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COMIC REEL: Nightwing To Star In “Titans”; “Supergirl” Search Continues

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COMIC REEL: Nightwing To Star In “Titans”; “Supergirl” Search Continues

TITANS

In addition to the DC shows currently on air (“Flash,” “Arrow,” “Gotham,” “Constantine”), the one set to debut in 2015 (“iZombie”), and the few in the works (“Supergirl” and “Krypton”), there’s TNT’s “Titans” series. The series was first mentioned back in September and has been lying low since then, letting the rest of DC’s TV slate take all the attention. Geoff Johns broke the “Titans” silence on Twitter.


Johns followed up that tweet with a casting confirmation.


While Dick Grayson has appeared in live action as Robin before, notably played by Burt Ward in the ’60s “Batman” series and Chris O’Donnell in the ’90s movies, no actor has yet donned the characters signature blue and black suit. It looks like “Titans” aims to fix that.

ARROW

A new international trailer for this week’s midseason finale of “Arrow,” titled “The Climb,” has arrived via Spoiler TV.


“Arrow” fans excited to see Ray Palmer’s fully-constructed A.T.O.M. suit will be disappointed to learn that the getup glimpsed in the promo is a placeholder. The folks over at the Quiver Podcast got confirmation from “Arrow” concept illustrator Andy Poon that the A.T.O.M. suit is not the real deal. ComicBookMovie took it a step further and noticed that the suit is actually taken from the video game “Fallout 3.” It looks like Atom fans will have to wait until Wednesday to see the real deal.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

After getting leaked — and taken down — a few weeks back, the “Age of Ultron” behind-the-scenes featurette featured on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” Blu-ray has been officially released. The clip features commentary from director Joss Whedon and producer Jeremy Latcham as well as plenty of footage of Elizabeth Olsen in action as Scarlet Witch.

Opens May 1, 2015

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Potential spoiler alert for “BVS,” as Badass Digest has heard from an unnamed source that there’s one important DC character that won’t be making an appearance in the Zack Snyder film. Ready for this?

“In this continuity James Gordon has, at some point in the past, bitten the dust,” writes Devin Faraci for Digest. “How and at whose hands I cannot tell you — all that’s noted in the script is that there’s a memorial plaque to James Gordon. This explains why the role wasn’t cast for the film, at least.”

Opens March 25, 2016

THE FLASH

The CW has released a new inside look at tonight’s midseason finale episode, “The Man in the Yellow Suit.” Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg calls the episode, which chronicles Barry’s first clash with Reverse-Flash at Christmastime, simultaneously “gut-wrenching” and “heart-warming.”

If you still can’t get enough of last week’s crossover event, the CW has posted a highlight reel of the panel that followed a fan screening of the two episodes. The stars and executive producers of both “The Flash” and “Arrow” take part in the five minute clip.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

CBR has an in-depth interview with “Guardians” director James Gunn where the filmmaker discusses his process making the first cosmic Marvel movie and looks ahead to the future. When asked what role he would like to play in the growing line of cosmic movies, Gunn didn’t have an answer.

“I haven’t decided yet, to be completely frank with you,” said Gunn. “I just really haven’t decided yet. I mean, I obviously love the Guardians, the Marvel Cosmic Universe. It means a lot to me. And there are other things out there as well. So I’m trying to figure that all out right now.”

Gunn does know what the future holds for “Guardians,” though. “Well, I’m really inspired,” said Gunn of “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” “The whole story is written. I’m very excited about it. And that’s where it is. But the story point for me is, in a lot of ways, the most difficult thing. I feel like it’s pretty strong. It’s constantly shifting, but I feel like it’s pretty strong. I’m excited about it.”

For Gunn’s further thoughts about the Marvel franchise, check out our interview.

Opens May 5, 2017

KRYPTON

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that David S. Goyer and SyFy are developing a new drama series called “Krypton,” which will focus on Superman’s grandfather years before the alien world’s complete destruction. Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) will pen the script based on a story co-developed by Goyer; both writers will also serve as executive producers.

While the show does not yet have a release date, it does have fancy title art.

SEBASTIAN X

Variety has announced that graphic novel “Sebastian X” will be moving forward as a feature film with “Casino Royale” director Martin Campbell behind the camera. The adaptation comes from Voltage Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures and publisher Humanoids. Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) is attached as a producer. Bill Marsilii will pen the script based on Michelangelo La Neve’s original story about a cop who has the memories of a dangerous terrorist, Sebastian X, implanted into his mind in order to facilitate an undercover mission within X’s terror cell.

SUPERGIRL

The search for CBS’ Supergirl may still be ongoing. Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that Claire Holt is not expected to land the role of Kara Zor-El. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Holt’s apparent departure from the CW’s “The Originals.” The actress will next be seen on the NBC drama “Aquarius.”

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

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