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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… Season 2 renewal for “Superman & Lois.” The renewal by The CW comes ahead of the DC Comics series’ second episode Tuesday night. The show’s 90-minute premiere last week drew 1.7 million viewers and brought the network its largest Tuesday night audience since a “The Flash”-“Roswell, New Mexico” combo on Jan. 29, 2019. It also marked the biggest viewership for a DC series since “The Flash’s” “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover episode aired on Dec. 10, 2019. Also Read: Ratings: Supersized 'Superman & Lois' Debut Lifts The CW to Most-Watched Tuesday in 2 Years “Superman & Lois” was the network’s second-best series premiere since “Batwoman” launched last October, with the first-best being fellow freshman drama “Walker,” which drew 2.43 million viewers when it debuted last month. That makes The CW two for two with its freshman series, with “Walker” also having been renewed. The network still has “Kung Fu” and “Republic of Sarah” on the horizon later this spring. “The phenomenal multiplatform debut of ‘Superman & Lois,’ which delivered for us in a big way on both a linear and streaming basis, is a testament to the creativity, hard work and dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera, especially in this challenging environment,” CW chairman Mark Pedowitz said. “We are thrilled to now have two brand-new bonafide hits in ‘Superman & Lois’ and ‘Walker,’ both of which have been renewed for next season along with 11 other of our shows, further positioning us for continued strength and stability for next season.” Read original story ‘Superman & Lois’ Renewed for Season 2 by The CW After Strong Debut At TheWrap
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Tyler Hoechlin’s new Superman suit!On Wednesday, The CW revealed the look Hoechlin’s Man of Steel will be rocking for its upcoming series “Superman & Lois,” which you can see in the photo below.Per the broadcast network, “The new Superman suit, designed by Laura Jean Shannon and built by her LA-based Supersuits team in conjunction with Creative Character Engineering, has a classic, timeless vibe that both harkens back to the Superman we all grew up with while grounding him and elevating the suit in a modern arena with updated techniques and applications.”Also Read: The CW Sets Premiere Dates for 'Superman & Lois' and Jared Padalecki's 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Reboot“We got Superman into some custom athletic inspired Super-Boots as a ‘jumping off point’ and focused on a new neckline and cape to maximize the billowing and movement we all love to see in the books and films that have defined this character for generations,” Shannon said. “A streamlined muscle structure and updated paint job combined with some dynamic design lines and a sculpted armored belt all took his established custom fabric into a new direction to solidify the new look for Superman in ‘Superman & Lois.'”Yeah, it certainly shows off the abs of steel on Clark Kent’s alter ego.“I find that the new suit is representative of the show,” Hoechlin, who stars on “Superman & Lois” opposite Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, said. “Just as this suit is unique and set apart from the ones that preceded it, the story we’re telling about Clark/Superman at this point in his life is unique and something we’ve never seen before. I appreciate the opportunity to wear the suit and the responsibility that comes with it. But it’s always interesting when I’m asked how I feel about ‘my new suit,’ because I’ve always felt that the suit doesn’t belong to me; it belongs to everyone that finds some kind of meaning in that suit, in the symbol on the chest. I just happen to be the one wearing it.”Also Read: 'Degrassi' Alum Stacey Farber to Play Leslie Larr on 'Superman & Lois'Hoechlin added: “I come from the world of baseball and a line of coaches that always preached that the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back. Because when you wear that jersey, it represents not only you, but your entire team, and everyone that has ever worn that jersey that came before you. So when I wear the suit, that’s what it means to me. It represents everything that Superman stands for and has stood for, for almost a century now. And I look forward to carrying on that tradition.”“Superman & Lois” premieres Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 9/8c on The CW.Photo Credit: Nino Muñoz/The CWRead original story ‘Superman & Lois': Here’s Your First Look at Tyler Hoechlin’s New Superman Suit (Photo) At TheWrap
Daniel Dae Kim will lead an all-star cast in a recreation of the original “The Adventures of Superman” radio serial during the second installment of DC FanDome, Warner Bros. announced Friday.Kim is one of three actors who will voice Superman in the one-hour production, which is being produced using original scripts recently found in Warner Bros. archives. The event is being held in support of The Creative Coalition, a Hollywood nonprofit that aims to address entertainment industry issues as well as urgent social issues.Joining Kim as Superman in the production is Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”) and current Creative Coalition president Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary’). Also appearing are Jason Alexander, Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”), Erich Bergen (“Madam Secretary”), Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”), Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Sam Daly (“Hunters”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”), Giancarlo Esposito, Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”), Nicholas Gonzalez (“The Good Doctor”), Jason Isaacs (“Star Trek: Discover”), Richard Kind (“American Dad”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), CCH Pounder (“NCIS: New Orleans”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Yolonda Ross (“Black Lightning”), Caterina Scorsone (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Henry Winkler, Alfre Woodard, and Constance Zimmer (“House of Cards”).Also Read: 'The Batman': Will Bruce Wayne Also Face Off Against the Court of Owls?The performance of “The Adventures of Superman” will be available beginning on demand for 24 hours beginning Sept. 12 at 10:00 AM as part of DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, the second installment of the successful virtual Comic-Con alternative, which debuted in August. The event can be accessed at DCFanDome.com.“We are thrilled to join comic fans and creators at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse to bring the original Superman to life and celebrate the arts,” The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk said in a statement. “We encourage Superman fans to learn more about The Creative Coalition’s mission to support the arts by visiting TheCreativeCoalition.org. We are grateful to Warner Bros. and DC for supporting that work.”Airing from 1940-1951, “The Adventures of Superman” was notable for introducing several core concepts which have since become core elements of the Superman mythology. Among them were the iconic “Up in the sky! Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” catchphrase, the element kryptonite, and Superman’s friend Jimmy Olsen. The show is also widely credited with destroying the reputation of the Ku Klux Klan and causing membership to plummet, thanks to a 1946 storyline in which Superman took on the racist terrorist organization.You can see a trailer for DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, below:Explore the far corners of the DC Multiverse. Take your love of DC to the next level for 24 hours beginning 9/12. All fans welcome. 🌎🌍🌏DCFanDome pic.twitter.com/jPXjofsqHJ— DC (@DCComics) September 4, 2020Read original story Daniel Dae Kim to Lead All-Star Recreation of ‘The Adventures of Superman’ 1940s Radio Serial At TheWrap
With San Diego Comic-Con canceled this year, DC will hold its own virtual fan gathering in August to showcase upcoming superhero movies and TV shows.
Two years after departing the role, Henry Cavill is in talks to once again portray Clark Kent/Superman in films based on DC Comics, insiders with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.The extent of Cavill’s return to the role — whether just for additional work to be done for the upcoming “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” or for appearances in future films — has not been disclosed.The British actor first appeared as the superhero in 2013’s “Man of Steel,” followed in 2016 by “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and in 2017 by “Justice League.” He was set for further appearances in DC Comics movies, including a planned cameo in “Shazam!” but was instead abruptly let go from the job in late Summer, 2018.At the time, insiders said Warner Bros. was rethinking its strategy for DC Comics movies, moving away from the shared universe approach and toward standalone films. And indeed, just a few months after Cavill departed, so did Batman actor Ben Affleck, and the planned standalone “The Batman” was retooled to focus on a younger version of the character played by Robert Pattison.Also Read: Will the 'Justice League' Snyder Cut Actually Deliver What Fans Asked For?However, the larger context was that up to that point, with the exception of “Wonder Woman,” DC’s attempt to create a competitor for the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a critical dud. And while the movies weren’t flops, each one, again with the exception of “Wonder Woman,” earned less than the previous installment. But “Justice League” suffered from particularly public problems. In May, 2017, several months into post production — and just six months away from release — director Zack Snyder stepped away from the film after his daughter died, and WB hired “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon to ‘finish’ it.Whedon oversaw not just post production work however, but also weeks of unscheduled reshoots involving the entire main cast, and a recut that appears to have dramatically changed the original story. The end result was a confusing and often ridiculed movie featuring an unintentionally hilarious looking Superman, thanks to the fact that Cavill had grown a mustache for another film and the CG used to edit the mustache out of “Justice League” only kind of worked.Things change, however. At the end of 2018, “Aquaman” became a billion dollar juggernaut, while 2019’s “Shazam!” and 2020’s “Birds of Prey” were both critically acclaimed cult hits. But more relevantly, DC movie fans coalesced around the social media movement “Release the Snyder Cut,” which sought to pressure WB into releasing a version of “Justice League” much closer to whatever it is that Snyder had in mind.Also Read: TheWrap-Up Podcast: Holland Taylor Talks 'Hollywood' and a Look at How ReleaseTheSnyderCut Came to LifeThose efforts paid off last week when WB announced that something they’re at least calling “The Snyder Cut” will premiere in 2021 on the company’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. No word how Cavill will be involved but hopefully this time they lock down being clean shaven into his contract.Cavill currently stars in Netflix’s “The Witcher” and plays the role of Geralt of Rivia.Cavill is repped by WME, manager Dany Garcia of the Garcia Companies and Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown.Read original story Henry Cavill in Talks to Return as Superman for Warner Bros At TheWrap
The force was strong with Baby Yoda at Toy Fair 2020, the toy industry’s annual preview of the must-have merchandise hitting shelves over the rest of the year. The pint-sized star of the Disney+ series, "The Mandalorian," attracted oohs and ahhs wherever he popped up... and he popped up a lot.
It may be losing its namesake character, but The CW’s “Arrowverse” just keeps on growing.On Tuesday, the network placed two script-to-series orders. One for “Superman & Lois,” which will star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in as the Man of Steel and Lois Lane, respectively, as well as its “Walker, Texas Ranger” reboot that will feature “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki in the role Chuck Norris made famous.Hoechlin and Tulloch have already appeared multiple times in The CW’s shared DC Comics-based universe, most recently on the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, which wraps up Tuesday night. Here’s the logline for the latest DC Comics series: The world’s most famous superhero (Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist (Tulloch) deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.Also Read: The CW Lands Jared Padalecki's 'Walker, Texas Ranger' RebootTodd Helbing will write and executive produce “Superman & Lois,” which is based on the characters from DC Comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Along with “Superman & Lois,” The CW is also developing a potential “Arrow” spinoff starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.“Walker” will see Padalecki star as Cordell Walker, a widowed father of two with his own moral code who returns to his home in Austin after two years of undercover work on a high-profile case, only to discover there’s more work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his conservative family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.Anna Fricke is writing and executive producing the series with Dan Lin, which is from CBS TV Studios. The original series with Norris ran from 1993-2001 on CBS. It was created by Albert S. Ruddy & Leslie Greif.Padalecki has co-starred alongside Jenson Ackles on “Supernatural,” which pre-dates The CW’s existence. It first debuted in 2005 on the network’s predecessor WB, and has aired more than 300 episodes. It will end its run in May. Last week, The CW renewed 13 of its series for next season.Read original story ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Reboot and ‘Superman & Lois’ Ordered to Series by The CW At TheWrap
“I was a chubby kid,” Cavill revealed in the latest issue of "Men’s Health." “I could’ve very well gone down the route of just accepting my lot in life and being like, ‘I guess I’m not going to do anything.’”
The CW is developing a series about Superman and Lois Lane starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. The potential series would follow the world’s most famous super hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. "The Flash" […]
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The CW has enlisted a number of actors from past DC franchises to reprise their roles on the network’s big “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover this fall, but at least one “Smallville” star says he won’t be returning.Michael Rosenbaum, who played bald supervillain Lex Luthor for seven seasons on the WB series, wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that he was offered the chance to make a cameo on the “Arrowverse” crossover but declined.“I’ll just be straight up about this,” the actor wrote, addressing fans of the show. “WB called my agents Friday afternoon when I was in Florida visiting my grandfather in a nursing home. Their offer: No script. No idea what I’m doing. No idea when I’m shooting. Basically no money.”“And the real kick in the ass,” he continued “‘We have to know now.’ My simple answer was ‘Pass.’ I think you can understand why.”Also Read: 'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Erica Durance to Return as 'Smallville' Lois Lane for The CW's Mega-CrossoverThe “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, based on one of DC Comics most famous storylines, is set to kick off in December. Incorporating all of the network’s DC series — “Supergirl,” “Batwoman,” “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” along with characters from “Black Lightning” — the four-night event will also feature cameos by actors from previous adaptations of the comics series.As previously announced, Tom Welling, who starred as “Smallville’s” Clark Kent, and Erica Durance, the series’ Lois Lane, will make an appearance. Tyler Hoechlin, who played “Supergirl’s” version of Superman, and Brandon Routh, who starred as the same hero in the 2006 film “Superman Returns,” are also set make appearances.The CW and Warner Bros. Television declined to comment on Rosenbaum’s statement.Here ya go. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8PFT6wsPMo— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) September 24, 2019Read original story ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script At TheWrap
In the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, Legends of Tomorrow's Brandon Routh will suit up as the Man of Steel — just as he did for the 2006 Bryan Singer film, Superman Returns. What's more, Arrowverse alum Tyler Hoechlin will also reprise his role as Supes for the crossover, our sister site Deadline reports. Routh, who […]
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Frank Miller delivered a milestone masterpiece in the 1980s when he took Gotham City's caped crusader back to his beginnings with Batman: Year One. Now, the restless creative mind behind The Dark Knight Returns, 300, Sin City, Ronin, Elektra: Assassin, and Give Me Liberty is taking the Man of Steel back to his ground-floor days with Superman: Year One, which will be published by DC Comics under its Black Label imprint. The first issue arrives in June in a large-format…
Now this is more like it. Three weeks after offering fans a decidedly casual glimpse of newly-minted Lois Lane Elizabeth Tulloch alongside returning Man of Steel Tyler Hoechlin, The CW has released a far more formal portrait of the iconic pair, with the Fortress of Solitude as a backdrop. As previously reported, Superman and Lois will unite in […]