Given though it seemed such a lucrative property like CBS’ Supergirl would soar into a second season, delayed confirmation has given fans cause for concern. And with good reason, it seems, as reports suggest CBS could drastically slash the budget for Season 2, even considering a move to The CW.
Arrow Season 4 certainly stepped up on villainy from the previous year with the addition of Neal McDonough’s Damien Darhk, but Season 5 will of course require a brand-new big bad to complete Oliver’s five-year saga. To wit, the first details of the new series regular villain have arrived, teasing a charming contemporary to Oliver with a tragic past and a propensity to snap a few necks.
It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where grizzled Arrow watcher Matt D. Wilson and newcomer Chris Haley dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.
This week’s episode sees the team working through difficult emotions following the death of a friend; but they also have to deal with someone going around the city posing as one of their own. "Canary Cry" was directed by Laura Belsey, and the script was by Wendy Mericle and Beth Scwhartz.
The Flash Season 2 has plenty of questions left to answer as we head into the final May episodes, though Arrow fans in particular are eager for a look at Katie Cassidy back in action as the Earth-2 Black Canary, or the sinister “Black Siren.” Now, an “Invincible” synopsis and word from the cast teases some “morbid shock,” while Wally West may get his own speedy hero before long.
The Flash has never been one to shy away from mystery, teasing out complicated identities for both Season 1 and 2 big bads, but never so fervently as the mystery masked man trapped in Zoom’s lair. We’ll have to wait until the finale, while cast and crew claim the reveal as “beautiful,” mind-blowing and with “no way of making sense” all at once. Huh?
Legends of Tomorrow has begun winding down its first-season struggle against Vandal Savage, and it’s safe to say that not all of the Arrow-Flash spinoff has proven a rousing success. Headed into Season 2 however, Legends will borrow writers from both DC dramas, not only to facilitate crossover, but to completely reinvent the series from atom.
We’ve known for months that sometime-revered, sometime-reviled filmmaker Kevin Smith would helm an outing of The Flash Season 2, and only weeks away from its end, we now know what to expect from the erstwhile Silent Bob. Not only will “The Runaway Dinosaur” bring us a still-shaken Flash, but an older, thought-dead foe from the series’ early days.
The CW’s latest super-show, Legends of Tomorrow, follows Rip Hunter on his adventures through time, with a team of misfits that includes Arrow’s Atom and White Canary, both halves of Firestorm, Hawkwoman, and Flash rogues Captain Cold and Heat Wave. Arrow and Flash recappers Matt Wilson and Dylan Todd are on hand to deliver our Legends of Tomorrow post-show analysis, Stuff of Legends.
This week's episode, "Last Refuge," finds the team in a tough spot: An assassin is hunting down their younger selves and attempting to kill them before they can make trouble for the Time Masters. It gets paradoxy! The episode was directed by Rachel Talalay and was written by Chris Fedak and Matthew Maala.
Never quite reaching the pinnacle of its first two years, Arrow has nonetheless bounced back from Season 3 criticism in all but the series’ flashbacks, increasingly seen as a burden on the show. Now, producers acknowledge the difficulty of keeping Oliver’s past adventures relevant, promising the fifth season to have a more decisive plan in place, and potentially tipping to their location as well.
It was enough of a DC miracle that Supergirl succeeded in bringing over The Flash for a “Worlds Finest” crossover, that we’d forgive some slightly wonky timing between the two series. Now, weeks after Barry and Kara became super-best friends over ice cream, a new preview for next week’s “Versus Zoom” sheds some light on how Barry ended up in the Supergirl universe.