The Weekly Wrap-Up: Cameras Roll For Supergirl

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Cameras are currently rolling on the new Supergirl TV pilot. Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler took to Twitter and Instagram to make the announcement. The new Supergirl series will see Melissa Benoist portray the titular character with original Supergirl star, Helen Slater and Dean Cain who portrayed the Man of Steel in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in unspecified roles. Calista Flockhart has also joined the production playing the boss of Kara Zor-El’s alter ego in her day job at CatCo. The pilot for Supergirl is due to air later this year.

Disney’s hit Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels has just received a boost of star power now that Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined season II of the series. The actress will have a recurring role in the series according to Executive producer, Dave Filoni. “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for Season 2. She is a true Star Wars Rebels fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions,” commented Filoni on Gellar’s inclusion in the hit series. Interestingly, Gellar’s husband, Freddie Prinze Jr is also a regular cast member of Star Wars Rebels.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be portraying NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden in a biopic directed by Oliver Stone. In the first official release photo see Levitt preparing to go into some sort of battle. Snowden will offer an insightful look at the life of the man who caused a sensation after uncovering massive government surveillance on civilians. The film is scheduled to be released in early 2016 and also stars Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage, Rhys Ifans, Timothy Olyphant and Joely Richardson.

The film world was shocked by the passing of Leonard Nimoy early in the week. The actor, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, passed away at the age of 83 due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The veteran actor played an important role in the realm of sci-fi, starring in the classic Star Trek series and in six Star Trek motion pictures. In recent years, Nimoy also featured in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot in 2009 and 2013 as the iconic Vulcan and an important guest starring role in the hit series Fringe as well.

James Mangold has confirmed on Twitter that Wolverine 3 will start shooting next year and that Hugh Jackman is also set to reprise his role as the iconic mutant. If Mangold’s announcement holds water, then it would be an epic four picture release for Fox and the X-Men universe in the next two years with Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit and Wolverine 3 being released in 2016 and 2017 respectively. No details for the plot with regards to Wolverine’s third solo movie but Jackman has commented that he would love to cameo in the other X-Men films that are currently in production.

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