DC certainly upped its live-action TV stock for the 2014-15 season, adding 'The Flash,' 'Gotham' and 'Constantine' to the likes of CW breakout 'Arrow,' but could another major comic character adjacent to the core 'Justice League' find their way into a new TV series? Find out if 'Supergirl' might have her own TV series in the future, with a DC producer already attached!
We've always adored 'Arrow''s effort at crowd-pleasing casting, and it seems CW spinoff 'The Flash' has inherited the gift. Following 'Prison Break' alum Wentworth Miller's casting as Captain Cold, onscreen brother Dominic Purcell will also menace 'The Flash' as DC villain Heat Wave, reuniting the two stars.
Just when you thought 'Arrow' season 3 had only a few more castings in its tank before the October premiere, The CW's DC-adapted drama adds even more familiar faces to fan-friendly roles. Latest to enter the fray are 'Supernatural' alum Amy Gumenick in the loving role of DC villain Cupid, and 'Glee' star Nolan Funk as a face from Felicity's past.
'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.