Just over week ago, we learned that the much rumoured crossover between The Flash and Supergirl was officially going to happen. Along with the 90’s Flash, Kara Zor-El is very briefly glimpsed during the next episode of The Flash, which airs next week on Sky One.
Grant Gustin (The Flash/Barry Allen) took to Instagram to share the first photo of him and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), both wearing their superhero costumes. Barry Allen and Kara can be seen on set, while shooting “World Finest” — the eighteenth episode in the first series of Supergirl.
I fully expect The Flash to travel to an alternate Earth, where Supergirl exists. Trust me, it’s only a matter of time before Arrow shows up in Gotham.
DC’s TV universe is about to expand with Legends of Tomorrow, a time-traveling superhero series, that is a spin-off to The flash and Arrow.
The show revolves around the adventures of the supporting characters from the Flash and Arrow.
The series debuts in the US on January 21st, no UK broadcaster has been announced yet. But I would be very surprised if Sky One didn’t pick this up.
Here’s the synopsis:
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?
Ever since Supergirl was announced, there have been rumours that she would crossover with The Flash and Arrow.
But CBS (the network that produces Supergirl) said they weren’t interested in a crossover. Now Bleeding Cool have suggested that CBS might have reconsidered their stance and are moving forward with crossover plans.
Supergirl was initially ordered for thirteen episodes with an option for nine more to complete a twenty-two episode first series. Bleeding cool say that if CBS orders those extra nine, the crossover could happen in one of those episodes.
We already know that every DC TV project takes place in the same universe, regardless of Network. The recent appearance of Constantine in Arrow saw a ratings increase of 11% so CBS would be crazy to turn down the opportunity.
This weeks episode of Arrow brings the character of John Constantine to Star City. After his show was unjustly cancelled by NBC last year, the character was left in limbo, with all the mainstream Networks unwilling to pick the series up for another run. Luckily, the Hellblazers (Constantine fans) spoke up and requested he make an appearance in the Arrow/Flash universe, and it actually works pretty well. Like Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, Matt Ryan as Constantine is just a perfect piece of casting. I pity the actor who picks up the role in Justice League:Dark.
I’ll admit now, I don’t normally watch Arrow. I struggled to make my way through the first episode of series one. It felt like a badly made American soap opera from the 80’s. But after this episode, my interest has been piqued.
When this broadcast in the US last week, it saw ratings spike with an extra two million people tuning in. Hopefully it will inspire the team behind Arrow and The Flash to bring Constantine into more episodes. I’m sure there’s space for him in Legends of tomorrow. If not then there’s always Supergirl..
Arrow airs on Wednesday’s at 8pm on Sky One.
The Constantine series may have been canceled by US Network NBC, but thanks to Warner Brothers insisting that all their TV properties take place in the same universe, regardless of the Network they’re on, actor Matt Ryan is going to reprise his role as John Constantine in the fourth series of Arrow.
The Constantine star took to Twitter to confirm the details, in the video below.
Constantine will appear in episode 5 of the upcoming fourth series.
Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim added:
“We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow. Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired. The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series.”
I’m excited by this news, I feel that Constantine had a great first series. Hopefully his apperance will cause the CW to green light a spin-off.
Star of Arrow, Stephen Amell has been cast as Casey Jones in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. The character was previously played by Elias Koteas in the 1990 New Line adaptation.
I only made it half-way through the first episode of Arrow, before switching off. So I’m not too familiar with Amell’s work.
The actor will join Megan Fox, who is reprising her role as April O’Neil, and Will Arnett is returning as Vern. Plot details have yet to be revealed but fan-favourites Rocksteady and Bebop are rumored to be a part of it.
I may well be in the minority here, but I didn’t hate the first movie. I found the back-story a little jarring, but overall I had a lot of fun with it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for release next year.
Gotham Central is a long running comic book, about the police department in Gotham city. Fans have long called for a tv series and, with Marvel’s agents of shield launching it seems that fox have listened. Sort of.
The American network have committed to making a tv series about the origins of Commissioner Gordon.
The series will be written by Bruno Heller, former show runner for The Mentalist.
Warner Bros and DC have been in the television business before, with the long running Smallville and now CW’s Arrow, so it will be interesting to see how/if this ties in to the DC universe that’s being built up by Zack Snyder.
Not much is known about the storyline this early on, but a brief description for the series says that in addition to showing the history behind Gordon, it will focus on the villains of Gotham City.
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It’s been rumoured and I stress rumoured that during series 8 of Doctor Who, we will see a younger, recast Captain Jack. I’m extremely skeptical that Moffat would go down this route, seeing as we’ve just had the Doctor and River Song storyline.
But, With John Barrowman’s profile rising stateside a recast would certainly make sense. He has just been cast as a series regular in CW’s ‘Arrow’ so, his availability would play a huge factor in him returning as captain Jack. Going with a younger Jack would also make it easier for the writers of Doctor Who and Torchwood, to keep track of the continuity, when/if Torchwood ever returns.
When Jack first met the 9th Doctor, he told him that he had two years of his life missing, Moffat could certainly answer that open plot thread by introducing a younger captain Jack.
But, who would be capable of playing a part played so perfectly by John Barrowman. For me, it’s an easy answer. Beau Mirchoff (pictured above). Now, Mirchoff is not a household name but he does bare an uncanny resemblance to John Barrowman. Beau is probably best known for playing the son, of Barrowman’s character in Desperate Housewives.