This isn’t really TV or film news, but, there was an announcement yesterday by Marvel that there would be a big announcement today on The View so I’m running it here. Sadly, many people who don’t watch The View did today, for nothing, as Marvel’s announcement never happened.
That announcement ended up being given to Mashable in the end. A new comic series spinning out of Secret Wars, A-Force by G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, and Jorge Molina, featuring an all-female team of Avengers, as the men have called it quits. The team will consist of Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Storm, Rogue, Wasp, She-Hulk Dazzler, Jean Grey, Pizie, Snowbird, Jubilee, Captain Marvel, Moondragon, Medusa, Aurora, and a new “cosmically powered” hero called Singularity.
“We’ve purposefully assembled a team composed of very different characters — from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies,” Wilson said. “They’ll all have to come together to answer some big questions: What would you sacrifice to succeed? What is being a hero worth?”
In other Marvel news, it has been revealed that Luke Mitchell (The Tomorrow People) will be playing an Inhuman on the second half of this season’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. His character, Lincoln, will be guiding Skye, and teaching her how to control her powers. They’re starting to seed for the Inhumans movie, and trying to boost Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ratings at the same time, tying the show ever closer to the films. I wonder why DC hasn’t done this?
Speaking of DC news, David Ramsey has revealed the new Suicide Squad for an upcoming episode of Arrow, featuring a new member in Cupid (Amy Gumenick), and missing Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White). I’m sad to see that they killed him off screen in the tie-in comic because his character deserved better, and should have been explored more on the show. Oh well.
And to show that I am not completely comic-centric, here’s the new trailer for Furious 7.
Gotham gets a new villain by way of Heroes, as Milo Ventimiglia joins the cast as Ogre, a wealthy, seductive serial killer who has been preying on women for decades, looking for his perfect mate.