Wednesday, April 18

Deadpool 2 Mutants Roll Call

While there was just three well-known mutants highlighted in Deadpool, it looks like FOX upped the anty with ore mutants. Not only X-Men this time but what looks like X-Force. Deadpool is determined to save a boy Russell from time-traveling Cable gets in the way. Everyone already knows Cable, son of Scott Summers from the comics so here are some more...

Domino (Zazie Beetz) has the power to change probability. It seems like a strange power at first but it's proven useful to Domino in combat, giving her unparalleled marksman abilities (She never misses) and helps her get out of most situations unharmed. In the comics, Domino is the result of a government breeding program like several others in the X-Men universe. After escaping the program, Domino became a mercenary, working with a group called Six Pack, until she eventually joins the X-Force. Deadpool 2 has changed her ethnicity, hence changing her well known eye makeup. 

Bedlam (Terry Crews--Brooklyn Nine-Nine) has bioelectric abilities that allow him to disrupt and affect electrical systems. He's also trained in hand-to-hand combat. Jesse Bedlam is one half of the X-Men comic's Bedlam brothers. After being orphaned, Jesse is separated from his brother Christopher, placed in a psychiatric hospital, and tortured. He is eventually rescued by Professor X and placed on a mutant task force called M.U.S.E. Later, Bedlam teams up with Domino to track down his brother, then joins Christopher's mutant team New Hellions, and finally switches to join the X-Force to stop Christopher from reviving Armageddon Man.

Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yoiki/Surge (?)
The Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) we see in the first Deadpool movie is different than the one seen in the comics. In the movie, Negasonic works with Colossus, using her explosive powers to help Deadpool rescue Vanessa. In the comic books, Negasonic Teenage Warhead has telepathic powers and dies a lot. Negasonic can bee seen wearing X-Men gear in the trailer for the sequel. She is also seen accompanied by a pink hair mutant by the name of Yoiki (Shioli Kutsuna). It is said she is her girlfriend. She electrifies her metal chain in the trailer. Some sources say she is based on Surge, an obscure Japanese X-Men who manifests electricity-based powers.

Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) has superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, healing, and more. He can also generate bioelectric shocks, which channels into objects, most often a sword he carries. This ability makes Shatterstar an especially powerful fighter. Shatterstar is a mutant created by bio-engineering in another dimension called Mojoworld, where he is an enslaved fighter. After escaping, Shatterstar tasks himself with defeating Mojo V, the ruler of Mojoworld. In his quest, he meets Cable and joins the X-Force after he is assured that the team will help him defeat Mojo.

Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard--Pennywise from It and brother of Alexander Skarsgard) has the power to spit acidic vomit from his mouth, which can burn through any substance in the world. In the comics, Zeitgeist is a leader in the X-Force team. After becoming dissatisfied with the team, he plans a mission that will kill most of the members of the X-Force but it goes awry and Zeitgeist is eventually killed himself.

Russell/Firefist (?)
Footage showed that Russell (Julian Dennison) has pyrokinetic abilities, meaning he can control and create fire out of his hands. Some fans believe this kid could be Russell “Rusty” Collins, the mutant also known as Firefist. Other mutants were guessed to be but ultimately Firefist seems to be the closet character. 


Monday, June 19

Dream Casting: Batgirl and Gotham Girls

Batgirl is coming up directed by Joss Whedon and not much details have been revealed yet but this is who I picture for the role. And also Gotham Girls, which will have Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. The Batgirl I would want is the daughter of Commissioner Gordon and I know Joss Whedon would probably have her be a teenager or in her 20's. So it would be nice to have her mother. I like the idea of having them living in an apartment and Barbara Gordon leaving from an outside staircase or scaling the building. The mother doesn't necessarily have to be a homemaker, she could be a scientist or a teacher.

 Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
Most likely Joss Whedon will cast young and an unknown. I like Meaghan Martin from the short-lived "Ten Things I hate about you" and "Awkward" (where she played Julie). She's in her mid-twenties, maybe they will go the teenage route. In that case, there is Madelaine Petsch of Riverdale. Some people are saying Emma Stone but I think she might be too mature for a teenage Batgirl. If they chose Cassandra Cain to be Batgirl, the actress they pick should be good at comedy, drama, good at drawing audiences in with true emotion and of course kick-ass at the action scenes.

 Commissioner James Gordon
Even though Ben Mckenzie is doing a great job as Jim Gordon on Gotham TV series, I think Batgirl's dad should be a little older but not too old. I think he should not be a fat old guy but a capable man.

Barbara Kean-Gordon
I think I would want Michelle Pferrier as a myth gag but also she has shone her comedy-drama-action skills in not only Batman Returns but also Stardust. I think she should have a career and have a partnership like relationship with Jim but be vcry busy with work. Also she should have more keen knowledge that maybe her daughter is Batgirl. But of course this would be all moot if they chose Cassandra Cain as Batgirl instead of Barbara Gordon.

Gotham Girl Sirens
 Poison Ivy/Pamela Isley
On the other hand I think Emma Stone would make a good Poison Ivy, not because of her trademark red hair but her snide talk, sexiness and overall genre-jumping with no skips. She can handle drama, comedy and action and go from crying to laughing at a drop of a hat.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle
Priyanka Chopra of Quantico would be a good choice for Catwoman. She is sultry and can handle drama and action. Catwoman has been played before by diverse women such as Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather and Ertha Kit in both the big and small screen.

Sunday, December 4

Heroes from the Arrowverse/Flashverse/Berlanti-verse

The DCTV/Arrowverse started with Greg Berlanti started Arrow back in 2012. DC Comics has vast heroes and some double up with the TV universe and the movie universe such as The Flash and Superman. Here I try to put which heroes have been adapted. Some characters don't come directly from comics, some recast and others changed. This is a guide to which series they have appeared in. There is probably more, I'll add when I remember.  

Oliver Queen/Arrow
Actor: Stephen Amell
Series: Arrow
Has appeared in: The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow

Roy Harper/Arsenal
Actor: Colton Haynes
Series: Arrow Seasons 1-3

John Diggle/Spartan
Actor: David Ramsey
Series: Arrow
Has appeared in: The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow
He is an original creation, not from the comics.

Laurel Lance/Black Canary
Actress: Katie Cassidy
Series: Arrow, The Flash

Thea McQueen/Speedy
Actress: Willa Holland
Series: Arrow
Has Appeared in: The Flash
She took over Roy's place and then retired but helped in "Heroes vs Aliens."

Sarah Lance/White Canary
Actress: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Caity Lotz (Season 2 onward)
Series: Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow
Has appeared in: The Flash
She technically doesn't exist in the comics but mostly based on Black Canary. She was recast in season 2 of Arrow and now a regular in Legends of Tomorrow.

Lyla Michaels/Harbringer
Actress: Audrey Marie Anderson
Series: Arrow
Has appeared in: The Flash
Where she has taken the name of Harbringer, she is not an active hero. She did appear in the "Heroes vs. Aliens" teamup.

Barry Allen/The Flash
Actor: Grant Gustin
Series: The Flash
Has appeared in: Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow

Catilin Snow/Killer Frost
Actress: Danielle Panabaker
Series: The Flash
Has appeared in: Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow
While a villain in the comics, she has been mostly a hero in the series. In Season 2 of Flash, she met Earth-2 Killer Frost who was a villain. Now in Season 3, her powers have arose and her evil personality. Even though she didn't use her powers, she was useful in the "Heroes VS Aliens" crossover.

Cisco Ramon/Vibe
Actor: Carlos Valdez
Series: The Flash
Has appeared in: Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow
He is the only one from the Arrowverse other than Flash that has appeared in Supergirl.

Jesse Wells/Jesse Quick
Actress: Violette Beane
Series: The Flash
In the series, she comes from Earth-2 and daughter of Harrisons Wells. She returns to Earth-2 in Season 3. In the comics, she is the daughter of Johnny Quick.

Wally West/Kid Flash
Actor: Keiynan Lonsdale
Series: The Flash
He first came in season 2 and got his powers in season 3.

Jay Garrick/the Flash Earth-3
Actor: John Wesley ship
Series: The Flash
season 2

Martin Stein/Firestorm
Actor: Victor Garber
Series: The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow
He was part of the Heroes vs Aliens teamup.

Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm
Actor: Robbie Amell
Series: The Flash
He was killed off in Season 2. He appeared in season 3 as Deathstorm in Earth-2.

Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm
Actor: Franz Drameh
Series: Legends of Tomorrow
Seen in: The Flash
He was not in the comics, Ronnie's replacement in the comics was Jason Rusch.

Mick Rory/Heatwave
Actor: Dominic Purcell
Series: The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow
Was part of "Heroes vs Aliens"

Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Actor: Wentworth Miller
Series: The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow
"Killed" off in Season 1 of Legends but later reappears.

Ray Palmer/The Atom
Actor: Brandon Routh
Series: Arrow Season 3/Legends of Tomorrow
Appeared in: The Flash

Rip Hunter
Actor: Arthur Darvill
Series: Legends of Tomorrow

Carter Hall/Hawkman
Actor: Falk Hentschel
Series: Legends of Tomorrow
Appeared in: The Flash (Season 2), Arrow (Season 4)
Killed off but later reappeared again.

Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl
Actress: Ciara Renee
Series: Legends of Tomorrow
Appeared in: The Flash (Season 1), Arrow (Season 4)

Curtis Holt/Mr Terrific
Actor: Echo Kellum
Series: Arrow Season 4-on
In the comics, his name is Michael. Part of Heroes vs Aliens, he met the Flash and Supergirl

Tobias "Charon" Church/Ragman
Actor: Joe Dinicol
Series: Arrow Season 5
Part of Heroes vs Aliens, he met the Flash and Supergirl

Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog
Actor: Rick Gonzalez
Series: Arrow Season 5
Part of Heroes vs Aliens, he met the Flash and Supergirl

John Diggle Jr/Green Arrow
Actor: Joseph David-Jones
Series: Legends of Tomorrow
His storyline is of Connor Hawke but in the series, he is the son of John Diggle and Lyla Michaels, being made from Flash's Flashpoint.

Marie Jiwe McCabe/Vixen
Actress: Megalyn Echikunqoke
Series: Vixen (animated)
Appeared in: Arrow Season 4
She was in an animated series online and then moved to a guest spot on Arrow.

Amaya Jiwe/Vixen
Actress: Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Series: Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2)
When they couldn't get  Megalyn Echikunwoke, they hired Maisie and made the character her grandmother.

Actress: Courtney Whitmore
Series: Legends of Tomorrow
Appears as part of the early JLA.

Henry Heywood / Commander Steel
Actor: Matthew McCaull
Is grandfather to Nate, part of early JLA

Nate Heywood/Commander Steel
Actor: Nick Zano
Series: Legends of Tomorrow Season 2
Has appeared in: Arrow

Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Actress: Melissa Bensoit
Series: Supergirl
Has appeared in: The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow
In her own Earth, which Cisco calls Earth-31, there only exists Superman and her. And perhaps Batman, as Gotham has been mentioned.

J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter
Actor: David Harewood
Series: Supergirl

Clark Kent/Superman
Actor: Tyler Hoechlin
Series: Supergirl

Jimmy Olsen/Guardian
Actor: Mehcad Brooks
Series: Supergirl
The Guardian was Jim Harper in the comics but he already appeared on Supergirl so now Jimmy Olsen is the Guardian on the show.