'Arrow' season 3 fans have been eagerly anticipating a certain major DC casting, to the point we hadn't noticed one of its existing roles in jeopardy. To wit, where previously 'Sin City' star Devon Aoki had been cast in the role of DC superhero Katana, we've now learned that 'The Wolverine' sword-slinger Rila Fukushima will replace Aoki in the role when 'Arrow' season 3 debuts this fall.
Many weren't fortunate enough to catch the world premiere of FOX Batman prequel 'Gotham' at Comic-Con 2014, and the September 22 debut feels criminally far away. Well, good news! FOX has made available a new 20-minute behind-the-scenes preview with plenty of fresh footage and insight from cast and crew on the making of the moody new 'Gotham.'
Yesterday we learned that the CW's 'Arrow' had continued expanded its roster of DC rogues, and its spinoff series 'The Flash' certainly isn't trailing behind. Not only has the speedy new superhero drama added a 'Star-Crossed' alum as metallic villain Girder, but 'Sleepy Hollow' star (and former Lex Luthor!) Clancy Brown will play DC's General Wade Eiling.
Fans of The CW's 'Arrow' have been on pins and...well, arrows in waiting for the casting announcement of Ra's al Ghul, but the League of Assassins head won't be the last DC villain to cross paths with Oliver Queen this year. The latest to enter the fray is 'Tron: Legacy' star Matt Ward as DC archer Komodo, while we've also learned that Felicity backstory episode "Oracle" may not have as significant a title as we'd hoped.
NBC's 'Constantine' seemingly rededicated itself to exploring DC roots its the most recent casting, and at long last, the TV adaptation of our 'Hellblazer' demon detective has its big bad. Michael James Shaw has been cast in the 'Constantine' role of the villainous Papa Midnite, a "formidable magical adversary" for our leading man.
NBC's 'Constantine' TV series brought to Comic-Con 2014 an updated version of its pilot to help explain its early season cast change, but also the good news that veteran genre composer Bear McCreary would score the series based on DC's 'Hellblazer' comic. Now, a new featurette for the 'Constantine' TV series reveals McCreary's moody composure, blending hard rock with harpischord for DC's demon detective.
We're still admittedly on the fence about 'Arrow''s upcoming 'The Flash' spinoff, even with favorable reactions from Comic-Con 2014, but we have to give it to the DC drama for swinging to the fences. In addition to a plethora of DC villains already lined up, 'The Flash''s first season has added 'Arrow' baddie Robert Knepper to reprise his role as The Clock King, along with yet another DC metahuman, and a stylish new trailer to wrap it all up in.
The CW's 'Arrow' made some season 3 waves with the news that dastardly DC villain Ra's al Ghul would show his face as our new big bad, but the hit superhero drama still has a few new characters to add before we learn what actor heads the League of Assassins. In the meantime, 'Medium''s David Cubitt has joined 'Arrow' season 3 in the role of DC's Manhunter, alongside 'NYPD Blue' alum Charlotte Ross as Felicity's mother.
FOX's forthcoming Batman prequel drama 'Gotham' came to Comic-Con 2014 with a relatively small showing beyond the world premiere of its pilot, but now the fabled city seems to be picking up steam. Famous for catching killers on 'Dexter,' David Zayas has switched sides of the law to become infamous DC mobster villain Sal Maroni when 'Gotham' officially debuts this fall.
This past weekend saw The CW's 'Arrow' dropping plenty of season 3 intel, between its Ballroom 20 panel, fresh new trailer and a surprise villain announcement, but the emerald archer still has a few arrows left in his quiver. Joining the extensive roster of DC figures in season 3 is 'Emily Owens' and 'Power' star J.R. Ramirez, playing the 'Arrow' incarnation of Ted Grant, also known as DC superhero Wildcat!