Late last night saw Arrow head Stephen Amell teasing a first look at Megalyn Echikunwoke (or E.K.) reprising her animated Vixen role for an upcoming episode, but the full reveal is pure magic. See Mari McCabe suited up and wolfing out in our first official photo tease of Vixen’s upcoming debut, “Taken”!
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We’ve only a day to wait before Arrow resumes its fourth season unburdened by the Legends of Tomorrow, and if the new trailer is any indication, the DC drama is back on track. Check out all manner of exciting returns from Stephen Amell’s new sneak peek, including Roy Harper, Katana, Nyssa al Ghul, goth Felicity, Anarky and more!
Like Quicksilver trying to keep up with the Flash, DC’s movie offerings have lagged far behind Marvel’s Cinematic Universe for almost a decade. But DC and Warner Bros. are stepping up their superhero game in a big way in 2016. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in just over two months, with Suicide Squad trailing not far behind. After that, the floodgates open: Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, and, of course, the Justice League. And that one comes in two parts, in 2017 and 2019.
That first Justice League movie isn’t due for another year, but the marketing onslaught is about to kick off, as DC Films just launched its official Facebook page with a very cool piece of artwork: the first official look at the movie Justice League, in concept art form.
No one was exactly surprised to learn that TNT had passed on an adaptation of DC’s Teen Titans under writer Akiva Goldsman, given how little the project had moved forward in recent months. That said, what stopped TNT from getting into the increasingly-crowed TV superhero game?
The CW’s Vixen may make the leap to live-action by her upcoming Arrow appearance, though it seems the character may go back and forth. Not only has the animated CW Seed series been renewed for Season 2, but network heads also comment on the possibility of another live-action spinoff, or potential Legends of Tomorrow appearances.
Both Arrow and The Flash have made entire industries of geek-friendly casting, so it’s only fair Legends of Tomorrow follow the trend. Fan-favorite Firefly falum (okay, alum) Jewel Staite will cross paths with the Legends of Tomorrow later this season, and may herself have some famous DC forebears.
There’s no arguing that DC Comics maintains a stronger foothold on TV than Marvel, but 2016 will be a huge year for the former’s cinematic exploits as well. To wit, The CW has arranged two new TV specials for January, the first to preview Arrow-Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow, followed by a look at Batman v. Superman’s Justice League future, as well as a brand-new Suicide Squad trailer!
Arrow Season 4 managed to up its directing credentials with guest spots for names like Lexi Alexander and James Bamford, a trend that looks to continue into January’s Legends of Tomorrow as well. Bank on The Atom reaching some Innerspace, as veteran director Joe Dante will helm an episode of the new DC drama.
Both The Flash and Arrow have done their part in setting up Legends of Tomorrow, and the heroes of past and present may finally be ready to take flight. Challenge your sense of vertigo with the full roster of DC Legends in a new poster for the January premiere!
Both Arrow Season 4 and The Flash Season 2 have devoted plenty of time to setting up 2016 spinoff Legends of Tomorrow already, and the 2015 crossover will directly delve into the new series’ many heroes and villains. During a recent set visit, Stephen Amell himself teased the format and setup of the two Arrow and Flash crossover episodes, calling the event “the pinnacle achievement for both shows.”