ICYMI: Hulu renews Marvel’s Runaways for a second season!
We’re back again for another issue of Superhero After Dark! We have a lot of news to get to, but before we get to that, if you missed our issue last week, you can read it here.
If you’re a fan of Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu, then you’re in luck. Hulu recently renewed the series for a second season. While it’s unclear how well the series has actually done for Hulu, the series has received positive reviews from both critics and viewers. It’s unknown when the second season will appear on Hulu but fans can expect it to consist of 13 episodes.
Hot Topic: Black Widow closer to getting a standalone movie!
Scarlett Johansson has been playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow for years and fans have been wondering ‒ ok, demanding to know ‒ when the character will get her own standalone movie. While a movie still hasn’t been given the greenlight, Jac Schaeffer has reportedly been hired to write a script for a potential standalone movie.
TVAD Writers Room: Why you should be watching The CW’s upcoming Black Lightning!
The CW has been a huge source of superhero shows in recent years. From Supergirl to The Flash to Arrow, DC Comics fans have had plenty to choose from. Now superhero fans have another new show to look forward to on The CW: Black Lightning. Why should you be watching the show when it premieres on January 16 at 9/8c? We’ll let one of our writers convince you!
Rumor Has It: A possible second season for ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans on ABC and hints about the plot of Avengers 4
“It didn’t perform for us at the level that we would’ve wanted. We haven’t made any official decision yet about what we’re going to pick up in May, but I will say that the numbers, unfortunately, were less exciting for us than we hoped they would be.”
‒ Channing Dungey (ABC President)
The third movie in the Avengers series, Avengers: Infinity War, hasn’t even premiered yet and possible spoilers about its untitled sequel have already surfaced. As a warning, the images for Avengers 4 potentially contain spoilers.
Interviews: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Ming-Na Wen, CW President Mark Pedowitz talks Supergirl, Syfy’s Krypton producers discuss show’s story, and more!
Ming-Na Wen, who plays Agent May on ABC‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., recently spoke to TVLine on a variety topics ranging from getting injured on the show to what’s in store for her character in season 5. Despite the sometimes facing injuries, she really enjoys working on the show.
CW President Mark Pedowitz recently discussed season 3 of Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl returns on January 15 for several episodes. When DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on February 12, it will be taking Supergirl‘s time slot for the rest of its third season. Supergirl will resume its third season on April 16. Pedowitz assured fans that Supergirl‘s isn’t at risk.
“The fans of Supergirl should not be worried in any way, shape or form. We are big believers in the show, and big believers in [series lead] Melissa [Benoist] and the direction of the show.”
‒ Mark Pedowitz (CW President)
Pedowitz also talked about the future of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and hinted that Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) might be appearing on the show. He even suggested that Kid Flash might be replacing Firestorm.
An animated Constantine series is the works for CW Seed. Peter Girardi, CW Executive Vice President, revealed that the series will be much darker than the short-lived live-action NBC series.
Syfy‘s upcoming Superman prequel, titled Krypton, already has a relatively lengthy story mapped out. Apparently, the story involves time travel and isn’t a version of the backstory that’s been told before.
“A lot of people know that Krypton blows up and that’s what caused Superman to come to Earth, but this is really an untold story.”
‒ David S. Goyer (Executive Producer)
Coming Soon: Full trailer for Syfy’s Krypton, a new villain on The Flash, Kitty Pryde movie in development, and lots more promo trailers!
Syfy’s Krypton has finally gotten a full trailer! The prequel series is set 200 years before Superman and will be featuring characters such as Adam Strange, Brainiac, and more. The series set to premiere on Wednesday, March 21. Check out the trailer below!
The Flash is returning soon to The CW and news about what’s coming up for Barry (Grant Gustin) and the rest of Team Flash has already started to come out. The show will be introducing a new villain at some point in the second half of the season. Hyrax, who is known from the Green Arrow comics, is a domestic terrorist and is bound to give the S.T.A.R. Labs team a fair amount of trouble.
A trailer for Teen Titans GO! to the Movies was recently released! The movie is based on Cartoon Network’s show Teen Titans GO!, which follows younger versions of the Teen Titans. The movie will arrive in theaters on July 27.
In more DC movie news, the upcoming live-action adaptation of Shazam! finally has a release date. Shazam! will be in theaters on April 5th. The story is about a young boy who can turn into a superhero called Captain Marvel (Zachary Levi) by saying the word, “Shazam!”
In Marvel news, Kitty Pryde is getting her own X-Men spin-off movie! The movie is reportedly being developed by Tim Miller, who directed Deadpool. It’s currently unknown if Ellen Page will reprising her role as the character. Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, and Gambit have also all been given release dates. All three movies are set in Fox’s X-Men film universe.
What’s Happening Next Week: Black Lightning series premiere, Legion of Super-Heroes to debut on Supergirl, and more DCTV trailers!
The upcoming week is going to be extremely busy for fans of The CW’s DCTV superheroes! To start off, The CW released a trailer for all of its DC shows. The extended trailer, titled “Suit Up,” even includes Black Lightning.
The CW has recently teased what’s coming up in the second half of season 3 of Supergirl. First up are several promotional pictures. They also gave us a first look at Mon-El’s (Chris Wood) costume. Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) will also be making his first appearance on the show. An extended trailer for the midseason premiere was also released. Supergirl returns on January 15th at 8/7c.
Check out the trailer below for The Flash. The show returns on January 16th at 8/7c.
Arrow, on the other hand, is returning on January 18th at 9/8c. An extended trailer for its midseason premiere can be found below.
Last but not least, Black Lightning will be debuting on January 16th at 9/8c after The Flash. If you still can’t get enough of Black Lightning, check out the teaser clip below!
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