Quick Hits: Legends of Tomorrow finds Mallus; The Mick season 2 episode order; Jeff Flake on Daily Show
There are a number of interesting news items that CarterMatt has for you today, but let’s start off with the breaking Legends of Tomorrow scoop! There’s some Big Bad news on the horizon.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Fringe and Sleepy Hollow actor John Noble (who we absolutely love!) is going to be lending his voice to Mallus, the mysterious villain at the heart of season. He’s a character with serious power, but not one altogether interested in rising to the forefront of the story right now. Here is what show executive producer Marc Guggenheim had to say to the aforementioned website:
“That’s the big mythology of the season and what makes Mallus cool at this stage of everyone’s viewing experience is that right now he is just a name and is this whisper … You’ll learn more about him in [episode] 305.”
Mallus is going to be responsible for bringing Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) back from the dead and seems capable of doing so much more with other villains. Just remember that while Noble may be voicing the character, this does not mean that he will be the actor who ends up playing him once he’s unmasked. Over the past two years on The Flash they used voice actors for both Zoom and Savitar before we ended up meeting these characters in the flesh.
As for some other top stories from today…
The Mick season 2 gets more episodes
While the Kaitlin Olson series may not necessarily be setting the world on fire in the ratings right now, Fox seems to be reasonably happy with the show — enough so to want more of it. The network has officially ordered more episodes of The Mick, bringing its full season 2 episode order to 20. While nothing is guaranteed as of yet (it’s much too early for guarantees!), this does give us a little bit of hope that the show will get a season 3.
Jeff Flake on The Daily Show
The Republican Arizona Senator made an appearance on last night’s episode and we hope that you’ll find it to be a fascinating interview. We mostly just point this out because it’s so rare these days to see a Republican on a liberal-leaning late-night comedy show, no matter who it is. Conversations are important despite differing viewpoints and we hope that this is something we do see more of moving forward.
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