If you are a big DC Television fan with shows like Supergirl, The Flash and the upcoming series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, you may want to take this following report with a big grain of salt.
According to Bleeding Cool, while DC’s Legends of Tomorrow hasn’t even premiered yet, they are stating that Matt Ryan, who played John Constantine on NBC’s cancelled Constantine and who also made a guest appearance on Arrow a few weeks ago, is supposedly joining the DC team series as a series regular in season 2. The show-runners have described this series as an anthology series meaning that the cast and mission will most likely change season by season.
The executive producers on Arrow have stated before that Ryan’s guest spot on Arrow was only a one-shot. Also, with the recent rumors that Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor are being eyed for the John Constantine role in Justice League: Dark, it seemed that Ryan’s time as playing the character was up, with Warner Bros. Pictures being tricky with letting certain DC characters be both on the small and big screen at the same time, with the exception of The Flash. In the same report, they also mentions that Steve R. McQueen from The Vampire Diaries is supposedly joining the series as well in season two as a DC hero. McQueen is known for having campaigned for the role of Dick Grayson a.k.a. Nightwing on Arrow through social media in the past year.
Bleeding Cool also reported this morning that Supergirl could supposedly be getting a visit from The Flash during May 2016, if CBS gives the series the back order nine. Supergirl is at this point the only new CBS series that has not received additional episode or script orders by the network, but that doesn’t necessarily have to do anything with the ratings, which have dipped a bit in the first few weeks, but is still doing well enough at its timeslot.
It should also be taken into consideration that Supergirl is expensive to produce so it could be that CBS just wants 13 episodes for this show, but may still renew it for future seasons. In previous interviews, CBS and the show-runners of Supergirl have stated that the Girl of Steel is, as of right now, not in the same DC TV Universe as Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, but that the door is open for it down the line. Again, take these rumors with a big grain of salt.
You can catch Supergirl on Monday nights at 8/7c on CBS, The Flash on Tuesday nights at 8/7c on The CW, with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow set to premiere on Thursday nights at 8/7c starting on January 21, on The CW.
Source: Bleeding Cool