FROM MTV GEEK
With so many new cast members and guest stars lined up to both help and hurt Oliver Queen in "Arrow's" second season, it's easy to overlook the show's returning characters. But John Diggle, Queen's bodyguard played by David Ramsey, is not a character to forget, as the actor revealed in an exclusive interview with MTV Geek. "Oliver... needs a moral compass so that the vigilante can become Green Arrow," said Ramsey, referencing the lead character's slow growth into the superhero archer fans love.
Diggle's a character that's seen his fair share of action thanks to his history as a solider, and that experience has enabled him to try his hardest to prepare Oliver Queen for the rough vigilante road ahead of him. "I think one of the first things [Diggle tells Ollie] is that he has no idea what killing another man does to one's soul." With so many new foes ahead, Oliver's going to need all the help he can get.
For more insight into "Arrow's" second season—and John Diggle's role in it—head on over to MTV Geek for the full interview.
by Brett White
Wonder Woman has been making a lot of news lately in the comic book movie world, only because a feature film starring one of the most popular and well-known superheroes still hasn't been greenlit. Yep, the Flash gets both a film and TV series developed simultaneously while Wonder Woman's TV show gets postponed—again. DC and Warner Bros. keep going back to Superman and Batman, two heroes who will be teaming up while the third member of DC's Trinity remains shut out.
None of that means that the Amazonian isn't at the forefront of fans' minds, and they want Gina Torres to bring her to life. The actor, known for her roles on "Suits" and playing Zoe on "Firefly," has long been the top contender to bring Wonder Woman to life, a fact that still surprises her, as she revealed to Vulture.
"You know, she is a superhero that has been a part of my life since I can remember, and it is incredibly gratifying and heartwarming and wonderful that this campaign continues to have a life — even though it might be maybe three or four people that are keeping it alive. I love them!"
by Brett White
"Sesame Street" seems to be on a super streak lately, as the Man of Steel himself—Henry Cavill—has now mixed it up with the Muppets just a few weeks after Tom Hiddleston taught Cookie Monster about delayed gratification.
Cavill helps teach Elmo about the concept of respect, and then saves the three little pigs from meeting a disastrous fate. Don't worry—Cavill let's the Big Bad Wolf off much easier than he did Zod in "Man of Steel." This is "Sesame Street," after all! You can check out the full clip below, and be sure to take this lesson with you as you interact with people on the internet for the rest of... forever. For the rest of forever.
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by Brett White
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: Thor squares off against Malekith in Thor: God of Thunder #13, the Joker strikes in the retro Batman '66 #3, and the Flash's rogues take center stage in Flash #23.3.
by Brett White
While we have to wait a few more years to find out how the casting pans out, there's one thing that a Ben Affleck Batman does signal: no more appearances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Robin John Blake.
Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" concluded with Blake as the heir to Bruce Wayne's Bat-mantle, a development that would surely have led to a very interesting—and very different—status quo for Gotham City. But with Batman's fate now firmly tangled up with Superman's, a void has been created—one that filmmakers Woody Tondorf and Chris Landa hope to fill with "The Dark Knight Legacy."
by Ryan Rigley
Lots of rumors were tossed around last week regarding "Captain Marvel" and Katee Sackhoff. In an interview with Crave Online, Sackhoff had this to say about the possibility of working with Marvel Studios: "I personally have not spoken to Marvel and have no plans to do a movie in the immediate future. Of course I would love to do the role. I think that it’s in my wheelhouse and I would enjoy it. I'd be stupid to turn down a Marvel movie but as far as I know, Ms. Marvel isn't even in the next movie."
Clearly, the rumors of Sackhoff actually playing Captain Marvel were blown way out of proportion. Regardless, it's still pretty great news to hear that the "Riddick" actress not only knows who Captain Marvel is but would also love to portray her on the big screen. Speaking of Captain Marvel, an entirely different Captain Marvel from an entirely different comic book publisher has, in fact, already appeared in his own TV series. You can learn more about it past the jump!
by Brett White
With all of the recent casting news, it's clear that "Arrow's" second season has already kicked into high gear—and the season premiere is still weeks away! In a new interview with TV Guide, executive producer Marc Guggenheim opened up about a new recurring threat to Arrow's Starling City: Michael Jai White's Bronze Tiger.
"He's basically the best of the best, so he has come to Starling City to see if the Hood can give him a challenge," said Guggenheim. The contest of champions is set to take place in the season's second episode, which is set to air on October 16th. But Bronze Tiger won't exactly be playing it solo when he debuts, Guggenheim explains. "To that end, he has aligned himself with China White [played by Kelly Hu] and the Chinese Triad."
Haters be damned! Here's one guy who doesn't put much stock into the Batfleck uproar: Batfleck himself.
Ben Affleck made his first comments about landing the part of Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel on last night's episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He opened up about the casting process and what studio executives warned him about the possible fallout.
"It's so awesome, man. I'm so excited," he said. "They called me up and said, 'do you want to do this,' and I'm like, 'What? I'm not 25, man, are you sure about this? They said come down and we'll show you what we're doing, and it was incredible," Affleck told Fallon.
Well, that was (wait for it) fast.
Just days after a group of actors were revealed to be in the running for The CW's new "Flash" series, comes word of finalized casting: Grant Gustin is officially the fastest man alive.
FROM MTV GEEK
This week was all about actors name-dropping the heroes they think they'd be perfect for. First Katee Sackhoff admitted that she would love to play Captain Marvel (following the outbreak of a rumor that that was going to happen from last week). Then earlier today, Channing Tatum pretty much auditioned for the X-Man Gambit in an interview. Now, "Glee" actor Harry Shum Jr. casually mentioned in an interview with MTV Geek that there's one DC character he's had his eye on becoming: Nightwing.
Shum name-dropped Nightwing after explaining how his dance background could easily translate into superheroics. "I love it," Shum told MTV Geek. "I mean, I grew up on comic books and superheroes, so right now it's the rage. But I've been wanting to play him since I was a kid, so it'd be a dream come true... I'm game, man! Put me in a super hero movie, put me in a Star Wars movie, and I can die happy." Of all the heroes in the DC Universe, Nightwing is known for being one of the most agile and physical. After all, that's Dick Grayson—the original Robin—underneath that mask, and that kid grew up in a circus performing as an acrobat!
You can check out the video interview over at MTV Geek!