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ARROW Adds Two Recurring Characters to Season 5 Cast

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Arrow's fifth seasonis getting ready to begin production, and we've had plenty of casting news for brand news characters recently. Now, we have two more to add.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, The McCarthys alum Tyler Ritter has landed a recurring role on Arrow next season. He will play Detective Malone, a new addition to the Star City Police Department. He joins the SCPD just as Captain Quentin Lance left last season.

However, THR reaffirms that Lance is still a series regular for next season, despite leaving his job and the city. So, he'll have a big role in the season's story regardless of the SCPD. But what brings him back to Star City remains to be seen.


Additionally, TV Insiderhas learned that The Tomorrow People actress Carly Pope is also recurring on Arrow season five. She will play Susan Williams, a journalist from Coast City. She is in Star City to "make a name for herself" and target new mayor Oliver Queen for a "big" story. She will…

Check Out Funko's Awesome DC Exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con 2016

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Over the past couple weeks, toy company Funko has been unveiled plenty of exciting exclusives for this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Here, you will find a round-up of all the figures based on DC comics, films, television and more.

First up, let's go over the Pop! figures. There will be two new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectibles: Superman (False God)and a six-inch Doomsday.



Additionally, we have a figure from another DC film. This one is Underwater Batmanfrom Suicide Squad. The figure is pretty much the same as the main Batman v Superman one, but with the breathing mask, which we saw a glimpse of in the last trailer.


The last DC movie exclusive should please fans of Tim Burton's Batman. Funko will release a Dorbz three-pack of Batman, Catwoman and Penguinfrom the 1992 film Batman Returns.


Moving on to DC television... Funko will release a Pop! figure of Arrow villain/occasional ally Malcolm Merlyn, as well as a six-inch figure of The Flash's Gorilla Grodd. A…

Warner Bros. Unveils DC-Heavy Television Schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2016

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Warner Bros. Television is bringing a whopping 21 shows to San Diego Comic-Con next month, including several DC Comics shows. Today, the company has unveiled its full schedule for the convention.

The pilot for NBC's DC workplace comedy Powerless will premiere, while iZombie will get its own panel. On Saturday, a block heavily focused on DC's shows will take place. Plus, we'll get an advanced look at an upcoming Teen Titans Go! episode and a first glimpse at Justice League Action.

Check out the press release's DC-relevant portions below, and check out the complete schedule on KSiteTV. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

BURBANK, Calif. (June 27, 2016) — Never mind the summer heatwave, it’s going to be a record-setting summer of different proportions when Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) heats up Comic-Con International: San Diego with 21(!) fan-favorite series. The world’s leading pop-culture convention will be dominated by WBTVG, with 13 returning shows and ei…

Runtime for SUICIDE SQUAD Reportedly Revealed

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We're only a few weeks away from the release of Warner Bros.' next DC film, Suicide Squad. The marketing campaign for the movie is in its final push, with a big presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 planned. Now, it looks like we know the film's runtime.

According to Collider, the runtime for Suicide Squad is 130 minutes, or 2 hours and 10 minutes, with credits. This would make it the shortest film in the DC Extended Universe to date.

2013's Man of Steel had a 143 minute (2 hours and 23 minutes) length, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had a 151 minute (2 hours and 31 minutes) runtime. (The Ultimate Edition of the latter film has an extra 30 minutes of footage.)

A 130 minute runtime for Suicide Squad sounds great. Hopefully, it'll allow enough time to develop its ensemble cast. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 5th. The third installment in the DC Extended Universe stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared…

More Casting News for Next Seasons of THE FLASH, GOTHAM and LUCIFER

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In the season two finale of The Flash, Harrison Wells and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2. However, Wells is expected to remain a series regular for season three, which will adapt the "Flashpoint" storyline. Now, Jesse's return has been confirmed.

Actress Violett Beane confirmed to TV Line that she will be back for The Flash's third season."I know I’ll be back. But I don’t know if it’s with or without powers." Last season hinted at Jesse becoming a speedster, like in the comics. But with "Flashpoint" happening next season, literally anything can happen with Jesse. We'll just have to wait and see.

The Flash returns on Tuesday, October 4th at 8 PM EST on The CW.


Next, we have some more casting news for Gotham season three. According to TV Line, Person of Interest alum James Carpinello is set to play Mario Falcone, the son of mob boss Carmine Falcone. On Gotham, Mario has rejected his family's criminal ways, and he is described as &q…

Nicolas Winding Refn Wants to Direct a BATGIRL Movie for Warner Bros.

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Back in 2011, Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn campaigned for the coveted job of helming a Wonder Woman movie. Of course, that never came to pass, as Patty Jenkins was hired to direct next year's film. However, Refn still wants to tackle the superhero genre, and he has named one character specifically that he would like to adapt.

In an interview with Business Insider, Refn reaffirms that he would love to make a comic book movie, saying that it would be "great fun." "I just don't know when it's going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity."

Then, after a moment of pondering, Refn reveals that he wants to make a movie about DC Comics' Batgirl. "What ones are left? You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let's get Warner working …

SUICIDE SQUAD Star Jared Leto Calls Joker "A Role of a Lifetime"

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Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad will introduce plenty of new villains in the DC Extended Universe. Easily one of the most anticipated additions is the new Joker, played by Jared Leto. The Oscar winner went full-on method acting for this role, which led to some...interesting interactions with fellow cast members.

Now, Leto has further discussed playing the Clown Prince of Crime. In an interview with Deadline, the actor had this to say about what to expect from Suicide Squad. "You can anticipate a lot of chaos and a hell of a lot of fun. And, I think, something completely different than other movies in the genre." The trailers for this movie have already promised these things: a chaotic, fun movie that really stands out from other comic book films.

Leto then calls Joker "a role of a lifetime," saying that he was honored to be the latest actor to contribute to the character's legacy. "Really, it was an incredible honor to be asked to play the part. Look, the…

Chris Miller and Phil Lord Praise THE FLASH Director Rick Famuyiwa

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Chris Miller and Phil Lord wrote the story treatment for DC Films' The Flash, and at one point, they were in consideration to direct it. However, they passed that position to Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the script based on their treatment. Grahame-Smith later dropped out, and recently, Rick Famuyiwa replaced him.

Speaking with IGN, Miller and Lord weigh in on Famuyiwa directing The Flash. And unsurprisingly, they have nothing but positive things to say. Lord calls him a "rad choice," while Miller says the Dope filmmaker will do a "great job" with this movie.

So far, the DC Extended Universe has focused on more serious characters like Batman and Superman. However, Flash is expected to bring plenty of lightness and comedy relief to Justice League and beyond. When asked if he and Lord had anything to do with this characterization, Miller says, "They had that planned for him in the first place. That's why they were talking to us in the first place becau…

ARROW Star Stephen Amell Teases "Mean" Season 5, Character Return and Tweaked Costume

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The fifth season of Arrow will begin production in a couple of weeks. Following a slew of casting announcements for new characters, series star Stephen Amell has offered some more teases on what to expect next season.

In a Facebook Live video (via TV Line), Amell teased that the Arrow season five premiere "...has the opportunity for us to have the most vicious, violent one-shot in the history of network television." For those who don't know, a "one-shot" in this case is a long, continuous take with no cuts. Many movies and television shows have utilized this approach for epic action sequences, from the Knightmare scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to a couple of fight sequences on Daredevil.

Amell adds that if the premiere is any indication, the next season of Arrow will be "[bleep]ing mean." He also says that a "slightly modified" Green Arrow costume will be seen, while there will be an appearance by "...someone that we haven…

DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Casts Maisie Richardson-Sellers as the New Vixen

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A few weeks ago, it was reported that Vixen will play a role in season two of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. However, actress Megalyn Echikunwoke will not reprise the role due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, a new character with some sort of connection to Mari McCabe will take over the Vixen role. Now, the character has been cast.

It has been announced (via TV Line) that Star Wars: The Force Awakens alum Maisie Richardson-Sellers will play Amaya Jiwe, aka Vixen. She is the grandmother of Mari McCabe. Like Mari, Amaya receives powers to access the abilities of animals, courtesy of the Tantu Totem.

Amaya will be a member of the Waverider crew on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and she will be a series regular. Echikunwoke will continue voicing her character on the Vixen animated series, while the door is open for her to guest star in any of the live action Arrowverse shows down the line.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow returns on Thursday, October 13th at 8 PM EST on The CW.

GOTHAM Casts its New Poison Ivy; Casting Breakdowns for KRYPTON's Lead Characters

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We have even more DC television casting news today. First up, it has been announced (via IGN) that Gotham has cast actress Maggie Geha as the new Ivy Pepper, aka the future Poison Ivy. A younger version of the character was played by Clare Foley in the show's first two seasons.

Here is Fox's description for the new Ivy: "Following an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, Ivy Pepper finds herself reborn, and one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: Poison Ivy. Now a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms, she sets her sights on Bruce Wayne."

Gotham returns on Monday, September 19th at 8 PM EST on Fox.


Next, we have some casting breakdowns for SyFy's Krypton, courtesy of TV Line. The potential series is set decades before the planet Krypton was destroyed and baby Kal-El was sent to Earth. The show is looking to cast six characters:
Seg-El - The protagonist of the series, grandfather of Kal-El/Superman and the father o…

Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter to Play U.S. President on SUPERGIRL Season 2

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We've had plenty of DC Television casting news this week, and now it's Supergirl's turn. The show's second season, now on The CW, will have a very impressive addition to the cast.

It has been announced (via The Hollywood Reporter), Lynda Carter will play the President of the United States on Supergirl. Of course, Carter is best known for playing Wonder Woman in the 1970's television series. She will first appear in episode three of Supergirl season two, and she will recur throughout the season.

Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg previously expressed interest in casting Carter as Supergirl's president in the first season. However, scheduling conflicts kept it from happening...until season two, of course.

Carter marks the second recent big addition to Supergirl's second season, following the news that Tyler Hoechlin will play Superman. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Supergirl will return Monday, October 10th at 8 PM EST.

ARROW Casts Chad L. Coleman as New Villain for Season 5

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Arrow is currently casting new characters for its fifth season. Two newallies will be added, while fan-favorite archer Artemis is coming. Now, the show has cast a new antagonist for Green Arrow.

According to IGN, The Walking Dead alum Chad L. Coleman will play new villain Tobias Church on Arrow season five, in a recurring role. Church is described as "...an imposing gangster looking to unite the various criminal enterprises in Star City under his own singular command." He will first appear in the season five premiere.

It sounds like Tobias Church is an original character created for the show. However, it's also a possibility that he is based on DC Comics' Tobias Whale. It is also unclear whether Church is the season's big bad or just a separate antagonist. We'll have to wait and see. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Arrow returns on Wednesday, October 5th at 8 PM EST on The CW.

DC TV Casting Bits: Artemis on ARROW, Vicki Vale's Aunt on GOTHAM, LUCIFER's Mother

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Last season on Arrow, teenager Evelyn Sharp briefly attempted to become the new Black Canary after Laurel's death. Now, she will return in season five, and not only will she have a bigger role, she will become a new vigilante.

According to Variety, Evelyn will take on the mantle of Artemis on Arrow next season. She will first appear in episode two of season five, and she will be in several episodes afterwards.

In the comics, Artemis was originally Artemis Crock, one of the characters to assume the identity of Tigress. However, the animated series Young Justice re-introduced her as simply Artemis, a sidekick of Green Arrow's. It sounds like Arrow will take more influence from the Young Justice iteration.


Next, we have some casting news for Gotham's third season. It was previously reported that casting was underway for Vicki Vale, one of Batman's most well-known love interests. However, an update adds a twist to that.

According to TV Line, Once Upon a Time alum Jamie Ch…

New JUSTICE LEAGUE Details: Main Villain, Storyline, Costumes, Willem Dafoe's Role and More

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Today, several websites have shared their set visit reports for Justice League. Plenty of new information about the DC film was revealed. The big bad has been confirmed, Willem Dafoe's character has been revealed, and we have some new details on what to expect story-wise. Many thanks to JoBloand Colliderfor sharing the following information. As previously reported, Justice League will have a lighter tone than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While that movie was very dark, this one is described as a "fun" ensemble film focused on the formation of the League. Additionally, Flash provides plenty of comic relief.Justice League will be heavily influenced by the work of Jack Kirby, creator of the New Gods. The film revolves around three Mother Boxes; one is owned by humans, one by Atlanteans, and one by Amazonians. The Mother Boxes will be explained in a "history lesson" portion of the movie, which will feature Zeus in a "small" appearance.As previously…

Official Logo and Plot Synopsis for JUSTICE LEAGUE Released

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Today, websites have posted their set visit coverage for Justice League. Plenty of new info from the film was revealed. And courtesy of Collider, we have both the official logo and plot summary for the movie.

The synopsis is pretty much what one would expect after seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Following Superman's "death," Batman and Wonder Woman form a team of metahumans to combat a new Earth-threatening force. You can check out the complete logline below.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes - Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash - it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophi…

Confirmed: THE FLASH Will Adapt "Flashpoint" Storyline in Season Three

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The season two finale of The Flash ended on an intriguing cliffhanger, as Barry went back in time to save his mother from Reverse-Flash. This led fans to speculate that next season, the "Flashpoint" comic book story will be adapted, as Barry's decision is sure to change the timeline in some way. Now, it has been confirmed.

Star Grant Gustin announced on Twitter today that the season three premiere of The Flash is titled "Flashpoint." He also confirmed that the show's take on the story will be different from the comic, as well as the animated film adaptation Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

FLASHPOINT. This is not drill. https://t.co/nzq2NJh9pl — Grant Gustin (@grantgust) June 20, 2016 We're definitely doing this FP thing our own way.. I've read Flashpoint, I've seen the amazing animated film. This will be its own thing. — Grant Gustin (@grantgust) June 20, 2016 For those who don't know, "Flashpoint" follows the creation of…

Meet the Members of Task Force X in New SUICIDE SQUAD Character Posters

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Earlier today, we saw a new IMAX poster for Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad. Now, the studio has released a batch of character posters, courtesy of the film's UK Twitter page.

The characters spotlighted on these posters are Joker, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, Killer Croc, Katana, Boomerang, Rick Flagg, Enchantress, Diablo and Slipknot.

Check out the eleven posters below, and stay tuned for more news as we have it.












Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 5th. The third installment in the DC Extended Universe stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez and Karen Fukahara. David Ayer writes and directs.