In this edition of DC Round-Up, Arrow dresses the new Canary; Constantine plans additional characters; The Flash casts two more characters; and the Wonder Woman movie may have a director.
According to TV Line, Arrow has released the first images of Katie Cassidy in her Black Canary costume. These photos are tagged with the episode title “Left Behind,” suggesting that Laurel will pour herself into the leather, buckles and wig in the midseason premiere aka Episode 10 airing sometime in January 2015, the first outing after the show breaks for the holidays on Dec. 10.
In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Constantine’s Matt Ryan revealed plans to introduce additional characters from the demon hunter’s universe in the event of a full season pick up…
On the characters from the comics he’d like to see appear on the show:
We get to see a bunch of the Newcastle crew: we meet Gary Lester, we meet Annmarie Flynn. But I would most like to see Satan, to be honest — the First of the Fallen. But I think that would take a while for us to try to get there. But he’s probably the biggest one, right?
On the introduction of other aspects from the mystical corner of the DC Universe:
It’s something that I’m really excited about. Like Pandora’s Box and the Dr. Fate helmet, and we get to see Jim Corrigan who becomes The Spectre. It’s just such an amazing world, the occult DC Universe, and I know that especially if we get the back nine [episode order] that David [Goyer] was saying that we’re going to be introducing a lot more from that universe as well. So it’s just an exciting thing, man. It doesn’t become then just the demon-of-the-week. What’s great I think about this is that this is — I wouldn’t say it’s procedural but we do have an individual story each week. But we’re introducing Papa Midnite, Jim Corrigan, Annmarie, Gary Lester. I think if we go to the back nine we might be introducing Judas and kind of there are all of these great characters which have different relationships with John and then in effect bring out the different sides of John. And that’s really interesting then to study these relationships rather than having just something that’s completely separate from John and that relationship with the characters built within the structure of the episodes, so you always have something to root the episode in, which is always great.
Additionally, KSiteTV reported that Executive Producers David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone plan to introduce two major characters — Dr. Terrence Thirteen and Felix Faust. Dr. Terrence Thirteen is a “ghost-breaker” who investigates supernatural happenings with the intention of proving them to be hoaxes. Felix Faust is a powerful sorcerer in DC Comics lore.
The CW’s Flash has already cast Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond and Alias alum Victor Garber as Martin Stein — but there hadn’t been word about another major character from the DC Comics Firestorm mythos appearing on the show… until now.
KSiteTV has gotten official confirmation that actor Luc Roderique, whose other credits include the Supernatural episode “Blood Brother,” the movie Godzilla, and the upcoming pilot episode of iZombie, will be playing Jason Rusch, who first became part of the Firestorm story with his own Firestorm comic book in 2004.
ComicBook.com also reported that The Flash has cast The Vampire Diaries and Mob City alum Micah Parker as Clay Parker. here’s what The CW had to tell us:
Clay Parker, an inmate at Iron Heights Prison, is currently locked up for stealing money and working with a big-time crime lord in Central City. When Clay’s girlfriend breaks him out of prison, Clay exploits her feelings for him and convinces her to utilize her meta-human powers for one last heist before they leave the city for good.
The episode should air in early 2015, following the winter hiatus that begins in December.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Game of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren is emerging as a front-runner to direct a Wonder Woman spinoff movie that would star Gal Gadot, who will portray the Amazonian princess in 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. MacLaren became a favorite back in August, taking several meetings. Things cooled over the autumn as the studio widened its search. Sources say that MacLaren’s name surfaced again in the last week as a front-runner, even as studio insiders say that Warners is not married to the idea of a female director.