosts will start with 15 finalists. Those competitors will look to solve challenges that include the "classic myths from the show as well as new myths. Hopefuls will be eliminated each episode by a team of judges — comprised of those who have been involved with MythBusters at some point over the years — until the final picks are made; Etkind says that could be one person or several people, depending on what happens."
Etkind also revealed that the format of MythBusters could be tweaked for the revival. He says:
"We'll see who emerges victorious and from those folks determine what the best format is. It's a long-running goal for Science Channel to have MythBusters on the air."
So it sounds like it's a show that they will never want to end. Is this Mythbusters revival series something you can get behind? Or do you think it should have ended with Savage and Hyneman?
This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting artist Kris Wimberly at WonderCon. He’s created a lot of fun art fan art for your viewing enjoyment. One piece I saw that I had to share is called Harlequin Tink, and it mashes together Harley Quinn with Tinkerbell. The outcome of this mashup looks terrifyingly sinister. I’ll definitely be sharing more of his art so keep a lookout for those. If you want to buy any prints, click here!
Just the other day Kevin Smith confirmed that his longtime pal Jason Mewes would appear in his episode of The Flash. Today we have our first look at him on the set of the film thanks to a photo shared by Smith. It features Mewes all decked out in leather standing with the villain Zoom. They are joined by Smith, who is sporting a custom made Blackhawks hockey sweater. The director also offered some new details on Mewes’ role in the episode:
"Jay was ecstatic to have scripted lines in one of his favorite shows. I also found an opportunity to sneak Jay into another scene as well - this time as a masked super villain."
We previously reported that Mewes cried after shooting the masked scene, and according to the director, it was the fact that he got to play a metahuman "that reduced him to tears.” Smith goes on to say that he's only seen Mewes cry twice, "one time [he cried] about the birth of his only begotten daughter, the other time was after he wrapped his super villain bit on The Flash."
I’m excited and curious to see how this episode of The Flash turns out. Smith's episode is set to air sometime in May.
Tom Hiddleston has been a shining star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the films themselves have ranged from really good to spectacular, the villains have been rather bland…except for Loki. Being badass enough to take on Asgard in the first Thor film and then being the reason that the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble in Avengers puts him at the top of the villain list right now.
But the future looks a bit muddled for the Trickster God as of late.
The Daily Beast interviewed Hiddleston and asked him about his excitement for the third Thor film, Ragnarok:
THOR 3 will be cool because I’ve not done it for four years. I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate.
Wait…what? Did the actor just confirm that Loki won’t be in any more Marvel movies like Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 or Part 2?
I don’t know! Honestly, I don’t know. They haven’t got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along.
I’d be more than a little bummed if we didn’t get a little Loki / Thanos interaction, seeing as the Second Son of Asgard used the Mad Titan’s army during the first Avengers film. This would just bring things full circle.
Hiddleston could just be swerving us. He’s been around the Marvel Studio’s press circuit enough to know how to get a rise out of journalists and fans to get them talking. Until we see a death scene in Thor: Raganrok I’ll still expect to see him around.
And even if he does die during the Twilight of the Gods …well, it’s not like death in comics is a permanent thing. The film’s will probably be no different.
Director James Gunn has released a simple piece of thumbnail storyboard art from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This piece teases Star-Lord’s dad. He’s obviously not going to tell us who it is, but he doesn't care if you try to figure it out. The art above came with the following caption:
I don’t think you’ll ever guess what this one is, at least not until the film comes out (but I know that won't stop you from trying).
The art has a quote from Star-Lord saying, "My mom always said my dad was from the stars." There are three individuals standing by a pod of some sort that looks like it is surrounded by some kind of energy field? All we can really do it speculate, but I don’t think we can figure out who Star-Lord’s dad is from it. Maybe the pod crash-landed.
I will tell you that I think Star-Lord’s dad will end up being Starfox, who is an Eternal and Thanos’ younger brother. The guy is a ladies man and takes his name and inspiration from the Greek God of love, Eros, which is a name he also goes by. I think he and Star-Lord have some of the same personality traits as well. Starfox is described as a "a fun-loving, carefree womanizer and adventurer.” He could have easily visited earth and knocked up Peter’s mom at some point. Here is some information on his powers:
Starfox possess various superhuman attributes derived from his Eternal physiology. All Eternals have the ability to manipulate cosmic energies for a number of purposes. This energy is housed within the cells of their bodies and can be used to purposely augment their physical, mental and energy manipulative abilities. While all Eternals have at least some degree of these abilities, it takes centuries of intensive and disciplined training to manipulate these energies to their maximum potential. Titanian Eternals have the potential to manipulate cosmic energies in various ways, but Starfox himself has never undertaken the discipline of learning how.
Do you have any theories on who Star-Lord’s dad could be?
Oscar Isaac had one hell of a year in 2015. He started out in the gripping crime-drama A Most Violent Year and ended it with an epic bromance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But he danced his way into our hearts as an evil tech genius in Ex Machina. Now Isaac is looking to reteam with Ex Machina writer / director Alex Garland in the filmmaker’s latest project Annihilation.
Author Jeff VanderMeer, the man whose work Garland will be adapting for the big screen, confirmed via Twitter that Oscar Isaac has been added to an already stacked cast that includes Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson.
The book tells the tale of four women who explore Area X, a growing landscape on the fringe of the United States where the laws of physics (and sometimes reality) don’t always apply. What happens there is a twisted step through the looking glass that may or may not include monsters and the supernatural.
The actor will portray Portman’s deceased husband, who plays a major role in why she treks into the unknown.
Annihilation was a really good book. It had me hooked after the first couple pages and I actually got excited when I heard about Garland adapting it. This will be a nice follow up to Ex Machina for him. I’m less excited about the possible sequels. I started the second book over a year ago, got about 3/4 of the way through and still haven’t finished it. Hopefully Garland can make any subsequent films more exciting than their printed counterparts.
No release date has been announced yet, but no matter when they put this out I have a feeling it will be worth the wait.