ICYMI: Teaser trailers and premiere dates for FX’s Legion and Marvel’s Luke Cage!
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.
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Hot Topic: Dewanda Wise exits Captain Marvel due to scheduling conflicts and is replaced by Still Star-Crossed’s Lashana Lynch
Dewanda Wise, best known for her role in She’s Gotta Have It, exits Disney’s Captain Marvel due to the show’s scheduling. She’s Gotta Have It was renewed for a second season in January and interferes with Wise’s role in the film.
Guess Who: Annabella Sciorra joins Marvel’s Luke Cage as season two’s villain
Annabella Sciorra, best known for her role in The Sopranos, joins the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage as the villain of season 2. Sciorra will portray Rosalie Carbone, a “dangerous, downtown criminal” who will have ties to Marvel’s The Punisher.
TVAD Writers Room: Our roundtable discusses last week’s episode of The Flash
This week’s episode of The Flash put the one and only Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) at the center, in which she got to suit up! After receiving Barry’s powers, Iris triumphed as a speedster, and our roundtable really enjoyed seeing a speedster Iris!
Rumor Has It: FOX’s chairman Gary Newman talks the potentiality of Gotham’s renewal
“We asked a lot of it this year moving to Thursday nights and I thought it did a pretty good job of opening up that night for us. I feel like Gotham should have a place in our schedule.”
— Gary Newman
Interviews: The Flash’s Candice Patton talks suiting up, Black Lightning’s showrunner Salim Akil talk its importance and more!
Suiting up on The Flash has always been on Candice Patton’s bucket list, and now it’s been checked! Patton gets candid about her experience playing a newly-suited hero, and realizes how important it is for young girls out there to “walk out and feel empowered.”
“It was weird and challenging and fun and interesting all at the same time. It was great — I was glad I got to do that.”
— Candice Patton
Since Black Lightning is one of the first superhero shows that holds a black family at the center, showrunner and producer Salim Akil understands the importance of incorporating real-life issues into the fictional universe:
“I didn’t want to be too fantastical because so many people out there are suffering and I felt like they needed a hero.”
As for lead Cress Williams, he enjoys that Jefferson Pierce is a complex character.
“I love that he is flawed. The old adage goes a lot of times is that villains are the most interesting to play because they’re inherently flawed and but what’s great about Jefferson is that he’s flawed as well and so he’s not just two-dimensional. He’s that three-dimensional being with family ties and his own demons to exercise and so makes him a compelling character.”
— Cress Williams
“It just really feels like a real story because we’re really focusing on stuff that’s happening right now in 2018. I think that that’s something that a lot of the audience can relate to.”
— Olivia Holt
“Tyrone is a kid who starts out kind of with no fear in life at all, you know. He’s a really great kid trying to fit in with his older brothers.”
— Aubrey Joseph
Cloak and Dagger premieres Thursday, June 7 on Freeform.
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