ICYMI: Iris West suits up on The Flash, plus Daredevil casts Matt Murdock’s mother!
Welcome to another edition of Superhero After Dark! We have plenty of news to share with you, but before you get started, let’s take a trip to last week’s issue to catch you up on the latest news!
Iris West (Candice Patton) has taken more of a leadership role at S.T.A.R. Labs in season four of The Flash, and now it seems the team leader will be suiting up!
YVRShoots shared photos on Twitter of the actress in a suit while fighting what seems to be the metahuman of the episode. You can check out the photos below!
— YVRShoots (@yvrshoots) January 25, 2018
Now that you’re all caught up, let’s get started!
Hot Topic: Black Panther creator Stan Lee hospitalized after irregular heartbeats.
The 95-year-old comic book writer was admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital located in Southern California on Wednesday night after experiencing shortness of breath and irregular heart beats. Lee will remain at the hospital for a few days, according to his representatives.
Guess Who: Nicole Kassell will be directing Watchmen pilot!
Nicole Kassell, whom previously directed The Following and American Crime will be directing HBO show Watchmen, according to Deadline. Kassell has already directed an HBO show, The Leftovers, created by executive producer Damon Lindelof, who is also the producer for Watchmen.
A Watchmen pilot was ordered at HBO in September, and is an adaptation of the American comic book created by Alan Moore in 1986, with DC Comics as its publisher.
TVAD Writers Room: DCTV roundtable returns for The Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow!
TVAD writers went to town this week as all-new episodes returned featuring our favorite superheroes!
The Flash’s Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is living his best life in Iron Heights, while Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) gets to have some fun of her own when she developed the power of telepathy. This puts Cecile mostly at the center of the episode, which our roundtable seemed to enjoy.
Meanwhile, in National City on Supergirl, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) is under fire, as she deals with accusations from Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar) for his attempted homicide. Though Luthor did not commit the crime, our roundtable had a feeling she will turn to the dark side soon.
This week, in Arrow’s 12th episode, Cayden James (Michael Emerson) has STAR City hostage with a bomb he’s threatening to drop, while Oliver (Stephen Amell) drained the coffers of $70 million to ward him off. Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) ends up killing Vincent Sobel (Johann Urb) which leaves Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) thirsty for revenge. Our roundtable believes that although she may make a mistake or two, she won’t completely tip off the edge into the dark side.
Coming Soon: New photos of Jessica Jones season 2, thrilling new Legends of Tomorrow promo, and an all-new Krypton poster!
This is your time, Jessica Jones fans! The Marvel heroine makes her return in a chilling season two, as Netflix released new photos ‒ including one with villain Kilgrave (David Tennant) and a few of Jones (Krysten Ritter) sporting her favorite pair of jeans. Check out the full gallery here!
In other superhero news, The CW released a new promo for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which is set to return on February 12th. In the “War is Coming” promo, it teases “Daddy Darkhest,” the title for the 10th episode of the junior season. Dermott Downs will be directing the episode. You can watch the full promo here!
Syfy released a poster for the Superman prequel Krypton! Set to premiere on Wednesday, March 21st, the series will shed light on a world before the birth of the Man of Steel Clark Kent.
Man of Steel producer David S. Goyer will be headlining the series, while Cameron Welsh (Ash vs. Evil Dead) will serve as showrunner.
You can check out the full gallery of the pilot episode here!
What’s Happening Next Week: Supergirl faces another Worldkiller in “Both Sides” promo.
Purity (Krys Marshall), the second Worldkiller, will cause some trouble for the Danver sisters in the Jess Warn directed episode, titled
“Both Sides Now.” In an attempt to use different interrogation methods in hopes of defeating Reign (Odette Annable), Purity escapes and causes trouble for National City. The all-new episode will air on The CW Monday, February 5th.
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