DC’s NBC ‘Powerless’ hangs up the capes and cowls to show us office life in the comic world, but hasn’t quite figured out which side of that story it wants to be on. Our early review, before the premiere bursts through the wall on February 2.
NBC’s take on DC comedy will make us all Powerless within a week’s time, so you might as well enjoy the first clips. Not only does LexCorp get numerous shoutouts, but Bruce Wayne himself puts in an appearance … over the phone.
We’re still not entirely certain the DC universe is built for serial comedy (any more than it was ultra-grim movies), but NBC’s Powerless is giving ample opportunity to flex that DC connection. See for yourself in a new extended trailer, and details of just how much Batman we can really expect to see in the Wayne Security world.
It’s become increasingly clear how NBC’s Powerless has changed shape to pull in more of the DC universe, moving from an insurance company setting, to a direct division of Bruce Wayne’s. Now, the newest footage attaches yet another Batman connection with Alan Tudyk’s character.
We’ve seen NBC’s DC Comics comedy Powerless take a number of shapes since development, and if you caught some of the early pilot trailers, you’ll barely recognize the final product. Get a look at Wayne Security in a revamped premise trailer for Powerless, ahead of a February premiere.
It’s telling that Rogue One’s best character is a robot.
Alan Tudyk is no stranger to playing non-human characters. From Sonny in 2004’s I, Robot to a scene-stealing rooster in Moana, he’s made a long career out of voice work. But if you think Tudyk’s droid in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just another voiceover gig in a major studio movie, think again.
We’re still on the fence over DC branching out into live-action comedy with NBC’s upcoming Powerless, particularly after a bit of creative trouble, but we finally know when the series will suit up. NBC has selected a February date for the series, along with slots for a Blacklist spinoff, another Chicago and more.
It still remains to be seen if Disney and Marvel’s Big Hero 6 will ever get a second life in theaters, but the upcoming 2017 animated continuation is no slouch when it comes to casting. Not only will stars like Maya Rudolph and Scott Adsit return, so too will Sherlock and The Walking Dead stars join the mix.
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Alan Tudyk lends his delightful voice-acting skills to the role of K-2SO, an Imperial droid that was reprogrammed to help the rebellion. As it turns out, that’s not the only role Tudyk originally had to play in the upcoming anthology film — he also had a live-action meta-cameo of sorts that was ultimately cut from the finished version, and while we might not ever get to see it, Tudyk doesn’t mind sharing the details.