In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s a hello and a goodbye on Arrow, casting news for both Supergirl and Lucifer, and a picture of Suicide Squad’s new Joker.
TVLine reported whispers of a new nemesis for the Emerald Archer…
Question: Anything cool coming up on Arrow? —Julie
Ausiello: The show’s Season 3 finale will introduce a major, formidable, fierce new foe for Oliver, and his reign of terror will continue well into Season 4. The mysterious character is being referred to internally as “Damian Dark,” which got Matt Mitovich and I (but mostly MM) pulling up and skimming the Wiki page of one Damian Wayne. Get it? Damian Wayne. Son of the Dark Knight. They’d probably have to tweak the Bruce Wayne connection, but it’s a plausible theory, no? UPDATE: Readers better-schooled than Matt Mitovich and I (but mostly MM) notes that Damien Darhk is a H.I.V.E. operative per DC lore, and thus is more likely to be introduced.
Before the “formidable” finale, however, star Stephen Amell discussed a loss on social media.
Sometimes real feelings creep into a scene. Goodbyes are tough. Even when they’re scripted.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) March 3, 2015
Amell provided additional information on his Facebook page…
Putting the finishing touches on our 65th episode tonight. It features one of the most emotional, touching and heartfelt scenes we’ve ever produced. Everyone was equal to the task. Long day, but a good one.
Deadline revealed that Tom Ellis has been cast as the title character in Fox’s comic book drama Lucifer. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, the TV series centers on Lucifer (Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. With Wales-born brunette Ellis, Lucifer is taking a darker turn as the original comic book character was modeled after another Brit, David Bowie.
TVLine learned that Jeremy Jordan has signed on to guest-star as Supergirl‘s Winslow “Winn” Schott, a tech-savvy colleague of Kara’s. Per CBS’ official character description, Winn is a “superstar IT whiz” who works alongside Kara (Glee‘s Melissa Benoist) at CatCo. But those well-versed in DC Comics lore will recognize Jordan’s character’s name as an alias used by the villainous Toyman, who uses toy-inspired gadgets to wreak havoc and commit crimes.
Suicide Squad director David Ayer tweeted a picture of Joker Jared Leto’s new haircut.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 2, 2015