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THE FLASH VS. ARROW in First Look Video

courtesy Warner Brothers, photo by Jack Rowand

courtesy Warner Brothers, photo by Jack Rowand

The Emerald Archer vs. The Scarlet Speedster in a friendly competition sure to make DC Comics smile.

 

The CW unleashed The Flash in a new video showing Grant Gustin as Barry Allen. The Flash made his network debut on an episode of Arrow earlier this season.

 

Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) helps launch the Scarlet Speedster to the world.

 

This is first time we’ve seen the DC Comics hero in action and a look at how Barry taps into the Speed Force.

 

Watch and enjoy: Continue reading

FAN EXPO VANCOUVER 2014 Preview

 

courtesy The CW

courtesy The CW

Fan Expo Vancouver returns in two weeks. It’s grown bigger like the Hulk – with an extra day for fans to express and engage their geekdom. The all-ages fan culture celebration of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming includes legendary sci-fi stars and top comic book creators, along with panels, sketch duels, cosplayers and chance to shop for comics and all things to express your geek love.
Celebrity Guests Include:

STEPHEN AMELL and MANU BENNETT (Arrow) The star who plays vigilante hero Oliver Quinn and the Spartacus veteran who plays Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson from the hit CW series will both greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops. Continue reading

EMERALD CITY COMICON 1 Month Away

 

Monsters & Dames 2014 courtesy Emerald City Comicon

Monsters & Dames 2014 courtesy Emerald City Comicon

Emerald City Comicon 2014 is just 1 month away.

Getting bigger like the Hulk while staying cool like Martian Manhunter, the Seattle pop culture celebration just keeps growing.

ECCC is a full three days and taking over the entire Washington State Convention Center this year.

It’s three days of geek thrills for locals like yours truly but the Seattle con is now a major destination for fans across the country. Continue reading

ARROW Star Stephen Amell at Emerald City Comicon 2014

courtesy The CW

courtesy The CW

UPDATE: Since the original post – Amell has cancelled his appearance at ECCC 2014 but visit the link below to see the roster of celebrity guests coming to the Seattle event.

 

Stephen Amell will make a mark at Seattle! The star of ARROW will appear at Emerald City Comicon 2014. Amell plays Oliver Queen in the hit series on The CW based on the DC Comics archer Green Arrow.

 

One of the big fan questions for Amell is sure to be the addition of Black Canary.  The fan-favorite crime-fighter and Ollie’s great comic book love interest will appear in the second season this Fall. Caity Lotz will play Black Canary. Continue reading

Huntress Hits ARROW

courtesy The CW

One of my favorite DC Comics heroines hits Arrow on The CW this week! DC Comics Creative Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns will pen the episode titled Muse of Fire.

“I’m thrilled to be writing this episode of ARROW, and while I can’t give too much away, I think comic fans are going to like what we have in store for them – keep an eye out for the Huntress,” Johns tells The Source.
Jessica De Gouw will play Helena Bertinelli aka the Huntress. In the comics Bertinelli is the daughter of a murdered mafia boss out for revenge when her family is wiped out. Helena continues her crime fighting career as a member of the Birds of Prey and as a member of the Batman family.

Huntress #1 courtesy DC Comics

Here’s the official character description from The CW:

“Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow.”

Here’s what the actress told IGN about playing the heroine:

“It’s challenging for me because I play Helena and the Huntress and I have to be able to hold my own regarding the duality of the role,” De Gouw continued. “And I have to be able to kick butt and all of that. And I’m quite feminine in my normal every day life, so the fighting and all of that is new and interesting for me. But it’s good. I’m really enjoying it. I’ve really been thrust into it so you might as well just jump in, right?”

I’m thrilled to see Huntress on television and hope she may appear in a Batman movie some day.

By Editor

ARROW On Target

courtesy The CW

The new series based on Green Arrow must be on target! The CW has given a full season order to Arrow. Stephen Amell (Hung) stars at Oliver Queen and Katie Cassidy played Dinah Laurel Lance. My favorite cast member so far is Colin Donnell. He steals the show every week at Tommy Merlyn and I’m looking forward to the upcoming clash between Ollie and Tommy.

DC Comics fans are finding plenty of the publisher’s top villains on the series. Kelly Hu played China White in episode two. Deadshot is the guest villain in this week’s episode. Deathstroke will strike in episode five.

The Huntress will appear in a multi-episode arc as a love interest for Oliver Queen. John Barrowman (Torchwood) will guest star in upcoming episodes. No word on who he will play yet.

Have you seen Arrow yet? What do you think? Which DC Comics character do you want to see on the show?

By Editor

Green Arrow, Wonder Woman Date Night On The CW?

Wonder Woman #1 Courtesy DC Comics

  Could The CW become the destination for DC heroes? Producers of the upcoming Arrow television series express support for a potential Wonder Woman series on the same network. The CW, Warner Brothers and DC Comics are reported to be developing a script called Amazon. Allan Heinberg is working on an origin script.

  Arrow producers say they welcome another hero on The CW.

  “It harkens back to the years of my childhood where you had The Six Million Dollar Man and Wonder Woman and all these superhero-like genre shows all on the dial and all you had to do was change the channel,” Arrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I think there’s totally room for both shows. It would be fun to share a night with them; the CW programs two hours a night and that’d be a pretty kick-ass night of television.”

courtesy The CW

  Andrew Kreisberg points out the focus of Arrow and how it will differ from Smallville or a potential Wonder Woman series..

  “Our show definitely takes place in a much more realistic world,” Kreisberg adds “There’s no superpowers, superheroes and aliens. With Wonder Woman, Diana of Themyscira, there are superpowers. I don’t foresee crossovers but one of the great things about superheroes is that they’re constantly being reimagined. There’s the Adam West and Christopher Nolan versions of Batman and one doesn’t obviate the other. The Lynda Carter version was great and now the CW is hopefully developing another wonderful version that will be a nice compliment to Arrow.”

  Producers will introduce villainess China White (played by Kelly Hu aka Lady Deathstrike of X2: X-Men United) and Huntress (played by Jessica De Gow) as a potential love interest for Oliver Queen.

Arrow debuts October 10th.

By Editor

Op/Ed: When I was a kid there were live action superheroes all over television! Wonder Woman, Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman in prime time. Batman and Robin afterschool and Shazam and Isis on Saturday mornings!

  I have to raise issue with comparing Lynda Carter to Adam West in terms of their portrayals. Lynda Carter was physical and emotional perfection as Diana. While the series had camp moments – Carter was a Wonder and did justice to the Amazon!

Arrow Goes Shirtless

courtesy The CW

  The CW released a new poster for Arrow showing Stephen Amell (Hung) shirtless and scarred. The poster featured the taglines Destiny Leaves Its Mark and show the tattoos and scars on Oliver Queen. In the series based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow, playboy Queen returns to Starling City after 5 years on island after being shipwrecked.

  John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood) is joining the cast in a recurring role. His character has not been identified yet. I’m hoping he’ll be a new take on Brick. Katie Cassidy plays Laurel Lance.

Arrow debuts October 10th.

By Editor

CW Unmasks Green Arrow

"Arrow" courtesy The CW

  The CW unveils the first image from Arrow. The pilot stars Stephen Amell (Hung) as playboy/vigilante crimefighter Oliver Queen. This photo shows a darker, edgier hero. The retelling is based on the DC Comics hero but creators say don’t expect this to be like Smallville.

  “When I directed the pilot for Smallville, I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero,” says pilot director/executive producer David Nutter. “Arrow is a different show — darker and harder-edged — but it’s the same core idea. We’re creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. [Costume designer] Colleen Atwood’s great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort.”

  Thanks to TV Line.

  For fans of the comic book version – legendary Ann Nocenti took over as writer this month. The DC Comics New 52 Oliver Queen is based on Seattle. (My home.)

  What do you think of the CW’s costume for Green Arrow?