Over 20 Images From the FLASH VS. ARROW Crossover Episode Team Grant Gustin With Stephen Amell

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The Flash seems to be getting decent ratings on its own (and is more universally loved than Arrow, at least to this outsider), so it doesn’t really need to do a crossover episode at this point, even though such a thing has most certainly been in the cards since the show’s inception.

I keep meaning to carve aside some time to dig into both of these series, but they keep eluding me. Maybe if I check out the crossover episode that will be a decent place to dive in to get a flavor of both?  Regardless, for existing fans of the shows these images of Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell spending more time together than usual prove to be a nice afternoon surprise.  Part one of the Flash vs. Arrow crossover event is technically an episode of The Flash and airs on the CW on December 2nd at 8/9PM ET.  Hit the jump to check out the images. 

TV Ratings: MARRY ME and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D Rise; THE FLASH Ticks Down

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TV ratings for Tuesday, November 18th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s swell new comedy Marry Me (from the creator of Happy Endings) saw a rise of three tenths for last night’s Thanksgiving-themed episode, earning a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 5.32 million viewers.  About a Boy was also up, rising four tenths to a 1.3 rating and garnering 4.3 million viewers, while Chicago Fire was down two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.70 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and scored 3.58 million viewers, while Supernatural rose a tenth to a 1.0 rating and scored 2.63 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) was up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.6 rating and 4.54 million viewers, while Forever matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 4.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl ticked up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 2.8 million viewers, and The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.1 rating and garnered 2.37 million viewers.
  • CBS’ NCIS was up three tenths to a 2.6 rating and scored 17.89 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans rose three tenths to a 2.3 rating and garnered 16.68 million viewers, and Person of Interest also rose three tenths to a 1.6 rating and scored 9.68 million viewers.

THE FLASH Recap: “The Flash Is Born”

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Tonight, The Flash decided to take on the topics of school bullies and domestic abuse, albeit in a very cursory manner with very little in the way of practical advice of how to handle such confrontations.  Unless your abuser happens to be made of metal and you happen to develop superspeed, The CW is not the place to turn for conflict resolution.  However, if you want to see some excellent action scenes involving some fun supervillains from the pages of DC Comics, then this is a great place to start.  The Flash continues to be a fun hour of television with perfectly cast characters playing out not only action-packed story arcs but also dramatic relationships that easily draw viewers in.  At six episodes in, it easily remains one of the most entertaining shows on TV today.

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and PERSON OF INTEREST Fall to Series Lows; THE FLASH Steady

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TV ratings for Tuesday, November 11th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) fell 12% to another series low with a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.27 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Forever dropped 9% to a 1.0 rating and 4.21 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was even with its most recent new episode’s 1.4 rating and scored 3.4 million viewers, while the 200th (!) episode of Supernatural rose 13% to a 0.9 rating and 2.19 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Person of Interest was down 24% to a series low 1.3 rating and scored 9.03 million viewers, NCIS dropped 12% to a 2.3 rating and 17.41 million viewers, and NCIS: New Orleans was down 13% to a 2.0 rating and 14.88 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl was down 19% to a 1.3 rating and 2.95 million viewers, while The Mindy Project fell 23% to a 1.0 rating and 2.45 million viewers.
  • Finally, NBC’s Chicago Fire was up 29% to a 2.2 rating and 9.09 million viewers.

THE FLASH Recap: “Plastique”

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Congratulations, The CW!  The Flash is one of the rare shows that I actually miss when it skips a week.  It came back with a bang this week in the explosive episode “Plastique,” which gave nods to no less than three DC characters in a fashion that should please comicbook fans.  It manages to do so without ever feeling forced, as the characters have every reason to pop up in the episode’s storyline and it actually makes sense when they do so.  The Flash continues to be a high-energy hour of television with compelling stories, sympathetic character relationships, and excellent action sequences week to week.  It’s one of the more enjoyable shows on TV at the moment and doesn’t look to change that any time soon.

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

Clancy Brown Talks THE FLASH, Playing The General, Not Seeing His Character as a Villain, His Interest In Plastique, 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 The Flash having made its debut to huge ratings, Barry is now getting 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.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, to discuss Episode 5, called “Plastique,” actor Clancy Brown talked about why he wanted to play General Wade Eiling (aka The General), having fun being a part of such popcorn entertainment, why it’s important to bring in the military element, why Plastique (Kelly Frye) is of such interest to him, working with S.T.A.R. Labs, not seeing his character as a villain, what his character’s true motivations might be, and not knowing where his arc is going but being okay with that.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Emily Bett Rickards Talks ARROW Season 3, the Cast’s Reaction to “Goth Felicity”, Her Character’s Relationship with Barry Allen, and More

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In what has become typical Arrow fashion, the action for Season 3 is big and the personal drama is even bigger.  Team Arrow is facing new villains and new heartache, all while trying to recover from the death of one of their own.  In Episode 305, “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, and Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. And of course, life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Emily Bett Rickards talked about how cool it is to get an episode named after her character, how Felicity’s past turmoil and troubles surprised her, getting to explore Felicity’s goth period, how nobody recognized her in the hair and make-up, Felicity’s college relationship, the dynamic with her mother, the future for Felicity and Oliver, why she needs the fun and light she has with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), and the importance of Felicity and Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) friendship.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Stephen Amell Thinks Grant Gustin Should Be Doing THE FLASH Movie

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Admittedly, I was a little annoyed when it was first announced that Evan Peters was set to portray Quicksilver in the X-Men films and Aaron Taylor-Johnson snagged the part for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Clearly one actor can’t play the part for both Fox and Marvel Studios, but the perfectionist in me was a little annoyed that there’d be two guys playing the character at the same time.  Deep down, I know it’s ridiculous and there’s no reason why we can’t have two successful renditions of Pietro Maximoff, but it’s just not as orderly as I would have liked.

Now the same thing is happening with Barry Allen.  The Flash TV show starring Grant Gustin is in the midst of a strong first season run on The CW, but Warner Bros. and DC still decided to give the character a movie, too – with a different actor.  Ezra Miller is top talent, but again, I find myself a little put off by the idea of have two Barry Allens running around and Arrow’s Stephen Amell has a somewhat similar feeling on the matter.  Hit the jump to find out what he said about Miller’s casting.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH Dips While AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 28th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) fell 13% from last week to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 3.37 million viewers.  Supernatural was also down, dropping 11% to a 0.8 rating and scoring 2.01 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan’s recap here) enjoyed a slight ratings uptick from the promise of the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip, though we’ll never really know how big of a bump the trailer debut might have given the Marvel series.  Last night’s episode rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and scored 4.46 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Forever tied its series low with a 1.1 rating and 4.95 million viewers for a drop of 8%.
  • NBC’s fantastic new comedy Marry Me was down 13% from last week to a 1.6 rating and scored 5.60 million viewers, while About a Boy fell 14% to a 1.2 rating and 4.41 million viewers and Chicago Fire was down 11% to a 1.7 rating and scored 7.22 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, NCIS was up 4% to a 2.5 rating and 17.2 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans was down 4% to a 2.3 rating and 15.74 million viewers, and Person of Interest ticked up 7% to a 1.6 rating and 9.7 million viewers.

THE FLASH Recap: “Going Rogue”

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The Flash may be too hot to handle, but Wentworth Miller’s addition to the show is too cold to hold.  The special guest star turned in a great performance as the episode’s villain, and without giving too much away, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing him again in the future.  Things continue to heat up for the title speedster outside of his life as a crimefighter when a familiar face shows up and offers a possible chance at romance.  Will there be sparks?  Or will one of them get the cold shoulder?

Hit the jump for The Flash recap to find out.

Superhero Movie Release Dates: From 2015 to 2020

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There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is that of the superhero movie.  Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero movies in droves.  With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture.  Not to worry, though, because we here at Collider have you covered.

After the jump, you’ll find a comprehensive guide of superhero movie release dates for every major comic book adaptation on the calendar, going all the way up to the year 2020.  Moreover, we’ll be updating this guide regularly with the most current information, so if you’re ever looking for the latest news on a specific film, you can come right back here for a quick overview.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Falls to Another Series Low While THE FLASH Dips

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 21st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down three tenths from last week’s episode, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.38 million viewers.  No matter, that’s still a strong performance for The CW, and the network has already ordered a full season.  Supernatural, meanwhile, dipped a tenth to a 0.9 rating and scored 2.10 million viewers.
  • The ratings fall of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) continues as it was down two tenths from last week to a series low 1.5 rating and scored 4.29 million viewers.  Can the promise of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer next week turn things around?  Elsewhere on the network, Selfie ticked up to a 1.1 rating and scored 3.81 million viewers, Manhattan Love Story was down two tenths to a 0.7 rating and 2.65 million viewers, and Forever ticked up a tenth to a 1.2 rating and scored 4.8 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Tuesday, including Person of Interest and Marry Me.

THE FLASH Recap: “Things You Can’t Outrun”

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Great news for those of you who have been enjoying The Flash on The CW so far: the show has recently been picked up for a full season!  It’s not really a surprising bit of news, but it’s nice to make it official all the same.  Now the news may leave fans of the show feeling a bit misty, while those who aren’t yet on board may walk away feeling … gassy.  And that, my friends, is how we tie in the Villain of the Week featured on tonight’s episode, “Things You Can’t Outrun.”

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

The CW Orders Full Seasons of THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN

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To the surprise of no one, The CW announced today that it has ordered a full season of freshman series The Flash.  Additionally, the network has also picked up the well-received comedy-drama Jane the Virgin for a full season.  The Flash is, of course, the network’s sort-of-spinoff of Arrow, as it follows the titular DC Comics character’s exploits in Central City, as played by Grant Gustin.  The show exists in the same universe as Arrow, with a crossover planned to occur during Episode 8 of this current season.  The Flash has earned mostly positive notices and has performed solidly in the ratings for the network—in fact it was the most-watched series premiere in The CW history.  Catch up on all of Dave’s recaps right here.

Jane the Virgin, meanwhile, has earned strong praise from critics.  Starring Gina Rodriguez, the show revolves around a religious young Latina woman whose vow to save her virginity until marriage is threatened by the fact that a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup.  Read the full press release on the full season orders for both The Flash and Jane the Virgin after the jump.

Robbie Amell Talks THE FLASH, How He Was Offered the Role, Fighting Someone Else in the DC Universe, Sharing Firestorm with Victor Garber, and More

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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of The CW’s hit 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 The Flash having made its debut to huge ratings, Barry is now getting 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.

In Episode 3, “Things You Can’t Outrun,” viewers will revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), who also becomes one half of Firestorm, in future episodes.  During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Robbie Amell talked about how he was offered the role, how excited his mom is that he booked the show, finding his place among the actors and characters, who Ronnie Raymond is, Ronnie’s relationship with Caitlin, why he’s stayed away and let his fiancée think he was dead, sharing Firestorm with Victor Garber, how awesome it is to get to be in a fight with somebody else from the DC universe, and how he’d love to have a storyline with his cousin Stephen Amell, aka Arrow.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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