While we wait for the big day of Comic Con to begin here’s a recap of all the DC Connected Universe news from Day 2 of San Diego Comic Con.
Arrow Season 3 Panel and Trailer
The Comic Con panel featured a plethera of guests from the show including Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, John Barrowman, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Colton Haynes and executive producers Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kriesberg and Greg Berlanti. Stephen Amell discusses the promise he made to the fans that “they’d all work hard to ensure the show doesn’t suck” to which an audience member responded “Mission accomplished”. Willa Holland chats about the transformation of her character Thea from Season One’s spoiled little rich girl to her kick ass turn at the end of Season Two. John Barrowman discusses his character Malcolm Merlyn’s return to the show. The set up for Season 3 was decided upon before writing began for Season 2. This season will be all about “At what price is victory?” Kriesberg also compared the casting of Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom to the introduction of fan favourite Faith in season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, saying it’s a game changer.
Andrew Kriesberg also confirmed that Flash Episode 8 and Arrow Episode 8 will feature the first two hour cross over on the TV shows but there will be another cross over earlier in the series when Felicity pops over to visit the Flash in Central City for episode 4.
Watch the trailer for Season 3 below including a big spoiler for our favourite geeky computer hacker…
iZombie panel discuss the premise of the show
CW’s mid-season series iZombie also debuted at SDCC 2014 (unfortunately iZombie will not be included in the Saturday WB/DC TV event), with details from executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (both of Veronica Mars) on the premise of the show that sees Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) turn into a zombie. Her Zombie status is not known to everyone and she only eats the brains (with hot sauce) of people who are already dead. To satisfy her lust for brains she gets a job at the city morgue where she can dine on the brains of those people admitted. Liv’s new diet allows her to experience “visions” of the corpse’s memories and clues as to how they were killed.This take on zombies from the Vertigo imprint will be lighter in tone and looks set to draw out the funnier and comedic moments of zombies over the series whilst set against other procedural elements from the morgue.
Scott Snyder wins an Eisner award
Current Batman writer Scott Snyder won the Eisner award for Best Limited series for another of his books The Wake. Sean Murphy also won Best Penciler for the excellent comic series.
Cannot thank you all enough. Truly pic.twitter.com/MlhPARIuWg
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) July 26, 2014
Next up it’s the big one the Warner Bros. Pictures panel and the WB TV and DC Entertainment three hour extravaganza. This features Stephen Amell on presenting duties and the first public premiere of the Gotham Pilot the cast are on their way.
We’ll be recording a podcast on all the news out of the panels and San Diego Comic Con 2014 for release next week.