DC Round-Up: Hawkman Vs. Vandal Savage

There’s casting news.

In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s casting news.

First, Arrow’s Thea is getting a new boy toy, according to TVLine

Question: Do you have any new information about Arrow Season 4? —Beatriz 

Ausiello: There will be life after love for Thea, and it rears its “handsome, charming, witty” head in Episode 5 in the form of Alex, a sharp and polished political consultant who will eventually get Speedy to utter these two very important words: “Roy who?”

TVLine also had info on who was and wasn’t returning as a series regular for season 2 of Gotham

Question: Do you have any info as to who will not be returning for Gotham Season 2 as a series regular? (Other than Jada Pinkett-Smith, I assume.) —Alex

Ausiello: Matt Mitovich did some digging around and learned that, as suspected, neither Victoria Cartagena nor Andrew Stewart-Jones (AKA Montoya and Allen) will return as regulars. Meanwhile, though Michael Chiklis is coming on board as GCPD Captain Nathaniel Barnes, Zabryna Guevara, who plays Captain Essen, is still a series regular — and in fact will play a key role this season.

DC Comics announced that the role of Hawkman on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be played by Falk Hentschel, who will debut on the Arrow/The Flash crossover event prior to Legends debut in 2016. The character is described thus…

On DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Carter Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders. Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as “Hawkman.”

Additionally, DC Comics announced that Hawkman’s arch enemy Vandal Savage will be played by Danish actor Casper Crump, who bears a striking resemblance to the character. Crump is also slated to debut during the Arrow/The Flash crossover before taking up residence on Legends. Vandal Savage is described thus…

Vandal Savage is immortal, having spent the past 6,000 years moving like a virulent disease through history, whispering in the ears of despots and dictators, all leading to his eventual domination of the world.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS’ Supergirl has cast its Lucy Lane. Jenna Dewan-Tatum will recur in the role. Set to make her debut in the third episode, The character is as brash, funny and beautiful as her older sister Lois Lane. Lucy is strong, smart and successful in her own right. She’s got a history with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), and she’s come to town to right a previous wrong.


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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