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Call the 2014-15 broadcast season the Year of the Comic Invasion. The Big 5 broadcast networks will bow five new dramas that all have their roots in the comic book world: Fox's Batman prequel, Gotham; The CW's Arrow spinoff, The Flash; The CW's iZombie; NBC's Hellblazer take, Constantine; and ABC's midseason bridge show, Agent Carter. They join a roster that includes CW's Arrow, ABC's Agents of Shield and AMC's monster hit The Walking Dead as every network looks for a piece of the fanboy pie. "We're at the point where all the 'A-list characters' have been spoken for and realized in either TV or film," Arrow Ep Marc Guggenheim tells The Hollywood Reporter. "What that does is
- Lesley Goldberg
According to TVGuide.com, Ross will appear in a November episode, though it’s unclear if she will appear in the current timeline or via flashbacks.
As revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, the fifth episode of Season 3, titled “Oracle,” will shed light on Felicity’s unexplored past, including her time at MIT. With Arrow returning Oct. 8, that places the flashback episode at the start of November sweeps. »
Saturday night was Warners and DC Comics' big night of TV series debuts at Comic Con with a special screening of the full pilots of "The Flash" and "Gotham" along with footage from the new season of "Arrow" and the new series "Constantine". Cast and producers from all four shows appeared on stage together, 33 panelists in total, making it the largest in Comic-Con’s multi-decade history.
"Arrow" showcased the 2.5 minute trailer I posted the other day... but with a little extra at the end. The last 45-seconds is a single scene confirming iconic Batman villain Ra's Al Ghul will appear this season, the clip showcasing the costume (but not the face) of 'The Head of the Demon' who will serve as the year's primary antagonist.
- Garth Franklin
On hiatus since last year, Arrow's digital comic book series will return this September with executive producer Marc Guggenheim tapped to set the stage for what's to come in season three. He will be joined by fellow writer Keto Shimizu and artist Joe Bennett. The events of the comic takes place between seasons two and three, and will be made up of two arcs. "We've tried to put in all the elements that people like about the show, so there will be Oliver and Felicity banter," Guggenheim said in an interview with TV Guide. "We're going to see what's happened to Detective Lance after he collapsed in the season finale. A good chunk of the burning questions left over will get answered in the tie-in comic." He also promises that we will be introduced to many of the new characters who will be introduced in season three. The Flash »
The Season 2 finale of The CW drama series Arrow is sure to be surprising, gasp-inducing and action-packed. Finally bringing things to a head between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), the events in the episode, entitled “Unthinkable,” will push Oliver to the edge and force him to decide, once and for all, if he’s a killer or a hero. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer Marc Guggenheim talked about wanting to surpass the bar they set with the Season 1 finale, collectively deciding that this is the last time that they can destroy the city, that the Season 2 finale will have a moment that definitely answers where Laurel (Katie Cassidy) will fit in next season, and whether they ever considered the possibility of Slade Wilson finding redemption. He also talked about how the consequences of the finale will be felt in the third season premiere, »
- Christina Radish
Marc Guggenheim served as one of the writers on Green Lantern, but now serves as showrunner on Arrow. Despite at one point being attached to a big screen adaptation of The Flash, his role in the realm of live-action DC adaptations seems to be confined to television. Regardless, when IGN caught up with him recently, they quizzed him about his interest in seeing Hal Jordan part of Zack Snyder's recently announced Justice League movie. "I would love it," Guggenheim said. "At the end of the day, I just want to see a great Justice League movie. I think they’re putting a lot of really cool pieces into play with the first two Superman movies and I’m basically a sucker for a great comic book movie. As long as they’re doing something awesome, I’ll be the first one in line." While he obviously doesn't know anything »
On Season 2 of the hit CW series Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has rededicated himself to his mission of being more than just another vigilante, and is attempting to become a beacon of hope for the city’s most vulnerable, as The Arrow. With everything changing in both the present-day and the past, there are sure to be big reveals, lots of action, romance and new secrets, in the remaining episodes of this season. During this recent interview to promote the remaining episodes of Season 2, executive producer/writer Marc Guggenheim talked about how the number of people who know Oliver’s secret will increase before the end of the season, whether viewers might see any of the Suicide Squad characters again, what made now the right time to bring back The Huntress, that they already have an idea for her return in Season 3, where things are headed for Thea, just »
- Christina Radish
With production beginning on the "Arrow" spinoff, "The Flash," it's time to jump the gun and start wondering about how the two shows will relate when both are on the air. Will characters travel between Starling City and Central City? Will main characters Oliver Queen and Barry Allen visit some more?
That said, it's not likely that the two shows would meet much to begin with. "Everything is always on the table," Guggenheim tells Collider. "But we also all collectively feel like 'The Flash' needs to stand on its own two feet, now that it's gotten its launch from 'Arrow.'"
If crossovers aren't likely right away, when might they come? "We trust our instincts to know when is the right time, »
While fanboys find something new to debate about the Man of Steel sequel seemingly every week, they are singing ‘Kumbaya’ when it comes to CW’s TV versions of their comics, especially the adaptation of Green Arrow in the hit series, Arrow and it’s already been used to introduce TV viewers to a larger DC universe by launching a spinoff show, The Flash, whose pilot is currently in pre-production. It stars Grant Gustin (Glee, 90210) and produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, the team who brought us Arrow. DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and one of the modern-day writers who has a long and legendary run on the character, Geoff Johns is involved in co-writing the pilot with Berlanti and Kreisberg.
- Ernie Estrella
Here's your first look at the CW's new incarnation of the Flash. He looks pretty flashy! Grant Gustin, perhaps best known as Sebastian on Glee, stars as Barry Allen, the young scientist who winds up with the gift of super speed. The Flash is a companion piece to and spinoff of Arrow, the CW's other DC Comics–based show, and comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and David Nutter. So far the network has only ordered a pilot, so don't let any Flash-oriented emotions overwhelm you just yet. »
- Margaret Lyons
Costume Designed by Three-Time Academy Award® Winner Colleen Atwood Please find attached the first image from The CW’s new pilot The Flash, from Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters published by DC Comics The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and The Flash The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others Production begins on The Flash pilot next week Through a freak accident, »
- Matt MacNabb
Warner Bros. Television has just released the first image from its CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. It shows Grant Gustin in full head gear as his character Barry Allen’s superhero alter ego The Flash. In the show, through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Gustin) is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. Allen was introduced on the CW series Arrow this season but The Flash won’t make his debut until the pilot, co-starring Jesse L. Martin and executive produced by co-writers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter. Production begins next week. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Don’t blink: The first image from The CW’s superhero project “The Flash” has been released, featuring Grant Gustin in costume as the titular speedy hero. The costume was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, whose credits include “Alice in Wonderland,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Chicago.” Also read: ‘The Game’s’ Candice Patton Joins CW’s ‘The Flash’ Pilot Based on DC Comics characters, “The Flash” — which is being produced by Warner Bros. Television — tells the story of scientist Barry Allen, who’s transformed into the fastest man alive by a freak accident. “Arrow” team Greg Berlanti, »
- Tim Kenneally
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, Phase Three, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow and more...
Well, The Avengers: Age of Ultron has kicked off production this past week, with the crew heading to Johannesburg for a fortnight of filming in South Africa (with the city apparently doubling for Johannesburg, rather than Wakanda), so we should expect to see and hear plenty from the Joss Whedon-helmed sequel over the coming weeks and months, and to get us started new cast addition Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marelene, Godzilla) has spoken about her costume for the Scarlet Witch, reiterating that we'll be seeing something different than the »
- Gary Collinson
According to The Wrap, Tom Cavanagh (Scrubs, Ed) has joined the cast of The CW's Arrow spin-off pilot The Flash, with the site revealing that he'll play Harrison Wells, "a rock star in the world of physics and the mind and money behind Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator. He becomes a pariah after his lab explodes. But he redeems himself when he discovers that his failed experiment accidentally created the world’s fastest man, The Flash (Grant Gustin)."
Filming on The Flash is set to begin next month, with a cast that (so far) includes Candice Patton (The Game) as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Iris' father Detective West, Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Rick Gosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Eddie Thawne and Broadway star Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe. The pilot is being directed by David Nutter, »
- Gary Collinson
Greg Berlanti, executive producer of "Arrow" and the "Flash" pilot, explains the differences between the two shows in an interview with Digital Spy. With the sci-fi feel, "The Flash" has the option of bringing in more characters with super powers -- whereas "Arrow" mostly keeps to a heightened reality.
"Barry [in 'The Flash'] is different from Oliver," Berlanti explains. "He's a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas 'Arrow' has a bit more of a crime bent."
The differences in themes will also reflect the worldviews of Oliver and Barry. "Barry »
Tom Cavanagh ("Ed") is set to play a leading role in The CW's upcoming "Arrow" spinoff, "The Flash." The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Cavanagh will play S.T.A.R. Labs CEO Harrison Wells. Although Wells is not a DC Comics character, the name was previously mentioned on the "Arrow" mid-season finale, "Three Ghosts." Cavanagh will join Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris's father, Detective West, Rick Gosnett as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow. "The Flash" arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg who, along with Geoff Johns, will write the »
In a few short weeks, the "Arrow" spin-off "The Flash" will begin production with hopes for it to debut as its own series in the fall of 2014. We've heard some things from the "Arrow" team about what to expect from the sibling series, but in a recent interview, executive producer Greg Berlanti laid out the differences between the two series going forward. "Barry (Grant Gustin) is different from Oliver (Stephen Amell)," he told Digital Spy . "He's a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas Arrow has a bit more of a crime bent... We often talk about how Oliver comes off like a pessimist, but deep down he's an optimist and has hope. Barry lost his mother »
With Arrow in its second season and only growing in popularity, the time is ripe for DC to capitalize and add to their burgeoning TV universe. Late last summer, it was announced Arrow producers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim were developing a new series for The CW based on The Flash, with the intention being to introduce him on Arrow season 2 before he appears in his own series next fall.
Barry Allen made his debut (played by Grant Gustin) in the Arrow season 2 two-episode arc – “The Scientist” and “Three Ghosts – and CW execs were so happy with it that they scrapped plans for a backdoor pilot and gave the ...
- Sarah Moran
(Cbr) Following the recent announcement that "The Game's" Candice Patton has been cast as Iris West in "The Flash" television series, Variety reports that Broadway performer Carlos Valdes has been tapped to play Cisco Ramon -- better known as Vibe -- in the upcoming CW drama. Variety describes Cisco as a "mechanical engineering genius," though no further details were given as to the capacity the character will factor in to the series. That said, Vibe was given a push to prominence by DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns (who is also writing "The Flash" pilot with Greg Berlanti and »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
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