A character on The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, or DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be coming out this season.
“One of the characters on one of the shows is going to be exploring their sexuality and coming out,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday. “We’re very excited about that.”
Dolph Lundgren has joined the cast of Arrow as the new villain for season 5, the executive producers announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday.
“In our flashbacks in Russia — we’re set in Russia this season — we are going to be bringing in Dolph Lundgren as one of our big bads,” executive producer Wendy Mericle revealed.
There’s still about a month until Greg Berlanti’s superhero shows return to The CW, but the network dropped some clues about the upcoming seasons of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Wednesday.
Here’s what we learned from the synopses of the new seasons:
Arrow (Returns Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET)
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… all of the DC heroes from the CW line-up together.
Sunday, Stephen Amell gave fans a first glimpse of the four-way DC crossover — that’s Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl — coming to the CW later this year. The photo, featuring the boots of DC TV’s heavy-hitters was presumably part of a special photoshoot promoting the series’ fall premieres.
Since Arrow premiered in 2012, the show has gone on to incorporate all sorts of fantastical elements, including spin-offs with The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and the animated Vixen, as well as an element of mysticism with recent villain Damian Dark. Heading into season 5, executive producer Wendy Mercile teased a back-to-basics feel for the next big threat.
Blindspot star Joe Dinicol has landed a recurring role on Arrow in season 5, EW has learned exclusively.
Dinicol, who played Patterson’s ill-fated boyfriend David on the NBC series, will portray Rory Regan, the mystical DC Comics vigilante known as Ragman. Fresh from a personal tragedy, Rory hopes to find answers in Star City, where he ultimately crosses paths with Green Arrow (Stephen Amell).
Dinicol, whose credits also include The L.A. Complex and Grey’s Anatomy, will first appear in the second episode of season 5.
A new season of Arrow, a new villain for the Green Arrow to face.
As revealed during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday, Oliver (Stephen Amell) will be going up against a new archer adversary named Prometheus — though he’s not the DC Comics character created by Grant Morrison. “[It’s] a new character, someone who fits into the theme of legacy this year that’s going to be driving all of our characters, including the big bad,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim said. “He’s pretty badass.”
With most of Team Arrow going its separate ways in the season 4 finale, what does this mean for the future of Arrow? We hope to get some answers on that and much more during the Arrow panel at Comic-Con on Saturday. To prepare for the big event, EW is here to give you a refresher on where the super series ended its most recent season:
Superheroes are taking over Saturday at Comic-Con 2016, with Marvel and DC dominating the July 23 lineup.
Malcolm Merlyn is going to be very busy this year.
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