As the DC TV Panels ended yesterday at San Diego Comic Con, we’ve been greeted with a will a bunch of trailers for Arrow Season Five, The Flash Season 3, and Legends Of Tomorrow Season 2, plus a few bits of information about what to expect.
Barry’s Really Messed With The Timeline!
Season 2 of The Flash closed with Barry going back to save his mother, and in doing so, creating a huge paradox known as Flashpoint.
As we see in the trailer, is mother and father are now still alive, but that means he was never raised by Joe, and is no longer close to Iris. Cisco appears to have become a tech mogul, making him the richest man in America, and Wally is now Kid Flash. Barry still appears to have his powers though, so at least we’re not having to go through that again!
We also see the word ‘ALCHEMY’ etched on a wall, which is a reference to one of this season’s new villain’s, Doctor Alchemy. In the comics, he’s a character that has a multiple personality disorder, allowing him to appear as both a harmless citizen and a master criminal, with the ability to transmute one element to another.
According to Grant Gustin during the panel, when we rejoin Barry, been living in this timeline for three months. “I think when we find him, he’s still living in blind bliss and ignoring or unaware of changes that are out there,” commented Gustin.
They go on to confirm that Flashpoint will effect Arrow, more so than Legends, and the team there are ‘in their own timeline’.
Arrow Gets A New Team
At the end of season 4, we saw Team Arrow go their separate ways, leaving only Oliver & Felicity holding the fort. And whilst Felicity might be handy at a keyboard, she’s not a whole lot of use in a street fight, meaning Olly needs some new backup. Enter Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), who’s starting on the road to being Mister Terrific, after being fed up of feeling powerless. Madison McLaughlin returns as Evelyn Sharp, who we last saw as a version of Black Canary, but will now become Artemis. And Rick Gonzalez (Reaper, Mr. Robot) as the vigilante Wild Dog, who wants to train with the man that took down Damien Darhk.
During the panel it was confirmed that Katie Cassidy will be back, and like a lot of the DC TV actors, has signed a deal across Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.
The Arrow crossover with Arrow, Flash, Legends, and Supergirl will be episode 5.8. It’s part 2 of the crossover story (part one being in Flash), and also happens to be Arrow’s 100th episode.
When asked to describe the status of Olicity in Season 5, Stephen Amell replied “We have a really dynamic scene in the premiere where we speak to each other as equals, as team members. I’ve always thought the most important relationship in Arrow is Oliver’s relationship to Star City. I think it’s pretty clear that Oliver loves Felicity, but I don’t know if that means they’re going to end up together.”
For those of you wondering, the old team are still around. It may just take a little time for them to come back together.
Legends Battle the ‘Legion of Doom’
We know the team of Legends Of Tomorrow are getting a few cast changes with Maisie Richardson-Sellers joining as Vixen, and Nick Zano as Citizen Steel. We also now know that Patrick J. Adams’ Hourman, who turned up in the finale of Season 1, isn’t the only member of the Justice Society of America to lend a hand to the crew of the Waverider. Dr. Mid-Nite, Stargirl, and Obsidian are all confirmed to be making an appearance in season 2.
The ‘big bad’ for next season will actually be ‘big bads’, as they confirmed the team would be going up against the ‘Legion of Doom’. A villainous group consisting of Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). All four of the actors have signed deals across all the DC TV shows, so you may see them pop up in Flash, Arrow and even Supergirl too!
All four of the DC shows return to tv in October in the US, so presumably will air in October on Sky 1 over here.