In this edition of DC Round-Up, the Atom talks Arrow, Constantine may get some new friends, Gotham gets a full season, and DC announces their film slate.
Brandon Routh recently spoke to MTV, hinting at Ray Palmer’s origin story on ‘Arrow.’
“From the beginning, when I met with Marc [Guggenheim] and Andrew [Kreisberg], they mentioned that they were thinking of doing a flashback episode all about Ray, or just about the day that something happened in his life at the same time that it happened in other characters’ lives,” Routh continued.
According to Screen Rant, David S. Goyer is not averse to expanding the universe of NBC’s Constantine…
SCREEN RANT: Speaking of storylines, we all know that Constantine…with other characters like Zatanna, or any of the other DC magic people. Would it be possible to see Justice League Dark in any way, shape, or form? Would you want him to be a part of something like that?
GOYER: Yeah. I think you’ll see some of those…If the show takes off…even within the first 12 episodes we’ve introduced two or three characters from the broader DC universe that are not just exclusively from Hellblazer. Corrigan has been mentioned, but there’s a couple of other characters we haven’t talked about that will show up as well. If the show takes off and we get our back nine and come back a second season, we sort of have access to that whole corner of the occult universe. So, hopefully we’ll be introducing those characters as is appropriate.
SCREEN RANT: I know one of his biggest confrontations that everyone would love to see adapted on the screen was Constantine and Swamp Thing. Is that something that has been thrown around at all?
GOYER: It’s been thrown around. It’s not something I think we’d attempt in the first season. We need to make sure that we can pull off the special makeup effects. We don’t want to do a cheesy version of Swamp Thing. It’s a lot easier to do Dr. Occult or Zatanna or Jim Corrigan than it is to do Swamp Thing. So we’ll see.
According to TV Line, Fox’s Gotham has been given a full 22 episode order.
“Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason,” reads a statement from Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers is anxious for Christian Bale’s Lego Mini Me to have his own movie. Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on Lego Movie, was initially set to direct that project’s sequel. However, the movie is being pushed back and McKay is now helming the Lego Batman movie, which is being written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. Warners is eyeing a 2017 release for the spinoff, in which Will Arnett will reprise the voice of the Caped Crusader.
Additionally, Warner Brothers has announced their live-action DC film slate through 2020. Among other things, Jason Momoa has been confirmed as Aquaman, Ray Fisher has been confirmed as Cyborg, Gal Gadot will headline her own Wonder Woman movie, Ezra Miller will play the Flash, and they’re going to have another try at Green Lantern, casting to be determined.