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Kevin Conroy Will Play Batman in CW’s Epic Crossover Event!

Kevin Conroy certainly made, if not his name, then his voice known to millions after voicing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the epic Batman: The Animated Series, which ran from 1992 to 1995.

 

Batman: The Animated Series

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Afterwards, however, he didn’t hang up his cape and cowl, instead he went on to voice Batman in so many animated projects that he’s the voice of Batman in your head, throat cancer and menacing whispers aside.

 

Rocksteady Batman

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Now he’s about to lend not only his voice but his whole body for the most-climatic climatic episode of Arrow. Titled Crisis on Infinite Earths, the episode isn’t actually a single episode. In fact, it will be a five hour…

 

Five Hours

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…FIVE HOUR event that will span over the course of two months instead of, like previous crossovers, airing on consecutive nights. The first three episodes will air in on December 8, 9, and 10 and the other two will air back-to-back as one of Arrow’s final episodes and a special non-season-premiere of Legends.

If five hours of television wasn’t enough, well, you’re going to get more. SO MUCH MORE!

 

 

The event will encompass Arrowverse show: SupergirlThe FlashLegends Of TomorrowBatwoman, and, of course, Arrow.

 

Do you want more?

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Yes, we do, and we’re in luck. The event will deal with the multiverse. That means there will be multiple versions of the same character from different universes.

We’re going to get Tyler Hoechlin will be Supergirl’s Superman, Brandon Routh will be Superman Returns‘ Superman, Tom Wellington is in talks to play Smallville‘s Superman, but Michael Rosenbaum will be Lex Luthor.

 

Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor

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In addition we’ll not only have Kevin Conroy as Batman, Burt Ward as a Robin from a universe where his Batman is dead.

 

Burt Ward as Robin

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But, wait, that’s not all!

 

Do you want more?

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Black Lightning will be making his first appearance in the Arrowverse, crossing over from his decidedly non-Arrowverse CW show, along with some Black Lightning friends.

Can they fit all that in five hours? I don’t know, but I’m as excited as a Teletubby.

 

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Gendry from ‘GoT’ Is Going to Space in ‘The Right Stuff’!

Gendry in Game of Thrones has been cast in the TV adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s best-selling nonfiction book The Right Stuff!

 

Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff

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This 1979 nonfiction book follows the United States’ efforts in the early days of the space race, focusing exclusively on the first operational manned space-flight program. Codenamed Project Mercury, the program involved a group known as the “Mercury Seven,” whose members included Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.

 

 

The book details how the Mercury Seven became the faces of early space tests which rarely required humans to be on board before, adding a more human element to the missions, and making celebrities of a handful of military test pilots.

As a result of this decision, the book focuses on the astronauts’ personal lives and individual stories as opposed to the more technical aspects of the space race, pondering the question of “Why?”—hence the title The Right Stuff.

 

The Right Stuff 1983

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The book was adapted into the 1983 film of the same name, directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, and many others. The film was a box office failure, but it received widespread critical acclaim and went on to earn eight Oscar nominations, four of which it won: Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Sound.

In 2013, the film received the honor of being selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Despite this, the 1983 film has been criticized for numerous historical inaccuracies, including having Jack Ridley show up in 1963 even though in real life he died in 1957. More humorously, however, the film ends with the narrator stating: “on this glorious day in May 1963 [Gordo Cooper] was the last American to go into space alone,” when, in fact, Joe Walker flew into twice after Cooper in July and August of that same year.

 

Appian Way

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To be honest: Of course the film would have inaccuracies. No film can be completely accurate, and at 3 hours and 13 minutes, the film does the best it can.

“Maybe it should be a TV series instead?” Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television seemed to have asked and, lo and behold, it shall become one.

 

Mark Lafferty

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Here’s the behind the scenes: Mark Lafferty, producer on Castle Rockwill also serve as showrunner with DiCaprio, Jennifer Davvisson, producer of The Revenant, and Will Staples serving as executive producers. Shout out to Michael Hampton, who shepherded this project on behalf of Appian Way. Thank God for him!

 

 

And now Deadline is reporting that Joe Dempsie, who was Gendry in Game of Thrones, and Jake McDorman from the horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows, have been cast, completing the Mercury Seven.

Here’s the people who will make their way on the small screen:

 

Jake McDorman

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Jake McDorman, from What We Do in the Shadows fame, will portray one of the best test pilots in Navy history: the furiously competitive Alan Shepard.

 

Joe Dempsie

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Joe Dempsie, our own Gendry from Game of Thrones, will portray the youngest of the seven: Lieutenant. Gordon Cooper.

 

Patrick J Adams

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Patrick J. Adams, who played Rex Tyler/Hourman in Legends of Tomorrow and Mike Ross in Suits, will portray revered test pilot and committed family man: Major John Glenn.

 

Aaron Staton

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Aaron Staton, from Narcos: Mexico, will portray the competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks: Wally Schirra.

 

James Lafferty

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James Lafferty, from The Haunting of Hill House, will portray the soulful Scott ‘The Poet’ Carpenter.

 

Micah Stock

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Micah Stock, from Escape at Dannemora, will portray the quiet but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer: Deke Slayton.

 

Michael Trotter

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Michael Trotter, from Underground, will portray Gus Grissom, a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space.

 

 

Hopefully this series will give each of the seven their due respect in sharing their respective stories. Are you excited? I know I am, because not only will this series adapt The Right Stuff, but word is that subsequent seasons of The Right Stuff will carry through to the epochal Apollo Space Program, from Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon and beyond.

Hopeful this show grabs our hearts and takes them to…

...to infinity and beyond!

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Production will begin this fall in Cocoa Beach, Florida and is set for a 2020 premiere on National Geographic.

 

 

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