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Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Fred Topel
During The CW’s panel for the Television Critics Association on their four DC superhero shows, producers announced that Dolph Lundgren had been cast in the fifth season of Arrow. We’d previously reported plans for Arrow to return to the format of the first season.
We got to speak with current Arrow showrunner Wendy Mericle about the fifth season. Season four ended with much of the Arrow team splitting up, and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is now focused on being mayor of Star City. We got to talk to Mericle about Lundgren’s role, the evolution of action on the show, and bringing in metahumans. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
After spending her debut season over on CBS, Supergirl is flying over to The CW this fall to join the rest of the network’s DC heroes. And that means it’s time for Kara to get inducted into one of the franchise’s burgeoning traditions, Superhero Fight Club.
The first Superhero Fight Club promo aired last year, pitting the heroes and villains of Arrow and The Flash against each other in an epic cage match. Now Superhero Fight Club 2.0 brings together characters from Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow for an even flashier, more high-tech battle. Last week’s teaser showed Supergirl getting sucked into the madness by Arrow and the Flash, and this week the full Superhero Fight Club 2.0 promo reveals what happened next. Watch it below.
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Want to see more concept art of Ant-Man when he was considered for Team Iron Man? Are you ready to see the Justice Society of America assembled in a new photo from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? Have you seen how much training Olivia Munn did for X-Men: Apocalypse? How does Luke Cage tie into The Avengers? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Arrowverse crossover has become something of an annual CW tradition, ever since Barry Allen made his first appearance on Arrow in 2013. Arrow and the the Flash reunited again when the latter got his own show in 2015, and last year the crossover expanded even further to include characters from the then-upcoming series Legends of Tomorrow. But this year’s crossover event promises to be the most ambitious one yet, bringing together the stars of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and — for the first time — Supergirl.
Naturally, that raises the question of what could possibly occasion such a massive gathering of superheroes. After all, it seems safe to assume we won’t just be watching them commiserate over drinks. Today, the identity of the Arrowverse crossover villain has been revealed. And while there’s no footage from the actual event just yet, characters from all four shows have come together for an adorable “Superhero Fight Club 2.0” trailer from The CW. Check it out, and get details on the Arrowverse crossover, below. Read More »
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