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'Krypton' Latest DC Comics Shot at Marvel in Super Hero Battle

By    |   Tuesday, 09 Dec 2014 12:11 PM

"Krypton," a series being developed by Syfy to follow in Superman's footsteps, steps up the super hero arms race between DC Comics and Marvel for film and television supremacy.

David S. Goyer, writer of the upcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and who co-developed the "Dark Knight Rises" story with Christopher Nolan, has been brought on to executive produce "Krypton," according to Deadline.com, giving the series some continuity with the big screen production.

"Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized," according to the official description of "Krypton," according to IGN. "This series follows The Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known."

Along with "Krypton," DC Comics is working with Warner Bros. to develop "Supergirl" for CBS, according to Deadline.com. Fox currently is airing "Gotham," which is prequel "Batman" series, noted Deadline.

WBTV is developing two other series with DC Comics ties, "Lucifer" and "Global Frequency" for Fox. That's not counting other current DC series like "Constantine" on NBC, and "Arrow" and "The Flash" on the CW.

The Wrap reported earlier this month that Claire Holt, of CW's "The Vampire Diaries" is up for consideration for the possible star-making "Supergirl" role. The series will follow Kara Zor-El, who has hidden her power like her famous cousin Superman and comes to a decision on coming out to the world.

Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD" just completed a second season on ABC and in January will launch "Agent Carter," a spinoff from "Captain American: The First Avenger," starring Hayley Atwell. Marvels plans on using Netflix to release and develop several other series, starting with "Daredevil" in January, reported MTV in November.

"Daredevil" will star Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio. Marvel series to follow on Netflix include "Jessica Jones," "Luke Cage," "Iron Fish" and "The Defenders," noted MTV.

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