‘The Flash’: “The Present” Clip; Producers Preview

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The first half of season three has been jam packed with metahumans, a holographic monster, aliens, and even a God and it’s all about to come to a head on tonight’s midseason finale of The Flash.

Executive producer Todd Helbing takes inside the episode that will see Barry (Grant Gustin) seek out all the advice he can get from Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp) and even Dr. Alechemy himself, Julian Albert (Tom Felton) in order to stand toe to toe with the self-proclaimed God of speed, Savitar.

The Flash airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris. Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick (guest star John Wesley Shipp). Wally wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R., which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez), old wounds are reopened.

SOURCE: THE CW

‘Arrow’ EP Reveals Season 5 Finale Details

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(SPOILERS AHEAD)

Coming as no great surprise, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed that the season five finale of Arrow will take the flashbacks all the way up to the moment the show began: when Oliver (Stephen Amell) is rescued from the island of Lian Yu by a group of Chinese fisherman.

When the series began, Oliver returned to Star(ling) City after what we then thought was five years of being in exile after he was shipwrecked on the island. But at the end of season two, the head of A.R.G.U.S., Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), took Oliver to Hong Kong to train him as an assassin. Oliver eventually made his way back to the island for season four but then left again for Russia after defeating Baron Reiter (Jimmy Akingbola).

The series was originally intended to last five years and structured so that in its fifth year, the series finale would deliver its final scene with Oliver being rescued from the island. But the show became a massive hit on The CW, spawning the spinoffs The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. And even with the last few seasons being rocky, ending the show does not seem to be the plan at this point.

While speaking with TV Line, Guggenheim revealed the plan for how they are going to handle Oliver’s rescue from the island at the end of this season:

“Spoiler alert. That’s going to end up being the Season 5 finale. It was really just a hope at that point [in 2012] that the show would run five years, and we always thought that we would intercut the final moment of the series with the first moment of the series, that it would form one big Moebius strip. There’s still a part of me that wishes we could do that but I wouldn’t want to artificially extend the flashbacks, and I also wouldn’t want to artificially cut the show short. It would’ve been a beautifully elegant thing, and five years ago me would’ve loved it. But things change, and I do think it’ll make the Season 5 finale pretty awesome.”

The flashbacks of the first two seasons were great and told a powerful story of survival and a friendship that was torn apart by Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) love for Shado (Celina Jade). The finale for season two culminated with Oliver dueling with Slade both in the past and present and served to close that chapter of the story. Since then the flashbacks have been rather half-baked as they have stretched out arc’s that should only last a few episodes at best across the entire season. The flashbacks have lacked compelling plots and seem to have no focus whatsoever. They come off like a chore the producers want to be done with.

With the end of the flashbacks in sight, one thing is clear: the writers have botched Oliver’s journey toward becoming a vigilante. Oliver’s time in Hong Kong taught him to be a cold-blooded assassin but his combat skills have not improved since he was trained by Slade Wilson in the first two seasons. Oliver is still just as sloppy and as clumsy as ever. Making his skills and abilities at the opening of season one completely implausible.

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SOURCE: TV LINE

‘Aquaman’ Gets A Release Date

The swashbuckling action adventure Aquaman from director James Wan has officially gotten a release date. Deadline reports the joint committee at Warner Bros. and DC Comics has deemed October 5, 2018, as a day worthy for the King of Atlantis to make his big splash in theaters. The film will be debut in both IMAX and 3D.

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis. Details on the plot are still unavailable as an official synopsis has yet to be released.

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SOURCE: DEADLINE

‘Arrow’: “What We Leave Behind” Extended Preview

Next week on the midseason finale of Arrow, Oliver’s past is about to catch up to him as Prometheus strikes against Team Arrow 2.0. Evelyn also emerges as a traitor set to save Star City from Oliver himself. Unfortunately, it’s all meaningless because we have no idea who Prometheus actually is or what he really wants.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

PROMETHEUS MAKES A DEADLY MOVE AGAINST OLIVER AND THE TEAM — After Prometheus attacks Curtis (Echo Kellum), Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow’s secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Detective Malone (guest star Tyler Ritter) discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver’s past.

‘Arrow’: “Invasion” Clip; Producers Preview

Ahead of tonight’s episode of Arrow, The CW has released a clip from the episode titled “Invasion”. Part three of the four-night crossover is the 100th episode of the series and features the return of many cast members including Katie CassidyJohn BarrowmanNeal Mcdonough, and Susanna Thompson thanks to The Dominators sidelining Oliver in a dreamlike form of stasis.

The clip has Felicity introducing Cisco to the new members of Team Arrow just before he vibes Oliver’s original bow. In what seems like a major leap requiring a serious suspension of disbelief, the team plans to hack alien tech to figure out exactly where Oliver, Diggle, and Thea are.

Executive producer Wendy Mericle takes us inside the episode which brings us back to the more realistic days of the series in the midst of the shows most fantastical crisis. Die hard fans of the comics are going to lose their shit as they are about to get a taste of what it could have been like for Oliver and Laurel if they had gotten married like their characters were in the comics.

Arrow airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SOURCE: THE CW

‘The Flash’: “The Present” Extended Preview

Even though we are in the middle of the four-night crossover, The CW still has midseason finales to promote. The first half of season three of The Flash has been good but still a bit uneven with Dr. Alchemy dipping in and out of the story. But after the not so shocking reveal of Julian Albert as Dr. Alechmy along with the arrival of Savitar, it seems the setups are about to come to a head in the midseason finale titled “The Present”.

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/ PT on The CW.

BARRY SEEKS HELP FROM JAY GARRICK — With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry (Grant Gustin) is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris (Candice Patton). Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick (guest star John Wesley Shipp). Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R. (Tom Cavanagh), which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco (Carlos Valdes) faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez), old wounds are reopened.

CW Four-Night Crossover “Heroes v Aliens” Trailer #2

The CW has released another trailer for the upcoming four-night crossover event which begins this Monday at the end of Supergirl. The story arc which features The Dominators invading Earth will then carry over to The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow Thursday night.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SOURCE: THE CW

‘Supergirl’ Clip Previews Four-Night Crossover Event

The upcoming four-night crossover event on The CW is almost here. The event titled “Heroes v Aliens” will see the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The Dominators are an Alien race interested in harnessing the metagene (the gene that gives metahumans their powers) to enhance members of their own species.

The event begins at the end of Supergirl on Monday, November 28th, and will then carry over to The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow that Thursday night.

Ahead of this Monday’s episode of Supergirl, The CW has released an exclusive clip to TV Line which features Alex (Chyler Leigh) about to come out to her mother (Helen Slater) when Thanksgiving dinner is suddenly interrupted by an unexpected guest. You can watch the clip here.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

CW Four-Night Crossover “Heroes v Aliens” Official Trailer

The CW has released an official full trailer for the upcoming historic four-night crossover event “Heroes Vs. Aliens” and it looks fantastic!  The heroes of all of The CW’s superhero shows will come together in to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The CW looks to have gone all out, crafting what executive producer Marc Guggenheim claimed was the most ambitious filmmaking in the history of network television.

The four-night crossover event begins at the end of Supergirl on Monday, November 28th, and will then carry over to The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow that Thursday night.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot To Be An Origin Story

In 2013, Square Enix rebooted the Tomb Raider franchise. The game follows the young recent archaeological graduate Lara Croft after she was shipwrecked on the fictional island of Yamatai off the coast of Japan. Yamatai itself was home to the Sun Queen who was rumored to possess shamanistic powers. The game flowed like a film following Lara as she had to fight against a criminal cult who worshiped the Sun Queen in order for her and her friends to survive. It was an incredible adventure that was able to force Lara to discover the courage within. Players experienced Lara as she had no choice but to forge herself into the heroic archaeologist we know as the Tomb Raider. At the end — after experiencing the supernatural herself — Lara was filled with regret having doubted the mythical stories her now deceased father once told her as a child.

A feature film reboot of the franchise is currently in development at Warner Bros. with Roar Uthaugh (The Wave) attached to direct and oscar winner Alicia Vikander set to star. While promoting the upcoming film Allied, producer Graham King — who is also producing the Tomb Raider feature — revealed to Hey U Guys that the plot of new reboot, like the 2013 game, will be an origin story.

“Well this is kind of what we call a ‘back to the roots story’. This is a young Lara Croft in search to see if her father is dead or alive, so it has a very emotional part to it and i think that’s what Alicia found so interesting about it. I think the storytelling is really good and i think we’ve got the right crew and a great director and I think it’s going to be really fun making a film like this”.

While the film doesn’t sound like a straight adaptation of the game, an origin story for Lara presents an opportunity for a powerful and compelling adventure that could make for a smash hit with Vikander starring as Croft.

Tomb Raider is slated to hit theaters March 16, 2018.

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