Arrow creators Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim admitted that the Arrowverse was not a part of their original plan.
The success of Arrow‘s first season allowed for the introduction of Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in the show’s second season in a backdoor pilot. The Flash series was later launched in the following year and the Arrowverse was born. The Flash would then be followed by DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, and other DC shows on The CW. The many DC heroes introduced in the Arrowverse also prompted for crossovers that first started with Flash vs. Arrow in 2014.
With Arrow coming to an end after its eighth season, the biggest Arrowverse crossover yet is coming next week. Entertainment Weekly recently previewed the upcoming crossover and spoke with the Arrowverse gatekeepers who both started with Arrow. Greg Berlanti, who has become the man behind everything DCTV at this point, admits that the Arrowverse was something that happened naturally:
“A lot of people like to think we did. Each step was a surprise.”
Marc Guggenheim went onto add:
“If I had to pick one word, I’d say ‘unbelievable. The truth is [the unexpected expansion] really speaks to my whole philosophy about building a universe. The best way to do that is to do one good show. That one is really hard. Then if you succeed, do a second really good show.”
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Arrow continues this week with “Purgatory,” here is the episode’s synopsis:
“Oliver’s mission takes him to Lian Yu, where he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming crisis until he receives help from an old friend; a united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain.”
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Katherine McNamara, Ben Lewis, Joseph David-Jones, LaMonica Garrett, and Katie Cassidy.
Arrow season 8 airs on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Crisis on Infinite Earths begins Sunday, December 8th!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke
DC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.
In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second season. Along with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.
"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."
Here is the official synopsis for season 2:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.
Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.