Well, that was probably a lot better than anyone could have reasonably expected.
Some quibbles aside, the first long look we've had at the new Flash television show comes with just about everything longtime comics readers would want to see in a modern Flash adaptation: a faithfully depicted origin of his speed powers, his partnership with STAR Labs, his battle with the Weather Wizard, and, most astonishingly, the Flash vs. a tornado.
We've all heard of trailers for trailers. That's just common practice now. But what about a trailer for a trailer inside another trailer?
In the promo for this week's season finale of Arrow, The CW has promised an "exclusive first look" at its new series The Flashduring the Wednesday episode. Check out the trailer after the jump (and if you haven't been keeping up with Arrow, be aware there are some season spoilers), and catch a very brief look at The Flash in action at the end.
To paraphrase the immortal Xzibit, "Yo dawg, we heard you like DC Comics, so we put DC Comics in your TV so you can watch comics while you read comics."
Two different networks announced today that they're picking up three different shows based on DC and Vertigo properties: Constantine on NBC,iZombie and The Flash on The CW. With Arrow headed into its third season at The CW and Gotham already in production at Fox, this fall will be filled with hour-long dramas based on DC Comics. Industry scuttlebutt is that DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns is the primary force behind getting these shows this far, making today a pretty good day for the longtime superhero writer.
Yesterday, DC Comics gave fans their first full look at the costume lead actor Grant Gustin will be wearing in the new The Flash TV series on The CW. But the view was a little obstructed.
Today, leaked photos and an Instagram video from the set show the costume in action. We even get a chance to see Gustin running (at regular human speed, if not even slower). More importantly, we get to see him look like he's doing a kickflip sans skateboard... although Tumblr has already seen to making that Photoshop happen.
Back in 1990 when John Wesley Shipp suited up to be a TV version of The Flash, his costume looked exactly like something out of the comic books of the time. It also looked downright impossible to run in.
The new Flash series on The CW starring Grant Gustin looks to be striking something of a balance between fealty for the look of the source material and functionality in the first image of the full suit released Tuesday by DC comics. Check out the full image after the jump.
Behold the Flash -- or at least, the head of the Flash -- as he will be seen in the upcoming CW pilot spun out of Arrow and based on the DC Comics superhero. Actor Grant Gustin will portray a version of the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash, a police scientist who encountered Arrow Oliver Queen in two episodes of his Arrow series.
The first actor to play the Flash on film will have a role in the DC Comics' superhero's newest TV venture. TV Guide reports that John Wesley Shipp will appear in an as yet unrevealed role in the Flash pilot, a spinoff of the network's popular Arrow series, also based on a DC superhero.
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