Flash/Legends TV Casting and News Round-Up.

Some more information has come out over the last week regarding Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow:

Legends of Tomorrow is being described as an “anthology” show like American Horror Story. The team’s campaign against Vandal Savage is the story for season one, and if the series gets picked up for a second season, they’ll have a new villain, and probably a different team of heroes.

Along with Hawkgirl, Hawkman will appear on Flash and Arrow before moving on to Legends of Tomorrow.

Former wrestler Adam Copeland has been filming as Atom-Smasher, who appears as a villain early in Flash Season 2. The best-known Atom Smasher in DC Comics is JSA hero Al Rothstein, but there is an obscure Flash villain called Atom Smasher as well: Manfred Mota’s first criminal identity from the Flash 50th Anniversary Special way back in 1990. (Mota fought Jay Garrick as Atom Smasher once, then fought Barry Allen as Professor Fallout, then battled Wally West as Fusionn, before becoming transformed into living plutonium. He resurfaced – literally – centuries later, leading to John Fox gaining super-speed and becoming his era’s Flash.)

Double Down will be appearing on Arrow, portrayed by J.R. Bourne (Teen Wolf, Stargate SG-1). In the comics, Jeremy Tell is a minor Flash villain possessed by a cursed pack of cards which has become his skin. He can peel them off and launch them as weapons. Double Down made his debut in 2001’s Iron Heights special by Geoff Johns and Ethan van Sciver. He’s appeared periodically since then, but hasn’t had the same level of attention as the rest of the “New Rogues” created during Johns’ tenure .

ComicBook.com has a preview of the Season Zero finale issue, focusing on Caitlin Snow and another of her former mentors gone bad.

In other speedster news, Evan Peters promises an even bigger Quicksilver scene in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse.

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