July 18, 2014
TV Line reports that Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has been cast as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, and will appear in Episode 4. Additionally, Ronnie Raymond (Firestorm) will be joined by Martin Stein at some point.
Barry’s suit was also a point of contention, as it’s not quite as vibrant as in the comics. Berlanti noted that designer Colleen Atwood went through a series of different looks and that the team will be “evolving the suit over time. … It will become more vibrant and red” as the series progresses.
Several episode titles have been revealed:
Episode 2: The Fastest Man Alive
Episode 3: Things You Can’t Outrun
Episode 4: Going Rogue (update)
William Sadler (Iron Man 3) will play Simon Stagg in Episode 2, suggesting a possible Metamorpho appearance down the line.
Update: TV Guide confirms an Arrow crossover, with Episode 8 of each show forming a two-parter, and THR reports Geoff Johns saying that Arrow/Flash and DC’s movies “are separate worlds.”
Update: Arrow’s Felicity Smoak will guest-star in “Going Rogue” Flash TV News has also rounded up the publicity stills released so far.
July 14, 2014
THE FLASH #35
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
MONSTERS Variant cover by RYAN OTTLEY
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s The Flash vs. Future Flash as these two super-speedsters battle for the fate of Wally West! Will a Flash die?
And Beyond the New 52…
THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO #1
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
1:5 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Digital First
An all-new digital first series From the world of the highly anticipated new TV show The Flash! Follow the adventures of Barry Allen as he struggles to balance his job as a police crime scene investigator, his unrequited crush on Iris West (who also happens to be his boss’ daughter) and his new life as Central City’s guardian angel! Don’t miss out!
Also keep an eye on the Justice League titles, Multiversity, Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse and more.
July 9, 2014
More Flash TV news: The Flash is adding a new supporting character who will look familiar to readers of the comic books: Ronnie Raymond, better known as one of the two people who combine to form Firestorm: The Nuclear Man.
According to DC’s website, he’ll be “a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s fiancé, and he plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen into the Flash.”
Considering that Killer Frost/Caitin Snow comes out of the Firestorm corner of the DCU, linking the characters makes sense.
Raymond will be played by Robbie Amell, most recently seen on The Tomorrow People. (And yes, he’s related to Arrow star Stephen Amell – he’s his cousin.)
Flash and Firestorm may not seem like an obvious combination, though they have of course worked together in the Justice League and in various universe-spanning events…but back in the 1980s, Firestorm appeared in a series of backup stories in the pages of The Flash, making his appearance here even more appropriate!
TV Guide broke the news that, as we predicted, DC is launching new digital-first Flash and Arrow tie-in comics this fall. Flash: Season Zero will take place between the pilot and second episode, and will “embrace the franchise’s colorful roots” a bit more than the more “grounded” TV show with its own set of comic-specific villains.
Season Zero, which is being co-written by Brooke Eikmeier and Katherine Walczak and features art by Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur, will showcase the entire TV cast, plus these new rogues, a group of circus performers who gained super powers as a result of the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion that also transformed Barry (as seen in the Arrow episode “Three Ghosts,” as well as The Flash’s pilot). This “freakshow gallery,” as Kreisberg calls them, are lead by Mr. Bliss, a character who first appeared in DC’s Starman comic series: “He has the ability to manipulate peoples’ emotions. He and his cadre of circus folk have decided that they’ve been pushed around long enough and are going to take it to society.”
Digital chapters will be released on Mondays, with Flash and Arrow alternating each week. The first digital chapter of Flash: Season Zero will be available on September 8, with the first print edition hitting the shelves a month later on October 8, the day after the TV series premiere.
So, will you be picking this up digitally or in print? Or both? Or just sticking with the TV show for now?
Via Flash TV News. Also, I’m pretty sure the covers from TV Guide’s article are mock-ups, since they’re using existing publicity photos. Edit: Maybe not. I’ve pulled the full-sized images from DC’s blog, and updated with the Flash cover above.
June 30, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, Warner Bros. will have a massive 3-hour event at Comic-Con International featuring the screenings of both the Gotham and Flash pilot episodes, scenes from Constantine, and cast/crew appearances.
Sadly, this means I won’t be able to attend the event, as I don’t have Saturday tickets. On the plus side, I also don’t have to worry about spending 4 hours waiting in line and getting shut out, so that’s 7 more hours of convention I can actually go to. Now that I think about it, I might be getting a better deal.
June 25, 2014
- The US debut for the first episode of the Flash TV Series is set for October 7. To help get you up to speed (so to speak), CW will be airing the two-part “Arrow” episode introducing Barry Allen the previous week. They also plan encore showings of the first two episodes.
- Rumor has it that CW will be screening the pilot at Comic-Con International next month in San Diego. I’ll try to make it to the presentation if it’s on one of the days I’m attending.
- The pilot has apparently leaked online. No, I haven’t watched it.