Production on the fifth season of CW’s Arrow has begun, as confirmed by the show’s executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who teased fans with a shot of the script from the season’s first episode on July 5th. The episode titled ‘Legacy’ may imply some rather heavy themes not only in the sense of the story, but also the show’s production itself. During a Q&A session on June 26th at the Heroes & Villains FanFest in Secaucus, N.J., Amell was quoted as saying, “The first two episodes [of Season 5] refocuses us on what the core mission of the show should be, and that to me is very exciting,” this is in reference to the series straying from it’s ‘street hero’ roots during the last two seasons, which had some fans complaining. Now it seems season 5 will grant them their wish, and Stephen has given us our first sneak peek.
Here’s a good news/bad news situation, though the powers that be would likely want you to focus on the good news. Fans of the CW‘s very popular line-up of shows were disappointed, angered and upset earlier this year when the network’s deal with Hulu expired, and it looked like a new one would not be reached. Given that a lot of people watch their favorite CW series in the days following its network airdate on Hulu, it seemed like people were going to have to either pirate those programs or, God forbid, get a cable account. So the good news is that all the shows presently on the CW’s schedule will now be coming to Netflix. The bad news? They won’t be coming as soon as you’d like. (more…)
Last season of Arrow got mixed reviews from fans; some people didn’t like how far it strayed with the gritty realism of the first two seasons, and others hated the emphasis on the romance between two of the main characters (you know the ones we mean). So what has the show got up its sleeve for season five? It seems like it’s masks and more masks if these casting announcements are to be believed, and why shouldn’t they be? Now in the mix is a character we’ve already met, but who will come back to Arrow this season with a new secret identity. (more…)
‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘ looks to be adding to their ensemble with the news that the character Vixen would appear on the series. Mari McCabe, portrayed by actress Megalyn Echikunwoke (above), was introduced last season on ‘Arrow.’ The Detroit vigilante imbued with the animalistic powers of a sacred totem was well-received on the show and with The CW‘s Berlanti-verse, where all their superhero shows (The Flash, Supergirl, and the previously two mentioned), it is easy for the character to transition to this different series. Unfortunately, due to scheduling and potential upcoming film projects, the actress seen previously won’t be the one used in the time-traveling show. (more…)
Shared universes. In comic books, it helps maintain continuity and allow for superheroes to be aware of one another and become involved, if need be. It’s the cornerstone of having a universe-wide event that spans across many, or all, of the titles the publisher produces. But the concept of multiple universes, or multiverses, may be too much for a non-comic book reader to grasp. The CW’s ‘The Flash’ has done a great job at explaining different universes existing, such as Earth 2, where it shows similarities to the world you know, a universe running parallel if you will, but with some deviations that define it as a different world. A shared universe would be better received by ALL fans, regardless of comic book knowledge, and would make for compelling scenarios both of the small screen and the big. But a number of actors have expressed their frustrations at their not being included in the film properties’ plans. The latest to speak up? ‘Arrow’s Willa Holland. (more…)
It’s tough being the CW, they already have so many successful programs that they only picked up three for the fall, and only two of them will debut in October. The odd man out is Archie. Well, make that Riverdale, the new CW series based on the long-running comic book character and his friends from super-producer Greg Berlanti (whose superhero series make up 40 per cent of the CW’s fall programming). You’ve heard for a while that this is not going to be your mother’s Archies, as Berlanti and Co. were going for something “modern”, “dark”, and “subversive”. Prepare to click all three boxes as you sink into the sorted and scandalous world of Riverdale. (more…)
This morning, the CW announced it’s fall schedule at the upfronts, the annual presentation of all U.S. networks announcing their new shows and new line-ups. It was revealed today that the CW intends to make 8 pm the DC hour with Supergirl on Monday, The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday; to borrow a joke, the CW should basically change its name to DCW, right? That might not be too far off, because in the spirit of the Supergirl/Flash crossover, which was one of the former’s highest-rated episodes of the season, the CW is looking to its first mega-crossover of all four series. (more…)
The first season of Supergirl has been a success for CBS, but in the weird case of the so-called Tiffany network, the definition of success is somewhat graded on a curve. For example, a show like Person of Interest would be a huge hit on every other American network, but because it airs on CBS it’s does so-so in the ratings, hence its fifth and final season being burned off this May and June. That brings us back to the Girl of Steel, another hit any network would be glad to have, and as fate would have it, they may come September. According to reports, Supergirl may be moving to the CW. (more…)
Things are heating up in this episode of the CW series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. With only three episodes left until the season one finale, the stage is being set for whatever inevitable cliffhanger is in store. If you, like many, have been enjoying the last few Vandal Savage-free episodes, unfortunately the reprieve ends here. The show’s (or at least, this season’s) big bad is back, and with a vengeance. The Legends have traveled to London in 2166, a mere 3 days before Savage kills Rip’s wife and son, with the hopes of giving it one last go at stopping the evil mastermind. There are some twists and turns and several surprises in this episode. Some new faces, some old ones, some flashbacks. And of course an epic fight scene or two. All standard fare for a fun episode. Interested? Want to read more? Hop on board! BUT, beware of SPOILERS. (more…)
If last week’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow didn’t make a fan and believer of you, then this is obviously not the show for you. That’s ok, because there are plenty of those who are already on board with the CW’s latest superhero serial. It’s done well enough that the network has officially ordered a second season. Of course, that could be because it would be messier to cancel it at this point, when so many well-loved characters from The Flash and Arrow are bound up in the show. But either way, it’ll be interesting to see where the series will go in its second round.
Last week, we journeyed to the Old West and met Jonah Hex, a fan favorite in the DCverse. This week, the Legends are on the run from the latest weapon of the Time Masters, a ruthless bounty hunter known as The Pilgrim. She is out to kill the Legends before they joined forces, at various points in the timeline. Can they save their younger selves in time? Read on to find out, but only if you’re ok with SPOILERS. You’ve been warned. (more…)