DC Round-Up: It’s Getting Darhk

There’s news of a CW DCU triple threat, a couple of casting announcements, and more.

In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s news of a CW DCU triple threat, a couple of casting announcements, and more.

ComicBook.Com has an awesome exclusive report…

Arrow villain Damien Darhk will appear on both DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash this season, ComicBook.com has learned exclusively…

“You go back to the League — I did an episode of Legends last week — and I look exactly the same in 1975 but you see he’s not as confident and doesn’t have such an agenda forty years ago as he does now,” McDonough said. “So it’s fun to play the different times, you know? Going back in time with Legends, and The Flash, with The Flash, I’m just this crazy, fun, enjoy everything while I kill everybody type of character. It’s just nuts.”

He also seemed to imply — but stopped short of actually saying — that the centuries-old Damien may have some relationship with Legends of Tomorrow big bad Vandal Savage.

“I’m enjoying the power that I have because it’s my time,” he said of his character. “It’s not Savage’s time, it’s not Ra’s al Ghul’s time; it’s Damien Darhk’s time.”

Gotham released a sizzle reel at New York Comic-Con.

In addition, TV Guide got scoop on Gotham’s new bad ass, featured so prominently in the sizzle reel…

“He comes in like a bull in a china shop,” Chiklis tells TVGuide.com. “My character’s intention is to restore order. He’s a real a law-and-order zealot. He’s not worried about how [others] feel. When you have a bunch of armed assailants come in to a precinct to abrasively kill a lot of people there, he’s pretty much involved in a war. These villains are completely out of hand. So he’s trying to act as the counter to this…”

“He’s slipping,” Chiklis says of Gordon. “He’s starting to really stretch the boundaries of the law and that’s where he’s starting to butt heads with me, because as tough as I want to be on the criminals that we’re going after, I still am adamant about staying within the boundaries of the law to do it. It’s a battle. They’re on each other’s side and he’s mentoring him and he’s trying to pull him back in, but it’s hard. [Barnes] is grooming Gordon to be a great leader as opposed to someone who falls into the dark.”

Last but not least, there’s casting news, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and New York Comic-Con.

Paul Reubens will be returning to Gotham as Penguin’s father, 23 years after he played the character in Batman Returns — on Gotham in an upcoming episode, actor Robin Lord Taylor (who plays Penguin a.k.a. Oswald Cobblepot on the drama) announced at the show’s New York Comic Con panel Sunday afternoon. That’s right: Pee-wee Herman will be heading to the dark pre-Batman series.

“So we’re all familiar with Oswald’s mother, the fabulous, fabulous Carol Kane,” the actor said leading up to the news. “We don’t know a lot about his father… We just found out that I do have a father. And he will be showing up very soon, and he will be played by none other than Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman! He’s playing my dad! What! The! Hell!”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Transporter: The Series star Chris Vance has been tapped to recur on the freshman drama and play the DC Comics villain known as Non. The character is described as a former scientist in a league with the House of El. Non is a brutal Kryptonian military officer who is sinister, powerful and angry. He’s the antithesis of all things Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) stands for. Non will quickly become Supergirl’s greatest threat.

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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