Much like today, in the 1970s superheroes were everywhere. At the movies, Richard Donner’s Superman became the first big-budget superhero film. And on television, series like Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman ruled the airwaves. But it was the late 1960s Batman series, starring Adam West and Burt Ward, that really set the stage for the rest.
Created and narrated by William Dozier, Batman aired twice a week for its first two seasons and once a week for its last, firmly establishing itself in American pop culture. The series’ campy tone (“Tune in tomorrow—same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!”), infamous dialogue (“Holy mashed potatoes, Batman!”) and wordy fight scenes (“BAM! POW!”) continue to resonate with people around the world.
And because of the series’ popularity, West and Ward have reprised their iconic roles as …
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Season 5 of The Walking Dead may have ended last night, but the horror is just beginning for the city of Los Angeles. AMC has released the first promo for Fear the Walking Dead, which reveals the spinoff series is going back to the start of the zombie outbreak. The cable network also premiered the first teasers for new martial arts drama Into the Badlands, sci-fi series Humans, and season 2 of Halt and Catch Fire. Continue reading Radar Watch: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Promo, Maisie Williams on ‘Doctor Who’ and More!
In 1994, director Kevin Smith came onto the scene with his first film Clerks, about a day in the lives of two convenience store employees, Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson). Based on his own life and experiences working at that very same store, Clerks set the stage for Smith by introducing audiences to the director’s brand of humor and characters that would appear later in his works.
And soon his career will come full circle, as Clerks 3 is scheduled to begin shooting this summer in Philadelphia. It’s been a long road to get here, including a major setback when The Weinstein Company passed on the threequel. But now with funding secured thanks to Smith’s latest film Tusk, fans can expect to see Dante and Randal, and Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith), back on their screens very soon.
In the meantime …
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Deadpool fans have been waiting years to see Ryan Reynolds in the comic book character’s classic red and black suit. And today he’s decided to oblige them, with a first look at the mutant assassin laying out by the fire on a bear skin rug. The spinoff film to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, co-starring Morena Baccarin and Gina Carano, is currently shooting with Tim Miller under the helm for a February 12, 2016 release. Continue reading Radar Watch: Ryan Reynolds as ‘Deadpool’, Audra McDonald Joins ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and More!
William Petersen is making the move to Manhattan. The CSI star has joined the second season of WGN America’s period drama as a series regular. He’ll play Colonel Emmett Darrow, the new enigmatic ranking military officer at Los Alamos. As a deeply religious and patriotic man, Darrow feels called by God to usher in the atomic future, and to spread American values across the globe. Production begins next month in New Mexico for a 2015 return. Continue reading Radar Watch: William Petersen on ‘Manhattan’, ‘Vikings Renewed for Season Four and More!
The truth is out there, and now it’s here. Following months of speculation, Fox has ordered a six-episode event series of The X-Files. Creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are returning thirteen years after the original series ended for the next chapter in the lives of FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. No other cast members have been announced, but Mitch Pileggi has reportedly been asked to reprise his role as Assistant Director Walter Skinner. Production is scheduled to begin this summer. Continue reading Radar Watch: New ‘The X-Files’ Series, Lex Luthor in ‘Batman v Superman’ and More!