A few days ago, a trailer for the upcoming DC Comics drama Krypton was leaked online as we got our first look at the new Superman prequel series. Another promo has now made its way online as it’s apparently narrated by one of the main characters of the show, Val-El (Ian McElhinney) who is the father of Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe).
Unless things has changed, this show is set in the DC Extended Universe as executive producer David Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) has stated that it takes place 200 years before the events of Man of Steel. While Krypton hasn’t officially been picked up to series yet, the fact that these promos keep stating that it’s coming this year, might be a strong indicator that Syfy will/has picked it up to series.
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“Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.”
Syfy’s Krypton, starring Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon) as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell (After Hours) as Lyta Zod, Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) as Val-El, Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Daron Vex, Ann Ogbomo (Wonder Woman) as Primus Alura Zod, Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness) as Kem, Wallis Day (The Royals) as Nyssa Vex and Aaron Pierre (Britannia) as Dev-Em, is expected to premiere in the 2017-2018 TV Season.
The project, produced by Warner Horizon Television, comes from executive producers David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy), Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow), Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders). Goyer and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) wrote the pilot which was directed by McCarthy.
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5 Batgirl Stories That Should Shape Joss Whedon’s Film
Well, now that we all know Batgirl will be getting her own movie, directed by Joss Whedon no less, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of film it will be. Yeah, we had a Batgirl in the terrible Batman and Robin movie, but she wasn’t even Barbara Gordon. Gordon is so clearly the most iconic Batgirl it’s ridiculous they thought to make up some other character for the movie.
Don’t worry though, loyal Batgirl fans. It’s already been confirmed Barbara will star in the movie. While there is always room for Whedon to develop his own stories for the character, it’s more likely he will draw from a few different comics to give audiences a well-rounded introduction to the character.
So hit Next to find out more about 5 Batgirl stories Joss Whedon’s DC Extended Universe movie should borrow ideas from.