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By Alex Zalben

Yup, that looks about right. As just tweeted by "Arrow" star Stephen Amell, here's your first look at how Black Canary will show up on the small screen.

On last week's episode, we got a quick look at the Canary in action, and here she is in full... Interesting to note that unlike her comic book counterpart, she's got no fishnets, she DOES have a mask, and carries a sword (unlike, say, having a super powerful sonic scream). Here's Amell's full tweet: Read More...

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by Ryan Rigley

Last week's return of "Arrow" to the CW marks the beginning of a new wave of DC television series. Not only have Warner Bros. and DC announced their plans for a "Flash" spinoff series sometime next year but they've also made mention of a Jim Gordon-centric "Gotham" TV series over at FOX.

Marvel Studios may be killing it in the Cinematic Universe, but it seems like DC has television on lock. In fact, DC has always been pretty proficient with their TV series. Case in point being "Swamp Thing: The Series," a TV show based on a DC character made popular by Alan Moore in the 80's. With Guillermo del Toro's plans to include Swamp Thing in his "Justice League Dark" film, we think now's as good a time as any to reflect back on the "Swamp Thing" TV series. Read More...

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So, this happened. At New York Comic-Con, Troy Baker - who plays The Joker in the upcoming video game "Batman: Arkham Origins," read The Joker's iconic monologue from "The Killing Joke" using the Joker voice: Read More...

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By Charles Webb

It's only been a month since DC and the CW announced that they'd found their would-be Flash in actor Grant Gustin. Technically, Gustin would be playing police forensic investigator before something causes him to make his fateful transformation into the fastest man alive.

But given the (relatively) grounded nature of the DC television universe, what kind of impact will having an actual, super-powered hero have on the vigilante and his world? Read More...

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By Ryan Rigley

Taking place a few months after the events of the season one finale, last night's "Arrow," entitled "City of Heroes," starts off with what you assume is a flashback but is then revealed to be present day Oliver Queen running through the dense forests of Lian Yu. Apparently, he has not taken the death of his best friend, Tommy Merlyn, well at all. Never the less, Diggle and Felicity somehow manage to find Oliver on this mysterious island in the middle of nowhere and successfully persuade him to come back to Starling City.

In the wake of Malcolm Merlyn's wrath, the Glade lies in ruin with the percentage of homeless people in Starling City now at an all time high. Not to mention the hundreds of people that were killed during the season finale. Returning to his hometown, Oliver makes one thing perfectly clear; he's not back to be the hood. He's back to protect his family and Queen Consolidated.

At Club Verdant, which is now apparently owned by the youngest member of the Queen family, Thea and Roy make out passionately in a dimly lit room. Apparently, Roy has been playing vigilante since last we saw him. Then, Oliver walks in. Thea explains to her brother that she will not be visiting their mother, Moira, at the Iron Heights prison because she thinks of her as a murderer and a liar.

On the other side of town, Laurel attends a classy press conference with her new boss, the district at tourney. Suddenly, the mayor of Starling City is shot dead on live television. Laurel manages to defend herself against the masked gunmen who have dubbed themselves "The Hoods" thanks to a number of self defense classes. Oliver shows up, having seen Laurel on the news, and the two talk about Tommy and how hooking up with each other was a mistake.

The next day, Oliver pays Queen Consolidated a visit and sits down with the Vice President of rival company Stellmore International, Isabel Rochev. Isabel begins explaining to Oliver that they each share 45% of Queen Consolidated stock, with the remaining 10% being put up for sale the following day. Oliver realizes that he doesn't have enough money to buy the 10% of stock required to win back the company. Suddenly, the Hoods barge in and attempt to assassinate Oliver Queen.

Successfully evading his would-be assassins, Oliver heads over to Iron Heights to seek business advice from his dear old mother. Moira advises Oliver not to trust Isabel. Meanwhile, at Club Verdant, the Hoods shoot up a crowded dance floor and hold Thea Queen at gunpoint. Roy attempts to save his girlfriend, but Thea is taken before he can do anything to stop them. Read More...

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By Charles Webb

One of the casualties of the massive earthquake in the season one finale of "Arrow" was the bow-wielding hero's hideout, the Arrowcave. Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) combination lab/dojo was a mainstay of the first season--a place for allies Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to help Oliver in his mission to combat the conspiracy at the heart of Starling City.

But as we detailed yesterday, the vigilante has a new mission, and with that, new digs for his team. We visited the set of the new and updated Arrowcave, which will make its debut tonight in the season two premiere of "Arrow;" and of course, snapped some pics of all the bow-wielding action! Read More...

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Right now, we're less than two years away from a Batman and Superman team-up, the kind of geeky synergy that many thought would never happen. Because it's not like DC hasn't tried it before.

The tentatively titled "Batman Vs. Superman" is the second attempt at that specific team, but there was another project in 2007 that would have brought together the entire Justice League, something that still might be years down the road for this current "Man of Steel" iteration.

That version was to be directed by "Mad Max" mastermind George Miller, and it was set to star Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Adam Brody as The Flash, and Common as John Stewart.

The script for that project has recently leaked online (via Superhero Movie News), and it provides an interesting look into an alternate universe where that project didn't fall apart in the development phase.

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by Brett White

Let's be honest for a second: every promo for "Arrow's" second season has been just okay at best. That's not to say they haven't made us excited for the show's return, but they haven't upped the stakes. All that has changed with the latest promo for the season two premiere, "City of Heroes."

The minute long spot makes a pretty convincing argument for giving the cast and crew of "Arrow" some big screen money and allowing them to put Oliver Queen in a feature film, because this looks nearly Christopher Nolan-level good. This clip has everything: racing motorcycles, flipping cars, machine guns, angry protesters, passionate embraces, graveyard visits, parachutes, pleas for helps, solemn vows, a Black Canary, and so much broken glass. This looks bigger than television, to be perfectly honest, and we now have our fingers crossed that the new episodes deliver on this hefty promise.

"Arrow" returns to the CW on Wednesday, October 9th.

[via Comic Book Movie]

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Wonder Woman

by Alex Zalben

Among the many things new Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara is being lauded for, let's add 'openness' to the list. The normally closed-mouth studio has suddenly become a wellspring of info, particularly for fans of DC superhero movies—as over the weekend, Tsujihara indicated that Wonder Woman is a big priority for the studio.

Speaking at an entertainment law conference, Tsujihara said that not only was the absence of non-Superman or Batman related movies a "missed opportunity," but also that, "We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV."

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Constantine

by Ryan Rigley

While Marvel Studios might be killing it in the feature films department, Warner Bros. and DC have their sights set on conquering the small screen. Last week, two new DC comics-inspired TV series were announced including "Gotham" on Fox, and "Constantine" on NBC. This, of course, would be in addition to the already successful "Arrow" series on the CW as well as the planned "Flash" spin-off series.

Known for his vulgarity and constant chain-smoking, John Constantine is certainly an odd choice for prime time television. However, with shows like "Supernatural" and "Grimm" still going strong, we think "Constantine" has a great chance of being another occult mystery-solving masterpiece. That said, here's a look at five supernatural entities that we hope to see on the "Constantine" series!

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