Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow To Give Us A Break In 2018!

All of the CW Arrowverse shows are currently on their winter break, and when they come back, expect some changes to scheduling, as Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow will fill the 8pm time slot on Mondays from January 15 through June 18, thus giving Black Lightning (which premieres on January 16th) room to shine on Tuesdays after The Flash, and giving us one less CW show to have to cover every week (whew!) The schedule is a little janky, but we break it down below.

From Monday, January 15 to February 5th, we’ll get 4 new episodes of Supergirl. Then from February 12th to April 9th, we’ll get 9(!) episodes of Legends, concluding with it’s season finale on the 9th. Finally, Supergirl returns for 10 episodes, culminating in the season finale on June 18th. From the way that lineup works, I expect Kara to see more trouble than success over the next 4 episodes. What do you think? Let us know!

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Another WWE Superstar is coming to the Arrowverse

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Could the scarlet speedster become the victim of a jackhammer? This is a question we will get the answer to because the WWE’s own superhero, Goldberg will be appearing on two upcoming episodes of CW’s The Flash.

The former WWE Universal Champion confirmed this himself via his Twitter.

Goldberg is not the first WWE Superstar to grace the ARROWVERSE. After his Summer Slam encounter with Arrow’s Stephen Smell, Cody Rhodes appeared on the show as the character Stardust (a nod to his WWE persona at the time).

Does this mean that Goldberg will potentially one of the new Metahumans created by the dark matter that struck the bus as part of a grand scheme by The Thinker? Will he be an adversary for Team Flash or Will he be a new barista at Jitters?

Guess we all just have to wait and see.

 

 

Supergirl makes a “BRAINY” casting choice in Jesse Rath

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Is it safe to say that the CW’s superhero show “Supergirl” is about to get a lot smarter??…No, ok I’ll see myself out that way. But before I go,I have to tell you about the new casting made on the show about the “Girl of Steel”.

The Trusty Sidekick is learning that Jesse Rath formerly of Defiance, has been cast as member of the Legion of Superheroes, Brainiac 5, in a recurring role thanks to the exclusive news from TVline.com

Braniac 5 is Half computer, half organic life and boasting a 12-level intellect, and member of the Legion of Super-Heroes who will travel  to National City from the 31st Century to help Supergirl and the DEO battle Reign, the villain that L-Corp CEO Samantha Arias (played by Odette Annable) is on her way to becoming.

The first time we will see Rath in character will be in Episode 10 of this current season. —titled “Legion of Super-Heroes.”

This isnt the first time that the super smart hero has made his way to the television superhero world. On Smallville, Brainiac 5 was portrayed by Buffy alum James Marsters in the Season 10 episode “Homecoming.”

 

ARROW producers give insight on Characters in Season Six

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The 5th season of ARROW took 4th s in an emotional roller coaster  ending with the entire cast, except for Oliver and William, trapped in the Lian Yu explosion, there are a lot of questions about Arrow’s sixth season.

Executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim discussed everything from flashbacks to character returns with Comic Book Resources.

Oliver and William

Now that William knows his friend Oliver is also the Green Arrow and his father, how will their relationship develop?

“Season 6’s theme is family,” said Mericle. “The last thing we saw was Oliver reunited with his son under pretty tragic circumstances. For us, going forward, thinking about ‘what is the challenge we haven’t seen a superhero go through on any of these shows’ is them being a parent. I can’t tell you exactly how that’s going to shake out but I can tell you he’s going to learn about being a father.”

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Oliver’s relationship with his son will play a major part in season six.

The series will examine Oliver’s balance of being Green Arrow and a father.

“We’ve spent a lot of time in the writer’s room talking about Oliver’s relationship with William and the potential pitfalls that surround that,” said Guggenheim. “It was scary to us, because you’ve got a character who’s all about running around punching and killing people. What’s he going to be like as a dad? The way we chose to address this creative challenge was to really tell the story of Oliver and not shy away from the fact that Oliver does have this dual identity. We’re not moving away from it, we’re actually heading towards it.”

Flashbacks

One of the hallmarks of the show since day one has been the flashbacks to tell Oliver’s story.

“We’re not going to be doing the Oliver-centric flashbacks anymore,” said Mericle. “So we have the opportunity to do it from different points of view. Black Siren would definitely be one we want to do on the show.”

Character Returns

In the Arrowverse no character is ever really dead or gone for good. That means producers are open to seeing John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn or Jessica De Gouw’s Huntress again.

“We told John when we called him to tell him about the events of the finale, every single person on all the shows has come back in some shape or form,” said Guggenheim. “We’ve got flashbacks, we’ve got time travel, we’ve got parallel universes. Goodbye is never goodbye. He has an open invitation to return to the show any time he wants.”

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John Barrowman has appeared on every Arrowverse show except Supergirl, so he needs to come back a complete the quartet.

“Jessica De Gouw has expressed an absolute willingness to come back. Jessica’s a favorite actor of mine, and the Huntress is a favorite character of mine,” he said. “I want to make it happen in Season 6. We’ve got some plans for the later half of the year that I think she will fit into really well, so we’ll see.”

Already confirmed to return is Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. He and Oliver came to a tenuous understanding in the season five finale.

“Whether he’s in present day or flashbacks I will leave to your imagination. I will definitely tell you that we really enjoyed having him back at the end of Season 5,” said Mericle. “He brings a chemistry and excitement to the set, and the fans love it. We’re excited about having him back.”

Arrow’s sixth season premieres Thursday, Oct. 12 at 9 pm on The CW.

Tom Felton won’t be back for a 2nd Season on The Flash

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When season 3 of THE Flash ended we knew that Julian Albert would still be part of Team Flash, even though Julian’s love Caitlin has fled into the wind. But now we are not too sure of his future.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Tom Felton won’t be returning for The Flash season 4, neither as a series regular nor as a guest star.

Tom joined the show as a series regular in season three, after the Flashpoint arc, as Julian Albert, Barry’s CSI lab partner who, among other things, became the love interest for Caitlin.

This past weekend, when the trailer for season 4 was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con,  his absence was notorious, with his character missing from the footage and Felton himself absent from the panel.

 

Nothing has been said about Julian’s fate (but is clear that as of this moment Felton has not booked to return to the show), so whatever is in the future for Team Flash and why is Julian absent from season 4 will have to wait until its premiere.

Legends of Tomorrow Adds American Odyssey Actress

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 3 Adds AMERICAN ODYSSEY Actress Tala Ashe As Zari Adrianna Tomaz/Isis

The 3rd season of the Legends of Tomorrow is beefing up their new cast and this announcement is proof of that.

According to Deadline, Tala Ashe (American Odyssey, Smash, Law and Order)  has been casted as “Zari Adrianna Tomaz/Isis” and of course she will not be using that name (Isis). She will portray a very different incarnation of the character that was first introduced in DC Comics as Black Adam’s wife.  Here, Tomaz will be a Muslim-American woman from the year 2030, who becomes “grey hat hacktivist” in an attempt to combat “humanity’s fear, prejudice, and mistreatment of the planet.”

The Arrowverse has not shied away from any of the current social or political issues that have been going on and this here will more than likely be no different.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return to The CW Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET this fall.

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First Look Trailer for Black Lightning

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Well things are picking up steam for Black Lightning. After being announced that the CW has picked up its newest Superhero show by Greg Berlanti and Mara Brock-Alim and husband Salim Akil for a full season order, we now have a first look trailer.

The trailer which shows Black Lightning aka Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams) retiring from the crime fighting lifestyle after being shot one too many times and making a promise to his wife to lead a normal life for the sake of his family.

Now with Pierce a high school principal and his daughters coming of age in the same school, we see his city being overrun once again by the street gang known as “The 100”. Throughout the trailer we see the creation of the updated and modified Black Lightning costume as well as Pierce’s two.daughters develop abilities of their own.  This is an action packed trailer and has raised the anticipation for this new series.

Take a look