In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s news on Arrow’s Black Canary, Sin, and Deathstroke. We also have a possible Supergirl, iZombie casting, and a Batman DVD glitch.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Laurel may be suiting up in a new Black Canary costume, but Arrow fans be warned: The novice is far from being a hero.
“Just because you put on a mask and a costume doesn’t mean you’re a superhero,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. “A mask does not a hero make. We’re really at the beginning of Laurel’s journey to becoming the Black Canary, not the end by virtue of the fact that she’s put on a costume.”
Therefore, when Laurel does finally go out to fight crime, “It’s not like Arrow [Stephen Amell], Arsenal [Colton Haynes] or Diggle [David Ramsey] going out into the field,” he says. “She gets punched, she gets hit, she gets injured. When she throws a punch, she doesn’t always connect. When she jumps off of something, she doesn’t always land on two feet. She’s a much more rougher and realistic kind of crime fighter.”
According to TV Line, rough-around-the-edges Laurel will have some additional girl power during the second half of the season in the quest for her sister’s killer. Bex Taylor-Klaus will reprise her Arrow role of Sin after the CW hit’s winter break.
“She’s actually in Episode 12, titled ‘Uprising,’” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg shared at the screening of the Flash/Arrow crossover episodes (airing Dec. 2 and 3). “She plays a pivotal part in the investigation into Sara’s death.”
“I just watched the dailies the other day, and it was really great to see her back,” Kreisberg added, “because she such an important part of Season 2.”
Unfortunately, in addition to Canary’s murder and the League of Assassins, MTV is exclusively reporting that Team Arrow will have to contend with Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) once again in episode #3.14. Although, the context of his return is unclear.
According to The Wrap, Claire Holt, who plays Rebekah on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” and its offshoot “The Originals,” is among those testing for the lead role in CBS’s upcoming comic-book adaptation “Supergirl,”
The one-hour drama project, which has received a series commitment from CBS, will follow the exploits of Kara Zor-El. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin (also known as Superman). But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Gerg Berlanti (“Green Lantern.” “Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“Chuck,” “No Ordinary Family”) are writing and executive producing the project, with Sarah Schechter (“Pan”) also executive producing.
Steven Weber has landed a guest-starring role on The CW’s midseason drama iZombie, Entertainment Weekly has learned exclusively.
Based on the DC Comics property, the new series stars Rose McIver as Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who works in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she needs to eat in order to keep her humanity intact. Using the memories of the people whose brains she digests, she now helps solve homicide cases.
The Wings alum, who currently co-stars on NCIS: New Orleans, will appear in at least two episodes as a charismatic CEO of an energy drink company.
According to Comic Book Resources, much like Batman, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has set out to right a wrong. Instead of capturing a dastardly villain, however, the company will send out replacements for defective discs in the Batman: The Complete Television Series box set.
A one-minute scene was dropped from the episode “Marsha’s Scheme of Diamonds,” there’s a problem with a bit of William Dozier voiceover in the pilot, and missing tags featuring villains from the end of various episodes. Warner Bros. will send out new discs containing fixed versions of the two problematic episodes, which will also include the villain tags. The replacements will also include a few new teasers that appeared during the original airings. The fixes can also be downloaded for digital purchasers.
Anyone who is having trouble with their discs can visit Warner Bros.’ customer service page, fill out the form and wait for the replacement discs to arrive.