Friday, March 13, 2015


About a month ago, The CW announced that they were making a Flash/Arrow spinoff show with Brandon Routh (The Atom), Victor Garber (Prof. Martin Stein), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), and actress Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/Canary).  A few days ago, A casting call for said show was put out for three heroes. This call also revealed that these would be three heroes that haven't been seen on TV before.

'The Traveller'
"A Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances.”

As much as I want to believe this is Booster Gold, he has been in Smallville already. The next obvious choice would be the Time Master himself, Rip Hunter. Though he has never struck me as Han-Solo esque, maybe they can mix him with a bit of Booster's personality.

'Female Warrior'
"A twenty-something Latina.” She is described as “pretty but unassuming, book smart and socially awkward by day. But by night, when she hears the cry of battle, her fury is ignited and she becomes a fierce warrior — so much so, that sometimes she can become a threat to others.”

Of all the heroes on this casting call, this one has me the most intrigued. Hawkgirl is one of, if not the fiercest fighters on Earth 2. That being said I wouldn't exactly call her "socially awkward by day." If this version of the Winged Warrior were to come on screen, I would certainly hope her Earth 2 Allies would follow alongside her.

'Mystery Hero'
“[a]n African-American male in his twenties” who “will fill the role of a regular, street smart guy who unexpectedly gains powers, and then, as part of the team, regularly quips about the insanity of the situations.”

Yes, I think its Black Lightning instead of Static Shock. Would I think Static would be amazing as a live action character? Absolutely! My issue is that A: he was on tv before so that cuts him from the running. B: I don't know why, but I always saw Static as a kid in high school. I always saw him as the Spider-Man of DC; A teenager who learned with great power comes great responsibility. I would expect Black Lightning more due to the just out of nowhere creation of his powers.

Thats it for this DCTV UPDATE! Who do you think the heroes are? Leave a Comment and I'll see you in a few days for the return of Flash, Arrow...and iZombie?
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  1. Well Static Shock is getting a live action series, so I don't think that we will be seeing Black Lightning pop up since their powers are pretty much identical.
    So my theory for 'Mystery hero' is Amazing Man, who had been referenced in The Flash along with a handful of other names as someone who was caught in the metahuman event. He's a pretty obscure character, but his powerset would work well on television.

    1. I'd go with that. In general, though, this seems like a show that really points at the CW pushing the envelope of what people will watch each week. It just seems too obscure to succeed already and we don't even know who's in it.

    2. A friend and I have spent a fair amount of time theorizing on how this team is set-up, and were convinced that the dynamic their after is supposed to replicate Justice League International.
      Stein = Martian Manhunter, Sara = Black Canary, Captain Cold = Ice + Guy Gardner, Atom = Captain Atom.

      Overall, I think the whole theme of this show is to be 'superhero team-up' The budget will probably be painful, but if they can make it happen, it could be pretty epic.
      Though I confess, id have preferred a live action Vixen instead.

    3. I wish I had a friend who likes to talk about stuff like that! I'm stuck with Eric and his lame horror talk. As for the theory...I love the JLI and Guy Gardner is my favorite GL so any team influenced by both is okay with me. However, I just can't see people flocking to this show no matter what/who it is about. This show really feels like the one that will burst the CW/DC bubble. I hope I'm wrong.

    4. I completely forgot about amazing man! That could work as the mystery hero


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