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.

Jon Bernthal is The Punisher in Marvel’s Daredevil

The Punisher is Coming to Hell’s Kitchen

News broke today on that actor Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) will be playing The Punisher in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil. Jon Bernthal is a fantastic casting choice for this iconic Marvel character. He’s a gritty actor with the emotional depth and hardness needed to portray such a ruthless, justice-seeking character. Bernthal has most recently appeared in Mob City, The Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street, and Fury.

Frank Castle/The Punisher is a military trained weapons expert who ventures to New York City to settle a personal score with the Mob. Castle’s appearance in Hell’s Kitchen may signal a new threat or possibly a new ally to Charlie Cox/Matt Murdoch. Marvel’s Head of Television Joseph Loeb said today that “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdoch and nothing will be the same.” Castle is notorious for going outside the law to execute justice. Considering Murdoch is a lawyer, this could prose a problem.

Daredevil received rave reviews after its debut in April, spurring an immediate renewal from Marvel and Netflix. Marvel’s next series to hit Netflix is Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones will air later in 2015, followed by Daredevil’s second season in 2016.

Joel McHale Joins X-Files Reboot

The X-Files is returning and the anticipation is killing us!  David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson are reprising their roles as Fox Mulder & Dana Scully.  The list of guest stars starts off with a surprising addition. First to sign on is Joel McHale, current host of The Soup and the star of Community.

McHale is set to play Tad O’Malley, the anchor of a conservative Internet news network (think Bill O’Reilly) who becomes an unlikely ally to Fox Mulder.

The X-Files will return on January  24, 2016 on FOX for a six episode run and promises to deliver the same epic storytelling the series is known for.  The show’s creator, Chris Carter, is leading the way for the series to return to TV.  The last time we saw Mulder & Scully was in the 2008 movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

Source: [E! Online]