Category Archives: Flash News

Flash Movie Casts Kiersey Clemons as Iris West

Variety reports that Warner Bros has cast Kiersey Clemons as the female lead in the Flash movie opposite Ezra Miller. Clemons most recently appeared in Neighbors 2, and was featured in Flash director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout indie film, Dope. She’s also been cast in a remake of Flatliners.

Technically,  WB hasn’t confirmed that the female lead is in fact Iris West, but it’s a safe enough bet that Variety ran with it in their headline.

(via Comics Alliance)

Flash & SDCC Day 2 – New Speedsters at STAR Labs

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Flash writer Joshua Williamson revealed some new information about the book at the Justice League Rebirth panel today at Comic-Con International.

Highlights from Newsarama’s liveblog and CBR’s liveblog (head over to those sites to read more):

His original plan was to pare things down to just one speedster, Barry Allen, but as he kept working on it, he realized it would be better to go the other way: Introduce lots of speedsters and show what makes Barry unique.

S.T.A.R. Labs has set up a training facility for the new speedsters. CBR has serveral art pages showing more than a dozen speedsters-in-training.

In addition to his friend August from the police force, two women named Mina and Avery will be working with the Flash.

There are no plans to bring Harrison Wells or other elements of the TV show at this time. (While S.T.A.R. Labs hasn’t been a big part of the New 52 Flash series, it’s been part of the DCU for decades.)

He also touched on what we already know about Godspeed — that he’s a villain who goes around killing other speedsters — and Kid Flash — that we’ll see younger Wally West’s journey toward becoming the hero seen in teasers for the new Teen Titans series.

Flash with Mina and Avery

Kid Flash of Two Worlds: Flash #8-9 in October

Kid Flash of Two Worlds - Flash #9

Flash writer Joshua Williamson posted the Flash #9 cover on Twitter with the caption, “KID FLASH OF TWO WORLDS IN FLASH #9! Coming in October! Ties into DCU: Rebirth!”

First Comics News has the solicitations for October including:

FLASH #8
(W) Williamson (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Dave Johnson
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” part eight! When Godspeed brings his killing spree to Iron Heights, Barry Allen must protect his own Rogues Gallery-including his mother’s killer-from the deadly speedster! Luckily, The Flash has some help from Wally West, the newly christened Kid Flash!
In Shops: Oct 12, 2016
SRP: $2.99

FLASH #9
(W) Williamson (A) Neil Googe (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Dave Johnson
“KID FLASH OF TWO WORLDS!” In this single-issue tale, Wally West meets Wally West! The original Kid Flash meets his cousin for the very first time in this special issue, which continues The Flashes’ investigation into the events that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1.
In Shops: Oct 26, 2016
SRP: $2.99

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Flash Media Round-Up: Movie Iris, Season 3 Villain

Actress Kiersey Clemons is reportedly the top choice for the female lead in the Flash movie. Clemons also appeared in Dope, the movie that director Rick Famuyiwa is best known for. Ezra Miller plays Barry Allen in the film, so the female lead is likely to be Iris West.

On the heels of yesterday’s Kid Flash reveal, set photos have captured Keiynan Lonsdale in costume along with another actor in an unidentified costume that looks villainous. Possible spoilers after the cut. Continue reading

Media Updates: Flash & Batman in the Movies, Jesse Quick Returns, SDCC Panel Schedule

Warner Bros. TV schedule is up for Comic-Con International. The Flash TV Show Panel will be Saturday, July 23 at 5pm in Ballroom 20:

Parallel universes…and doppelgangers…and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not, fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show make their annual appearance at Comic-Con to begin giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season.

Violett Beane is set to return as Jesse Wells in Season 3 of the show. No word yet on whether she’ll be the Earth-2 Jesse we know or from another timeline, or whether we’ll see her as a speedster anytime soon. (via ComicsAlliance)

Warner Bros. showed a scene from Justice League featuring Batman (Ben Affleck) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) to the press, and CinemaBlend describes the scene, which shows the first meeting of Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen. The tone is reportedly a bit lighter than most of Batman v. Superman, and the scene tells us a few important things about the cinematic universe’s Barry Allen, and more. Spoilers of course.

Flash #1 Preview Online

FLS-Cv1-r1-50f2f CraveOnline has a six-page preview of this week’s issue of Flash #1. This issue is probably where we’ll meet Godspeed for the first time, as well as delve further into the post-Rebirth status quo.

For now, the promo retells Barry’s accident and gives readers some insight into his helpful and driven personality. Check it out!