The CW’s pilot for The Flash roars to life in a way that announces a show that has found its feet even before airing. Perhaps that’s because this is a spin-off from the increasingly popular Arrow, and The Flash inherits some of Arrow’s sensibility and DNA, despite being clearly intended as a brighter and more easy-going companion to that show.
This is a series that can experiment with all the overly “comic book” elements that have been part of Flash stories: the concept of super-speed; bad guys with names like Weather Wizard and Mirror Master; and time travel. As seen in this pilot, The Flash is a breezy bit of fun packed with indications that writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns aren’t going to avoid the weirder bits of Flash history. Read More »
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You’ll see more of Oliver Queen than you will of The Flash in this first teaser trailer for the hero’s spin-off show. But what we do see of the scarlet speedster will give you the basics: his costume, the way he moves, and a flash of personality. While we may still see a separate version of the character on the big screen as part of the Justice League plan WB is building, for now this will be the only one we’ve got. Check out The Flash teaser trailer below, along with a long synopsis that details the particulars of the origin for this version of the character.
Update: An extended cut of the trailer has been released — a very extended cut. We’ve got that below, too.
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It’s that time of year when the TV networks clear the crap off their channel and fill it up with new crap. The hope, of course, is the new crap sticks around and gains an audience. While we don’t follow a lot of TV here on /Film, we do follow big comic book shows and three new DC Comics TV shows just got picked up. Two on The CW and another on NBC.
The first, and most obvious, is The Flash, the Arrow spinoff starring Grant Gustin as the iconic DC Comics speedster. Then there’s iZombie, Veronica Mars‘ creator Rob Thomas’s adaptation of the Vertigo comic. Then, over on NBC, Constantine, starring Matt Ryan as a supernatural detective, got picked up too. All three DC Comics TV shows are expected to air in the Fall. Read More »
Grant Gustin‘s full Flash costume has been revealed. A few weeks back, we saw a glimpse of the helmet that’ll be used on the upcoming CW pilot, but now, we have our first look at the full head-to-toe costume. Check it out below. Read More »
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The Flash pilot starts filming next week and, in anticipation of the shoot, Warner Bros. Television has released the first look at actor Grant Gustin in the Flash suit. Check it out below. Read More »