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At the beginning of the week, when word came out that a script for The Flash is meant to be delivered by the end of the year, the news came with a rumor. It suggested that Bradley Cooper was in the running (ahem) to play the title character. That seemed to be conjecture, perhaps based in part on the fact that Mr. Cooper was already rumored for another big role in Green Lantern, another DC Comics picture.

On the set of The Hangover 2, Bradley Cooper said of the rumor “I’ve never heard anything about it ever in my life.” Which wouldn’t be the first time he’d denied a casting rumor (The A-Team) which turned out to be true. But since there isn’t even a script at this point for The Flash, let’s hold off on the casting for a moment. Read More »

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The Flash has looked like the most likely candidate as the next DC superhero film to come out of Warner Bros., but we haven’t heard much concrete news about the project in a few months. The Flash has been in the script stage, and until something is delivered that Warner Bros. likes, the character won’t be running anywhere.

But now there’s word that the script is due by the end of the year, which is leading to early speculation about who might direct and star. Read More »

Greg Berlanti is the co-writer/producer on The Green Lantern and The Flash, the latter of which he’s also a potential director. He recently directed his second film, Life as We Know It, and has been making the press rounds to promote it. Naturally, everyone is more interested to learn about his work on Green Lantern and Flash than Hollywood’s latest Katherine Heigl romantic comedy, so he’s being pressed for as much as info as he’s willing to divulge.

Some of what he had to say might surprise you. Read More »

LOL: Green Lantern Hostess Glo Balls

DC Comics have teamed up with Hostess to produce a series of superhero-branded snake cakes: Green Lantern GLO Balls and The Flash Cakes. Photos after the jump. Would you eat Glo Balls or Flash Cakes?

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This past summer, Warner Bros. hired on the screenwriters of The Green Lantern (Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim) to pen drafts for The Flash and a Green Lantern sequel. This says a lot about how satisfied the studio must be with their work, since Green Lantern hasn’t even hit theaters yet.

So where do these screenplays stand right now? One of the writers, Marc Guggenheim (who has also worked on many Marvel comics, in addition to The Flash), has weighed in on the situation, sharing some interesting details about additional sequels in the process. Read More »

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The Martin Campbell-directed Green Lantern adaptation, which features Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, won’t hit theaters until June 17, 2011, but Warner Brothers is apparently so pleased with what they’ve seen so far, they’ve already hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim to get to work on Green Lantern 2. In addition, the three screenwriters have also been tasked with the script for a big-screen adaptation of The Flash.
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Cool Stuff: Poison Apple T-Shirt

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Today’s tee on T-Shirt Woot is a Flash parody design titled “Poison Apple”. Anyone who owns an iPhone or iPad knows that Apple has refused to support Adobe Flash on the mobile devices. The t-shirt visualizes this decision using the famous DC Comics superhero. This design will only be available for purchase today (well technically, if it is voted one of the top tee designs, it will be available again — but to ensure you get a copy order in the next 24 hours). for only $10.

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It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! Well, OK, maybe not, because this is only very incremental news. But in a report about Warner Bros. upcoming release dates (like the newly dated Sherlock Holmes 2) there is word that WB is ready to move forward on The Flash, with other superhero films still in development. And if you’re a Green Lantern fan, you’ll have a new animated series to watch…in a few years. Read More »

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