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The Flash : Season 4 Episode 2 ‘Mixed Signals’

The Flash is back and in Mary Jane’s absence i’ve got the honour of writing the review on this week and next week’s episodes.

This week’s Flash was all focused around relationships as Barry & Iris had relationship problems and so did Cisco and Gyspy (surely this theme would have been better saved for Valentine’s week..but hey!.)

The Flash has always had a lighthearted feel about it in comparison to the likes of Arrow but this season so far feels very fluffy and not quite as much grit as we might expect from a super hero TV series.

However there were some pretty cool parts to this episode as the team juggled their relationship issues with saving Central City.  This week’s villain was Killg%re, pronounced Killgore, who had a vendetta against some people he was working on a project with who sold him down the river to take his profit.  Killgore had the power to mind control anything technology based,  he had technology in his genes – pretty cool!

As we have seen already, Cisco has overloaded Barry’s suit with some awesome tech – but it was all a bit Iron Man and it seems like it wont last long this series.  Killgore was able to mind control Barry’s costume and shut down his ability to move, locked him in the suit and started the self destruct mode (who would put that in a costume, really?)

Barry was yet again able to save himself by throwing a bolt of lightning at himself, which cut off the technology’s electricity supply.

Meanwhile within all the drama, Barry and Iris had a few meetings at a relationship councillor.   It was a lot of nothingness as Iris exploded and they had a conversation and now everything happy and Barry & Iris will live happily ever after.

I’d give this week’s episode a solid 6/10, it was pretty cool with what was going on with Killgore and the biggest story-line that is coming with ‘The Thinker’ seems to be on the verge of setting off pretty soon.  However, the scenes with soppy love interests and counselling just feel not superhero-ey at all.  This is early on in the series and we are still building up, Flash always get better as the series goes on, so here’s to Episode 3!

DC World Interview with Michelle Harrison from The Flash at LFCC

Here is our new exclusive DC World interview with the lovely Michelle Harrison who plays Barry Allen’s mum in The Flash TV series. I met her at London film and comic con the past weekend and she was very nice to meet and chatted about The Flash, London, and more. Michelle also signed autographs and had photo shoots with fans too.

A big thank you to Michelle for her time and please feel free to comment below and also subscribe to DC World on our youtube channel.

Thank you and enjoy.

 

SDCC : The Flash Panel Recap

The best weekend of the year, San Diego Comic Con, just ended and brought its lot of exclusives and sneak peeks for 2017 and beyond. DC shows were again strongly represented this year, and CW’s The Flash cast graced the Con with their presence for a very entertaining panel on Saturday, moderated by Stephanie Smith. They didn’t give a lot away (despite Grant Gustin confessing being awful at keeping secrets) but here are a few things we can expect in Season 4:

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More Badass Iris West

Iris takes the lead of Team Flash in Barry’s absence, Candice Patton has confirmed. After an emotionally charged season for Iris, where she nearly died and lost Barry, it’s a very welcome turn for the character to come back to a strong, fierce leading lady who gets things done. According to Candice, Iris is “devastated, and focuses her energy on being a leader.” Interesting fact about season 3: No one except Grant told Candice about her character not dying.

A lighter tone

Producer Todd Hellbing promised “more jokes” in season 4. Season 3 was very dark and allowed characters to develop so much, but yes, a lighter tone is much needed this season!

Killer Frost is back! Or is she?

Danielle Panabaker had a blast on the panel teasing fans about the frosty villain. “No one’s gonna be disappointed” she promised, adding that playing Killer Frost was “so much fun”. Nothing else escaped, her lips were sealed!

Wally West keeps growing

Keiynan Lonsdale (dressed as Where’s Wally – a nice touch!) discussed character growth for Kid Flash. “Wally had to step up when Barry left and this gave him more freedom and more self-confidence. He’s humbler about his role in the team”

New faces

We know The Thinker is the new “Big Bad” this season; The 100’s Neil Sandilands portrays the new villain; whose name is Clifford DeVoe.

Kim Engelbrecht also joins the cast as The Mechanic, the Thinker’s sidekick.

Todd Hellbing also confirmed that we will see more of Gypsy, and her father, The Breacher, who will be played by Machete’s Danny Trejo, no less!

Teen Choice Awards nominees feature DC TV stars!

The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network. The awards honour the year’s biggest achievements in music, film sports, television, fashion and more. All the nominees and winners are voted for the viewers.

The second wave of nominees have been announced. One category in particular stood out and got the twitter universe tweeting, Choice TV Villain ( #ChoiceTVVillain).

Four out of the six nominees were villains from Dc shows:

  • Cory Michael Smith – Gotham
  • Grant Austin – The Flash
  • Josh Segarra – Arrow
  • Terri Hatcher – Sugergirl

I know who I am voting for. How about you?

Here is how you vote:

  • Voting starts on the 12 July 2017
  • Voting ends on the 19 July 2017

On Twitter:

  • Your account has to be public
  • You can vote from anywhere in the world
  • Your tweet must have #ChoiceTVVillain
  • Your chosen full name OR his / her twitter @
  • You can include gifs, pictures or videos
  • You can only vote 10 times a day
  • Retweets count as votes

Cory Michael Smith took to Twitter this evening to thank everyone for loving Nygma and was delighted to be nominated.

Nygma has definitely been a popular growing villain, especially throughout season 2 of Gotham. Ed started working at the Gotham City Police department as forensic scientist, who also was very fond of speaking in riddles. Edwards path of villainy started when he murdered police offer Tom Dougherty who physically harmed his future girlfriend Miss Kristin Kringle. That romance was not to be as Ed took Miss Kringle’s life. As Jim Gordon looked further into the her disappearance, Ed framed Jim for the murder of Strike Force police officer Carl Pinkney. He was later captured and sent to Arkham Asylum.

Edward Nygma was released after six months into his sentence this was made possible by Oswald Cobblepot, who decided he needed Ed to help him run for Mayor of Gotham.

In a twisted fate Edward met and fell in love with Isabella. She too was murdered which had been organised by Oswald Cobblepot. Nygma soon formed an alliance with Barbara Kean, Tabitha Galvan and Butch Gilzean after discovering Oswald was responsible for her death.
As he took Oswald down, Nygma started on his own way in Gotham. He is ready to unleash wrath on Gotham as The Riddler.

Good luck to all the nominees, I am sure the best villain will win….as always.

What will happen to Barry Allen in Season 4 of The Flash?

At the end of Season 3 we saw Barry Allen enter the speed force because as we know the speed force needs a prisoner. But what we also know is that Black Flash is dead, Reverse Flash is also gone, so it also needs a protector.

Savitar

Of course Iris killed Savitar. But because of Flashpoint anything could happen. Barry sent Savitar into the Speedforce in the future and left him locked there. In a way, this is exactly what Barry has done, he has locked himself in the Speedforce and the team might work this out quickly. Barry could then become the ‘big bad’ of Season 4.

Grant Gustin a bit-part in Season 4

We all know how Grant Gustin doesn’t like to do Comic Cons. He has done a handful since being in the Flash. Could it be that Grant wants to step back from the role of the main lead of a show when he doesn’t enjoy everything that comes with it? This would be totally understandable and it would also be a great time to give somebody else the chance to lead the team and the show. Grant could become a bit part across of the DC Flarrowverse in Legends, Flash, Arrow etc as John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn did last season. This might suit Grant better with how he seems to feel about Comic Cons?

Business as usual

DC’s TV universe doesn’t like it’s lead roles being gone for too long. They couldn’t even have Arrow be gone for a full episode when we thought he was dead. Barry could be back at the start of the season from the beginning, and that would be totally understandable as Grant is great in the role. It could be that his time spent in the Speedforce could be used as a flashback through the next season as Arrow’s back story has been in that show. We could see flashback’s to Barry being in the speedforce and what happened to him during his time there, building up to a finale where he gets out of the Speedforce.

Kid Flash to get Barry to save himself?

We all know how they like to mess with the timeline in Flash. And we all know it can only be Barry that ultimately saves the day. Could Kid Flash run back in time, to bring Barry from the past, to save himself from the speedforce? Barry could get himself out of the speedforce because, hey, he’s Barry Allen right?

Who do you think will save Barry Allen in Season 4? Do you think he will even need saving? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter at @_DCWorld!

DC World Celebrity Shoutouts from HVFF London

This weekend I was lucky enough to go to Heroes and Villains Fan Fest at the London Olympia.

The event was absolutely amazing and very interactive with celebrity guests from TV, Film, Artists and more.

Guests from Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Legends of tomorrow, Supergirl, and Guardians of the Galaxy and others were there signing autographs, taking pictures and talking on stage.

I was lucky enough to get a few special shoutouts from guests from Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl so take a look below, plus more DC World Exclusive interviews coming throughout the week so stay posted, plus a full in depth article on the whole weekend events and more.

Also follow me on Twitter @_DCWorld

 

Heroes & Villains FanFest London

Heroes and Villains Fanfest comes to London Olympia May 27th and 28th 2017.

It is an amazing event ran my James Frazier of the walker stalker conventions and now brings this special event to the UK.

Fans of TV shows and movies and who love superheroes and villains can meet their favourite characters in person, get photos with them, watch panels and get autographs too.

The Lineup for London’s Heroes & Villains FanFest 2017 so far is as follows:

Arrow cast- Stephen Amell, Emily Best Rickards, Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, Michael Rowe, Charlotte Ross, John Barrowman, Matt Ryan, Josh Segarra.

Gotham cast- David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Drew Powell, Robin Lord Taylor, Jessica Lucas, Milo Ventimiglia.

Supergirl- Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chris Wood, Italia Ricci.

The Flash cast- Robbie Amell, Shantal Vansanten

Plus Superman and the Atom star Brandon Routh, Maisie Richardson Sellers, Hayley Atwel, Michael Rooker & Sean Gunn From Guardians of the Galaxy and Brian C Roll (Artist) see example below.. Stanley Tucci, Richard Brake.

 

Check out the official website for tickets and links, link is below.

 

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It is on May 27th and 28th, More information and tickets can be found here on the website. Heroesandvillainslondon 

Follow on Twitter at @heroesfanfest

DC World at City of Heroes 3 Event

This weekend I went along to the City of heroes 3 event held at telford international centre and organised by Rogue Events. I have been to the last two of these events and met many guests from accross a wide range of TV shows and movies, like The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, legends of tomorrow, Supergirl, Aquqman and more. Of course myself being a massive DC Comics characters fan I am always eager to meet them all from the shows I support and the movies I love. You get to meet the guests, ask question, have 30 minute lounge talk sessions and get photo shoots and autographs.

Interviews, talks and sneak peaks as follows by each guest.

 

Ray Fisher Cyborg from Justice League.

 

To start off I shared an Exclusive article on my twitter page @_DCWorld which went global overnight regarding Ray Fisher who is playing Cyborg in the upcoming Justice League movie out November. He was on stage taking questions and I asked a couple too.

Ray confirmed that the standalone Cyborg Movie is about to start writing its first draft and is still on target for a 2020 release date. He also mentioned in another question that Lex will be appearing across the Justice League series. To me this means more than two Justice league movies are planned maybe?? A series is the word he said, are DC and Warner Bros planning more than two Justice League movies I certainly hope so but we shall have to wait and see.

 

I also asked about his fitness regime for the role of Cyborg in Justice League and Ray told us about he put on around 30lb for justice league and was training  with Jason Momoa who plays Aquaman and also described him as an absolute animal in training but he was a good motivator to keep up against!
I also had a photo opportunity with Ray to which I took along to Gotham city University jackets that were given out to the film crew after the Justice league was finished, he actually wears this style of jacket in the movie as this is the football team he plays for. I managed to get hold of these and we wore them in the photo shoot, A very special moment for myself and even got one signed on by him, he’s a really lovely guy and was an absolute pleasure to meet in person and wish him all the success in the future.
Maggie Geha aka Poison Ivy in Gotham.
I asked Maggie to talk a little on Gotham and she loved season 3 of Gotham and becoming an older Ivy and also Jerome aka the Joker stays in character on set and is a great actor, a little like Jared leto did for Suicide Squad. She also commented on how she always ends up carrying around everything for the penguin, like she his little assistant and he will never seem to do this himself in the show.
I asked Maggie in a q&a session if during her development in Gotham as Poison Ivy would she would love to eventually have a Poison Ivy costume later on as the character develops to which she said yes she can’t wait to get a costume even if it was at the ending final episode with Bruce putting on his cape. Also Maggie confirmed that her role as Poison Ivy will eventually be a more darker Ivy like in the comics than we’ve seen on screen before!!
She also said that she would love to star in a wide range of movies such as an Alien sort of movie, a western riding horses and shooting guns and any movie across different scenarios and wants to voice a fluffy cute cartoon character and that will also be her life goal, Like the cute lemur from Madagascar.
Maggie also loved my orange Sharpie paint pen I was using for autos so I let her keep it!
I later had a photo session with Maggie too.
One more exclusive Maggie and Brianna from Deadpool were on stage together and  sang a song which I will post at a later date.
Rick Cosnett from the flash.
I spoke to Rick briefly at an autograph session to which I asked if he liked being back for the brief appearances in season three of the flash and asked if he is returning for season 4 to which he smiled and replied we will have to wait-and-see?
Maybe he can’t say but I got the idea that he will be back in someway.
John Wesley Shipp from the Flash.
I spoke to John regarding the flash TV series and if he was returning for season 4 to which he confirmed but was no other details at this time.
On the Sunday morning I had a 30 minute coffee lounge with John And other people to which I asked a few questions.
From being the flash in the 1990s what was it like getting the part in the current flash tv show.
He answered that he had been hoping for a new Flash to happen again as after the 90s as there was not much happening regarding the Flash and it was slow for superhero movies and there was lots of talk of even Ryan Reynolds taking on the role as the Flash  in a movie.
Also when he got the part to play Barry’s dad Henry Allen, he read the script and thought of how the part was on such a personal level with Barry and this child who saw his mother get murdered and Barry could alter confide in him visiting him in prison and that overall he eventually knew Barry was the Flash, but just gave little hints to him so that when he was ready he would reveal himself to his father.
John also spoke of Grant Gustin getting the role as Barry Allen which was great but the weeks of the Flash tv show starting the movie World decided to announce Ezra Miller as the new flash for the movie franchise, and they all felt they could of waited to give grant so much more time settling in than announcing another person so soon in the separate world even Stephen Amell got on board on social media to support Grant at the time, but now the Flash is the most successful TV show currently and it didn’t effect anything, to which at present the flash movie is still delayed and having issues still and maybe pushed back to a 2020 release with the Cyborg Movie.
I Also asked would he like to have his flash from the 1990s maybe one day come through the speed force and meet Grants Flash, to which he replied he’d love to see that happen even for one episode.
I also had a few photo sessions with John, he is a really nice guy and chatty and friendly, all I hoped he would be and more meeting  him in person, a real Hero.
By Paul Edwards
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here it is the new justice league trailer

After a long wait here in all its amazing glory is the New Justice League Trailer.

This week was epic as warner bros teased us with each character on a poster and also a mini clip until the main trailer release today and also the first official logo poster too.  Included were Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, still no sign of Superman but as time goes on I’m sure we will get a glimpse of him on his return.

Also a the official website has been updated with some fun stuff as well as a new one Unite The League too.

You can see all the posters below and also feel free to share your favourite with me on twitter @_DCWorld.

 

Feel free to comment below too…..

 

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