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MASSIVE ROUND-UP on Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow

July 5th, 2017 by Marc Comments

OK CW fans, ready for more Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow news than you can shake a Spear of Destiny at? Cool, let’s go…

The Flash: 

In a tweet (now removed) the Flash Office, @FLASHProdOffice, have revealed the title of the first episode of The Flash Season Three.. and its a big one!

It’ll be called The Flash Reborn.

There’s speculation about what this will mean… is it a nod to Geoff Johns’ story The Flash: Rebirth? Could it mean we’ll get a new Flash rafter Barry seemed to sacrifice himself to the Speed Force at the end of  Season 3?

Or, could it mean that Wally West is set to become the Flash?

Well, it’s probably not the last one…

Keiynan Lonsdale, Kid Flash/Wally West in the show, has talked about stepping up to become Flash alpha but seems to believe it’s not on the radar: “It’s not something that’s on my radar. I feel as though there is so much story to tell and Wally has so much growing to do. I’d like to see that journey continue. That’s what I think is important. We need to see how these character realistically get to where they are headed for.”

Of course… he could be lying.

Arrow: 

After the massive ending to season 5 which saw the island explode with pretty much all the main characters on it, we’ve all be wondering who will live and who will die.

We mean, they all survived, right?

“I know everyone is trying to determine who survives, who dies, what is the result of the cliffhanger based upon people’s contractual status, and I would say that’s not necessarily a good idea,” says Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim.

“The example I like to point to is that was true in Walking Dead. They had a season finale similar where you had a group of characters, all of whom were series regulars, in a dire situation at the end of their season. Just because they were series regulars did not mean that everyone came out of that cliffhanger alive.”

Oh, crap… did he just compare the next season to The Walking Dead?!

In related news, who will Team Arrow (or what’s left of it) face off against this coming year?

Well, according to TV Line’s Matt Mitovich: “I can tease that the next, yet-to-be-cast Big Bad has been on many a fan’s wish list.”

What does this mean? Well, the favourite seems to be Onomatopoeia, the Kevin Smith created bad guy who kills villains without super abilities and makes his own sound effects. Smith being a director and involved in writing on The CW’s shows would definitely mean this could be a thing.

Also, what do you think of the new leaked Black Canary outfit?

 

Legends of Tomorrow:

Like last season, it seems that this year the team will face-off against Rip Hunter again.

Ugh.

But don’t despair… Guggenheim says it’s not the same thing: “In season 2, he was turned evil. This is not Evil Rip. We’re not making Rip a bad guy or that kind of villain, rather this is Rip as… the Ronny Cox in Beverly Hills Cop to our Eddie Murphy. He’s the guy who’s trying to do things the proper way, follow the rules, get things done with a certain level of efficiency, and here come our Legends of Tomorrow, who go about things a bit more unorthodox.”

We know that this year Rip is trying to form a team to put right the wrongs the Legends created across time – i.e. dinosaurs on modern day LA – at the end of last season.

Flash, Arrow, Legends and Supergirl crossover event:

A now Christmas (well, November) tradition, we’re once again getting excited for the crossover of the CW DC shows.

Last year we had a massive alien invasion:

But this year, it seems the event will be more emotional that pulse-racing.

Once again Marc Guggenheim was talking about his shows and he detailed how this year’s will be different: “Every year we feel the pressure and I do feel like each crossover has topped the previous one. Topping last year’s is a high bar, if for no other reason than what do you do that is bigger than aliens?

“We got some, I think, very, very exciting ideas. I would say, very early on in the process in actually doing last year’s crossover, Greg [Berlanti] said that ‘there’s probably no way to get bigger than aliens’. So the best way to make this year’s crossover especially epic is, if you can’t increase the bombast, increase the emotional stakes and the emotional pay-offs. A very oblique comment on where our heads are at for this season.”

 

We don’t believe this means there’ll be no awesome actin, but we expect it means that it’ll involve a bit more thought than the last one… either way, we have full trust in these guys,

Supergirl will premiere Monday, October 9th on The CW, followed by The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, October 10th and Arrow on Thursday, October 12th.

Source: TVLine, Newsweek, EW & EW

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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