Given that it’s now 2017 and the world has progressed a bit beyond the classic paranoia and dislike of LGBTQ people and issues, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that a former fan of The CW’s Supergirl felt it necessary to complain on Twitter regarding the show’s recent revelation and coming out of a main character. Unfortunately, that’s what went down just a few days ago when Twitter user @TaronYoung complained to a Supergirl Twitter page about having to explain homosexuality to his 7 and 10-year-old children.
The fact that the CW renewed all it superhero shows – Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow – five months in advanced of when network schedules are announced in May, sends a particular message about how much they like being in the hero business. Still, there’s one day of the week where the CW doesn’t have a superhero show, which is starting to feel like a grave oversight given how successful the other four are. There is some potential as the Arrowverse keeps getting bigger, but CW President Mark Pedowitz is ruling out one possibility: the dude with the big red ‘S’ on his chest. (more…)
They may not be knocking their movie adaptations out of the park like Marvel has done with its characters, but DC has been doing very well for itself on the small screen. Hits like Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl have been scoring record audiences and it looks like the trend has continued to shoot upwards. (more…)
In every season of The Flash so far, there’s always been that moment when the villain’s true face is revealed after several episodes of threatening behaviour. In season one, it was when the Reverse-Flash was unmasked to be Harrison Wells, and in season two, it was when we learned that Jay Garrick and Zoom were one and the same. For season three, the big (bad) question was who is Dr. Alchemy, and in a last minute twist on Tuesday night’s episode, the secret was uncovered much earlier than expected, even if the secret identity of Alchemy was pretty much as we expected. (more…)
Since Supergirl joined the CW line-up last May, plans began for what is perhaps the most ambitious superhero project since The Avengers themselves, the four-series, four-night epic team-up of all the CW’s superhero shows. Those plans come to fruition in just a few weeks time as Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to fight the terror of the Dominators, because what better way to bring superheroes together than giving them an alien invasion to fight. Well, now available for your building excitement is the CW’s first trailer for the crossover event, which literally promises (as per Felicity Smoak) the best team-up ever! (more…)
According to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) there are no rules in Superhero Fight Club. The CW superhero lineup that includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow are about to hit television screens everywhere next week with a four punch lineup that would make any network proud. Superhero Fight Club helps tie all those series together in a fun way and the video is simply delightful. Each series might have its ups and downs, but when those series merge together, it is magical. (more…)
It was kind of bombshell yesterday when the CW announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that they were considering a two-part musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash. Why not? The stars of both series have musical experience, so why not exploit that? The Flash already has if you’ll recall season one’s one-off trip to the karaoke bar. So we’ve got superheroes, we’ve got singing, the whole thing needs now a director, someone with previous experience himself combining the two art forms… Can you think of a better person to pull this off than Joss Whedon? Apparently, neither can the powers that be at the CW. (more…)
While the Flash’s Rogue Gallery (or villain lineup) in comics has never been as famous as Superman’s or Batman’s, Flash does have his own villain team in The Rogues; assembled and led by Captain Cold, it consisting of Heat Wave, Weather Wizard, the Trickster, Pied Piper, the Top, Captain Boomerang, and Mirror Master. If you’ve been watching The Flash television series, you know that many of these characters have popped up already (Captain Boomerang even getting involved in a minor crossover with Arrow), and now it looks like another ‘rogue’ is entering the fray for the show’s third season. (more…)
When Echo Kellum signed up to play Curtis Holt in the fourth season of the CW’s Arrow, comic book fans were excited because of Curtis’ superhero alterego, Mr. Terrific. Now it would be wrong to say that if the last season of Arrow fell apart it was because Kellum never got to suit of as Terrific, but it was kind of disappointing that it never happened. Prepare to make amends! As inferred in the Comic Con sizzle reel for Arrow season five, Curtis will be one of a number of new heroes being trained by Oliver Queen, and the actor promises, “The mask is happening this year. […] You can definitely expect it in the first nine.” (more…)
Production on the fifth season of CW’s Arrow has begun, as confirmed by the show’s executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who teased fans with a shot of the script from the season’s first episode on July 5th. The episode titled ‘Legacy’ may imply some rather heavy themes not only in the sense of the story, but also the show’s production itself. During a Q&A session on June 26th at the Heroes & Villains FanFest in Secaucus, N.J., Amell was quoted as saying, “The first two episodes [of Season 5] refocuses us on what the core mission of the show should be, and that to me is very exciting,” this is in reference to the series straying from it’s ‘street hero’ roots during the last two seasons, which had some fans complaining. Now it seems season 5 will grant them their wish, and Stephen has given us our first sneak peek.