Whiplash And Glee Actress Melissa Benoist Cast As Supergirl On CBS

Today is a great day for Geekdom.

Glee, Whiplash and Homeland actress Melissa Benoist was announced as Supergirl for the upcoming DC Comics superhero show on CBS.

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She is a gorgeous actress who can hold the nerves and be Kara Zor-El.

According to Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, Kara Zor-El in this adaptation comes from Krypton and is adopted by the Danvers and hence takes the name Kara Danvers. She is taught by the Danvers to keep her powers hidden and she feels disillusioned with life for behaving like a normal human, wearing spectacles and combing her hair back. And then she is forced to use her powers in public and it changes everything for her. She will follow a similar origin story to her more illustrious cousin Superman and the producers are sure that she will be a success story.

The supergirl show is described as a feminist detective drama. There are chances that Supergirl might end up in the DC Cinematic Universe, if the producers decide to keep it away from the DC TV Universe.

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Supergirl will debut later this year on CBS and there are talks of a possible crossover with Arrow and Flash on the CW.

Melissa Benoist is a fun and talented actress, a Glee regular and had a small role in the Oscar nominated movie Whiplash starring Miles Teller.

Cannot wait for the show to debut.

Its a treat all the way indeed.

~ Zalysar Cuvegis

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6 Reasons Why Spiderman Should Be A Netflix TV Series

I have read far too many Marvel Comics (and a great many DC ones too), and my favourite superheroes lists is always huge and fluctuating. But, Spiderman is this one superhero who is not a favourite superhero of mine, but the one who is very dear to my wee heart. He has always held a special place because of how much I could relate to him ever since my childhood.

And this fondness for the web shooter’s comic series has resulted in me reading almost every single Spiderman comic issue out there. When I could buy no more, I started digital collecting; and well…digital collections are the best because I can have the entire comixology in my pocket, can read anywhere I go.

So here’s the Squealist-er Six!

1) Because We Can Have the Michael Buble Theme Song Every Single Week! *squeals like a little girl* 

IN ALL CAPS:

Spiderman! Spiderman!
Does whatever a spider can.
Spins a web, any size.
Catches thieves- just like flies.
Look out! Here comes the Spidermaaaan! 

2) Andrew Garfield Will Always Be the Truest Spiderman/Peter Parker on the Big Screen

Even though I adored the first Spiderman film trilogy, Andrew Garfield just ripped my heart out and glued it on his web shooter because of his portrayal of Peter Parker. The same reason why I watched the Amazing Spiderman 2 FIVE times in the Cinema and several times hence; it is a film loathed by critics and fans alike for obscure reasons. Andrew-Garfield-Spider-Man-Comic-Con-Video

His portrayal of Peter Parker is immaculate. His dorkiness, and his cockiness and especially the way he weeps: when Uncle Ben dies and when…Gwen Stacy dies. That Gwen Stacy death scene had me in tears as if my tearducts were laced with napalm and needed the spark to explode.

That one scene – and the whole film showcasing Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker….the adorable Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield’s relationship…made the film kind of sacred to me.

And as much as I want Marvel to get the rights back from Sony, I – for the life of me – cannot see a recast of Peter Parker on the big screen happen. If you’re going to reboot Spidey, you just might retire Peter Parker for the big screen.

3) Spiderman Has Always Been a TV Adaptation Character

Now, that sounded weird, didn’t it? Yes, I guess it came off slightly wrong but that’s how it is. Even though Spiderman – until very recently – was the most bankable and famousest Marvel name (yes, that is a word – the Hobbits use it. I’m a Hobbit/Dwarf…hybrid…part Took).

Spider-Man19671-610x427But in terms of his storyline, he has always been best for TV, which is why the Spiderman television cartoon (the old school one) is the best Spiderman adaptation out there. [I do not count the Disney’s Ultimate Spiderman cartoon as a spiderman adaptation. It is a load of crap…because it uses the too gimmicky nu-marvel/nu-DC kiddy kiddy animation style.]

A great yet short lived almost-live action television series was the Ultimate Spiderman adaptation for cartoons..the one with real high graphics remember? Yeah. couch_comics_spiderman_coffee_redheads_mary_jane_watson_sitting_marvel_comics_j_scott_campbell_rip_wallpaper_1280x1024_www-wall321-com-the

The thing is, people are not satisfied with either Spiderman movie adaptations because the films try their best to include all things Spidey into really short screen time and have to end up making it too dramatic.

While, the true beauty of Spiderman is in the boy next door dramedy. Wouldn’t it be great to see Spidey in live action be just like Spidey in comics?

To see him romance both Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson, have the former live with him and the latter go jealous and make out in his basement while Aunt May eavesdrop? Them really being teens even though it is a dangerous world out there.

To see Peter’s school life, his extreme cockiness in full steam, and his many exploits around the Big City.

If there is a Spiderman tv show coming up, it will knock the Flash, The Arrow, Gotham, Agents of Shield, and every superhero show out of the park…because home is where Spidey makes the biggest impact.

2430639-screen_shot_2012_06_26_at_3.15.50_pmI would really love to see the uber flirty yet awkwardly geeky Peter Parker, and him dealing with J. Jonah Jameson and well…the innumerable awesome things that are in the comics. No need of a rush, no need of a calm-danger-spike-peak-calm plot track….just good old campy boy next door spidey going about his life doing what he does best: dealing with the awkwardness of his life.

We can have so much more of Mary-Jane and Gwen (yeah, I’ve always had a crush on those two) and Black Cat and loads of Aunt May motherly goodness. And his interaction with other street fighters of Manhattan.drinking-glasses

4) The Defenders Are On Netflix!

Aye, as is common knowledge by now: Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones are all getting their own series on Netflix…with a super team series as the Defenders added. Now, we all know Spiderman is as much of a defender as he is an Avenger. 8865.spiderman disney xd.jpg-550x0

It would be great to see both Daredevil and Spiderman tackle Wilson Fisk from time to time.

5) The Spiderman Rogues Gallery In Its Entirety

The best thing about any superhero show, and a reason why I prefer superhero shows over superhero movies, is the display of the superhero’s entire rogues gallery. That’s the downside of superhero movies, we only get to meet the big bad. All other rogues that we so love….no chance for them. So that’s the best part about a Spiderman show.

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And it isn’t like Marvel cannot afford to pull of a Spiderman show featuring his rogues in full splendour….The CW – with a really modest budget – have been pulling off Flash week in week out with terrible effect! (I love saying terrible effect…its a phrase used by Gandalf a lot…I love Gandalf…well, I am Gandalf and Gandalf is me!)

So, it will not be an issue for billions minting Marvel Entertainment to give us a high end Spiderman show.

6) One Craves For More & More Spidey!

Yep. That was the sixth point. I mentioned it in bold because: its imperative to do so as its more & more spidey! and because I really wanted to use that 6th bullet point because it feels nice (to that irritated mind). So, yeah…here’s a subjectively pointless 60 more words; a-yep it is reaching the number, aaaand it does!

So, in conclusion… C’MON STAN THE MAN, SPIDEY IS THE DARLING OF YOUR LIFE AND OF THIS FAN….SO TELL FEIGE TO GO TO THE BANK AND GIVE US A NETFLIX SPIDERMAN!

Okay, I’m done.

Bye.

~ Zalysar Cuvegis/Rafi

In An Alternate DC Cinematic Universe…

In a beautiful alternate dimension:

A 6’4 Ben Affleck’s Stilts addled 6’7 Beefy Batman,
A 6’1 Henry Cavill’s Beefy Superman,
A 6’4 Jason Momoa’s Long Beardy Smirking Beefy Aquaman,
A 6’3 Idris Elba’s Baritoned Beefy Green Lantern,
A 6’2 Grant Gustin’s Older and Smarter Flash,
A 6’0 Benedict Cumberbatch’s Menacingly baritoned Martian Manhunter,
A 6’1 Stephen Amell’s much older Shakespearen Goatee sporting Arrow,
A 5’6 Katee Sackhoff’s Curvy Wonder Woman,
A 5’9 Erin Cumming’s Hawkgirl,

They stand parallel to each other facing….

A 6’2 Mark Strong’s Sinister Beefy Lex Luthor smirking sinisterly adjusting his $1000 tie, upright and haughty and speaking with supreme suave, “Gentlemen – and ladies – shall we begin?”

While A Darkseid voiced and mo-cap’d by Richard Armitage
and a Brainiac voiced and mo-cap’d by Hugo Weaving
and a Doomsday voiced and mo-cap’d by Lee Pace….
and a Metallo played by Matthew McConaughey….
and a Ra’s Al Ghul played by Liam Neeson…
and a Reverse Flash played by Jared Leto…

stare together and surround the Justice League from all sides…

and Joker played by Daniel-Day Lewis walks in dancing looking like the Killing Joke’s Crown Prince of Crime and says,
“Why So Serious?”

Ovaries and Bollocks explode and DC Cinematic Universe ends all competition in the world that could ever be.

Purely, a dream that is too good to be true. A dream I wish was a reality.

I will stop now.

Sigh.

~ Zalysar Cuvegis