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Syfy, David Goyer developing pre-Superman origin series "Krypton"

Discussion in 'DC Live-Action Movies and Television' started by Wonder Woman, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Frontier

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    This is still alive? Wow o_O.

    Well, I'm getting my Superman TV fix from Supergirl and my prequel fix from Gotham, so I'm not sure what a series based around the early days of Krypton and Jor-El an offer, but I guess I'll still wish for the best for it :sweat:.
     
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    Personally, it kind of sucks that something like the Blue Beetle pitch from years back never got off the ground but something like this might. It's hard for me to picture this being worthwhile.

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  3. Frontier

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    http://comicbook.com/2016/05/09/krypton-superman-prequel-series-greenlit-to-pilot-by-syfy/

    Krypton pilot has been greenlit by Syfy.

     
  4. Yojimbo

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    Ok, it's just a pilot order. Just a pilot order... :p
     
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  5. Frontier

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    Who would be the actual cast of this, considering it's focused on Kal-El's Grandfather and not Jor-El? I guess we'll get young Jor-El, young Lara, young Zod, young Zor-El, young Allura...maybe baby Kara :p?
     
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    Basically Gotham but on another planet and through the POV on a brand new character fans have no predisposed attachment to?
     
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    Exactly my thought. Unfortunately, if they get stupid like that, I will respectively check out quick. I would rather see deep storytelling with the Brainiac A.I., Kandor, and the discoveries of exactlly how it was they knew Kal El's power would increase with the yellow sun rays. Ya know sci fi stuff.

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    I'm with you there. Goyer is 0-2 with TV projects (Constantine, Blade), and Krypton doesn't strike me as anything special. This is filed under "if it ain't broken, why fix it?".
     
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    6/22: Casting call news
    9/2: Georgina Campbell cast as Lyta Zod - General Zod's daughter, a cadet, and Seg-El's secret GF.
     
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    Of course they would add a secret romance between the El's and the Zod's in a prequel story for drama :p.
     
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    Odds on the Zod girl being an insufferable pest who drags the show down? :p
     
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    10/3: Cameron Cuffe, a relative unknown, has been cast as the show's lead Seg-El (Superman’s grandfather). He's described as "the scion of the once prosperous El family and is blessed with an intuitive brilliance for all things technical; he is now living in Krypton’s lowest caste after his family was stripped of its rank."

    10/10: Ian McElhinney among 6 cast for show.

    McElhinney will play Val-El, grandfather of Seg-El, a rogue genius who believes that space exploration is a basic form of self-defense, and he has tried, without success, to warn the Kryptonian elite about the arrival of an ancient threat.

    Elliot Cowan is Daron Vex, the Chief Magistrate of Kandor who defends Krypton’s established oligarchy against heretics and dissidents.

    Ann Ogbomo will play Primus Alura Zod, Lyta Zod's mother and a leader of Krypton's military guild. She is an extremely tough and demanding training officer.

    Rasmus Hardiker will portray the Kem, is a brilliant but rankless engineer as well as Seg-El’s best friend and partner in an underground tech-repair business.

    Wallis Day will play Nyssa Vex, a junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron Vex.

    Aaron Pierre is Dev-Em, a cadet under the command of Primus Alura Zod
     
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    Trailer for the series.

     
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    This is still happening, huh? Well... That didn't look too bad. I might try it out at least. It did seem odd that the old DC logo was there, as if this trailer was made a while back. A Man of Steel prequel seemed unnecessary but let's see how this turns out. It gives me a Legion vibe; a show that many overlooked, but those who watched enjoyed immensely. I don't want to compare it to Legion though until we see the final product.
     
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    4/18: I, as well, will check out the first episode - see what's it like.

    5/11: SyFy picked up Krypton for a series order...

    A still released and notable DC characters will appear.

    5/16: SyFy sets it for 2018.

    6/7: Cuffe reveals Seg-El is about regaining his family's honor, show matches aesthetic of DCEU, show is Superman meets Game of Thrones, and promises loads of action, personal drama, political drama.

    Filming will be where Game of Thrones does there's in Belfast.

    6/29: Saturday July 22
    Indigo Ballroom
    *Krypton at 1:15-1:45 pm

    On Wednesday July 19, at SDCC, the pilot will be screened in Ballroom 20 between 6 – 10 pm

    7/12: SDCC edition of TV Guide will have a first look at Black Lightning, Titans, and Krypton. Releases July 18 on newsstands and digital and available at WB Both #4545 at the con.

    7/20: Collider has a description of Krypton trailer from preview night.


    7/22: Johns confirmed Doomsday, Brainiac, Adam Strange, and Hawkman will appear on Krypton. Strange and Hawkman go back in time to preserve Superman's legacy after a conspiracy from the present threatens the past. More DC characters will appear.
     
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    Okay, now I'm suddenly 10x more interested in this. Adam Strange? Hawkwoman? Brainiac? Doomsday? Time-travel :eek:!

    It'll be really awesome to see a live-action version of Adam Strange, and a Thanagarian version of Hawkgirl. I wonder if it'll be a plot point that Adam meets Alanna in the past, or will already be married by the time he goes back? Will Hawkman show up or play a role in Hawkwoman's story :ack:?

    Also curious to see what they do with Brainiac and Doomsday...
     
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    I wonder if Lex Luthor and the Time Trapper came up with this :p?

    This does kind of feel like a Legion of Superheroes story, now that I think about it....
     
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    7/25: Yeah, it's kind of the same intent with stories like the one in S:TAS when Brainiac went to 70-80s Smallville to kill Clark Kent.

    8/1: Religion will play a role, including Raoism.

    Cuffe on Seg-El's arc.

    9/14: Shaun Sipos cast as Adam Strange.
     
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    He looks the part, though I wonder how he'll look in-costume...
     

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