We'd already known that The CW's 'Arrow' would dip heavily into the DC reserves for its upcoming second season, even integrating a major 'Justice League' character, but has one of Batman's greatest enemies just booked a stay in Starling City? Potential spoilers of an upcoming episode title make an unmistakable reference to a famous 'Dark Knight' character brought to life in the Christopher Nolan film series, but which one?
From supervillains to scarlet speedsters, 'Arrow' season 2 seems to get bigger and bigger with each passing day. The CW DC drama has already cast a plethora of new stars in its sophomore season beginning October 9 but has made a real 'Killing' of its latest casting in AMC breakout star Bex Taylor-Klaus. 'The Killing's former Bullet will crop up in Starling City opposite series regular Colton Haynes (Roy Harper), but what famous DC character might the young star play, and what does it mean for season 2?
'Arrow' season 2 took a major swerve last month when producers announced that DC superhero The Flash would arrive in Starling City to set up his own spin-off, the 'Arrow' universe up to that point having purposefully excluded the use of superpowers. New comments from executive producer Marc Guggenheim suggest however, that 'Flash' won't tonally detract from the world of 'Arrow,' instead setting up a cohabitant relationship akin to Marvel's 'The Avengers.'
Excitement for 'Arrow' season 2 jumped up a notch when producers revealed that The Flash would soon shatter the CW drama's "no powers" rule, introducing the first true superhero into Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)'s Starling City, since then we've heard a few other possible references to DC heavy-hitters, but the reveal of a recent guest star's true role suggests we might see a huge (but tiny) superhero on the series before long.
Last year, CW superhero drama 'Arrow' made a tremendous commitment to casting genre stars in securing its geek cred, tapping everyone from 'Doctor Who' to 'Battlestar Galactica' stars in populating the world of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)'s Starling City. That trend continues today in casting fan-favorite 'Stargate SG-1' star Teryl Rothery for a mysterious new role, but who might the former Dr. Janet Frasier play this time around?
A few weeks ago, 'Arrow' fans were shocked to learn that the DC-comics adapted CW series would soon break its apparent rule of incorporating superpowers by positioning the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash for a potential spin-off series. Now, with the 'Arrow' season 2 premiere set for October 9, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has teased the arrival of another major DC comics super.
While the fallout from 'Arrow' season 2's big revelation that the 'Flash' himself will speed through Starling City hasn't quite dissipated, the acclaimed CW/DC drama has added itself another recognizable genre star for the second year. 'Orphan Black' star Dylan Bruce will make his presence known when 'Arrow' returns for a second season on October 9, but will he be Oliver's next target? And what new details of 'Flash' have emerged alongside him?
The CW's 'Arrow' dropped a big enough bombshell at Comic-Con 2013 in the reveal of Black Canary's season 2 presence, but none so explosive as this morning's announcement that Barry Allen would appear as DC superhero "The Flash," potentially spinning off into his own series, and even into the 'Justice League' and beyond. Now that the bomb has dropped, what major new details on both Black Canary and 'Flash' have come to light?
'Arrow' fans and the DC community fanbase at large have barely begun processing the recent news of a Batman/Superman crossover on the big screen, let alone that the Flash will now be introduced in the CW's Green Arrow series, and potentially spun off into his own series. Now, CW president Mark Pedowitz has stepped up to clarify how the Flash will fit into 'Arrow,' what it means for the big screen, and whether or not Wonder Woman is still in the mix.
The success of 'Man of Steel' not withstanding, Warner Bros. and DC Comics made their first major breakthrough push toward a shared cinematic franchise in past weeks by introducing a 'Batman vs. Superman' movie, though the silver screen was far from the only target. Sources say that DC has begun fast tracking a 'Flash' TV series to be spun off of 'Arrow,' but what does it mean for DC's overall cinematic plans?