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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

See The First Image Of Cress Williams As Black Lightning

DC Entertainment has released the first official image of actor Cress Williams suited up as the classic superhero Black Lightning. Williams is the next hero set to join the ever expanding DC TV Universe over on The CW - a universe that already includes such hit series as Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow respectively.

The Black Lightning costume was designed by Laura Jean Shannon, whose film and television credits include the upcoming Jumanji sequel, The Jungle Book, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Blade: Trinity and Iron Man, for which she was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award.

The first African-American DC super hero to have his own standalone comic title, the character of Black Lightning was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977. The television adaptation tells the tale of a father drawn reluctantly back into the super hero game.

"I knew way too much about the world as a young boy growing up in Richmond, California," says Black Lightning executive producer, writer and Director, Salim Akil.  "I was no stranger to violence, death, hopelessness or the feeling that no one cared about what was happening in my life."

"Comics were a great way for me to escape. I was about 13 when Black Lightning was created, and finally there was a Black Super Hero that gave a damn about our neighborhood and our lives."

"Resurrecting him at a time in our society when a sense of hope is lacking...Black Lightning will be that hope. And in updating the suit, it will signal to a new generation that it’s time to harness and release our power, and become our own Super Heroes."

Black Lightning is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia. The pilot recently found a new home over on The CW after it was passed over by Fox, who picked it up last fall.

Joining Cress Williams in the Black Lightning pilot are China Anne McClain as Anissa Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Jennifer Pierce, and Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart.

Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter are executive producers of Black Lightning, from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Salim Akil is directing the pilot from a script he wrote.

Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend — Black Lightning.

What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?

Source: DC Entertainment

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Head For The Stars With The New Valerian Trailer

The second trailer for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets has arrived. Directed by Luc Besson, the film is based off of the classic European graphic novel series, and follows a pair of government operatives for the human territories who are charged with maintaining peace and order throughout the universe.

The operatives head for the intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe - under threat from within.

Check out the mind-blowing trailer posted in the player below...

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens in theatres on July 21.

Source: Movieclips Trailers
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Telltale's Guardians Of The Galaxy Arrives In April

Mark your calendars, Marvelites!

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1 - "Tangled Up in Blue"  will be available to play on Tuesday, April 18th.

The first of five playable episodes arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android-based devices for $4.99 USD in just a few short weeks. A Season Pass will also be made available, which will arrive in North America on May 2nd, and internationally on May 5th.

Telltale has also revealed that the Mad Titan Thanos will be making an appearance in the new title. Also, be sure to keep your eyes open for a brand new trailer this Thursday at 9am!

Are you ready to get hooked on Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series?

Source: IGN

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Oliver Is Broken In Newest Arrow Featurette

Oliver emerged bruised and broken at the end of last week's brutal episode of Arrow, and tonight he decides it's time to call on some old friends to help him in his crusade to take down Prometheus.

In the new featurette posted below, actors Stephen Amell and David Ramsey preview what's in store for Oliver and his team in tonight's all-new episode, entitled Disbanded.

And, if that's not enough for you, be sure to check out a new clip from the episode. Watch as Diggle rallies Team Arrow and reminds them that they still have a job to do - even without Ollie...

Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are shocked by Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus (Josh Segarra). Concerned the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix.

Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Rick Gonzalez, Josh Segarra, and David Nykl, Arrow returns with an all-new episode tonight at 8pm.

Source: The CW Television Network

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Funko Rolls Out The Batman 66' Batmobile

First showcased at New York Toy Fair last month, Funko will be releasing an exciting line of 3.75" action figures based off of the classic Batman television series from 1966.

Included in this new line will be an 11" Batmobile complete with 3.75" action figures of Adam West's Batman and Burt Ward's Robin. Each figure will feature nine points of articulation, while the iconic George Burris designed Batmobile, created using  a Lincoln Futura concept car, will be the first ever vehicle released by Funko to feature rolling wheels!

Check it out below...

The Funko Batman 66' Batmobile rolls out in May 2017, and is sure to be a must-own for any fan of the classic television series.

Source: Funko

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Multiverse 101: Who Is Abra Kadabra?

Last night on The Flash, a new villain from the 64th Century popped over to Central City and began stealing all sorts of mysterious tech. Calling himself Abra Kadabra, he claimed to have had a long-standing relationship with The Flash and even went so far as to tease that he knew the true identity of the speedster god known as Savitar.

Just who is this mystical magician from the future? Who is Abra Kadabra?

Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, Abra Kadabra first appeared in the pages of The Flash #128 back in May 1962. The character comes from the 64th century, at a time when science has made stage magic obsolete. Desiring a career as a stage magician, Abra steals a time machine and begins searching for an audience worth entertaining. It isn't long before he clashes with The Scarlet Speedster. When Barry Allen arrives to stop one of his crimes, Abra uses a special hypnotic device that forces The Flash to clap uncontrollably, thus allowing the time-traveler to escape. Realizing that his magic is being overlooked, Abra decides to involve himself in important historical events and starts causing all kinds of problems. Eventually, he is captured by The Flash and thrown into prison. Not long after, Abra uses a special device to hypnotize the Governor, who lets him out of jail.

Over the course of his time in DC Comics, Abra has made life difficult for Barry Allen on more than one occasion. The time-traveler has used his futuristic technology to send The Flash into space, and was even successful in transforming The Fastest Man Alive into a wooden puppet. However, each time Abra has been defeated.

In one of his many confrontations with Barry Allen, Abra Kadabra's technology is damaged. This causes the villain's body to become insubstantial, however he is soon able to return his body to normal. Shortly after, Abra is captured by a bounty hunter by the name of Peregrine, and returned to his native century to serve a death sentence.

Before he can be executed however, Abra is rescued by The Flash.  

Abra Kadabra eventually returns to the 21st Century and tricks five rogues into selling their souls to Neron so he can gain genuine magical powers. He then kidnaps Linda Park, the girlfriend of Wally West, during their wedding and ends up erasing her from history. However, with some help from Walter West, Wally's counterpart from an alternate dimension, Abra is defeated once again and Linda restored to her proper place in time.

During the events of Infinite Crisis, Abra becomes a member of the Secret Society Of Super Villains. A year later, he is approached, along with several other villains, by Inertia who claims to have a plan to kill The Flash - then Bart Allen. Though Inertia is eventually defeated, Abra and his fellow villains end up beating Bart to death.

Abra has shown up in DC Universe: Rebirth, where he makes all kinds of trouble for the Teen Titans. The character was last seen being attacked by Professor Zoom in The Flash: Rebirth. 

A rather unique villain, that's for sure!

The DC TV version is currently in the hands of the relentless Collector known as Gipsy, making his way back to Earth-19 to serve up a death sentence. Could this be the last time we see Abra Kadabra on the small screen, or will Barry be rescuing the time-traveling showman before time runs out?

Only time will tell!

Until next time, Infinite Earths fans!

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New War For The Planet Of The Apes Teaser Drops

A new trailer for Matt Reeves' War For The Planet Of The Apes arrives tomorrow, and 20th Century Fox has released a brief teaser to keep fans in expectation! Check it out in the player below...

In ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Starring Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Ty Olsson, Chad Rook and Gabriel Chavarria, War For The Planet Of The Apes conquerors theaters on July 14th, 2017.

Source: 20th Century Fox

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