It seems DC and Warner Bros. will continue to branch out beyond the CW for DC-related television shows, as NBC has ordered a television drama based on “Constantine”. David S. Goyer will write the script with “The Mentalist” producer Daniel Cerone. Oddly enough, “The Mentalist” co-creator Bruno Heller is set to write “Gotham,” the upcoming Fox series centering around a young James Gordon.
NBC has committed to a script plus penalty, meaning if the pilot doesn’t air, NBC will pay a fine to Warner Bros. Expect to see this pilot air, even if it doesn’t go to full series.
Speaking of DC Comics-based television series, ScreenCrush has revealed that actor Dylan Neal is onboard as “Arrow’s” Dr. Anthony Ivo. According to ScreenCrush, Neal’s version of Ivo will be “a brutal but ruthless scientist who will stop at nothing to unearth a breakthrough that dates back to the latter days of World War II.” His first episode will be episode five of the series’ second season.
Green Arrow TV has posted the official synopsis of the second episode of “Arrow’s” soon-to-debut second season called “Identity.”
DC COMICS’ BRONZE TIGER AND CHINA WHITE WREAK HAVOC ON THE GLADES – Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds out the medicine that is being sent to Glades Memorial is being hijacked by thieves. Without an influx of supplies, the hospital will close. Roy (Colton Haynes) attempts to stop the thieves, but he fails and is arrested by Officer Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Oliver gets into a heated battle with China White (guest star Kelly Hu) and her new partner, Ben Turner, AKA the Bronze Tiger (guest star Michael Jai White), over the supplies. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) makes plans to catch the Arrow, and Thea (Willa Holland) gives Roy an ultimatum. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Beth Schwartz (#202).
Second season debuts October 9 on the CW
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
New “Thor: The Dark World” posters have surfaced, this time featuring Idris Elba as Heimdall and Christopher Eccleston as Malekith as he leads an army from a scary looking ship.
Opens November 8
According to The Wrap, actor Michael B. Jordan is currently rumored to be in contention for a “major role” in the “Independence Day” sequel. Jordan is also rumored to be under consideration for the role of the Human Torch in Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot.
Opens July 3, 2015
Comic Book Therapy spoke with David S. Goyer about his work on the “Man of Steel” sequel — which may be a bit further in development than fans might think.
“One of the things that has been fun for us, is we’re a bit a further a long than what I think people realize,” Goyer told Comic Book Therapy. “From a fan point of view, we’re conscious of that when you’re working on these things, but you can’t let yourself be paralyzed by that. At the end of the day you still have to creat something. And if you try and think, ‘Well what would the fans like’ then you stop being creative. It’s sort of like where does it end? You have to write the story that you want to write, and hope that people want to see it.”
July 17, 2015
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
For those looking for some annotation-like facts, CBR has put together some minutiae of trivia from the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot, including the badge details of Agent Coulson, Agent Ward and Agent Hill.
Birthday: July 8, 1964
Badge Number: SKJ 08U7342
Issue date/expiration date: April 25, 2011 / April 25, 2015
Birthday: January 7, 1983
Badge Number: A 0849329
Issue date/expiration date: September 9, 2013 / September 9, 2015
Birthday: April 4, 1982
Badge Number: A 946430
Issue date/expiration date: February 25, 2010 / February 25, 2016
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
Disney UK has posted the first full trailer for “Frozen” featuring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and more.
Opens November 27