One of the most anticipated new series being developed for NBC next season is Constantine, which is based on the popular DC Comics character created by Alan Moore (Watchmen). The pilot episode is about to go into production and is written and produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (TV's Dexter). The pilot will be shot by director Neil Marshall (Doomsday), and feature Matt Ryan (Layer Cake) as the title character, as well as the recently cast Harold Perrineau (Seeking Justice) as Manny, Lucy Griffiths (Winter's Tale) as Liv, and Charles Halford (HBO's True Detective) as Chas.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with David S. Goyer to talk about season two of his Starz series Da Vinci's Demons, and also discussed his work on Constantine. While we will run our interview with Goyer about Da Vinci's Demons closer to the season two premiere, we wanted to let you know now what he had to say about Constantine. The executive producer and writer discussed the pilot, when it will begin shooting, how it will be different from the Keanu Reeves film, sticking closer to the Alan Moore source material, if John Constantine will smoke, Matt Ryan, the rest of the recently cast ensemble, what DC characters might appear on the possible series, pilot director Neil Marshall, and the fact that it will be a VFX heavy show.
Point your peepers at the first image of DC's scarlet speedster as he'll appear on the upcoming television series The Flash.
Warner Bros. Television has unveiled the first photo of Gran Gustin in costume as the superhero, assuaging the concerns of fans with a mask that's very familiar.
Good news for anybody still queasy from Man of Steel and worried about the notion of David S. Goyer adapting source material as tricky as Sandman:
The latest attempt to make a movie out of Neil Gaiman's masterful comic book has a screenwriter whose name doesn't rhyme with Bavid S. Sawyer.
The Constantine pilot has found an actor to play the lead, a comic book character you might recognize as the Hellblazer, DC's resident supernatural sleuth with an ear for a wisecrack and lungs full of tar.
And hey, this actor, Matt Ryan, will sound a whole lot more like his comic book counterpart than Keanu Reeves.
The Batman prequel television series Gotham is casting up in preparation for the pilot, which begins shooting in just weeks.
As we find out more about which familiar DC Comics characters will surround Batman's BFF Jim Gordon in his early days on the GCPD, one of the actors playing a crucial figure in Gordon's development is shedding some light on how the live action show will depict its eponymous city, as well as the conflicts driving the series.
Now that the Gotham pilot has found its Detective Jim Gordon, the Fox series is rounding out its supporting cast of familiar DC Comics characters, from foes like Oswald Cobblepot to friends like Alfred Pennyworth.
Since it was first announced at Comic-Con last year, Batman vs. Superman has been associated with The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller's 1986 opus in which Batman comes out of retirement.
After all, Zack Snyder and Man of Steel gravitas-machine Harry Lennix announced that superhero slugfest with a grizzled quotation straight from Miller's most influential story.
The Batman prequel series has found its lead, casting a familiar television presence to play a pre-commissioner James Gordon on Gotham.
Warner Bros. Television officially announced that Ben McKenzie will star in the pilot episode as Batman's future BFF.
Now that a week has passed since Warner Bros. announced that Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex Luthor in the 2016 Man of Steel sequel, hopefully everybody has calmed down a little.
Hopefully, in a world with no shortage of things getting truly upset about, the choice of an excellent, unexpected actor to play a familiar role is no longer causing aneurysms across fandom.
If some folks still have their pitchforks at the ready, though, hopefully the first rumored nuggets of information on the Luthor we'll meet in Batman vs. Superman give them pause.
Every dog has his day.
And every awful superhero movie gets a tiny little something right.
Okay, maybe not every awful superhero movie. Unless we're talking about the kind of bad that's actually funny, like, say, every moment that Arnold Schwarzenegger is on screen in Batman & Robin, then there are some cinematic spandex-fests that really don't do their subjects justice for even a moment.
But for so many maligned movies based on the exploits of our comic book neon gods, there's some small moment, some goal only briefly achieved, or some performance that really works.
So, for our latest Rogue 10, we here at IAR have compiled a list of ten objectively bad superhero movies that nonetheless have something good or even great within them. It's been said that you can't polish a turd, and we're certainly not looking to polish any of these turds, but we also believe that sometimes, very rarely, a turd can have a diamond somewhere inside.