Comic Con: Executive Producer/Writer Andrew Kreisberg Talks about the Debut of The CW’s New Superhero Series THE FLASH and Season 3 of ARROW

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When you’re at Comic Con, it’s all about the superheroes. Even when waiting on line at a nearby Starbucks, there via a flat-screen above, Batman plays on a continuous loop. They are omnipresent. And while everyone here ponders DC’s planned film-verse and how they can possibly fit Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman into one film, DC has quietly proven these queries moot albeit via a completely different medium. On television, DC has crammed a plethora of Justice League characters – The Green Arrow, Black Canary, The Flash – all onto its flagship show: Arrow.  This year, DC attempts to further its monopolization of the CW Network by spinning off The Flash as its own series.

At a group roundtable for Arrow and The Flash, I spoke with Executive Producer/Writer Andrew Kreisberg about what to expect on the third season of Arrow, the series game plan for The Flash and how Buffy the Vampire Slayer influenced crossovers between the two. For the full interview, hit the jump.

ARROW Season 3 Trailer Introduces a Host of New Characters; Plenty of Action

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In addition to picking up Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and Brandon Routh for its third season, The CW’s Arrow held a panel today at the San Diego Comic-Con where unveiled a trailer for the aforementioned (and apparently action packed) Season 3.  To be honest, I’ve never seen an episode but what I’m seeing here looks like it hits its intended target.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Wolland and Caity Lotz.  It returns on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm ET/PT.  Hit the jump for the Arrow Season 3 trailer.  For more on the show and its spinoff, The Flash, check out our interview with writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg.  We’ll also have more on the panel shortly.

Producer Andrew Kreisberg Talks ARROW, THE FLASH, the Crossover Episodes, How the Two Shows Differ From One Another, and More

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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of the hit CW drama series Arrow, in a way that made the character both likeable and intriguing, and it was easy to see why he immediately got his own TV show.  With that drama series debuting on October 7th, he’ll get his own backstory and mythology and villains to fight, while also playing into the bigger DC universe and, at times, characters will cross back and forth between the two shows.

While at The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, executive producer/writer Andrew Kreisberg, who is working on both Arrow and The Flash, spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about following a villain-of-the-week format while exploring the larger mythology and mythos, how the show will be lighter and funnier than Arrow, that they’re throwing every idea they have at this season while knowing there’s some stuff that they won’t be able to get to until a possible second season, the big two-part cross-over episode that will come in Episode 8 of both shows, just before the Episode 9 mid-season finale, what sort of discussions they have about which characters they can use in the DC universe on TV, as opposed to the films, and how cool it is to get Grant Gustin and John Wesley Shipp in the same scene.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

The CW Planning 2-Hour THE FLASH/ARROW Crossover Event; Wentworth Miller Cast in THE FLASH as Captain Cold

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Fans eager to see how The CW’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation The Flash fits into the existing Arrow series won’t have to wait long.  Following the success of Arrow, the network greenlit another DC Comics adaptation last year in the form of The Flash.  The Barry Allen character (played by Grant Gustin) was initially introduced on Arrow, confirming that both shows will exist within the same TV universe.  As such, well before The Flash has even aired in earnest, fans have been clamoring for a big Arrow/The Flash crossover episode.  Speaking today at the TCA’s, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg confirmed that there will indeed be a crossover event, and it’ll happen this season.

Hit the jump for more details on the Flash/Arrow crossover event, as well as news of a Prison Break star joining the series as a familiar comics villain.

Comic-Con 2014 Bags to Feature ARROW, THE FLASH, GOTHAM, CONSTANTINE and More

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San Diego Comic-Con bags aren’t really good for everyday use beyond Comic-Con, but every single year I still manage to squeeze it into my suitcase so I can take it home and never use it again.  Perhaps it’s a little silly, but the designs tend to be pretty cool and when I score one for a show I like, I’m hanging on to it.  And this year will probably be no different; I’ve already got my eye on a few.

For the fifth year in a row, Warner Bros. Entertainment teamed up with Comic-Con to create 13 different bags to be distributed upon check-in.  This year, the line-up includes designs for Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, The Following, Gotham, iZOMBIE and The Originals.  Hit the jump to check out all 13 Comic-Con 2014 bags.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th Includes MAD MAX, THE HOBBIT and Marvel Studios Presentations

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The Saturday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  Warner Bros. is bringing an eclectic presentation with appearances made by the recently pushed Jupiter Ascending, the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road and Peter Jackson’s (likely) last foray into Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  Legendary Pictures also has a presentation scheduled, but have declined to disclose which projects they’ll be presenting.  LAIKA Animation’s The Boxtrolls will also be making an appearance in the big hall followed by Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.   That’s all capped off by Marvel’s presentation later in the day followed by the big Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Television panel which will feature a look at Constantine and the world premiere of Gotham among other shows.

Outside of Hall H there’s cool TV stuff like The Blacklist and what’s probably the final True Blood Panel.  Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Saturday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday or Friday schedules. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 24th Includes CONSTANTINE, HANNIBAL, BATMAN ’66, and More

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The Comic-Con 2014 scheduled for Wednesday’s July 23rd’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 24th has been announced.  As they’ve done in previous years, Preview Night will offer fans a first look at the pilots for upcoming shows.  This year’s lineup is for The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie plus a brand new episode Teen Titans Go!.  On Thursday, you’ll get a much stronger Hall H lineup than last year with presentations from DreamWorks Animation, The Giver, Paramount Pictures, Entertainment Weekly’s: The Visionaries (the “visionaries” haven’t been announced yet, but usually this is a fascinating panel), and a look at the upcoming Batman ’66 Blu-ray set.  Folks in Ballroom 20, which hosts plenty of TV panels, will get to see presentations for 24, Teen Wolf, Hannibal, and Penny Dreadful.  Then there’s an outlier with Sony Pictures doing a presentation in the Indigo Ballroom over the in Hilton Bayfront Hotel.  That’s how packed Comic-Con is this year: there’s no room for a major studio that’s bringing Goosebumps and Pixels.

Hit the jump for Comic-Con 2014 schedule highlights from Wednesday’s July 23rd’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 24th.  The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con will run from July 23rd to July 27th.

THE FLASH Adds Robbie Amell in Major Recurring Role

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It looks like The CW and DC are keen to stay in the Amell Family business as Robbie Amell has just landed a major recurring role on the upcoming superhero series, The Flash.  Amell isn’t exactly a new face to the network as he starred in the first (and only) season of The Tomorrow People, and he’ll be reuniting with that show’s executive producer, Greg Berlanti.  Another reunion of sorts will occur with Amell’s older cousin, Stephen Amell, who currently plays the title role in The CW’s superhero series, Arrow and will appear in the pilot for The Flash as the hooded archer makes a cameo in Central City.  As for who the younger Amell will be playing, you’ll just have to hit the jump.

THE FLASH Featurette Introduces Detective Eddie “Pretty Boy” Thawne, Played by Rick Cosnett

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We recently reported that The Flash series pilot would be airing in its entirety at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but the masses won’t get to see it until its debut on The CW Tuesday, October 7th.  Thankfully, little snippets from the pilot continue to be made available, like today’s featurette that introduces viewers to Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett).  There’s also a bonus interview with Candice Patton, who plays Iris West on the series.

Hit the jump to watch the new featurette and get acquainted with Detective Pretty Boy.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: GOTHAM Series World Premiere, THE FLASH Pilot Screening, and Exclusive Footage from ARROW and CONSTANTINE on July 26th

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Here’s some early news on San Diego Comic-Con scheduling featuring a special event from Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment on the night of Saturday, July 26th:

  • Gotham – The world premiere of Fox’s pre-Batman series starring Ben McKenzieDonal Logue, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • The Flash – A full-length screening of the new CW series pilot featuring the title speedster, played by Grant Gustin.
  • Constantine – Exclusive footage from the new NBC series starring Matt Ryan in the title role.
  • Arrow – Teaser footage from the upcoming third season of the CW action-drama starring Stephen Amell.

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The CW Network Sets Premiere Dates for THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN, Plus Returning Series ARROW, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, REIGN, and More

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The CW Network has set the premiere dates for their fall slate of shows:

  • The Flash series premiere will air Tuesday, October 7th, at 8pm
  • Jane the Virgin series premiere airs Monday, October 13th, at 9pm
  • Arrow returns for its third season Wednesday, October 8th, at 8pm
  • The Vampire Diaries and Reign return Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm and 9pm respectively.
  • The Originals returns Monday, October 6th at 8pm, followed by a retrospective of the past nine seasons of Supernatural, which has its tenth season premiere on Tuesday, October 7th, at 9pm
  • The 100 returns Wednesday, October 22nd, at 9pm

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Warner Bros.’ DC Film Slate May Include JUSTICE LEAGUE, WONDER WOMAN and THE FLASH/GREEN LANTERN Movies in 2017

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In relation to Marvel Studios’ well-oiled machine, much has been made of the fact that Warner Bros. has yet to roll out a cohesive superhero universe making use of its extensive DC Comics archives.  After last year’s Man of Steel though, the studio appears to have gotten themselves together.  Instead of another Superman sequel, Zack Snyder is gearing up to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a July 2016 release, which he will shoot back-to-back with a full-blown Justice League movie.  However, a new report claims to reveal the studio’s tentative schedule for its DC properties, including a 2017 release date for Justice League, a Wonder Woman movie, and a The Flash/Green Lantern team-up film.  More after the jump.

THE FLASH: New Footage from the Pilot Featuring Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, and Carlos Valdes, Plus the First Synopsis

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A new interview with The Flash star Tom Cavanagh has plenty of new footage from the pilot packed into its one-minute run-time.  Cavanagh plays Dr. Harrison Wells who oversees the team of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) at Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs.  He explains the process of reviving Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) after his fortuitous accident, and introduces the scientists who are caring for him.  It’s not much in the way of interviews, but it’s a great early look at the pilot for The Flash before it debuts on The CW later this fall.  Hit the jump to take a look.

THE FLASH Reveals John Wesley Shipp’s Role on the New CW Series

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Like father, like son.  We’ve known for some time that John Wesley Shipp, who played the title character in the early 90s version of The Flash, would be starring in at least the pilot of the new CW series.  Today, it was revealed that Wesley Shipp would indeed by playing Dr. Henry Allen, father to the title speedster Barry Allen (Grant Gustin).  Now, Arrow has already established the predicament that the elder Allen lands himself in after a mysterious assailant breaks into their home, so it will be interesting to see how the pilot handles this particular origin story. 

In addition to Gustin and Shipp, the new series will also feature Tom Cavanagh as physics “rock star” Harrison Wells; Jesse L. Martin as Detective West; Candice Patton as West’s daughter and Barry’s love interest, Iris; Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, a bioengineering expert; and Rick Cosnett as Detective Eddie Thawne.  Hit the jump for more.

New Images from The CW’s THE FLASH, iZOMBIE, JANE THE VIRGIN, and THE MESSENGERS

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The CW just unveiled some new images from the following upcoming series:

  • The Flash – Starring Grant Gustin as the DC speedster, The Flash will air Tuesdays at 8pm.
  • iZombie – DC’s Vertigo imprint adaptation stars Rose McIver as a newly undead medical resident.
  • Jane the Virgin - Starring Gina Rodriguez in the title role, this new series airs Monday nights at 9.
  • The Messengers – This prophetic new series stars Shantel VanSanten, Jon Fletcher, Sofia Black-D’Elia, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney, Anna Diop, and Diogo Morgado.

Hit the jump to check out The Flash images and more from the other new shows.

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