The CW’s Arrow has broadened its horizons quite a bit, to begin Season 1 as a loose Batman Begins homage, then spread to superpowers and magic over the next few seasons, though most fans have called for a return to the series’ roots. So it is with Season 5, as producers promise an end to any magical big bads, and a return to the gritty side of superheroes.
The Flash Season 3 already raised a multiverse of questions by its big “Flashpoint” twist, not the least of which was another speedster glimpsed on set against Wally West. Most presumed that actor Todd Lasance was behind the “Savitar” role teased as our new big bad, but fresh footage and intel clarifies Barry’s new “Rival.”
As Marvel nears its full-blown Defenders teamup, we’ve started to see more and more crossover of supporting characters in the individual series. No one personifies that better than Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple, but according to a recent quote from Daredevil star Charlie Cox, we may already have seen the events of Season 2 crossing over with Luke Cage, and not even realized.
Set photos — both official and otherwise — from the set of Thor: Ragnarok continue to hit the internet, and the latest batch feature the return of another familiar face, though he’s not looking quite how you remember him. With most of Ragnarok taking place in Asgard and its various unearthly realms, it’s kind of surprising to see Anthony Hopkins in costume on the streets of New York City, looking like he’s in need of some spare change. (And a change of clothes. And a shower.)
First one Jessica Jones star joins the Arrow-verse, and now a second heads over to FOX’s Gotham. New Season 3 set photos appear to place Kilgrave victim Kieran Mulcare in a mysterious role, but as whom? Proto-Solomon Grundy, perhaps?
It won’t be too much longer (November, to be exact) before we see the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but to help tide you over, James Gunn has debuted some new concept art — okay, concept art isn’t a trailer, but this particular image does offer a sneak peek at a particularly ferocious new alien villain battling the core Guardians crew, including a ridiculously adorable Baby Groot.
The Wolverine 3 marks the ninth time Hugh Jackman has played the iconic X-Men character on the big screen, and as he’s long promised, the upcoming film will also be his last in the series. But as production wraps on James Mangold’s untitled Wolverine sequel, it looks like the X-franchise isn’t the only thing Jackman is bidding farewell to — he’s also saying goodbye to Logan’s signature facial scruff.
There’s a long road between here and Marvel’s Netflix Defenders, let alone a third season of Daredevil, but one has to wonder how the Man Without Fear fares under a team dynamic. Even better, Charlie Cox teases that Matt Murdock will come out of The Defenders a changed man, picking up a few team lessons as he heads into Season 3.
Is Chris Hemsworth’s Thor looking for a new primary care physician? Probably not, but he might be looking for a certain doctor.
We’re just over a month from Netflix’s long-awaited Luke Cage premiere, and if any one character has fans more excited for the big man himself, it’s Simone Missick’s Misty Knight. The Marvel hero in her own right made sparse appearances in the trailer and photos, but gets full spotlight in a new still from the coming premiere.