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ARROW Casts J.R. Ramirez As Wildcat For Season 3 Recurring Role; Kelly Frye To Play Plastique On THE FLASH

A couple of casting announcements for both Arrow's third season and The Flash spin-off have been made today. First up, according to Deadline, Power's J.R. Ramirez is set to play Ted Grant, aka Wildcat. Described as a recurring role, Wildcat is known in the comics for training a number of characters, including Black Canary. On Arrow, Grant is "a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth. A man with a mysterious past, he will play a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s arc this season." It's safe to assume that Laurel will make significant process in her transition to Black Canary this season. Arrow returns to The CW on October 8th.

In other news, we now have another superpowered addition to The Flash. According to E! Online, The Mentalist actor Kelly Frye has been cast as Bette Sans Souci, better known as Plastique. In the Arrowverse, the character is "A bomb disposal expert in Iraq who, following exposure to the energy released by the S.T.A.R. Lab…

New Extended Trailer Confirms ARROW's Season 3 Big Bad; Wildcat Set To Appear

DC Entertainment held its big panel for its 2014 television shows last night at Comic-Con, and we got a couple of awesome Arrow tidbits. First up, Season 3 of the hit CW series will feature Ted Grant, aka Wildcat. The character will interact with Laurel. Of course, Grant is known for training Lance in the comics to become the Black Canary, and it is expected that this season will see Laurel come much closer to officially adopting the persona. Arrow marks the character's second live action appearance after a brief debut on Smallville, and Grant is yet another Justice League member to be introduced in the universe this season.

And now, we have an even bigger reveal. Last night's panel also aired an extended trailer for Season 3, with a few extra seconds confirming the big bad this year. And yes, it is none other than Ra's al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins. This move isn't the biggest surprise to Arrow fans, since the Demon's Head has been referenced multipl…

Highlights From BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Comic-Con Appearance; No Announcements On Future DC Films

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made a "surprise" appearance at the beginning of Warner Bros.' Comic-Con panel today. Director Zack Snyder came on stage, along with actors Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot. After showing off new concept art, a brief teaser was screened, teasing the showdown between Batman and Superman. Then, we saw new images of Wonder Woman and Batman, which you can check out here. Below is a description of the exciting footage shown courtesy of Coming Soon. (Image via Just Jared.)

"Batman is standing on a Gotham rooftop in the rain. His costume isn't what we've seen already. It's big and bulky, like his armor in The Dark Knight Returns. His eyes light up, solid white. He's moving a tarp, revealing the bat signal. He turns it on and the camera tracks up to the sky. Superman is there, hovering in the light, and he doesn't look happy. His eyes light up with heat vision as he glares at Batman."

Unfortunately, that was …

First Look At Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman In Latest BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Image!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just made its presence felt at Warner Bros.' San Diego Comic-Con panel. Highlights on what went down will be up on Watchtower following the panel's conclusion, but in the meantime, we have some amazing new imagery. After being shown at SDCC, the first image of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman has been released. Needless to say, Diana Prince looks like she was ripped straight out of the comics, not unlike Batman and Superman. We also have a shot of all three heroes, each in their own individual image side-by-side, at the panel in low quality. Stay tuned for much more news as we have it.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters May 6th, 2016. A follow-up to Man of Steel, the second installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David …

Comic-Con Trailer For ARROW Season 3 Released; New Promo From THE FLASH

At last night's Comic-Con panel for Arrow, the first footage from the series' highly anticipated third season was shown and then released online. The trailer offers first looks at a number of new elements for this season, including Brandon Routh's Ray Palmer, Peter Stormare's Count Vertigo and the new Hong Kong setting in the flashbacks. The footage also teases concerning injuries inflicted upon one of the show's biggest characters, as well as the return of a famous catchphrase from The Arrow. As a bonus, we have a new Easter egg-filled promo for Arrow's spin-off series, The Flash. Watch the two below and stay tuned for more news as we have it. The Flash premieres on October 7th, while Arrow returns on October 8th.

DC Announces Its Animated Movie Slate For 2015

At last night's Comic-Con panel for the premiere of DC's next animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, the company confirmed its lineup for 2015. As previously confirmed, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be released early in the year. A sequel to Justice League: War, this film adapts the excellent "Throne of Atlantis" story arc by Geoff Johns.

Next, we have yet another Batman title, Batman vs. Robin. Set to be released Summer 2015, this one features the Court of Owls from Scott Snyder's terrific New 52 run. It's unknown whether or not the movie will be based on the arc, but if anything, expect a loose adaptation. Additionally, it's safe to assume that this will be the other 2015 film set in the War universe. DC previously said that the plan was to release two movies within the same universe and one standalone.

It appears that 2015's standalone feature will be Justice League: Gods and Monsters. This one is an original story written by DCAU mas…

Breaking: BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scribe Chris Terrio Wanted To Write JUSTICE LEAGUE Film

With Warner Bros. expected to announce its plans for future DC films tomorrow, we have a major update on the long-awaited Justice League movie. According to Deadline, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice scribe Chris Terrio is being courted by the studio to return for the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe, which officially brings DC's biggest heroes together. The writer has been the subject of much praise since his Oscar winning work on Argo, and he is said to have "crushed" the Batman v Superman script. No word on whether or not he will take on Justice League, but don't be surprised if he does.

Justice League will be directed by Man of Steel and Batman v Superman helmer Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa will reprise their roles from both movies as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, respectively. Additionally, Ray Fisher is playing Victor Stone in Dawn of Justice, so don't be surprised if he becomes Cyborg in the…

Guillermo Del Toro Updates On DARK UNIVERSE And Whether Or Not It Will Connect To Other DC Properties

It has been a while since we've heard anything regarding Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark adaptation, which is tentatively titled Dark Universe. Due to the slow development and the director's commitments to other projects, fans have had low expectations for the film actually coming together. Now, however, del Toro reaffirms that he is still working on the project.

In an interview with SuperHeroHype, the Pacific Rim director was asked if his movie will be linked to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Sandman adaptation or any of DC's more mainstream films, such as Justice League. While del Toro was open to the possibility of the latter a while back, he says that that won't be decided unless Dark Universe is a success. "I’m still working on it. Sandman doesn’t figure in the Dark Universe. We have Deadman, we have [Etrigan] the Demon, we have Swamp Thing, we have Zatana, we have Constantine, but DC and Warners have been very clear that they are trying to keep tho…

Video Games: New Comic-Con Trailer For LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM Released

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham held its panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday,and now a new trailer has been released via IGN. Featuring gameplay from the highly anticipated threequel, this teaser also teases the game's wide range of characters, big and small. Additionally, the game's Twitter account revealed several characters that will be present, including Booster Gold, 1960s Batman, Shazam and...Bat-Cow. Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more news as we have it. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham hits stores this fall.

Full Details For BATMAN: THE COMPLETE TELEVISION SERIES Blu-Ray Collection Announced

Following its panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Warner Bros. has unveiled specs for the Blu-Ray collection of Batman: The Complete Television Series. Set to hit stores on November 11th this year, the collection of the classic 1960s show will include every single episode, as well as featurettes and other collectible memorabilia. All the details can be found in the press release below. Do you plan on purchasing Batman: The Complete Television Series?

For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960's Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available. Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on D…

New Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

With San Diego Comic-Con well underway, celebration for Batman's 75th anniversary is very active. The DC Entertainment booth has created a montage wall featuring many images of the Dark Knight, and included is a brand new shot of Ben Affleck's version from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. DC reveals that the filmmakers of the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe wanted this image to be included in the montage wall for the fans and as a part of Batman's 75th. Check out the new image below, and stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters May 6th, 2016. A follow-up to Man of Steel, the second installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.

Roy Harper Suits Up As Arsenal In New Promotional Image From ARROW Season 3

Fans have been waiting to see Colton Haynes' Roy Harper take up a superhero identity on Arrow for some time, whether it's Arsenal or Red Arrow. It was previously confirmed that he will eventually go by the former name, and now we know when Arsenal makes his big debut. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have a new promo image from the show's third season which sees Harper fully suited up. After his ordeal with the Mirakuru in the second season, Roy is now fully a member of Team Arrow, and has apparently completed his training during the six month hiatus. The Arsenal suit makes its first appearance in the Season 3 premiere, which airs October 8th on The CW. What do you think of Roy's new costume on Arrow?

Batman's Cape And Cowl From BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Suit Spotted At San Diego Comic-Con

Despite the film not being mentioned on Warner Bros.' schedule, many fans have wondered if Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will make any appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, which officially starts today. Now, we know that the Zack Snyder-directed epic does have at least some sort of presence. Via SuperHeroHype, the cape and cowl that is a part of Ben Affleck's Batsuit has been spotted on the convention floor. The following images offer a better look at this part of the costume, confirming that the two pieces are indeed black and not blue. They're also a further indication that this cowl will once again have a stiffer neck. While it's possible it is more flexible than can be seen, perhaps Affleck will have the same difficulties turning his neck as every past Batman actor has faced - with the exception of Christian Bale with the suit from The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. With SDCC underway, stay tuned for more news as we have it.

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Plastique Will Be Introduced This Season On THE FLASH

Yet another DC character has been confirmed to appear on the debut season of The Flash. According to TV Line, casting is underway for the role of Sargent Bette Sans Souci, aka Plastique. This marks the character's second live action appearance after Smallville. The Flash's version of Plastique is described as, "a fetching young redhead who was a bomb specialist with the Army before she was injured by an IED in Iraq. Since being exposed to the Central City explosion, she can turn any object into a bomb with just a touch of her hand." While the character is often depicted as a villain, TV Line says that Souci will serve as a "comrade" for Flash. Plastique is also known for her connections to Justice League member Captain Atom. Could we eventually see him pop up in the Arrowverse as well? Stay tuned for more news as we have it. The Flash premieres October 7th on The CW.

GOTHAM Season One Will Feature Hugo Strange, "Older" Harvey Dent And The Rise Of Arkham

Speaking with IGNat TCA 2014, Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller has dropped more exciting tidbits for the Batman prequel's first season. He reveals that Hugo Strange will be present, as he is a key figure in the creation of Arkham Asylum. The rise of the infamous institution will apparently play a big role in this season. Heller states, "Hugo Strange is going to pop up because we're going to start dealing with how Arkham was created and why Arkham was created in the way that it was so, yeah, absolutely. It's a Season One thing because in our telling of it the way Arkham was created and the why and how is one of the causes of the particular criminal climate in Gotham that allowed Batman to happen. The revolving door of Arkham is both a brilliant narrative device because it allows you to -- you don't have to kill people off, you can just put them in cold storage -- but if you're telling the story from the start you kind of have to explain, 'What the [bleep]? W…

Dwayne Johnson Strongly Implies That He Is Playing Shazam For Warner Bros. And DC

There has been much talk over which DC character Dwayne Johnson will play for Warner Bros. Originally linked to the roles of both Black Adam in a defunct Shazam film and Lobo in his own film, "The Rock" recently confirmed that he will play somebody in the DC Universe, but it was likely neither of those two. Speculation has ranged from Darkseid and Green Lantern to Aquaman and Shazam himself. Now, Johnson has offered a big hint that he will portray the Big Cheese himself.

Speaking with Total Film, Johnson is unsurprisingly asked about the DC rumors. He recounted the time he spent with DC Entertainment to decide on which character he should play and speaking with fanboys, before confirming that his role will be announced soon. This weekend's San Diego Comic-Con perhaps? "There’s a character out there that we’re going to announce very soon, that I’m going to play, and…I’ll just say this, he has the power of Superman, and it’s not Green Lantern, by the way. And believe…

Dwayne Johnson Thinks His Hercules Can Defeat Henry Cavill's Superman In A Battle

Dwayne Johnson's latest film, Hercules, hits theaters this Friday. The wrestler-turned-actor has also recently confirmed that he will play an unspecified DC character, with the most recent speculation leading to Shazam. Comic-Con is this week, with Warner Bros. expected to announce its DC Cinematic Universe plans on Saturday. Could The Rock's character be revealed then? In the meantime, Johnson weighs in on who would win if his Hercules fought Superman.

Speaking with Digital Spy, the actor is asked for his thoughts on the outcome of a fight between his Hercules and Henry Cavill's Superman. Naturally, Johnson is confident that he would easily take out the Man of Steel. He also interestingly adds that Cavill is a "buddy" of his. A cool coincidence since the two may share the big screen in a DC movie in the near future. Johnson also has interesting things to say about Hercules being the first "superhero," which you can check out in the video interview bel…

LEGO Unveils THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY Set Featuring Batman, Joker And Tumbler For Comic-Con Debut

Among LEGO's exclusives at this year San Diego Comic-Con is one that will excite fans of The Dark Knight Trilogy. Via USA Today, LEGO incarnation of the Tumbler, the Batmobile of the Nolanverse, will be on display at the convention before being available to purchase in September. LEGO stores and the company's official website will sell the 1,869 piece set for a whopping $199. The LEGO Tumbler measures 15 inches tall and 9 inches wide, and includes "an armored exterior, adjustable wings, a detailed interior (with a console screen that reads "INTIMIDATE") and oversized rubber-tread tires. It also comes with a fact sheet about the vehicle from the movies."

But that's not all. The set will also include minifigures for Batman and The Joker, as seen in Christopher Nolan's acclaimed trilogy. The former features the Batman Begins suit in LEGO for the first time, while the latter marks the debut of Heath Ledger's Clown Prince of Crime. You can check out …

CONSTANTINE Series Will Not Be Connected To ARROW And THE FLASH Universe

It was recently confirmed that The CW's DC Universe consisting of Arrow and The Flash will be separate from Warner Bros.' movie universe, while it was previously affirmed that Fox's Gotham is also unrelated. Now, it looks like we can add NBC's Constantine to that list. In an interview with Green Arrow TV, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim was asked about the Ivy University Easter egg that can be found in the Constantine pilot.

In the comics, Ivy University is connected to Ray Palmer, who will be played by Brandon Routh on Arrow. Guggenheim states that we may see Ivy pop up at some point in the CW-verse, but it won't be the same one referenced in Constantine. "When we do our Easter eggs, they’re never in conjunction with other DC Easter eggs." He adds that Arrow is "just in the Flash universe." 

This news isn't terribly surprising, considering the fact that Constantine looks to be an entirely different beast from either of The CW'…

THE FLASH Casts Wentworth Miller As Captain Cold; ARROW Crossovers Set

We have some more exciting news from The Flash's panel at TCA today. It has been announced that Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller has been cast as iconic Flash villain Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold. "We'll be seeing his origin [story] and the origin of the Rogues," says executive producer Greg Berlanti. The character will make his debut in the series' fourth episode. Speaking of Flash villains, there is a neat Gorilla Grodd Easter egg in the Arrow spin-off's pilot. Andrew Kreisberg says that they hope to introduce the primate on the series eventually.

Geoff Johns weighs in with much praise for The Flash, stating, "It's probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever. We've incorporated almost everything of the mythology into it and added a new backstory with S.T.A.R. Labs." This should surely please fans of the Flash comics. Additionally, the crew discussed the inclusion of Robbie Amell's Ronnie Raymond. Berlanti said that Fire…

Geoff Johns Confirms ARROW And THE FLASH Are Separate From DC Cinematic Universe; Wants To See Shazam On Screen Next

For a long time, fans have wanted to see Arrow and its spin-off series The Flash linked to the growing DC Cinematic Universe. After Man of Steel created a world where other DC heroes can exist, the universe is being fully expanded with 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017's Justice League, with many more DC films in the pipeline. But will the CW shows fit in somewhere? According to Geoff Johns, no.

Appearing at TCA today (via IGN), the DC Chief Creative Director definitively ruled out a crossover between these two worlds. "You'll see a lot of DC universe characters [on The Flash and Arrow]. You won't see Batman or Superman. We're on production on Batman V Superman now. So you'll see characters like The Atom or Firestorm, but no not Batman or Superman right now [on TV]." Johns continues, "It's a separate universe than film so that the filmmakers can tell the story that's best for film. While we explore something different i…

ARROW News Round-Up: Returning Characters, S3E3 Title, FLASH Crossovers, New Big Bad And More

We have another Arrow news round-up, featuring plenty of interesting nuggets for its third season. Appearing at TCA 2014 today, CW President Mark Pedowitz promised plenty of crossovers between the series and its spin-off, The Flash. "You will see — organically — characters shifting over, villains shifting over back and forth between ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow.’ We will be introducing more villains that are part of the DC Comics universe." He then revealed that the network "occasionally" talks to Warner Bros. about potentially connecting the two shows to the DC Cinematic Universe, but it's ultimately up to the studio. Don't count on the two worlds being linked, however.

Additionally, Green Arrow TVhas learned the title for Arrow Season 3 Episode 3: "Corto Maltese." This is an exciting Easter egg, as Corto Maltese was an island referenced in the acclaimed graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. It was also previously mentioned by Deadshot in the show's …

ARROW & THE FLASH News Bits: Crossovers, Episode Titles And Returning Characters

We have a slew of new details regarding Arrow's third season and its spin-off series The Flash. TV Guidehas learned that, despite the character returning to the League of Assassins in the Season 2 premiere, Caity Lotz' Sara Lance/Canary will return in the Season 3 premiere. It's unknown how she suddenly reappears, but the next couple of tidbits make it even more interesting. Via Green Arrow TV, the second episode for Arrow Season 3 is titled "Sara." Clearly, that indicates that Sara will be the focus of this episode.

Then, CBM's KingPatel recently met actors Manu Bennett and Katrina Law. The latter, who plays Nyssa al Ghul on Arrow, revealed that she will soon start shooting for an episode. It wouldn't be surprising if "Sara" is the one she is referring too. Perhaps this will be a flashback centric episode recounting Sara's acceptance into the League?

In other Arrow news, it appears that crossovers between it and its sister series The Flash…

First Look At Aquaman In JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS; Cast And Plot Details Unveiled

It was recently confirmed that DC's first animated movie of 2015 will be Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. A follow-up to this year's War, this film adapts the acclaimed "Throne of Atlantis" New 52 arc. Now, we have more details on the movie, courtesy of TV Guide. In addition to the image above giving us our first look at Aquaman, we have new plot specs for Throne of Atlantis. "Throne of Atlantis ... adapts a comic arc that pits the undersea nation of Atlantis against the surface world. Unlike the comic, the movie will focus on how young Arthur Curry discovers his aquatic heritage. Raised by his human father, when the movie begins he doesn't know that he is the heir to the throne of the watery kingdom." 

Producer James Tucker weighs in on what to expect from Arthur Curry early on in the film. ""We meet him at a low point in his life. He's a little bit lost. His father has died and he's always been an outsider, so the one person who …