‘Arrow’ season 2 lets loose its third episode of the year with “Broken Dolls,” as Oliver Queen teams with Officer Lance to find a doll-making serial killer, while Moira's trial takes a shocking turn, and Roy pursues Sin ('The Killing''s Bex Taylor-Klaus) to find the mysterious Black Canary vigilante, revealing ties to some major DC players along the way.
Last week’s ‘Arrow’ episode “Identity” saw Oliver facing both Bronze Tiger (‘The Dark Knight”s Michael Jai White) and China White (Kelly Hu), while Sebastian Blood (‘True Blood”s Kevin Alejandro) attempted to ruin the Queens' reputation, and Roy Harper finally made contact with the vigilante, so what does the third episode of ‘Arrow’ season 2 bring? Will Oliver finally become the hooded hero we know from DC comics?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Arrow’ season 2's DC heavy episode 3, “Broken Dolls!”
It's been a tough road for DC animation on TV since its most successful incarnations with the Bruce Timm-Paul Dini era, and even the madcap 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold,' but it seems Cartoon Network may have suffered another casualty. Following similar moves to pull 'Young Justice' and 'Green Lantern: The Animated Series,' CG Dark Knight series 'Beware the Batman' has been unceremoniously pulled from the lineup.
Anne Hathaway's take on Selina Kyle and Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises' may have redefined the character for a new generation of moviegoers, but for our money, you still can't beat Michelle Pfeiffer's sexy and crazy take on the character from Tim Burton's 'Batman Returns.' It seems that cosplayer Belladonna agrees. After all, she's gone and created a near-perfect replica of the iconic costume.
If you're one of the people who think Batfleck is a bad thing (for the record, we disagree), just remember to tell yourself, it could've been worse. Back in 2007, pre-production began on a 'Justice League' movie that would've cast D.J. Cotrona as Superman, rapper Common as Green Lantern and Armie Hammer as Batman, with Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy never happening.
The film never happened, for various reasons, but now if you're curious what a 'Justice League' movie could've looked like, you can read the script for the movie right now. (Warning: you'll have a newfound appreciation of 'Avengers,' the 'Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel' after reading this.)
It's one of the classic superhero fanboy debates: who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman? Well, with 'Batman vs. Superman' coming out in 2015, we won't have to wait that long to find out the answer, but already the films writer, David S. Goyer, has chimed in with his thoughts on who would win.
Superman, of course!
DC comics and Warner Bros. have frequently been accused of following Marvel's more successful lead in the last few years, most recently in regards to the blockbuster film franchises on either side, but never has it been more clear than with DC's latest shocker. Just minutes after the debut of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' Warner Bros. has announced the Batman franchise will return to TV with 'Gotham,' a new FOX drama with Commissioner Gordon at its center.
We live in times both exciting and terrifying for TV synergy, as every 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' success may be met by the absurd principle of a 'Breaking Bad' prequel spinoff. Nevertheless, franchise connection has grown to an all-time high, as even 'Arrow' looks to spin off 'The Flash' into his own series, so might Batman spinoff 'Gotham Central' finally make it to the airwaves, as had once been considered?
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Warner opens up the vaults on classic ‘Batman’ auditions, ‘Thor’ ramps up for its November release, and we dig up a tease of the ‘Captain America’ soundtrack, which sounds amazing.
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