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SH S4E19: Justice League Movie Review

SH S4E19: Justice League Movie Review
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Justice League has landed and so it’s time to talk about all that we liked and didn’t for the latest DCEU film. Synder and Whedon brought together DC Comics’ most iconic heroes including Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash,  Cyborg, and Aquaman! Did the movie pull it off or is a bust for Warner Bros?

What did you think of Justice League?

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SH S4E19: Justice League Movie Review

John Barrowman: Showman of Planet Comicon

Celebrities have been an undeniable draw for conventions for years, but none compare to John Barrowman. The Arrow star has a penchant for hosting his own panels (usually the convention will provide a moderator of some kind), his autograph lines overflow with eager fans, and the man actually participates in the convention (instead of sitting behind his table the entire time.) He’s a man that knows his fans hold more of his career in their hands than he does. And he loves every damn minute of it.

He didn’t just walk out onto the stage, the man entered with a fire under him. He jumped and danced and twirled and ran, careful to show that every single fan in the audience could see what he was wearing: a TARDIS skater dress and TARDIS tights. He assured us his TARDIS was bigger on the inside…then showed one lucky lady.  While most celebrities just ignore the sign language interpreter, John Barrowman celebrates him, intentionally making fart noises and repeating the phrase “hung like a donkey” just so he can watch the man sign it. That’s something the cameras should have panned to, because I wanted to see it too.

John Barrowman - Intro

His anecdotes didn’t fall under the celebrity panel norms, he had some brutal truths to lay down on the fans. He explained that in between shooting he lets his natural hair grow back in and the dye fade out, daring asshole fans to tell him he looks old.  He never tells fans his favorite anything because he has learned the hard way that his fans never let him forget it. So does he prefer his Captain Jack Harkness or his Malcolm Merlyn? We’ll never know.

While the entire panel was entertaining, the absolute best parts was hearing him discuss his acting methods.  There was an obvious difference between Captain Jack on Doctor Who and Captain Jack on Torchwood to the fans, so what was the motivation behind that choice? Barrowman knew that Captain Jack was the team leader in Torchwood, so while he was appearing on Doctor Who, he could forget about the world being on his shoulders and play up the character’s cheekiness instead.  He also expressed just how ridiculous he thought actors sound when they discuss their own acting methods, letting us know that he reacts as naturally as possible, which is why all of his characters have just a little bit of himself in them.

Fans were also surprisingly with it, asking him questions about his Scottish background, Strictly Come Dancing, and his recent work in British pantos.  He got to reveal a few juicy tidbits like his sister, Carole, and his own shared book series releasing a continuation soon of the Hollow Earth series and his confirmed death in the musical episode of The Flash meaning he’s no longer involved with The CW shows beginning next season, much to the audience’s dislike. Those questions did exist though; you know the ones I’m talking about.  The “do you think you’ll ever do this again?” kind of question.  And Barrowman laid it out there as brutally honest as he could: If fans want to see a character again, THEY HAVE TO TELL THE SHOWRUNNERS. He encouraged fans to tweet that they want Captain Jack and 12 to interact and that killing off Merlyn in an episode of The Flash when he wasn’t even playing Merlyn was a load of crap.  He loves doing the work, but he can’t also do the campaigning.

About halfway through the panel, and right in the middle of a fascinating story about a fan giving John Barrowman a dildo, the pipes and draping came tumbling down like dominoes in slow motion. What could have been a disaster for many other panels was nothing for John. He’s a seasoned actor who has come across so many disasters in his career, he knew exactly how to handle this. First he insisted that every Planet Comicon volunteer get out of the way and stay out of the way, assuring them it was above all their pay grades. The truth is, it had nothing to do with the convention itself, but the contractors that the location, Kansas City’s Bartle Hall, had used.  One man, the original sign language interpreter, was confirmed to had injured his hand (of all things he could injure) and while Barrowman seemed to have narrowly escaping injury himself, rumor among con attendees on Sunday was that he was in some pain (no confirmation whether or not it was from the accident or another cause is unknown at this time).  Without hesitation, Barrowman hopped off stage and continued the panel, and the dildo story.  This did, however, cause the postponing of Summer Glau’s panel.

John Barrowman - Stage Down

John Barrowman was an absolute joy to have at the convention and I, personally, encourage his return to Kansas City in the future. We’ll lure him here with devoted fans and barbecue.

John Barrowman: Showman of Planet Comicon

SH S2E24: CW\DC Crossover Review

This is a very special episode! In fact, this is the Screen Heroes Special 02! Our second special edition of the podcast focuses on the now complete CW\DC Crossover event that cross four-ish shows on The CW including Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.  We talk about what it means for The CW to even attempt a crossover of this magnitude, how we felt the various shows handled the event, and our thoughts on specific plot points and quality of the crossover.

So yes, there ARE SPOILERS! Make sure you’ve watched all of the CW\DC Crossover event if you want to avoid spoilers.

Finally, join us for the First Annual Screen Heroes Awards and celebrate our 50th episode on Tuesday, December 6th at 8PM CST live on Twitch! We’ve got 17 categories and that means 17 chances to win cool swag. We’re bringing back six previous Screen Heroes guests and trying some new stuff so be sure to join us at twitch.tv/heroespodcasts!

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Derreck Mayer

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Derreck Mayer

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Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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SH S1E26: CW’s DC-verse + Supergirl Season Recap

A power outage won’t stop us! For those watching the live stream, we kicked off a few minutes late but things eventually settled down. This week was recap The CW DC TV shows which include Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. We also talk about CBS’ Supergirl which is set to move to The CW for its second season this fall. We discuss everything from season finale plots, best and worst moments, character deaths, and expectations for next season. So with that in mind, we have tons of spoilers for both shows! You have been warned.

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CW’s DC-verse + Supergirl Season Recap Podcast Credits

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Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

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Noah Smith

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Derreck Mayer

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Derreck Mayer

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Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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SH S1E26: CW’s DC-verse + Supergirl Season Recap

How Supergirl Can Join the CW-Verse

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a young twenty-something girl who clearly doesn’t look like either of those things. CBS’ Supergirl is changing homes, moving to sister (or is it cousin) network The CW. For those who think that might be an odd move, you’re probably not aware that The CW is currently home to four different DC Comics TV shows: Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and iZombie. They even have a fifth show in the form of a web series on CW Seed, Vixen. The CW is no stranger to bringing the DC universe together either. In fact, they put the first live action Justice League together on Smallville ages ago. After NBC cancelled Constantine, Stephen Amell (Arrow), lobbied to get the character’s rights to The CW so they could do a crossover and not only did Matt Ryan show up on Arrow, he is lined up to be a recurring, if not regular character in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

So, The CW, it seems, is building its own DC Universe and with the exception of iZombie, it’s all deeply connected. Characters crossover all the time and the animated Vixen even showed up in live action form on Arrow already. Say what you want about the DCEU from a film perspective, The CW has pulled out all of the stops by introducing crazy characters, intense stories, and even the Multiverse in just the second season of The Flash. The network isn’t hesitant to go full comic book and I love that!

Alright, but what does that mean for our Girl of Steel? I, for one, love the show. It’s bright, fun, motivating, and hopeful. Now, there will be some spoilers after the image break pertaining to the March crossover with The Flash. You have been warned.

Supergirl - Kara Danvers - The CW

Still here? Cool. So, back in March CBS and The CW decided to join forces and bring Flash to Supergirl. This was perfect for two main reasons. First, the tones of the show are very similar. The Flash is bright and fun just like Supergirl and definitely not the depressing, teenage angst-filled soap opera Arrow has become in recent months. Second, Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin are old friends from Glee and love working together. That is evident in their promotional photoshoot pairing the two characters together, spurring rumors of a crossover. While the writing for that particular episode may not have been the best either show has seen, the chemistry between Benoist and Gustin was clear and exciting. I wanted to see more of them together and the episode left me wishing Supergirl was a CW show because that network has earned my trust when it comes to DC shows.

The crossover was able to occur because Barry Allen can pass between universes and is specifically trying to do so at the time to defeat Zoom. The Barry Allen character has been able to do similar things in the comic books for decades and in the classic graphic novel Kingdom Come by Alex Ross, Flash has become so quick in his old age that he can literally walk between universes and dimensions.

Now the question The CW has to answer is, will Supergirl stay in its own universe or will something change? Options include keeping the show in its own universe, merging the two universes in a major cataclysmic event, or pulling Kara from her universe to The CW’s permanently. The safe, easy choice is the first one. Let things continue as they are and do a crossover when it’s convenient or organic. The third option would be difficult to pull off. Kara would never be okay with leaving her world behind, so they’d need a really good reason she sticks around. That leaves us with the middle option: major cataclysmic event. Now, these things have happened before… in the comic books. In fact, DC did something like this recently with their “Convergence” story line that spanned the entire DC universe and made basically anything published by them official canon. Now we have two different Superman characters from two different universe, for example.

The CW could do something basically unheard of in the TV world and go down the path of a universe merging event (yes I know this kind of happened in Fringe and I loved that show). Imagine if the Flarrow-verse’s National City was wiped out and replaced with Supergirl’s? It’d be epic. The consequences of such a disaster, dealing with a whole new population that might have doppelgangers around the world is complex, potentially dark, and definitely heavy. Now, something like this could easily be a season spanning arc or at least half a season between setting it up and coming to some kind of resolution. A man can dream but I doubt something like this will happen.

What I expect is that The CW will keep Supergirl in its current universe and provide more crossovers at times, maybe even with doppelganger characters with all the other actors being on the same lot now. We can see Supergirl’s Barry Allen and Oliver Queen pretty much any time now. Like we see Arrow and The Flash characters crossover frequently, we can now see those actors play different versions of themselves much like Earth-2. Does that make Supergirl Earth-3? Those who read the comic books know Earth-3 is not really a good place but The CW-verse is not the comic books.

One final possibility is the inclusive of Legends of Tomorrow crossovers. While the show centers around time travel in the first season, the sky is the limit with such a flexible cast and advanced technology. Crossing between Earths wouldn’t be too difficult to explain.

What would you like to see? Are you excited for the move? Comment below with your thoughts!

How Supergirl Can Join the CW-Verse

SH S1E16: The Flash – State of the Series

This week, with The Flash on a break, we sit down to talk about the state of the second-year series from The CW. We talk the end of the Season 1 deaths and major villains. Plus, we dive deep into The Flash‘s use of the Multiverse including who our favorite and least favorite Earth-2 doppelgangers are. We even go into the Supergirl crossover event on CBS. It’s all DCEU in this week’s episode of Screen Heroes and we’re excited to break down what is currently one of the best superhero shows on TV. Listen in and then let us know your thoughts on the show, Zoom, the multitude of speedsters, or whatever else is on your mind! Then, join us next week LIVE on Twitch as we record next week’s episode of Screen Heroes!

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Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

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Nikki Lynn

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Derreck Mayer

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Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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SH S1E16: The Flash – State of the Series

I Ship It Ep. 04 – The Flash & Supergirl

In episode 04 of I Ship It, I ship two more DC Comics character who have broken into the spotlight with their recent live-action TV series on The CW and CBS, Flash and Supergirl. Flash, being a founding member of the Justice League, has been around for decades and have a strong, complex history that includes several different people dawning the Flash cowl, most prominently, Barry Allen. Meanwhile, Supergirl’s popularity seemed to peak in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon as Kara Zor-El, “older” cousin of Superman. How she can be both his big cousin but younger is some great sci-fi, timey-whimey stuff but that’s beside the point.

In this episode, I take a look at why now is the time for The Flash and Supergirl to come together as a couple. They are both seeing their highest level of popularity with two very successful shows in The CW and CBS respectively and they even have a crossover episode scheduled for this month! How cool is that?

Alright, that’s enough for the intro. Check out the video below for my thoughts on the two characters and why I think they make a great couple.

What did you think? Do you Ship The Flash and Supergirl like I do? Let me know in the comments if you’d Ship them and also make some suggestions for fictional couples you’d like to see get together. Don’t forget, season 1 focuses on comic book characters but this goes beyond just DC  and Marvel.

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Supergirl Casts Another Supergirl

The new CBS Supergirl comic book drama is becoming very popular, taking home awards (Most Exciting New Series at the Critics’ Choice Award) and winning over many who thought the show looked a little too cheesy in the pre-premiere promos. As the second half of the first season is set to air, we are getting more news for the upcoming episodes. While we will be seeing Supergirl fight her Bizarro self in Episode 10 of this season, we have new casting information.

Laura Vandervoort has been cast as an upcoming villain for the CBS series. Who is Vandervoort? Well, she actually played Supergirl back on The CW’s first attempt at a Kryptonian hero series, Smallville. In fact, she appeared in 23 episodes of the series and while the show has been off the air for several years, people still think of her as a solid choice for the Supergirl character.

Laura Vandervoort - Smallville Supergirl - Indigo

Indigo - DC ComicsSo, who will Vandervoort be playing on the CBS Supergirl series since Melissa Benoist is doing such a fantastic job? Turns out, the character is Indigo. She is a slightly obscure DC character but she is canon. While more information is available on the character’s Wiki page here, let me give you a quick rundown. Indigo, was a member of the Outsiders under Nightwing but turns out to be a tool used by Brainiac. Her first appearance was in Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #1 in 2003. She also has some impressive powers that include flying and the power to shoot energy beams from her hands and eyes, among other things. Clearly, she is a force that can match up with Supergirl.

While we don’t know when Indigo will first appear in the series, it’s an exciting prospect that CBS is looking to established characters and fan favorite actors to portray them.

Also in Supergirl news, we are running out of time for a Season 1 crossover with The CW DC shows, specifically The Flash. While many people involved, including the lead actors and executive producer, have expressed interest in a crossover, the major complication actually comes down to physical location as The CW shows and Supergirl film in completely different cities. We’ll find out soon though since we have less than a month of filming left for Supergirl’s 20-episode first season.

What do you think of the Indigo news? Are you excited to see Laura Vandervoort return to the DC universe? Do you want to see a Supergirl\Flash crossover? Comment below!

Supergirl Casts Another Supergirl

SH S1E2 – Legends of the Flarrow-Verse

This week on Screen Heroes, we switch to the (DCEU) DC Comics Extended Universe to breakdown The CW’s Flarrow crossover for 2015. Since the launch of The Flash, The CW has taken advantage of its connected DC universe to bring us fun crossover events from a single character all the way up to major plot points. This year was no different. The CW brought us our Flarrow crossover last week with The Flash episode “Legends of Today” and Arrow episode “Legends of Yesterday”.  These episodes brought new characters to the Flarrow-verse, which include heroes Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée)  and Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) along with Legends of Tomorrow main villain, Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). Episode 02 of Screen Heroes is focused on breaking down these two episodes along with what we’ve seen in the Legends of Tomorrow trailer. We’ll discuss the overall plot, what we liked, what we didn’t, and what we’d change if The CW handed over the reigns.

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Flarrow Crossover Podcast Credits

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Derreck Mayer
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

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Derreck Mayer

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Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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SH S1E2 – Legends of the Flarrow-Verse

Arrow Casting for Season 4

There’s no argument that the CW’s Arrow has been one of the most prolific shows in the last 5 years.  To date, it has spawned a dedicated fan base that have stuck through the highs and lows of the seasons, creative merchandise, and now two spinoff series that include the very successful The Flash and the highly anticipated Legends of Tomorrow.  It’s no surprise that the wide spectrum of fans are chomping at the bit for hints of what’s to come.

Arrow - New Green Arrow Suit

We’ve compiled all of the recent Arrow news into one handy location for it right here.  Enjoy!

Between all of the hints that Mr. Amell has dropped and the beautiful picture above, it’s safe to say that the rumor of him being called Green Arrow is accurate.  While the costume is cool, you have to feel bad for all those Arrow cosplayers.

Neil McDonough has been tapped to play Damien Darhk, a character briefly mentioned in the last few episodes of season 3.  You may remember McDonough in his brief, but underrated, turn as DumDum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger. Darhk is rumored to be this season’s “Big Bad.”

Anarky to appear on Arrow Season 4

Alexander Calvert is lined up to play Anarky, a character primarily featured in Batman comics, he’s focused on using anarchism as a means to improve society.  One of those misguided youth types.  This character should create a small thorn in Team Arrow’s side, but ultimately, working with each other.

Echo Kellum, an upcoming television actor, has been cast as Mr. Terrific, a lesser-known member of the Justice Society of America.  The Michael Holt incarnation of the character holds 14 PhDs, an Olympic gold medal, and is a self-made millionaire.

Mister Terrific to appear on Arrow Season 4

Jeri Ryan has also been added to the Arrow cast as Jessica Danforth.  The CW describes the character as ” a friend of the Queen family…(her) political ambitions will place her in the crosshairs of a menacing antagonist.”  You may recognize Ryan from her popular stint on Star Trek: Voyager.

Lastly, Elysia Rotaru (the girl from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies) has been cast has an unnamed love interest for Oliver Queen.  Sorry, Olicity shippers!

We’ll be back with more Arrow, and all the other fun CW shows as the news comes rolling in!  Be sure to catch the season 4 premiere on October 4th.

What are you most looking forward to on Arrow? How about The Flash or Legends of Tomorrow? Comment below!

Arrow Casting for Season 4