September 18, 2014
IGN reports that actor Nick Tarabay has been cast as Captain Boomerang for season three of Arrow — and it’s not a huge stretch to guess that he’ll eventually cross over to the Flash series as well. Tarabay is best-known for playing Ashur on the television series Spartacus.
The TV series’ Captain Boomerang is described as a “former A.R.G.U.S operative, highly skilled in martial arts and espionage, with a deadly thirst for vengeance against his former employers.” It is reported that he’ll appear in episodes 7 and 8 of Arrow; as IGN notes, episode #8 is the crossover with the Flash series.
There have been unofficial rumblings of a potential Suicide Squad series for a while now, and when I saw Arrow‘s Stephen Amell at Fan Expo last month he said he wanted the team to guest-star in multiple episodes. One wonders if Digger will eventually be joining the Squad.
September 15, 2014
Some surprise casting news: the Flash TV Show has officially added the role of Dr. Tina McGee, a regular from the early days of Wally West’s solo Flash comic and co-star of the 1990 TV Flash series…and they’ve got Amanda Pays back to play the character! (via CBR.)
Rather than a scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs, this version of Dr. McGee works for a rival firm.
“When we decided to bring Tina onto our version of ‘The Flash,’ who better to get than the amazing actress who originated the part?” “Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg is quoted by Variety. “Like with John Wesley Shipp, we are so proud and excited to have another actor from the original series join us on our new adventures for Barry Allen.”
No word yet on which episode she’ll appear in, or whether the role is intended to be recurring.
September 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that Dominic Purcell has been cast as Heat Wave…and he’ll be teaming up with Captain Cold in Episode 10!
Captain Cold debuts in episode four, and is played by Wenworth Miller. Amusingly, the two actors last worked together on the show Prison Break, where they played brothers…appropriate given the almost sibling rivalry that Heat Wave and Captain Cold tend to display. (via Flash TV News)
August 21, 2014
Hypable reports that actor Greg Finley has been cast as Girder in the upcoming Flash TV series. He’ll apparently appear in episodes 6 and 7, the latter which he’ll share with Clock King.
Girder gets his powers from the same particle accelerator accident that empowers Barry, and the two have a lifelong connection: Girder used to bully Barry when they were children. After the accident, he learns that he can “transform his skin into living metal”, and utilizes his new abilities for crime. (Assuming this description is accurate, it sounds like his TV incarnation will be more like Colossus than comicsverse Girder.)
Finley has appeared on such shows as Star-Crossed and The Secret Life Of The American Teenager.
August 11, 2014
Two Flash TV series updates:
Clancy Brown will play General Wade Eiling in a recurring role. “The General” will appear first in episode 5 as the leader of a black-ops team pursuing Plastique. Eiling comes out of the Captain Atom corner of the DCU and has been an ally/enemy of the Justice League and Suicide Squad as his own motivations coincide with and diverge from their agendas.
You may recall Clancy Brown’s voice as Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe Superman and Justice League cartoons.
The Clock King returns in Episode 7, played as in Arrow by Robert Knepper. I seem to recall that Episode 8 was to be the actual crossover between the two series, but I could be misremembering or they might be changing plans.
July 18, 2014
TV Line reports that Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has been cast as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, and will appear in Episode 4. Additionally, Ronnie Raymond (Firestorm) will be joined by Martin Stein at some point.
Barry’s suit was also a point of contention, as it’s not quite as vibrant as in the comics. Berlanti noted that designer Colleen Atwood went through a series of different looks and that the team will be “evolving the suit over time. … It will become more vibrant and red” as the series progresses.
Several episode titles have been revealed:
Episode 2: The Fastest Man Alive
Episode 3: Things You Can’t Outrun
Episode 4: Going Rogue (update)
William Sadler (Iron Man 3) will play Simon Stagg in Episode 2, suggesting a possible Metamorpho appearance down the line.
Update: TV Guide confirms an Arrow crossover, with Episode 8 of each show forming a two-parter, and THR reports Geoff Johns saying that Arrow/Flash and DC’s movies “are separate worlds.”
Update: Arrow’s Felicity Smoak will guest-star in “Going Rogue” Flash TV News has also rounded up the publicity stills released so far.