Kevin Smith directing ‘The Flash’, ‘Vixen’ renewed and more CW superhero news

01.11.16 2 years ago

During the Television Critics Associate this weekend a ton of CW news was released, including the season two renewal of “Vixen”, Kevin Smith's directing announcement of “The Flash”, and what type of time travel rules will apply to “Legends of Tomorrow”.

If you're a fan of Kevin Smith, you'll be pleased to know that he will be directing an upcoming episode of “The Flash”. This announcement came at the TCAs, and compliments the previous announcement that Smith will be hosting the DC Movies special on The CW right after “The Flash” returns on January 19. 

Also at the TCA's, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced the network would be renewing the animated show “Vixen”. “Vixen” premiered earlier this year on the steaming platform CW Seed, and introduced the African warrior Mari McCabe to the world of “The Flash” and “Arrow”. The actress who voices Vixen, Megalyn Echikunwoke, will be returning for season two, and will make an appearance on an upcoming episode of “Arrow.”

“Legends of Tomorrow” executive producer Greg Berlanti also gave some insight into the show's time travel laws and how much it will crossover with “The Flash” and “Arrow”. According to Berlanti, the show won't crossover that much, because it doesn't take place in the same time as the other shows. In regards to time travel laws, Berlanti also said they are making up their own rules, as the characters move through and explore time. 

IGN also caught up with “Arrow” EP Mark Guggenheim, who teased a huge twist in an upcoming episode of “Arrow”. According to Guggenheim, “The back half of the season, we're pretty much following the same structure that we have in seasons past where obviously the Big Bad gears up. That said, we're going to throw a hard six in episode 15 that I think will surprise people. 15 is a real game-changer episode for us.”

Lastly, CW president Mark Pedowitz shared his thoughts on “Legends of Tomorrow”, calling it the “Guardians of the Galaxy” of the DC Universe — funny, because that's exactly what I compared it to last week.

“The Flash”, “Arrow”, and “Legends of Tomorrow” return to The CW beginning January 19. 

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