In this edition of DC Round-Up, there are more casting announcements, including a Jedi Joker’s return.
First, the Diggle-As-Lantern fan theory needs to die for Arrow according to Entertainment Weekly…
Is there any truth to the rumor that Arrow might turn Diggle into the Green Lantern? — Kieran
I’m going to let executive producer Marc Guggenheim definitively set the record straight: “He’s not going to be Green Lantern,” he says. “We have our own plans for Diggle that we’ve very excited about. It doesn’t benefit us or David Ramsey to let that rumor fester. What excites us is what we’re doing with Diggle this year and the fact that Diggle has become a character in the comics.”
What isn’t a rumor, according to Variety, is Arrow casting Falling Skies alum Ryan Robbins in a recurring role, staring in the third episode. Robbins will play Conklin, a sadistic and ruthless member of Shadowspire who will be an adversary for Oliver (Stephen Amell) in the flashback sequences.
The Flash’s Grant Gustin posted an Instagram photo of himself in the new suit.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Ciara Renee tells Entertainment Weekly about Hawkgirl’s co-stars…
I’m really looking forward to seeing Hawkgirl come to life on Legends of Tomorrow. Is there anything you can tease? — Frannie
Here’s the first thing you need to know: She does not know she’s Hawkgirl the next time we see her, which will be on The Flash. “She’s not bold, she’s not strong,” Ciara Renee tells me. “It’s a dichotomy of someone who is awkward and all of a sudden she has this huge power and strength and she’ll have to reconcile that within herself.” Fun fact: Kendra’s past lives will come into play eventually. “You have to keep in mind there were these other humans you were at some point,” she says. “We’re going to be able to dive into those other humans, which is cool, with the whole time travel thing.”
According to Deadline, Gotham has promoted another recurring player to regular — Drew Powell. He plays Butch Gilzean, whose loyalty was tested as chief henchman to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney in Season 1. Season 2 will continue to test Butch Gilzean, as he inherits the new King of the Gotham underbelly as a boss, Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Supergirl has cast a foe. Chris Browning (Sons of Anarchy, The 100) has been tapped to play Ben Krull, aka Reactron, a deadly adversary of Superman’s from Metropolis, who wears an armored suit powered by nuclear energy. Since Krull has never been able to defeat his rival, he’ll venture to National City to get revenge on Superman by trying to kill Supergirl. Browning is slated to appear in the show’s third episode, though he has the potential to recur.
According to The Wrap, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman finally has her Dude-In-Distress. Chris Pine has closed a deal to play Steve Trevor. Pine joins the DC Movie Universe in a multi-picture deal that includes sequel options.
According to Collider, the upcoming animated adaptation of the seminal story Batman: The Killing Joke will star Mark Hamill, voicing The Joker. Sources confirmed that Hamill has already recorded his voice acting for the film, which is due out direct-to-video next year.