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While Warner Bros. is gearing up to start production on Batman Vs. Superman next year in Michigan, the studio is also working on their long-awaited Justice League movie. A new, unconfirmed report reveals that Warner Bros. is eyeing a "United Nations" approach to casting these superheroes, with each role representing a different region of the world.
Superman (Henry Cavill) represents the Earth as a whole, since he is an "immigrant" of Earth and speaks for everyone. Batman (Ben Affleck) would represent America, with Warner Bros. seeking a Hispanic or Latino actor to play The Flash. While the announcement that Gal Gadot is playing Wonder Woman in Batman Vs. Superman (and presumably in Justice League) took many by surprise, it does fall in line with this alleged plan, since she is of Israeli descent.
#TheFlash lists #casting retro logo. pic.twitter.com/o481VFovHP— DavidRapaportCasting (@RapaportCasting) December 4, 2013 News broke some months back that Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, Melissa Kellner Berman and David Nutter would be developing a Flash show for The CW. Originally set to have a back-door pilot in episode 20 of Arrow, the character of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is now set to make his costumed debut in his own pilot. Of course, that's provided Gustin impresses when he debuts tonight on Arrow (8Pm Pst/Est on The CW). David Rapport Casting has handled casting duties on Arrow and The Tomorrow People so it should come as no surprise that they're doing the same for The Flash. Iris West should be no surprise as she's Barry's long-time love interest but it looks like Iris' father/brother (?) (Detective West) will play a prominent role as well, at least in the pilot. Related »
Episodes 8 (“The Scientist) and 9 (“Three Ghosts”) of Arrow are two-part mid-season finale event, introducing police scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), as he arrives in Starling City to help Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his team investigate a robbery at Queen Consolidated. Both episodes have exhilarating, exciting and shocking moments worthy of any winter break, and Barry Allen has such fun interaction and chemistry with the team that it’s easy to see why they’re jumping straight to a pilot for The Flash, which will most assuredly go to series. During this recent interview to discuss the introduction of Barry Allen and how that will lead to The Flash on his own show, actor Grant Gustin, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and DC Comics’ Geoff Johns talked about what brings Barry Allen to Starling City, who this version of the character is, how tricky the character was to cast, »
- Christina Radish
Tomorrow night sees The CW's "Arrow" unveil their take on Barry Allen, the man who will become The Flash in his own pilot set to debut next year. Former "Glee" star Grant Gustin plays the role in this two-part mid-season finale and the proposed new spin-off series.
Executive producer Greg Berlanti says: "The thing that was important to us was that he really should be a contrast to Oliver and to Stephen. Stephen is the traditional square-jawed, muscle-bound hero. That works really well, because he needs all that. One of the things about Flash is he's a random guy who gets struck by lightning. He needs the bolt of lightning to be a hero in a way Stephen doesn't."
Despite the character only »
- Garth Franklin
So how will Starling City’s vigilante deal with the younger competition? How different is the show’s incarnation of Barry from others you may have seen? And what’s the future of the Flash pilot?
- Vlada Gelman
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Aquaman, Arrow, The Flash, Teen Titans Go! and more....
Sony has certainly made up wait, but this coming week we'll finally get our first look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when the first trailer arrives on Thurdsay (December 5th), but we have managed to get a sneak peek at two of the villains set to join Jamie Foxx's Electro thanks to a poster featuring Spidey (Andrew Garfield) staring down a suited up Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and glider-flying Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan or Chris Cooper... and if you look closely at the Led screens on the poster, you'll be able to tell which). Meanwhile, with »
- Gary Collinson
Can Aquaman ever catch a break?
DC Comics has launched several of its superheroes into highly-successful screen adaptations -- Superman and Batman in blockbuster movies, and Green Arrow in a successful television series. But the water-based Aquaman hasn't been able to transfer his popularity from comics to film. The closest he's gotten is a joke on HBO's "Entourage."
But DC Entertainment is doing its darndest to change that. "He's a priority character for the company," Johns said.
With Marvel celebrating a string of recent hits like "Iron Man," "The Avengers," and "Thor," DC Entertainment is trying to make stars out of its stable of characters. The Flash is appearing on The CW's "Green Arrow," with an eye toward a spin-off, and Batman ally Commissioner Gordon »
- Kelly Woo
While the general public remains fixated on the film franchises of Batman, Superman and now Batman vs. Superman, we here at Screen Rant have spent a considerable amount of time focusing on characters that have not yet enjoyed big-screen adaptation. We’ve explained why Wonder Woman or The Flash are great film franchise candidates – and one or both might be appearing in BvsS – but the character that kicked off our little series of articles was none other than DC’s aquatic superman, Aquaman.
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- Kofi Outlaw
Aquaman gets a bit of a bad rap among DC's top tier superheroes. If you consider the DC Comics superheoes as stand-ins for Greek gods with Superman being Zeus, Batman being Hades, The Flash being Hermes, etc., then Aquaman is Poseidon. And no one mocks Poseidon. But since Aquaman has a silly costume and most people think his main ability is talking with marine life, he gets mocked (also, as Injustice: Gods Among Us proved, being able to control underwater creatures has its advantages). However, DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns isn't giving up on the underwater hero. "He's a priority character for the company," says Johns. Warner Bros. has already made that clear by trying to give him a TV show (the pilot wasn't picked up) and is currently planning to release a direct-to-dvd animated feature. Hit the jump for more on DC's plans and the obstacles an Aquaman movie faces. »
- Matt Goldberg
In the comics, Aquaman is, more or less, King of the Seven Seas. In Hollywood, the veteran superhero is treated like a three-day-old tuna fish sandwich.
Despite his long tenure in the pages of DC Entertainment’s comics, the sea-soaked adventurer has, over the decades, seemed all wet. While Aquaman is recognized as king of the undersea country of Atlantis, writers have had problems dealing with him when he’s asked to take part in land-based adventures with the publisher’s vaunted Justice League of America, of which he’s a charter member. And despite a multitude of page-turning exploits – he’s had part of his arm amputated and, in a family tragedy rarely seen in the four-color pages of the comics, lost a baby son to villainy – Aquaman is still viewed as decidedly second-tier.
Is it his odd orange-and-green wardrobe? A writer’s fear of the water? Telepathic fish-commanding »
- Brian Steinberg
With rumours of a movie starring The Flash in 2016 (as well as a cameo appearance by the character in 2015's Batman Vs. Superman), you can't blame anyone for thinking that there's a chance that that Barry Allen will be the same one played by Grant Gustin in Arrow! After all, having two live-action versions of the same character around at the same time could be considered confusing to some, but that's clearly not an issue for Warner Bros. "We haven't had any of those conversations other than to say, what characters are we allowed to use this year and advocate or request certain ones that are of interest to us," Greg Berlanti told Fandango recently. "And every now and then, they'll say, 'You can't have that guy.' They don't say why, and we figure out why later on." So, for the time being, this confirms earlier reports that the »
Hourman, The Flash and Constantine just the beginning for DC‘s TV prospects. Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer for DC, recently addressed the upcoming slate of TV series based on DC comics properties. He praised Grant Gustin‘s portrayal of Barry Allen (The Flash), as well as Bruce Heller‘s writing [...]
- Sam Joseph
As always, this kind of stuff is filled with "maybes," "probablys" and "perhaps one day" — that's the way rumors go. But it's also tantalizing enough that one can't really ignore it, though as always, take this info with a big grain of salt. Anyway, over at Badass Digest, they're reporting that David S. Goyer has pitched a "Sandman" movie, based on Neil Gaiman's celebrated comic, to the guys in suits at Warner Bros., and they have been "receptive." Of course, that could mean a lot of things, but we'd wager that since Goyer is well regarded at the studio (thanks to "The Dark Knight" trilogy, "Man Of Steel" and the forthcoming "Batman Vs. Superman," as well as the brewing "The Flash") that they took the time not afforded some random person knocking at their door to hear him out. So what makes this rumor have a bit more meat on the bone? »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Things have taken a turn for the better for the CW’s planned Arrow spinoff featuring DC Comics superhero The Flash. Grant Gustin (Glee) was cast as Barry Allen, the speedster’s alter ego, for a three-episode arc on the current season of Arrow, with his final appearance serving as a backdoor pilot for his own series. While Gustin’s appearances in Episodes 8 and 9 have already been shot, the plan has been changed for what would have been the pilot in Episode 20. Since the already filmed episodes have been so well received by the powers that be at the CW, it’s been decided The Flash should get a proper, standalone pilot.
While the pilot will still be handled by Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, with Geoff Johns writing and David Nutter directing, Deadline reported the new pilot will better flesh out The Flash’s story. Since it’s being separated from Arrow, »
- Brody Gibson
Earlier this year The CW announced that it was to introduce a potential new series for DC Comics' Scarlett Speedster by using the hit superhero show Arrow to launch a backdoor pilot for The Flash. The original plan was for Barry Allen - played by Grant Gustin (Glee) - to appear in episodes 8 and 9 before using episode 20 as a backdoor pilot / origin story. However, Gustin has just finished up his work on the first two episodes, impressing network executives enough to alter the plans, with Deadline revealing today that The Flash will now get its own standalone pilot. And that's not all, as Flash TV News has also given us our first look at Barry as he will appear in episode 8 of Arrow....
- Gary Collinson
The plan to introduce Barry Allen — an assistant forensics investigator working for the Central City police department — via the sophomore drama Arrow remains unchanged. As seen in the photos below, the character (played by Glee’s Grant Gustin) will debut in Episode 8, “The Scientist” (investigating a seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division) and also appear in Episode 9, “Three Ghosts. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Actor Grant Gustin was originally slated to play the role in three episodes of the currently airing second season of "Arrow" - episodes 8, 9 and 20. Gustin would only appear as Barry Allen in the first two episodes, and then become The Flash in that last one which would have served as a backdoor pilot for "The Flash" series.
While the already shot episodes 8 & 9 remain unchanged, plans for episode 20 have been scrapped. Instead, The CW have opted to do a traditional standalone "The Flash" pilot which is where Gustin's character will slip into the red costume for the first time.
The decision was reportedly made after those first two episodes were watched by network brass who were extremely happy with the results. As a result, the standalone pilot allows the creators to »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: There has been a change in the CW‘s plans for The Flash. Originally, the character, played by Grant Gustin, was supposed to appear in three episodes of Arrow this season — No. 8, No. 9 and No. 20, the last one serving as a backdoor pilot directed by David Nutter. Episodes 8 and 9, in which the superhero is introduced only as his alter ego Barry Allen, have already been shot. But now the CW has opted to film a traditional stand-alone Flash pilot instead of doing a backdoor pilot as Arrow‘s Episode 20. With Episodes 8 and 9 serving as an origin story, the plan was for The Flash character to make his debut — red costume and all — in Arrow‘s Episode 20. He will now do it in the pilot. The creative team remains the same, with Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and series scribe Geoff Johns writing the pilot and Nutter, who helmed the pilot for Arrow, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Deadline have revealed that there has been a change of plans for The Flash's small screen debut. While Grant Gustin will still make an appearance as Barry Allen in a two-part episode of Arrow a couple of weeks from now, "the CW has opted to film a traditional standalone Flash pilot instead of doing a backdoor pilot as Episode 20 of Arrow. With Episodes 8 and 9 serving as an origin story, the plan was for The Flash character to make his debut — red costume and all — in Arrow‘s Episode 20. He will now do it in the pilot." Bosses at the network were apparently extremely impressed with episodes 8 and 9, and this is clearly a sign that they have faith in a live-action series featuring Gustin. The obvious advantage here is that the team behind the episode (Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns and David Nutter) now »
When originally announced , The CW's upcoming TV series based on The Flash would begin as a 'backdoor pilot' on their hit series Arrow , where actor Grant Gustin would appear as Barry Allen before spinning off into his own TV series. Now those plans have changed. Deadline is reporting that the Scarlet Speedster will receive a traditional pilot instead of having an entire episode of Arrow dedicated to his origins. This decision comes after early cuts of his first two episodes, 8 and 9 in Arrow 's new season, were well received by the CW brass. Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg along with Geoff Johns will still write the pilot episode with Arrow pilot director David Nutter at the helm. It's not known when the series will air, but a mid-season »
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