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Legends of Tomorrow Cast Photo & Caity Lotz’s Character Revealed, Updates on the Titans TV Show

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I was really hoping to see some Hawkgirl wings but I’ll settle for finally knowing who Arrow’s Caity Lotz is playing.

We finally learned the official name for the spinoff, as well as a synopsis which mentioned time-travel, the other day but CW president Mark Pedowitz has now confirmed Caity Lotz is taking on the mantle of White Canary. Though he didn’t specify how the character is alive once more, we’ll assume Lazarus Pit and move on.

In the comics White Canary is a recent invention, having been created by Gail Simone in 2010 as a Birds of Prey villain specifically targeting Black Canary. She’s also of Asian decent, a relative of the Silk Brothers.

“There’s going to be some differences,” Lotz told Entertainment Weekly. “There’s going to be some repercussions [from] whatever happened and it’s definitely going to make a difference in how she is. I’m really looking forward to it. The stuff they were telling me about it and where they’re going to go with the character is exciting.”

[UPDATE: Now we’ve got our first trailer as well. And it’s pretty epic.]

Meanwhile, we finally have another update on that Teen Titans show which has a home at TNT. Last we heard it had a cast made up of a female character majority including Barbara Gordon, Raven, Starfire, and Dawn Granger (Dove) but also includes Nightwing/Dick Grayson, Hank Hall (Hawk).

TNT president Kevin Reilly told TVLine Akiva Goldsman, who is writing the pilot is very busy and said “maybe this summer” they would start casting. TVLine also reports:

“I sat down with Akiva and said — and he ultimately agreed — that the [TV] landscape right now is well-serviced on the superhero front. So what space is this going to inhabit?” Reilly related. “And really what he wants to do is be very true” to the source material. As Reilly noted, Teen Titans “was a groundbreaking property when it first started,” so there is an opportunity here to set the TNT pilot — to either be titled Titans or Blackbirds, based on which rumor you subscribe to — apart from the ever-growing superhero pack. “There were consequences to things that happened; it wasn’t somebody died and they moved on. There was the first superhero to be an addict [in Roy Harper’s Speedy]. It’s a coming-of-age story for Robin, who feels like Batman has betrayed him.”

What do you think? Personally I think it’s a good idea they’re not trying to rush it out, as excited as I am to see those characters on screen.

(via CBR)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."