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Here’s a special Sdcc edition of The Week in Spandex, wrapping up all the superhero news from Comic-Con 2016…
Unless you’ve been residing under a rock these past few days, you’ll be all too aware that the San Diego Comic-Con has been taking place across the Pond, bringing us a host of superhero goodies. Both DC Films and Marvel Studios had big plans for Hall H on Saturday, and both delivered plenty of treats for fans in attendance, as well as us at home. So much so in fact that this is an abridged version of The Week in Spandex, as A) it would take me a week to write it, and B) after churning out a couple of hundred posts over the past few days, I really need my bed. Anyway, here’s a recap of all the big news, and do let us know your thoughts on this year’s Con… »
- Gary Collinson
With a multi-panel line-up on Saturday, The CW held presentations for the new seasons of its four DC shows - the fifth season of "Arrow", the third of "The Flash" and the second of both "Supergirl" and "Legends of Tomorrow".
First up, the villain of "Arrow" for the fifth season is a hooded figure called Prometheus who ties into the "theme of legacy" for the season. Oliver recruits some new members for Team Arrow this year fulfilling his promise to Laurel (Katie Cassidy) whom the producers made clear is sticking around the CW's DC Universe following a deal she signed akin to John Barrowman and Wentworth Miller which will see her appearing in the other shows. "Arrow" returns October 5th.
- Garth Franklin
A spoilerific look into the next season of the CW hit.
Last Tuesday, DC revealed that Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) will don an adapted version of the Kid Flash costume in the premiere episode of The Flash Season 3 entitled “Flashpoint”. The surprise posting, along with official confirmation of the title alluded to in the Season Two finale and “leaked” on Twitter last month, were only the first newsworthy developments from the show’s first week of filming.
As early as Tuesday afternoon, various sources began to tweet set photos depicting Londsdale with a mysterious new speedster apparently played by Australian actor Todd Lasance. Americans may remember Lasance from roles in The Vampire Diaries and Spartacus: War of the Damned, but he has a much more extensive acting history in his home country. Considering that the CW has not announced his casting, Lasance »
- Max Barnhart
Arrow stalwart Stephen Amell has clarified his comments regarding the Flashpoint arc set to feature in the upcoming third season of The Flash, admitting that he isn’t sure if it’ll have much of a bearing on The CW’s adjacent superhero show – if at all.
Initially, Amell stated that Flashpoint would have a major impact on the fifth season of Arrow – set to arrive in October of this year – leading fans to speculate about what lies in store for one Oliver Queen. How and ever, it appears Amell’s comments were taken out of context.
During this weekend’s Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in New Jersey, Amell stated, “actually I sarcastically said ‘sure’…And then I seriously said, ‘I have no idea whatsoever’… but let’s go with confirm, I guess.”
It’s by no means an official confirmation, but the fact that Amell refuses to rule out »
- Michael Briers
Yesterday, ComicBook.com ran a report claiming that during a convention appearance over the weekend, Stephen Amell said "sure" in response to a question about Flashpoint impacting Arrow, adding "you bet" when someone followed up by asking, "majorly?" Needless to say, that's all pretty vague, but with the internet being what it is, it predictably didn't take long for his comments to be turned into the actor confirming that the events of The Flash would end up having an affect on Arrow. Now, Amell has taken to Facebook to make it clear that Arrow will Not definitely be affected by Flashpoint in a major way, stating: "Actually I sarcastically said "sure"... And then I seriously said, "I have no idea whatsoever"... but let's go with confirm, I guess." This is the problem with second hand comments made during panels which are then passed on through social media, and jumping to »
Although The Flash Season 2 ended with “Harry” Wells and his daughter returned home to Earth-Two, we will see Jesse again this fall. Many questions, of course, surround the nature of her Season 3 incarnation.
In addition to TV dad Tom Cavanagh continuing on as a series regular for Season 3 (but as whom?), “I know I’ll be back,” Violett Beane told TVLine at this week’s Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. “But I don’t know if it’s with or without powers.”
After all, when a »
RelatedArrow Casts The Wire Alum as Stringer Bell-Like Villain
The superhero series’ star shared in a recent Facebook Live chat that based on reading said script and then chatting with fight coordinator James Bamford, who is directing the new season’s first two episodes, the premiere “has the opportunity for us to have the most vicious, violent one-shot in the history of network television” — meaning a long, continuous take with no cuts (a la Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s late-season Daisy fight scene, »
In the season two finale of The Flash, Barry Allen raced back in time in order to save his mother’s life. When that happened in the comic books, the timeline was essentially broken, and the world as the Scarlet Speedster knew it became a twisted version where a war between Atlantis and Themyscira had torn Earth apart.
As cool as this would be, it honestly seems unlikely. Unless it happens as part of a crossover, Arrow‘s status quo suddenly being »
- Josh Wilding
Could Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) traveling back in time and preventing his Mom's murder at the hands of Reverse-Flash impact more than just The Flash? Stephen Amell says that may very well be the case, at least for Arrow. In the comic book version of Flashpoint, Oliver Queen is an inventor and ex-military, having previously led a group of soldiers (which included Roy Harper) collectively known as the Green Arrows. Upon honorable discharge from the military, the group goes on to form Green Arrow Industries and secures several defense contracts with the Us government. However, in that alternate reality, Oliver Queen steals weapons from various C-list villains and reapplies their tech for military use. It should also be noted that in the Flashpoint reality, Green Arrow and Vixen have a daughter together, which could be another factor as to why the show enlisted her aid to defeat Damien Darhk »
Gustin has revealed the title as "Flashpoint".
The event series was also adapted into the animated feature, "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" (2013).
While 'Arrow' (Stephen Amell) previously appeared on "The Flash", more DC Comics characters are anticipated to guest-star in the new season including 'Supergirl' (Melissa Benoist) and 'Superman' (Tyler Hoechlin).
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Flash"...
- Michael Stevens
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is the latest superhero action show apart of the CW’s line-up, featuring a team of time traveling misfits from both Arrow and The Flash franchises. Led by the Time Master Rip Hunter, the team features Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Firestorm, The Atom, White Canary, Captain Cold, and Heatwave, as they travel throughout time trying to keep the villain Vandal Savage from ever fulfilling world domination. Before their WonderCon panel on Sunday, one of the executive producers and a few of the actors took questions at a press junket, and Famous Monsters was in attendance.
Marc Guggenheim (Executive Producer)
When asked if we’ll see the team travel to the future Central City to witness the Flashpoint event, he said not this season but hinted at a return to Central City later in the season. The subject of Earth-2 was brought up, with the question then being »
- Cameron Hatheway
Flashpoint alumna Tattiawna Jones has landed the female lead opposite Andy Ridings in ABC's untitled Weeks/Mackay comedy pilot. Written by The Mindy Project co-star Ed Weeks & Hannah Mackay and directed by Leslye Headland, the single-camera project centers on lesbian Hilda (Jones) and her best friend Randall (Ridings), a neurotic straight guy, as they navigate their dysfunctional, co-dependent friendship and the world of dating. Jones’s Hilda is an intelligent and… »
12 items from 2016
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