DC TV Watch: Breaking Down All a Comic-Con News

Welcome to The Hollywood Reporter‘s weekly DC TV Watch, a outline of all things DC Comics on TV. Every Friday, we turn adult a vital twists, epic fights, new mysteries and anything else that goes down on The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Black Lightning and Fox’s Gotham. Note: Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow are on interregnum until a new seasons lapse in a fall, and Black Lightning will premiere midseason. This week, we’re violation down all a news that came out of Comic-Con and what it all means.


Prodigal daughter earnings | Teen Wolf alum Crystal Reed joins deteriorate 4 as Don Falcone’s (John Doman) daughter Sofia Falcone, who has been using a host family business in a south for a past decade. Described as strong, intelligent and calculating, she’s brought behind to Gotham to assistance Gordon (Ben McKenzie) take down Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). 

Arrival of a genuine Scarecrow | The trailer expelled during Comic-Con suggested a attainment of DC Comics knave Scarecrow with a tagline, “Gotham will know fear.” Viewers remember that a Scarecrow’s father Gerald Crane (Julian Sands) was introduced on a uncover behind in deteriorate one with his teenage son Jonathan (who comic book fans know is a genuine Scarecrow), though there’s no word nonetheless on who is underneath a hood only yet. Will a loyal Scarecrow finally debut, or is this another red herring?

Babs’ rebirth | As we predicted, Babs (Erin Richards) did not die in a deteriorate 3 finale. Or, she did die, though will come behind in deteriorate 4 … as someone different. Her hardcore, resigned new demeanour in a trailer teases a kind of mutation for a before unsound villain. Does this meant she isn’t a proto-Harley Quinn she was rumored to be final season?

Check out a hiss tilt from final season, including about one notation of new footage for deteriorate four, below:


A new fit | Adrian Pasdar’s casting got a biggest cheers during a Comic-Con panel, and he’ll be personification knave Morgan Edge, a “ruthless genuine estate developer.” Comic book fans know Edge as a owners of a media house with land like a Daily Planet, where he mostly comes into strike with Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin). Now that The CW has altered Edge’s backstory, how will he correlate with Kara (Melissa Benoist)? Will he only offer as an criminal to Supergirl, or will he somehow come into Kara’s circuit as well? It’s also engaging to note that one chronicle of Edge in a comics is African-American, though Supergirl did not go that track onscreen.

Potential new crossover | Psi’s (Yael Grogblas) entrance on Supergirl presents an engaging intensity for crossovers with another Arrow-verse series, as a DC Comics knave common some time with The Thinker (aka The Flash‘s new villain) on a Suicide Squad. It’s some-more expected that Supergirl will only tell a story of Psi desiring that Supergirl is a knave “Decay,” before realizing she’s a knave herself, and has been listening to her possess fears all along.

Relationship updates | While it was determined in a deteriorate 3 trailer that Kara will be focusing on herself and not removing a new adore interest, a fact that Chris Wood, who plays Mon-El, was on a row means her Daxamite beloved will be behind during some point. Will Kara be means to open her heart again when he returns, or will she go full dim by then? As for “Sanvers,” it was heartening to hear new showrunners Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner guarantee that nonetheless Floriana Lima has a discontinued purpose this season, Maggie and Alex (Chyler Leigh) “have an extraordinary pleasing story to tell that unequivocally honors a adore between these dual women.” Many were disturbed that Lima’s demotion from array unchanging to repeated meant their attribute was doomed, though as one of a few LGBTQ relations told responsibly onscreen, that would be a mistake for a array to mangle them up. And James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) will be removing a new adore interest, a initial given he and Kara pennyless adult in a deteriorate dual premiere.

The Flash

Heartbreak brazen | Casting news spells difficulty for both Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes). Tom Felton, who plays Caitlin’s adore seductiveness Julian, will not be behind as a array unchanging in deteriorate four. The Harry Potter alum did not attend Comic-Con with a cast, has not requisitioned a lapse to a uncover and isn’t seen during all in a trailer for a new season, so it’s misleading either or not he’ll be behind during all. EW initial reported this news. As for Cisco’s adore seductiveness Gypsy (Jessica Camacho), notwithstanding her father Breacher (played by Danny Trejo) debuting this season, Camacho has only assimilated NBC’s Taken as a array unchanging in deteriorate two, definition her time on The CW array is limited. TVLine initial reported this news. 

Caitllin … Frost? | Getting a large cheers during a panel, a coming of Killer Frost in a trailer was a outrageous hit. But Panabaker suggested that she’s personification a multiple of Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost this season, a metahuman chronicle of herself who isn’t a villain. She’ll be a partial of Team Flash, though there’s no revelation how she’ll get along (or fight) her former friends relocating forward. It’s a service to finally see a array residence a account tract hole of since other metahumans like Barry (Grant Gustin) are still a same chairman they were before a molecule accelerator explosion, distinct Caitlin who incited into a killer immediately.

Running as quick as she can | But it was Iris (Candice Patton) who got a biggest cheers during a trailer debut, as it was suggested that she is holding Barry’s ask to keep using though him there to heart. She’s now a de facto personality of Team Flash and while she misses her fiance, she’s looking forward. She isn’t servile on a couch, she’s fighting crime. She’s truly a strongest chairman on a organisation and gripping everybody afloat during Barry’s absence. This is a Iris we deserve.


Fallout from Lian Yu | Thanks to a deteriorate 6 trailer, some spoilers about who survived and who didn’t tarry a Lian Yu blast have been revealed. It looks like William (Jack Moore) will pierce in with Oliver (Stephen Amell) after what happens on a island, so it’s expected his mom Samantha (Anna Hopkins) is one of a casualties of Prometheus’ (Josh Segarra) final plan. Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) will also be behind for a two-episode arc exploring his start story, definition he survived a island explosion. Other probable survivors: Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey), who are seen using divided from a explosion, potentially to safety.

Mystery knave | Michael Emerson’s casting was met with a ton of unrestrained during a Comic-Con panel, though a Arrow showrunners didn’t exhibit who he’s playing, other than that he’s partial of a “villainous cabal,” a found family of baddies. That sounds a lot like hacker organisation Helix, who was reunited with a personality Cayden James final deteriorate though ever display a man’s face. The showrunners also suggested that DC Comics impression Richard Dragon will uncover up, that is engaging since in a comics, he used to be a good guy, training many students in martial humanities before The New 52 relaunch recreated him as a villain. 

Legends of Tomorrow

Surprising crossover | One of a villains for this deteriorate of Legends comes from CW Seed’s charcterised array Vixen. Kuasa (Quantico‘s Tracy Ifeachor) is Mari McCabe’s (Megalyn E.K.) comparison sister who wants her Tantu Totem, a visionary intent that gives her a energy of animals. She’ll be creation a burst from charcterised to live action, and will come into dispute with her grandmother Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) this season. 

More meta explanation | After all a waggish winks and nods to Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller’s time on Prison Break, Legends is removing even some-more apparently meta with Martin Stein (Victor Garber). In a trailer alone, he creates a criticism about never stepping feet on a Titanic, since “whoever build that boat ought to be shot.” In Titanic, Garber’s impression built a ship. Amazing.

Black Lightning

More comic additions | The CW’s latest superhero charity doesn’t premiere until 2018 and hasn’t even shot a full pilot, though it still had a possess row during Comic-Con. Not most was announced that fans didn’t already know, though a showrunners did exhibit dual characters from a comic books would uncover adult on a series. James Remar joins as a array regular, personification Peter Gambi, a oldest crony of Jefferson Pierce (series star Cress Williams). Gambi is Jefferson’s father figure, coach and “tailor.” His story with Jefferson goes behind over and deeper than anyone knows, and Gambi’s purpose in Jefferson’s life will turn a unpleasant window into a past that will impact a destiny of their attribute forever. Series unchanging Damon Gupton will play Inspector Henderson, a maestro officer of a law who is now a highest-ranking investigator on a force. His purpose in a village puts him during contingency with Black Lightning though they shortly turn doubtful allies.

What do we consider of all a intolerable twists and reveals from a DC Comics series? Let us know your thoughts in a comments territory below.

Gotham returns for deteriorate 4 on Fox in a fall; Supergirl will lapse for deteriorate 3 on The CW in a fall; The Flash will lapse for deteriorate 4 on The CW in a fall; Arrow will lapse for deteriorate 6 on The CW in a fall; Legends of Tomorrow will lapse for deteriorate 3 on The CW in a fall; and Black Lightning will premiere midseason on The CW.

The Flash