In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s casting news for The Flash and iZombie, whisperings of a Krypton TV series, hopes for a Wonder Woman director, and a Batman and Robin comic sequel series.
The Hollywood Reporter reports the The Flash has enlisted Vampire Diaries alum to recur as pivotal DC Comics character Linda Park. The character is described as a quick-witted reporter for the Central City Picture News. She befriends Iris (Candice Patton) while at work and helps her navigate the fast-paced world of journalism. When she meets Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) at a local bar, the two hit it off and become quick friends. The character will first appear in episode 112. In DC’s The Flash comics, Linda Park first appears in Issue No. 28 as Wally West’s girlfriend and eventual wife. (Wally is the first Kid Flash and third Flash overall.)
TV Guide has learned iZombie will stage a Veronica Mars reunion. Veronica Mars alum Percy Daggs III will play Sean Taylor, a wealthy genius who lives in Seattle. When he gets a job offer in Silicon Valley, he plans to move his wife Penny and 6-year-old stepdaughter Anna there, but then finds himself in a tough custody battle with Anna’s father, Everett. But the problem is seemingly solved when Everett is killed.
Bleeding Cool reports that Man of Steel writer/producer David Goyer is involved in a TV show called Krypton. No other details are known, but we’ll keep you posted.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that DC/WB is looking for a female director for the planned Wonder Woman movie. Fingers and toes crossed that they find one.
According to /Film, Joel Schumacher is planning a sequel comic book series for his much-maligned Batman and Robin film. The 12-issue series will be drawn by Dustin Nguyen and be based on Batman Triumphant, the never-made third film in the Schumacher Batman trilogy. Mark Protosevich wrote the original Batman Triumphant screenplay. It had the Scarecrow as the main villain. His fear toxin brings back the Joker as well, as a hallucination in Batman’s mind. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn would have appeared in a supporting role as the Joker’s daughter, bent on revenge for her father’s death.