Ever since the season two finale of The Flash ended, many fans were left wondering where specifically the show would be headed. Barry made the decision to go back in time and stop Eobard Thawne from killing his mother. Doing this would pretty much wipe the slate clean. With his mother alive, his father would never end up going to jail, he would never be adopted by the West family and probably never fall in love with Iris. Was the CW going to do some version of the famous comic storyline: The FlashPoint Paradox? In the famous story, Barry went back in time and saved his mother, pretty much creating an alternate reality where not only did Barry not have his powers, but things were drastically different. Looks like we have a definitive answer for where season three of The Flash is heading.
Shared universes. In comic books, it helps maintain continuity and allow for superheroes to be aware of one another and become involved, if need be. It’s the cornerstone of having a universe-wide event that spans across many, or all, of the titles the publisher produces. But the concept of multiple universes, or multiverses, may be too much for a non-comic book reader to grasp. The CW’s ‘The Flash’ has done a great job at explaining different universes existing, such as Earth 2, where it shows similarities to the world you know, a universe running parallel if you will, but with some deviations that define it as a different world. A shared universe would be better received by ALL fans, regardless of comic book knowledge, and would make for compelling scenarios both of the small screen and the big. But a number of actors have expressed their frustrations at their not being included in the film properties’ plans. The latest to speak up? ‘Arrow’s Willa Holland. (more…)
The long rumor/speculated team-up between the CW’s Scarlet Speedster and CBS’s Girl of Tomorrow is finally official. Grant Gustin will blur the grand cosmic barriers that separate cable tiers to appear as Barry Allen/The Flash in an upcoming episode of CBS’s Supergirl (staring Melissa Benoist,) later this spring. (more…)
Last night’s Dawn of the Justice League special was full of new tid-bits for the observant DC Comics fan. Before he special aired DC revealed the new Wonder Woman movie logo on Twitter, during the special they also revealed the logos for The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Green Lantern Corps. You can check them out after the jump. (more…)
Clothes make the man, so they say, and a number of TV super men are getting a fashion fix for the upcoming TV season. Chief among them is The Flash, the Fastest Man Alive is getting a new look for the fall, one that aligns a bit more to his comic book origins, if you care about that sort of thing. Of course, when we last left the Flash he had some much bigger concerns than clothing, like a giant black hole forming above Central City following the defeat of the main villain, and the death of an important supporting character, but seeing as how this is a superhero drama we’re talking about, the state of costume comes a close second place. (more…)
How about that Flash season finale, huh? Nerd Bastard dropped his thoughts on last night’s adventure a bit earlier today, but fans are already looking forward to season two of the superhero series, and so are the people behind the TV show from both sides of the camera. Granted, production on the second season doesn’t begin for a couple of months yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start teasing fans with the potential implications of last night’s time travel and wormhole-created possibilities. It’s easy to say that The Flash outdid itself in season one, but can it top itself in season two. Not even 24 hours after the show wrapped for the season, all signs point to yes. (more…)
For the better part of a year, audiences have been planning their Tuesday evenings around one of the best superhero television series’ to ever hit the small screen: CW’s The Flash. Fans have gotten to know Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and have grown to love him and the band of friends always at his side. The series has been a superpowered roller coaster ride that had viewers truly invested in its characters and their lives and last night, the first season came to a close in the most exciting way it possibly could: with death and destruction. As always, spoilers ahead. (more…)
The ever-expanding series of TV shows based on DC Comics characters offers more chances than ever for crossovers. Characters from Arrow and The Flash have been making the “cross-country” trip (not really because they both shoot in Vancouver) between Starling City and Central City all year, and last week Arrow star Stephen Amell pledged to Arrow-up Constantine should that series be saved by another network, cable channel, or streaming service. With Gotham and iZombie unlikely crossover partners, that leaves CBS’ Supergirl as a potential team member, but what are the odds that we’ll be seeing either Arrow or Flash on that show? Well, it seems like a Hollywood trade publication is teasing the possibility. (more…)
The Flash has become one of the more delightful and decidedly awesome superhero shows on TV. Although the recipe of the story is a bit redundant from one episode to another (guy with superpower going nuts and Flash has to stop him over and over) and tends to be tremendously cheesy at times, the series is filled with excitement. It does not only make comic book fans jump off of their chairs in joy, but also introduces non-comic book fans into the DC-universe.
Nobody is as delighted with the series, as its star. Not taking success for granted, Grant Gustin wrote a wonderful letter to the fans of The Flash thanking them for their support and the success of the first season. (more…)
There was a scene in The Simpsons episode “Krusty Gets Kancelled” where the Itchy & Scratchy show abandons Krusty the Klown for the all-new, all-different Gabbo Show. Krusty is left only with the bizarro Soviet cartoon Worker and Parasite and after 30 nearly incomprehensible seconds we cut to Krusty smoking a cigarette and saying exasperatedly, “What the hell was that?!” That’s kind of how I feel having watched Arrow’s third season finale. I sat there, looking at the TV, saying, “What the hell was that?!” Not the whole finale, the action was dope, the character interaction pretty effective, and there were some interesting moments with fascinating long-term implications for the series, but seriously, What the hell was that?! (more…)