We now have our first look at Brandon Routh is suited up as Kingdom Come Superman from 1996 in this first-look photo from The CW. Routh who starred in SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006) is back in the cape once again as a greying older version of the Man of Steel for The CW’s upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event.
The different iteration of the symbol on his chest is that of the the compromised, world-weary version introduced in the landmark DC Comics saga KINGDOM COME . Routh will portray both Clark Kent and Superman along with still portraying Ray Palmer/The Atom on DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW in the annual CW Arrowverse crossover event.
Routh won’t be the only one flying up in the skies like a bird, like a plane, SMALLVILLE star Tom Welling as well as Tyler Hoechlin, who has been the Superman for the Arrowverse shows on The CW since being introduced in SUPERGIRL.
We are quickly approaching the 5th season of SUPERGIRL on The CW. It has alreasy been revealed that the girl of steel (Melissa Benoist) will face multiple villains this season and we now know who that first one will be and who will be portraying them.
Jennifer Cheon Garcia (Van Helsing) will suit-up as Midnight, who is described as “the physical manifestation of darkness” and “a murderous villain released from an otherworldly prison to enact revenge against the person who put her there.” as first reported by Variety. Now more than likey this will be a take on minor cybernetic villain M1dn1ght the comics, but it is not specified.
It was also revealed at SDCC that Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair have also joined the cast as Andrea Rojas (a.k.a. Acrata) and William Dey, respectively.
SUPERGIRL Season 5 premiers on Sunday, October 6 at 9/8c.
Since its inception first on CBS then over to the CW, we have seen Melissa Benoist as the titular character don the classic Supergirl uniform on the shirt. We saw a variation in the CRISIS ON EARTH X crossover where as Overgirl it was still the same outfit just a different color scheme.
Well during a chat with director Kevin Smith at Twitch Prime’s Apex Legends Crown Cup, the SUPERGIRL star confirmed Kara Danvers will receive a new costume when she returns to the small screen this fall. And now we have our first look at the costume.
As you can see Supergirl’s new costume more directly resembles Superman’s in being the full on suit with her in pants instead of the skirt. Now as Kevin Smith and Melissa Benoist in the interview, this design change didn’t come out of the blue. After all, even the most recent season of show poked some fun at the impracticality of fighting in a skirt when Red Daughter mocked Kara’s outfit during one of their confrontations.
Oh yeah we have to take note to the bangs in the photo as well.
It is less than a month away until the 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic Con is upon us. One of the notable things will be the heavy WBTV presence throughout Ballroom 20. With that one of the focuses will be be that of the CW’s Arrowverse.
The reason for this is not only will it be the eighth and final season of ARROW but also is the mega CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover. This will bring together BATWOMAN, ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and no one is sure yet if BLACK LIGHTNING will fall into the fray.
We dont know fully what to expect yet in regards to the crossover or their respective shows but it seems as though we may have a bit of a tease from Arrowverse executive consultant and former ARROW showrunner Marc Guggenheim. Guggenheim took to Twitter to tease of the potential Crisis-size announcement.
The CW has finally unveiled its fall premiere slate for the upcoming 2019/2020 television season, and it’s shaping to be a big October as the network prepares to bid farewell to one of its flagship superhero series while launching a brand new show set in Gotham City.
The Ruby Rose-fronted Batwoman will host its series premiere on Sunday, October 6th at 8 pm, followed by the fifth season premiere of the Melissa Benoist-led Supergirl at 9 pm. Then, The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, returns two days later on Tuesday, October 8th.
The ten-episode final season of the Stephen Amell-led Arrow debuts the following week on Tuesday, October 15th at 9 pm and finally, Cress Williams’ Black Lightning returns for its third season on Monday, Oct 21 at 9 pm.
The CW is saving DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season four for midseason.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
8 pm Batwoman (series premiere)
9 pm Supergirl (season premiere)
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
8 pm The Flash (season premiere)
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
8 pm The Flash (new episode)
9 pm Arrow (season premiere)
MONDAY, OCT. 21
8 pm All American (new episode)
9 pm Black Lightning (season premiere)
Even as production on season two of TITANS on the DC Universe is well underway we are still getting new and exciting casting news. Mercy Graves is coming to the superhero show and she will be played by DOCTOR WHO alum, Natalie Gumede. Graves is known as the formidable bodyguard and ruthless righthand to evil genius and megalomaniac, Lex Luthor.
The news which was first broken by Deadline says that Gumede is best known for her portrayal of Ashley in the Doctor Who Christmas Special in 2014 and more recently the 10-part Jekyll & Hyde series on ITV as the head of the criminal underworld in 1930s London.
The official character bio from the show’s producers: “Mercy Graves is the ruthless, cunning, right hand and bodyguard to the notorious Lex Luthor – serving her boss with unquestioned loyalty. Her connection to the Luthors runs deep, as Mercy has been a friend of the family and in Lex’s life since they were young.”
The characater of Mercy Graves was also seen on this recents episode of SUPERGIRL on the CW by Rhona Mitra. Now its wondering who will possibly be portraying Lex Luthor.
What are your thoughts and who do you hope to see as Lex in the series?
It had been revealed that the 4th season of Supergirl on The CW would finally bring in the villainous Lex Luthor after much talk of his name and having his mother and sister Lillian and Lena Luthor respectively in the series. Now we know how will portray the man known as Superman’s greatest for. That man is former Two and A Half Men star, Jon Cryer.
Cryer will be a recurring character on the series and will.make his debut in the 15th episode of this season. A season which has mirrored the current political landscape involving discussions on freedom of the press, immigration, hate and racism and much more.
Cryer is no stranger to the superman universe. In the 1987 film Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, Cryer played Lenny Luthor, nephew to Lex Luthor who was portrayed by Gene Hackman.