While the fandom toxicity has reached an all-time high surrounding Star Wars and the DCEU, the hate has spread to TV in the last week. With new announcements involving CW’s DC shows, most fans are excited to see what comes next for the Arrowverse. But as trolls can’t help themselves, some fans decided to be critical over announcements and leaked pictures. But the actors involved didn’t take it sitting down. With fans and actors alike supporting them, two CW stars took to social media to address the issues and put the trolls in their place. Which CW stars stood up against the hate and refused to be shamed?
There is very little doubt that comic book fans and television fans alike are absolutely infatuated with The Flash’s inaugural season. The series currently sits at a very hefty 96% approval over at Rotten Tomatoes (a site that is known as much for internet trolls and naysayers as it is for its “freshness” scores) and it even took home the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. After one of the more successful mid-season finales on television, fans of the CW series were chomping at the bit to get back to the adventures of Barry Allen, and after a month long hiatus, those fans got their wish with Revenge of the Rogues. Was it worth the wait? In a word: abso-fucking-lutely. Spoilers ahead. (more…)
Reviewing every episode of The Flash’s freshman season is a unique opportunity. Not only do I get to watch one of my favorite television shows and write about it, then call it “work”, but it forces me to remain completely objective about the quality of the series rather than just getting lazy and taking the ride. For the most part, this objectivity leads me to find flaws in episodes that others may not notice or that they may just accept without a second thought. For episodes that have several flaws, this objectivity can make my viewing experience less than completely enjoyable (I generally watch an episode twice – once as a critic, once as a fan), but for episodes like last night’s episode, The Flash is Born, watching the episode through the eyes of a critic really drives home the fact that The Flash is really one of the best shows on television right now and one of the best superhero series’ that we have ever been offered. Warning – spoilers ahead. (more…)
As the days tick by until The CW’s fall season and the emergence of The Flash as the next big television super hero, the marketing team is hard at work in their attempts to pique our interest in the show. The latest tidbit is yet another Flash featurette. Entitled ‘Friend Zone’, this one gives us a look at the trials and tribulations revolving around poor Barry Allen’s love life, particularly where it comes to Iris West, his long time friend. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)
The CW’s new Flashpilot has filled a very important part in the form of Barry Allen’s sometimes girlfriend, and maybe his future wife, Iris West. In an exclusive casting scoop, Deadline has revealed that actress Candice Patton will play Iris in the new small screen version of The Flash, which is expected to debut sometime later this year. (more…)
Before Arrowwent on a one week, holiday hiatus it left off with a rather lackluster episode that saw Moira (Susanna Thompson) acquitted and bid farewell to Count Vertigo (a character I’m all too happy to see bite the dust). Thankfully, this week executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, along with writer and DC Comics Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, swoop in to set up a two part, mid-season finale that will excite fans of the show and absolutely thrill DC mega-nerds. (more…)
We’ve been hearing about it for a while, and the show has dropped numerous references to the speedy hero, but we’ll actually get to see Barry Allen on the next episode of Arrow! Want to get a look at the future Flash before the show airs? Well, we’ve got the teaser for ya. (more…)
Those who have followed Arrow closely probably are aware that Stephen Amell, the man who ended up as the hooded vigilante, was actually the first actor to read for the part, and it turned out to be a wonderful choice. With the mixed reception that the casting of Glee‘s Grant Gustin as The Flash is getting, one has to wonder “how far into the casting process did they decide on their Barry Allen?”
As Andrew Kreisberg, Arrow‘s producer, tells it
Grant — just like Stephen [Amell], ironically — was the first person that we saw say the lines. We met with a lot of other really talented people … And it was funny, as each one of us were working on individual scenes and whatnot, we all sort of came together and said, ‘We’re all writing Grant.’ It was just him, just in the same way it was just Stephen.
As one of those who weren’t quite sold on this choice, it gives me a bit of hope that they had the same feeling that they had with Amell. The guy is absolutely killing it as Oliver Queen, and I think that earns the producers a bit of trust.
Kreisberg also offered a bit more on how Gustin’s character will come into play, and even gave some background on how he’ll interact with other characters.
It’s been a not-so-long and arduous search, but the producers of Arrow have found the young man who will take the part of Barry Allen in the second season of the series, and the potential spin-off series The Flash. His name is Grant Gustin, and if you don’t know his name, then you’re neither a fan of Glee or the recently defunk re-invention of 90210.
Geoff Johns‘ critically acclaimed graphic novel Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has been animated in this latest DC direct to DVD movie. You’ve got to hand it to DC, they know how to crank out great animated movies and television series. The Flashpoint story line is what ultimately lead to the relaunching of all the DC titles into the New 52 line of comics set a year later in a brand new universe.
Take a look and let us know what you think, will you be picking this up at the store?
The film stars Justin Chambers as Barry Allen, Kevin McKidd as Thomas Wayne/Batman, Michael B Jordan as Cyborg and C. Thomas Howell as Reverse Flash.