With all the news about Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer and the Wonder Woman reveal, some may have forgotten that DC still had a few cards up their sleeves to officially claim Saturday at SDCC.
Last night, in Hall H, audiences were treated to a panel of stars from DC’s television universe and given exclusive looks at the pilot episodes of new DC television series Gotham, which will air on FOX, and Constantine, which will air on NBC. Both shows had fans raving, especially Gotham, as many have stated that it will be, by far, the best superhero-based television show — and that’s saying something considering how many are out there this upcoming fall season.
But, not to be overshadowed by their network television counterparts, the CW Network released an extended trailer of Arrow’s season three. In the action-packed trailer we get a short recap of what happened in the season two before showing us some footage of what is to come in season three. Among some of the interesting plot lines are:
– Oliver asking Felicity out on a date, which apparently doesn’t end well, as we see Oliver standing over a bloody and uncurious Felicity in the Arrow-cave.
– The return of Sara Lance/The Canary which seems much too soon, considering she just left in season two’s finale. My best guess for this is that we will finally see the end of Sara Lance at some point in season three, paving the way for Laurel to take the mantle of Black Canary.
– This will be made possible because, as per Arrow executives, Ted Grant, who doubles as Wildcat, will be making his live-action debut. In the comics, Wildcat and Black Canary are very friendly and it can be assumed that Ted will have a lot to do with Laurel’s advanced training before she takes over for her sister.
– We get our first glimpse of Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, as he introduces himself as a bidder for Queen Consolidated.
– Lastly, an extra fifteen seconds was added to the trailer that was shown at SDCC last night which featured a wealthy and peculiar man, clad with rare rings and a sword. He saunters around a vacant room as we hear voiceovers from season two of different characters speaking about the legend of Ra’s al Ghul.
While Ra’s has not yet been casted, we can assume that he will play a major role in the third season, most likely as a puppet master rather than someone whom will be seen actively fighting. I would expect him to be a player for the next few seasons, as any less would not do justice to the legendary character.
Season three of Arrow (CW), and the debut season’s of The Flash (CW), Constantine (NBC), and Gotham(FOX), can all be seen on their respective networks’ fall season lineups.
Arrow’s season three extended trailer can be seen here.