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COMIC REEL: Berlanti Teases Grodd On “Flash”; Jean Grey, Cyclops Reportedly In “X-Men: Apocalypse”

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COMIC REEL: Berlanti Teases Grodd On “Flash”; Jean Grey, Cyclops Reportedly In “X-Men: Apocalypse”


You can check out our recap of last night’s episode, “The Flash Is Born,” over on Spinoff. To get you pumped up for next week’s episode, the CW has released a trailer for “Power Outage” that sees Barry lose his super speed.

Looking ever further ahead, “Flash” executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed in an interview with TV Line that the series will deal directly with time travel.

“We, obviously, hint at it from the pilot episode,” Berlanti told TV Line. “That is a big — ‘theme’ is the wrong word for it — but that is a big part of the DNA of who The Flash was, so we do deal with that.”

The writer also talked about the Gorilla Grodd tease from the end of a recent episode. “I would say we’re going to deal with it this year,” Berlanti said regarding the Flash foe. “The comparison I make is a little bit to Slade the first year on ‘Arrow’ in the sense of we started with the mask in the pilot and then we saw which way we were going. He was, ultimately, in the back half of that first season even more than we would ever do with Grodd this first year because… We’re going to have to get the technology right and all the stuff right to make it look and feel real. But a lot of times, we do this stuff not as a tease as much as a challenge to ourselves of, ‘Can we do it?’ Grodd’s definitely one of those, so we hope we pull it off.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


You can check out a recap of last night’s episode, “The Things We Bury” on Spinoff. In two weeks, Coulson’s crew will arrive at the mystery city they’ve been searching for and confront a possible traitor.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


Fans wishing to catch another glimpse at Katie Cassidy as Black Canary need only look to her co-star Emily Bett Rickards’ Instagram feed. A new behind-the-scenes photo posted last night shows off Cassidy and Colton Haynes as Arsenal.

In Between Turkey and Soda. A Memoir. @coltonlhaynes @katiecassidy #Arrow

A photo posted by emilybett (@emilybett) on

“Arrow” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tweeted an upcoming “TV Guide” cover that teases the archer’s upcoming crossover with “The Flash.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


Collider has reported that “Guardians of the Galaxy” lead Chris Pratt has signed on to star in Universal Pictures’ “Cowboy Ninja Viking.” The film will adapt the 2009 Image Comic series by AJ Lieberman and Riley Rossmo of the same name. The project was originally developed by Disney but relocated to Universal once the original screenplay was deemed to edgy. No announcement has been made regarding writers or directors for the adaptation.


A possible synopsis for Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot has surfaced on reddit and other sites, and it follows in line with some of the film’s more… interesting recent revelations. Of course there’s no way to prove the veracity of this summary, unless you keep it with you in the movie theater next summer and cross off the beats as they do or do not happen.

Reed is a genius convenience store clerk with Ben. Reed’s parents don’t care about him, and Ben’s dad is abusive. They’re good friends and have each other’s backs. Reed writes a paper for community college on teleportation that attracts the attention of Dr. Franklin Storm, CEO of the Baxter Building research center.

Storm has a son, Johnny, and an adoptive daughter, Sue, whose father, Storm’s old partner, died in an experiment gone wrong. Johnny and Sue are party kids, and Sue is particularly disdainful of science. Reed and Sue don’t get along at first.

Victor Doomashev is a anti-social Eastern European computer programmer and hacktivist who calls himself “Doom”. He hates the 1%, particularly Storm, whom he claims corrupts science for profit.

Storm uses Reed’s paper to complete some equations on a machine to access another dimension, the N-Zone. Reed invites Ben to watch the machine being turned on. Sue and Johnny are also there. Doom manages to hack into the Baxter Building’s servers and use a computer virus to damage the machine, which explodes. Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben are exposed to otherwordly energy and become mutants with powers that they can’t control.

Storm takes them to the Baxter Building and creates containment suits for their powers. They begin to train. Reed and Storm also begin developing a way to revert the accident. Sue blames Reed for everything, but they eventually become friends and then a couple. Ben can switch off his powers when he’s not in danger. Johnny changes colors based on heat intensity, and Sue has some borderline telekinetic thing. Reed is pretty much Reed.

Doom finds out that the four have acquired powers and becomes angry it’s not him, so he comes up with a plan to break into the Baxter Building to access the N-Zone through the rebuild machine. As a distraction, he reprograms a bunch of stolen military drones, the “Doombots”, to attack the building. The four come together as a team for the first time and save people.

Doom activates the machine and gets technopathy powers or something, basically energy blasts and making machines obey to him, and a fight ensues. The machine goes critical, and, in order to prevent it from exploding and destroying the city, the four push into it and Storm shuts it off.

There’s a countdown before it reaches critical mass. Inside the N-Zone, the four battle Doom again, and manage to leave him trapped there after he disfigures himself soaking up too much power. The Four manage to escape, but Ben gets the blunt of it to protect Reed and can’t switch back.

The machine is destroyed, Doom is gone, the four have learned to work as a team, and Reed vows to find a cure for Ben. And it ends there.

Opens August 7, 2015


The Wrap has reported that the roles of young Cyclops and Jean Grey are each being eyed by a trio of actors. Chloe Moretz (“Kick-Ass”), Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”) and Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) are lead contenders to take on the role of the teenage telekinetic/telepath. Relative newcomers Ben Hardy (“EastEnders”), Charlie Rowe (“Red Band Society”) and Timothee Chalamet (“Interstellar”) are up for the role of Cyclops. Reps for the actors and 20th Century Fox have not confirmed whether or not these actors have met with director Bryan Singer, but The Wrap’s sources claim that these meetings have taken place. The report stresses that no offers have been made and that other actors are still in the mix; what this does seemingly confirm is that “Apocalypse” will feature young versions of Jean, Cyclops and Storm as previously rumored. No actresses have been linked to the role of young Storm yet.

Opens May 27, 2016

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