The Flash Movie Loses Its Director

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on May 2, 2016.

Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will no longer be making his directorial debut with Warner Bros feature film adaptation of The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, due to “creative differences.”

Warner Bros will retain the script that Grahame-Smith has penned for the movie, which is based on a treatment written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street).

Ezra Miller debuted as the Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and he’ll be reprising his role as the character in Justice League: Part One which opens on November 17, 2017 and The Flash movie on March 16, 2018.

Source- The Hollywood Reporter


Will Lobo Appear on Supergirl?

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 21, 2016.

In a preview clip for an upcoming Supergirl episode, there was a not-so-subtle Lobo reference dropped in it that makes us wonder if the Main Man will be making his first live-action appearance soon.

In the first of three preview clips from the next episode, Truth, Justice and the American Way, an armored man known as the Master Jailer, is kidnapping and killing aliens. Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) suggests that it could be an interstellar bounty hunter to which Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) asks about a specific “him” and John says “If he were in town, we’d know.”

lobo-b8ea6It’s pretty obvious that they were referring to Lobo in that clip. In the DC Universe, Lobo started off as a villain but soon became a fan-favorite antihero/bounty hunter whose hulking, massive biker look, ultraviolent tendencies, and colorful catchphrases became his signature calling cards. In the New 52’s version of Lobo, the hulking biker had been replaced by a toned down version of the character who has not been as well received as his pervious iteration by the fans.

So far, this just seems like a throwaway easter egg line for the fans just like the “Men of Steel” or “Dark Knights fall” line from Legends of Tomorrow was which obviously alludes to Superman and Batman. At the moment, the creators of Legends of Tomorrow don’t seem to have any plans for introducing those characters into that universe so it’s likely that Lobo might also not appear in Supergirl either.

Although if Lobo were to appear at some point in a future episode of Supergirl, would it be the classic version of the character? The New 52 version? Or a version of the character that the show runners create exclusively for the show just like how Deathstorm from The Flash barely resembles his comic book counterparts? Whichever version of Lobo that they do decide to go with, it would be interesting to see just what they would do with the Main Man in his first live-action appearance.

Supergirl: Truth, Justice and the American Way will air on Monday, February 22 at 8PM on CBS.

Justice League vs. Teen Titans Animated Movie Announced

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on January, 20 2016.

Even though TNT’s Teen Titans series may be dead, DC still has other plans for the team as they are about to make their debut appearance in DC’s animated movie-verse.

TV Insider has provided the first official image of DC’s upcoming original animated feature film Justice League vs. Teen Titans along with the voice cast attached to the project. The voice cast includes Jon Bernthal as Trigon, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo as Beast Boy, Kari Wahlgren as Starfire, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Sean Maher as Nightwing, Stuart Allan as Robin, Jason O’Mara as Batman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, and Christopher Gorham as The Flash.

James Tucker serves as supervising producer for Justice League vs. Teen Titans, which is directed by Sam Liu. Alan Burnett and Bryan Q. Miller wrote the screenplay for the movie and is not based on a specific comic book story.

The film—which will arrive this spring on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD—sends Robin to work with the Titans after his volatile behavior botches a Justice League mission. The young team then must really step up to face Raven’s demonic father Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.

Source- TV Insider 

Robbie Amell Set to Return on The Flash as Deathstorm

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on January 5, 2016.

Even though half of Firestorm seemingly perished during the opening of season two of The Flash, Robbie Amell is not done with the show yet as he is set to return as the Nuclear Man once again but with one major change.

Through Entertainment Weekly, The CW has revealed that Amell will return as Ronnie Raymond in an upcoming episode of The Flash, but when the character makes his return, he’ll be the Earth-Two version of Ronnie Raymond, who instead of playing the heroic Firestorm will be the villainous Deathstorm.

Ronnie Raymond was formerly the other half of Firestorm alongside Martin Stein (Victor Garber), but he sacrificed himself in the season two premiere to save Central City from being destroyed by the singularity. So when Amell returns, he’ll actually be portraying the Earth-Two version of Ronnie, who went down a very different path from the one that his Earth-One counterpart did.

“We are beyond excited to have Robbie back on The Flash,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells EW. “You can’t keep a good Firestorm down. Only this time, he’s back with a twist, a deadly Earth-Two version of our beloved Ronnie in the form of Deathstorm.”

So far only two versions of Deathstorm have appeared in the DC Comics universe. The first one appeared during the Blackest Night event when Ronnie Raymond was raised from the dead as a zombified black lantern. The second one was the evil version of Firestorm from the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the Justice League from Earth-Three, which seems to be the one that the show runners are using as inspiration for their version of Deathstorm over the zombie lantern one.

While Ronnie may be gone, Firestorm’s (Victor Garber and Franz Drameh) adventures will continue on in Legends of Tomorrow which is set to premier on Thursday, January 21 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.

The Flash will return on Tuesday, January 19 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.


King Shark Might Make Another Appearance on the CW

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on November 23, 2015.

One of the biggest highlights and surprises to date from The Flash‘s second season was the brief appearance of King Shark at the end of episode four, “Fury of Firestorm.” Due to the expense of bringing such a gigantic CGI character to life, it was believed that his appearance would merely be a one time cameo but thanks to some new information from one of the cast members, King Shark could be returning to hunt the DC heroes of the CW once again.

This weekend at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, David Ramsey who portrays John Diggle on Arrow, mentioned that King Shark will be appearing in the upcoming two-part The Flash and Arrow crossover event.

“Because we are going to be tracking down a particular member of the Suicide Squad that so happens to be a 14-foot shark,” said Ramsey.

It is unknown if Ramsey was telling the truth, making a joke to mess with the fans, or if he is talking about the Earth 1 or Earth 2 version of King Shark. If this rumor is true, then the CW version of the Suicide Squad will start to resemble the current team in the comics more than in the movie version even though the CW Deadshot is currently deceased and CW Harley Quinn is not allowed to be used. Either way, the show runners have yet to comment on his claims so it is unknown if King Shark will ever be back on the silver screen anytime soon.


Tony Todd Cast As Zoom In Flash Season 2

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on September 1, 2015.

In the first season of CW’s The Flash, we saw Tom Cavanagh portray the manipulative big bad, the Reverse Flash but after the events of the season finale, it looks like we now have a new villainous speedster for season two played by the Candyman actor, Tony Todd.

According to Variety, Todd will only be voicing the character while someone else will be physically playing him. In season one, the voice for the Reverse Flash was just Cavanagh’s voice which was modulated but unlike Cavanagh’s character whose identity was revealed at the beginning of the show, Zoom’s identity will be kept secret throughout the majority of this season.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explained that the Zoom suit is going to look “more organic” almost comparing it to Marvel’s Venom and will have no skin showing, so that the real identity of the character will be kept under wraps for much of the season.

“Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader–this iconic voice coming out of this mask,” said Kreisberg. “Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.”

He also added that Zoom’s identity won’t necessarily be immediately recognizable to comic fans, but that they aim to pay “respect and reverence for the source material.” Like Reverse-Flash, Zoom will be motivated by a simple and personal goal, and “doesn’t care who gets hurt or what gets destroyed in the service of him getting his goal.”

Zoom will first appear in the second episode of the season titled “The Flash of Two Worlds.”

The Flash Season 2 premieres Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Source– Variety