CBS has released these new images and a plot summary for the second episode of SUPERGIRL, “Stronger Together,” airing tomorrow, Nov. 2.
Here’s the official episode synopsis:
When Kara’s attempts to help National City don’t go according to plan, she must put aside the doubts that she — and the city’s media — has about her abilities in order to capture an escapee from the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz. Also, Cat pressures James to use his connection to Superman to get her an interview with Supergirl.
The episode marks the show’s debut in its regular time slot, 8 p.m. Mondays.
Don’t look now, but yet another 1980s TV series is being adapted for the big screen, and this time it’s THE EQUALIZER, the show about former government agent Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) who helped people in dire straights equalize the odds. This movie promises to… change the way you look at wine forever?
The update stars Denzel Washington as a former black ops commando who faked his own death and lives quietly in Boston. But when a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) finds herself in trouble, McCall comes out of retirement to rescue her and face down the Russian mob. The update reteams star Washington with director Antoine Fuqua, who guided the intense actor to an Oscar for 2001’s Training Day.
When Grant Gustin (GLEE) makes his costumed debut as DC Comics’ Flash, “the fastest man alive,” in THE FLASH, the live-action pilot ordered by The CW, this is what he will be wearing.
From the neck up, it looks similar to the usual Flash costume, though the red is much darker, and the material looks leathery — which does not thrill me because it reminds me of the dreaded Daredevil movie! Ugh. The lightning bolts on the ears are a marked change from the wings Flash sports on the comics page.
The super duds were designed by Colleen Atwood, who won Oscars for Alice in Wonderland (2011), Memoirs of a Geisha (2006) and Chicago (2003), so she knows her stuff! And it least it looks nothing like the abomination that was Green Lantern’s costume back in 2010. Or even Wonder Woman’s fighting togs in her abortive new TV pilot — or even her comic book redesign.
It may not be surprising to learn that — at least initially — series eight of DOCTOR WHO is taking a decidedly darker turn; after all, the first two, template-setting episodes are being directed by Ben Wheatley, who is probably best known for the black-and-white horror film A Field in England.
However, the change in tone is not his fault; the darkness was always there, he insists, telling io9:
“DOCTOR WHO is pretty dark, I think. Generally it’s dark; it’s always been dark, even in the more modern ones. If you look at the Tom Baker stuff, it’s especially dark. When he leaves Leela — who’s a very beloved assistant — he just laughs after it. There’s none of the [breaking down and crying]. He just laughs, and “on to the next one,” you know. It’s a bonkers show. It’s a monster. To have a unity that runs eight years [of the new series]… it’s pretty crazy. They’ve done everything, they’ve tried all sorts of stuff. It seems to me the episodes that we’re doing now seem more like classic Who. We’re going back to that style.”
This video clip features the producers and several stars of THE WALKING DEAD talking about the new status quo and the challenges facing the survivors of the prison when the fourth season picks up again in just a few weeks.
It looks like our friends are widely scattered and mostly alone — however, Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) are still together. How will Beth (Emily Kinney) handle being alone for the first time? It seems a little surprising that Michonne (Danai Gurira) seems to be having trouble being alone again. Did she become too domesticated at the prison?
THE WALKING DEAD returns Sunday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. on AMC.
The Waters of Mars
It’s hardly surprising that we know next to nothing about DOCTOR WHO series eight — which just started shooting for a probably fall debut — but at least we know something about Peter Capaldi‘s debut season as the 12th Doctor.
For instance, while executive producer Steven Moffat has written the premiere episode, the follow-up is being written by Phil Ford, who, while he does have some experience with the Time Lord — he penned “The Waters of Mars” for the 10th Doctor — has much more experience writing a bunch of THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES and an episode of TORCHWOOD. Still, fresh blood for a fresh Doctor, eh? Ford would offer only the barest of bare-bones hints about his story: “Behind enemy lines.”
I found a handful of teaser images from Captain America: The Winter Soldier that I hadn’t shared yet, so here they are:
Cap and the Falcon leap into action!
Next time, send more men!
Jet vs. Cap
A helicarrier takes off!
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo
Look for CA:TWS in theaters April 4.
The first official image of Peter Capaldi filming series eight of DOCTOR WHO — a clearly staged publicity photo with co-star Jenna Coleman — was released Today by the BBC, proving that work has begun on the new season in Cardiff, Wales, at last.
“New job, first day, slightly nervous,” the BBC quoted Capaldi as saying. “Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”
Executive producer Steven Moffat teased: “First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.”
Since the 12th Doctor is clearly still wearing the 11th Doctor’s costume, this shot must have been taken during the production of the first story, before the new Doctor has chosen his own outfit.
Joining the new Doctor will be a trio of familiar faces — but you’ll have to follow the jump to see who they are. SPOILERS!
Steve Rogers and his heroic alter ego, Captain America, will be seen struggling to adapt to the 21st century in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
It seems that Cap didn’t have time for much angst in The Avengers, so his reflection time will come in this sequel.
Chris Evans talked to Empire magazine about Steve/Cap’s soul-searching:
“In The Avengers we had so many characters you have to address, you don’t really have time to sit with any single one. In this movie there’s a lot going on for Steve. He’s trying to acclimatize to the modern world. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s about trying to find how he fits. He’s a man from the 1940s. He’s just woken up. For everybody else, it’s been a slow burn to get to where we are in 2014. But for him, suddenly there’s the internet, cellphones and The Patriot Act. The technology’s new to him and so is the access the government has to that technology.
Marvel Studios released what it’s calling the first official photo of the title characters from James Gunn’s upcoming would-be summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy — and the (mostly) live-action image is almost identical to pre-production artwork that was released quite a while ago: The ragtag team captured by the interstellar police force, the Nova Corps.
The characters all look pretty good, and using the police lineup theme instantly makes one think of the classic caper movie The Usual Suspects, and suggests that these Guardians are supposed to be similarly likeable rogues. Only with a raccoon. And a tree.
I’m not happy that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) isn’t wearing his Star-Lord uniform (any of the numerous versions would have done), but of course Gamora (Zoe Salanda) and Drax (Dave Bautista) could not wear their highly impractical comic book uniforms onscreen.