In this edition of DC Round-Up, there are casting announcements and a familiar city slogan.
TVLine got a little more information on Arrow’s new Big Bad…
We’ve been getting hints that Arrow‘s beloved Starling City is going to be Starling no more. Is this a nefarious plot by Damian Darhk? –Marika
Although renaming Oliver’s hometown is not Darhk’s handiwork, you can be sure that he will cast a long shadow — though never skulk in one – on the rebranded Star City. “He’s very different from our previous Big Bads in that he’s not hiding in the shadows,” showrunner Marc Guggenheim shares. “But at the same time, he doesn’t have a public persona.” That, however, won’t keep him from crashing VIP gatherings. In the Oct. 7 premiere, for example, “He shows up at a very public meeting that Lance is present at,” the EP previews. “If Darhk wants to show up somewhere, he’s certainly going to!”
Additionally, Marc Guggenheim posted some neat concept art to his Instagram account. He shared the Coast City billboard that Oliver will see upon his arrival there. The slogan is the salient feature for DC fans…
In brightest day
In blackest night
Come to Coast City
When money’s tight.
As previously reported by SciFi Pulse, The Flash has cast genre vet Tony Todd as the voice of Zoom. They wanted to capitalize on the horror factor according to Variety…
Kreisberg compares Zoom’s appearance to Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man, revealing, “The Zoom outfit is much more organic than the Reverse-Flash suit. In a way, it’s hard to tell if it is a suit or alive… There’s no skin showing, for all you know there’s a robot underneath, or dark energy.”
Unlike last season, which revealed that Cavanagh’s Harrison Wells (or, more accurately, Eobard Thawne) was the Reverse-Flash fairly early on, Kreisberg says the producers intend to draw out the mystery of Zoom “like a horror movie — ‘who’s the killer? Who’s under the mask?’”
24 Vet Glenn Morshower has been cast as General Sam Lane on Supergirl, a recurring role, according to IGN…
The Supergirl version of General Lane is described as a powerful military lifer — and an overprotective father to both Lucy Lane and her sister, Lois. His arrival in National City stirs up trouble for Supergirl when he enlists her in a dangerous government initiative.
In addition to this apt casting news, Entertainment Weekly has a first look photo of General Lane’s baby girl Lucy…
“We hope to explore the history that Lucy has with James Olsen — or, as Lucy knows him, Jimmy Olsen,” Adler tells EW. “I think we’re going to bring in her father. She not only plays a romantic foil with whatever Kara and James are brewing, but people will also be surprised that she’s really a woman’s woman. She and Kara develop their own friendship, too. We’re not just bringing her in to purposefully create tension. She serves a larger story drive.”
Finally, ComicBook.Com reported that Iddo Goldberg (Salem, Peaky Blinders) has been cast for the role of Dr. T.O. Morrow (aka Red Tornado). According to Warner Bros. Television, Red Tornado is the most advanced android the world has ever seen. Designed by scientist T.O. Morrow for the U.S. Army as the ultimate superweapon, he soon becomes sentient, posing a grave danger to National City — including the people Supergirl cares about most.