DC Round-Up: Arrow, Constantine, Suicide Squad

Arrow actors previewed fall-out; NBC discussed Constantine; and there are rumors regarding why Tom Hardy left Suicide Squad.

In this edition of DC Round-Up, Arrow actors previewed fall-out; NBC discussed Constantine; and there are rumors regarding why Tom Hardy left Suicide Squad.

In an interview with Collider, Arrow star, Stephen Amell, revealed something that will be disappointing to many fans…

What do you think it would take for him to have survived?

AMELL:  We just saw him fall.  We’ve seen Oliver survive.  So, [we don’t know] whether he went straight off the cliff, whether something broke his fall, whether he hit the ground.  We have mystical herbs on the show that have healing powers.  We’ve seen a Lazarus Pit, although that’s not something that’s going to be used for Oliver.  I hope he survives.  I like playing him.

In a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, Colton Haynes discussed Thea and her father…

It won’t be long, however, before Laurel finds out the truth about her sister’s death—Malcolm Merlyn dosed Thea (Willa Holland) and tricked her into killing Sara—though viewers may be surprised by her reaction. “Everyone starts to find out who actually did kill Sara, but the reason behind why and how that actually happened wasn’t malicious and wasn’t on purpose,” Haynes says. “There’s a big level of forgiveness when that happens, whenever she does find out.”

That’s good news for Thea, who is still blissfully unaware she was the one to kill Sara. “When she does find out, she starts to question her relationship with Malcolm Merlyn and her relationship with everybody, because Thea is always the one being betrayed and everyone’s lying to her,” Haynes says.

The consensus is that Malcolm truly is to blame, but Team Arrow won’t be able to take vengeance on the Dark Archer just yet. Lest we forget, Malcolm Merlyn was under the protection of Oliver. With the Arrow seemingly dead, it sounds like Ra’s will return to Starling City to set his sights on finally taking out Malcolm. “It’s always the people that you want to take vengeance against that you need,” Haynes says, noting that Roy will attempt to stand up to Malcolm on several occasions. “When you need something from someone, especially when now we’re having to deal with Ra’s al Ghul, unfortunately you have to suck it up and wait for the right time.”

At the TCA press tour, NBC president Jennifer Salke and entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt both took on the question of Constantine, whose production has been capped at 13 episodes this season…

“Still talking about [whether to renew the show],” Salke said. “We wish the show had done better live. It has a big viewership after [live airings] in all kinds of ways, and it has a younger audience. The live number is challenging. It hasn’t kind of come out of Grimm the way we wanted it to. We love the show. I think it’s fair to say we’re really still talking about it.”

Added Greenblatt: “We got on the bandwagon of these shows based on comic books, and maybe there are too many of them. It’s a popular series of comics, but it’s not The Flash. It’s not Batman, so maybe it suffers a little bit there. But as Jen said, it’s a show we really liked. We love Matt Ryan, who is the star of it. I think we did right by the fans who didn’t like the film that was made of it, and I think the future is still up in the air on that show.”

According to Latino Review, Tom Hardy’s exit from Suicide Squad had to do with creative differences. “According to sources, He simply didn’t like the script he was finally given, he didn’t like the drastic change to the character.”

According to one Latino Review source…

Rick Flag is there as a watchdog over Waller. The twist is his character is revealed as being in league with the villain, Rick Flag Snr at the end. (This is what I believe may have been the reason Hardy left) It is out of left field. They want the weapons that Waller has amassed.

There is a lot of action in the script but it primarily deals with Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the Joker. Flag is more of a government agent than anything else before his reveal as a villain.

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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