In this edition of DC Round-Up, there are musings on the fourth season of Arrow, discussion of more CW DCU crossovers, talk of a Time Master’s jet lag, a Kryptonian mother’s presence, and more pictures of The Joker.
In an interview with TV Guide, Arrow’s Emily Bett Rickards talked about Oliver and Felicity’s relationship going forward…
“What I think is so interesting is that once you help people and have served justice for so long, is that it might become an addiction to a certain extent,” Bett Rickards tells TVGuide.com. “It’s one thing to go and be happy and sit on an island, but you want to still be doing important work. So I don’t know what that’s going to be for them. They’re going to have a balance of that and hopefully in their relationship as well…”
“When you start a relationship with someone, it takes time, quality time, to literally be 100 percent vulnerable. You can have your soul matched with someone and it might not work out,” Bett Rickards says. “And now they’re going to be spending all this time together without this job or commitment to exterior forces, and I think they’re going to learn a lot more about each other.”
Additionally, TVLine talked to Marc Guggenheim about the planning process for the next season…
Question: Too soon to ask about Arrow Season 4? —Rae
Ausiello: Theoretically, it’s way too soon. But in actuality, maybe not. Because when showrunner Marc Guggenheim told us that they knew at this time last year that Malcolm would wind up as the new Ra’s, we of course had to ask if they could tease the plan for next May’s finale. “The funny thing is I could,” the EP told Matt Mitovich, “because we are in the writers’ room right now working on the plan for Season 4. And though we don’t always start with where we’re going to end, where we’re going to end is an important part of our conversation. And the room today generated, I think, a potential ending that is very, very interesting. But the first step in surprising all of you is surprising us.”
According to Zap2it, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced at Thursday’s (May 14) Upfront event that Arrow and The Flash will have a crossover event every year during their respective seasons.
“The crossover was so successful, we will be making it a special event in fourth quarter every year,” says Pedowitz.
The crossover this season took place over the span of two days and two episodes on Dec. 2 and 3 of 2014. The episodes, titled “Flash Vs. Arrow” and “The Brave and The Bold,” featured the two titular characters teaming up to take down the likes of Boomerang and Digger Harkness.
According to DCLegendsTV, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow star Arthur Darvill spoke briefly about his role as Time Master Rip Hunter during a Reddit AMA…
– “I really have only filmed the teaser trailer – in the middle of the night – extremely jet lagged so I haven’t had much experience with them yet – everyone seems quite good at martial arts – I’m gonna need to get me some lessons,” he says of working with his Legends of Tomorrow castmates.
As a bonus, there’s a behind-the-scenes featurette on the filming of the trailer.
TVLine has some tidbits on Supergirl’s Mother of Steel…
Question: Supergirl intel, please. I’m obsessed with the trailer. —Jonathan
Ausiello: Nashville‘s Laura Benanti, who plays Kara’s Krypton mom Alura Zor-El, acknowledges that she can’t spill the superbeans, but offers this tantalizing bit: “You’ll see me in flashbacks, you’ll see me in hologram and then you’ll see me in one other capacity, which I can’t tell you [about] — but it is the thing that makes me the most excited and is why I wanted to do the show.” BONUS SPOILER: Benanti add that Kara’s Supergirl outfit is based on the long, blue gown Alura wears in the trailer. “I have the same belt that she has and the S — which is our family crest, it actually doesn’t stand for ‘super’ — in the top,” she says, laughing. “It’s very ‘hot Yoda.’”
E! has new set pictures of Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad.