Melissa Benoist certainly made some worthwhile headlines this weekend, and just in time for Supergirl herself to make a 2017 debut with Kevin Smith’s “Supergirl Lives.” The first clips for the Girl of Steel’s return episode have arrived, and suffice to say, Kara and Mon-El are going to spend some time facing their vulnerabilities.
Love that Joker, but not in the mood to laugh? NBC’s Powerless has you covered. A clever new in-universe ad for the NBC DC comedy promotes Wayne Security’s latest anti-villain measure; one that should get you out of a jam when the Clown Prince of Crime rolls through town with his famous laughing gas.
For the most part, Arrow has managed to keep continuity in order as the flashbacks interact with present day, though word of Lexa Doig’s Talia al Ghul appearing in Oliver’s Russian past raised a few questions. Thankfully, producers promise that Talia’s appearance won’t throw too many wrenches in the works, and might just give us a Nyssa-Talia meeting one day.
News of Marvel’s ABC-IMAX The Inhumans series was quickly followed by curious distinctions that a separate movie might still make it onto the MCU slate. That’s certainly what the sometime-attached Vin Diesel would prefer, as the Guardians of the Galaxy star says he has a mind to talk to Marvel about fixing their plans.
NBC entered the comic drama realm once before, and will soon be at a loss for the supernatural flair of Grimm, so why not do both? Top Cow comic Witchblade will soon take a stab at a second live-action TV adaptation, as NBC develops a new series from CSI and Vampire Diaries alum.
Seeing as we could all use something lighter to think about, Supergirl and The Flash are officially reporting for rehearsal of their big musical crossover. Not only has The CW set a late March debut for the showstopping two-part event, but we also know which Arrow-verse stars will flex their pipes.
Marvel’s The Inhumans TV series is arriving faster than we realize, and its IMAX debut will set a director to match. As production gears up for a September release, Marvel has officially set feature director Roel Reine to helm the first two big-screen episodes of the adapted property.
Yesterday we caught what looked to be a Walking Dead deviation for Rick and co., as the group met a junkyard gang on their way to “Rise Up” against Negan. Now, new photos from the 2017 premiere and beyond see the Saviors making an unwelcome return to Alexandria, while producers promise “one of the most ingenious walkers is coming up in the second half.”
It was early last year that Sandman and American Gods creator Neil Gaiman finally got the chance to pitch a TV adaptation of his first novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. Now, Amazon has finally picked up the tab for 2018, green-lighting a six-part limited series.
Two Flash episodes under his belt (jorts?) give Kevin Smith a fair shot not to have bungled 2017 Supergirl return “Supergirl Lives” next week, and it seems The CW would agree. Smith will apparently be back to direct another episode, before Season 2 is out.