In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s intel on who and what will be appearing in the live-action super hero shows.
According to GreenArrowTV, Hal Jordan will not be appearing on Arrow…
It appears that Green Lantern Hal Jordan is not Oliver’s “old friend” in Coast City.
“I doubt it very much, only because they just announced the Green Lantern Corps today, and I’d be surprised if it didn’t include Hal Jordan,” Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim said at our Legends of Tomorrow interview roundtable at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. “It would be great, but I doubt it very much.”
However, David Ramsey confirmed in an interview with ComicBook.com that A.R.G.U.S. will factor into season 4…
Is A.R.G.U.S. still an ongoing concern?
Yes. Lyla Michaels is going to have some developments with A.R.G.U.S. that Diggle’s not going to agree with. And Diggle’s obviously just by association has become part of A.R.G.U.S. in the Suicide Squad. So they’re going to get more entrenched in that this season. Lyla’s going to get more involved and by association, so will Diggle.
Finally, according to E!, Arrow set up DC’s Legends of Tomorrow…
Beth: Please tell me the White Canary will be on Arrow this season!
Your wish, our command because we have it on good authority that Sara’s resurrection will begin on Arrow before Legends of Tomorrow kicks off. “The White Canary will be launched in the first few episodes of Arrow,” boss Marc Guggenheim spills. “4×08, our typical crossover episode, will be doing a lot of heavy-lifting in terms of getting the Legends of Tomorrow characters set up and also seeing where they are with relation to The Flash. It’s a big episode.” Huzzah!
According to E!, Hawkgirl and Hawkman will have a tragic and timeless love story…
Cody M.: Any other major superheroes or comic characters we can expect to see in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow?
Well, Ciara Renee already managed to get some juicy scoop out of her boss Phil Klemmer about Hawkgirl and Hawkman’s time-travel woes, but we do have some more insight into Hawkman (real name Carter Hall), who has yet to be cast for the series. Charismatic and strong-willed, Carter is a natural-born leader with a lot of confidence, too bad he’s destined to be reborn over and over, just like his “doomed lover,” being chased by Vandal Savage throughout time.
While all of this is going on, The Flash will be running around in a new suit. Maya Mani designed the new outfit for Season 2 of The Flash, which hits the track on October 6. The costume designer also was behind the new Season 4 look for Arrow, which Stephen Amell showed off in front of a packed Hall H on July 11. Add to that, Mani also is tackling costume design duties on The CW’s new WBTV superhero series Legends Of Tomorrow.
Gotham is returning Michael Chiklis to his Shield roots, casting the Emmy winner in the series-regular role of Captain Nathaniel Barnes, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Who’s Barnes, exactly? Per Gotham‘s producers, he “lands on the GCPD like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of Gotham’s police force. He is a law and order zealot; unafraid of making enemies – on either side of the law. For Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Barnes is a hero and a mentor, someone with whom he can share the burden of heroism. Captain Barnes proves himself to be a strong ally to Gordon… but one day he will make an equally powerful enemy.”
Things are also about to get complicated for young Bruce Wayne according to Entertainment Weekly…
EW can exclusively reveal that The Goldbergs star Natalie Alyn Lind has joined Gotham’s second season as Silver St. Cloud, who’s described as an ethereal beauty with the pristine manners of a Gotham debutante. Add in the fact that she lost her parents at a young age, and it’s understandable why she and Bruce end up drawn to each other.
And as Bruce’s friend — and love interest — Silver introduces Bruce to her uncle Theo Galavan…but as for Silver, well, she’s described as having a heart beating with dark intent. In other words, she’s probably not someone Bruce wants to fall for.
TVLine has learned that the third episode of CBS’ freshman superhero series will introduce the recurring character of Lucy Lane. In her mid-20s to early 30s, Lucy is described as as brash, funny and beautiful as her sister Lois, yet strong, smart and successful in her own right. She will also be, in keeping with DC Comics lore, an ex-girlfriend of Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) new CatCo media conglom colleague, Daily News transplant Jimmy Olsen (played by Mehcad Brooks).
Additionally, the third episode will be a doozy on a whole different level according to TVLine…
Question: Any scoop yet on what’s in store for Supergirl? —Stefanie
Ausiello: A whole world of hurt around Episode 3. That’s when infamous DC villain Reactron is poised to take aim at Kara. The nuclear-powered, exoskeletal chest-plated madman has a long-held grudge against Superman, but, for some reason, it’s his cousin he’s striking out against (possibly because she has her own TV series and Superman doesn’t). Fun bonus fact, free of charge: In the Superman: New Krypton comic, Reactron is responsible for the deaths of Kara’s parents.