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During the big Warner Bros. / DC Television panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that Ted Grant – a.k.a. Wildcat – is set to appear in the upcoming third season of Arrow, and now Deadline has revealed that J.R. Ramirez (Power) has signed on to portray the character in The CW show.
Arrow’s incarnation of Grant is described as “a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth. A man with a mysterious past, he will play a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s arc this season”, so expect him to train Laurel on her path to becoming the Black Canary.
The third season of Arrow is set to get underway on Wednesday, October 8th, with Brandon Routh (The Atom), Devon Aoki (Katana), Karl Yune (Maseo Yamashiro) and Peter Stormare (Count Vertigo) set to the returning Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), David Ramsey (John Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards »
- Gary Collinson
The CW released the first Arrow season 3 trailer on Friday. On Saturday, Stephen Amell announced that Ra's al Ghul will be the big bad in season 3, so The CW has released a new extended trailer that adds about 30 seconds of Ra's al Ghul footage at the end of the clip. Ra's al Ghul was referenced several times in season 2, so fans guessed this was coming. His presence in this footage is represented by camera pans across a faceless costume and ominous voice-over, so it will be interesting to see who the Arrow team casts as the immortal villain. Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Wolland and Caity Lotz along with new cast members Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and Brandon Routh, Arrow season 3 returns October 8. Check out the first look at Ra's al Ghul after the jump. Some background on Ra's al Ghul from the comics: Ra's al Ghul »
- Brendan Bettinger
After much fan speculation about Arrow‘s “Big Bad” for season three, it’s finally been made official: the Demon’s Head himself, Ra’s al Ghul, is making his way to Starling City.
The news was announced at San Diego Comic-Con during the Warner Bros./DC TV panel in Hall H late Saturday night. The announcement was followed by some comments from executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who stated that the seeds for Ra’s’ arrival had been planted very early on:
“It really happened very organically in the sense that we had this notion that in episode 16 we were going to reveal that Malcolm Merlyn was trained by the League of Assassins and that’s because that’s because of the comic book. We were like, you know what we’re going to do? We’re going to get away with a little reference about a guy in Nanda Parbat who changed his life. »
- James Garcia
For those unfamiliar, Ted Grant is a championship boxer in DC Comics, who became entangled in the criminal underworld and developed the costumed identity Wildcat to clear his name. Created by Batman creator Bill Finger and artist Irwin Hasen in 1942, Wildcat is a seminal member of the Justice Society of America, and trained several members of the Justice League including Black Canary and Batman.
Nothing is known about his part in Arrow, such as when it will take place, how long he’ll be on the show, or who could play him, but executive producer Marc Guggenheim stated that he’ll have “some interaction with Laurel,” meaning he’s probably tasked with training her »
- James Garcia
One things fans can never complain about the CW’s Arrow is a lack of DC Comics characters. Over the course of the show’s two seasons we’ve seen countless villains and heroes from the comics, and that trend will continue as we head into year three. We’ve already seen characters like Ray Palmer a.k.a. The Atom (played by Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh), the New 52 version of Count Vertigo (Fargo‘s Peter Stormare) and Katana (Sin City‘s Devon Aoki) join the ranks, and now we have two more names to add to that list.
The first new addition is Ted Grant, a.k.a. Wildcat, a championship boxer who served as a mentor and trainer to several younger heroes including Black Canary and Batman. He’s a seminal member of the Justice Society of America, and has been seen in several DC animated series like »
- James Garcia
“Who is Red Reddington?” asked several giant-sized posters spread around last year’s Comic-Con. That was before the debut of NBC’s The Blacklist, everyone’s new favorite James Spader Delivery System, which became a shining freshman star in a rough TV season. But even though the show was a success, in some ways, it never quite answered that central question. Or anyhow, it never provided final clarity on one key mystery: Is Red actually the long-thought-dead father of FBI agent Elizabeth Keen?
Don’t expect a for-sure answer to that question anytime soon. At the Blacklist’s 2014 Comic-Con panel, »
- Darren Franich
Earlier today we brought you the Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panels from yesterday’s Comic-Con festivities [watch it here], but for any DC fans feeling a little left out we now have the full panel for The CW’s Arrow which features stars Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne, John Barrowman, Willa Holland, Colton Haynes and David Ramsey alongside executive producers Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti. Take a look below, and if you’re yet to catch the first look trailer for season 3, you can also watch it here…
The third season of Arrow is set to get underway on Wednesday, October 8th, with Brandon Routh (The Atom), Devon Aoki (Katana), Karl Yune (Maseo Yamashiro) and Peter Stormare (Count Vertigo) set to the returning Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), David Ramsey (John Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), Colton Haynes (Roy Harper), John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), Katie Cassidy »
- Gary Collinson
The CW have released a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated third season of Arrow. The first half of this new preview is a spoiler-filled recap of last year’s run of episodes, so if you’re waiting on the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release, then you may want to avoid watching the footage below!
So, what does it tell us about season three of Arrow? Well, for a start, we see the debut of Superman Returns star Brandon Routh as The Atom, as well as the new Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare), a look at The Canary and Arsenal, as well as the reveal that Starling City will be renamed Star City (just like in the comics).
Also below is the full Comic-Con panel for Arrow featuring the cast and crew discussing their plans for season three. What do you guys think about this first look at Arrow, season three? »
- Josh Wilding
In addition to picking up Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and Brandon Routh for its third season, The CW’s Arrow held a panel today at the San Diego Comic-Con where unveiled a trailer for the aforementioned (and apparently action packed) Season 3. To be honest, I’ve never seen an episode but what I’m seeing here looks like it hits its intended target. Arrow stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Wolland and Caity Lotz. It returns on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm Et/Pt. Hit the jump for the Arrow Season 3 trailer. For more on the show and its spinoff, The Flash, check out our interview with writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg. We’ll also have more on the panel shortly. Here's the official synopsis for Arrow: After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered »
- Evan Dickson
The CW revealed the first trailer for Season 3 of Arrow during the show's Comic-Con panel earlier today, which offers our first look at some of the new characters coming to Starling City this fall. Peter Stormare's Vertigo, Brandon Routh's Ray Palmer/Atom and Karl Yune's Maseo Yamashiro are featured in this new footage, along with Colton Haynes in his new Arsenal costume and the return of Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/Black Canary. Take a look at the footage, then read on for more details.
Towards the end of the footage, a bloodied Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is briefly seen, causing fans to wonder if the popular character will survive this season. According to a live blog from Digital Spy, the producers joked, "It's just a little boo-boo," while explaining that the actress herself couldn't be present at the panel because she is currently filming.
They also »
In anticipation for the Arrow panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the CW has released the first trailer for the upcoming third season, which is packed to the gills with new footage.
After a heart-pounding second season, Arrow is really going to need to hit the ground running. Judging by this new trailer, it looks like the series’ impressive momentum is still intact, and things are off to an intense start. We’ve see Roy suited up as Arsenal and fighting alongside Oliver, and Sara Lance returning to Starling as the Canary. On top of that, we’ve got Fargo alum Peter Stormare looking mighty intimidating as the new Count Vertigo, and our first glimpse at former Superman Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer a.k.a. The Atom.
Things look to be shaking up on the personal side too, as it looks like Oliver and Diggle have a falling out, while »
- James Garcia
The first trailer for Arrow Season 3 hits the action-packed bull’s-eye, as revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday evening.
Related Arrow Ep Teases Next Big Bad, a Big ‘Date’ and Non-Oliver Flashbacks
Following a refresher on Oliver’s alliances and adversaries from the CW hit’s sophomore run, we get loads of new footage — including an Oliver/Diggle quarrel, that date, Brandon Routh’s introduction as Ray Palmer (aka The Atom) and a taste of Oliver’s Hong Kong flashbacks.
The Arrow panel has just drawn to a close at Comic-Con, during which a first look trailer for the upcoming third season was screened to those lucky enough to be in attendance. And for those of us who weren’t, The CW has been kind enough to release it online, and we’ve got it for you right here…
“In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow. »
- Gary Collinson
DreamWorks Animation previewed the upcoming Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar yesterday at Comic Con and today they've brought online the poster for the movie along with a clip. Here's the movie's plot: Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then... you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world. Along with Cumberbatch and Malkovich, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong and Peter Stormare and is set to hit theaters on November 26. Check out the clip and poster below. yt id="9AhcFGohEX0" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
While San Diego Comic-Con marches on, we'll share a few newly released posters from the following films: Horns - Director Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as a man who grows a pair of horns from his head after his girlfriend's mysterious death opens on October 31st. Penguins of Madagascar - Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith direct Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare in the spin-off film that opens November 26th. The Book of Life - Writer-director Jorge R. Gutierrez's animated journey featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube, and Placido Domingo opens in 3D on October 17th. Hit the jump to take a look at the full-size posters along with the films' synopses. Horns (via IGN) Blamed for the death of his longtime »
- Dave Trumbore
Coinciding with DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar panel at the San Diego Comic-Con today, the first poster for the Madagascar spin-off has arrived online, and we’ve got it for you right here…
Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know) to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.
The Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK, with a voice cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Watch the first trailer here.
The post Sdcc: First poster for Penguins of Madagascar appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
What do you make of Arsenal’s look?
The third season of Arrow is set to get underway on Wednesday, October 8th, with Brandon Routh (The Atom), Devon Aoki (Katana), Karl Yune (Maseo Yamashiro) and Peter Stormare (Count Vertigo) set to join series regulars Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen, David Ramsey (John Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), Colton Haynes (Roy Harper), John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) and Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance).
- Gary Collinson
Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen has tussled with Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) across the past two seasons of Arrow, and so far the producers of the DC superhero show have been keeping the new villain for the upcoming third season under wraps. However, that may not be the case for much longer, with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg telling EW that the new bad guy will be cast “soon”, as well as teasing their motivation.
“Slade had a very specific agenda—he was out for revenge and had set up this elaborate five-year plot. What’s interesting about the villain in season three is that he doesn’t necessarily disagree with [Oliver]. He doesn’t have any personal animus towards the Arrow, and he actually in some ways has a very similar worldview. [But] the Arrow is thinking too small. In some ways, as Oliver is struggling with »
- Gary Collinson
Nicolas Cage has done a great job choosing roles lately, with great turns in films like David Gordon Green’s Joe and the Paco Cabezas revenge film, Rage (formerly titled Tokarev). The latter, an exceptionally written and directed take on how one’s past can and most likely Will catch up with them is set to hit DVD/Bluray this August 12th, via Image Entertainment. Having seen the film earlier this year, on its VOD run (here), we can definitely vouch for this one, as it’s a pretty intense and emotional, tough as nails thriller. If Cage keeps putting out films like these, then the internet meme persona he’s unfortunately acquired in recent years can finally fade away, making people realize that he’s an exceptional actor (you’re lying if you say that you’re not a fan of Raising Arizona, and his Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas »
- Jerry Smith
Stormare takes over from Seth Gabel who played 'The Count' in Season One and Season Two of "Arrow". Stormare will now be known as 'Vertigo', aka 'Werner Zytle'. The character debuted in DC's "World's Finest Comics" #251 (July 1978).
The character was the last descendant of the royal family that ruled the small eastern European country of 'Vlatava' that was taken over by the Soviets and later became devastated by the 'Spectre'.
"...'Count Vertigo' first appeared in 'Star City', where he attempted to steal back the jewels his parents had sold when they escaped to England after the war. The victim of a hereditary inner ear defect that affected his balance, Vertigo had a small electronic device implanted in his right temple that compensated this problem.
"Tinkering with the device, »
- Michael Stevens
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