DC Round-Up: Arrow, the Flash, Vixen, Gotham, Supergirl

There are various character beats.

In this edition of DC Round-Up, there are various character beats.

In an interview with GreenArrowTV, Paul Blackthorne teased interaction with the new Big Bad…

GREENARROWTV’s CRAIG BYRNE: What excites you the most from what you’ve shot for Season 4 so far?

PAUL BLACKTHORNE: Damien Dahrk. Neal McDonough.

Have Quentin Lance and Damien Dahrk interacted at all so far?

We’ve shared a few cups of tea.

Has this happened on screen, or was that all off screen?

We’ve been spotted in the same rooms together on screen. It’s all rather interesting; a peculiar relationship.

Entertainment Weekly revealed that Iris will have an expanded role to play in the new season on The Flash

Flash scoop, please! I will take anything on Iris West or Westallen. Just name your price. — Tatiana

I’m a big fan of Funko Pop! and cold hard cash. Iris will be stepping up in a big way this season now that Wells is no longer the team leader at S.T.A.R. Labs. “Iris slides into [the role] very naturally,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “She’s a born leader. One of the best things in the premiere is Barry decides that he wants to work alone because he doesn’t want to risk anyone else’s lives, and Iris is really the one who gets the band back together again. She’s the only one who can stand up to Barry.”

Unfortunately, there will be no more coverage of the animated web series Vixen in this DC Round-Up column. The episodes are region encoded, and SciFi Pulse has no desire to tease our readers north of the border and across the pond. US readers can find episodes every Tuesday at CW Seed.


In an interview with ComicBook.Com, Jessica Lucas and James Frain discussed Gotham’s Galavans…

What’s the give and take been between you two, as you’ve started to develop this brother-sister relationship for your characters?

JF: I think we decided pretty early on to make it as normal a sibling relationship as possible, because everything else in our world is totally crazy. Everything about these Gotham citizens is “performance.” It seems like when we’re together, it’s just pure brother and sister sibling interactions. We could be just a couple of ten year olds, in all honesty. Actually, it’s the most normal relationship I have in the whole story!

JL: Yeah, I think there’s a strong loyalty between them, but I think Tabitha is also annoyed by Theo a lot. She’s carrying out his bidding, so there’s a lot of eye rolling and annoyance; she finds him boring sometimes, things like that…

Additionally, Frain said viewers would be getting a bit of Gotham by gaslight…

JF: In the last episode [episode 5 of the season], they started a flashback in the 19th century, and we start seeing their back-backstory. So we’ll see that, it’s interesting how they put that in. That’ll be cool.

Finally, according to Entertainment Weekly, a mystery character will make their presence known…

Anything on the new faces coming to Gotham? — Mac

Instead of talking about one of the new faces we know — of which there are many  — let’s talk about someone I can’t yet identify. When talking with my colleague Samantha Highfill about the time period in which the city of Gotham exists, executive producer Danny Cannon teased: “We have a character now who basically wants to move into the future and has a grand design of moving Gotham into a modern future, and we’re going to see if the city can handle that kind of pressure or not.” Their true intentions remain to be seen, but considering the season explores the rise of the villains, he or she is probably bad.

In an interview with KryptonSite, Supergirl’s  Mehcad Brooks discussed James Olsen…

KRYPTONSITE’s CRAIG BYRNE: In your version of James Olsen’s past, did he have all of the gadgets like the Superman signal watch and all of that?

MEHCAD BROOKS: We have the Superman watch. That is the first gadget we introduce… that’s all I know right now. They don’t tell me everything.

Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) is coming on to the series. Can you talk about the history between her and your character?

I can say this: Lucy Lane comes in as James’ ex-fiancee, and that’s about all I can say! I can’t say a lot.

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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