COMIC REEL: "Flash" Team Teases Cisco's Power-Filled Future; "SHIELD's" Bell Talks Secret Warriors Membership


You can check out a recap of last night's episode, "The Fury of Firestorm," right here. There's also a promo for next week's episode, "The Darkness and the Light."

ComicBook.com has a few comments from EP Andrew Kreisberg and Cisco actor Carlos Valdes about what's next for the character now that his powers are growing.

"One of the things for him is this evil man said, 'I gave you this gift,' and he's seen what happened to the other metahumans," said Kreisberg. "Good or bad intentions, they all go nuts and they all get locked up. Cisco's really scared. He doesn't see what the benefit is yet. He doesn't see that it really is a gift and he doesn't see that it is a blessing and a power that can be used to help people. Right now, all he sees is the nightmare. That's what's really scary for him."

"I guess when you think about it objectively, on paper, considering that Cisco is such an eager personality, you would think he would be geeked about something like that happening to him," Valdes said. "But I think what the writers have done is actually much more interesting; they're flipping the expectation on its head and Cisco actually isn't responding well to what's happening to him. It's not a good thing for him and he's very scared, and he doesn't know how to handle it. I like that."

Kreisberg and Danielle Panabaker also spoke about last night's episode, with the EP talking about how they came to include King Shark for a cameo.

"We actually put him in the comic book adaptation because we said, 'No one is ever going to let us do this and we're never going to be able to do this' since we weren't going to be using the Squad anymore," said Kreisberg. "We were talking about it and it was really Todd Helbing who was like, 'Let's do it!' It was a very expensive 30 seconds of the show but our visual effects them are the best and they love challenges like this. It was just fun for us. Obviously we can't afford to do an entire King Shark episode so the idea was that he was one of Zoom's minions and just the latest in the line. Which does mean that there is a King Shark on Earth-1."

Kreisberg also talked about the first mention of Wally West, who he confirmed is Iris' brother and Joe's son. "Yes, that's Wally. We sort of had this idea -- just like with any of the shows we do -- we have these ideas in the previous season. We always knew we were leading up to this. We always hated on TV shows where it's Year Two and somebody is like, 'Cousin John is coming,' and it's like, 'Oh, good old cousin John no one ever mentioned before.' It was weird. So the notion that they don't know Wally is where it came from and that led to the idea that Francine was still alive, and that whole storyline. Now Iris is in the position that Barry was in last year. She's keeping a secret to protect somebody and for all of her anger at Barry and Joe from last year, she's going to find that keeping this secret is not going to be so easy. It's going to be weighing on her before she finally decides to take some action."

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


You can check out a recap of last night's episode, "4722 Hours," elsewhere on CBR. There's also a new promo for next week's episode, "Among Us Hide..."

ComicBook.com talked to executive producer Jeffrey Bell about the formation of the Secret Warriors and what it takes to join the team.

"I would say you certainly don't have to be an Inhuman to be a part of it," said Bell. "I would say, in the Marvel Universe as it exists, people tend to be either from another planet, i.e. Thor, an accident of science, like Cap or Hulk, or have cool tech like Iron Man. Add into that mix Inhumans, it's a way...even Ms. Marvel, in the comics, her genesis was as an Inhuman. I know the comics are relying more on Inhumans as an understandable origin for these people to have powers, and we're telling a lot of those stories, but we also have characters that we've seen in the past, who aren't Inhuman who could certainly show up as part of the team, as well as characters we have not met yet. So that is a way, stupid long, overcomplicated answer to your question. No, you don't have to be an Inhuman to be a Secret Warrior."

Elizabeth Henstridge briefly chatted with CBR about last night's episode, saying that the revelations will alter Simmons' relationship with Fitz.

"Oh, for sure! I think she's always known how much he cares about her," said Henstridge. "Seeing how selfless he is in saying yes... the aim is to get Will back, and -- if they do get Will back -- that makes things very difficult and painful for Fitz. The best thing for him would be to say, 'Oh, no, it's just impossible, there's no way.' But he doesn't do that. He has such an unconditional love for Simmons and he just is a good dude and will always do what's right morally. I think, in that moment, she just can't believe he is so no-nonsense about it. He's already made his mind up and he's getting on with it. There's no kind of melodrama. His love for her is just so strong he doesn't even question it... When I read that, I was just in lots of tears."

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


TV Line has some thoughts from the "Arrow" cast about Oliver Queen's current bid for mayorship of Starling City.

"The first moment was like, 'Ohhhkay, honey, maybe we should talk about that,'" said Emily Bett Rickards. "And then there's this unbound support that they have for each other. It's this idea of, 'We can do anything even though it's dangerous. This is what we have signed up for and this is going to be our life. Therefore, we will try this new idea you have, and I'm there to support you unconditionally."

"There are two aspects of Oliver's character this year -- well, actually, probably three," said Amell. "He's a different type of person out in the field. He's a different type of person in the political arena. And then there's a third storyline we're going to explore in the first third of the year that's also different. So being almost 80 episodes into a show, it's exciting to play different things. And I like Oliver the politician, and I also like anytime we can do something that weaves naturally into the canon of the Green Arrow characters."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


Total Film (by way of Latino Review) has revealed that Ben Affleck's batsuit will be CGI during fight scenes. "You can move freely, and they can put [the suit] on digitally," said Affleck. "It's a little more humiliating to wear, but it's easier for the digital effects guys. You can see who the priority is."

Opens March 25, 2016


Andre Tricoteux spoke toTech Times about his new version of Colossus and how it will be more faithful to the comics (via Heroic Hollywood).

"The Colossus you're going to see in 'Deadpool' is very true to the original character in the comic book. [Director] Tim Miller had a really clear vision, and the 'Deadpool' people had a really clear vision of what they wanted. They wanted Colossus to be very traditional to the original story," he explained.

"I think you're going to get to see more of who Colossus is. Like I said, we kept him really traditional to the comic book. So yes, I think people will get a better sense of who he is," he added. "Yeah, you're going to get to see a little bit more of who he is and kind of his outlook on the world."

Opens February 12, 2016


TV Line has learned that "House of Cards" alum Nathan Darrow will be introduced as Mr. Freeze in a two-part storyline in episodes 12 and 13 in December.

Airs Mondays on Fox


The CW has released a promo for next week's "iZombie" episode "Love & Basketball."

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


Variety caught up with Victor Garber and spoke to the co-Firestorm actor about the team dynamic on "Legends."

"That's, to me, the interesting and unique part of this series -- you have this dysfunctional family all together and traveling through time and trying to combat the worst possible evil history has ever known," said Garber. "In every situation, every person has their own idea that they think is the best, and Rip Hunter, played by Arthur Darvill, is no exception. He's sort of the captain, but you find out so many things about each one of them as we go on -- that's the reason I wanted to be involved in this, because it's really fun. Like on 'The Flash' -- and it's part of why I thought 'Alias' worked -- because they are a family who happen to be superheroes, as they were a family who happened to be spies. That's what, I think, keeps people watching -- that connection, and they do that really well on 'Legends' as they do on the other shows, and that's what keeps me interested, frankly."

Premieres in 2016 on the CW


"Outcast" creator Robert Kirkman, executive producer Chris Black and star Patrick Fugit chatted with CBR about the upcoming Cinemax series at NYCC.


"Empire" has released a total of four covers featuring "Suicide Squad" members, including Joker, Enchantress, Deadshot and Harley Quinn.

Opens on August 5, 2016

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