Unlike its CW predecessor, The Flash ended its season on a significantly “Fast Enough” cliffhanger, an even more daunting prospect given the sci-fi seriousness of our beloved Scarlet Speedster. Season 2 has yet to run before cameras, but might its premiere title offer a surprising clue into “The Man Who Saved Central City”?
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FOX’s Gotham has thus far focused on elevating its existing cast to Season 2 regulars, but with Jada Pinkett’s Fish Mooney out of the picture, Batman’s hometown needs a new villain, or two. Enter the ubiquitous James Frain as both savior and big bad to Gotham Season 2, as well as the brother of DC villain Tigress.
Arrow and Flash fans have quite a bit to look forward to in the coming weeks and Comic-Con, hopefully enough to tide a bit of bad news. Both CW superheroes have set their returns for Seasons 2 and 4 this October, along with other network series the likes of Supernatural, Jane the Virgin and more.
The continued expansion of The CW’s DC universe already stretched Arrow Season 3 a bit thinner by way of The Flash, so it stands to reason that Legends of Tomorrow might require some additional firepower. Enter the new Legends showrunner, already familiar to fans of The CW’s dearly-departed Tomorrow People.
As one of their first attempts to compete with Marvel Studios and their growing Cinematic Universe, DC and Warner Bros. released Green Lantern, a 2011 film starring Ryan Reynolds as test-pilot-turned-super-powered-space-cop Hal Jordan. The movie, which was fairly faithful to the DC comics, introduced Hal and the entire Green Lantern Corps, a whole force of space cops from all over the universe, including popular Green Lantern characters like Sinestro (Mark Strong) and Kilowog (Michael Clarke Duncan). The movie was designed to launch a new franchise of Green Lantern adventures (it even ended on a cliffhanger teasing Sinestro’s turn from hero to villain). This was going to be the start of a brave new era of DC films!
Last week brought news that both Arrow Season 3 and The Flash would speed onto DVD and Blu-ray in advance of their fall premieres, but even those attending the massive Superhero Saturday at Comic-Con 2015 needn’t wait for new material. Check out the full gag reel from Arrow Season 3's Blu-ray release, while you can!
Emboldened by their superhero success, The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow order made a surprising addition to both Arrow and The Flash, and the mad scientists of the network may push their experiment even further. Could Hawkgirl soon soar into her own series as well, after the Legends of Tomorrow arrive in 2016?
Arrow crafted enough upheaval by its Season 3 finale “My Name is Oliver Queen” to leave Season 4 something of a blank slate, but it seems the League of Assassins will remain in play. Not only has John Barrowman confirmed that Malcolm Merlyn will return this fall, but so too will the “Canary sisters” have a part to play in setting up certain Legends.
Arrow’s third season finale “My Name is Oliver Queen” left quite a few fans scratching their heads as to how Oliver Queen might return to the vigilante lifestyle of his DC namesake, but fans needn’t wait until Comic-Con 2015 for a glimpse into Season 4. Stephen Amell has offered a few cryptic teases of the fall premiere, including some trouble for Thea Queen, as well as a minor time jump.
Both Arrow Season 3 and The Flash set up quite a few Legends to live up to this fall, but even with Comic-Con 2015 ahead to give us a sense of the DC dramas’ future, hungry fans await an opportunity to catch up with Oliver Queen and the Scarlet Speedster’s most recent CW capers. Enter the full description and artwork of the September Blu-ray / DVD releases for both Arrow Season 3 and The Flash’s first run!