DC Dispatches: Gotham, Flash, Batman vs Superman & Arrow

Whether it’s Warner Bros, The CW or the DC stable themselves, here are the world-wide mutterings!

This week: Key castings in Gotham, Man of Steel 2 will not follow The Dark Knight trilogy, a first look at the Flash, and a trailer for the rest of Arrow season 2!

Gotham: Fox TV’s forthcoming Batman origin story Gotham has cast its young Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, the teenagers who will one day grow up to be the Dark Knight and Catwoman. Bruce Wayne – described as the “boy who leans on his butler Alfred and Commissioner James Gordon for guidance after his wealthy parents are murdered” – will be played by Touch‘s David Mazouz. Selina Kyle will be played by dancer Camren Bicondova, and is described as ”a teenage orphan and street thief who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable.” On the back of Arrow, and the upcoming Flash, it seems DC are managing the small screen as well as Marvel handle the silver screen!

Batman vs Superman: It’s impossible to think about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel without wondering to what degree Zack Snyder’s will take the lead character away from the lore laid down by Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer’s seminal Dark Knight trilogy. Recently Snyder gave some indication, promising to “explode” that mythology fans know and love: “[The movie] literally takes the Man Of Steel and Batman universes and explodes them. You’re not as tied to the mythology,” said Snyder. “In Man Of Steel, we had to create an origin story, a mythology, and there’s a lot of energy into that, which we love doing. Don’t get me wrong. But when you think about how fun it is too — now that you’ve got these characters — to now let ‘em loose. That’s fun!”

The Flash: and so this week, we got a first glimpse of our new Flash!:


Arrow: since the show got back on the roster, the first two episodes of the second half of the second season (gosh – that’s a mouthful!) have been absolutely brilliant. And if that wasn’t enough, The CW have released a three-minute cinematic-style trailer which really promises big things to come: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uEZQUcjG6AY

Sources: Variety, LA Times,

GS Reporter: SilverFox

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