COMIC REEL: "Gotham" Promo Explores The City; "Arrow" Synopsis Teases Season Three

Thu, July 10th, 2014 at 9:17am PDT

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THE FLASH

Robbie Amell has been cast as Ronnie Raymond in "The Flash's" debut season. Although Ronnie Raymond is one-half of Firestorm in the comics, in "The Flash," Ronnie is a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and fiancé to Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). Best known for his work on "The Tomorrow People," Amell is also "Arrow" start Stephen Amell's cousin, increasing the familial relationship between the two shows. He will appear in the third episode of "The Flash."

"Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and myself designed the pilot and series to include Ronnie (aka Firestorm) -- and to actually have someone with Robbie's talent playing the role is beyond exciting," executive producer Greg Berlanti said in a statement. "We can't wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out."

"I'm so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and The CW again on 'The Flash,'" Amell said. "Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can't wait to get started!"

Debuts in October on the CW

GOTHAM

FOX has released a new promo encompassing the different worlds of "Gotham" with comments from showrunner Bruno Heller.

Debuts this Fall on FOX

ARROW

The CW has released a new synopsis of "Arrow" season three -- and by the looks of it, fans of Felicity and Oliver will be plenty excited.

In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow.

Returns to The CW in October

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5

Two new casting pieces for the upcoming "Mission: Impossible" sequel: Variety reports that Rebecca Ferguson is currently the choice for the sequel's female lead (a role Variety describes as "some sort of assassin"), while Deadline states that Alec Baldwin is currently in talks to join the film as the head of the CIA. No concrete casting decisions have been made yet.

THE SHUNNED ONE

The Wrap reports that IDW's upcoming "The Shunned One" comic by Alan Robert will be adaptated for film. The series will be adapted by "Grizzly" writer Jack Reher. The series focuses on a rogue angel of death that refuses to take innocent human lives. The butterfly effect alters the balances of the universe, and a pack of death angels are sent to hunt him down.

"To watch this thing take shape as a film, even before the comic is released, is pretty amazing," Robert told The Wrap. "I think what interests people most about the property is that it isn't a typical, Biblical take on angels, whatsoever. It's a whole new mythology. You've never seen angels like this anywhere before."

STAR WARS REBELS

The L.A. Times has posted the first details of one of the major "Star Wars Rebels" antagonists: Agent Kallus, the "Rebel hunter," voiced by David Oyelowo.

"We definitely wanted to capture that '70s feeling that was so strong in 'A New Hope,'" executive producer Dave Filoni told The L.A. Times. "Art director Kilian Plunkett and I looked at a lot of reference to try and make that influence fit into 'Rebels.' At one point we had [Rebel pilot] Zeb in bell bottoms."

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