Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Coming to The CW

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Announced today in a press release by the CW and Archie Comics, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set to be a dark horror show, designed to serve as a companion series to Riverdale, the station’s popular gritty Archie adaptation, and is being planned for the 2018-2019 TV season. Hints have been dropped of Sabrina joining the crew since the series’ premiere, and it seems to finally have come to pass.

The series, written by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and directed by Lee Toland Krieger, is heavily inspired by Archie’s grim re-imagining of Sabrina in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic, which serves to paint a much darker picture than the old Melissa Joan Hart series ever did.

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Kirk Acevedo Cast as Richard Dragon in Arrow

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Season 6 of Arrow has finally found their big-bad for the season, with genre actor Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) playing the part of Richard Dragon. Deadline says Richard Dragon is an ex-con, who is released from prison after serving time for a crime he didn’t commit.  A master in hand-to-hand combat, he’s set to take over Star City’s criminal underworld upon his return.

Arrow is clearly taking cues from The New 52 run of Green Arrow by Jeff Lemire, with Ricardo Diaz Jr. being trained by the League of Assassins and taking on the name Richard Dragon.

Krondon Cast as Tobias Whale in Black Lightning

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Musician Marvin “Krondon” Jones III has been cast in CW’s Black Lightningas a series regular playing the villainous Tobias Whale, according to Deadline. Tobias Whale is a large, physically-imposing gangster, and one Black Lightning’s earliest and most formidable foes in the comics.

I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great Tobias! His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.

Sugar Lyn Beard Cast as Hazard in Flash Season 4

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Variety is reportsing that Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) will be appearing in The Flash Season 4 as Rebecca Sharpe/Hazard. This small-screen version of the DC Comics character is “perpetually down-on her luck and is convinced her life is cursed — until a freak accident changes everything. With the universe on her side, she poses a threat to both Team Flash and Central City.”

She joins an already stacked cast for a season that is shaping up to be a lot of fun, even without any episodes airing until early-October.

Matt Ryan’s Constantine Sought for Legends

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The next season of Legends of Tomorrow is set to have a much more spooky vibe than previous seasons, as Damien Dahrk and Gorilla Grodd are set to act as primary antagonists in a more magic-oriented story. With magic and supernatural elements coming to the forefront, the producers are heavily seeking Matt Ryan to re-appear as his fan-favorite Constantine.

We haven’t seen Matt Ryan’s Constantine in the flesh since he guest-starred in an episode of Arrow. Wentworth Miller is also confirmed to guest star as a “Bizarro” version of his Captain Cold, Leonard Snart.

Hartley Sawyer Cast as The Elongated Man

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We knew from an earlier casting call that The Flash season 4 was looking to add Ralph Dibny, aka The Elongated Man, to the team at S.T.A.R. Labs, and now  EW has just confirmed that the super-stretchy hero will be played by Hartley Sawyer (Saving the Human Race, SPiN) as a new recurring character.

This version of Ralph Dibny will be private investigator, with “skills that rival those of Batman. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, Dibny uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City’s greatest mysteries.” The Flash season 4 is shaping up to be an amazing ride already, with new comic book characters, costumes, and more all in the making.

First Freedom Fighters: The Ray Trailer

The CW has shared the first trailer for their upcoming CW Seed animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray. The series stars Raymond “Ray” Terrill, a reporter who discovered a group of scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon. Before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers.

The series will premiere later this year, and also spotlights other Freedom Fighters such as Black Condor, and Red Tornado. The trailer has a very DC Comics-meets-Terminator feel to it, and honestly, that just sounds amazing.

Crisis on Infinite Earths The Goal of The Flash

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Since the beginning of the series, when the future newspaper headline read “FLASH MISSING; VANISHES IN CRISIS,” we’ve known what the future would hold for the Flash. It was inevitable that little by little, the concept of the multiverse would be introduced early on, with more heroes from other universes becoming a mainstay in the world of the CW.

Now, Grant Gustin has confirmed that Crisis on Infinite Earths, the penultimate storyline in DC Comics history that brought the multiverse together against the Anti-Monitor, is the true end-game for The Flash.

We don’t really talk about it on a yearly basis but it was mentioned early on and that’s a goal. Obviously we’d have to go I think ten years to reach that, so there’s a possibility for sure. It’ll be fun to get there.

The Flash Season 4 Trailer and Casting

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The CW has also unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Flash. After Barry sacrifices himself to the speed force to stop the speed force storm from ravaging Central City, the team is left to deal with the consequences as villains new and old appear.

Additionally, it’s been confirmed that Neil Sandilands  (The 100) will play the big bad for the new season, The Thinker. Other new additions include Machete himself, Danny Trejo as Breacher, a feared bounty hunter from Earth-19 and father of Jessica Camacho’s Gypsy, plus Kim Engelbrecht  (Dominion) as The Mechanic, the right hand of The Thinker.

Supergirl Season 3 SDCC Trailer and Casting

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The CW revealed a new trailer, as well as plenty of casting news for the upcoming third season of their hit tv series, Supergirl. The latest bit of big casting sees Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) taking on yet another significant comic book role, with his portrayal of Morgan Edge, a ruthless real estate developer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

The series has also cast Carl Lumbly (Alias, Southland, The Cure for Wellness) embodies the classic DC character M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onnz, the Martian Manhunter. A pacifist religious leader on Mars, M’yrn pushes his son in unexpected ways. Actor Lumbly is no stranger to the J’onzz family, as he’s voiced the Martian Manhunter on the Justice League animated series.

Mondo Reveals Flash Poster

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Mondo is best known for their unique poster designs, and this new addition, revealed at SDCC, is no exception. The poster features The Flash running up against his rival, Reverse Flash from the television show, with the iconic Flash emblem in the background. It’s a beautiful piece of artwork.

No word on when the design will be for sale, but The Flash premieres on The CW this October with its fourth season.

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Ralph Dibny Joining The Flash Next Season

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A new casting sheet searching for three major recurring characters on the next season of The Flash has made its way online. While it confirms something we already knew, with Clifford DeVoe, AKA The Thinker, being the antagonist next season, it also confirms he has a right-hand woman, named The Mechanic. She’s responsible for creating his gadgets and ensuring his plans works.

However, the big surprise on the sheet is the addition of a new recurring guest star with an option for regular status: Ralph Dibny, AKA The Elongated Man! Ralph Dibny is famous for being one of the original stretchy heroes, who famously made his love-life work, until his wife was murdered at the beginning of Identity Crisis. Whether we see Sue Dibny this season, as well, is still a mystery. Hit the jump to check out the full casting sheets with character descriptions.

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Arrow’s New Black Canary

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When Arrow initially started, we thought we knew all the strange television changes that Greg Berlanti had made were going to stick. We knew who the characters would be, their destinies. After years of changes, and twists, things are taking shape in a most unexpected way, with the newly introduced Dinah Drake taking on the mantle of a badass meta-human Black Canary, who gets to suit up next season.

It felt that we wanted to save it for a special occasion, and the premiere seemed like a really good place to do it. She needs something tactical. She has this meta power, but she also has the bo staff, so we just felt it was right for her to have something that was definitely more than a nod to the DCU character, but also something that was distinctive from what we’ve seen before. This really fits the bill. Maya Mani, as usual, did an amazing job with it. My favorite part is actually the subtle hint of the gold and yellow lines in it.

Hit the jump for a full look at the incredible costume.

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The Thinker for Flash Season 4

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Ever since the show started placing hints about the upcoming presence of Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker in the Flash’s future, it was inevitable we would be seeing him. Abra Kadabra mentions by name, as well as Savitar twice near the tail end of the season.

Now, TVLine is reporting that the foreshadowing wasn’t just name-dropping, and The Thinker has been confirmed as the primary villain for The Flash season 4. This will mark the series’ first foray into an antagonist that’s not a speedster. With that in mind, the next season of Flash should definitely be… running at a different speed. (Sorry…)