In his fight to protect his city from those who wish to destroy it, Black Lightning has seen the dead rise from the grave and watched in terror as nearly everything about his life crumbled to pieces. Through it all, though, Black Lightning's never managed to lose its sense of hope and optimism.
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It's easy to understand why fans of the Arrowverse want to see the CW's newest team of live-action DC superheroes team up with Teams Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. But sorry, folks, because the fact of the matter is that Black Lightning is really, really, really set in its own universe.
Another Ernest Cline novel is coming to the big screen. Lynda Carter is still hoping for a cameo in Wonder Woman 2. The Russo Brothers (through Thanos) demand your silence for Avengers: Infinity War. Legends of Tomorrow promotes another familiar face to a regular role in season four. Plus, what's to come on Black Lightning. Spoilers, away!
Michael Gracy offers an update on the live-action Naruto movie. Another Stephen King classic could be heading to TV. Stephen Amell thinks it's inevitable that Black Lightning will cross over with the other CW/DC shows. Plus, new Captain Marvel set pictures and footage from what's to come on Gotham. Spoilers, away!
Duncan Jones discusses the Prez movie that was never to be. Carol Danvers gets her '90s looks on in new Captain Marvel set pictures. Black Panther's composer is heading to Venom. Plus, a sneak peek at Yo-Yo's new upgrade on Agents of SHIELD, and new footage from Incredibles 2 and Riverdale's musical episode. Behold, spoilers!
One of the most fascinating things about Black Lightning is how it's managed to keep itself fairly grounded and restrained in moments where many of the CW's other shows tend to err on the more fantastical side. All of that changed this week, though, when the show decided to embrace the inherent wildness of the comics.
Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight still dreams of a crossover with King Kong and Godzilla. John Boyega teases a war in the stars for Star Wars: Episode IX. A Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star is coming to iZombie. Plus, Ant-Man and the Wasp concept art, a gory new look at Ash vs. Evil Dead, and a creepy new Westworld poster. Spoilers get!
Unlike most the CW's other superheroes, who often rely on a close-knit network of allies who assist them when their vigilante work gets to be too much, we've really only ever seen Black Lightning working with one or two other people. Now, though, Jefferson's finally getting something like a team of his own - and he just happens to be related to all of them.
Get a look at Shazam!'s electrifying new logo. Peyton Reed discusses Wasp's important role in Ant-Man and The Wasp. Preacher adds a few more intriguing new characters. Plus, footage from the season finale of The X-Files, and Ryan Murphy confirms a few more familiar faces for American Horror Story. To me, my spoilers!
As much as Black Lightning might want you to cheer for its titular hero from week to week, it can be a little frustrating watching him repeatedly come so close to figuring out one of the many mysteries he's investigating only to miss all of the glaring signs right there in front of him. Thank goodness he isn't the only one on the case.
Black Lightning is arguably one of the smartest, strongest comic book adaptations on television right now, but that isn't to say the show hasn't been without its weaknesses. It's been weird, for example, that everyone's been keeping these huge, conspicuous secrets from one another right in the open.
The Highlander reboot is finally moving forward. Captain Marvel's screenwriter discusses the film's humour. Disney sets a lot of mysterious movie dates. Plus, get a look at Iris in superheroic action on The Flash, new pictures from the return of Jessica Jones and Westworld, and Gotham debuts some questionable facial hair. Spoilers now!
By now it should come as no surprise that when given the opportunity, Black Lightning never misses the chance to inject elements of real world conversations about police brutality and systemic racism into its plot. In case you'd forgotten that fact during the show's brief hiatus, "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" is a somewhat heavy-handed reminder.
Get a brief teaser of Zachary Levi's Shazam appearance. Our first look at Terry Gilliam's long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally here. Some familiar faces will be showing up in Legends of Tomorrow's season finale. Plus, more footage from Ash vs. Evil Dead's return, and new iZombie pictures. Spoilers now!