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Both of The CW's hit superhero shows Arrow and The Flash are winding down with their third and first seasons, respectfully. There have already been crossover episodes between both shows, and The CW is even developing yet another spinoff, which will bring in select heroes and villains from each show. Today, The CW has revealed a fun new trailer, which doesn't offer any new footage from either show, but reveals how they all let off steam, by forming a "superhero fight club." The trailer begins with Oliver (Stephen Amell) introducing Barry (Grant Gustin) to a secret area of what appears to be the Palmer Industries building, where these characters all engage in hand-to-hand combat within a massive steel cage.
The trailer shows characters such as Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) and Arsenal (Colton Haynes) squaring off against the Dark Archer (John Barrowman), while Arrow squares off against Ra's al Ghul (Matthew Nable »
While both Arrow and The Flash are closing out their respective seasons on The CW, the network is developing an Arrow / Flash Spinoff, which will feature characters from both hit shows. Today we have word from Spoiler TV that the series hs been given the "tentative title" of The Atom, named after Brandon Routh's character who has already been confirmed as a part of the show. However, the site reveals that the title is not final, and it may change before production.
When the project was first announced back in February, Atom was one of four characters to be confirmed, along with Caity Lotz, who played Black Canary on Arrow before she was killed in the Season 3 premiere, and The Flash stars Victor Garber (Firestorm) and Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold). Since then, the series has added Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl, Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter. »
While many DC Comics fans are directing their attention towards the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad, The CW have been quietly building their own shared superhero universe on television.
After the spectacular ratings and attention received by the epic crossover between Arrow and The Flash, The CW are clearly intent on replicating this success on a long term basis. The currently-untitled companion series to both shows, has so far been met with an equal amount of curiosity and enthusiasm. The brand new series will collect together a team of fan-favourite secondary characters from both Arrow and The Flash, to form a weekly superhero adventure show unlike any other. The spin-off will (so far) star Brandon Routh as The Atom, Victor Garber as (one half of) Firestorm, Caity Lotz as (the currently deceased) Black Canary, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold and finally, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave. »
- Ben Read
The CW’s Arrow-Flash spinoff has gained the second of its three brand new DC-comics characters: time traveler Rip Hunter. Cast in the chrono-hoppin’ role is British actor Arthur Darvill, known for stints on ITV’s Broadchurch and that other time-traveling institution Doctor Who. In the as-yet unnamed spinoff series, he’s set to step into the shoes of Hunter, who Deadline describes as a “roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit.”
Here’s a lengthier description of the character:
Described as a “Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances. »
- Gem Seddon
Here’s more news from the still-unnamed The Flash-Arrow spin-off, which will feature a gaggle of super heroes that somehow (Somehow!) have not yet been involved in the already over-stuffed DC universe. Deadline reports that Arthur Darvill, the young British actor who many may know from his recent work on Doctor Who, is set to portray time-traveling lumberjack-type Rip Hunter in the series, which will be helmed by Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim. Of course, its unclear if the Hunter of this narrative will be the bearded juggernaut that appears in the DC pages, or if his costume will be anything like the gloriously ridiculous red-and-green suit that the time explorer dons in the comics. [caption id="attachment_364528" align="alignright" width="348"] Image via The CW[/caption] The announcement of Darvill’s inclusion in the show comes on the heels of Ciara Renée being cast as Hawkgirl. Both of these characters »
- Chris Cabin
Deadline reports that Ciara Renee will play Hawkgirl -- whose real name is Kendra Saunders -- in the still-untitled series, which will bring together the casts of the above superhero series as well as some new characters. Per the trade:
In the new series, Saunders is a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker Hawkgirl.
... Renée joins Brandon Routh (Arrow's Ray Palmer/The Atom), Wentworth Miller (The Flash's Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (The Flash's Mick Rory/Heat Wave), Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein) and Caity Lotz whose role is still Tbd.
Renee, a relative newcomer, is currently best-known for her work on Broadway, »
- Katie Roberts
While Marvel took over the known world with its superhero blockbusters, their closest rival, DC, snuck in through the back door and quietly invaded our homes through the medium of television. Thanks largely to the impressive work of producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, we’re now living in a golden age of TV shows based on superheroes. Comic book geeks have never had it so good… aside from that time Black Widow was all tied up at the beginning of The Avengers… and when Chris Evans frequently lost his clothes in Captain America: The First Avenger… and when – argh stop me now.
Within the space of just three TV seasons, the CW has introduced a number of established comic book characters through Arrow and The Flash, creating its own universe which will remain separate from its cinematic counterpart in the future. Fortunately, big plans are afoot for the “Arrowverse, »
- David Opie
Darvill will play The Traveler, a cocksure and roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit. He is based on the DC character Rip Hunter.
There was speculation that character could be Booster Gold, turns out rather it is Booster's son from the comics.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
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Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) must retrace his own footsteps after being transported back in time, as the Us superhero series continues.
Embarking on an affair with estate agent Niall (Edward MacLiam), Kathy is soon faced with a difficult moral conundrum.
Critical: Sky1, 9pm
If you have a strong stomach, Sky1's adrenaline-fuelled medical drama Critical is recommended viewing.
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If Arthur Darvill was one of your favourite things about the Ponds-in-the-tardis tenure of Doctor Who, you’re in luck – the former Rory Williams actor has signed up for a hefty role in another geeky TV show, the crossover/spin-off show from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash.
The actor – who you might also know from Broadchurch, or his stint in the West End version of Once - picked up one of those rumoured roles we reported on earlier this month. Specifically, he’s landed the role that we then knew as ‘the traveller’ (“a Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission”).
Now, though, we know that his character is officially Rip Hunter, »
The CW has added two familiar DC Comics characters to the cast of the upcoming Arrow/Flash spin-off, with Ciara Renee (Law & Order: Svu) set to play Kendra Saunders, a.k.a. Hawkgirl, and Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) signing on as Rip Hunter.
The character description for Kendra Saunders describes her as “a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker…Hawkgirl.”
Meanwhile, Rip Hunter is described as “a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit.”
The as-yet-untitled spin-off is being eyed for a midseason premiere, and also features Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Victor Garber (Martin Stein/Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell »
- Gary Collinson
The CW Network has added yet another actor to its Arrow / Flash Spinoff cast, bringing aboard Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill to play DC Comics character Rip Hunter. We reported earlier this month that the spinoff will feature three characters from the DC Comics who have never been featured on a TV show before, with Rip Hunter being the second of these mystery roles to be cast. Here's the description of his character, previously known as "The Traveler," from this month's earlier report.
"Described as a "Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances."
The news comes just hours after »
Arthur Darvill in 2013 (Getty)
Joining Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold/Leonard Snart), Brandon Routh (The Atom/Ray Palmer), Victor Garber (Prof. Stein), Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave/Mick Rory) and Caity Lotz (in an unnamed role) are "Doctor Who" alum Arthur Darvill and actress Ciara Renee.
Arthur will play Rip Hunter, in a series regular role of a time traveler, who uses his charm to hide the fact that he's responsible for history.
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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
While Marvel comics have enjoyed success on the big screen over the years, their counterpart DC Comics has similarly found success on the small screen. The company’s most notable two shows have been Arrow and The Flash, both of which have enjoyed critical and commercial success on The CW. The world that the two shows have created led to the announcement that the channel was developing a new spinoff series that would be set in the same universe. Now the as-yet-untitled series has cast its first two original characters, as the creators have tapped Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill to play Rip Hunter and newcomer Ciara Renée to play Hawkgirl.
The duo will be joining a number of already-established characters and castmembers from both shows, as the series has already confirmed the casting of Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Victor Garber, Dominic Purcell, and Caity Lotz in the spinoff. Of the group, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Rip Hunter has been cast in the untitled Arrow/The Flash spinoff, and The CW has found an actor who is no stranger to time travel. Doctor Who alum Arthur Darvill is in final talks to play The Traveler, a character they describe as "a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit." We heard that the series would feature a time traveller, but many fans believed that it would be Booster Gold. Hunter led a team of time-travelling heroes when he was first introduced; could the likes of The Atom and Captain Cold be part of that? Darvill is also known for appearing in ITV drama Broadchurch. The actor joins a cast which includes Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber, and Caity Lotz. How do you guys feel about this latest casting addition? »
As TVLine correctly predicted (hey, we’re 1-for-2!), Darvill’s character is Rip Hunter, a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit.
RelatedFlash Boss, Mark Hamill Preview the Trickster’s Return, Rogues’ Alliance
As previously reported, the proposed “team-up »
Once a Trickster, always a Trickster, and that’s bad news for Barry Allen.
RelatedArrow/Flash Spinoff Swoops In and Casts Pippin Star as Hawkgirl
A self-professed fan of the comics and the original CBS show before he even appeared on it, Hamill tuned into the CW incarnation from the very first episode. “I even thought, since they were doing Mirror Master, Weather Wizard and »
Rising star Ciara Renee has signed on to play Kendra Saunders, a.k.a. Hawkgirl in The CW's Arrow/Flash Spinoff. Earlier this month, we reported that the series will introduce three characters from the DC Comics who have never been seen on TV before. One of these characters was known as the "Female Warrior," described as, "a twentysomething Latina who is pretty but unassuming, book smart and socially awkward by day." The character becomes a "fierce warrior" by night, to the extent, "that sometimes she can become a threat to others." Hawkgirl was previously featured on Smallville and in the animated series Justice League, so this character might not be the "Female Warrior" in question. Though it should be noted that the Smallville version of the character was Kenrda's Aunt Shayera Hall.
"...Ciara Renée has been cast as 'Kenra Saunders' aka 'Hawkgirl' in the new series, a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries.
"When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the name 'Hawkgirl'..."
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- Michael Stevens
Ciara Renée primarily a stage actress, who appeared on Broadway in "Pippin" and "Big Fish," while also making a mark in the workshop productions of "Hamilton," "Three Little Pigs," and "Bull Durham," in addition to several regional credits, has been cast in the CW’s proposed "Arrow"/"Flash" spin-off series, playing Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl, which is a lead role. Quite a quick climb for the young actress, who only just graduated from University in May 2013, from Baldwin Wallace, with a Musical Theater degree. The spinoff project featuring characters from both "Arrow" and "The Flash" will star Brandon Routh (as Ray/The Atom) and Caity Lotz (formerly Sara/Canary), as well as The Flash‘s Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold) and Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein aka half of Firestorm). Ciara Renée's Hawkgirl/Kendra Saunders character is...
- Tambay A. Obenson
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