ICYMI: FOX’s The Gifted renewed for second season!
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FOX has renewed The Gifted for a second season! The series, which is set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, follows a group of mutants that must fight for survival while on the run from the government. The Gifted ranked as the number 3 new drama for the 2017-2018 season. The two-hour season finale will be airing on January 15 at 8/7c on FOX.
Hot Topic: Bryan Singer removed from FX’s Legion and Walter Hamada chosen to oversee production of DC films
The seemingly endless stream of sexual misconduct scandals that have engulfed Hollywood in recent months have now taken their toll on FX’s Legion. Bryan Singer, who has been heavily involved in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men film franchise, has been removed as an executive producer due to sexual misconduct allegations. Legion is currently headed into its second season. It’s undecided if Singer will also be removed from FOX’s The Gifted.
Warner Bros. has decided to promote Walter Hamada to be the new person in charge of overseeing the production of DC films. Despite Wonder Woman being a critical and financial success, Warner Bros. other recent DC movies haven’t fared as well. Hamada will be replacing Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. Geoff Johns will reportedly be working closely with Hamada. Walter Hamada is primarily known for his work on horror films such as It, The Gallows, and The Conjuring. Warner Bros. is confident in Hamada’s abilities to oversee the DC movie universe.
“Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films.”
‒ Toby Emmerich (President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros.)
Guess Who: Navid Negahban cast as the Shadow King in season 2 of FX’s Legion
Navid Negahban, known for his role on Showtime’s Homeland, has been cast in season 2 of FX’s Legion. Negahban will be portraying Amahl Farouk, the Shadow King. The villain has taken on many different forms over the course of the series.
Originally, Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) was cast to play the character in season 2, but he left the series in November and the part was recast. The second season of Legion is expected to premiere in April on FX.
Interviews: Gregg Sulkin from Marvel’s Runaways discusses how he joined the show and more!
“I was a Marvel fan; I like Marvel projects. I had actually never heard of the [‘Runaways’] comic, but once I got the role, I then did some research on what ‘Runaways’ was and what ‘Runaways’ meant to people.”
‒ Gregg Sulkin (Chase Stein)
The first 9 episodes of Runaways are available for streaming on Hulu. The 10th episode will be made available on January 9th.
Coming Soon: First look at Black Lightning‘s Thunder and Krypton‘s House of El, and trailers/promo pictures for the rest of The CW’s DCTV lineup!
As the premiere of The CW’s Black Lightning rapidly approaches, the network has continued to release new promotional photos and trailers. The latest pictures are from the first two episodes. The CW has also given us a first look at another hero from the show: Thunder! Finally, a new trailer was unveiled that shows the family fighting back. Black Lightning premieres on January 16 at 9/8c on The CW.
The Flash is speeding its way back onto our screens in a little over a week, and The CW has provided images from the midseason premiere. Titled “The Trial of The Flash,” the episode will deal with Barry (Grant Gustin) being put on trial for murder. The Flash is premiering before Black Lightning on January 16 at 8/7c on The CW.
Over on Arrow, the team will be facing off against a united group of villains in “Divided.” Oliver (Stephen Amell) lost half of his team in the midseason finale and will soon find himself adapting to a smaller team again. Don’t forget to check out the episode synopsis and promo pictures! Arrow will be returning to The CW on January 18 at 9/7c.
To help prepare viewers for the return of their DCTV lineup, The CW recently released a trailer showing all of the characters suiting up and teasing their returns.
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