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‘The Flash’ Season 4 Won’t Have an Evil Speedster as the Big Bad

Three of The CW’s current DC shows, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, have varied up their season plots, presenting different kinds of villains each season. On the other hand their fourth show, The Flash, has kind of found itself in a pattern. The villain will turn out, inevitably, to be an evil speedster who has been secretly a member of team Flash all along. Well, technically the latter part might not be true this time around, but c’mon.

We know what’s going to happen.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s still a really good show, but it’s in spite of this pattern and not because of it. The good news though is that producers may be looking to break it. The Arrowverse producers did a panel at PaleyFest, and during it they reportedly confirmed that next season’s villain will definitely not be a speedster. The Flash Podcast, who was there, tweeted out the confirmation:

This is, honestly, probably the best news we could have. I mean, The Flash has such a wonderful catalogue of villains who deserve more than the brief arcs they’ve gotten on the show so far. Maybe we’ll get a nice arc with the Rogues, or maybe Mirror Master will finally get his due.

Or, y’know, maybe something else.

Really it’s just great to know that producers don’t want the show to get stale. If a show gets too predictable, that’s when it will hemorrhage viewers. Variety will keep things fresh, and I look forward to see where the show will go.

Darren Criss Cast as Music Meister in Supergirl/Flash Musical Crossover

The upcoming musical crossover between The Flash and Supergirl has finally found its Music Meister. TVLine is reporting that Darren Criss has been cast as the villain in the two part crossover event.

Criss is best known from Fox’s Glee, a series in which both Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin both previously appeared in as well. Criss may also be known to our readers as the voice of Sideswipe on the current Transformers: Robots in Disguise series. This is pretty sensible casting and a rather unsurprising choice. I think it makes sense at least.

The first part of the crossover is expected to air Monday, March 20th (Supergirl), with the second half following on Tuesday, March 21st (The Flash).

Via TVLine

Episode 90 – A Nerd Hope

On the latest episode of Nerd & Tie we start out by welcoming our newest host Gen Prock! After that we dig into the latest news, including how The CW has renewed all of their DC Comics shows, Constantine is coming back as an animated webseries, Charmed is getting rebooted for some reason, Awesome Games Done Quick has raised two million dollars for charity, Evercon booted artist/crafter Scott Windorski for harassment, Outlaw Comicon has lost its friggin’ mind, and Phoenix Comicon has made a controversial choice with its volunteer policies.

I mean, we definitely talk about Phoenix, AZ more than I’ve ever expected to.

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The CW Gives Early Renewal to All of its DC Shows, Supernatural

The CW announced yesterday that it was renewing seven of their shows, including all of their DC properties (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) as well as the long running Supernatural. None of this is all that surprising, as the DC shows remain some of the highest rated programming on the network, and it makes sense that they would all get another year.

That and it seems to be literally impossible to kill Supernatural, which will be going onto its thirteenth season. I mean, wow — I like the show, but this is going to have to end sometime, right? I mean, it started out as a WB show. Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars both got cancelled and revived in that time period.

Also renewed are Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The only two shows from this last fall’s lineup we haven’t heard about are No Tomorrow or Frequency, but since neither received a season one back order either… let’s just say it doesn’t look good for their prospects. The Vampire Diaries, of course, is officially on its last season.

This whole thing just remains as a reminder that The CW still remains one of the best homes for genre television on broadcast.

Via Deadline

Episode 85 – Battle Pants (The Pants You Battle)

On this episode of the Nerd & Tie Podcast: Bryan Fuller has stepped down as show runner for Star Trek: Discovery, DC’s Flash Movie has lost its second director, Young Justice is actually getting a third season, The Dark Tower is delayed until next summer, Wizard World is cutting back for 2017, Steve Wozniak’s Tokyo Comic Con takes a bad crossplay position (and then reverses it), and actor Ray Park was questioned by police for allegedly assaulting a woman at Super Megafest Comic Con.

Also, we talk a bit about Doctor Strange and the basic formula of lazy writers’ genre shows.

‘The Flash’ Movie Loses Another Director

The DCEU film based on The Flash starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen isn’t exactly having the easiest time making it to screen. Last May saw the departure of the film’s first director Seth Grahame-Smith. A replacement was found though, and the film moved forward into preproduction.

Well, the film has hit another set back now, as Grahame-Smith’s replacement, Rick Famuyiwa, has now left the project as well. Famuyiwa told The Hollywood Reporter:

When I was approached by Warner Bros. and DC about the possibility of directing The Flash, I was excited about the opportunity to enter this amazing world of characters that I loved growing up, and still do to this day […]

I was also excited to work with Ezra Miller, who is a phenomenal young actor. I pitched a version of the film in line with my voice, humor and heart. While it’s disappointing that we couldn’t come together creatively on the project, I remain grateful for the opportunity. I will continue to look for opportunities to tell stories that speak to a fresh generational, topical and multicultural point of view. I wish Warner Bros., DC, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Ezra Miller all the best as they continue their journey into the speed force.

This is kind of a big deal, because The Flash was supposed to have a March 2018 release date. Replacing the director at this stage has a good chance of changing that, which could alter the entire post-Justice League film release schedule.

I guess we’ll find out.

Via THR

Rumor: Joss Whedon Might Direct Supergirl/Flash Musical Crossover?

With Supergirl‘s move to The CW, it’s opened the doors to far more crossovers. Besides the four way Supergirl/The Flash/Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow event planned for early in the season, there will also be a second Supergirl/The Flash about a dozen episodes in.

The interesting thing about that second crossover is, of course, that it will be a musical. While the musical will be mostly comprised of pre-existing songs (ala Glee), the producers of Supergirl and The Flash have repeatedly cited Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s “Once More, With Feeling” as one of the inspirations for the two-parter.

And that leads us to the latest rumor about the show.

You see, /Film and others are reporting that none other than Buffy creator Joss Whedon has been tapped to direct the episodes. The rumor originates with The Hashtag Show, who also claim that Music Meister (who was created for the musical episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold) will be the villain.

Now this is all very grain-of-salt-worthy, but considering Whedon’s pedigree with both musicals (Doctor Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and the aforementioned Buffy episode) and superheroes, he’s kind of the dream candidate. So, at the very least, it’s an entertaining rumor to think about.

Via /Film, The Hashtag Show

The CW Has Released the First Images of Keiynan Lonsdale as Kid Flash

Ever since Keiynan Lonsdale was cast as Wally West on The CW’s The Flash, fans have been waiting for him to suit up as Kid Flash. I mean, it was inevitable, right?

Well, we don’t have to wait anymore — because it looks like Lonsdale will be suiting up in Season 3 of the series. The CW made the announcement today, releasing the following image:

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Now how exactly Wally West gets his powers is still unknown (he got hit with the accelerator in Season 2 but didn’t seem to have anything happen to him), but with the Flashpoint storyline really anything is possible.

The Flash returns to The CW this fall on Tuesday nights.

Via io9

Seth Grahame-Smith Quits ‘Flash’ Movie, James Wan Sticking With ‘Aquaman’

Things are a little rough in the DCEU waters. Warner Bros has built their whole plan around the anticipated success of Batman v. Superman that never materialized. And while their hopes are far from sunk (with massive buzz over Wonder Woman and some of the other planned films), the studio seems to be fairly concerned that future films may end up going off the rails.

It’s in this atmosphere of increased studio control that director Seth Grahame-Smith has left the forthcoming Flash movie. The as-of-yet untitled Flash movie (which will star Ezra Miller and is unrelated to the ongoing The Flash TV series currently on The CW) was also supposed to be written by Grahame-Smith as well, but it’s unknown whether or not he actually submitted a script yet.

There was some concern that James Wan was departing the Aquaman movie, but Wan has firmly denied those rumors. The biggest problem facing the DC film franchise is that there is not central figure guiding it like Marvel’s Kevin Feige. The studio in many ways was leaning on director Zack Snyder for creative direction, but anyone with any foresight knew that was a terrible idea.

Because, y’know, Snyder couldn’t string together a story together if it bit him on the ass.

No word on who will take over the Flash movie, although it remains on the schedule for March 16, 2018.

Via MoviePilot.com, Screenrant

‘Justice League Part One’ Starts Filming in April

DC is going whole hog with its cinematic universe, announcing that Justice League Part One will start filming April 11th. This is just weeks after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out, which is only the second film set in this particular continuity.

Zack Snyder will direct (again – even though we have no idea if Batman v Superman will be any good), and the whole thing feels like DC and Warner Bros are more focused on playing “catch up” with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe than with making a decent movie.

Honestly, if it works out, being bold will be beneficial — but pushing into production on a film before really knowing whether or not the franchise will hold weight seems a tad risky to me. Sony banked everything on a Spider-Man franchise that they ended up having to scrap, but at least they were able to change course before film started rolling. DC and Warner Bros are just committing regardless…

…and lord knows what’s going to happen. Either way, Justice League Part One is currently scheduled to come out November 10, 2017.

Via EW