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It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled crotches and severed noggins and still leaves you checking your watch every 10 minutes. But that’s the dubious accomplishment of this visually arresting but grimly repetitive exercise in style, set against a sordid neo-noir landscape populated almost exclusively by tormented tough guys and femme-fatale fetish objects. Nearly a decade after the first “Sin City” grossed more than $158 million worldwide, it’s doubtful whether the directors’ overlapping fanbases can muster the same level of excitement for a picture about which the best one can really say is, “It sure beats ‘The Spirit.’ ”
- Justin Chang
Arrow, starring Stephen Amell, is The CW's most watched television program at 3.9 million viewers. With Grant Gustin, introduced in Season 2 as Barry Allen a.k.a.. The Flash, seemingly poised to become just as popular as Amell, it's probably fair to ask - What other superheroes and super villains introduced on Arrow are deserving of their own spinoff? Is a Huntress spinoff starring Jessica de Gouw a good idea? Would a Suicide Squad show, starring Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), Diggle (David Ramsey), Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson), Deadshot, (Michael Rowe), Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) and perhaps Harley Quinn find an audience? There's also appears to be a Birds of Prey team forming on Arrow with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Huntress, Katana (Devon Aoki) and Black Canary (Caity Lotz or Katie Cassidy) all in play. And lastly, we have Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) cooling his heels in the makeshift Super Max prison »
During the San Diego Comic-Con it was revealed that Ra’s al Ghul will serve as the main bad guy for the upcoming third season of The CW’s Arrow. We’re still waiting on a casting announcement, but a potential character description has emerged online via Reddit, which – if true – suggests that the producers will be taking a cue from Tom Hardy’s Bane when it comes to the depiction of the Demon’s Head. The following allegedly comes from the 50th episode of A, entitled ‘The Magician’, which is currently filming now:
Ra’s al Ghul. Male, 40s-50s. Open ethnicity. Accent preferrred. An iconic villain from the pages of DC Comics. Leader of the League of Assassins. Regal, mysterious, of a bygone era. Proud and unforgiving. Ra’s is a ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts, and a shaper of history. He carries the wisdom of the ages, »
- Gary Collinson
Manhunter is the newest DC Comics character set to appear in Season 3 of The CW's "Arrow," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Medium" and "Bates Motel" star David Cubitt will play Mark Shaw, who eventually becomes Manhunter and is an A.R.G.U.S. operative who John Diggle (David Ramsey) encounters. Other characters along for the ride this season are Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who becomes Atom; Ted Grant (J.R. Ramirez), who becomes Wildcat; Katana (Devon Aoki); a new Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare); Felicity's mother (Charlotte Ross); and Maseo (Karl Yune). Ra's al Ghul, a notorious DC villain, will provide much of the conflict this season. The character was featured prominently in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" and was played by Liam Neeson. "We have a really clever way »
The CW has added yet another DC Comics character to the upcoming third season of Arrow, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Medium star David Cubitt has joined The CW superhero show in the role of Mark Shaw, a.k.a. Manhunter, who will be portrayed as “an A.R.G.U.S. operative in Corto Maltese who crosses paths with Diggle (David Ramsey).”
Cubitt joins fellow new additions Brandon Routh (The Atom), Devon Aoki (Katana), Karl Yune (Maseo Yamashiro), J.R. Ramirez (Wildcat) and Peter Stormare (Count Vertigo) in the third season of Arrow, which also features returning 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
(Cbr) "Medium's" David Cubitt has been cast as Mark Shaw (Aka Manhunter) in the upcoming season of "Arrow." The "Arrow" cast for season three continues to expand to the far corners of the DC Universe, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that "Medium" star David Cubitt has been cast as Mark Shaw, an A.R.G.U.S. agent in Corto Maltese that crosses paths with David Ramsey's character John Diggle. In the comics, Mark Shaw was one of the many who assumed the mantle of Manhunter -- though, there's no guarantee that he'll become the character in "Arrow." In season two of the series, District Attorney Kate Spencer -- another DC Character that assumed the Manhunter identity -- was killed by the end of the season before anything more about her background could be revealed. Mark Shaw's first appearance is slated for the third episode of the upcoming season of "Arrow. »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
Arrow's version of Mark Shaw will be an A.R.G.U.S. operative in Corto Maltese, who crosses paths with Diggle (David Ramsey). Shaw also has connections to The Suicide Squad in the comics, a group of villains that was introduced in Season 2, when they all took on a mission for Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson).
DC role casting for the upcoming third season of Arrow continues, and this time the series will introduce someone with close ties to Oliver’s right-hand man, John Diggle. According to THR, Medium star David Cubitt has landed a “meaty” guest role, in the form of DC Comics character Mark Shaw, a.k.a. Manhunter.
When I first came across the article I thought that Cubitt would be playing one of my favorite DC heroes, Martian Manhunter, but unfortunately that’s not the case. Manhunter is a moniker that’s been taken on by several characters over the years, including Kate Spencer – who appeared and died on Arrow toward the end of last season. Shaw has a connection to the Suicide Squad, which will likely be taking even more prominence in the series this year.
There are several possible directions the character could go this season, as the writers could »
- James Garcia
It's been nearly a decade since "Sin City" hit theaters, but fans will soon be able to return to the seedy, crime-ridden cesspool known as Basin City in the upcoming "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Dimension held a press conference earlier today with stars Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, where they discussed the sequel's original storylines, green screen technique, the possibility of further "Sin City" yarns and Alba's dance moves. Based on Miller's Dark Horse Comics series, the sequel includes two chapters based on existing storylines -- "A Dame to Kill For" and the brief "Just Another Saturday Night" -- plus the original stories "The Fat Loss" (originally titled "Nancy's Last Dance") and "The Long, Bad Night." It brings together characters seen in the first film -- Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Mickey Rouke as Marv, »
- Dave Lewis
As we get closer to Arrow‘s third season premiere, more and more actors are joining the cast, which in turn brings more DC Comics characters to the series. Over the last few weeks we’ve seen characters like The Atom (played by former Superman Brandon Routh), a new Count Vertigo (Fargo alum Peter Stormare), Katana (Sin City‘s Devon Aoki) and Wildcat (House of Payne‘s J.R. Ramirez) added to the roster, with season “big bad” Ra’s Al Ghul yet to be cast.
With all the superheroes and villains joining the series, it’s easy to forget that regular, human characters are needed for the show, too. According to TV Guide, one such character has just been cast: Felicty Smoak’s mother, played by NYPD Blue actress Charlotte Ross.
- James Garcia
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
Over the weekend, Arrow producers revealed that another hero will be emerging in Season 3, with the addition of Ted Grant, a.k.a. Wildcat, although the producers didn't announce who will play the character. Today, Deadline reveals that J.R. Ramirez has signed on to portray Wildcat.
Wildcat, who was created by Bill Finger and Irwin Hasen, first appeared in Sensation Comics #1 in 1942, a former boxer who doesn't have any superpowers, but uses his advanced fighting skills. There was a point in the comics where he was given the ability to return from the dead nine times.
In Arrow, Ted Grant runs a Starling City gym where he helps underprivileged children, who is hiding a mysterious past. He will have a pivotal impact on Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) and her story line this season. The role is being envisioned as "potentially recurring," but it isn't known how many episodes he is currently slated for, »
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
While the superhero genre has blossomed on the big screen over the last decade, the small screen has seen relatively fewer attempts at the genre. One notable exception, however, is the CW show Arrow, which has garnered both commercial and critical praise over the course of its two seasons, leading to excitement at the announcement that the show had been renewed for a third season. Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, and David Ramsey reprise their roles in the new season, with Brandon Routh and Devon Aoki joining the cast. Following the show’s panel at Comic-Con 2014, a trailer for the third season has now been released, and can be seen below.
Edit: A second version of the trailer has also been released, with a new ending, which can be seen below.
The post ‘Arrow’ gets a trailer (with two versions) for its upcoming third season appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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
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 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
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