ICYMI: Bruno Bichir cast in Titans, John Constantine returning to Arrowverse, and more
We’re back again this week with another issue of Superhero After Dark! Did you miss last week’s issue? Then you’re in luck! Check out the news you may have missed here.
John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is returning to the Arrowverse! The character previously appeared in episode 10 of the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, “Daddy Darhkest.” He’ll be appearing next in episode 15, “Necromancing the Stone.”
Hot Topic: Joss Whedon leaves Batgirl and Black Panther breaks records!
Joss Whedon (The Avengers) has decided to step down as the director of Warner Bros./DC Entertainment’s Batgirl. His main reason for leaving was due to not having a story to work with. It’s unclear where the project will be going next, or if development will even continue.
“Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story.”
‒ Joss Whedon
Marvel’s Black Panther opened a little over a week ago to both critical and financial success, and the movie has continued to break records ever since. The movie made almost $220 million during President’s Day weekend. It’s even performed exceptionally well on the African continent itself.
TVAD Writers Room: Roundtable for Black Lightning’s “And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light”
Black Lightning continued this past week with another new episode and gave our roundtable plenty to talk about. “And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light” further developed Jefferson’s (Cress Williams) power-related pains and more. Check out what our roundtable thought of the episode here!
Interviews: Legends of Tomorrow’s Tala Ashe discusses what’s next for Zari, being new on the show, and more!
“It’s always weird, I think, to be the new kid. Especially if you’re sort of an especially awkward person like myself. Everyone was really nice. What I think is wonderful about Legends amongst other things, is that there’s no diva behavior on our set. Everyone’s really kind, and doing their own thing.”
‒ Tala Ashe (Zari)
She also talked about Keiynan Lonsdale’s (Wally West/Kid Flash) move to the show and how his addition has impacted the energy on set. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s third season continues on February 26th on The CW.
Coming Soon: First official look at Candice Patton as speedster, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur in development, Legion season 2 gets premiere date, and more!
The Flash’s Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) is becoming a meta-human! The CW has released the first official look at Iris temporarily becoming a speedster. The episode in question, “Run, Iris, Run,” will air on March 13th.
Jesse Quick (Violett Beane) is heading to Legends of Tomorrow. Before reuniting with Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) on the Waverider, Jesse will first be appearing again on The Flash. She’ll then crossover to Legends in episode 15, “Necromancing the Stone.” Along with the crew of the Waverider, Jesse will also be teaming up Wally and Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp), the Flash of Earth-3.
Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) will also be returning to Legends of Tomorrow this season. While it’s unclear how and why the character will be returning, the cast of Legends was recently seen dressed in Wild West outfits.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs on Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.
Syfy recently released a new trailer for its upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton, which is premiering on March 21. In the trailer, we’re given our first look at the show’s version of Brainiac. Watch the trailer below!
Disney is developing several new shows for its various channels. Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is one such series. The animated series is still in development and it’s unclear which channel it will eventually appear on. Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is centered on a 9-year-old African-American girl and her red dinosaur. Lunella Lafayette uses her super-genius intellect to outsmart the threats she faces.
What’s Happening This Week: Black Lightning episode 6 synopsis and trailer!
The CW’s Black Lightning continues on Tuesday, February 27th with another all-new episode. The new episode is titled “Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder.” Check out the synopsis and trailer for the episode below!
“Jefferson (Cress Williams) is on the hunt for his father’s killer, while Anissa (Nafessa Williams) uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grapples with some difficult choices. Elsewhere, Gambi (James Remar) begs for help from Lynn (Christine Adams). Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.”
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