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Michael Rowe Discusses Return to ARROW as Deadshot and Will Smith

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It was recently announced that the Suicide Squad was returning to Arrow along with Michael Rowe as Deadshot in the seventeenth episode of season three, entitled "Suicidal Tendencies."This will mark Rowe's eight appearances as Floyd Lawton, and it that time has become a popular character amongst the show's fans.Comicbook.com spoke with the actor to discuss a number of subjects related to the role.
Since the last time we saw Mr. Rowe as Deadshot Warner Brothers announced that there would be a Suicide Squad movie and that Deadshot would be played by Hollywood powerhouse, Will Smith.    

When asked how he felt about Smith playing a role he's brought to life for three years Rowe told them he had mixed feelings at first but eventually came to feel that it was a compliment to how much success the cast and crew of Arrow have had with Deadshot and the Suicide Squad that Warner would tackle them in film with this level of confidence.
Rowe had confidence that Smith is going to…

SUPERGIRL Pilot Casting For Obscure DC Comics Villain Lumberjack

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Casting is well underway for CBS' pilot and potential series Supergirl. Melissa Benoist is set to play the titular superheroine, while Mehcad Brooks will portray a new iteration of Jimmy Olsen. Cat Grant, Hank Henshaw and Winslow Schott are also characters who have yet to be cast. And now, the casting process is ongoing for the first villain Kara Zor-El will fight in the series.

According to TV Line, Supergirl is currently casting the role of Lumberjack, who will be the antagonist of the pilot. Needless to say, Lumberjack is a particularly obscure villain in DC lore. According to DC Comics Database, he was a Canadian assassin who was a member of the group known as The Cartel. His only appearance was in an issue of Wonder Woman published in 1980. And that's about all there is to know about him. His real name - if he has one - is unknown.

In Supergirl, however, Lumberjack will be a "big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s cousin in the past." I think you al…

More From Jason Momoa And Ezra Miller On Playing The DC Cinematic Universe's Aquaman And The Flash

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After evading rumors and questions about the role for about a year, Jason Momoa was finally announced as the actor who will bring Aquaman to life in the DC Cinematic Universe. He makes his debut as the King of Atlantis in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he will have a larger role in 2017's Justice League Part One before starring in 2018's Aquaman standalone film. Momoa is expected to reprise the role once more in 2019's Justice League Part Two. Following confirmation of his involvement, Momoa has become much more open about playing Aquaman, and he continues to be so in an interview with The Daily Beast.

Momoa is happy to know what his career's future will look like and that he's making movies his children can see. "It’s awesome as an actor to know what your future is going to be because I have children and I’ve busted my ass to put food on the table. It’s awesome knowing that I’m going to be in Justice League because my son is the bigg…

From Beat Cop to Mayor, 90s FLASH Alum Joins CW Cast

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As a fan of the 90s CBS Flash series one of my favorite running gags was Officer Tony Bellows and his partner, Michael Murphy.The pair spends most of the series encounter Barry's alter ego and debating whether or not they saw what they saw.It seems I was in good company, as Vito D'Ambrosio will be reprising his role as Tony Bellows, the Mayor of Central City.


D'Ambrosio follows the lead of John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays and Mark Hamill.Like Hamill and Pays, he's playing a character of the same name but in a new position.He will be reunited with both Shipp and Hamill in episode seventeen which centers on The Trickster.
Beyond his role on the 90s series, D'Ambrosio has worked along actors like Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in The Color of Money.He also worked with Kevin Costner and Sean Connery in The Untouchables.His upcoming appearance on The Flash will also mark his third foray into the DC Universe as he had a guest role on Lois and Clark. (imdb)
Beyond his character…

DC Entertainment Announces New Animated Movies And Shorts Based On BATMAN UNLIMITED And SUPER FRIENDS Toylines

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Last year, promo art for a mysterious project called Batman Unlimited surfaced online, and it seemed to be based on Mattel's toyline of the same name. It was later reported that the project is an animated direct-to-video film. And now, it turns out Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have some interesting plans for producing animated tie-ins to not only this toyline, but another successful one.

It has been announced, via Variety, that two animated movies based on Batman Unlimited will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD in 2015. The first, titled Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, is set to hit stores on May 12th. The film will see the Dark Knight team up with The Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing and Red Robin in a battle against the Penguin and cyber animals. A sequel will be released in the second half of the year. Additionally, there will be 22 two-minute shorts based on Batman Unlimited, which will be available for free viewing on various digital platform…

SUPERGIRL Series Casts Actor Mehcad Brooks As Jimmy Olsen

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Following the announcement that Melissa Benoist will star in CBS's Supergirl pilot/potential series, we have some more casting news. It has been announced that Necessary Roughness actor Mehcad Brooks will play James "Jimmy" Olsen in the show, which is co-written and executive produced by The Flash and Arrow's Greg Berlanti. 
Olsen is a character frequently seen in Superman lore, appearing in various film and television projects. He is usually depicted as a member of the Daily Planet crew. However, Supergirl's version is described as "a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret." Still to be cast are Cat Grant, Hank Henshaw, Wynn Schott and Kara's foster sister, Alex. Stay tuned for more Supergirl news as we have it.

FLASH: SPOILER Review 1x11 - "The Sound and the fury"

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The Suicide Squad Set To Return In ARROW Season 3 Episode 17

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It was previously confirmed that the Suicide Squad will return to Arrow this season, following a well-received introduction in season two and the announcement of a star-studded film set in the DC Cinematic Universe. And now, we know exactly when it'll happen. ET Onlinehas confirmed that Task Force X will make its highly anticipated return in episode eighteen of the season, titled "Suicidal Tendencies."

The episode will bring back Floyd Lawton/Deadshot (Michael Rowe) and ARGUS leader Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), as well as new recruit Carrie Cutter/Cupid (Amy Gumenick). Original Squad member Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) will be absent this time around, while Mark Scheffer/Shrapnel (Sean Maher) obviously died last season.

Additionally, "Suicidal Tendencies" will introduce new character Senator Cray, who will be played by Bosch's Steven Culp. In this episode, the senator "will be at the center of a rescue operation in the fictio…

Jason Momoa Says His AQUAMAN Won't Be Blonde

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It sometimes seemed last year that Jason Momoa playing Aquaman was the worst kept secret ever.Every few weeks, a rumor would pop up somewhere from "reliable sources" that he was playing the part only for Momoa to either blow the question off or say emphatically that he was not. That finally came to an end recently and Momoa has been able to offer more than non-committals.At Sundance he answered some questions at a Smart Works panel and spoke on a number of things.
He was asked about Zack Snyder's version of the Sea King and had this to say: "Well, things are going to be a little different. When I first went in I met with Zack [Snyder]. His idea is pretty amazing. When I went in, he told me … my jaw kind of dropped. My jaw doesn’t normally drop. What he has planned for the DC world and for … definitely for Aquaman is something that, you know… I think I was brought on for a certain reason and they got some really cool plans for him. I’m really excited for everyone to s…

Colm Feore Cast as the Dollmaker in GOTHAM

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Gotham has found its Dollmaker.The character that was teased way back in episode two will soon make his debut in episode seventeen and according to Deadline, he will be played by Colm Feore.

Colm Feore has a seriously impressive resume; he played "Marcus Andronicus" opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 1999 film Titus and reunited with him as Laufey in Thor.  He played the husband of the President in season seven of 24.  More recently he played Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere on the Showtime drama The Borgias and had a role in last summer's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (imdb)

As we reported in December, the Dollmaker is described as: Dr. Dulmacher" is described as a "mad European scientist."  The Character has had several different incarnations in comics over the years.  Most recently, he has appeared in the New 52 as the surgeon that Joker convinced to cut his face off in the Detective Comic #1 written and drawn by Tony Daniel.  In the "Death in the Family"…

More SUICIDE SQUAD Details For New Characters, Casting Rumors, Deathstroke's Role And More

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We've heard many rumors regarding Suicide Squad over the past week, including plot details, potential actors for Rick Flagg, and even a possible Batman cameo. With production set to begin in April, the rest of the movie's cast is expected to be announced soon. And now, via JoBlo, we have a new round of casting rumors, character details and more. The site's report adds another name to the Rick Flagg shortlist and reveals the presence of new characters and who could play them, Deathstroke's role, details on Joker and Enchantress, and an update on a potential Batman appearance. [Warning: Some Possible SPOILERS Ahead]

-Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are said to be on the shortlist to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, but we now have another name to add: Karl Urban. Ironically, the Star Trek actor is also reportedly being considered for a role in 2018's Aquaman. According to JoBlo, Urban's role in that movie will depend on which script is chosen, increasing the poss…

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS (2015)

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Darkness, mystery, legend – these are the whispers that echo through time regarding Atlantis. A kingdom long since forgotten to surface dwellers, it is here that a hidden empire teeters on the brink of war. When a military submarine traversing this remote domain is attacked, Cyborg plunges to the murky depths to investigate the wreckage. What he encounters is a threat powerful enough to rally together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, thousands of feet above the ocean floor wanders the lone drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world and our own. Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League as they face off against Orm, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. It's an all-new, epic chapter from the DC Universe in which mankind's only hope from the darkness rests upon the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!


While many of DC Entertainment's animated movies took place in thei…

Tyrese Gibson Campaigning To Play GREEN LANTERN John Stewart

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After 2011's Green Lantern bombed critically and commercially, the Emerald Knight's cinematic future was left uncertain for years. Thankfully, however, Warner Bros. announced last year that a new Green Lantern film will be released June 19th, 2020, the last movie named in the studio's DC Cinematic Universe lineup. However, other details have yet to be confirmed. Green Lantern is expected to feature in 2017's Justice League Part One and/or 2019's Justice League Part Two, but whether it is Hal Jordan, John Stewart or another character is unknown. Now, one actor has thrown his hat into the ring to play John Stewart.

Transformers and Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson has taken to his Facebook and Instagram accounts to campaign for the role of Green Lantern. He began to send the Internet into a frenzy by posting the above fan-art with the caption, "Rumor has it that." He continues to post various pieces of fan-art of himself as John Stewart, captioning th…

Margot Robbie Comments On Playing Harley Quinn In SUICIDE SQUAD

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The Suicide Squad movie has recruited several high-profile actors to its cast, including Will Smith, Jared Leto and (should a deal close) Viola Davis. However, inarguably one of the most exciting casting choices is Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, marking the fan-favorite character's big screen debut. Following her much-talked about role in The Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie has become a heavily sought-after actress in Hollywood. She has particularly become a favorite at Warner Bros., who has cast her in upcoming movies Focus, Tarzan and, of course, Suicide Squad. And now, Robbie has finally commented on bringing Harley to life on film.

Speaking with MTVat the Sundance Film Festival, Robbie is inevitably asked about playing Quinn. Regarding whether or not she was nervous portraying such a popular character, she says, "Yeah, I guess it’s intimidating because there’s obviously a lot of people I want to please, and a character I have to do justice. But it’s a challenge, I’m definite…

Jesse Eisenberg And Scoot McNairy Discuss Their Roles In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Jesse Eisenberg is currently in London filming Now You See Me: The Second Act, but there is still plenty of hype surrounding his role as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In an interview with Variety, the Oscar nominee is inevitably asked about playing the Man of Steel's arch-nemesis. Of course, Eisenberg is mum on details, saying, "I can’t say anything about this stuff. They want all this to be a surprise." 

However, he goes on to say this about the possibility of reprising the role in a future movie. "I would love to. It’s a great group and director, and the most ideal character to play." Eisenberg is/was in negotiations to play Luthor again in Suicide Squad, but his role in that film has yet to be confirmed. There's also the possibility of Lex appearing in 2017's Justice League Part One and/or 2019's Justice League Part Two, as well as a standalone sequel to Man of Steel.

Eisenberg goes on to say that he was never really a Superm…

Producers Discuss STATIC SHOCK's Journey into Live Action

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It wasn't too long ago that two of the founders of Milestone Media, Denys Cowan and Derek Dingle got together with veteran film producer and director, Reggie Hudlin to revive the company.As they planned to return to the comics world, they received a phone call from Blue Ribbon Content.Blue Ribbon is the digital media arm of Warner Brothers, and they wanted to work with the trio to make a live-action Static Shock series to be at the forefront of a line of digital first series. (Our Article)

Recently, Comic Book Resources spoke with Cowan and Hudlin about the upcoming series.  The pair expressed surprise at the call from Blue Ribbon, Hudlin said: "We're working out our deal , pretty excited about all this, and then, we get this random call from Blue Ribbon- the division of Warner Bros. 'Hey, we want to do a live-action Static. What do you think?' Uh, yeah! 'But we want to do this deal super-quick. We want to announce our division, we want this to be sort of the p…