Stephen Amell has promised that Arrow Season 5 will return to the series’ grounded roots, fitting given the end of Oliver’s five-year flashback cycle, and it seems the Green Arrow may appropriately deal with a major fallout of his Hood-ed past. Season 5's big bad has been revealed to result from the series’ early tendency for murder, something that now comes back to haunt Oliver.
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Vixen fans were saddened to learn that the onetime-animated Arrow and Flash character couldn’t join Legends of Tomorrow outright, but the DC heroes will come to her when Season 2 debuts this summer on CW Seed. Not only will Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin again lend their voices, so too will several Legends and a surprise guest.
Supergirl has been beefing up its cast for Season 2, including Superman himself and a likely replacement for Cat Grant, while the latest addition should make loads of DC fans happy. Beloved gay character Maggie Sawyer will officially return to live action, as Season 2 sets Floriana Lima in the detective role.
Flash Season 3's surprise sneak peek of Wally West’s new costume telegraphed that we might see the red and yellow number for ourselves out on the streets, and with it comes a new mystery. See for yourself, as Flash Season 3 set photos showcase not only Wally in his new role, but also a demonic mystery speedster!
About the moment The CW confirmed Supergirl would fly to The CW (and Vancouver) for Season 2, fans had to wonder if Calista Flockhart’s fan-favorite Cat Grant might bow out. We may have an answer, as Supergirl sets Cougar Town star Ian Gomez as Kara’s new boss Snapper Carr, a notable Justice League name, but one likely to pull a bit of focus from Cat.
Even if Arrow Seasons 3 and 4 had a hard time living up to its first years, Season 5 will at least reach a milestone for the DC drama, to complete the cycle of flashbacks and presumably break new ground. That said, Season 5 has plenty of work ahead in past and present, as a shirtless Stephen Amell gets closer to that island look in a new photo.
The Flash left any number of open questions by its Season 2 finale, among them the speedster future of Keiynan Lonsdale’s Wally West, who never seemed to sprout any powers despite a recreation of Barry’s accident. Wonder no longer, as Season 3 confirms West’s Kid Flash future in a new costume photo, but how?
It made sense of the The CW’s MADtv revival to highlight a new cast after the 20th anniversary special, but at least a few vets will guide the ship. Thus far, MADtv staples Nicole Sullivan and Will Sasso have signed on for appearances, along with others.
The same day that saw The CW expanding its superhero ranks also brought them closer together by the upgrade of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold to a “franchise regular” across all series. Now, Arrow baddie John Barrowman will follow suit, as Malcolm Merlyn becomes the latest DC vet to expand his horizons.
CBS moving Supergirl to The CW creates some interesting logistical questions for the series, now included in The CW’s upcoming Netflix deal, but it seems the DC drama will at least make itself at home on the new network before Season 2. The CW has officially scheduled its own abbreviated Supergirl run, leading straight into the October premiere.