Post by knightshadow57 on May 19, 2013 21:25:21 GMT -6
I think creatively you have a nice set up for the third year as Chloe remains disconnected from her past life (Oliver, her mom, her dad, her daughter), similar to how your series began with Chloe disconnected from Lois and Clark. I do hope that we hear about Oliver from time to time, perhaps the return of his playboy ways, or even a relationship with Black Canary. I am for Arrow and Watchtower eventually getting back together, but it would be interesting to see Chloe's reaction to Oliver moving on without realizing it.
I also want to know if you ever plan on bringing in other GCPD officers and detectives?
How about Red X showing up at some point? Should I be suggesting this to your sister shows?
Well, there have been characters that are from DC Comics mythology that I've basically taken the name and just done what I wanted to do with the character. To name one of those, I'd say Guido Bertinelli. In terms of creating something from scratch, including the name, I just wanted to do something new. Coming into this season, the first thing that popped into my head was, "I want to build a character from scratch." And that's what's so exciting for me this season- I get to do that. Then I wanted to ingrain him a little more into the story by having him connected in some way to Chloe, and having this past between them that can throw him straight into the middle of the action as soon as we're introduced to him. Lastly, there's a lot of mystery behind this season- who is Hush? What has Selina been up to? What has happened in the year that we've missed? Where is Hope? Why is she so important? What is Chloe's purpose now? I felt like adding a new character only builds to the mystery. I can say, by the end of the season, he'll be one of the most pivotal characters in the series, and I reeeeeeally hope you guys enjoy his development, and don't, you know, despise him or anything, hahaha. XD
I wont...So long as he doesnt try getting with Vicki, or Dinah if she ever comes back. And also if he can be like the awesome guy bestie that Chloe needs right now. Because.....right now....her guy friend still thinks she's dead.hahaha
And hopefully you realize that I mean Clark and Not Pete
Technically, Bruce is her best male friend by default, considering his involvement in her return. I just realized, Bruce finally has Chloe to himself, abet as a friend, and yet another guy comes into the picture. Bruce doesn't have much luck when it comes to Chloe Sullivan.
Post by knightshadow57 on May 15, 2013 11:59:27 GMT -6
I have no say in whether this gets added to the site, but I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot. I would have to agree that you definitely captured the feel of the procedural. I enjoyed the introduction of Wally West given his role in the comics, and regardless of whether he himself becomes a meta or is one, I am interested in learning more about his back story and if he happens to have an Aunt Iris and Uncle Barry in this universe. And I just asked the Watchtower crew if they would be touching on the Flash at some point after the events of Season 2 of the show. Plus, Wally reminds me of Abby from NCIS.
Danny definitely needs time to develop I think, but I never saw the Smallville episode he appeared in, so maybe that would add more context. I am also curious how you plan to address Superman, although it would make sense simply to ignore the elephant in the room as even if Superman is currently around, there is a reason why Metropolis law enforcement have a special unit to deal with metahumans.
Post by knightshadow57 on May 5, 2013 23:01:15 GMT -6
The spoilers always work to increase interest without taking away from the actual episodes. I am glad to see that it appears that both Nightwing/Dick Grayson and Oracle/Barbara Gordon seem to have their own story points beyond adding the characters to the backdrop of Gotham.
While I am sure this is asked before (probably by me), but do you ever worry about placing the series in Gotham and dealing with Batman's origin? Last season, Oliver left, and Emil is gone for the time being. Once Perry leaves, we essentially have Chloe surrounded by Bat-franchise characters only.
For this reason, I like how you are bringing in an original character, and using Chloe as the linchpin or glue that brings everyone together as opposed to Bruce/Batman. Babs will likely become Oracle because of Chloe's influence, and I am guessing Chloe will have some connections with Nightwing beyond his helping Helena this season.
If anything, this version of Batman is still evolving, making mistakes as I would say seeking help from al Ghul and his League. I will be interested in seeing what effects will Chloe's resurrection have on her psyche since we all know what the quickest way for the al Ghul to bring back the dead.
1. What are the current ages of the characters planned for this season? 2. Will we be seeing any interaction between Dick and Bruce? Dick and Barbara? 3. Any chance you will be addressing the Flash mythology at any point in Season 3? After all, if Bart was THE Bart Allen, then we have Barry and Wally that have not made an appearance. Perhaps Bart somehow inspired his family to become the two of the fastest men alive.
Post by knightshadow57 on Feb 7, 2013 20:07:57 GMT -6
Been a while since I posted, but I can't believe you are bringing the major missing character in the Bat Mythos in Haunted. Will this character appear on Trinity once the sister series gets back up and running? Then again, you never say the name, only the codename, which I am guessing is intentional.
Also, I am guessing it's okay to actually say the character's name in the spoiler thread right? I can't remember how to add spoiler tags anyway.
I'm surprised that you don't see Chloe as the settling down type, though. Thats interesting. I think its important, for Chloe, and the series, to not have her be in the same relationship, always having that same shoulder to lean on from beginning to end. Whether they eventually end up together or not, its important that we see them separately, rather than always together.
Okay, so you have all but confirmed that they are at least going on a break, if not breaking up, leaving a potential Arrow/Canary pairing behind the scenes once Oliver departs.
Given Bruce's complicated relationship with Selina, the introduction to Zatanna and potential once he meets Vicki, I am hoping that no romantic relationship happens with he and Chloe. I do look forward to them getting closer once Oliver is gone and the potential for the big conversation concerning that romantic potential, astocwhy nothing will happen.
Glad to hear that it will not become the Batman show, but you will need to bring in new characters like you said to balance the ongoing development of the Dark Knight.
Any chance of seeing the Wonder Twins again. They definitely need some tutelage, although I am guessing not until Season 3 as the last thing we need is for the Twins to meet Jack and Harley.
Post by knightshadow57 on Dec 27, 2011 23:12:51 GMT -6
When you mentioned in your replies in the the Season 2 Discussion Forum that (1) you were not done with Perry's character, and (2) that a certain non-Green hero will be figuring into next season, I figured that Oliver was the likely of the four characters to be leaving. My only hope is that Oliver and Chloe do not break up as I like the pairing.
It will be interesting to see if Oliver ends up establishing himself and Green Arrow again in Star City.
As the producers buckle down to pitch a third season to the network for consideration of renewal, VSGuide has learned that a major character will NOT be back for a possible third season -- and by major, we mean major! An actor from the core cast, which includes Allison Mack (although we highly doubt the show will be sending the main character on its way), Justin Hartley, Kayla Ewell, Michael McKean and Christian Bale, are all candidates. The producers, who are currently working with the actors in negotiations of their contracts, refused to comment on the departure of one of their main characters.
The question remains, how could they write these characters off?
Could the big 'Bertinelli' story coming up in the back half of the second season be Helena's last? Will Oliver's relationship with Chloe end tragically? Will Perry finally become Editor in Chief of the Daily Planet, and put Gotham in his past? Will Bruce's stint as the Dark Knight be his last? After both Alessandro Juliani and Elise Gatien didn't return as regulars, but as guest stars, it makes us wonder if the actor in question will really bow out with a bang, or be peppered out throughout the following season, much like how season two took the time to wrap Emil Hamilton and Mia Dearden's stories up.
What we do know is the writers have a whole other half of the season to write this character off, and hopefully we'll get a sense of who is singing their swan song as the season finale approaches. Stay tuned for more details on the progress of the show's third season pitch, and look for more spoilers in the coming weeks on the Christmas Special!
I think I already know the answer if your response to my review / comments to the mid-season finale is any indication of which of the four in the picture will be departing.
Post by knightshadow57 on Nov 3, 2011 11:26:23 GMT -6
I will probably add a longer review once I have time but I wanted to add a few comments not already addressed.
Influence of Destiny:
We essentially have three characters that believed that their destiny is to die saving the heroes and the innocent citizens. For all three, this stems from the question of why they exist and why they have survived previous encounters with death. For Bruce, he carries the deaths of his parents with him as we see the 'ghost' of his father at first taunting him, but ultimately proud of his son.
Despite her involvement in Clark's early pre-Blur adventures, her identity as Watchtower, a sidekick or hero in her own right stems from the death of Henry James Olsen. She is so busy trying to save her friends, she is willing to needlessly put herself in harms way.
Finally, Emil is a complex character in that he is essentially back to his old self, despite retaining the memories of his fall, but sees himself as expendable. He haunted by the death of the real Emil and the man's sins, as well as questioning his existence as a clone. Is he as real? What is his purpose? It is obvious he believed his purpose is to redeem his creator and die for the man's crimes.
Now, all of them are realizing that why they exist is not mistake or happenstance. They have a greater and yet unknown purpose. Bruce finding his way to becoming the man and the bat man we know. Chloe finally allowing herself to follow the dream of a famil and life with Oliver, and accepting her importance in the hero community. Emil being saved at the last minute to continue on the road of self-discovery as a member of the Suicide Squad, a team who is willing to cross lines but appears to more so than before fight on the same side as the League.
The answer to the question of why each are here is no longer 'death' but 'life'.
Death of Barry Allen:
When you gave the hint about who dies, I can't remember if my mind went to Bart initially, but at some point, I made the connection. Bartholemew Allen is Impulse's full name, with Barry and Bart both aliases and shortened forms.
It makes sense to choose Bart as it would have more impact given his larger presence in Smallville. Plus, you can now set up Bart Allen as a version of the character from the comics and bring in the original Barry or Wally West as the Flash, an identity still unused in the Smallville universe. The writers in Smallville were clearly ambiguous on which version of the character he was.
Lastly, with the title of both parts of the finale being 'War', there had to exist casualties. It is poignant that the heroes or vigilantes (more fitting for the Squad) that died were the youngest of the two teams. Falcons essentially won a not so small victory by taking away the future of the vigilante community. Bart in particular was the one that was the heart of the time as he almost always kept a positive and upbeat demeanor when facing the dangers of world. Courtney to a lesser extent still retained that potential for hope that the other heroes lost through all the trials and tribulations. Despite going ther separate ways again, this time the team is. It falling apart but moving forward.
Return of Superman, sort of:
Given your previous references to bringing in Clark, I liked how we never see him throughout Part II, but his presence is still felt and known to the reader. I also liked the image of Superman, not Clark, watching Chloe say goodbye to their friend. The moment where Chloe feel a breeze was great, showing that while he is no longer a daily fixture in her life, Clark will always be watching out for her and the team. I am curious if in the chaos anyone figured out that Clark saved Watchtower.
I did like how you establish through Clark's saves of Perry and Selina that he was dealing with all the robots while the rest of the team took the fight to Falcone. Nice way to explain why he didn't join them.
Which leaves me to wonder about how Clark found out. Did he simply choose to join the fight based on news reports concerning Gotham, since Falcone had wanted his influence to extend beyond the city. Or did he catch wind of the team from Martian Manhunter, who I think still works in Metropolis.
I am also curious to know Clark's reaction to Chloe being alive. Did he already know? Is he upset or is his decision not to reveal himself demonstrating a new found maturity by respecting his friend's wishes for now.
1. As the future is always in flux, will we be seeing Bart return?
2. The Flash emerge? Origin of character I this universe?
3. Clark and Chloe meeting? Kara returning?
4. What position was Perry up for at the Daily Planet? Editor?
Post by knightshadow57 on Aug 8, 2011 1:24:32 GMT -6
In connection with my question regarding guest appearances by meteor-infected and others, any chance of doing mini-episodes like the Chloe chronicles where we see the affects of the Key Crime Syndicate using the database.
E.g. Metahuman "A" attacked by syndicate operatives and captured, etc. Maybe a nice way to lead up to the second half of the season (since it is my understanding that you are still doing a proper mid-season finale break).
Post by knightshadow57 on Jul 31, 2011 17:07:15 GMT -6
At the end of Season 5, Anya was supposed to die, but the actress moved her arm while Xander was carrying her. Accident or intentional, the show either changed their minds or missed the cut and Anya lived for the remainder of the series.
Post by knightshadow57 on Jul 31, 2011 17:01:41 GMT -6
I like how the interview addresses the speculation on Guido's true allegiance.
I am definitely looking forward to seeing the character take center stage as he gets vengeance without hopefully going down the slippery slope that Oliver found himself in on Smallville.
One quality of Oliver's that this new dynamic between Oliver and Guido demonstrates is his willingness to help others during the darker periods of their lives despite his own imperfections. I mean, he brought together the Justice League, mentored Mia, and annoyed Clark during his journey to becoming Superman (the latter actually did help Clark start looking outside the world of Smallville.
Any chance of the Angel of Vengeance from Smallville and one of the Chloe Web Series? What about any other meteor-infected character?
It just came to mind the Watchtower database would likely have at least some information from Chloe's and Lana's Isis Foundation clients.