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 is jam packed with tidbits, from a major move for the 'Batman vs. Superman' movie to new Marvel TV ventures to Phase 2 updates!
It looks like the 'Batman vs. Superman' casting rumors are true! After various reports and speculations that Wonder Woman would be joining Batman and Superman in director Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' follow-up, the character has been confirmed and actress Gal Gadot has been cast in the role!
DC's live-action properties have long been faced with far fewer continuity ties than Marvel's cinematic universe, but 'Arrow' fans have remained optimistic that the CW-DC drama could in fact hold a place within the world of 'Man of Steel,' and 'Batman vs. Superman.' Muddy though things have been, producers finally have an answer about the CW's Green Arrow prospects on the big screen.
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?
Well, okay then! Earlier this week we'd heard that 'Arrow' season 2 was down to three candidates in casting 'The Flash,' to be introduced in the coming episodes as Dr. Barry Allen and speeding toward a potential spinoff next season, and the decision is in. Ex-'Glee' villain Grant Gustin will don the iconic red tights in 'Arrow' season 2, so what do we think of the choice?