DC Round-Up: The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine

There’s news on Firestorm, Captain Cold, Professor Zoom, Harvey Dent, and Constantine.

TV Line has learned that Alias alum Victor Garber has been cast on The CW’s brand-new superhero hit The Flash in the recurring role of Dr. Martin Stein — aka one half of the heroic entity known as Firestorm.

In the DC Comics character’s TV iteration, Stein is a brilliant but arrogant nuclear physicist who has sacrificed everything, including a marriage, for his work in transmutation. After he discovers that S.T.A.R. Labs’ malfunctioning particle accelerator has fused him with the younger, more impulsive Ronnie Raymond (played by The Tomorrow People‘s Robbie Amell), the doc races to find a way to separate them before it’s too late.


TV Line also picked up a few tidbits on The Flash’s Captain Cold along with a photo of Wentworth Miller in the role…


Question: Got any new information on Captain Cold’s (Wentworth Miller) role on The Flash, beyond his first episode on Oct. 28? —Andy B

Ausiello: DC Comics’ CCO Geoff Johns says the producers “look at Heat a lot, with [Robert] De Niro” for inspiration on Miller’s villain (pictured, below). “He is this guy who pulls jobs very carefully, and, suddenly, [The Flash turns up] and he has to change his game,” Johns explains. “He has to figure out how to deal with this new threat in Central City to his way of life. It’s all about him evolving and surviving the new world order. Guns aren’t going to do it, so he’s got to have something a little bit stronger.” Adds executive producer Andrew Kreisberg: “He’s not the villain that we see in the comics yet. [But] we’re going to get there.”

ComicBookMovie has pictures from the set of The Flash showing two stuntmen duking it out as The Flash and Professor Zoom, which afford the first look at the live-action costume of the hero’s arch nemesis. Instead of yellow, the new costume features a mix of yellow and black.

TV Line reports that Nicholas D’Agosto has nabbed the recurring role of Harvey Dent, the idealistic Assistant District Attorney destined to become the villainous Two-Face. Gotham‘s Dent is described as “handsome, warm and engaging,” constantly maintaining a sunny disposition even when dealing with the city’s seediest riffraff. D’Agosto’s Gotham deal includes a series regular option in event of a potential second season.

Deadline reports that NBC has ordered three additional scripts of Constantine. Picking up backup scripts has become a favorite tactic of the broadcast network as it is a relatively inexpensive way to buy a few extra weeks by keeping writers working on shows that executives feel have promise before the nets have to decide on a back episodic order.

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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