(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every other week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)
Hi, and welcome to the very first edition of The Clock Tower. (Yes, that’s in reference to exactly what you think it is.) Over the years, the Arrowverse has grown into a massive undertaking. We’ve seen The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and now Batwoman all stem from the world that Arrow started. Now, as we inch closer and closer to the huge crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, it’s time to start bidding farewell to the show that started it all. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 by Fred Topel
While Joker is in theaters this weekend and Birds of Prey is on the way, The CW’s Arrowverse is launching a new Batshow. Batwoman stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin who returns to Gotham City and becomes Batwoman in his absence.
Not every Gothamite is happy to see Batwoman. Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) thinks his Crow Security team is all the protection Gotham City needs and Alice (Rachel Skarsten) wants to turn Gotham City into her own Wonderland. Batwoman will also be part of the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.
Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries spoke with /Film after the show’s Television Critics Association panel. Batwoman airs Sunday nights on The CW.
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With each passing day, the upcoming Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths gets bigger and bigger. Just recently, Smallville stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance were added to the growing cast of the television event that is being spread across Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the new Batwoman series. The two are reprising their roles as Clark Kent and Lois Lane from the popular Superman prequel series, but there’s another Superman variation popping up that is equally as cool.
Not too long ago, we learned that Superman Returns star Brandon Routh would be reprising his big screen role as the Man of Steel for Crisis on Infinite Earths, but the version he’s playing is inspired by the DC Comics Kingdom Come storyline. Now we have the first official photo of the Brandon Routh Kingdom Come Superman straight from The CW. Check it out below. Read More »
Smallville was a few years ahead of its time. Since the show wrapped up its run back in 2011, the “Arrowverse” has exploded in popularity, incorporating Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, and several other comic book heroes into the mix, leaving Tom Welling‘s version of Clark Kent as just a faded memory.
But now fans will get to see Welling reprise his role as Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the huge five-part crossover event series which marks the most ambitious thing The CW’s superhero shows have ever done. This will be the third Superman in the crossover, alongside Tyler Hoechlin from Supergirl and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh playing the Kingdom Come version of the character. Get the details below. Read More »
Never was there a group of students that had a more drama and murder-filled high school experience. And yet here are Archie (KJ Apa) and co., celebrating their senior year “in all its glory.” And glory includes one of their close friends, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) going mysteriously missing, sending the town in a tizzy. But, as Veronica (Camila Mendes) slinkily says, Riverdale is no stranger to scandal. Watch the Riverdale season 4 trailer below.
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The CW and Warner Bros. Television are bringing Dark Shadows back from the grave. A Dark Shadows sequel series, titled Dark Shadows: Reincarnation, is in development at the CW and is set to continue the story of Dan Curtis’ 1966 cult classic gothic soap opera.
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The Arrowverse has been surprising us for some time. No one had the slightest inkling that we’d be seeing Hank Henshaw (typically of the Cyborg Superman variety) reveal himself as the Martian Manhunter. Characters like Ra’s Al Ghul seemed completely off the table for shows like Arrow, right up until he wasn’t. Hellraisers thought Constantine was gone for good, until the character saw his revival on a completely new network with the Legends of Tomorrow. Even the casting of Ruby Rose as Batwoman seemed completely out of the realm of possibility. Still, the surprises keep on coming.
The teams behind the CW Network’s DC lineup announced Crisis On Infinite Earths early for good reason. Each year they manage to top their annual crossover event, but something’s special about the upcoming Crisis. As the network prepares to see Arrow off into the sunset, it feels appropriate that things close out with a bang.
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is losing two of its Legends. Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford are leaving the CW superhero series, Routh after five seasons and Ford after two seasons on the show. Read more about the Legends of Tomorrow cast exits below.
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At Comic-Con, The CW’s Arrowverse revealed that this year’s crossover between their five series – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning – would be Crisis on Infinite Earths. One of the big reveals was the Superman Returns star Brandon Routh would play a Superman from another world. Routh also plays Ray Palmer on Legends.
This will be the first time the crossover spans five shows, the first time Black Lightning is a part of the crossover, and the first time the crossover is split before and after the Christmas holiday. Three episodes will air in December of 2019, with the final two in January 2020.
At The CW’s party for the Television Critics Association, Arrow producer and crossover supervisor Marc Guggenheim spoke with /Film. Find out how he wrangled Routh back into the Superman costume, how the crossover relates to Superman Returns, and Guggenheim’s thoughts on a classic Supergirl actor.
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DC Comics fans have long argued over who is the best Batman. The kids these days think Christian Bale is the ultimate Dark Knight, but plenty will argue that Michael Keaton is the definitive version of the Caped Crusader. But there’s an even more passionate group of fans who think Kevin Conroy, the voice of the world’s greatest detective on Batman: The Animated Series, is the best Batman. Now, the actor is about to join the ranks of the live-action Batman actors too.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, The CW announced that Kevin Conroy would be playing Batman yet again in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event coming to the Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and the new Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose. Well, Kevin Conroy probably won’t be suiting up as The Dark Knight exactly, but he will be playing an older version of Bruce Wayne. Find out more below. Read More »