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Tony Todd to Voice Villain Zoom on 'The Flash' Season 2

8 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Next season, the titular hero of "The Flash" will face a villain named Zoom, and the mysterious bad guy has officially been cast.

Variety reports that actor Tony Todd ("Candyman," the "Final Destination" films, "Chuck") will voice the villain, who shows up in episode two of the series's upcoming second season. And according to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, showrunners took inspiration for the character -- and Todd's casting -- from an iconic source.

"Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh's voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different," Kreisberg explained to Variety. "Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, »

- Katie Roberts

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James Earl Jones Is Alive! Star Falls Victim to Internet Death Hoax

9 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Internet needs to stop killing off people who aren't actually dead. James Earl Jones is the latest star to fall victim to a death hoax. The 84-year-old actor is still very much alive, but after a parody website posted news of his supposed demise many thought he had passed away. The link, however, took users to a page that declared, "You got owned!" Not everyone caught onto the hoax, as Facebook saw the death announcement and posted the news on the social media platform. But rest at ease, readers. Mufasa is still very much alive and will even be voicing the former lion king in the new TV movie sequel, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.   Rob Lowe, who is voicing grown-up »

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The Flash season 2: new poster, Zoom's voice cast

16 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Horror veteran Tony Todd will voice the villainous Zoom in season 2 of The Flash. Also, a new poster teases Jay Garrick...

The Flash season 2 looks certain to expand the show's scale - the writers are adding a new primary antagonist called Zoom, possible sidekick Wally West and alternate-universe Flash Jay Garrick. Today, there's been news about two of those three things.

Firstly, we learned that horror movie veteran Tony Todd (pictured) will voice Zoom. Todd is perhaps best known for the Candyman films, and his lead role in Night Of The Living Dead.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said this of the casting:

"Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader -- this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, »

- rleane

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"The Flash" Casts Zoom, Gets Garrick Poster

18 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Some more news today about two of the key additions to the cast of the second season of The CW's "The Flash". First up iconic gravel-voiced actor Tony Todd ("Candyman," "Final Destination") has scored the voice role of Zoom, the major antagonist for the season.

Following the events of the first season, the second episode of the new season sees the return of Reverse-Flash who is getting a makeover and becoming 'Zoom'. Like last season, there will be a mystery as to who - or even what - is under the suit and the big reveal will take place a lot later than that of the Reverse Flash's identity in the first season. Speaking about Todd's hiring, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Variety:

"Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated the actor's voice... this year we wanted to do something a little bit different. Part of the mystery of »

- Garth Franklin

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'Flash' Season 2 Lands Tony Todd as Voice of Villain Zoom

31 August 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During The Flash's Comic-Con panel last month, the show's producers confirmed that the main villain in Season 2 will be Zoom, who is said to be faster than both Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh). Today, Variety reports that the villainous Zoom character will be voiced by Tony Todd. Much like last season's Reverse Flash mystery, part of Season 2's story line is exploring who is actually in the Zoom suit. Here's what executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had to say about bringing in Tony Todd to provide Zoom's voice.

"Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh's voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different. Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - this iconic voice coming out of this mask. »

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Tony Todd to voice The Flash’s season 2 villain Zoom

31 August 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like The Flash has found its big bad for the upcoming second season, with Variety reporting that Tony Todd (Candyman) will lend his voice to the villain Zoom and will make his debut in the second episode.

See Also: New banner for The Flash season 2

“Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” states executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.”

See Also: The Flash season 2 gets a first »

- Gary Collinson

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The Flash Season 2 Casts Tony Todd As The Voice Of Zoom

31 August 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The upcoming second season of The CW’s The Flash will introduce one of the Scarlet Speedster’s best known enemies from the comics, Zoom – but with an interesting twist. Clearly hoping to bide their time with the casting and debut of the character himself, our first exposure to the villain will be vocal, as Candyman actor Tony Todd as been cast as the “voice of Zoom.”

The show’s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explains the decision to Variety:

“Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different. Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Tony Todd Will Bring His Sonorous Voice to 'The Flash' Season 2 as Arch-Foe Zoom

31 August 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Tony Todd (likely forever to be otherwise known as Candyman) has been cast as the voice of the villain Zoom in Season 2 of CW's hit series "The Flash," based on the DC Comics superhero. “Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Variety. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Tony Todd Will Bring His Sonorous Voice to 'The Flash' Season 2 as Arch-Foe Zoom

31 August 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tony Todd (likely forever to be otherwise known as Candyman) has been cast as the voice of the villain Zoom in Season 2 of CW's hit series "The Flash," based on the DC Comics superhero. “Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Variety. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd!" If there's one thing that they 6'5" actor is popular for, it's his deep voice. Past voice work on »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Flash Casts 'Zoom' For Season 2 With A Surprising Twist; Suit Details Also Revealed

31 August 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The mystery surrouding the Reverse-Flash made up a large chunk of The Flash's first season, and it sounds as if we'll all soon be arguing and debating the identity of Zoom as well. Variety reveals that Candyman star Tony Todd has been cast as the voice of Zoom and will make his first appearance in the second episode (titled "Flash of Two Worlds"). "Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells the trade. "Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, »

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‘The Flash’ Casts Tony Todd as Voice of DC Villain Zoom in Season 2 (Exclusive)

31 August 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Flash” has tapped “Candyman” star Tony Todd as the voice of DC Comics villain Zoom in season two, Variety has learned exclusively.

Zoom will menace titular hero Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) beginning in episode two, “Flash of Two Worlds.”

“Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Variety. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.”

Kreisberg compares Zoom’s appearance to Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man, revealing, “The Zoom »

- Laura Prudom

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'Big Bang Theory' Is Getting a 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Episode

28 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Leonard and Sheldon will be awakened by the force! Yes, in true Big Bang Theory fashion, the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens will wreck havoc on the lives of Dr. Cooper and Dr. Hofstadter in a big way. The show has always been Star Wars obsessed, and this fall, they're taking it up a notch. The Big Bang Theory Season 9 will have an episode that completely revolves around the release of the first Star Wars in ten years. Executive producer Steve Molaro had this to say to TVLine.

"We're talking about how that will be weaved into [the guys']&#160lives. And we have some really cool ideas."

Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj have all been obsessed with the Star Wars franchise since the show first premiered way back in 2007. There are numerous references littered throughout the episodes, and you can find plenty of Star Wars memorabilia throughout the set. The »

- MovieWeb

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Disney Channel's Invisible Sister Gets Premiere Date — Also, See First Photo

28 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A premiere date and first photo has appeared for Disney Channel’s Invisible Sister.

The original movie — starring Rowan Blanchard (of the Emmy-nominated Girl Meets World) and Paris Berelc (Mighty Med) — will debut Friday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c as part of “Monstober,” the cabler’s month-long Halloween-themed programming event.

RelatedDisney Channel’s Lion King Sequel Casts Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union, Brings Back James Earl Jones

Set in New Orleans during Halloween, Invisible Sister follows Cleo (played by Blanchard), an introverted  science prodigy whose class project accidentally turns her popular older sister Molly (Berelc) aka the school’s lacrosse star invisible. »

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Big Bang Season 9: The Force Will Awaken Sheldon, Leonard & Co.

28 August 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There’s been an awakening… and The Big Bang Theory is definitely going to feel it.

The Star Wars-obssesed sitcom’s upcoming ninth season will feature a storyline about The Force Awakens, exec producer Steve Molaro confirms to TVLine.

RelatedBig Bang Theory Cliffhanger Mystery Solved: Leonard and Penny [Spoiler] in the Season 9 Premiere

“We’re talking about how that will be weaved into [the guys’] lives,” he says of the J.J. Abrams-helmed pic, which lands in theaters on Dec. 16. “And we have some really cool ideas.”

Considering Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj’s obsession with the franchise — not to mention their »

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Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds to Receive Governors Awards Oscars

27 August 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands will be honored Nov. 14 at the seventh annual Governors Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted the awards at their Aug. 25 meeting. Following tradition, AMPAS reps withheld the announcement until they could notify the recipients.

This is the second time the Academy opted for only three nominees. The org can salute up to six people each year: four honorary Oscars, and one apiece for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Thalberg Award, which goes to a producer for their body of work. It’s generally been four honorees, except for 2011, when there were three.

Despite the Acad’s recent attempts to increase international membership, it’s an all-American lineup. And while Rowlands and Lee have worked for major studios, they made their name in the indie world. In reflecting the Academy’s diversity push, the trio consists of two women »

- Tim Gray

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Oscars: Some Modest Proposals for the Governors Awards

22 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

August 25 will be a big night for Academy board members: That’s when they select 2015 recipients of the Governors Awards.

According to the website, AMPAS encourages members of the Academy to weigh in. They didn’t say anything about non-members, but why not? Movie fans have strong ideas too.

So here are some proposals: Michael Apted, whose range includes the “Seven Up!” docus to “Coal Miner’s Daughter”; Tsui Hark, a key figure in Asia’s action films; Richard Lester, the influential director; documaker extraordinaire Frederick Wiseman; and actress-director Jeanne Moreau. Incredibly, none has ever been nominated for an Oscar. And how about activist Rob Reiner for the Hersholt?

Variety exec editor Steven Gaydos also offers some stellar names for consideration: Gilles Jacob, who led the Cannes Fest for decades; producer-casting pro Fred Roos, whose groundbreaking credits include “The Godfather” and “American Graffiti”; Brit filmmaker Ken Loach; American actress Gena Rowlands »

- Tim Gray

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New extended clip from The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

20 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has released a new extended clip from the Disney Channel animated movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, which you can watch below below…

See Also: Disney reveals cast and clip from The Lion King sequel The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala. Max Charles (“The Strain”) stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Kion’s best friend, Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo.

Additional cast members include: Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) as Kiara, »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney reveals cast and clip from The Lion King sequel The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

16 August 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has released details of the cast and the first clip from The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, the upcoming Disney Channel animated movie which will serve as both a sequel to The Lion King and a lead-in to the animated series The Lion Guard. Here’s the official press release from Disney, along with the synopsis and clip…

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala. Max Charles (“The Strain”) stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Kion’s best friend, Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte, »

- Gary Collinson

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Sesame Street, HBO Deal Means More Episodes, and Also Benefits PBS

13 August 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The non-profit Sesame Workshop and HBO have struck a deal through which the next five seasons of Sesame Street will premiere on the pay cabler, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and HBO Now.

RelatedMuppets Star Kermit the Frog Confirms Break-Up With Miss Piggy

Now before Big Bird squawks, know this: As a result of the partnership, Sesame Street will be able to produce nearly twice as much new content and, for the first time ever, make the show available for free to PBS and its member stations, nine months after episodes debut on HBO.

Also as part of the deal, »

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'The Lion King' Story Continues in First 'Lion Guard' Clip

12 August 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The epic storytelling of Disney's The Lion King continues with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie is a precursor to The Lion Guard television series, premiering in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe. A special preview of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will be presented at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, August 16 (2:00 p.m.), but today Disney Jr. has released the first clip from this TV movie, and revealed the full voice cast.

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from The Lion King as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively, »

- MovieWeb

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