In this edition of DC Round-Up, there’s a Flashy new episode title, a Prison Break reunion, some tidbits on Arrow’s season 2.5, a conversation with Liam Neeson, and news about Shazam
Jaime Paglia, writer on CW’s The Flash, tweeted the title of episode 6, which he co-wrote. “First day shooting #TheFlash ep. six starts in an hour. Co-written w/ @chris_rafferty, directed by Millicent Shelton.”
— Jaime Paglia (@jaimepaglia) August 27, 2014
According to Zap2it, CW’s The Flash will host a Prison Break reunion in episode 10. Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will unite in villainy. Purcell will appear in episode 10 of the series as Mick Rory, a pyromaniac who goes on to become the villain Heatwave. He’ll be teaming with Miller’s Captain Cold, who will be introduced in episode 4.
USA Today reports on the weekly digital comic Arrow: Season 2.5. It fills in the five months between the Season Two finale and the Season Three premiere. And to replicate the viewing experience for TV fans as much as possible, executive producer Marc Guggenheim tosses in the usual episode cold open but with “an action sequence we could never film on the show given our time and budget limitations,” says the writer of the Season 2.5 series with Arrow TV scribe and co-producer Keto Shimizu. “We wanted to take advantage of the theoretically limitless scope of the comic-book medium.” Added Guggenheim of Oliver, “he’s trying to balance his identity as Oliver Queen with his identity as the Arrow. That duality is really going to be tested and it’s going to force Oliver to make some difficult choices. “And we’re going to start laying the pipe for those choices and dramatic moments here in the comic book.”
According to MTV, Liam Neeson is extremely enthusiastic about the prospect of reprising the role of Ra’s al Ghul in CW’s Arrow. In the more likely event they brought in someone new for the role, however, Neeson had some advice. “They have to believe in their philosophy,” Neeson said. “Ra’s al Ghul absolutely believed what he was doing was ultimately saving civilization, and it was quite a good argument he comes up with. Throughout the ages this fraternity, that brought the plague to wipe out a section of mankind because it needed to be regenerated again. Very dangerous, but you have to believe it.”
According to Variety, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to produce and star in New Line Cinema’s Shazam movie as Black Adam. Johnson tweeted the news himself in style.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014
He also received praise from his new boss. “We Love Dwayne and have had nothing but success with him over the years,” said Toby Emmerich, President and COO of New Line. “When I look at Dwayne both off screen and on screen, he is such a larger than life character and it just made perfect sense to me that we put him in a DC comic movie. You look at these comic book characters and they have this certain swag and charisma that Dwayne carries with him where ever he is so that’s why this always made sense.”