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Will Supergirl fly north? Or jump networks?

by on May.06, 2016, under Television

CBS has still been tight-lipped on the fate of Supergirl, and that could be due to negotiations between the network and the studio to reduce the costs of the show.

Deadline reports a new possibility from the various scenarios we’ve been hearing this week that production could actually move from Los Angeles to Vancouver as a cost-cutting measure – partly spurred by the denial of tax credits for the production from the California Film Commission.A move to Vancouver would also bring the show to the same area as Greg Berlanti’s two other DC Universe shows, Arrow and The Flash, the latter of which already did a crossover to Supergirl.

If CBS ultimately doesn’t bite, there are apparently various outlets that might take the show on. Our money is on it joining its cousins on the CW, which is co-owned between VBS and Warner Bros, which could lessen license fees. However, the budget in general for the show is probably too high for the CW to take as-is, and additional cost cutting might be needed, as it would also be likely for any other outlet beyond the Big Four networks. That would likely mean production cuts – which would likely be most scene in some loss of the cast.

It still remains to be scene where we go from here. We are still pretty confident that Supergirl will go on…somewhere.

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Alden Ehrenreich to be the young Han Solo for Star Wars anthology film

by on May.06, 2016, under Movies

Hail Ceasar! star Alden Ehrenreich is in negotiations to play the young Han Solo for the upcoming untitled Star Wars anthology film, which will deal with the scoundrel smuggler’s adventures before the events of A New Hope, although an exact plot is unknown. The film is still in pre-production, with the directing duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie).

The movie is currently scheduled for a May 25th, 2018 release.

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