CW Orders “Black Lightning” Adaptation to Series

CW Orders “Black Lightning” Adaptation to Series

The CW is ordering their adaptation of DC Comics‘ Black Lightning to full series, Variety is reporting. The new series would join the CW’s franchise of series starring DC Comics superheroes, joining “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl.” Black Lightning tells the story of Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) an electrically powered former super-hero now working as a teacher. Pierce is called back into his former life to help guide his daughter and battle…

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BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where each week I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Just over a week ago, we reported that Greg Berlanti, the producer behind such popular CW TV super-hero series as “Arrow”, “Supergirl”, “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”, will be producing a new pilot for Fox starring DC’s long-time supporting hero Black Lightning. The series, if picked…

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Berlanti and Co Reportedly Shopping BLACK LIGHTNING TV Series

Berlanti and Co Reportedly Shopping BLACK LIGHTNING TV Series

The end of September will belong to Luke Cage, but DC Entertainment isn’t standing pat in the TV world. According to a report at Deadline, DCTV mastermind Greg Berlanti, the man behind the CW’s expansive lineup of super hero television shows, is actively shopping a new series to networks centered on DC’s Black Lightning. Created in the same era as iconic characters such as Luke Cage and The Falcon at Marvel, Black Lightning was long…

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SUPERGIRL finds its Superman in Tyler Hoechlin

SUPERGIRL finds its Superman in Tyler Hoechlin

It has previously been reported that the second season of Supergirl will see Clark Kent visiting his cousin Kara in National City. While there was a fan petition to get Tom Welling to repeat his role as the legendary farm boy from Smallville, it has now been confirmed that the show’s producers have recruited Tyler Hoechlin to play the iconic superhero. Commenting on the casting in an interview with comicbook.com, Supergirl‘s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said “Greg Berlanti and I have wanted to work with…

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Superhero TV King Greg Berlanti Speaks Out on SCOTUS Controversy

Superhero TV King Greg Berlanti Speaks Out on SCOTUS Controversy

  While comic books fans are busy reveling over the slew of recently released trailers, teasers, and new books, the United States government has been embroiled in conflict. This is no new state of affairs, but the battle du jour is over the President’s choice to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the vacancy on the United States Supreme court. The Republican Party, which stands in opposition to Obama’s choice, has repeatedly declared their intention to…

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First hint at how SUPERGIRL and THE FLASH might cross over

First hint at how SUPERGIRL and THE FLASH might cross over

Following the recent announcement that The Flash would cross into Supergirl‘s world, actor Grant Gustin posted a photo on his Instagram account giving us our first hint into exactly how the crossover would take place. In the photo below, we see the title page for Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Michael Grassi‘s script titled “Worlds Finest”. There is an interesting hint hidden in that title, and that is the usage of the word worlds rather…

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A Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Movie Possibly in Development

A Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Movie Possibly in Development

About a month ago, I said that it was pretty unlikely that we would be getting a Booster Gold movie and man am I glad I was wrong because it sounds like DC might actually be bringing both Booster Gold and his buddy the Blue Beetle to the big screen after all. A report from the Tracking Board states that Warner Bros. is currently developing a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle live-action feature film that will be directed by Greg Berlanti, the…

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Warner Brothers Taps ARROW Showrunner to Bring INFINITE HORIZON to the Big Screen

Warner Brothers Taps ARROW Showrunner to Bring INFINITE HORIZON to the Big Screen

Today Variety’s Justin Kroll reported that veteran Arrow showrunner Greg Berlanti has been tapped by Warner Brother to bring Image Comics’ Infinite Horizon. Originally conceived by either Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto, Infinite Horizon is a modern-day science fiction retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. It tells the classical tale of the nameless warrior attempting to return home at the conclusion of a conflict, only to find himself forced to go through every conceivable mystical obstacle which each…

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More Puzzle Pieces Fall Into Place as DC Announces Low-Budget Features for 2014

More Puzzle Pieces Fall Into Place as DC Announces Low-Budget Features for 2014

Bleeding Cool is reporting that DC Entertainment is looking to mine its extensive library of intellectual property in a big way over the next couple of years. According to Rich Johnston, the site’s head writer: “A series of lower-prominence comic books being turned into relatively lower budget movies. Suicide Squad is one specifically mentioned as only needing a $40 million budget, pre-marketing. Some could be made for as little as $20 million.” [Full Article] Online speculation has…

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