In this edition of DC Round-Up, Arrow’s Diggle will get a new name; Supergirl will get bugged; and more.
Entertainment Weekly provided readers with exclusive concept art and details about Team Arrow’s new lair, known as the Arrow Bunker, from executive producer Marc Guggenheim…
“One of the fun things about this lair is that as opposed to one big space, where everyone would congregate, it’s now a much larger space divided up into smaller spaces,” he continues. “There is an area for Felicity [Emily Bett Rickards] to work, there is an area for Oliver to work out, and there is a garage. There are many different places we’ll continue to discover over the course of the season that give you a sense that this thing is a bit bigger than we got used to in the first three years.”
Guggenheim also interviewed with GreenArrowTV, during which he discussed an exciting Diggle development…
John Diggle has a uniform of some sort coming. Is there a code name to go with it?
Eventually, yes. That’s an exclusive. I’m not going to reveal the code name yet.
He’s not going to be the Guardian or anything like that?
No. He won’t be the Guardian.
We’ve always said Diggle’s comic book trajectory is Diggle. DC Comics has put John Diggle in the comics. We’re going to give him a code name out of practicality. I can’t tell you when it’s going to happen, because every time I write it, I end up taking it out, because it feels forced. I need to find the right moment for it. But we have the code name, DC’s approved it… but it’s unique to Diggle, and that’s what I like about it.
In that same interview, Guggenheim also assured readers that Laurel would grow from her experiences…
How might Quentin react if and when he finds out that his daughter is alive, again?
Well, he’s definitely going to find out, because the one thing that our characters do do, is they make a lot of mistakes, but they learn from the mistakes, and Laurel is not going to make the same mistake twice, of not telling Lance what’s going on.
TVLine also had this to add about Laurel…
Getting anything on Arrow‘s Laurel Lance/Black Canary storyline for Season 4 is like pulling hens’ teeth. Have you heard any spoilers about Laurel that are not Sara- or Quentin-related? –Apple
Since you asked so nicely…. Laurel is “fully arrived as Black Canary when we come back [on Oct. 7],” co-showrunner Wendy Mericle previews. “There’s no more learning curve.” But there are still struggles for Laurel as a costumed crimefighter. For one, “She has a secret identity; how does she grapple with that? And she’s an ADA, so what kind of impact is that going to have on her decisions as Black Canary — and vice versa?”
TVLine had this about Iris on The Flash…
On The Flash, will see more of Iris as the investigative reporter? –Carrie
Iris will be coming into her own as a journalist in Season 2 (premiering Oct. 6). “She has a really cool job, and she’s going to be standing on her own two feet a bit more,” showrunner Gabrielle Stanton previews. “She’s definitely going to be part of Team Flash more this season, and we’re definitely going to see more of her work life. We’re going to see her generate stories and be really proactive.” The EP then adds, “She’s struggling with the loss [of Eddie], but instead of letting it get her down, she’s going to use it to become the woman that she knows Eddie would have wanted her to be.”
TVLine had these tidbits about Detective Bruce Wayne on Gotham…
Now that we’re inSeason 2, will Gotham still keep up the Thomas and Martha Wayne investigation, or will the show move on from that? –Sofia
I hand-delivered your question to Bruce Wayne’s portrayer, David Mazouz, who said that the series-launching murder mystery “will be an ongoing thing” throughout Gotham‘s run. “Gordon’s not really looking into it that much anymore, but Bruce is,” the teen said. “The Top 3 things that are on Bruce’s list are: take down the corrupt side of Wayne Enterprises, find out who his father really was, and find out his parents’ murderer. And they’re all connected.”
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Calista Flockhart addressed the Supergirl-shaped elephant in the room…
How do you balance the idea of her being really intelligent but not knowing that Supergirl is the one who brings her coffee in the morning?
Well, Cat might be guilty of being a bit of a narcissist, and she’s very preoccupied with her business, and she has an assistant that is named Kara. That’s what that relationship is at the moment, but I think as the series goes on, [I’m] hoping that we’re going to discover more. I think Cat is going to become more and more aware of Kara [Care-ah] and start calling her Kara [Car-ah]. I think that there will be a relationship. I think that she’ll become a bit of a mentor.
According to Entertainment Weekly, while Kara is contending with Cat, Supergirl will be facing a giant bug…
EW can confirm that Justice Leak (Powers) has been cast in the role of the villainous Hellgrammite, an alien that Supergirl will be chasing in the CBS drama’s freshman series.
In the comics, Hellgrammite is actually entomologist Roderick Rose who, thanks to some experimentation, is transformed into the insect-like villain who draws his name from the actual hellgrammite bug. Hellgrammite’s comic-book powers include super-strength, improved jumping — or hopping, in this case — and can produce cocoons to imprison foes or even transform them into larvae versions of himself. Those with an aversion to bugs may not want to look too deeply into the character’s origins.