Phoenix Comic-Con 17: Teddy Spears, Ciara Renee and Gabriel Luna Panels
On the second day of Phoenix Comic-Con 2017, we first attended The Flash & DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Panel and then the Ghost Rider panel. It was going to include Teddy Spears (Zoom/Jay Garrick), Ciara Renee (Hawkgirl) and Falk Hentschel (Hawkman). Unfortunately, Falk Hentschel was held up in London filming his newest film and couldn’t make it. Like most Comic-Con’s these are fan Q&A panels where fans ask any question they like for the actors. So many of these questions are irrelevant and silly but we have the best for you.
To start off Teddy Spears and Ciara Renee recount how many great singers are in the DCTV universe on The CW. This was made known by The Flash and Supergirl crossover musical episode that premiered a few months ago. With Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist actually getting their start on Glee. Teddy Spears went on to talk about the audition process for Zoom. The character was totally kept a secret from him throughout all of the auditions. But when he finally landed the role he was the only one who knew that his Jay Garrick wasn’t the real Jay Garrick but Zoom. He does, however, mention that his relationship with his younger brothers is what helped him from that initial relationship between Barry and Jay. Lastly, mentions how she didn’t grow up reading comics when he was younger but was a massive Revenge of the Nerds fan from the 80’s.
Ciara Renee goes on to talk about how she thinks that Hawkgirl might have once again tried to start a family with Hawkman but inevitably would be pulled back into the world of crime fighting. She also talked about how she actually grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited when she was younger. So she knew kinda who Hawkgirl was from the animated shows. She lastly mentions how she would love to reboot Ella Enchanted in the future but also mentioned she actually thinks it would be awesome to play Rogue in a future X-Men movie. Giving the character a nice racial swap from the typical white southern belle she is in the comics.