Good day, Sofa Membership readers! One other San Diego Comedian-Con has come and gone, and we’re all in nerd heaven, spinning madly uncontrolled about what’s coming for us sooner or later. In celebration of all this awesomeness, I wished to interrupt down a few of what we have now to stay up for!
Let’s begin with the “tremendous” of all of it. Brandon Routh is reprising his function as Superman in the end! It’s been a minute since Superman Returns and Routh has been an exquisite addition to the Arrowverse because the Atom. However none of us have forgotten that he started his geek profession by taking part in the Man of Metal…and that features the Legends of Tomorrow writers! In case you recall, they gave us that intelligent little Superman joke within the Invasion crossover a pair years in the past (“She appears like my cousin.”) It’s nice understanding that Routh can be returning to Superman’s iconic go well with, even when it’s only for this 12 months’s Disaster on Infinite Earths crossover, however when you watched the panel or noticed any of the photographs that got here out of it, you possible observed that Routh was carrying a really particular Superman emblem on his shirt…
In case you aren’t conversant in Kingdom Come now can be a good time to get some studying performed.
Okay, to be truthful, we don’t know for sure Routh is taking part in the Kingdom Come Superman. In any case, Alex Ross borrowed the long-lasting look from the Max Fleischer Superman cartoons. However let’s simply think about that Routh IS going to be taking part in the Kingdom Come Superman. If it’s true to the comedian, he’ll be somewhat older…which, apparently sufficient, would line up with the Disaster on Infinite Earths comedian. The unique Disaster on Infinite Earths options the Superman of Earth-2 (a.okay.a. the Golden Age Superman), who can be somewhat gray across the temples. Might we be seeing a mash-up of the 2? We’ll have to attend and see, however I’m actually curious!
And talking of Disaster, let’s transfer on over to The Flash for a second.
Tom Cavanagh goes to be getting into a very totally different function this season. Okay, okay, I do know what you’re considering. He undergoes a personality transformation in nearly each season of the present. Nonetheless, there are heavy repercussions this time round. Cavanagh can be taking part in the function of Pariah. In case you bear in mind your Disaster, Pariah is the scientist who inadvertently summons the Anti-Monitor.
That’s going to be a tough one for Pariah to stay down, however followers of The Flash know Cavanagh is not any stranger to carrying emotional scenes. I can’t wait to see him in motion!
This information got here on the heels of the announcement that the Rebirth-era villain Bloodwork, performed by Sendhil Ramamurthy, can be part of The Flash’s sixth season. Up to now, we’d perhaps say Bloodwork was season 6’s “massive unhealthy,” but it surely’s additionally been revealed that the upcoming season would take a cue from the comics and be divided into two elements, which the writers and producers are calling “graphic novels.” After the Disaster crossover, The Flash will launch into its second graphic novel, which can function a brand new villain.
I’m all for shaking issues up, particularly when a present’s been working sturdy for six years! No pun meant. (Okay, properly, perhaps it was meant somewhat.)
However let’s get again to Disaster on Infinite Earths. We’ve met the Monitor, performed splendidly by LaMonica Garrett. After all, comedian readers know there’s a yin to this yang. In Disaster, the Monitor squares off in opposition to a shadowy risk recognized merely because the Anti-Monitor and it was revealed at Comedian-Con that Garrett can be taking part in the Anti-Monitor as properly.
Disaster may even see the return of Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor, Elizabeth Tulloch’s Lois Lane, Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman and the legendary Burt Ward in a task not but introduced (however I’m hoping it’s Robin)!
There are additionally some returns for the present that began all of it. Arrow is getting into its eighth and ultimate season, and it’s clear that it’s pulling out the entire stops. Returning for the ultimate season is beloved Arrow alum Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn, alongside one of many present’s all-time greatest villains, Prometheus, portrayed by the excellent Josh Segarra.
It was additionally introduced that the longer term timeline will introduce a grownup model of John Diggle, Jr. performed by actor Charlie Barnett. I do know we’ve already met Connor (above), however when you’re something like me, the introduction of Connor Hawke simply made me inquisitive about what occurred to child J.J. Appears to be like like we’re lastly going to get the solutions we’ve been ready for! In case you’ve learn any of my Sofa Membership articles about Arrow up to now, then you understand how arduous I stan John Diggle and his household. I’m so trying ahead to this! Plus, the potential for extra appearances by Lyla at all times brings a smile to my face.
Since everyone seems to be displaying up for the Disaster crossover, they need to look their greatest, which has meant a bunch of cool, new costumes! Inexperienced Arrow, Black Canary and Supergirl all have new duds. Supergirl’s garnered the largest response and is my private favourite. It remembers her cousin extra instantly than any of Kara’s costumes have up to now, and admittedly, I believe all superheroes ought to put on pants…particularly in the event that they’re flying!
We now have a lot to soak up and a lot extra information but to return within the time between now and the autumn. Please share your favourite bits of reports, the theories swirling round in your brains and another ideas with us!
Ashley V. Robinson writes about TV, animation and comics for DCComics.com and is an everyday contributor to Ink Spots, our nook of the location dedicated to Younger Grownup graphic novels. You could find her on Twitter atand on the Jawiin YouTube channel.