DC Round-Up: Arrow, Supergirl, Suicide Squad

There is talk of H.I.V.E. and clarification on Talia al Ghul on Arrow, some Supergirl casting, and a tidbit on Suicide Squad’s Joker from Jared Leto.

In this edition of DC Round-Up, there is talk of H.I.V.E. and clarification on Talia al Ghul on Arrow, some Supergirl casting, and a tidbit on Suicide Squad’s Joker from Jared Leto.

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, ‘Arrow’s’ David Ramsey discussed plans for the fourth season of the hit show…

Last week’s episode marked the first time we met Andy, Diggle’s younger brother, in the flesh! Will we see more of Andy in flashbacks moving forward?

You will. The writers have a tendency to let something linger out there and then five episodes later, they’ll jump back to that story. As you know, Andy Diggle was killed by Deadshot and the super-evil group H.I.V.E. From my understanding, that’s something the producers will get into next season; they’ll be one of the big baddies. You’ll see a good more of Andy Diggle in flashbacks and what exactly he was into, how he was related to H.I.V.E. and why Deadshot was hired to kill him.

In another interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg confirmed what many fans have suspected about Talia al Ghul’s place in Arrow’s iteration of the D.C.U.

…Kreisberg says they haven’t decided whether Talia al Ghul exists in the world of Arrow. “If we ever think of a reason to have a Talia, whoever or whatever incarnation we decide to do, it would be in service of furthering Katrina’s story,” Kreisberg says.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Calista Flockhart is returning to TV in a super way. The Brothers & Sisters and Ally McBeal Emmy nominee has been tapped to star in CBS’ Supergirl. Flockhart will play DC Comics character Cat Grant. In CBS’ incarnation, Cat is the self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo. Cat started her career as a reporter and has built her company into a global powerhouse. Kara (Glee and Whiplash alum Benoist) works as Cat Grant’s assistant.

Additionally, TVLine reported two more roles have been cast. First, Supergirl is putting Chyler Leigh back in scrubs. The onetime Grey’s Anatomy‘s MD will play Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s (Glee‘s Melissa Benoist) confident foster sister whose fascination with her sibling’s powers inspired her to become a doctor. Second, Homeland‘s David Harewood has signed on to play Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. (Fans of the comics will know that Hank Henshaw is famous in DC Comics lore for being Cyborg Superman.)

According to Project Casting, the Supergirl team is also looking for a body double to hint at a certain relative…

We are looking for BODY DOUBLE for a DC Comic Superhero –

You must be available for an interview this Thursday and if selected will work several day during March.

This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union.

You should be 5’11 or taller and be Square Jawed

and have a ripped physique.
You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to ChrisBSubmissions@centralcasting.com – in the subject line write SUPERMAN

In an interview for Billboard magazine, Jared Leto discussed playing the Joker in Suicide Squad

Playing the Joker onscreen means stepping into some big shoes left by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. So how is Jared Leto preparing for his role as the iconic Batman villain in Suicide Squad? By getting bigger.

“Do you mind if I eat a little?” Jared Leto asks Billboard during an interview for our new cover story, out Friday, Feb. 20. “I’m trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours — and I’m terrible at eating a lot.” (Case in point: Leto was eating vegan tacos during the interview, which are hardly the fattiest food on the market.)

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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