Welcome to another installment of Heroic Highlights! This week, we've got news related to the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie, the next Game of Thrones season, and the ever growing Marvel and DC live-action universes! First off, let's get started with some cool news from all across the world of geekdom!
[WARNING: Spoiler Throughout This Article. Read With Caution!]
Two members of Rick's group will be crossing paths with "The Kingdom" in The Walking Dead Season 7. Get the details HERE!
Want an epic Suicide Squad-inspired Harley Quinn figurine? Find out where you can get one HERE!
Want to know how and when you can binge every single episode of Smallville? Find out HERE!
Jumanji just added an actor that many people may remember from their childhood. Find out who HERE!
The new Transformers movie features a plot involving mini-Dinobots and a certain WWII dictator. Get the details HERE!
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The Caped Crusader Is Headed To NYCC!
WB may be keeping a lot of their focus on the live-action DC Extended Universe, but they aren't slacking in the animation department in the slightest. One of their upcoming animated films is Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader, based on the 1960's Adam West version of Batman. Get the details on Return of the Caped Crusader's NYCC screening HERE!
The Cultural Significance Of Black Panther!
Black Panther is much more than just a superhero, he's an icon. Not only he is one of the richest and most powerful characters n the Marvel universe, but his status as a powerful and intelligent African-American comic book character is a symbol of hope for many. Read what TWD and Black Panther actress Danai Gurira has to say about the cultural significance of Black Panther HERE!
Michael Fassbender Rides In 'Assassin's Creed' Set Image!
Shortly after an interview with the film's director, Total Film Magazine released an image from the set of Assassin's Creed! The image, shown above, features Michael Fassbender's character, Callum Lynch, riding a stallion. Read more on the image, and the magazine its featured in HERE! That isn't the only new image to surface from Assassin's Creed however. Check out some more new images HERE!
Daniel Radcliffe Wants A 'Game of Thrones' Role!
He may be done as the"Boy Who Lived", but Daniel Radcliffe isn't finished with the fantasy genre. The Harry Potter actor recently expressed his interest in appearing on the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, before it ends. Read more about Radcliffe's Game of Thrones dream role HERE!
Alpha-5 Is Coming To The 'Power Rangers' Reboot!
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot is set to release in theaters next year. It's recently been confirmed that the Rangers will in fact have their trusty robot friend, Alpha-5, by their side. That's not really surprising. However, what is surprising is who will be portraying him. Find out who HERE!
The Suicide Squad Album Just Achieved A Huge Milestone!
Did you like Suicide Squad? Did you listen to the album? It's got a good mix of rock and hip-hop, creating a style that matches perfectly with that of the movie. While the Suicide Squad movie is making a ton of money in the box office, the album just reached quite the milestone. Get the details HERE!
Fans Want Shia Labeouf For Red Hood!
There's a good chance that Red Hood will be coming to the DCEU. If the former Robin does show up in live-action form, a lot of fans are rooting for Shia Labeouf to portray him. Read the full story HERE!
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Wonder which team Luke Cage would have sided with in Captain America: Civil War? Mike Colter reveals if is character is on Team Cap or Team Iron Man HERE!
Speaking of Captain America: Civil War, were you expecting one of the Avengers to meet their demise by the end of the film? Well, as it turns out, that was almost the plan. Find out who the Russo Brothers considered killing off HERE!
Usually, the songs featured in superhero movies like the ones from Marvel and DC are kept in the background. Now, their being brought to the forefront! Get the details on the live performance of the Luke Cage soundtrack HERE!
Even though the MCU is connected, Marvel has to truly connect the lines separating the movie, TV, and Netflix sections of their universe. Well, if recent comments by Jeph Loeb are any indication, that may change very soon. Find out which Netflix/Marvel character might be coming to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D HERE!
The MCU is finally starting to delve into the more mystical and supernatural side of the Marvel universe. With characters like Doctor Strange and Iron Fist debuting, it's possible that another mystical Marvel character will make an appearance in the future. Get the details on Mephisto's possible MCU appearance HERE!
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Laurel Lance may currently be deceased in the Flarrowverse, but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of the Black Canary! Get the details on when we'll see her next HERE!
Laurel isn't the only ghost from Oliver Queen's past returning. Find out which deceased member of the Queen family is coming back HERE!
When Flash returns for its third season, it's going to feature a pretty big reveal for Iris West. Find out more HERE!
Kevin Smith is very excited for his upcoming Flash episode, and you should be too! Read what the director has to say about his Flash Season 3 episode, and its apparent huge implications for the entire DCTV universe, HERE!
The Flash has had a few love interests throughout the show, such as Patty Spivot, the badass rooky cop who left near the end of season 2. However, we may be seeing Patty again as soon as season 3! Read the full story HERE!
Speaking of Flash season 3, you can check out the new trailer below. It features Wally West in his Kid Flash costume, as well as the Flash villain The Rival!
We've also got a new Gotham promo from FOX, featuring Maggie Geha the all new, adult Poison Ivy. Check it out:
Ivy won't be the only iconic Batman villain to appear in Gotham Season 3. As the season goes on, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have to deal with characters like Killer Croc, Hugo Strange, and possibly even a revived Jerome. Now it seems that another member of Batman's rogues gallery, Man-Bat, might have secretly made his debut during the Gotham Season 3 premiere! Read the full story HERE!
DC's Legends of Tomorrow is heading into its second season next month. To promote the upcoming season, a new poster (seen above) has been released. It's got a very "spy movie" feel to it, perhaps because the show itself has a lot of spy genre elements in it.
Besides a poster, we've also got an official synopsis for the first episode of Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, as well as the official synopsis for episodes of other DCTV shows!
DC's Legends of Tomorrow 2.01 Synopsis:
“DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
“Out of Time” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
LOST AND FOUND — GUEST STARRING STEPHEN AMELL — After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the exposure of the corrupt Time Masters, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action. After making a shocking discovery, Nate seeks out Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in finding the scattered Legends. Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. Their first stop is 1942 to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) notices that Sara (Caity Lotz) has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough). Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh also star. Dermot Downs directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak (#201). Original airdate 10/13/2016.”
Arrow 5.02 Synopsis:
“The Recruits” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
SUIT UP — Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis (Echo Kellum), Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin). Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues. James Bamford directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz (#502). Original airdate 10/12/2016.”
The Flash 3.02 Synopsis:
“Paradox”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE AFTERMATH — Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert (Tom Felton) and is surprised by Julian’s immediate disdain for Barry. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#302). Original airdate 10/11/2016.”
Supergirl 2.01 Synopsis:
“The Adventures of Supergirl”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE CW HAS A NEW HERO AND SHE’S BRINGING SUPERMAN WITH HER — When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex (Chyler Leigh) feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank (David Harewood) and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Jessica Queller (#201). Original airdate 10/10/2016.”
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