Here are some of the top stories that you may have missed this weekend.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Rakes in $117 Million Domestically
Sony‘s Spider-Man: Homecoming came in just shy of the $120 million mark it was hoping to hit after Friday estimates. Playing in 4,348 theaters, the film finished #1 at the box office with an estimated $117 million. This claims the title for the largest opening for a single character intro into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, topping the $98.6 million brought in by Iron Man back in 2008.
Erica Durance Scores Recurring Role on SUPERGIRL
It was announced over the weekend that Smallville’s Lois Lane Erica Durance has been cast as Alura in season three of Supergirl, a role previously held by actress Laura Benanti. Benanti, who played Alura Zor-El and Astra In-Ze (the Girl of Steel mother and aunt) in the first season of Supergirl, has left the show due to scheduling conflicts with commitments in NY. How long before we see a guest appearance by Tom Welling on the series? Not long I’m sure.
GOTHAM Star Claims Batman Is Coming!
According to David Mazouz, who plays the young Bruce Wayne on the Fox series GOTHAM, Bruce’s superhero origins will be on an accelerated path in the upcoming season 4. “Bruce really is taking on this vigilante persona and all the things that go along with that,” Mazouz has revealed. “Whether it be creating another persona, a public persona, that’s also definitely going to be a major part of Bruce’s journey this year. His relationship as this other person. Batman is coming. Absolutely.” Cool!
ARROW Star Says He Wants a Crossover with SUPERGIRL
The CW’s DCTV universe is no stranger to crossing over the network’s four shows with exciting results. This weekend, Arrow star Stephen Amell, confessed that there’s one hero that he’d like to buddy up with more. “I’m always going to be partial to Barry Allen because I gave him his superhero name, stuff like that.” Amell revealed. “I would like to do some more work with Supergirl.” If this crossover were to take place, it would probably be the closest TV audiences may ever get to seeing a Batman/Superman-like team up.
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