Lucy Lane ‘Superwoman’ coming to Supergirl

Supergirl isn’t the only super heroine coming to CBS this fall. According to TVLine,
Lucy Lane (not yet cast) will debut in episode three of Supergirl. Lucy Lane is Lois Lane’s younger sister, Jimmy Olsen’s ex-girlfriend and possibly a future Superwoman. 

In the comics, Lucy’s relationship with Jimmy Olsen goes as far back as the 1950’s. They have a long history of dating. Her metamorphosis into the metahuman Superwoman wasn’t introduced until much more recently. Lucy’s greatest weakness has always been letting herself live in the shadow of her older sister Lois. No word if Lois will make an appearance on the show, but it’s likely she will be referenced.

Lucy’s introduction on Supergirl brings up some interesting questions: Will her presence in National City create a love triangle between Kara, Jimmy and herself? Will she be visiting for one episode or will she be a recurring guest character? Does her appearance on the show mean even more Superman characters coming? Lastly, will they tease her future as Superwoman, or will that be held back for a few seasons?

I reached out to a few friends on Twitter to get their feedback on Lucy Lane’s appearance on the show:

Supergirl premiers Monday October 26 at 8p.m. on CBS.

Doctor Who Fans Start SDCC Hall H Line Early

Every year the Hall H line at Comic Con draws crowds of thousands. As Comic Con gets more and more popular fans are lining up earlier and earlier to get a glimpse of their favorite movie and t.v. actors. We speculated in an earlier blog post that Doctor Who would be a very popular panel, and this is proving to be true. As I write this post, it’s 5:10pm Wednesday evening, the night before Hall H’s first panels, and there are already over 100 people camping outside Hall H!

A young couple was seen lining up yesterday, when asked what they were camped out for they replied “Doctor Who”. Since Doctor Who skipped Comic Con last year, fans of the longest running science fiction show are eager see the Twelfth Doctor, his Impossible Girl Companion and a few other special guests.

BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con for a Hall H panel on Thursday, July 9. Following his record-breaking first season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at Comic-Con with stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the time traveler, who will continue to journey through all of space and time in epic adventures in the new season premiering this fall. Capaldi’s first season delivered BBC AMERICA its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms.Peter Capaldi on making his first Comic-Con appearance: “Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H, is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.”

Want to follow the journey of these brave souls camping out in front of Hall H all night? Follow @HallHLine on Twitter, check the hashtag #HallH and #HallHLine #HallHSdcc on Twitter and Instagram, and keep your eyes on @DoctorWho_BBCA!

So far the only Hall H line is for Thursday, but with Game of Thrones and Star Wars in Hall H on Friday, that second line could be starting any minute!

San Diego Comic Con runs July 9th – July 12th 2015.

SDCC 2015: Top 3 Fan Experiences

SDCC 2015 Offsite Events

Picture this: you’re dressed up in your favorite Arya Stark cosplay, you’re water dancing, fighting off enemies with your master’s wooden training sword, swinging and dancing like a Bravosi warrior! Imagine this: you’re drinking ale with Viking warriors, celebrating a victorious battle on a longship at sunset! You’re a new S.H.I.E.L.D. recruit, an enhanced, a man or woman with special powers who has just been given a secret code to join Nick Fury’s secret team!

These are three scenarios that could actually happen to you this year at San Diego Comic Con if you decide to take part in an offsite experience! Whether you have a SDCC badge this year or not, you can take part in these awesome events! Listed below are my top 3 choices for offsite experiences that will rock your SDCC world!

Top 3 Offsite Events


Game of Thrones Experience
Thursday 7/9 — Saturday 7/11 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 7/12 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Omni Hotel 675 L St. San Diego

Last year Game of Thrones fans were treated to free Westeros tattoos, a photo op on the Iron Throne, and a virtual reality experience on The Wall. This year fans get to go through an immersive sword training experience (much like Arya’s water dancing sword training), a GIF booth with dragons and white walkers, and photo ops with costumes and props, like The Mountain’s iconic giant sword.

If you take part in this experience you will be able to boast to all your friends back home that you experienced the realm and survived the realm! Based on photos from last year this is an event you do not want to miss! Take note that this experience will be very popular. The average wait time is around 3 hours, so grab a snack, bring a friend, and get ready to experience the realm!

You can follow this event by tracking the hashtag  #ExperienceTheRealm and by following @GameofThrones on Twitter!


Agents of Shield Secret Warriors
Thursday 7/9 – Saturday  7/11
Convention center floor and outdoor areas

Agents of Shield fans be on the look out for “Shield Ambassadors” who will be roaming the convention center with limited edition “Secret Warriors” pins.

If you are lucky enough to be rewarded with a pin, take a picture of yourself wearing the pin and post it to Twitter using the #SHIELDSecretWarriors. The cast of Agents of Shield will be picking their favorite photos to feature on the Agents of Shield Twitter, so be creative!

How can you find these S.H.I.E.L.D. ambassadors and become one of Fury and Coulson’s Secret Warriors? Follow the official @AgentsOfSHIELD account on Twitter and check their tweets for locations!

Vikings SDCC

2 Vikings Experiences

History Channel’s Vikings is returning to Comic Con this year with two offsite events: Vikings Horns and the Vikings Longship. If you are fan of the show or just want a fun way to sail around San Diego Bay sharing drinks with your friends, be sure to check out these awesome events!

Vinking Horns
Thursday 7/9 – Saturday  7/11
Gaslamp District

As you adventure around downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District, be on the lookout for Vikings “Brand Ambassadors” and “Shield Maidens” who will be handing out drinking horns. Once you acquire one of these cool horns you can use it to get discounts on drinks at many Gaslamp bars and restaurants, including: Analog Bar, Florent Restaurant & Lounge, East Village Tavern + Bowl and The New Yorker. You can find the full list of bars at the Vikings Booth #437.

Vikings Longship
Friday 7/10 – Saturday  7/11
Gaslamp District

Imagine the most epic Viking pub crawl, and that’s what will be happening on the Vikings Longship this year at SDCC 2015. A Seal Boat will be turned into a longship, carrying passengers around the Gaslamp district, stopping at bars and restaurants. Everyone who finishes the ride will receive a Viking Drinking Horn.

How do you find this Viking Longship? Follow @HistoryVikings on Twitter and ask people working the booth! Also, a few lucky longship passengers will get to sail the San Diego Bay at sunset with the cast of Vikings! This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity so be on the lookout for how to win!

These events are only a few of the amazing offsite events featured at SDCC this year! For a full list of offsite events visit SDCC Unofficial Blog.

New Captain Marvel Comic from Agent Carter Writers

Marvel announced today that Captain Marvel will be written by a new set of writers after Secret Wars has finished. While fans will miss former writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, who is moving on to produce television, I think fans will love new writers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Tara and Michele are no strangers to writing about a strong female character set in a male-dominated MCU — they currently helm the hit ABC show Agent Carter. Their development of Peggy Carter as a strong woman in the S.S.R. is a great example of their ability to write a strong female character. Michele and Tara are also very well versed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Agent Carter they crafted a fantastically layered post-WWII, pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. world set with villains and heroes, all drawing from the back stories of Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Hydra and the S.S.R. In Agent Carter they even payed tribute to the fallen Captain America, Steve Rogers, who in the future, is a very good friend of Carol’s. It really is all coming full circle for them, which is fantastic!

As for whether or not Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel will change with these new writers, Marvel said today in Fast Company:

“This is really meant to be the next level for Captain Marvel,” says series editor Sana Amanat. “Carol is really meant to be a soldier and a commander, and also a diplomat. We’re really trying to build up this space complex and this space world. You’ll really feel like there’s an extension of the Avengers world into space….”

Carol Danvers is also getting a new look for the new comic, sporting a shorter, more practical hair cut and outfit.

New Carol Danvers look Captain Marvel

What do you think of the new writers and new look for Captain Marvel? Do you think Tara and Michele’s experience writing for bad-ass British intelligence officer Agent Carter will help them write compelling new adventures for Carol? Let us know in the comments below.

The new Captain Marvel comic should be hitting shelves this fall.

Agent Carter returns to ABC January 2016.

Images via Marvel, first published in Fast Company.

Independence Day 2: Resurgence

20th Century Fox announced today that the official title of Independence Day 2 is Independence Day Resurgence. This announcement came from a live Q&A with the cast and filmmakers including executive producer and director Roland Emmerich and a plethora of actors including Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Brent Spiner, Judd Hirsch, Sela Ward and Vivica Fox.

Independence Day Resurgence synopsis:

Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The Q&A also revealed some awesome new technology that will be used in the film including this cool device called a “Moon Tug”:

The cast also shared some small details about their characters, including Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spiner. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) is now the director of the Earth Space Defense Program. Dr. Brakish Okun (Brent Spiner), who died in the first Independence Day, is back for the sequel. Spiner did not expound on the details of his resurrection. While Liam Hemsworth, Sela Ward and Maika Monroe are playing new characters, Vivica Fox, Judd Hirsch and Bill Pullman will all be reprising their roles from the original film.

Independence Day Resurgence hits theaters on June 24 2016.

Jurassic World shatters Marvel’s box office record

It’s well known that The Avengers holds the biggest domestic opening weekend in history with $207.4 million. They have held this record since 2012 and no one has ever come close, until now. Jurassic World dominated the box office this weekend, shattering both global and domestic records. Entertainment Weekly reported that as of Monday June 15th, Jurassic World has grossed $208.8 million! That beats out The Avengers previously held record by just $1.4 million!

Everyone expected the film to do well, but I don’t think anyone expected it to do this well. Marvel films are notorious for setting unbreakable box office records. Three Marvel films held the top domestic opening weekend record: The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Iron Man 3. Now the Jurassic Park franchise can say that they beat the unbeatable and that they now hold the record for biggest opening weekend in history!

So, how did they do it? I think they had a few strengths in their favor: It’s the forth installment in a billion dollar franchise. It’s about a genetically modified super dinosaur called the ‘Indominus Rex’. It takes place not on Isla Sorna, like Jurassic 2 and 3, but on Isla Nublar, the original island from Jurassic Park. It takes place on the same site as the original park, now renamed Jurassic World, and it features Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Star Lord himself, Chris Pratt. If all these things combined with a global marketing campaign, a June release date, and the backing of Steven Speilberg himself, it’s quite clear why this film did so well. Marvel’s president Kevin Feige even tweeted out a poster in congratulations to the cast and producers.

At least Marvel studios has a sense of humor after losing it’s top spot 😉 

Have you seen Jurassic World? Does it deserve the hype? Let us know in the comments below!