I'm happy to report that Fox has decided to renew their Batman origin story Gotham for a third season! I love what they are doing with this show, and it's great to know that the story of these characters will continue.
The show is doing well and is currently averaging 9 million viewers. The series ranks among this season’s top ten entertainment programs among men 18-49 and is in the season’s top five broadcast dramas among men 18-49 and men 18-34, according to Fox and Nielsen. David Madden, Fox’s President said this in a statement:
“It takes a very special team to tell the tales of Gotham. For the past two seasons, Bruno, Danny and John have masterfully honored the mythology of Gotham and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama."
Gotham follows Jim Gordon's rise through "a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular superheroes of our time."
This is one of those shows that I don't want to end prematurely. Bruno Heller set out to tell the story of these characters and show the long road of Bruce Wayne and his slow transformation into Batman as well as the villains he'll be taking on in the future. I just want to get to see Heller's vision for this series fully realized. The fact that we are getting a third season is a good sign.
Nike has unveiled a new look at the company's brand new power lacing shoes. These aren't the Nike Air Mags from Back to the Future Part 2, they're an entirely new line called the HyperAdapt 1.0. Take a quick look at the video, then continue on for some more info:
On this model, you'll be able to step into the shoes, hit a sensor in the heel, and the shoes will automatically tighten. There are buttons on the sides that allow for customization so you can manually tighten and loosen them with a few quick pushes.
Tinker Hatfield, one of Nike's designers and the company's VP for Design and Special Projects, had this to say in a statement on Nike's website:
The potential of adaptive lacing for the athlete is huge, Hatfield adds, as it would provide tailored-to-the-moment custom fit. “It is amazing to consider a shoe that senses what the body needs in real-time. That eliminates a multitude of distractions, including mental attrition, and thus truly benefits performance.”
He concludes, “Wouldn’t it be great if a shoe, in the future, could sense when you needed to have it tighter or looser? Could it take you even tighter than you’d normally go if it senses you really need extra snugness in a quick maneuver? That’s where we’re headed. In the future, product will come alive.”
The shoes will be available during this year's holiday season only for Nike+ members, and they'll be in three colors.
While Marvel Studios and Marvel TV have created movies and shows that occupy the same cinematic universe, which allows characters to freely jump back and forth between the two mediums, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have used a different tactic enacting their grand plan. Unless one of their films introduces the concept of parallel universes, it seems unlikely that actors from shows like Arrow and The Flash will pop up in the live action features, especially since the studio has already cast Ezra Miller as Barry Allen for a planned solo film and left actor Grant Gustin hanging on the small screen.
But it looks like A) either the cast of The Flash doesn't have any hard feelings about getting shafted, or B) they're contractually obligated to talk about other DC-related projects, because The CW has released a video of a few members of the cast talking about who they think will win in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That film arrives in theaters next Friday, and both Arrow and The Flash return to TV next week. Check out the video, along with a couple of quick promos for the new TV episodes below.
Last year, we saw the end of The Hunger Games franchise. Unfortunately, for some people it didn’t really bring a satisfying conclusion. But I have to admit the finale left me with huge expectations — not for another movie, but for something else. Ever since the opening, I’ve been so looking forward to watching Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, and finally I had my 5 minutes of genuine laughs delivered like hot pizza in a box!
Screen Junkies have neither mercy nor pity for the second part of this finale. Staring “Katniss Everdone With These Movies," "A Waste of a Perfectly Good Tucci," and many more, the Honest Trailer once again stripped off every single delusion about the movie, leaving it with nothing else but its true boring nature and storyline. Enjoy!
We're still a ways out from our official review of Hitman, but let's just say so far things are looking incredibly good! First off let me say that far and away this has been the most impressive Hitman title to date for me personally...read more on Gametyrant
We're only two days away from the second season of Marvel's Daredevil blasting onto Netflix, and while there's been a lot written about The Punisher and Elektra, it's important not to forget about Matt Murdock in all of the excitement about the new additions to the cast.
Actor Charlie Cox, who portrays the title character, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about how this second season of the show prepares Daredevil for the upcoming team-up series The Defenders.
Something that’s very tricky for Matt is to allow anyone to help him. He finds it impossible to ask for help, for a number of reasons. One, because he doesn’t want to endanger people that he loves, but also because he has an arrogance, he has a self-confidence and a belief, and I think at times a belief in his own invincibility. Which is false, that he can do it all by himself, and it’s very stubborn at times, very deluded at times.
One of the lessons that he’s going to have to learn this season is that he needs other people, he needs help, we all need help. And hopefully, that will therefore mentally prepare him for what’s coming, which is - and I don’t know what the dynamic of the Defenders will be - but if that is going to be a team-up, then he’s going to have to learn those lessons in Season 2. Hopefully.
We're still not clear about when exactly we'll see The Defenders unite on the small screen, or whether or not they'll ultimately appear in either part of Avengers: Infinity War, but things are moving along with Luke Cage getting a release date and Iron Fist finding a (somewhat controversial) leading man. It remains to be seen whether we'll get more seasons of these individual shows before The Defenders comes into being, but we'll be sure to keep you updated with the latest whenever we hear new info.
Preacher, AMC's upcoming adaptation of the controversial 1990s comic, screened its pilot episode at the SXSW Film Festival this past weekend to rave reviews. I'm so glad that people I trust and who have similar tastes to mine are digging this show, because I've spent years hoping to see an awesome version of this property come to either the big or small screen.
AMC has released a brief behind-the-scenes video featurette that includes interviews with producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and showrunner Sam Catlin from the set, and though it doesn't offer much in the way of real substance, it actually did get me a little bit more excited to see the pilot, so I suppose it's doing its job.
Fans of SupergirlandThe Flash have been excitedly looking forward to the crossover episode set to premiere later this month. The episode is called "World's Finest," and today we have the first promo spot to share with you that offers us our first look teasing footage from it.
“Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash (Grant Gustin) suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home.”
Do you think they'll race like Superman raced The Flash in the comics? That would be kinda fun to see, but even if they don't, I'm sure the episode will deliver something great for the fans.
I imagine this is the first of a few team-ups we'll eventually see in the DC TV universe. I bet the next time we see these two heroes team up, it will be in an episode of The Flash. The crossover episode airs on CBS on Monday, March 28 at 8pm.
While The Amazing Spider-Man movies have their supporters, they're now largely seen as an example of studio superhero filmmaking gone wrong. Marc Webb seems like a nice guy who had great intentions, and stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's chemistry worked really well, but ultimately, the reboot was a misguided mistake. And now fanboys aren't the only ones who think that: one of the actresses who appeared in the film, Sally Field, trashed the film on a recent episode of The Howard Stern Show:
"It’s really hard to find a three-dimensional character in it. You work it as much as you can, but you can't put ten pounds of shit in a five-pound bag."
Harsh? Maybe a little. But it's true, too, and as Field says in her interview, she essentially just took the role of Aunt May to be a part of producer Laura Ziskin's last movie because the two of them were friends. I wonder what she would have thought about appearing in that Aunt May solo film...