In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s Comic-Con scheduling and previews of Comic-Con content.
According to TVLine, Warner Bros. TV has unveiled its Comic-Con 2015 slate, which will feature the official debut of Supergirl and much more…
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
Preview Night features the world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes for CBS’ Supergirl, NBC’s Blindspot, The CW’s Containment and Fox’s Lucifer, as well as a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go!
FRIDAY, JULY 10
Lucifer (Fox) | Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt and DB Woodside, and executive producers.
iZombie (The CW) | After the shocking Season 1 finale, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s next from executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, along with stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders.
SATURDAY, JULY 11
Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: Super Hero Saturday Night | This three-hour “super-experience” includes a screening of Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers; video presentations and Q&As with stars and EPs of Arrow, The Flash and Gotham; a Q&A with cast and producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; and a peek at the new digital series Vixen.
While at Comic-Con, the cast and executive producers of The Flash could address the mew love interest Barry is getting in season 2. According to TVLine, the CW hit is casting the major recurring role of Wendy, a “spunky, fun and funny” romantic interest for one Barry Allen. A cop for the Central City PD, Wendy is described as bright and scientific-minded — more specifically, “Think ‘Felicity Smoak’ from Arrow,” the casting call reads.
While at Comic-Con, the executive producers of Arrow and The Flash may also address the possibility of Doug Jones returning as Deathbolt, which the actor discussed with ComicBook.Com…
At the end of The Flash episode, it was episode 1×22, “Rogue Air,” you’ll see me with a bunch of my Rogue friends, and I use “friends” lightly because none of us like each other, but we’re being transported. They wanted to move us from one lockdown area to another, safely, without harm. We got loose. So, Captain Cold, played by Wentworth Miller, gives me a shot in the face during this whole scuffle.The question remains: was I killed or was I just kind of silenced for a minute? I turned toward the camera and there was just had freezer burn across my face. I fell out of frame and that’s the last time you saw me – with my eyes open. Then it was referred to, Liam McIntyre, he asked Wentworth Miller, “Why did you shoot him?” When we were filming, he did a few takes going “Why did you kill him?” So, the fact that they said, “Why did you shoot him?” I don’t want to get caught up in semantics but there might be a possible return!
At the Canadian TV Upfronts, according to Comic Book Movie, Legends of Tomorrow stars Ciara Renée And Caity Lotz gave fans a taste of their Comic-Con Q&A…
First up, Ciara discussed bringing Hawkgirl to life. “The character I’m playing, Kendra Saunders, she’s just sort of figuring out that she has this power – this overwhelming anger that turns her into a warrior. She doesn’t quite understand it. She’s realizing that she’s had past lives, which is a weird thing to process. So, I don’t think she’s a superhero just yet but she does have something interesting going on.”
Caity Lotz then touched on Sara’s resurrection and whether Sara Lance will be altered by the Lazarus Pit. “We want to make it different, there’s going to be changes. She’s still Sara Lance but there has to be repercussions for everything that she’s been through. I’m hoping we really get to play with that.” Lotz goes on to compare Sara’s resurrection via the Lazarus Pitt to Thea Queen’s (Willa Holland) and touches on the fact that Sara was dead for a lot longer than Thea before she goes into the Pit, implying that the repercussions for Sara will be steeper.
According to TVLine, Constantine will not be returning to Comic-Con. Showrunner Daniel Cerone sadly reported the news…
“I promised I’d share news when I had it — sadly, that news is not good. The cast and writers of Constantine are being released from their contracts. The studio tried to find a new home for the show, for which we’re forever grateful, but those efforts didn’t pan out. I’m sorry, I wasn’t provided any information on the attempts to sell the show elsewhere. All I can report is that the show is over…”
According to Comic Book Resources, Warner Brothers released the synopsis of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will appear in Comic-Con literature…
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
In addition, Comic Book Movie provided official hi-res images from Warner Brothers’ Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice presentation at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. There are multiple views of the Batmobile, as well as the three superhero costumes. No doubt, there will be a similar display at Comic-Con.