Warner Bros. and DC Comics will undoubtedly roll out a more elaborate reveal of its Arrow-Flash spinoff series in the weeks to come, but series star Victor Garber may have beaten them to the punch. Not only has Garber reportedly confirmed the still-untitled drama going straight to series, but also its placement in January 2016.
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We’ve known since The Flash pilot that Gorilla Grodd haunted Central City, and even seen the lumbering beast in shadow onn a few occasions, but fresh looks at the monkey madness of next week’s “Grodd Lives” will never get old. Go in-depth with the psychic primate and the Reverse Flash with a new full-length trailer for the final three episodes!
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we do have more where that came from!
Last night’s Flash saw “The Trap” springing plenty of trouble on Barry’s past and present, though it’s the Scarlet Speedster’s future that caught our eye. Justice may be coming to The Flash before long, bringing some Arrow spinoff heroes in League with a major easter egg from the future.
The Flash is often resistant to the type of analysis that helps populate episodic recaps. That’s not to say it’s not good, which it often is. That’s not to say it’s not entertaining, because Lordy was “The Trap” entertaining. It’s just that everything that’s good about “The Trap” is right there on the surface. There are no metaphors, similes, or subtext to the episode. It’s pure plot, deployed in expert fashion. You saw the same things I did. There’s not much for me to explain. I’d simply be regurgitating the episode right back at you. And that’s neither good nor entertaining.
The Flash will undoubtedly pull out all the stops heading into the final four episodes of Season 1, but by Grodd, a giant gorilla has stolen the Reverse Flash’s thunder. Behold the majesty of “Grodd Lives” in stunning new photos, and preview the rest of the season with another Rogue-tastic trailer!
However little we grasp about Arrow or The Flash’s Atom-centric teamup spinoff, the major additions of its core team shed a great deal of light on the CW super-series. Now, the third and final DC hero has been added to the ranks, casting Edge of Tomorrow star Franz Drameh as … okay, well, he’s not Static, and he … maybe sounds like Cyborg?
The Flash can do many things well. “Moody” is not one of those things. So when “Who Is Harrison Wells?” slips into a melodrama about Caitlin’s disbelief over her mentor, which is a lot of tonight’s hour, the show gets bogged down in all the weight that burdened the show during its brief Firestorm arc. This week’s episode wasn’t bad, but it was certainly a letdown after the highs of the past two weeks. It was an installment running in place and only offering the illusion of actual progress.
Despite a well-known roster of heroes, Arrow and The Flash’s Atom-centric teamup spinoff still ranks as something of a mystery with fans. Now at least, a legendary formal title may have emerged for the new series, as well as insight into how long the series would last each season.
Last night’s Arrow installment “Broken Arrow” brought plenty of bodies and bloodshed, though at least one major character departed with the suggestion that they wouldn’t return, at least on a regular basis. Now, Arrow bosses have confirmed that a major character of the series won’t return as a regular in Season 4, but may drop back in a few weeks from now.