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Batman #610 (February 2003)
Written by Jeph Loeb, art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

While Batman and Catwoman had been a couple on and off in the 1970s and 1980s, romance was sporadic at best for the duo in the years that followed. There were occasional flirtations and even kisses, but nothing that lasted for long. This turned around with “Hush” in 2003. After this kiss, they became so close that Batman even revealed his secret identity to Catwoman. He broke up with her at the end of the arc because he’s a paranoid doofus, but they remained much closer in the years that follow and their romance flared far more often moving forward.

**The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale is out July 1**


GIFTED- picked up to series
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Marvel Television
TEAM: Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory

LOGLINE: Two ordinary parents discover that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Cast (thus far)

  • Stephen Moyer (True Blood) will play the dad, Reed, an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family.
  • Amy Acker (Person of Interest) will play Kate, who is struggling to deal with her separation from her husband Reed and her increasingly challenging teenage children.
  • Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs) will play Lauren, one of the children at the center of the story. Smart, pretty, popular, organized and already ahead on her college applications; Lauren is the model of a perfect kid.
  • Percy Hynes White (Between) is set to play Andy, a sensitive kid and a bit of a loner, who keeps to himself to avoid the turmoil he faces both at school and at home.
  • Sean Teale (Incorporated) will play Marcos Diaz/ Eclipse. A natural rebel compelled by circumstances to cooperate with others, Marcos is a passionate and strong-willed fighter who sometimes lets his emotions overrule reason. His alter ego, Eclipse, who possesses the ability to absorb and manipulate photons, is a newly created mutant for this expanded X-Men universe.
  • Coby Bell (Burn Notice) will play Jace Turner, a weathered man who quietly wrestles with the moral ambiguities of a job that regularly requires cold-blooded, calculating efficiency on a day-to-day basis.
  • Blair Redford (Satisfaction) will play Sam, the strong-headed Native American leader of an underground group of mutants.
  • Jamie Chung (Gotham) will play the sarcastic and lively Clarice Fong aka Blink, an established character from the comics with the power of teleportation. Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home’, Clarice is slowly becoming herself again.
  • Emma Dumont (Aquarius) will play Lorna Dane/ Polaris. Strong-willed, brave and extremely loyal, she has the ability to manipulate magnetism.

Further details:

  • the pilot will be shot in Dallas
  • FOX already has DC television properties such as Gotham and Lucifer, but passed on Black Lightning this season in favor of Gifted
  • Lynd had a major recurring role on Gotham in its second season, and Chung had a major recurring role in its third season
  • unlike current X-Men series LegionGifted will be spun directly out of the X-Men movie continuity
  • actress Fan Bingbing portrayed Blink in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past and is contracted to play the character in 4 X-Men films
  • pictures of Originals star Joseph Morgan at a table-read spurred rumors he had joined the series; several reports have since negated this



‘Legion’ Renewed for Season 2 on FX

FX has ordered a second season of X-Men comic book show “Legion,” the network announced Wednesday.

“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said Eric Schrier, Co-President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, in a statement. “More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It’s a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion.”

Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller star in the series, which was created by showrunner Noah Hawley.

Also Read: ‘Legion’ Creator on How X-Men Spinoff Goes Where No Superhero Adaptation Has Gone Before

“Legion” tells the story of David Haller, who has struggled with mental illness since he was a teenager. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

In the comics, Haller is a mutant and the son of Professor Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron all serve as EPs alongside Hawley.

“Legion” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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Batman’s observation of Superman (Superman on Batman x)

“If Clark wanted to, he could use his superspeed and squish me into the cement. But I know how he thinks. Even more than the Kryptonite, he’s got one big weakness. Deep down, Clark’s essentially a good person… and deep down, I’m not. - Batman: Hush (2003)

Donald Glover Is Making an Animated Deadpool TV Show

By Anna Gaca

Budding TV impresario Donald Glover and his brother, Atlanta writer Stephen Glover, will co-create an animated series based on Marvel’s Deadpool comics for FX’s FXX channel, Variety reports. The as-yet-untitled show is expected to debut in 2018, with 10 episodes already on order.

The Glover brothers will work as the series’ showrunners, executive producers, and writers. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will executive produce for Marvel. No cast announcements are public, so we don’t yet know if the stars of last year’s successful Deadpool film will lend voice talents.

The Deadpool show is Donald Glover’s first new project with FX to be announced since he signed an exclusive deal with the network following the breakout success of Atlanta, which he created and starred in. (That show’s second season is delayed to 2018.) Glover will also act in two highly anticipated upcoming films: this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and a 2018 Star Wars spinoff about the life of Han Solo, where he’ll play Lando Calrissian.

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I could crush his windpipe and sever all oxygen from his brain.
I could push his ribs right through his lungs and rupture his heart.
I could pound his skull into the pavement until it fractured into so many pieces his brain would spill out.

It is what should have been done a long time ago.

Believing that the Joker shot and killed his close childhood friend Tommy Elliot, Batman flies into a blind range and starts to savagely beat him up.

While doing so, images of all his loved ones that have fallen victim to the Joker flash through his mind:

> He shot Barbara Gordon in her spine and left her to die
> He shot and killed Sarrah EsserCommissioner Jim Gordon’s wife
> He beat a child -Jason Todd- to death and blew his up
> And now, he killed his close friend, Tommy Elliot

At this point, Batman decides that he is going to end Joker’s life once and for all.

He ignores the Joker that keeps muttering “Stop” and “I’m innocent” and fights off Harley Quinn and even Catwoman that try to stop him.

James Gordon arrives at the scene when Batman is contemplating on how he is going to end Joker’s life, and is horrified to realize that Batman has thought this through.

Batman: Hush - by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee

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X-Men TV Series ‘Legion’ Ordered To Series At FX

The first season will run for eight episodes and will debut in early 2017.

‘Legion’ will follow David Haller (the son of Professor X in the comics), played by Dan Stevens, a mutant with a form schizophrenia where each one of his personalities controls a different mutant power. Haller has heard voices since he was a boy, but a strange encounter with a fellow mental patient leaves him wondering if the voices are real. You can see the first full photo of Haller in Legion below.

Legion is a join production of FX Productions and Marvel Television. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) is joined by Noah Hawley (Fargo), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superman Returns), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian), Jon Cameron and Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb (Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil) and Jim Chory (Daredevil) as executive producers.