Crisis on Infinite Earths is about to get bigger by going smaller, with Osric Chau cast as Ryan Choi, and now he’s answering questions.
While speaking to Newsarama, Osric Chau was asked about what to expect from the role of the potential successor to the Atom. He kept quiet and stated that, since things are not immediately set in stone with Crisis on Infinite Earths, even at this point in time, suggesting that he appears later in the crossover. But in any case, Osric Chau finds his character’s introduction very interesting:
“They’re really strict on this stuff. I mean it’s a pretty cool introduction. I’m very happy with how he’s introduced. I’m very happy with his involvement in it. Things shift all the time, so who knows what the final product will be, but it was really cool to be there in the company that I got to be there with. I think they certainly set him up to be a pretty cool character in this universe. I’m just excited to see where it goes from here.”
Furthermore, when asked about if he would be interacting with either of Brandon Routh’s characters (either the Arrowverse’s version of Ray Palmer, the first Atom, or his alternate universe version of Superman) in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Osric Chau explained that Ryan Choi gets to interact with a lot of superheroes, alternate universe Superman included:
“So that’s the cool thing. Ray Palmer has the first scene with Ryan, along with Iris and Elongated Man. So, there’s definitely a moment where he sees his predecessor for that story still there. They are forever penpals, like in the comics where he sets it up and all of a sudden he just like takes the mantle. It’s not like that. This is very much Ryan Choi as Ryan Choi. He’s a professor at a university one of his idols comes in and he gets to meet him – that’s a cool moment. And like for me, I was a big fan of Brandon as well. I loved his Superman and I know it gets a lot of flack but, I actually really enjoyed it. So, it was a cool moment because that first day I got to meet him as well.”
It seems possible that Crisis on Infinite Earths will either see the passing of the torch from Ray Palmer to Ryan Choi, or that two superheroes will carry the title of “Atom”. Or Ryan Choi may not suit up in the crossover at all. In any case, it seems like we’ll be seeing more of Osric Chau in the role.
Crisis on Infinite Earths has been teased since the very first episode of The Flash, where a newspaper headline from the year 2024 revealed the Barry Allen’s fate was to disappear during a “crisis.” However, the fifth season finale of the Grant Gustin series accelerated this when the original newspaper headline changed the date of the event from 2024 to 2019. To add to this, the seventh season finale of Stephen Amell’s Arrow set up Oliver Queen’s role in the next crossover by having him join the Monitor on a mission to warn other worlds of the crisis, as part of the arrangement the Emerald Archer made in order to save the lives of both The Flash and Supergirl.
Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January. Stay tuned for the latest news on Marc Guggenheim and Crisis on Infinite Earths.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.