October 5, 2015

Seth Grahame-Smith in Talks to Direct the Flash Movie

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According to THR, Seth Grahame-Smith is in talks to write and direct the Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. Grahame-Smith is the author of the books Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (via ComicsAlliance)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) were set to lead to the project earlier this year, but they got a better offer: A Han Solo prequel film.

In the 11 years since Warner Bros. first announced a Flash movie was in development, they’ve gone through so many directors and writers that all I can say is: Don’t get too attached. Or too upset. Chances are even if he signs on, plans will change again.

The Flash movie, set in the same world as Batman v. Superman, is scheduled for 2018. If all goes well, we’ll have seen four years of the Flash TV show by then. Just throwing that out there for perspective.

September 30, 2015

Iris West’s Mother Cast

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Details are light, as they’re keeping the character’s name and even which episode she’ll appear in under wraps, but the CW has cast Vanessa Williams (the other one, not the singer).

On the show, Joe West hasn’t revealed much about what happened to Iris’ mother, though it’s been implied that she died some time back. Whether we’ll be seeing an alternate reality version, or whether Joe has simply been allowing people including their daughter to think that she died — or even whether she’s been allowing them both to think she’s dead — remains to be seen.

In the original comics, Iris’ parents are Ira and Nadine West — or rather, her adoptive parents are. Her birth parents Fran and Eric Russell sent her into the distant past to escape a devastating 30th-century world war. (They survived the war, and later reunited with their daughter.) She has two adoptive siblings, Rudolph (Wally’s father) and Charlotte. In the New 52, Iris’ father is William West, and her unnamed mother died when she was very young. In this version, she has two brothers: Rudy (still Wally’s father) and their younger brother Daniel, who would go on to find his own connection to the speed force.

September 18, 2015

Prof. Zoom vs Central City in Flash #44 Preview

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Newsarama has a preview of Flash #44, available next week.

Professor Zoom’s war against the Flash escalates as Zoom’s team launches an attack that Central City will never forget. With Wally West in the line of fire, The Flash is racing against the clock to save his city—and his friend.

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by WES CRAIG

Flash 44 Flash 44 GL Variant

September 17, 2015

Flash Becomes the Black Racer in Justice League: Darkseid War

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Newsarama has the scoop: the six Darkseid War tie-ins originally titled Justice League: Gods and Men are being renamed as Justice League: Darkseid War, which not only makes more sense, but is harder to confuse with Justice League: Gods and Monsters.

They also posted this piece by Jason Fabok from the upcoming Justice League #44, revealing just what the Flash will look like when he becomes a New God – specifically the Black Racer, avatar of death.

Justice League 44: Flash as the Black Racer

Justice League: Darkseid War – The Flash ships in October, written by Rob Williams with art by Jesus Merino and a cover by Francis Manapul.

September 14, 2015

Flash #47: Prof. Zoom’s Endgame in December

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Flash #47

DC Comics’ December 2015 solicitations are rolling out, including…

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant covers by TERRY DODSON
On sale DECEMBER 30 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Professor Zoom’s endgame goes into effect as we learn the dark truth behind Nora Allen’s murder!

August 28, 2015

Upcoming Flash Books for Early 2016

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The Beat has a round-up of DC Comics books for 2016, including details and release dates for four Flash Collections:

I could swear I remembered seeing something about “The Flash: Silver Age” collection before, but I can’t seem to find it. Maybe I was thinking of last year’s Silver Age Flash Omnibus? In any case, it’s yet another reprint of the early 1950s Flash stories. I’m not sure why they don’t just reprint the Flash Chronicles series, since it seems to be the same material and format.

Presumably this means that Flash: Earth One (JMS) and Multiversity Too: The Flash (Grant Morrison), both announced for 2016, will be later in the year. That makes sense, as DC hasn’t announced an artist yet for either book. (For the record, Morrison & Paquette’s Wonder Woman: Earth One is on the schedule for April.)

Read on for more details.

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