DC DELIGHTS #2: A Bunch Of TV News, And Possibly More!

Ah yes another Friday another DC Delights, this week's edition is chocked full of DC's TV future thanks to Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, some set photos of Suicide Squad, why Hardy left, and mor BVS stuff! So let's crack on with it!!!

CBS has officially given the greenlight to the first season of “Supergirl,” set to star Melissa Benoist in the title role. The precise number of episodes has not yet been revealed, but the pilot is expected to debut on the network later this year.

Benoist leads a cast that includes Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and, in mystery roles, Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

Hailing from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions (who also produce the hit DC Comics series “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW), “Supergirl” is based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. After many years hiding her abilities, she joins the ranks of her cousin Superman to become the hero she was meant to be.

The pilot episode of “Supergirl” was written by Ali Adler (“No Ordinary Family”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). They will also executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV.

The CW has confirmed that they've given a full series order to DC's Legends of Tomorrow. A pilot hasn't even been shot yet, but they're clearly expecting it to be as big a hit as Arrow and The Flash. The superhero team-up will star Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heatwave), and Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/one half of Firestorm) from The Flash, along with Arrow's Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/the Atom and Caity Lotz, presumably returning as Sara Lance/The Canary. New additions include Ciara Renee, Franz Drameh, and Arthur Darvill.

According to the official synopsis, "When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and  villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?"

A trailer has been shot for the spinoff which is expected to be shown at the upfronts.

Behind the scenes, DC's Legends of Tomorrow is executive produced by Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim.

Tom Hardy recently was forced to fall out of Suicide Squad, following news that The Revenant's production schedule expanded extensively. But the actor, whose production company is based out of Warner Bros., revealed to Collider that he is working on another adaptation with DC Comics. He's rather vague about it, but drops some hints as to what it is.

 I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it’s a DC thing which is kind of… It’s really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean’s Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction…It’s a psychological [frick]fest, it’s absolutely awesome. It’s as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it’s not that out there it’s something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, it could be [frick]ing awesome... try and guess.

He goes on to mention that it's not a movie... but it might be a TV series and a movie.

It’s real estate, it’s PRIME real estate which is sitting there right under everybody’s nose that no one’s really thought about yet and it goes TV and movie, it’s awesome. I can’t believe that nobody has even –I know they thought of it but no one has actually blown life into it yet.

In a completely different interview with Collider Hardy talk about his leave from the Suicide Squad project, and his fondness for the script and concept for Suicide Squad (Note: “alley” means “right up there with the best”):

“Warner Bros. is my home studio and I love them so I was really bummed out. I wanted to work on that and I know the script is really fucking alley and I also know what’s gonna happen with The Joker and Harley Quinn in that; I won’t give away too much…it’s fucking alley. And that whole territory is something that I would certainly—I mean, everybody loves The Joker. Everybody loves The Joker. Will Smith is a dope guy, but everybody loves The Joker and that’s gonna, I think, be a very important film for fans.”

While some rumors surfaced that Hardy was unhappy with the direction of the script and that’s why he dropped out of Suicide Squad, the actor reveals that schedule overruns on The Revenant are really and truly to blame:

“There’s a very practical element as to why I’ve missed out on that foray, which is because Alejandro [G. Inarritu] has overshot by three months in Calgary, so we’ve got to go back out to Patagonia or Alaska to continue shooting The Revenant which has turned into a much bigger beast than we thought, but that also looks exceptional.”

The Revenant is Inarritu’s 1800s-set revenge drama about frontiersmen, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing a man left for dead by Hardy’s character. The picture is, of course, Inarritu’s follow-up to winning Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, but even though it started shooting last September and is set for release this December, it won’t be fully wrapped until this summer due to issues with the weather:

“Literally we wrapped in Calgary for now until we go back in July. It would have smashed the two, I would’ve had a beard. It was just not gonna happen so I got ass-slammed technically out of Suicide Squad, gutted, so I had to hand it over to Joel Kinnaman, who will do an amazing job. It’s just I got bumped out, and that’s cool that’s the way it is.”

After sharing Captain America: Civil War promotional artwork throughout the week, El Mayimbe, has returned to Instagram with a new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice exclusive. The former Latino Review writer has shared yet another look at Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) with her cape as she'll appear next year in the much-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter. The film, written by Chris Terrio from David S. Goyer's screenplay, and directed by Zack Snyder, hits March 25, 2016!

The ensemble cast and crew of Suicide Squad once again took over the streets of Toronto, Canada, which is doubling for Midway City in the DC Comics adaptation. And now the latest photos and videos from the shoot feature the Task Force X making a big entrance before taking down an unknown target while surrounded by the army. Offering a new look at Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Scott Eastwood, Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), with Adam Beach (Slipknot), Karen Fukuhara (Katana), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo).Check out more of Task Force X in action below via new photos and videos, as well as some promising thoughts from Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer.

"It's just so exciting to bring a show like this to the street and get out in the real world with the real people" said David Ayer during an exclusive interview with Entertainment City on-set yesterday. "I'm all about real drama, real performance, and real people, so my twist on this is I'm creating a family a brotherhood here. I'm creating a very real chemistry and I have this incredible ensemble of actors led by Will Smith, who are basically playing dimensional characters with lives and souls." Ayer then said that working with the actors is so far the most gratifying aspect of directing the highly-anticipated DC Comics adaptation. "When you feel the performance come through, and the chemistry come through, that can't be beat," he added.

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Suicide Squad Set Photos

Directed by David Ayer from his script, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith (Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Jared Leto (the Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang),
Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jessie Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), with Raymond Olubawale (King Shark), Jay Hernandez, Ike Barinholtz, Jim Parrack, Adam Beach, and Scott Eastwood. The film releases on August 5, 2016!

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