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Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.
It’s been a few weeks, but the band is finally all together again. Supergirl, Batwoman, Black Lightning, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow all saw new episodes this week. With the full Arrowverse back in force, we’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s hop right in!A Girl Named Sue
After years of searching, Ralph Dibny finally found his Sue Dearbon. But nothing could have prepared him for the spitfire he was dumb enough to think he was rescuing. Like so many iterations of former damsels in distress, this Sue is quite different from her comic counterpart in all of the best ways. Purists will still see plenty of parallels to the pages though!
When Ralph first met his future wife in the comics, it was under the pretense of hunting jewel thieves. On The Flash, it’s Sue who’s working under pretenses. She also just so happens to be the jewel thief. This dastardly new anti-hero is an exciting addition to the the show’s lineup, and Hartley Sawyer and Natalie Dreyfuss are swimming in chemistry. Here’s hoping this pair sees a ton of screen time in the future.
Sue’s thievery serves a deeper purpose than her delightfully owning Ralph after his white knighting. It turns out that she’s after Black Hole herself, which will undoubtedly bring her and Team Flash back together sooner rather than later.Off with Her Head!
When the Captain’s away, the Legends will party in the French Revolution. Of course, Ava’s management style’s always been a little different than what the team’s used to, and no one takes more advantage of that than Zari 2.0. Despite the frustration of losing my favorite character of the series, this new iteration of Zari has had a solid couple of weeks. Though she initially mean girl’s Ava in the beginning, the two come together throughout their mission and ultimately save the day. That includes when Zari does the selfish thing and accidentally sabotages herself in the process.
It also appears that we’ll be seeing snippets of the old Zari, as made evident by her love affair with the donut and her flash back after futzing with the computer last week. Begrudgingly, even this new iteration has been a fun addition now that she’s back into the mix.
We can’t talk about this episode of Legends of Tomorrow without acknowledging the stunning hair, makeup, costuming and set work that went into this week. Every single aspect of it was gorgeous, and that includes Zari’s release dress and her weird s’more boyfriend. The Legends don’t always get to play with budget in the...
Want a first look at the final season of Lucifer? Did you hear details have emerged from a leaked pilot script for Superman & Lois? Is there a post-credits scene for Birds of Prey? Could the future of the DC Extended Universe be brighter than the MCU? What does Scott Derrickson think of Sam Raimi replacing him on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
Entertainment Weekly has a first look at the return of Inbar Lavi as Eve in the fifth and final season of Lucifer.
A new survey found a group of Star Wars fans much more into Marvel Comics 77.8% than DC Comics 46.1%.
this is SO EMBARRASSING lmao pic.twitter.com/Puz15LEzdg
— lana ??? @themycira February 4, 2020
Michael Strahan accidentally referred to Birds of Prey as being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Need to know how to unlock the new Harley Quinn looks an accessories in Fortnite? Here you go, kids.
During season 6 of Arrow, there was a point that Oliver didn’t want to be the Green Arrow but he still needed to go on missions. Costume Designer Maya Mani wanted some sort of disguise that feels tactical and cool. The goggle was initially conceptualized for Diggle before he was become full Spartan. I think in the end we ended up with something much simpler and less customized. @cw_arrow @stephenamell #greenarrow #oliverqueen #mayorqueen #tactical #season6 #concept #illustration #costume #design
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Here’s an unused design for a suit Oliver Queen could have worn when he didn’t want to be Arrow anymore.
Spider-Man helmer Sam Raimi expressed interest in directing a Marvel Studios movie as far back as 2015.
The Birds of Prey look like they belong in a museum in this banner that resembles a classic kind of painting.
The pilot script for Superman & Lois has leaked online, and it seems some other DC characters may appear.Continue Reading Superhero Bits
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What is Wally West doing when he returns to The Flash? Want to read the official novelization of Bloodshot? What is James Marsden‘s advice for whoever the next Cyclops is for Marvel Studios? Will Cyclone debut in the Black Adam movie? Will Ms. Marvel have a larger role outside of her own Disney+ series? Who is voicing two new superheroes in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
From page to screen… #BlackWidow pic.twitter.com/urFsfXewsf
— MCU Direct @MCU_Direct February 3, 2020
Here’s a little sequence from recently revealed Black Widow footage that recreates this Marvel Comics panel.
Showrunner Eric Wallace says Wally West is back in one of the pivotal episodes in the mythology of The Flash.
Here’s the new promo for Season 3, Episode 13 of Black Lightning, “The Book Of Markovia: Chapter Four.”
Bloodshot is getting an official movie novelization published by Titan, and it’s available to order right now.
New #BlackWidow emojis for @MarvelStudios by me #NatashaRomanoff #YelenaBelova #MelinaVostokoff #RedGuardian pic.twitter.com/1RNVVoetjB
— Truck Torrence ? 100% Soft @100soft February 3, 2020
Artist Truck Torrence aka 100% Soft designed four new Black Widow emojis you can see on Twitter.
James Marsden offered up some advice for whoever picks up the mantle of Cyclops for Marvel Studios.
Here’s a creepy poster for New Mutants, the final film in the X-Men franchise created by 20th Century Fox.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help famed comic inker Dexter Vines fight his blood cancer.Continue Reading Superhero Bits
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As Quibi readies itself for launch on April 6, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s mobile short-form streaming service has just opened a casting call soliciting participants for its revival of “Legends of the Hidden Temple.” The ’90s cult-classic game show series sent players on the hunt for hidden treasures protected by mysterious Mayan temple guards, ensconced in all manner of obstacles.
From the Quibi announcement: “Once again, the gate to Olmec's Hidden Temple is about to open, and Doron Ofir Casting is thrilled to announce that for a select few contestants, the journey begins anew. We're calling for brave seekers and fearless competitors to descend the Steps of Knowledge, race through Olmec's Temple, avoid the dreaded Temple Guards, and put their knowledge and fortitude to the test in the adventure of a lifetime!”
The casting call is currently seeking teams of two, able to be in the Los Angeles area during the month of May, who will have to retrieve an ancient artifact and return it to its rightful heir in order to win big prizes, and of course the glory promised by “Legends of the Hidden Temple.”
Whether or not the casting call will stay open amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen, as the situation is changing like the wind every minute of every day. For now, you can apply for “Legends of the Hidden Temple” here.
Quibi, which has already lined up a raft of content, is an abbreviation of “quick bites,” as each episode of each series clocks in at under 10 minutes. After locking up approximately a gazillion deals with top talent and an unveiling at this year’s Sundance Film Festival back in January, Quibi is set to release approximately 175 series within its first year, 50 of which will be available during the official launch on April 6. The subscription will set you back $5 a month for an ad-supported service, and $8 for no ads. And if you're feeling unsure about committing the bare minimum of time to Quibi’s short-form offerings, the streaming service is extending a 90-day free trial if you sign up before April 6. Here’s a roundup of the content coming to Quibi.