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Legends of Tomorrow: 6 Biggest Questions From The Narnia Episode

Here are our biggest questions from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “The Eggplant, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” – the Chronicles of Narnia-themed episode that isn’t set in a magical wonderland as much as it is an IKEA-like superstore that’s a manifestation of Ava Sharpe’s personal purgatory.

When Sara Lance learns the demon Neron kidnapped Ava, she risks her life to rescue Ava from her Swedish superstore purgatory, in which each furniture showcase allows the couple to examine and work out their relationship issues. (They do, at one point, assemble a magical wardrobe.) Meanwhile, John Constantine and Nora Darhk team up to imprison Neron at the Time Bureau and learn he abducted Ava to serve as the vessel for a mysterious new enemy named Tabitha. While that’s going on, Nate Heywood and Ray Palmer visit the construction site of Heyworld, the late Hank’s magical theme park, and Nate ultimately decides to allow his father’s dream to continue. Meanwhile, on the Waverider, Mona, Mick Rory, and Charlie offer their unsolicited help to Zari Tomaz as she tries to compose the perfect text to ask Nate out on a date.

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From Zari learning what the eggplant emoji means to Neron’s magical temptation of Nora Darhk, here are our questions from Legends of Tomorrow‘s latest episode, “The Eggplant, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”:

6. How Long Until The Legends Notice Ray Isn’t Himself?

At the end of the episode, Neron left Desmond’s body and took over Ray’s. The goody-goody Dr. Palmer loves the troubled Nora and thinks of himself as her white knight but he blundered and ruined Nora and Constantine’s plan to stop Neron. As a result, Nora was injured fighting Neron, who seemingly disappeared. Unfortunately, the Legends are terrible at noticing when Ray is in trouble – last season they didn’t even know the Darhks took Ray hostage – so who knows when they’ll realize it’s really Neron rooming with them on the Waverider and not The Atom?

5. Who Is Tabitha?

Tabitha is coming, but who – or what – is she? Neron spent two weeks preparing Ava to be Tabitha’s vessel and he seemed nonplussed when the Legends saved Director Sharpe – he’ll just have to find a new one. Neron did, however, admit he never wanted Hank’s theme park and his plan for the magical fugitives was to use them to corrupt human souls for him to take. When Tabitha arrives, Neron plans for them to take out John Constantine for good.

Tabitha doesn’t seem to correspond to any magical villains in DC Comics so she could be an original Legends of Tomorrow creation like Ava Sharpe, Mona, and Gary Green. However, the idea that demons from Hell need human hosts to exist on Earth is lifted from the Hellblazer comics, specifically Hellblazer Vol. 4: The Good Old Days.

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4. Can Damien Darhk Return?

Neron tempted Nora to his side by suggesting he can bring her father Damien Darhk back to life. Nora didn’t fall for it, but Damien is certainly missed. Formerly the Big Bad of Arrow season 4, Damien really became a fan favorite when he began menacing the Legends of Tomorrow, turned into a neurotic father to Nora, and then sacrificed his life to Mallus to save her. Damien is deservedly in Hell but fans would love to see Daddy Darhk back for an encore of “Return of the Mack”.

3. What Can Nora Darhk REALLY Do?

Another intriguing tidbit is Neron asking Nora if the Legends know what she can really do, to which she replied, “They have no idea!” Since she was a child, Nora was prepared by the Order of the Shrouded Compass to be the Earthly vessel of Mallus. Nora may be even more powerful than anyone imagined. She even told Neron, “I don’t need your power, I have my own.” It’s possible Nora Darhk might be the most powerful magical being in the Arrowverse.

2. What Are Ava’s Unresolved Gary Issues?

Ava’s subconscious idea of purgatory includes Gary perpetually present and Ava admitted she “may have some unresolved Gary issues”. Gary is Legends of Tomorrow‘s most love-him-or-hate-him source of comic relief but it’s clear that except for Sara, Ava has no friends outside of the Time Bureau. Gary is probably the closest thing she has to another friend and his eternal loyalty has to be the reason why he hasn’t been fired yet.

1. What Did Zari’s Original Text To Nate Say?

Typically, a third of the Legends team was completely preoccupied with helping Zari send a text to Nate. She started with a boring “Hey, what’s up?” but before long, Mona had her using copious emoji so her text was nonsensical: “U up, hot dog, donut, thumbs up“. Unfortunately, Nate never saw the final text Zari did send (because of the usual excuse that his phone was smashed by a wrecking ball) but we also never got to see the absurd, aborted emoji-filled missive which was a team effort by the Legends of Tomorrow.

Next: Legends of Tomorrow: 4 Biggest Questions From The Bollywood Episode

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Mondays @ 8 pm on The CW.


2019-04-24 04:04:33

John Orquiola

Legends of Tomorrow: 4 Biggest Questions From The Bollywood Episode

The Bollywood-inspired episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, “Séance and Sensibility”, was wonderfully bonkers, even by the standards of The CW’s strangest superhero series, and it opens up a few head-scratching questions for the back half of season 4.

When the sexual revolution suddenly ignites in 1802 Bath, England, which resulted in Jane Austen never writing her classic novels satirizing the Regency era, the Legends discover the culprit is Ramadeva, the Hindu god of love (who inspired the Kama Sutra). Kamadeva quickly gets the hots for Zari Tomaz (and vice versa), though Zari is really trying to reconcile her growing feelings for Nate Heywood. This culminates in a delightful Bollywood musical number where Zari and Ramadeva nearly get married but, thanks to Mona, Zari realizes what she needs most is to open herself up to the possibility of romance with Nate.

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Meanwhile, Nate agonizes over giving a eulogy at his father Hank’s funeral; Hank was murdered by the demon Neron last week and John Constantine attends the memorial to investigate the reason why Hank’s spirit lingers on the mortal plane. Finally, Constantine learns the truth about Neron while Nate discovers his father’s secret about Project Hades. From a wolf monster stalking and then saving Jane Austen’s writing career to wild sexual dalliances aboard the Waverider, here are our biggest questions about “Séance and Sensibility”:

4. Why Does The Waverider Have A Vent Above Their Magic Cage?

The Legends have used a force field cage to imprison magical creatures since season 3, but Kamadeva exploited a glaringly obvious design flaw: there’s a circular open vent directly above the cage. The Hindu god of love seized the opportunity to release his love dust right into the vent, which spread all over the Waverider and aroused all of the Legends while they were sleeping so they enjoyed naughty sexual dreams. This was a case where a fugitive taking advantage of the open vent actually helped out our misfit  heroes, but still, the Legends might want to plug that particular hole in the Waverider.

3. How Do Mona’s Clothes Change Size When She Turns Into Wolfie?

The scratch across Mona’s midsection by Konane in “Hell No, Dolly!” infected her, and now, Mona can transform into a Kuape wolf-creature named “Wolfie” when she gets angry. Strangely, Mona’s clothes tear but also change size along with her when she becomes Wolfie. Mona definitely wears street clothes and not any kind of superhero uniform, but unless her clothes are comprised of unstable molecules (like the Fantastic Four’s uniforms), there’s been no explanation yet for how Mona’s clothing expands when she becomes Wolfie and retracts when she reverts to Mona – unless this is simply part of a Kuape’s magic.

2. Did Anyone Figure Out Nora Darhk Is Aboard The Waverider?

In last week’s “The Getaway”, Nora Darhk, who is magically affected by Neron’s presence, broke out of her cell and found herself blamed for Neron’s murder of Hank. Nora went on the lam but naturally, she reached out to Ray Palmer, who was delighted to take her word that she’s innocent. Ray sneaked Nora aboard the Waverider and hid her in his room for a “sleepover”, but Kamadeva’s love dust infected the whole ship, which included arousing Ray and Nora to finally release their pent-up passion for each other.

Still, the episode ended without any of the other Legends realizing Nora was aboard the Waverider. If Gideon herself was aware, it seems the ship’s A.I. was content to let Ray and Nora have their romantic privacy.

1. What Is Neron’s Real Plan For Project Hades?

“Séance and Sensibility” revealed Hank Heywood’s master plan for Project Hades: creating a magical theme park called Heyworld. But that whimsical dream simply can’t be what Neron intends for the Time Bureau’s imprisoned fugitives. Neron finally showed himself to John Constantine, both in his demon form and in his human guise as Desmond, John’s dead lover he sacrificed to save the timeline in the Legends of Tomorrow midseason finale, and Neron taunted the rogue occultist that he won’t be able to stop his evil scheme. But what is his master plan for the fugitives? With Hank dead, will Nate be able to stop Neron’s access to do whatever he wants with the magical prisoners?

Next: Legends of Tomorrow: The True Story Behind The Nixon & Robert Redford Episode

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Mondays @ 8pm on The CW.


2019-04-17 04:04:16

John Orquiola

Legends of Tomorrow: The True Story Behind The Nixon & Robert Redford Episode

President Richard Nixon’s famous “I Am Not A Crook” line acted as the establishing incident of “The Getaway,” episode 10 of Legends of Tomorrow season 4. The events of the episode saw everyone’s favorite team of time-traveling misfits trying to save the world (and, to a lesser degree, the independent film industry) in the face of a mysterious change to Nixon’s character that had dire consequences for future history. Although the episode is largely a Smokey and the Bandit homage, it was rooted in some very real and seismic events.

On November 17, 1973, Nixon met with a number of reporters and editors for a televised question-and-answer session at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Hotel. The hot topic of the day was the growing scandal centered around the burglary of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters at the Watergate Hotel by members of Nixon’s reelection committee and the mounting evidence that Nixon had been aware of their plans and worked to cover them up. When directly asked if he was involved, Nixon replied that “people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I am not a crook.” Nixon’s involvement would later be confirmed by the press and he resigned from office before he could be impeached by Congress.

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That’s not what happened in Legends of Tomorrow. “The Getaway” opens with the Legends learning that something altered the timeline just before Nixon met with the press and made his famous statement. For reasons that the team had to travel back in time to investigate, something rendered “Tricky Dicky” unable to lie. Worse yet, he was also incapable of not rambling about private matters in public settings, such as his belief that he was an adequate lover, at best, despite his wife Patrica’s assurances to the contrary. The end result was global chaos, as peace talks and trade deals fell apart in the face of Nixon’s sudden brutal honesty and inability to keep his mouth shut.

Ray Palmer notes an interesting side-effect of this is that Robert Redford’s film career apparently floundered in the new timeline. With reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein having no need to write their famous expose of the Watergate scandal after Nixon confessed everything, their story was never adapted into the film All The President’s Men, which starred Redford and Dustin Hoffman. This also apparently averted Redford’s creation of the Sundance Film Festival, prompting a sudden call to action from Mick Rory, who declared “No Redford? No Sundance?! No indie film?! No artful nudity?! We’ve got to fix this!

While this is an amusing gag, it is also perhaps the greatest point of exaggeration in the story of “The Getaway.” While All The President’s Men is a great film and one Redford was deeply involved with financing and bringing to life, it is highly unlikely that it never being made would have killed his career in Hollywood. At the time of the Watergate scandal, Redford was the hottest male star in Hollywood following an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in The Sting and it was his success in a string of hit movies afterward that allowed him to persuade Warner Bros. to take a chance on All The President’s Men in 1976.

It would be several years following the release of All The President’s Men before Redford would begin producing feature films on his own through his production company Wildwood Enterprises. While the absence of All The President’s Men may have delayed his success as a producer and director somewhat, it seems highly unlikely Redford would have had his Hollywood career collapse completely without it. Still, there is some humor to be found in the fact that this is the most unrealistic aspect of an episode of Legends of Tomorrow featuring a wolf-woman and a magical insect that forces people to tell the truth

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2019-04-09 05:04:22

Matt Morrison

Every Historical Figure On Legends Of Tomorrow, Ranked

The time travelling shenanigans of the heroes on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow feature plenty of comedy and heart, but also includes a fair amount of education about history. No one is saying you should skip history class in favor of Legends, however, it does offer some interesting tidbits about real people.

When the Waverider crew heads to the past, they often find themselves running into historical figures. This usually complicates things, as changing the life of one person can impact countless others on the timeline. In trying to save time, things can become hilarious, so we’ve ranked all the appearances from real historical figures.   

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16 JERRY GARCIA, JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN

The team started the fourth season by heading to Woodstock to prevent a unicorn attack. While they were there they met some rock legends. Though each star had very quick scenes, they were instrumental in defeating the unicorn.

The spell Constantine used on the unicorn needed Hendrix’s necklace, a lock of Joplin’s hair, and the saliva of Garcia. Thanks to the unicorn’s magic, the team even experienced hallucinations, so they got the full Woodstock experience.

15 AL CAPONE

As they battled the Legion of Doom throughout season two, the Legends found themselves meeting several real historical figures. When the Legion decided to head to 1927 Chicago to work with Al Capone, the Waverider crew teamed up with Eliot Ness.

Since he wasn’t central to the story and this was really about the Legion getting another amulet, Capone was pretty much a generic gangster. This visit did reveal the ultimate story of the season, which had the bad guys going after the Spear of Destiny so they could rewrite reality.

14 LYNDON B. JOHNSON

With the Legends in Vietnam to stop Gorilla Grodd from starting WWIII, they needed to rescue Lyndon Johnson from assassination. Jax feels a need to prove he can be a hero without Firestorm, so he rushes out to save the president on his own.

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While leading Johnson out of a minefield, Jax proves his worth to himself and Martin, and gets the secret recipe to Lady Bird Johnson’s pecan pie. He’s not the only president they’ve interacted with, but he spent the least the amount of time on screen.

13 BARACK OBAMA

When it was announced that Legends would feature a young Barack Obama, fans were excited to see how they would use the former president. Turns out there actually wasn’t much to look forward to.

After a quick moment where “Barry” was saved from Gorilla Grodd, Sara received some very diplomatic advice about working with Damien Darhk and that was it. Though, Sara did make her political feelings known when she told Obama how much she missed him.

12 QUEEN ANNE AND KING LOUIS XIII

The team headed to France to save the king from assassins with future technology. King Louis is understandably confused by all the superheroes suddenly coming to his rescue. Though, Queen Anne is busy seducing Sara (or perhaps, the other way around…).

Like most of their missions, it doesn’t go according to plan and things become a little chaotic. Of course, the team still manages to save the king and the future of France. It’s a short moment meant to establish the changes to the team and the tone of the show since the first season.

11 ULYSSES S. GRANT

During a trip to the Civil War to stop a time pirate, the team discovers that zombies have started attacking. Meanwhile, Jax must take on the identity of Henry Scott, a spy working for the Union. They meet Ulysses S. Grant while trying to save everyone and complete Henry’s mission.

Grant, like most, is shocked by the Legends explanation, but eventually cannot deny what he sees. As unsettling as this episode is, there’s an emotional moment where Martin tries to keep Jax on the ship, so he won’t experience all the horrible feelings of the time.

10 GEORGE LUCAS

Having the man behind Star Wars show up on Legends seemed like the perfect fit, and it was. An amnesiac Rip was hiding out from the Legion of Doom in 1960s Hollywood when an unlucky film student was drawn into the action.

What made this episode work so well is that we got to see the filmmaker’s impact in real time. When the danger got too much, Lucas decided to leave school, erasing Star Wars and Indiana Jones from the timeline. Without these movies, Ray and Nate weren’t inspired to become a scientist or historian and also weren’t heroes.

9 GEORGE WASHINGTON

During season two, a now evil Rip almost destroyed America by spiriting away George Washington before he could lead the defeat of the British. Fortunately for us, he was taken with Mick, leading to the most unexpected, hilarious buddy adventure. Washington is a man of honor, which Mick is decidedly not.

Thankfully, Mick has a lot of experience in escapes, and he helps Washington get free. Once time is restored and the team decides to celebrate Christmas, we get a fun reveal about Mick’s place in history.

8 ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Nate’s father has questions about the Legends’ funding, so he accompanies them to 1927 Paris, where he meets his hero Ernest Hemingway. This younger Hemingway is an obnoxious product of his time, who thinks without acting.

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As they’re hunting a minotaur in the catacombs, Hemingway learns that his antiquated ideas about being a real man are no match for a magical creature. We’re sure die-hard Hemingway fans didn’t appreciate this adaptation.

7 JULIUS CAESAR

When Julius Caesar runs into Mick in Aruba, the situation is exactly as hilarious as expected. He tries to rally a beach full of frat boys on spring break into battle. Then Sara beats him down, so the team can take him in.

An interesting moment comes when Sara needs leadership advice and turns to Caesar for help. He may be a pompous jerk, but he can understand her predicament. There’s nothing new about this version of Caesar, but this adventure gets the Legends back into time travel.

6 P.T. BARNUM

As much as we all love the catchy song and dance numbers in The Greatest Showman, we also know it’s not an accurate portrayal of P.T. Barnum. Legends of Tomorrow went the more realistic route, with guest star Billy Zane playing the carnival owner as a con man with no ethics.

Predictably when he discovered Nate’s superpowers, Barnum saw dollar signs and nabbed the hero. It was the portrait of Barnum historians have painted over the years.

5 ELVIS PRESLEY

It’s actually quite surprising that it took a show about time travel three seasons to include the king. As the team continued its search for the various totems it needed to defeat Mallus, it turned out a young Elvis carried the death totem on his guitar.

Elvis’ influence on individual lives and as such, the timeline as a whole, meant the team had to be extra careful on this mission. In the end, it took a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace to give the ghosts attacking the town a peaceful transition.

4 J.R.R. TOLKIEN

In the culmination of the Spear of Destiny storyline, the team needs the author’s help to find the blood of Christ so they can destroy the Spear. While describing their dilemma to Tolkien, Rip tells him that he and his friends are on a quest to destroy the most dangerous object in the world. Sound familiar.

This young version of Tolkien is portrayed as a historian who agrees to help the Legends, because he’s all about doing the right thing. There are a lot of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit jokes that are fun easter eggs for fans of the franchise.

3 ALBERT EINSTEIN

To stop the Nazis from destroying New York with an atomic bomb in 1942 the Legends take Albert Einstein on board. Professor Stein is very excited to meet the famed physicist, but you know what they say about meeting your heroes. Turns out Einstein is an obnoxious womanizer, who seems unimpressed with Martin.

As is usually the case, it’s actually Einstein’s ex-wife Mileva who is the brains of the operation and she’s the one the Nazis are after. Once New York is saved, the team gets Einstein to publicly acknowledge Mileva, thus protecting her and securing her place in history.

2 HELEN OF TROY

The face that launched a thousand ships lands in Hollywood in the ‘30s. With her ability to influence men, it doesn’t take long for her to conquer the movie business. However, her presence causes a studio war that’s being encouraged by Damien Darhk.

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Perhaps the most important development comes when Zari uses a loophole in time to take Helen to Themyscira, setting up her return in the season finale as a fully trained Amazon warrior.

1 HEDY LAMARR

During their trip to Hollywood, the Legends got to meet Stein’s major crush, Hedy Lamarr. The actress wasn’t just a silver screen star, she was also a brilliant scientist. Due to an earlier experiment, Jax and Martin have switched bodies, so he feels much more confident about talking to her.

Hedy’s impact on time is immediately felt when the Waverider loses power, because her scientific developments were never explored. She’s also able to figure out how to fix Jax and Martin. She even lets Stein know she prefers older men.

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2019-03-12 01:03:40

Stephanie Holland

The CW Sets Legends of Tomorrow Return Date, Arrow Timeslot Change

The CW has set DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to return Monday, April 1 and confirmed Arrow‘s new 9 pm timeslot on Monday evenings, starting April 15. In the years since Arrow began its run in 2012, Oliver Queen has been joined by superheroes like Barry Allen on The Flash and Kara Danvers on Supergirl, in addition to a whole team of time-travelers (many of which originated on either Arrow or The Flash) on Legends of Tomorrow. The Arrowverse (as it’s known) isn’t done expanding yet either and formally introduced Kate Kane in last year’s Elseworlds crossover, ahead of the potential Batwoman TV series premiering in the 2018-2019 season.

Of all the Arrowverse series, Legends of Tomorrow has typically had the lowest ratings, if also the most faithful followers in recent years. The show has increasingly danced to the idiosyncratic beat of its own drum along the way, most recently with a midseason finale that broke time itself and transformed the show’s characters into cats and puppets (among other things). Legends is going on a break for the next few months, but fans can take solace in knowing when, exactly, the Waverider crew’s wacky adventures will continue.

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TVLine reports that Legends of Tomorrow will return on Monday, April 1, where it will open the night in the 8 pm timeslot. Arrow, which has been airing in The CW’s 8 pm spot this season, will take a two-week hiatus at that time, before it returns in the 9 pm timeslot on Monday, April 15. Oliver Queen fans need not fret, however, seeing as Arrow season 7 will pick back up well towards the end of this month, following the Arrowverse’s midseason break.

In some ways, it’s fitting that Legends won’t return with the rest of the Arrowverse. The show has almost taken on a life of its own these past two years, to the point that it has nearly as many characters (Zari Tomez, Ava Sharpe, Gary Green, etc.) who originated on the show as it does carryovers from Arrow and/or The Flash. Legends has also delved further into the magical realms of the Arrowverse than its peers, especially with the addition of John Constantine to the time-traveling Legends team in season 4. Between all that and the series’ uniquely zany tone, it feels somewhat appropriate that Legends completely ignored last year’s Elseworlds crossover (save for a throwaway line of dialogue) to continue focusing its attention on its own storylines, instead.

Of course, both Arrow and Legends‘ futures are somewhat up in the air right now, as is the fate of the Arrowverse at large. Last month’s Elseworlds event concluded with a teaser confirming 2019’s Arrowverse crossover will be Crisis on Infinite Earths, as inspired by the comic book event of the same name. This particular crossover has the potential to change the very fabric of The CW’s DC TV universe as we know it, and could even result in some major character deaths (maybe even Green Arrow and Superman’s) along the way. That’s all the more reason for Arrow and/or Legends‘ fans to keep tuning in to both (or either) series, as they begin to lay the groundwork for what’s to come by the end of the year.

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Arrow returns Monday, January 21 on The CW, followed by DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Monday, April 1.

Source: TVLine



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2019-01-10 01:01:27

What Time Is The Avengers 4 Trailer Rumored To Release Tomorrow?

Marvel’s first Avengers 4 trailer is on the way, but what time will it reportedly release online? Ever since Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters earlier this year, all Marvel Cinematic Universe fans could think about was when they would get the first look or tease at the Russo Brothers’ 2019 Marvel movie, Avengers 4. For a long time, though, Marvel Studios focused all their efforts on first releasing Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp in the summer and then marketing Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel.

Even though Avengers 4 releases in about five months, MCU fans have yet to see the Avengers 4 trailer, despite the fact that they’ve now gotten two Captain Marvel trailers as well as trailers for four other Disney movies (such as The Lion King) that are releasing after Avengers 4. While this may be frustrating for MCU fans who are excited to learn more about next year’s movie, releasing the Avengers 4 trailer at the appropriate time and kickstarting the film’s marketing campaign is something that needed to be carefully decided – and now it looks like it’s finally going to happen.

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It’s been rumored that the first Avengers 4 trailer will release tomorrow morning after initially being delayed from earlier this week. While it hasn’t been confirmed by Marvel Studios, it stands to reason that the trailer will release without prior notification, similar to what happened with Thor: Ragnarok. Based on prior Marvel trailer releases, the Avengers 4 trailer should release online sometime around 6 am PST/9 am EST/2 pm BST (via Daniel RPK). It’s possible that the trailer could release earlier in the morning, as Disney did with Artemis Fowl, but that seems unlikely.

Considering that the Avengers 4 trailer will be the first piece of footage that audiences have that depicts the aftermath of Thanos’ snap (officially known as the Decimation in the MCU), it will be interesting to see how much footage the studio shows. Since half of the franchise’s characters are dead, Marvel is faced with a curious predicament as to how they market Avengers 4 without confirming that their heroes come back to life. Given how Avengers: Infinity War was marketed, however, it seems likely that the Avengers 4 trailer will include scenes that won’t be in the final product.

One of the best ways to circumvent spoilers in Avengers 4 marketing is to actually show very little of the plot and change up certain scenes so that they play out differently in the actual film. This is something Marvel became very good at while promoting Avengers: Infinity War, which they in part learned from their fellow Disney studio, Lucasfilm. However, holding back too much could also be detrimental to most movies, but perhaps not Avengers 4. Regardless, fans are rumored to be hours away from getting their first look at the first Avengers 4 trailer.

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2018-12-06 03:12:03

Legends of Tomorrow: The Demon Hunting Constantine Revealed

Legends of Tomorrow has revealed the identity of the evil force hounding John Constantine as The Demon Neron. “Hell No, Dolly!”, season 4 episode 7, also divulged the scope of Neron’s plans and firmly established him as the chief villain whom the Legends will have to defeat by the season’s end.

It was confirmed in Legends’ season 4 premiere “The Virgin Gary” that some supernatural force had it out for John Constantine. In “Hell No, Dolly!”, John told teammates Charlie and Zari about Neron – a powerful demon who had tried to blackmail John into helping him overthrow the triumvirate of demons that rule Hell. John refused, despite Neron having acquired the deed to John’s damned soul and having the authority to do all manner of horrible things to John after he died. The resulting conflict ultimately ended in Neron being banished from the material plane, but dragging John’s boyfriend Desmond (who had sold his soul to Neron to buy John’s safety) back to Hell with him.

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First appearing in Underworld Unleashed #1 in 1995, Neron is one of the more infamous players in DC Comics’ cosmology. A demon-lord who can’t resist making Faustian bargains with mortals, Neron once tried to take over the universe by gathering a mass quantity of souls, which are the currency of Hell and the source of his power. Neron approached numerous supervillains then numerous superheroes, offering them their hearts’ desire in exchange for their souls, all while plotting a way to acquire the purest soul on Earth – an object that would make Neron all-powerful! Though his scheme was ultimately thwarted, Neron has remained a power to be reckoned with in the DC Universe, always ready to make a deal with anyone desperate enough to seek his help and pay his price.

It’s worth mentioning that John Constantine has battled Neron before in the comics. Indeed, Neron was one of the chief villains of the Constantine The Hellblazer series, which reimagined Neron as a demonic stockbroker. The events of the series’ second major story arc, The Art Of The Deal, seem to have inspired a bit of Legends of Tomorrow‘s current storyline. Both involve a Neron who sought Constantine’s assistance in staging a hostile takeover of Hell and both featured John losing his boyfriend to Neron’s machinations, though John’s boyfriend in the comics was named Oliver rather than Desmond.

It remains to be seen how closely Legends of Tomorrow will adhere to the story from The Art of The Deal. It seems unlikely, however, that we will see Neron giving a speech to his followers where he promises to “Make Hell Great Again” as in the comics. Still, it seems clear that with a power-minded Neron seeking to gather souls as part of a ploy to take over Hell, the Legends may have their hands full for the rest of season 4.

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2018-12-04 05:12:09

Star Wars 9 Filming Change Forces Adam Driver to Cancel College Appearance

Star Wars: Episode IX actor Adam Driver is forced to postpone a university appearance due to a scheduling change on the film. Director J.J. Abrams began production on the Skywalker saga’s grand finale earlier this year, after the project had gone through substantial behind-the-scenes changes. Abrams, of course, came in to replace Colin Trevorrow as helmsman, penning an all-new script alongside Chris Terrio after numerous stabs at the screenplay failed to impress Lucasfilm higher-ups.

Abrams’ arrival late in development meant things needed to be moved around. Originally, Episode IX was supposed to start principal photography this January in order to meet a May 2019 release date. However, it was pushed back to December 2019, meaning filming started later in the year. This caused some of the cast members to cancel previously arranged obligations, and now Driver is the latest to do so.

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The user Riri19911 shared a statement from Driver’s management on the Star Wars Leaks subreddit, where the actor’s team announced Driver needed to postpone an appearance at a university. You can read it in full below:

Star Wars has just had a massive schedule change, and given what they need to shoot next week they need Adam to rehearse all day tomorrow. He feels terrible letting everyone down and doing this last minute, but has been left with no choice. This will be rescheduled at a later date.

It’s unknown exactly what circumstances led to the change, but right now, fans shouldn’t be too concerned. There are always a lot of moving pieces on something as massive as Star Wars, and it’s possible Abrams saw a window to shoot a specific sequence – which obviously involves Kylo Ren. It’s possible this is some kind of action set piece, given that it’s required Driver rehearses for an entire day. Lightsaber battles always involve high-end choreography that the actors need to learn. On the Last Jedi director commentary, Rian Johnson noted how Daisy Ridley and Driver performed their own stunts during the throne room fight, and odds are someone as method and committed as Driver wants to handle the action bits himself for Episode IX.

The Star Wars films of the Disney era haven’t always had the smoothest productions, with Solo being an obvious example. Fortunately, it doesn’t sound like this situation on Episode IX is nearly as dire. While it’s certainly an inconvenience to have to switch things around at the eleventh hour, it sounds like it’s a matter of scheduled shoots getting moved around and won’t be a major setback. And fortunately for the university students, they’ll still have an opportunity to see Driver another time, once Star Wars 9 is all taken care of.

More: When We Think Lucasfilm Will Announce The Star Wars 9 Title

Source: Riri19911



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2018-10-08 07:10:22 – Chris Agar

Arrowverse Creator Addresses Ruby Rose Batwoman Casting Controversy

Arrowverse co-creator Greg Berlanti is finally addressing the ongoing controversy surrounding Ruby Rose’s casting as Batwoman in The CW’s DC Comics-based shared universe. Earlier this summer, it was announced ahead of San Diego Comic-Con that the network would be adding Batwoman to the list of their already extensive DC superheroes, with the potential to spin off the character into her own standalone series down the line. Then, it was later revealed that Rose had been cast as the titular character.

Shortly after the announcement of Rose’s casting as Batwoman, the actress suffered from a sudden wave of bullying, which ultimately amounted to relentless gate-keeping. Some people believed that she simply wasn’t right for the part, which is a fair opinion to have of someone who has been cast in a notable role, but then there were plenty of others who attacked the actress for not being gay enough to portray Kate Kane. It wasn’t long after that Rose decided to shut down her Twitter account and close off her Instagram comments to the public as a result.

Related: What Elseworlds Means For The Arrowverse & Batwoman

In an interview with THR at the Los Angeles LGBT Center Vanguard Awards in September, Arrowverse franchise producer Greg Berlanti addressed the controversy surrounding Ruby Rose’s casting as Batwoman, saying that outrage against certain decisions is a tale as old as time in Hollywood. However, it’s not something that producers should be fazed by. Here’s what he said in full:

“Whenever you’re bringing change about in any form, there are always conversations that happen. I go all the way back to Dawson’s Creek. Twitter didn’t exist, but we would get boxes of letters expressing opinions in all directions from were we making enough change, should we be making more change, or why did we feel like we needed to do these things? It’s always part of the process, so just focus on the story and make the best episode that you can.”

Berlanti also made sure to point out that the potential Batwoman TV series was still in the pilot stage. For those that aren’t aware, Rose is slated to make her debut as the iconic superhero in this year’s Arrowverse crossover event, Elseworlds, which will take place across three shows – Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl; Legends of Tomorrow will not be joining the crossover this time – over three nights. Furthermore, the entire crossover is supposed to take place in Gotham, which audiences saw for the first time in the official Elseworlds poster that debuted earlier this month.

Whether the network gives Batwoman a series order remains to be seen, but the character’s popularity and the potential for more stories centered in Gotham will most likely be determined by the Elseworlds crossover this December. Regardless of all the bullying Rose has received online, she is still on board to portray Kate Kane in her first live-action television debut. In fact, Arrow star Stephen Amell recently teased Rose trying on the Batwoman costume for the first time, seeing as the cast and crew should be filming the crossover soon (if they haven’t done so already).

More: Elseworlds: Everything You Need To Know About The Arrowverse Crossover

Source: THR



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2018-10-08 04:10:39 – Mansoor Mithaiwala

Legends of Tomorrow Showrunner Was Happy to Sit Out Crossover

Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Phil Klemmer says he’s happy to sit out this year’s big Arrowverse crossover, since the show’s fourth season only has 16 episodes to work with. This year’s crossover event is titled Elseworlds, and will take place across three episodes – one each from Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

The biggest selling point for Elseworlds, aside from seeing The CW’s various DC superheroes working together again, is the introduction of Batwoman. Played by Ruby Rose, the character will make her debut in Elseworlds before going on to star in her own show in 2019.

Related: All 10 Superhero Shows Returning Or Premiering In Fall 2018

While all that is happening, however, the Legends will be doing their own thing. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Klemmer confessed, “I was happy to have sit this year out just because we only have 16 and our run of episodes was so tight and integrated. It’s always a blast but it is a departure. I’m glad we got to do a straight run this year.” He also revealed that 2019’s crossover is already in development and there’s a “loose shape for it.” Whether or not the Legends will be a part of next year’s crossover is currently unknown, but Klemmer says, “We’re on standby.”

Season 4 of Legends of Tomorrow will have a new lineup of superheroes, with Rip Hunter and Kid Flash exiting the show and Matt Ryan’s John Constantine joining as a series regular. However, the supernatural detective won’t be a part of the team right away. Klemmer explains that the writers wanted to build up some mystery around the character first: “That’s something for the audience to have to unravel: What happened to Constantine during the offseason and why has he changed?

The next season of Legends of Tomorrow will stick to a monster-of-the-week format, with the Legends investigating various magical creatures and discovering that the legends about them aren’t quite accurate. Moreover, the team’s attempts to figure out to do with these creatures will raise some thorny ethical issues, which Klemmer says made the show “much darker“:

“With magical creatures, you’re asking big questions like do they belong in our world? Is this really our world to police? We spent a ridiculous amount of time debating morality for a show that’s a time-traveling action comedy. Is it fair to put a Minotaur in a cage at the Time Bureau? None of these things exist, but we’re asking if a Minotaur has a soul and conscience.”

While the Arrowverse crossovers can be a lot of fun, they also require getting all of the various DC superheroes together in one place, and can arguably be a distraction from the main series arc. From the sounds of it, the Legends have quite a lot on their plate already. Including a Minotaur.

More: Elseworlds: Everything You Need To Know About The Arrowverse Crossover

Legends of Tomorrow season 4 will premiere October 22, 2018, on The CW.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter



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2018-09-30 04:09:26 – Hannah Shaw-Williams