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Over the summer, it was revealed that Barry Allen, aka The Flash, was going to be introduced on the CW series Arrow. Grant Gustin was cast in the role and the plan was that after appearing in two episodes of Arrow, a later episode would highlight the Flash and serve as a “backdoor” pilot for the character.

Those plans have now changed. After seeing Gustin in his first two Arrow episodes, numbers 8 and 9 airing December 4 and 11, executives have decided the character will get his own pilot instead of it being disguised as an episode of Arrow.

Update: The image above is the first official still of Gustin as Barry Allen, as he appears int he December 4 episode of Arrow.

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At the movies, Marvel is currently kicking DC’s ass. Yes Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies were fantastic. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was a very strong start to the development of a potentially bigger world. But Marvel is already in Phase 2 of a cinematic universe, is setting up Phase 3, has a TV show that ties in on the air, with four more shows announced.

DC has Arrow, with a version of the Flash set to debut on that show, but those guys are unrelated to the big-screen heroes. Then there’s Batman vs. Superman on the horizon, but besides some rumors of hypothetical Flash and Justice League films, that’s it for the big screen in the near future.

If we are to believe Guillermo del Toro though, they have a very big plan, we just don’t know all about it yet. The director is attached to a potential DC film called Justice League Dark, which will feature Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre and others. He said DC is planning an “entire DC universe” including movies, TV and more. Read More »

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One of the stark differences between Marvel and DC is that the latter is just as interested in launching heroes on TV as it is on the big screen. Marvel has its forays into TV, sure, but in the wake of the success of Smallville, DC has experimented with bringing Wonder Woman and Aquaman to the small screen, had a minor run with Birds of Prey and successfully launched the Green Arrow series, Arrow, on the CW.

Now the Arrow team is putting together Flash, a new series based around (surprise!) DC speedster hero the Flash.  Read More »

Want to catch a glimpse at a brand new Batman animated series? How about an Avengers toy commercial? Will Comic Book Men be coming back to AMC? What’s the latest look at Lego versions of Batman and The Avengers? Does anyone know what happened to the defeated villains from The Incredible Hulk and Thor? Is Warner Bros. still working on a Flash movie? Which Dark Knight Rises actor finally came clean about their character’s appearance? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

VOTD: The Dark Knight Meets Superman Part 2

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Back in November, we posted a College Humor animated short called The Dark Knight Meets Superman, and Batman was forced to face his toughest adversary yet: real super powers. And every good superhero film spawns a sequel… In Part 2, Superman goes on vacation leaving Batman to protect Metropolis with the Justice League. Watch the short after the jump.

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