It seems as if everybody’s hopes of having Wally West back as part of Team Flash on a regular basis have been brought down. Keiynan Lonsdale who played Kid Flash will not be returning as a series regular to The Flash nor will he be one of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow either.
But there is no need to be fully upset because he is not leaving the show altogether he will be in the season 5 premiere of The Flash but what happens after that is yet to be seen.
The Season Four finale of The Flash left us open to some possiblities moving forward. First we saw….oh yeah spoilers ahead, we saw the team defeat The Thinker and in the process getting Ralph Dibny back as part of the team. We also got the official confirmation that the mystery woman who turned out to be a speedster is actually Nora Allen, the daughter of Barry and Iris from the future.
Now thanks to a casting breakdown from ThatHashtagShow.com we may have an idea as to who will be the main foe for Team Flash as they head into their fifth season.
The show is casting for a character named Desmond Paull, which is more than likely a code name but check out the breakdown
“An open ethnicity role for a man in his 40s. “Desmond” is a meta-human who, after a mysterious interaction with dark matter, was given not only immortality but also the gift to disable other meta-human powers. He blames metas for everything that has gone wrong in his life and because of that, his mission is to wipe Central City free of them in order to silence his own anguish. Whoever gets cast as “Desmond”, he would be a one year fractional series regular.”
Now of course Desmond Paullis not the characters name. It seems as if the Flash’s foe will be David Hersch a.k.a. Cicada! Cicada was created by Geoff Johns, he first appeared in Flash #170 (volume 2) in March 2001, as he got his powers when being struck by a bolt of lightning while trying to end his own life. So we wont see him develop his abilities from a particle accelerator explosions as most of the meta-humans in Central City have. This is after having murdered his own wife. Cicada strongly believed that he and the scarlet speedster were somehow connected, due to the fact that they gained powers by similar events.
In the comics Hersch also forms the Cicada cult. The cult’s followers carried out the mission to kill anyone that The Flash had saved. To carry this mission out they would use daggers that would be shaped like lightning bolts to murder these people. Its kind of necessary to point out as well that Cicada is one of Wally West’s villains when he was carrying the mantle of the Flash. But the story line can work just as well with this version of the Flash, Barry Allen
The dampening of other meta-humans’ abilities definitely seems to be a creative choice for the character as it does not directly mention the usage of the lightning bolts but that may change. Also having someone who wants to punish the meta-humans in Central City, is a great way to set up the big bad being Cicada….if it is indeed him.
Now that we have a clue as to who MIGHT be the main bad guy, let us know if you have any suggestions as to who you would like in the role.
The third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was a perfect culmination of another hilarious and adventurous trek through time and history with unexpected implications. We saw all six of the totems of Zambesi be used to form a giant Beebo to defeat Mallus (even though many of us were really hoping for Voltron) and once our heroes seemingly with the new inclusion of Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) were able to relax knowing time had been restored.
That was until John Constantine (Matt Ryan) showed up with a dragon’s head and informed the captain, Sara Lance that upon freeing Mallus they opened up time and history to an entire new horde of threats. The season finale also saw “Vixen”, Amaya return home to her village in Zambesi to her rightful place in time and leave her budding relationship with Nate Heywood.
Now this sounds pretty much simple as to guess how we would be rolling into season four, right? Well maybe not, a new synopsis of Season 4 has been released as well as a poster of the team that may raise a few eyebrows. Check out the synopsis below.
After defeating the demon Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends are ready to ease off the gas. Sara (Caity Lotz) and her team join Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and the Time Bureau to help clean up the last few remaining anachronisms. The job seems straightforward enough until Constantine (Matt Ryan) arrives to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with “Fugitives” – magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things. As the Time Bureau is distrustful of and ill-equipped to deal with magic, the Legends must team up with everyone’s favorite demonologist to set history back on track.
Sara and Constantine are joined by compassionate inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), hotheaded ex-con Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), rebellious totem-bearer Zari (Tala Ashe), and heartbroken historian-turned-superhero Nate (Nick Zano) as they set out to save the world – and their legacy. It’s the familiar fun of the Legends time-travelling across historical events and encountering famous figures with an added shot of magical craziness!
Now if you noticed, Ava Sharpe is not in the poster, more than likely her full duties as director of the Time Bureau may keep her not as involved even though its been stated that she will indeed return as a series regular for this upcoming season. Also not in the poster is Wally West. It was said that he is supposed to be a regular on the show but could he possibly be returning to The Flash??.
Another item that has piqued interest is the inclusion of Amaya in the poster but not in the synopsis. How might that play out when we was saw her she was stating that she wanted to stay with her village.
Are you excited for the next season of DC’s rag tag band of heroes? DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on Monday’s in October. Let us know your thoughts.
At the time of typing this we are getting prepared for the season 6 finale of Arrow on the CW. Team Arrow is once again back together to take on Ricardo Diaz and the soul of Star City hangs in the balance.
On top of the high stakes within this season finale that is titled “Life Sentence” it also marks the end of both Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle as showrunners as well as a farewell to Paul Blackthorne who for the past 6 years has portrayed Quentin Lance. Guggenheim while speaking with TV Line gave a bit of an easter egg as what fans can expect heading into season seven, “I will say that the reference to the Longbow Hunters is us planting a flag, much the same way we referenced Damien Darhk in the Season 3 finale.”
The Longbow Hunters made their first appearance in the New 52’s Green Arrow#31, penned by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino. The team consist of the DC Comics version of Arrow’s Ricardo Diaz, Richard Dragon, and included Red Dart, Brick, Count Vertigo and Killer Moth. Now we have seen a few of these characters in the show before, Brick or Danny Brickwell was portrayed by Vinny Jones and Count Vertigo has been “reborn” in the series.
How do you feel about this inclusion of a new super team of villains and are you looking forward to season seven.
It seems as if Star City will once again be looking for a new mayor. Paul Blackthorne who plays Mayor Quentin Lance is leaving the DC superhero show Arrow at the end of its sixth season.
Blackthorne has been with Arrow since the very beginning and become an essential part in Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) traversing Star City as both the former billionaire and superhero vigilante known as The Green Arrow. He also initially despised Oliver’s vigilante alter ego the Hood before slowly coming to work in tandem with the Emerald Archer, eventually discovering Oliver and the Green Arrow were one and the same.This will be the second series original leaving the show since Willa Holland who played Oliver’s sister, Thea Quinn earlier this season.
Quentin Lance has gone through an array of emotions throughout the show. In the first season he dealt with the loss of his daughter Sara (played by Caity Lotz) only to find out later that she was indeed alive and had become a trained assassin…only to be killed again by Thea Queen only to be resurrected once again and become a LEGEND on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. He also battled alcoholism after both Sara’s death and later on his other daughter Laurel (Katie Cassidy) at the hands of Damien Dahrk.
Arrow was just recently renewed for its seventh season. Things are being kept very tight lip as to how exactly Blackthorne’s Quentin Lance will exit the show at the end of this season.
Now we officially have word that all of the CW-DC television shows have officially been renewed for new seasons. There is now a bit of a shake up happening at the helm of the eldest show, Arrow as well throughout a few of the other show.
Co-executive producer Beth Schwartz has been promoted to executive producer and sole showrunner for the upcoming seventh season. Now, current Arrow executive producer/co-showrunner Wendy Mericle is departing at the end of the current Season 6. Marc Guggenheim is taking a back seat on the two series he co-created and has been executive producing/co-showrunning, Arrow (alongside Mericle) and Legends of Tomorrow (alongside Phil Klemmer). He is transitioning to an executive consultant role on both shows. Current Legends co-showrunner Klemmer will become the sole showrunner in the upcoming fourth season.driving force behind all of the CW’s DC tv shows. Mericle has been on Arrow since after the pilot and a co-showrunner since Season 4.
“We are all so incredibly thrilled to announce Beth Schwartz as the new showrunner of Arrow,” Berlanti said. “She has been a source of some of the show’s most exciting and memorable moments from the beginning. Beth is a true leader and a captivating storyteller, and we all can’t wait for the audience to see what she and her team dream up as they take Arrow into its next big chapter.” Berlanti is the driving force behind the DC shows on the CW.
Guggenheim co-created Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV tweaked the leadership of two other DC series, co-created/co-showrun by Kreisberg, The Flash and Supergirl, earlier this season when he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. Berlanti stepped in for him, assuming additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he worked closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he partnered with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. Helbing will continue as showrunner on The Flash and Rovner and Queller as showrunners on Supergirl. Salim Akil is the showrunner of freshman Black Lightning, renewed for Season 2.
One of the things that was just discussed on the most recent episode of the podcast, released this morning (available here,) was that up until last night, Black Lightning had been the only CW superhero show that had been renewed. It’s been one of the best on television and deserved it, and with the ongoing struggles of all but one of the other shows, (thank you, Legends,) and pilot season just passing, hesitation made sense.
Everything was resolved this morning, as The CW has announced the return of the entire Arrowverse for another go, next season. Arrow will return for it’s seventh season, Flash for it’s fifth, Legends and Supergirl will get their fourth, along with the aforementioned second season of Black Lightning. Flash will officially hit 100 episodes thanks to it’s additional season. Amazingly, Supergirl, a show that started on another network, and Legends of Tomorrow, a show about “valueless” characters, thrown together (to often needle the Marvel universe – listen to our pod!) are a season away from also reaching the magic milestone of 100 episodes, themselves. Maybe this is the benefit of the network moving to 6 nights of programming, but we’re not complaining.
With this, we’re hoping each series ups the quality of show they’re putting out. We’ve had major issues with the paths that the longest running shows have taken (Ollie and Barry, we’re looking at you.) It would be great to see all of the series hit a stride that apes what their newest sibling has hit – or maybe having a series that’s sharp for a year or two and then fizzles is the Berlanti way. Either way, we’re excited to see what’s next. What do you think? Let us know!