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DC Needs A Movie/TV Multiverse, And Here’s How To Make It Happen

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MultiFeatWith the word that Syfy and David S. Goyer are officially developing a TV series focused on Krypton — and on Superman’s grandfather — I’ve been thinking about how DC’s ambitious TV and movie plans could affect each other. Right now, DC is trying both to compete with Marvel’s huge head start at world-building and to set itself apart from Marvel’s “everything is connected” approach. So they’ve gone the opposite direction, with an interlocking movie continuity in the works while DC’s various TV properties unfold in their own separate realities (with the exception, so far, of The CW’s Arrow and The Flash). But what if we could instead have the best of both worlds? Or, more to the point, the best of infinite worlds?

One of the things that made the DC universe so fun over the years was the notion of the “multiverse” — countless parallel worlds, some dramatically different from the core DC universe of “Earth-1,” while others varied only in the smallest of way. I loved seeing Earth-2’s Justice Society — composed of the older “Golden Age” versions of DC’s heroes — teaming up with Earth-1’s Justice League to take down Earth-3’s Crime Syndicate, and that was one of the least nutty things that the multiverse made possible. So why not apply this multiverse idea to the various DC TV and film projects? DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns even hinted such a thing was possible a while back, and the concept is back in play at DC comics right now thanks to Grant Morrison’s Multiversity event. Honestly, the more I think about this, the more I love the idea. So, let’s break down why the notion of a DC movie/TV multiverse has the potential to be amazing.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Waxes Poetic About Black Holes And The Multiverse

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At this point, many of us will let astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson do pretty much whatever he wants. We can, and often do, listen to the man go on about space and science and other topics for extended periods of time. But what if he started setting his scientific rampages to song? That might be a little too far — though it might open him up to a whole new demographic — but it could look something like the video above. Thanks, Internet. What would we do to entertain ourselves without you?

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Warwick Davis Unleashes The Multiverse, A YouTube Short Film Channel For Geeks

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While original programming on the Internet has yet to fully prove itself as a viable alternative to the old faithful television, there are a decent number of umbrella sites pumping out quality programming. More often than not, comedy is the central genre. While it won’t be ignoring comedy, a new YouTube “super-channel” has been launched, aiming at the inner and outer geek in all of us.

Welcome to The Multiverse. What is the Multiverse? We are the Multiverse, according to channel chairman Warwick Davis, whose company iDiot Films will be producing a wide variety of content for the YouTube channel itself, in addition to the dozen-plus videos that are already posted and gaining popularity. Hear Davis’ light-hearted description here.

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Will Superman Exist In The World Of CBS’ Supergirl TV Series?

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SupergirlSuperman may not have spawned a Batcave’s worth of sidekicks and spinoff vigilantes, but Kal-El did have one very important hero who shared his shield and his defining adjective: Supergirl. While there have been numerous variations on the character over the decades, she has always been, at least in part, defined by her relation to her more famous forebear. We’ve known for a while that CBS was developing a new Supergirl TV series, but we didn’t know the answer to that fundamental question: would this Supergirl exist in a world with Superman?

The answer would seem to be yes. The revelation came out almost as an afterthought in a TV Line story on the first supervillains the titular superheroine will be facing off against. TV Line reports that Supergirl, a.k.a. Kara Danvers, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, will spent the pilot episode smacking around the DC comics supervillain “Lumberjack.” (His schtick is that he’s big and he dresses like a lumberjack — hey, every hero has to start somewhere.) At any rate, TV Line says that CBS is looking to cast somebody in the vein of “Rory McCann, the 6-foot-6 actor from Game of Thrones” to play the “big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s cousin in the past.”

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The Idea Of An Atom Spinoff Series May Be Growing On The CW

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ArrowComic-book superheroes have been ruling the big screen for a while now, with Marvel enjoying an insane run of success at the box office and DC now doing its best to play catch-up. But some of the most entertaining comic adaptations are actually unfolding on the TV front — especially on The CW, where Arrow and The Flash are constructing a shared universe any longtime DC fan should love. Now it looks like the Arrow-verse might be expanding even further in the not-too-distant future, by giving a tiny hero his big moment in the spotlight.

Of course we’re talking about Ray Palmer, aka The Atom. Palmer was introduced earlier this season on Arrow as a scientist/industrialist who takes over Oliver Queen’s former company. And just as Barry Allen/The Flash was introduced on Arrow in the hopes that the character would prove popular enough to support his own show, Palmer (played by former Superman Brandon Routh) is also being groomed for his own potential spinoff once he dons The Atom’s red and blue super-duds. Speaking to THR, Arrow-verse executive producer revealed that very early discussions about an Atom spinoff have already taken place, but it’s a long way from a done deal. Berlanti said:

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Marvel Squares Off Against DC In Epic New Fan Trailer

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With the creation of its “Cinematic Universe,” Marvel has brought to the big and small screens one of the things that’s so much fun about comic books: the interconnected nature of the various stories. Superman can pop up one week in Green Lantern. Spider-Man can swing by the Baxter Building to ask the Fantastic Four for a hand. The Avengers and upcoming Justice League movies take the “cinematic universe” concept to its next inevitable stage, but one staple of comics we probably never will see on the big screen is the cross-company team-up. But one YouTuber has taken the time to envision what such an epic event might look like, and the results are, well…super.