Here is the first look at what Melissa Benoist will be wearing when she appears as the title character in CBS’ upcoming SUPERGIRL pilot. It’s clearly a version of the fighting togs worn by Henry Cavill in Man of Steel.
And I think that’s the point: DC Comics/Warner Bros want to establish a brand, and so they have to have a consistent look. If Supergirl’s uniform were all bright and cheery, that would conflict with the established grim-and-gritty feel of Superman’s look. Let’s just hope that Kara Zoe-El doesn’t go around casually breaking necks whenever it’s convenient, like her cousin.
Ultron is the focus of the newest trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron — with a brief recap of his origin and James Spader using his creepiest voice to lay out the evil AI’s plan to destroy Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Lots to love about this trailer, which its action-packed scenes and intriguing teases — do Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) hook up? Do any of the big guns die? Who wins, Hulk or Iron Man in Hulkbuster armor? (Just so you know, Uncle Joe firmly believes that Hulk should win, but how it plays out on film is anyone’s guess.)
Take a look at this terrific pastiche video that perfectly captures the peculiar flavor of a Wes Anderson film, from the lighting to the mannered acting to the camera angles and the use of music.
The Uncanny X-Men was directed by Patrick H. Willems.
“Yeah, we fight people.”
The executive producer and lead writer of DOCTOR WHO, Steven Moffat, has promised fans that the series will not be remade in any other country, because that would be… well, crazy.
Asked last week at BBC Worldwide Showcase in Liverpool, England, if any foreign TV channels have asked about making their own version of DOCTOR WHO, Moffat said:
If anyone were to ask me, I’d say it’s an absolutely insane idea. You couldn’t have more than one DOCTOR WHO in the world. It would just be dreadful. SHERLOCK [which he also produces] and DOCTOR WHO are both doing rather well, but they couldn’t be more definitively British. They’re obtusely British. They’re about as British as it gets.
I totally agree with this. There is something that’s just… off about DOCTOR WHO that cannot possibly be replicated in America or anywhere else. Something about the worldview of the show is so inimitably British that it cannot be replicated or replaced by flashy effects and more money.
So much bad news these last few weeks — and especially the last few days. Let’s take a moment to smile and laugh with Liam Neeson and Matt Smith.
Yes, that’s Liam from the very first Taken film, and Matt from the DOCTOR WHO story “The Bells of Saint John.”
Here’s a whole bunch of stuff to catch you up on Marvel Entertainment’s new “street-level” superhero small-screen series from Netflix, DAREDEVIL. I’m not very interested in this one; I’m more looking forward to A.K.A. JESSICA JONES and THE DEFENDERS, but this series looks well-done.
Check out these photos from the new issue of Empire magazine, depicting the whole cast in costume.
Matt and Foggy
Matt and Night Nurse
Matt and Karen