Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford are exiting Legends of Tomorrow in season five

As years go by things change & sometimes familiar faces move on to do other things. Change is something that has been baked into the DNA of The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as the series has undergone lots of changes since its season one debut, and season five will bring more changes.

Changes that include the loss of two cast members.

As reported by Deadline, series regulars Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/Atom) and Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk) are set to leave the series at some point in the upcoming fifth season. The real life married couple’s exit, their characters also being romanticlly linked, is said to stem from the creative decision to wrap their character’s storylines.

“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to bring the big-hearted and humorous Ray Palmer to life for our fans over the last 5 years, but unfortunately, his storyline is pointed in another direction,” Routh said in a statement. “I’m saddened to see Ray’s journey end for now but wish my Legends family well.”

“Nora Darhk is very close to my heart,” Ford said. “If it were my choice, I’d play her for years to come. But I understand that stories run their course, and I’m grateful for the time I did have bringing Nora to life on Legends of Tomorrow.”

While Ford joined as a recurring character in season three before becoming a series regular in season four, Routh has been part of the series since the very first episode and made his debut in season three of Arrow. Routh’s Ray was a fan-favorite character and many times brought a sense of levity and humor to the series alongside Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood.

Previously other season one vets Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Franz Drameh and Arthur Darvill have departed the series in various ways through the past couple of seasons. Caity Lotz (Sarah Lance/White Canary) and Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heatwave) will be the last remaining season one characters after Routh’s departure.

“Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family,” series executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree and Keto Shimizu said in a statement to Deadline. “They have always brought a level passion and collaboration to their characters and to the show — both on and off the screen – that we deeply admire and for which we are eternally grateful.”

While there is no word at what episode point they’ll leave season five (they film their last episode reportedly in October), the season doesn’t begin till 2020, Routh will take part in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths event not only as Ray Palmer but also returning to the cape and tights of Superman to play the Kingdom Come version of the high flying hero.

The Mandalorian fully debuts in first Disney+ poster

With only a couple months left till Disney bursts into the middle of the streaming war with their upcoming Disney+ platform, the studio is beginning to shine even more of a spotlight on the original content that they’ll be providing on the service. A trailer is reportedly on the way, but in the meantime the first poster for their Star Wars series The Mandalorian has debuted.

Shared through Twitter, the poster featured the title Mandalorian played by Pedro Pascal striding through a barren area with his ship the Razor Crest and setting twin suns behind him.

The Mandalorian takes place five years after the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi which means it will be giving some of the first looks in the new canon at what happened in that pivitol time after the destruction of the second Death Star, death of Emperor Palpetine and the fall of the Empire before it rose again as the First Order one day.

It’s unlikely that many characters known from the film worlds will play a part, since this series takes place far out in the lawless Outer Rim worlds of the Star Wars galaxy.

Guided by showrunner Jon Favreau with the likes of Star Wars animation guru Dave Filoni, Taika Waitit, and more directing, The Mandalorian also stars Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abthahi, Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog and Giancarlo Esposito. The series will be availble on Novermber 12, which is the day the platform launches.

DC Universe debuts a new poster for Titans season two

Its almost time for the Titans to come together once again for the sophmore season of DC Universe’s Titans series, and the streaming platform has dropped the first poster for season two.

Shared on Twitter, the poster features the returning season one cast of Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Kory Anders/Starfire (Anna Diop), Rachel Roth/Raven (Teagan Croft), Garfield Logan/Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Donna Troy (Conor Leslie) and Jason Todd/Robin (Curran Walters). Alongside them are newcomers Kon-El/Superboy (Joshua Orpin), Rose Wilson/Ravager (Chelsea Zhang), and Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (Esai Morales).

Not pictured but also joining the series in season two are Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne, Chella Man as Joseph Wilson/Jericho, Drew Van Acker as Garth/Aqualad and Michael Mosley as Doctor Light. Seamus Dever will also return as Trigon.

Season two premieres on September 06.

Krypton showrunner addresses series cancelation & offers up season three tease

Even in television show format, the planet of Krypton could not avoid the fate of ceasing to exist as SyFy recently dropped the cancelation axe on the Superman prequel series. The just completed second season left the audience likely with questions about what might have been.

Now they will get a shot to take a glimpse at what might have been (and still potentially could if WarnerMedia picks the show up for DC Universe or shops to another platform) thanks to series showrunner Cam Welsh.

Taking to Twitter, he shared his thanks to the fans and addressed the fact of the show’s cancelation in a three page statement.

In addition, he also shared a small teaser (stating about how me might get in trouble for doing such a thing) that shows off a very dark and intriguing teaser for just what season three would have had in store for the characters and fans alike.

This paints quite a turning on the head of the Superman mythos that many had come to know, sticking with the fact that the show has done much of that. This world where Brainiac is raising Jor-El, a more brutal version of Superman’s father, is one that still might see life if WB/DC are able to successfully shop the series and the Lobo spinoff that was also in the works to another network/platform.

SyFy pulls the plug on DC’s Krypton after two seasons

The Kryptonian pre-Superman adventures of Seg-El, father of Kal-El/Superman, have come to an end.

After two seasons, SyFy has chosen to cancel their WB/DC series Krypton just days after the series ended the most recent season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Not only that, they have chosen to pass on the Lobo series that was set to spin off the main series after the bounty hunter character debuted in season two.

The network gave the series an early season two renewel after season one was very popular on the network but reportedly the numbers began to drop on the series in season two with the finale down to just 350,000 same-day viewers.

In the last couple of years SyFy began to develop multiple comic book related series but Krypton now joins fellow comic book series Deadly Class and Happy in the land of cancelled shows as SyFy recently pulled the plug on them as well.

Reportedly DC Entertainment will shop around Lobo, and if they truly wanted the show they potentially could find some way to place it onto their own platform DC Universe, which is where season one of Krypton is currently housed.

DC Universe, as well as WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max platform, could also be home to Krypton should the entertainment giant choose to revive it as they did with DC Universe staple series Young Justice, which was canceled on Cartoon Network many years ago.

Worlds collide as Cloak & Dagger will crossover for Marvel’s Runaways season 3

Marvel’s Netflix world of shows is now a thing of the past, but their Hulu airing young adult focused sereis are still going quite strong. Now that they are a couple seasons in, Marvel’s Runaways & Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger are finally giving a bunch of fans what they watned: a crossover.

That’s right, when Marvel’s Runaways returns for a third season in December, it will bring along Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) & Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) for a crossover episode, as announced by Marvel Entertainment.

“It’s so fun being able to do something that revels in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Having these young heroes crossover allows fans of both shows to see the adventure everyone has been waiting for and we’ve only hinted at,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, in the press release.

The official snyopsis of season three states:

 In the third season, the Runaways frantically search for their captured friends Chase Stein, Gert Yorkes, and Karolina Dean. The kids go head to head with an unstoppable enemy who has targeted Leslie — or more accurately, the child she’s carrying. Nico Minoru draws them all into a dark realm where its ruler Morgan le Fay, played by Elizabeth Hurley, is much more nefarious than anyone the kids have yet to face.

More details about how Cloak and Dagger will fit into the season will be released closer to the season’s debut.

Season three of Marvel’s Runaways begins on December 13 on Hulu.