The CW’s Arrowverse shows have been a slow parade of DC Comic’s lesser known characters. They’ve turned otherwise little known superheroes and villains into, well, known ones. I mean, even major characters like the Flash’s rogue’s gallery wasn’t all that well known to non-comics readers before these shows.
Or, y’know, like most of Legends of Tomorrow‘s cast.
Well, this fall will end up being no different. That’s right, we’re going to get to meet a few more “down-list” characters — namely both DC’s Wild Dog and Citizen Steel.
Wild Dog, played by Rick Gonzalez, will be showing up on Arrow. Most people don’t know who Wild Dog (aka ‘Jack Wheeler’) even is — but if you ever felt like mashing up Marvel’s The Punisher with TMNT’s Casey Jones… that’s Wild Dog. I mean, I can’t think of a better explanation. Considering Arrow star Stephen Amell just played Casey Jones, I assume there will be some hockey mask jokes.
Flipping from Wednesday to Thursday nights, Nick Zano has been cast as a series regular on Legends of Tomorrow as Dr. Nate Heywood. Dr. Nate Heywood is better known as his alter-ego Citizen Steel. Citizen Steel is also the grandson of Justice Society member Commander Steel, which seems like it will link in with Hourman’s appearance in the Legends of Tomorrow season finale.
Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow all return to The CW this fall.
On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast, we discuss John Boyega joining the cast of Pacific Rim 2, Kung Fury 2’s apparent development, Sacha Baron Cohen being cast as the big screen ‘Mandrake the Magician,’ we let Nick talk about Voltron, a version of Vixen will appear on Legends of Tomorrow, and Pher went to 2D Con.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is designed to have a rotating cast, and with the exit of a couple of major characters at the end of last season, a lot of people have been wondering who exactly would take their place. Well, we may know who one of those heroes is… sort of. TV Insider is reporting that Vixen is expected to join the cast of the show…
…well, at least a Vixen will.
While we’ve met Mari McCabe played by Megalyn E.K. on both the CW Seed webseries Vixen and on an episode of Arrow, her career has started to take off and is a bit too busy to appear on Legends of Tomorrow. If you recall though, the character’s powers come from a totem that has been passed down from one generation to another. Thanks to the time traveling nature of the show, the version of “Vixen” will be a different member of the family who owned the totem either before or after Megalyn E.K.’s character.
Time travel is confusing.
No word yet on who will play this other Vixen, but once she’s cast we’ll be sure to let you know. Honestly, it seems a solid way to still promote the character’s brand while the actress who usually plays the character is unavailable. I’m definitely happier to see this solution being used rather than a recasting of the role.
Legends of Tomorrow returns next season on Thursday nights on the CW.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, Gen Prock is sitting in for Nick Izumi (who is off rehearsing a play). We tackle the full cast announcement of the revived MST3K, Frank Miller’s bizarre desire to make a fourth Dark Knight installment, the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Supergirl getting a full season order, Kevin Bacon shopping around a new Tremors TV show, and what happened when Pher and Gen went to Daisho Con.
We’re big fans of the CW’s shared DC Television Universe (most commonly referred to as the “Arrow-verse” around these parts), so when Legends of Tomorrow was announced, we were pretty excited. We’ve known it was coming in early 2016 with a mid-season premiere, but we didn’t have a date… until now.
The CW has announced that Legends of Tomorrow will make its debut January 21st.
They’ve also put out a new trailer, with a ton of new footage in it. Yes we’ve gotten one before, but now that The Flash and Arrow have come back, they’ve been able to put things in it that would have otherwise been spoilery.
ComicBook.com is reporting that the character Connor Hawke will appear in the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow. In the comics, Connor Hawke is the son of Oliver Queen and his college girlfriend Sandra Hawke. For a while he took on the mantle of the Green Arrow (when Queen was presumed dead), and in the New 52 he’s known as Red Arrow.
Even though Arrow has already laid groundwork for Connor Hawke, according to ComicBook.com’s sources, this iteration will not be the son of Sandra Hawke and Oliver Queen. How much of the original origin will remain is up in the air, so for all we know he’ll just be someone really good with a bow and arrow who shares a name with a comic book character.
The Flash introduced Firestorm to the Arrowverse canon this last season, and most people were excited to see the character listed on the roster of the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow series. Firestorm is a unique character though, as he’s the amalgamation of two people.
In The Flash, the character appeared as a fusion of Victor Garber’s Martin Stein and Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond.
We’re pretty hyped about The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, which will see The Flash, (Green) Arrow, Hawkgirl, The Atom and a whole mess of other DC heroes team up to fight the immortal villain Vandal Savage. We’ve known who’s playing our heroes for a while, along with the recent news about Hawkman. What we didn’t know was who would play Savage.
Well, we do now.
It’s been reported that Casper Crump will play Vandal Savage in the series. Now I don’t watch a lot of Danish TV or movies, so I’m not super familiar with him — but at the very least he looks the part. But I think all Danish actors look like supervillains, so what do I know.
Anywho, Legends of Tomorrow is expected to premiere mid-season on The CW.
We recently reported that besides Ciara Renée’s Hawkgirl, we’d also end up seeing Hawkman show up on The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. What we didn’t know though was who’d play the Thanagarian.
That’s the current Hawkman origin, right? I have a hard time keeping track.
Well, it looks like we now know who’s stepping into the part, as (according to The Wrap) Falk Hentschel has apparently been cast. Falk Hentschel is… a guy? I mean, I checked his IMDB page and he’s been in a lot of stuff – but I think the only thing I’ve actually seen him in is his appearance as one of the “Hot Cops” on Arrested Development.
Anyway, it’s probably good casting just based on the faith I have in the producers behind The CW’s DC Television Universe. They haven’t really screwed up yet, so why should I think so now? I was going to type that he’s our first “Hot Cop” DC Superhero, but then I remembered Will Arnett voiced Lego Batman.