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Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ comes out as gay on CW show
Ruby Rose’s Batwoman just told Gotham City the truth about her sexual orientation. Sunday night’s episode of the CW superhero series “Batwoman” planted a rainbow flag for the representation cause as Batman’s cousin, Kat Kane, told the world that she’s a lesbian crimefighter.
The midseason premiere episode (called “How Queer Everything Is Today!”) was written by showrunner Caroline Dries and depicts Rose’s caped crusader opening up about her sexuality — even though it might jeopardize her secret identity. The choice wasn’t an easy one, but the hero made it after hearing the heartache of a teen character whose parents have refused to accept her sexual identity.
The big reveal came in a magazine article published by CatCo, and the scoop belonged to none other than Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), the title hero from “Batwoman’s” Arrowverse sister show.
“Batwoman” premiered in October as the first superhero series in television history to feature an avowed LGBTQ character as the central character. The fierce street vigilante dons a familiar-looking cape and cowl (as well as an inset red wig) to fight the good fight during the mysterious absence of Gotham’s iconic protector.
The series is produced by Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros Television. It hails from writer-executive producer Dries and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, David Nutter and director-executive producer Marcos Siega
Oscar Isaac Will Headline The EX MACHINA Movie
Which, by the way, is called THE GREAT MACHINE.
Earlier this week, word started making the rounds that Legendary’s long-in-development Ex Machina movie (based on the Vertigo comic of the same name) was finally moving forward, this time with a brand-new title: The Great Machine. We heard this and rejoiced, for Tony Harris and Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina is one of the best reads of the past decade, and certainly worthy of the big-screen treatment.
Today brings even more exciting news, however: according to THR, Oscar Isaac will headline The Great Machine as its titular hero, Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero who trades in his superpowers to become the mayor of NYC. Isaac’s a perfect fit for this role, and we’re excited to see which parts of Harris and Vaughan’s award-winning series survive the adaptation process. Screenwriters Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel have much to work with.
The Great Machine doesn’t have a director or a release date yet, but we’re hyped about this one and will keep you informed as further updates roll in. Stay tuned for those, and do go read Ex Machina if you haven’t already. It’s a wonderful piece of work.
Segment 2: HBO won’t pursue second season of ‘Watchmen’ after creator bows out
PASADENA, Calif. – “Watchmen” won a loyal following and critical acclaim, as the superhero comics series was adapted into a politically relevant drama about race and the criminal justice system.
But don’t look for a second season of the drama, which wrapped up its nine-episode run last month, largely because creator Damon Lindelof isn’t interested in doing it.
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told USA TODAY Wednesday that Lindelof, the co-creator of ABC’s “Lost” who also created HBO’s “The Leftovers,” “brilliantly took this graphic novel and just kind of broke it open and created a whole new world,” in which Regina King starred as a masked cop in Tulsa, in a 2019 when Robert Redford is president.
Segment 4: Spin The Comics To Movie Racks
Shredder Will Become the Green Power Ranger in TMNT Crossover
- The Power Rangers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a new, yet familiar, enemy in the latest issue of BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as the villainous Shredder becomes the new Green Ranger.
The Green Ranger Shredder will make his first full appearance in the third issue of the five-part limited event series. The crossover has been going on since December and tells the story of worlds colliding, as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight, and eventually team up with, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by di Meo, the third issue sees Rita Repulsa face off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever. Meanwhile, the Power Rangers are on a quest to rescue Tommy from the Foot Clan’s base, while the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step up to help their new friends in a surprising way.
Marvel Announces New Power Pack Series
- Marvel is bringing back the Power Pack. Spinning out of the Outlawed event, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North teams with artist Nico Leon to reunite Katie, Julie, Jack, and Alex Power for new five-issue miniseries full of superhero family adventures. The first issue will ship with a cover by Absolute Carnage artist Ryan Stegman, plus a variant by Leon and another by Eduard Petrovich.
Marvel is rebooting New Warriors with writer Daniel Kibblesmith, who loves skateboarding heroe
It’s been five years since anyone’s heard from the New Warriors. While the core team of young superheroes — Night Thrasher, Firestar, Silhouette, Rage, Speedball, and Namorita — spent years fighting crime in the ’90s, they were all but destroyed when they sparked 2005’s Civil War. Since then they’ve been reassembled, saved the world a few times, and even staved off an invasion from the Celestials. But after five years in limbo, the New Warriors are reuniting with a new purpose in April.
In the wake of Outlawed and the implementation of Kamala’s Law across the Marvel Universe this spring — which decrees no one under 21 can be a superhero — Night Thrasher has resurrected his old team with the goal of mentoring a new generation of heroes “whether they like it or not.” Now, older and hopefully a little bit wiser, it’s up to the New Warriors to guide a brand-new team of recruits, 30 years after they began fighting for justice themselves.
According to writer Daniel Kibblesmith (Deadpool vs. Carnage, Loki, and TV’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert), who is launching the book with artist Luciano Vecchio (Ironheart), New Warriors provides a perfect jumping-on point for new fans while calling back to the original series. If writing a superhero team wasn’t enough, Kibblesmith and Vecchio also created and designed five new superhero recruits for the book.
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