The third season of BLACK LIGHTNING on the CW is underway and while many are hurrying to get to the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover, this season in itself is revving up with action. Now we are being alerted to another too talent getting in on that action.
Emmy Award winner and Grammy Nominee, Wayne Brady has joined the cast in the recurring role of Tyson Sykes aka “Gravedigger”. Brady is set to beging appearing in the beginning of 2020.
Sykes is a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super soldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise. After the war, Sykes defected to the country of Markovia rather than return to a segregated America. His aim to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia sets him on a collision course with the ASA and Black Lightning.
BLACK LIGHTNING stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former olympian and high school principal who takes back up the mantle of his vigilante persona to help save his town of Freeland. He is also joined in his fight by bis two super powered daughters, genius wife and adopted father. It airs Mondays 9e/8c on THE CW.
We now have our first look at Brandon Routh is suited up as Kingdom Come Superman from 1996 in this first-look photo from The CW. Routh who starred in SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006) is back in the cape once again as a greying older version of the Man of Steel for The CW’s upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event.
The different iteration of the symbol on his chest is that of the the compromised, world-weary version introduced in the landmark DC Comics saga KINGDOM COME . Routh will portray both Clark Kent and Superman along with still portraying Ray Palmer/The Atom on DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW in the annual CW Arrowverse crossover event.
Routh won’t be the only one flying up in the skies like a bird, like a plane, SMALLVILLE star Tom Welling as well as Tyler Hoechlin, who has been the Superman for the Arrowverse shows on The CW since being introduced in SUPERGIRL.
Just when you find yourself asking yourself how much more star studded can the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover get, the CW goes and drops another incredible actors name who’s added to the lineup.
Osric Chau is set to recur as Ryan Choi, a physics professor at Ivy Town University. Choi will more than likely be suiting up and shrinking down as the new Atom considering Choi takes that torch from Ray Palmer in the comics.
It was also previously mentioned that Brandon Routh who play’s Ray Palmer/The Atom is leaving DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW after this season along with his wife Courtney Ford who plays Nora Darhk.
The CW’s flagship superhero show ARROW is set to end this year after its 8th and final season. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is expected to meet his final demise during the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover this season, which will also be the final episode for the show.
But even though Oliver Queen will be gone, the heroics of the Green Arrow will still live on. The CW has set a spin-off that will be headlined by Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.
The backdoor pilot for the upcoming series will be set as an episode during the upcoming final season of ARROW. The new superhero show is set to follow Mia Smoak (McNamara) as the new Green Arrow as well as the Canaries, Laurel Lance (Cassidy) and Dinah Drake (Harkavy).
This is not the first time that ARROW has been utilized to give shows in the arrowverse a backdoor pilot. This was the case with THE FLASH.
No date has yet been given for the airing of the upcoming spin-off series.
One question that has been repeatedly asked concerning the upcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover on The CW. Would Tom Welling from SMALLVILLE reprise his role as Clark Kent and maybe even suit up? Now we have an answer to one part and it is yes.
Welling is set to reprise his SMALLVILLE role as Clark Kent in the CW’s upcoming DC Arrowverse crossover. He will be joining two other actors who have played the Man of Steel, Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh that will both be suiting up as Kryptons last son..
This will be the first time that Welling will return to the role since the ending of SMALLVILLE. It is not known yet if he will done the symbol for HOPE on his chest.
The WOW factor for the annual Arrowverse crossover keeps happening. First it was annouced that Black Lightning and other characters from the show will be involved in the annual event now another blockbuater announcement was revealed today at the TCA’s.
Kevin Conroy who voiced Batman in BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES as its spinoffs, will join the cast of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman . Many have argued that even thougg not physically seen on screen he is the best Batman of all time. The addition of Conroy comes along with announcements that Burt Ward (Batman) would appear, and Brandon Routh would reprise his role from SUPERMAN RETURNS.
“CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ” will be the biggest crossover event that The CW’s DC Universe TV series have attempted yet, with five series (ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL, DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and BATWOMAN). The story will, at least according to the onscreen canon established so far and comments by cast and producers at Comic Con, feature the death of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who struck a mysterious deal with The Monitor (Lamonica Garrett during last season’s “ELSEWORLDS” crossover in order to save the lives of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), who were “destined” to die in the event.
We are quickly approaching the 5th season of SUPERGIRL on The CW. It has alreasy been revealed that the girl of steel (Melissa Benoist) will face multiple villains this season and we now know who that first one will be and who will be portraying them.
Jennifer Cheon Garcia (Van Helsing) will suit-up as Midnight, who is described as “the physical manifestation of darkness” and “a murderous villain released from an otherworldly prison to enact revenge against the person who put her there.” as first reported by Variety. Now more than likey this will be a take on minor cybernetic villain M1dn1ght the comics, but it is not specified.
It was also revealed at SDCC that Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair have also joined the cast as Andrea Rojas (a.k.a. Acrata) and William Dey, respectively.
SUPERGIRL Season 5 premiers on Sunday, October 6 at 9/8c.