In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s an Arrow title, Kid Flash cast on The Flash, new details on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and a bad dad cast on iZombie.
Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted the title of the show’s third episode — “Restoration.”
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) August 5, 2015
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Insurgent star Keiynan Lonsdale has joined The Flash as a series regular. He’ll play iconic DC character Wally West, who in the comics became known as Kid Flash, before eventually donning The Flash identity.
“Just like when we met Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”
Additionally, Entertainment Weekly got inter dimensional scoop…
Is there anything you can tease about what happened to Barry on The Flash? — Jeremy
Well, it sounds like that singularity leads to a pretty familiar place. In speaking about the great care they took with making their version of time travel both easy to digest and complex enough to be exciting for the diehard fans in season 1, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says, “We’re trying to do the same thing this year with Earth 2 and the concept of the multiverse and the concept of dopplegangers. We’ve been having a lot of fun with that and getting glimpses of Earth 2 probably sooner than people would’ve thought.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Phil Klemmer gave some interesting hints about the characters to The Hollywood Reporter…
What are the rules of time travel?
Time Masters: Vanishing Point establishes a lot of time traveling rules. An idea brought up in the comics is not leaving anything behind, as it would contaminate the timeline. But the show is poised to leave more than say just a cold gun or even an A.T.O.M. suit in the past. “Some of these characters might not make it for the full trip,” Klemmer said, adding that, “some might be lost in time.”
It’s important for heroes to keep their identities a secret not only for themselves but their loved ones, which is even more important for the time traveler. In the comics, Rip Hunter is actually an alias the protagonist uses so that his enemies won’t be able to go back in time and kill “Rip” at a younger age (read: Terminator).
Another idea brought up in the comics is Rip’s preference to use weapons from whatever time period he’s currently in, which works for White Canary (Caity Lotz) since she relies on hand-to-hand combat and a bo staff. In the comics, Rip uses modern/futuristic weapons in dire circumstances, so it’ll be interesting to see how the show handles Ray Palmers’ (Brandon Routh) suit, Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave’s (Dominic Purcell) guns, or even “the burning man” Firestrom’s abilities in archaic times…
That mystery character is not a superhero.
Franz Drameh was cast as Jay Jackson for Legends, leaving the DC faithful scratching their heads as to who he is. Described as a former high school athlete who was injured in a debilitating accident, Jay isn’t the name of a preexisting character in the DC Comics. Klemmer only had this to say: “Jay Jackson is not code for any other DC superhero.” Which means he could be an original character similar to that of Gotham’s Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith)…
According to Entertainment Weekly, iZombie has tapped Robert Knepper to play Blaine’s father in season 2. The Prison Break alum will play Angus, a polished, articulate and successful businessman, who regards Blaine (David Anders) as a lifelong disappointment. Having cut check after check to help fund a series of Blaine’s business failures, Angus is unhappy to find Blaine once again asking for financial help.