It’s become increasingly clear how NBC’s Powerless has changed shape to pull in more of the DC universe, moving from an insurance company setting, to a direct division of Bruce Wayne’s. Now, the newest footage attaches yet another Batman connection with Alan Tudyk’s character.
We’ve seen NBC’s DC Comics comedy Powerless take a number of shapes since development, and if you caught some of the early pilot trailers, you’ll barely recognize the final product. Get a look at Wayne Security in a revamped premise trailer for Powerless, ahead of a February premiere.
It’s telling that Rogue One’s best character is a robot.
We’re still on the fence over DC branching out into live-action comedy with NBC’s upcoming Powerless, particularly after a bit of creative trouble, but we finally know when the series will suit up. NBC has selected a February date for the series, along with slots for a Blacklist spinoff, another Chicago and more.
It still remains to be seen if Disney and Marvel’s Big Hero 6 will ever get a second life in theaters, but the upcoming 2017 animated continuation is no slouch when it comes to casting. Not only will stars like Maya Rudolph and Scott Adsit return, so too will Sherlock and The Walking Dead stars join the mix.
If ever you wondered how NBC might sustain a Powerless comedy set within the DC universe, its showrunner is left to wonder as well. Reports confirm Ben Queen has departed the superhero-adjacent insurance comedy ahead of production, owing to differences with Warner Bros.
NBC’s half-baked DC comedy Powerless won’t officially make its impact until sometime at midseason, but the full trailer managed to make its way online ahead of schedule. Get it while it’s hot, as DC namedrops galore rain down on the superhero insurance comedy!
We’re still on the fence over DC’s intent to script an NBC comedy about Powerless insurance adjusters, even after yesterday’s casting of Vanessa Hudgens, but the latest additions certainly help. Not only has Firefly favorite Alan Tudyk signed on, but so too has Community alum Danny Pudi and actor Christina Kirk.
Disney has finally confirmed the voice cast for Big Hero 6, its big feature-length animated release for the year -- and also released a new TV spot for the movie. Big Hero 6 is notable for being the fifth film in 2014 to be based on Marvel superheroes -- though it's an even more fringe concept than Guardians Of The Galaxy.
In the comic, Big Hero 6 is a Japanese superhero team created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau, and first brought to the page in their own mini series by Scott Lobdell and Gus Vasquez. The movie moves the characters out of the Marvel Universe -- and out of Japan, kinda.
When the DC Universe relaunched in 2011 with The New 52, the idea was to put a current-day spin on superheroes: lots of seams in the costumes, more aggressive attitudes, rockier relationships.
If the trailer for Justice League: War, the new animated film that adapts the first storyline from The New 52, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's initial six-issue arc from Justice League, is any indication, it has all been set to a dubstep soundtrack, too. Check out the trailer after the jump.