In this edition of DC-Round-Up, there’s a child of the Demon on Arrow, a new Arrow episode title, reflections on The Flash’s Grodd, news on a Batman ’66 comic, and news on a certain sidekick’s parets on Gotham.
TV Line reported that we’ll be getting flashbacks to a young Nyssa al Ghul…
Do you know when we’ll see Nyssa again on Arrow? Love her character! –Caitlin
“It’d be hard to tell [the Ra’s al Ghul] story without telling more of Nyssa’s story,” Greg Berlanti notes, and as such “there’ll be a lot more of both” characters as Season 3 continues. In fact, it appears Arrow will even flash back to Young Nyssa (they’re casting for age 9 to 12), as it is revealed that she picked up on her mad skillz at an early age.
Also, according to Marc Guggenheim’s twitter, episode 3×12 is called “Uprising.”
“Arrow Ep. 3×12 begins production today. Written by @SchwartzApprovd & @briforsul. Directed by @JesseWarn”
In a recent interview with TV Line, Executive Producer Greg Berlanti discussed bringing Grodd on to The Flash…
TVLINE | You had a pretty juicy tease there at the end of the last episode about Grodd. Is that something that’s going to be more teased rather than introduced?
I wouldn’t say teased. I would say we’re going to deal with it this year. The comparison I make is a little bit to Slade the first year on Arrow in the sense of we started with the mask in the pilot and then we saw which way we were going. He was, ultimately, in the back half of that first season even more than we would ever do with Grodd this first year because… We’re going to have to get the technology right and all the stuff right to make it look and feel real. But a lot of times, we do this stuff not as a tease as much as a challenge to ourselves of, “Can we do it?” Grodd’s definitely one of those, so we hope we pull it off.
According to TV Guide, DC Comics have published a comic based on an never-produced episode of the original Batman TV series series. The comic is based on an outline by legendary science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, and is being adapted as an extension of DC’s popular Batman ’66 series. It features what would have been the show’s introduction of the villain Two-Face (aka Harvey Dent).
Iconic comic writer Len Wein scripted the adaptation, with art by José Luis García-López and Joe Prado. Wein, who created the comic characters Swamp Thing and Human Target, was recommended for the gig by his good friend Ellison. “I had to write a story that would satisfy Harlan’s high standards, DC’s need to stay true to the TV versions of all those wonderful characters, and my own need to tell as entertaining a story as possible within the rigors of the form,” Wein says. “If I did a poor job, I was going to hear about it from Harlan for the rest of our lives!”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Gotham will feature the Graysons. “We’re going to do a prenatal origin story for Robin down the line,” showrunner Bruno Heller tells EW.
Since Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is still a young teenager on the series, his youthful eventual partner Robin hasn’t even been born yet. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to tell a story that touches on his character. “There are no MRIs involved,” Heller assures. “There’s an episode coming up where we learn how Robin’s parents got together.”