In this edition of DC Round-Up, there are various tidbits about upcoming episodes of Arrow and The Flash.
In a recent spoiler column, TVLine got some Arrow hints…
Both Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes tweeted or Facebooked ominous-sounding things about the 65th episode of Arrow (airing April 15). Is there something (or someone) fans should be worried about? –Sarah
“You’re just going to have to wait and see” is the answer from EP Andrew Kreisberg, who then adds: “We’ve certainly had major characters die in the past, so we haven’t been shy about that. And I can promise that even more so with this season, every episode that comes along, the show’s never going to be the same. It’s really exciting that the show feels like it’s strong enough to be able to weather cast changes or survive paradigm shifts.”
I really miss Arrow‘s trio dynamic of Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak and John Diggle. Is there anything coming up for them together? –Brittany
In a manner of speaking, yes, there is. “We have some really good Oliver/Diggle moments, and we have some incredibly confrontational Oliver/Diggle moments in the latter part of the season that I think will have implications that reach past this season,” Stephen Amell answers. “And we have a lot of Oliver and Felicity in Episode 20, because they’re away with Diggle and some other people on a mission.”
TVLine also got scoop on upcoming flashbacks on The Flash…
Is there anything you could tell me about The Flash??? I’m kinda curious to know what comes next! –Sofia
For one, I can tell you that Liam McIntyre’s Weather Wizard will be back not just next week, but in another episode airing later this season. Also coming up are assorted flashbacks, to help flesh out some characters’ pasts. “In Episode 17 (airing April 1), we’re going to get a flashback from [Dr. Wells’] point of view, which we’re really excited about,” says EP Andrew Kreisberg. “And in [another] episode, everyone’s going to flash back to when Barry was in the coma. So, you’ll see that time from Wells’ point of view, Caitlin’s point of view, and Joe, and Iris…. You get to fill in a little bit more of the backstory.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the stars of The Flash discuss the revelation of the Reverse Flash, and the portrayer’s take on the situation is particularly interesting…
Cavanagh cautions that the truth coming out won’t make Wells’ goal to get home more difficult to obtain. “Harrison Wells is not as dumb as he looks,” he says. “By that I mean things that perhaps seem accidental that we’ve been watching in the first 15 episodes have not been accidental. You don’t get to come back in time and travel back and forth unless you have a certain modicum of intelligence and have thought things through. What looks like discovery on the part of our dear friends, I would tease by saying it’s not so much discovery at all.”
The CW has given Comic Book Resources exclusive images from the March 31st episode of The Flash entitled “Tricksters” The trio of images also feature John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen’s father Henry; the episode will reunite Shipp, who played the Flash in the 1990 series, with Hamill after almost 25 years. Eagle-eyed “Flash” fans will also notice the inclusion of the original Trickster’s uniform displayed on a mannequin in a picture with new Flash star Grant Gustin.
TVLine reports that shape-shifting actor Doug Jones — who will make his debut as the DC Comics baddie Deathbolt in an April episode of CW sister series Arrow — revealed on Twitter that his character will also be appearing on The Flash‘s penultimate episode…
…“We’re going to do something with all the Rogues. I can’t promise it’s going to be this season,” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg recently shared. “We know that if the original [1990s] Flash series had gotten a second season, both John [Wesley Shipp] and Mark [Hamill] have told us that the first episode was going to be a giant Rogues episode. And that sounds like maybe a good thing for us to do, what they didn’t get the opportunity to do.”