DC Round-Up: Arrow, The Flash, iZombie, Justice League

There’s an Arrow season premiere featurette, Arrow/The Flash crossover titles, an interview withThe Flash’s future Vibe, iZombie casting news, and a Justice League: Throne of Atlantis trailer.

In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s an Arrow season premiere featurette, Arrow/The Flash crossover titles, an interview withThe Flash’s future Vibe, iZombie casting news, and a Justice League: Throne of Atlantis trailer.


Thanks to SpoilerTV, we have the iTunes preview of Arrow’s season three premiere, “The Calm.” In it, Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg gives an overview of the main theme — identity — intercut with old footage and snippets of new.

According to GreenArrowTV, part one of the November crossover between Arrow and The Flash will be titled “Flash vs. Arrow,” while part two will be called “The Brave and the Bold” after the DC Comic of the same name. Jesse Warn is directing the episode from a story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and a teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Grianne Godfree.

The official DC Comics Blog conducted an interview with The Flash’s Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisco Ramon. He discusses his future alter ego…

Now, in the comics, Cisco becomes the super hero known as Vibe. Any idea when they might be…ahem, shaking up the status quo for you? (See what I did there?)

I can’t say for sure. That’s kind of up in the air. I think one of the great things about this show is that we have the luxury of being able to figure out where these characters are going and fleshing out their back stories. I think part of the appeal of Arrow and of The Flash is that we can take the time to really craft a launching pad for the super hero mythology for all of these characters. Even though we know that Caitlin Snow becomes Killer Frost and Cisco Ramon will potentially become Vibe, that’s not really our concern right now. Our concern is giving life to these characters and giving them an independent storyline before these super powers, so that if and when these personalities are imbued with these powers, it means that much more. It carries a completely different significance because of that back story. So right now, I’m just focusing on exploring Cisco Ramon as a person…

The original version of Vibe was actually a breakdancer. I’m curious. How are your dancing skills? And can we expect to see any Cisco Ramon dance offs on the show?

I’m not going to lie. There was a comment made at a certain point [between Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg and I] about maybe having Cisco bring out some breakdance moves. I can’t speak as to whether that will actually be a part of the series at any point, but I will say this. I can do a mean worm. I can do the worm, and I can do it well!

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Hansen has landed a guest-starring role on The CW’s midseason drama iZombie. Hansen will play Carson McCone, a charming, uncomplicated golden boy and pro snowboarder who is paid handsomely to put his face on things. He is cocky, living large and currently having an affair with a marketing executive who works for the company that endorses him. Here’s a guy who’s got a lot to lose, and he’s not about to give up any part of his perfect life.

Hansen’s casting marks a reunion with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, who is executive-producing iZombie with Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.

Screen Rant has provided a link to  the first trailer for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, as well as a plot synopsis…

Prince Orm (aka Ocean Master) of Atlantis seeks vengeance after the mythical underwater city’s king died as a consequence of the Justice League’s battle with Darkseid and Apokolips. In Throne of Atlantis, Orm seeks to enact the Atlantean war protocols – terrible plans that involve sinking surface world cities and killing millions.

As Orm launches his campaign of war, the surface world – and even the Justice League – are caught outgunned and unprepared. However, there is one hope in the form of Arthur Curry, a man who is half Atlantean and half human. With the help of the League and other allies, Arthur must accept his estranged destiny, and stand as the bridge between world above and below as the iconic superhero, Aquaman.

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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