(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)
In this edition, of Superhero Bits:
- See Green Lantern‘s daughter stirring up trouble in the Stargirl season 2 trailer
- Go behind the scenes of the new Guardians of the Galaxy video game
- Get details on a clip with Captain Britain from Marvel’s What If…?
- Watch a new clip from Batman: The Long Halloween Part One
- Check out a theory about Captain America being pursued by the TVA
- All that and more!
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The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover just got a whole lot bigger. The multiverse-spanning crossover event, which was the Arrowverse’s most ambitious enterprise yet, had already pulled off cameos from beloved TV properties like Smallville, Batman: The Animated Series, and had Brandon Routh pulling double duty as a Kingdom Come-inspired Superman. However, last night’s finale brought in a cameo that drew a connection between the TV Arrowverse and the films’ DC Extended Universe.
Spoilers ahead for The Flash and Crisis on Infinite Earths.
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Among the many big announcements at The CW TCA panel, today was a Flash/Supergirl crossover will be a musical featuring former Glee co-stars Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin. Find out more about the Flash Supergirl musical crossover episode, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
By just about any measure, Grant Gustin‘s take on the iconic superhero known as the Flash is a hit. His CW series is beloved by both discerning critics and casual TV viewers, hardcore comics geeks as well as audiences who’ve never so much as set foot inside a comic book store. When it came time for Warner Bros. to cast a big-screen version of the character for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the other DC movies, however, they went in an entirely different direction, tapping Ezra Miller to don the red suit.
The choice has inspired some head-scratching and grumbling from fans loyal to Gustin’s take on the Scarlet Speedster. Why anoint a new Flash when a perfectly good one is sitting right there and ready to go? But Zack Snyder has now gone on the record to explain why TV’s Flash won’t show up in the DC films. His answer will probably not surprise you. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
2016 is definitely the year of the superhero team-up. Cap and Iron Man are assembling their teams for Civil War, while Bats, Supes, and Wonder Woman brace themselves for the Dawn of Justice. And now two of TV’s most lovable superheroes are also looking to join forces.
Grant Gustin, who leads The CW’s The Flash, is officially set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of CBS’ Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine. Get all the details on the Flash Supergirl crossover after the jump. Read More »
I love how kooky The Flash is getting. The first season of The CW show didn’t have many reservations about introducing some of the weird stuff from DC’s Flash comics — there were Reverse-Flash and the giant telepathic Gorilla Grodd, which should be all you need to understand that the producers are happy to dive into everything the character represents in DC Comics.
And now, as we see in this new The Flash S2 trailer, the team appears to be going all-in for season two. There’s Jay Garrick, who in comics was the original Flash, created in the ’40s. In the show, he seems to be an alternate-world version of The Flash. And then there’s whatever villain shows up to cause trouble in Central City, not to mention whatever waits on the other side of that wormhole. Check out the footage after the jump.
Update: There’s now an extended version of this spot with twice as much footage — mostly, it’s longer takes and more glimpses at the same scenes, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a look!
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The villain cast of The Flash is evolving, and now Tony Todd is part of the ensemble. But he’s playing an interesting role in the show, because at this point we won’t actually see his face on screen. We will hear his voice, however, and that’s not because he’s playing some mysterious new CG character. Get the news below; we’ve kept the specifics on the role played by Tony Todd in The Flash after the jump to prevent any potential spoilers. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Change is coming to Central City. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is getting a new costume for The Flash Season 2, as revealed today by The CW. Well, new-ish — the most notable thing about the new costume is the way it alludes to ancient history. Check out The Flash Season 2 suit after the jump. Read More »
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Is Barry Allen drunk, or just a vigorous self-promoter? In this Flash poster for The CW’s new TV show, the hero is depicted running down a street in Central City. For some reason, he’s running in a zig-zag pattern that occasionally points him backwards. But whatever; the guy is so fast that he’ll still get where he’s going with time to spare.
And The Flash is meant to be fun, after all, so what’s a little time spent running just for fun? Speaking of, this poster is also decorated with a few little easter eggs. Some point to the series’ companion show, Arrow, while others hint at future developments for the series. You’ll need an even more high-res version to pick everything out, but get started via the one below. Read More »
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 »