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GOTHAM: Sean Pertwee chats Season 4 and all things Alfred – Exclusive Interview

Sean Pertwee in GOTHAM - Season 4 | ©2017 Fox/Tommy Garcia

On Fox Network’s GOTHAM, now on Thursday night in its fourth season, Sean Pertwee plays Alfred Pennyworth. Alfred, as anyone who knows anything about Batman is aware, is the unquestionably loyal butler and guardian to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), who is steadily becoming more invested in crime-fighting, though he has not yet become the Caped Crusader. GOTHAM unsurprisingly has a cult following. Pertwee came to the series already accustomed to to the concept of fandom. Not only has the London-born actor appeared in a number of projects that have developed their own admirers – the films DOG SOLDIERS, EVENT HORIZON […]Read On »

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BLINDSPOT: Executive Producer Greg Berlanti talks Season 3 – interview

Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe in BLINDSPOT | © 2018 NBC

Greg Berlanti is known to fans of DC Comic TV series as one of the guiding forces behind The CW’s slate of superhero shows (ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and BLACK LIGHTNING, all announced as renewed for next season). He’s also an executive producer on the CW’s RIVERDALE (adapted from DC Comics’s ARCHIE) and on ABC’s new stage illusionist procedural DECEPTION and wrote and directed the just-released romantic comedy feature LOVE, SIMON. However, some people don’t know that Berlanti is also one of the executive producers on BLINDSPOT, the NBC thriller now in its third season on Wednesday […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Alexander Siddig talks the return of Ra al Ghul – exclusive interview

Alexander Siddig as Ra al Ghul in GOTHAM | © 2018 Tommy Garcia/FOX

In Season 4 of GOTHAM, Thursday nights on Fox, it appeared that young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) had killed Alexander Siddig’s character, the enigmatic and nefarious Ra’s al Ghul. However, this is GOTHAM, where the dead don’t always stay dead. Moreover, Siddig remains in the opening credits and has appeared in previews for future episodes, so it seems Ra’s isn’t done tormenting the future Batman just yet. The Sudan-born, English-educated Siddig has major genre cred. Siddig spent seven years as Dr. Julian Bashir in STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. Other genre work includes REIGN OF FIRE (dragons), PRIMEVAL (dinosaurs), the […]Read On »

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BLACK LIGHTNING: Actor Damon Gupton talks the new CW superhero series – exclusive interview

The poster for BLACK LIGHTING | © 2018 The CW

BLACK LIGHTNING is The CW’s latest series based on a D.C. Comics property. The new Tuesday-night drama shares an executive producer, Greg Berlanti, with the other D.C. adaptations, but BLACK LIGHTNING, developed for television by Berlanti’s fellow executive producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, has two notable differences. All but one of the protagonists are African-American and most of the main characters are adults in early middle age. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a beloved high school principal in the city of Freeland. Nine years ago, Jefferson left behind his electricity-shooting superhero alter ego Black Lightning in an effort […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Amy Acker talks about Season 1 and reflects on ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Ryan Green

THE GIFTED had its two-hour first-season finale this week on Fox, but Marvel mutant fans should not fear, though. Matt Nix’s narrative about a superpowered group resisting an oppressive government has been picked up for a second season. Amy Acker stars in THE GIFTED as Kate Strucker, a married mother of two whose life has recently been turned upside down. Kate, a nurse, is happily married to Reed (Stephen Moyer), who has prosecuted mutants whose powers have been used for destruction. Then Kate and Reed find that both of their teen children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Creator Matt Nix on Marvel’s TV mutants – Exclusive Interview

Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White, Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind and Coby Bell in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Miller Mobley

THE GIFTED is currently in its first season on Fox, Monday nights. Matt Nix, creator of BURN NOTICE, adapted the project for television. THE GIFTED is set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, but the X-Men are nowhere to be found. Mutants are banding together against persecution by Sentinel Services, an arm of the government that “detains” anyone who does anything that might be construed as abuse of power. Ordinary humans Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate Strucker (Amy Acker) are astonished when both of their adolescent children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), suddenly demonstrate their mutant powers in […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Emma Dumont on playing Polaris on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Emma Dumont is Polaris/Lorna Dane in THE GIFTED - Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Ryan Green

In THE GIFTED, Fox Network’s Monday night series about superpowered mutants on the run from the authorities, Emma Dumont plays Lorna Dane, aka Polaris. Polaris is a famous figure in Marvel Comics (Marvel is a participant in the series), but when she started, Dumont wasn’t aware of the extent of Polaris’ metal-manipulating abilities. Matt Nix, who created and show-runs THE GIFTED, tells a story about Dumont during a Fox-sponsored Q&A session for the show. “In the pilot, there’s a scene where she’s moving cars around [at a distance, using her powers]. As scripted, she actually didn’t stop bullets. [But when] […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

JUSTICE LEAGUE movie poster | ©2017 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciaran Hinds, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams Writers: Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio, based on characters created by Bob Kane & Bill Finger and William Moulton Marston and Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel Director: Zack Snyder Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 17, 2017 JUSTICE LEAGUE has been awaited with some skepticism. Part of this is due to the fact that a lot of people weren’t too wild about its direct predecessors, MAN OF STEEL, which brought forth Henry […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S INHUMANS: Iwan Rheon also talks GAME OF THRONES – Exclusive Interview

Iwan Rheon is Maximus in MARVEL'S INHUMANS Iwan Rheon is Maximus in MARVEL'S INHUMANS | ©2017 ABC

In the new series MARVEL’S INHUMANS, Friday nights on ABC, there is a battle for power in a secret civilization hidden on Earth’s moon. A family of super-powered Inhumans, led by Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and his wife Medusa (Serinda Swan), preside over a caste system that has humans at the bottom. Black Bolt’s mostly human brother Maximus, played by Iwan Rheon, would like to see the situation improve for the non-powered – and things the best way to do that would be to take the throne. Since Maximus would have been king if he’d had superpowers, this is rather […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Spiderman Homecoming | © 2017 Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Donald Glover, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine Writers: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, based on the comic books created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Director: Jon Watts Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: July 7, 2017 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is, it can be argued, the most fun Spider-Man movie so far. This is the third retelling in the past fifteen years, after the […]Read On »

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