In this edition of DC Round-Up, there are character beats and a last man.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Neal McDonough expanded on his Darhk Arrow alter-ego..
Are we going to get into his history and how he got his powers?
It’s so funny you say that. I just got off the phone with [executive producer] Marc Guggenheim, and we’re going to get into it later on and see why he is who he is. I can’t wait. The great thing about Darhk is that he was such a smaller character in the DC Universe that the great mind of Marc Guggenheim, he can just go to town on this thing and really create something that’s just really epic. I’m so looking forward to it. It’s been so much fun thus far. I can’t even tell how great of a time I’m having up here. I’m a kid in a candy store…
What can you tell us about his organization, H.I.V.E.?
Oh, it’s great fun. I basically make these guys take this medication that makes them acquiesce to anything that I want them to do. It’s kind of like I give them the Kool-Aid and they say, “Yup,” and their brains stop and I say, “Why don’t you just go over there and kill those six people? I’ll be over here having a glass of wine.” It’s so absurd in what it is that if I play it so serious, then it becomes really absurd. If I play it funny, then this is hysterical that I can get these guys to do what I want them to do. He’s a dictator, but he realizes that, as puppet master, he can do anything he wants and no one can kill him.
Is he immortal?
Not immortal, but when he slices his arm open as we saw in episode 1, whatever happened thereafter fixes his body. If you shoot a bullet at him, he’ll just flick it back at you. If you try to hurt him, he’ll just crush you. If he touches you, you die. He’s not immortal. There are a couple in the universe who, obviously at some point, figure out the best of me. But until then, I’m going to rule the world and get it as quickly as possible. Every time I talk about Darhk for more than five minutes, I start to think, “Holy cow, this is crazy,” but it is.
Entertainment Weekly got scoop on The Flash’s Crimson Comet…
What does Jay Garrick’s role on The Flash look like moving forward? — Sam
I’ll let Teddy Sears take this one: “Jay finds himself wonderfully ingratiated into the group at S.T.A.R. Labs,” he says. “He becomes an extra spoke in the wheel for their doing battle with the metahuman-of-the-week. Jay’s background as a scientist allows him to accomplish things in a way that perhaps the team wasn’t able to do before. That said, Caitlin Snow is also a scientist and the two of them find themselves teaming up on whatever needs to be done to help defeat the villains, and they also begin to share a closeness that neither one of them could’ve anticipated.” What’s their ‘shipper name? Hit the comments!
Additionally, TVLine had some great news regarding Henry Allen…
Despite his very abrupt exit during last Tuesday’s season premiere, Barry’s dad Henry (John Wesley Shipp) remains “part of the fabric” of The Flash, writer/executive producer Todd Helbing assures. “He still provides an emotional support that Barry needs, and he will make an appearance down the line.”
During New York Comic-Con, Arthur Darvill provided some details about his Legends of Tomorrow time traveler.
During New York Comic-Con, Supergirl’s Peter Facinelli discussed his role as Maxwell Lord.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brian K. Vaughan‘s beloved comic Y: The Last Man is coming to television. FX is teaming with Vaughan and Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to develop the dystopian sci-fi comic as an ongoing series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A search is under way to find a writer to develop the series with Vaughan. A director for the potential series has not yet been determined. Y: The Last Man, which is purely in development at this time, will be produced by FX and FX Productions.