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Arrowverse news round-up ahead of the new seasons

September 12th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We’re just over a month away from the return of Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning and today we have a round-up of all the little details you need to know but that we just didn’t have a chance to bring you due to bigger news dropping, time etc.

So, here’s a round-up of awesome Arrowverse news we – and you – may have missed.

Firstly, will the new series of Arrow focus on a city without its hero?

“We touch upon that a little bit in the premiere, and the lack of vigilantes in Star City, but Oliver has effectively no contact with the outside world,” says star Stephen Amell.

“His day-to-day and his prison time is just that – just time.”

Arrow AKA Oliver Queen, will face a lot of people he helped put away over the years:  “He is in jail with people he put in jail [and] e have been very fortunate to get some people back on the show that you haven’t seen in a while.” Gulp.

It also seems that Oliver will have turned to the dark side on prison – most likely through necessity: “The thing I really enjoy playing in the premiere is there’s absolutely nothing heroic about Oliver. In fact, it’s kind of the opposite,” said Amell.

“If you are a fan of his, and you root for him, I would really hope the premiere makes you mad.”

New showrunner Beth Schwartz and Stephen Amell have plans for a darker hero this year:

Stunt coordinators, James Bamford had this to day: “Beth and I had a phone call with BNSP, which is our censors… a very lengthy phone call about a particular scene that we never had before. So we are really trying to push the limits on the show in the gritty factor.

“We are trying to go as far as you can go within the confines of our network and what is expected of us and what we can and can’t do. We are not on Netflix so we will never be able to X, Y, and Z, but we are damn sure going to try.”

So expect a hard-hitting first few episodes, it seems….

Batman WILL NOT appear with Batwoman! Yet.

CW president Mark Pedowitz said of the character ever appearing: “Batman already exists in the Arrowverse because last season Oliver Queen mentioned his name at one point, And Batwoman, if the series goes forward, lives in Gotham. There’s no plan at this time to have Batman appear.”

Amell wil kick ass this year… check out this fight!

The Arrowverse is safe and don’t be worrying about your heroes’ going away:

“Shows do eventually end, we have no plans yet to end one or any of them. We’ll see where we come out as the season goes on.”

Adding to this, Amell said: “[The writers] have a very clear vision of what they want season seven to be, and what I asked them to do – and it’s not up to me – but what I asked of them is to not just assume that we have an eighth season. I wanted them to write like, ‘If you have a good idea, and you have something you’ve always wanted to do or see on the show, then just do it! Do it right now!’

“I think that’s one of the things I’m getting out of what they’ve planned for season seven – we’re not writing like we’re guaranteed something beyond this, because we’re not; nobody is. I want them to really push forward and take the fact we have a certain license and a certain respect from the fans to take some chances.”

While we know Batwoman is (likely) getting her own series (here), there’s always a possibility of yet more DC shows:

Pedowitztalks about adding new shows to the line-up and had this to say: “We have to see how Sunday works (for Supergirl),” he said.

“If it does work out and there is support, I’m sure it’s a conversation with our board. I know both parent Warner Bros. and CBS are very happy with The CW’s business model. They allowed us to grow into a sixth night and hopefully a seventh. They’re very happy with how we’re growing, and I expect with the new ownership that will continue.”

It seems that Felicity is going a little bit Harley Quinn this year with her new pink hair:

Oh, and Stephen Amell has been showing off his proper Green Arrow beard:

And it seems that Nora Allen will have a super suit in the new series of The Flash (continues after images):

Interesting note: You may recall that at the end of last season Nora told Barry and Iris that the jacket she was wearing was Iris’…

Well, it IS the same jacket Iris wore when she got superspeed briefly last season (here) – we love continuity like this!

Family photo!

The Flash — Image: FLA_S5_FAMILY_PORTRAIT_1.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS and Candice Patton as Iris West Ð Allen — Credit: The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Oh, here’s new Flash villain Gridlock from the opening episode of this season, Nora:

Oh, and another poster for Season 7…

Source: Comicbook, THR, Newsarama

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….