With “Arrow” set to premiere on the network soon, the CW is planning another “early take” on a DC heroine – Wonder Woman.
The network is planning “Amazon”, to be written by Allan Heinberg, who has written Wonder Woman in the comics and is also the co-creator of Marvel’s “Young Avengers”.
The series would be very much what “Smallville” is to Superman and what “Arrow” is to Green Arrow – an origin of a DC character with many of the iconic traits removed initially to show viewers how the character got to the point that fans identify with. The show has only had a script ordered and has not been greenlit as of yet.
It’s interesting to note that the CW passed on David E Kelley’s proposed “Wonder Woman” television revival just last year. That series would have starred Adrianne Palicki as a Los Angeles corporate executive who balances life as a crimefighter. That series failed to find a home at any network, which ultimately led Warner Bros. to shut down the series. (Click link to read more)
via The CW Planning Wonder Woman Series – Orlando Comic Books | Examiner.com.
A jury will hear the dispute over whether the creators and executive producers of TVs Smallville were robbed of profits by Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the long-running series.OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDSSmallville Reunion: EPs Join CWs Beauty and the Beast ExclusiveSmallville Lawsuit: New Claim Alleges Warner Bros. Paid Itself for Superman Rights ExclusiveSmallville Gets 11th Season — In Comic FormEmmys: How Entourage, Smallville Writers Tackled Their Series Finales‘Smallville’: Why We Didn’t See Tom Welling in the SuitRead the Judges Ruling HereMiles Millar and Alfred Gough and series co-producer Tollin/Robbins Productions are suing WBTV for allegedly making sweetheart license-fee deals for Smallville with sister companies WB Network and then The CW. The case concerns “vertical integration,” an important topic now that many networks are producing content in-house.
via Judge Sends Smallville Vertical Integration Lawsuit to Trial – Hollywood Reporter.
Look up in the sky! It’s an actual bird. And there’s an actual plane! And there’s a hooded figure jumping from one rooftop to another! Seems plausible? That’s because in the world of The CW’s Arrow, everything – even Oliver Queen’s trick arrows – is grounded in a reality unlike anything viewers have seen on a superhero series before.
12 things Arrow can learn from Smallville, Buffy and more!
Let’s just start off by shooing the metaphorical elephant out of the room: Arrow is not the new Smallville. Sure, both Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Clark Kent are members of the Justice League, but the similarities between these shows end there. While Smallville focused on an alien on a path to becoming the world’s savior, Arrow is set on a less epic scale, following the exploits of a wealthy playboy who was stranded on a deserted island for five years where he honed his archery skills to survive, birthing his alter ego, Arrow. Upon his return to civilization, Arrow will attempt to clean up Starling City while trying to get redemption for his (and his family’s) mistakes. (click on link to read more)
via Arrow Bosses: We’re Taking the Super Out of Superhero – seattlepi.com.
Hey, it’s security guard George! (Anyone? Anyone? C’mon Smallville fans…)
EW had learned exclusively that Mike Dopud has booked a recurring role on ABC’s upcoming midseason soap, Mistresses. The actor will play Olivier, a good-looking European who buys Josslyn’s (Jes Macallan) real estate firm. (click on link to read more)
via ‘Smallville’ alum books ‘Mistresses’ role | Inside TV | EW.com.
He may not be Clark Kent, but Beauty and the Beast’s titular beast is another form of Superman – especially considering Smallville bosses Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson are helping to shape him.
Beauty and the Beast bosses defend beast’s beauty
In The CW’s Beauty and the Beast remake, from Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper, Jay Ryan stars as Vincent Keller, a doctor-turned-soldier who was transformed into a beast after a faulty military medical experiment. Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk plays his beauty, Catherine Chandler, a cop who’s driven by revenge after the her mother’s death, which was possibly connected to the shady company behind Vincent’s accident. (click on the link to read more)
via Smallville Bosses Shape a New Breed of “Superman” in Beauty and the Beast – seattlepi.com.
Great news! One of our favorite cohorts of Clark Kent is joining “The Hunger Games” franchise.
Alan Ritchson, who played Arthur Curry A.K.A. Aquaman on “Smallville,” has been cast in the sequel “Catching Fire” as Gloss, a tribute from District 1.
“Catching Fire” sees Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) returning to the Hunger Games arena for a special Quarter Quell Games. In a twist, the Capitol has decided to populate the arena with previous victors, choosing tributes only from each district’s pool of former winners. Ritchson’s character, Gloss, is a career tribute who knew — and likely mentored — the tributes Marvel and Glimmer, who were killed in the first film. (click on link to read more.)
via ‘Smallville’s’ Alan Ritchson joins ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ as Gloss – Zap2it.
Turns out Smallville may be real after all. Superman’s fictional home on our planet has some suspicious similarities to the town of Hutchinson, Kan. There’s now an active Facebook campaign to rename Hutchinson as Smallville.
The campaign has culled facts from various Superman sources, including graphic novels, comic books, and the “Smallville” TV series, to find ways Hutchinson statistically matches up.
Here are some of the overlaps. Smallville is on the Arkansas River. So is Hutchinson. Smallville has a population of 45,000 people. Hutchinson has 42,080. They are both located in agricultural areas. The nearest big city for each is about three hours away (Metropolis for Smallville and Kansas City for Hutchinson). (click on link to read more)
via Campaign aims to turn Kansas town into real Smallville | Crave – CNET.