In this edition of DC Round-Up, there are casting announcements for The Flash, Gotham, and Supergirl. Plus, there are tidbits on Supergirl’s first foe, and Jason Momoa discusses diversity in Aquaman.
According to a KsiteTV exclusive report, another alum of the original Flash series will be reprising his role from that show…
Vito D’Ambrosio played police officer Anthony “Tony” Bellows in the original 1990 CBS series, and in the upcoming 17th episode of The Flash, which also features the return of Mark Hamill as James Jesse/The Trickster, D’Ambrosio will be playing Anthony Bellows yet again. Except, this time he’s not a cop who always ends up missing The Flash – he’s now the Mayor of Central City, once again facing Hamill’s James Jesse.
According to Deadline, Colm Feore has been cast to play Dr. Francis Dulmacher, also known as The Dollmaker, in the Batman prequel series. The Dollmaker was first referenced in the second episode of the freshman Fox drama by Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) as being the figure behind the mass kidnappings of Gotham’s street children. With a zealotry bordering on madness, and aided by his genius-level intellect and vast medical expertise, Dr. Dulmacher pursues his demented researches, even as the bloody costs of his actions grow ever greater. The Dollmaker character was introduced on another DC-themed drama series, the CW’s Arrow, where he was played by Michael Eklund in an episode of Season 2.
According to TVLine, CBS’ Supergirl has snapped up Desperate Housewives vet Mehcad Brooks to play the classic role of shutterbug Jimmy Olsen, TVLine has learned.
Supergirl‘s version of Jimmy is described as a smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara — played by Glee‘s Melissa Benoist — works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret, and his salt-of-the-earth nature quickly piques Kara’s interest.
TVLine also reports on Supergirl’s first villain…
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Kara Danvers née Zor-El will have her work cut out for her from the get-go, seeing as her adversary in the series pilot will be the DC Comics baddie Lumberjack. To that end, the CBS freshman is seeking a hulk akin to “Rory McCann, the 6-foot-6 actor from Game of Thrones” (pictured above) to play this “big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s cousin” — that’d be you-know-who — “in the past” and shows up to ascertain her level of power, on behalf of an unseen superior.
You can find out more about Lumberjack here.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa celebrated the diversity he brings to the role…
“I’ve had to bust ass to be in this industry. A lot of things are very black and white,” he says. “Aquaman is especially cool because being a Kanaka Maoli—being Hawaiian—our Gods are Kanaloa and Maui, and the Earth is 71 percent water, so I get to represent that. And I’m someone who gets to represent all the islanders, not some blond-haired superhero. It’s cool that there’s a brown-skinned superhero.”