Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Fred Topel
At the end of The Flash’s second season, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) made a bold decision to go back and time and prevent his mother’s murder. So season three will pick up with the Flashpoint story inspired by the comics. They’ve cast multiple new villains including Dr. Alchemy and Savitar.
Over the summer, we spoke with showrunner Aaron Helbing (who runs The Flash along with his brother Todd Helbing) after The CW’s DC superhero panel for the Television Critics Association, which included the announcement of a Flash/Supergirl musical crossover. The Flash returns tonight, and Helbing previewed season three’s stories and characters. Read More »
The Flash returned to Comic-Con for the third time in anticipation of its third season on The CW. We spoke with producers Todd and Aaron Helbing in a roundtable before their panel. The season premiere is called “Flashpoint,” based on the classic comic book alternate universe story. Like other classic comic book titles, like “Worlds Finest” on Supergirl and “The Brave and the Bold” on Arrow, The Flash will put a new twist on “Flashpoint.”
“It’s like any of those iconic moments in Flash,” Todd said. “You want to make sure you do right. But it’s also, the way we approach all these stories are we know what happened in the comics but we take that event and we sort of run it through the Flash television show filter so we can tell the same story with our spin. It was challenging but it wasn’t impossible.” Read More »
Last year there was a minor flurry of interest in a new Mortal Kombat film when a spec / proof of concept short appeared online. It was a dark, violent little piece of work that featured some surprising faces like Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White.
Now, while a new feature evidently won’t be happening soon, Kevin Tancharoen, the director of the short, is using it as a launchpad for a new Mortal Kombat web series that will also star Michael Jai White in a story where the classic Kombat characters square off against the series’ big bads, Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung. Read More »