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Ahead of Wednesday night's Season 4 finale, "Arrow" star Stephen Amell has been hyping the episode, teasing a "hook" that will leave people wanting more for Season 5.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Amell teased, "I can tease that there is an ultimate showdown, and that ultimate showdown takes place on a level playing field...And I know the hook from the last episode made it feel like the whole episode would be about rescuing Felicity, and that's really not the case at all. We solve that problem pretty early on."

Amell added, "It calls back a little bit of our premiere from this year, which I think is always a fun technique. We get some resolution. Not just for Oliver, not just for Darhk, but for most of our core cast members...There's nothing we really do in the finale that introduces a big bad for next year. We do throw a little hook in there that will very much excite people for season 5, but it does not have to do with the big bad."

As for how the episode differs from last year's finale, Amell sad, "Last year, there was just a ton of mystery [in the finale] - the team was staying, Oliver and Felicity were going...In this finale it feels very similar because its almost the opposite."

Additionally, the CW released a new extended trailer for the finale, touting the final showdown between Oliver Queen (Amell) and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) as they assemble their armies for a face-off in the streets of Star City:

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


As part of the promotion for the hit new Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg-produced series, AMC set up an extravagant exhibit for "Preacher" in New York City that saw an upside down church on display in the middle of Times Square.

The church, dubbed "All Saints Congregational," was set up for fans to take photos with, and share on social media in promotion for the series.

Check out a pic from the display (via ComicBook.com) below:


The CW has debuted a new clip from this week's Season 2 finale episode of "The Flash," titled "The Race of His Life."

In the clip, Team Flash deliberates over Zoom's challenge for a race, and Wells informs them of the consequences it could have on the multiverse.

Check out the clip below:

The network also released an extended trailer for the finale that features Zoom's menacing proposal:

SEASON FINALE  THE FLASH "The Race of His Life" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)  THE FLASH VS. ZOOM - After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) reveals his true plan, Barry (Grant Gustin) vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.  Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#223).  Original airdate 5/24/2016.

Additionally, star Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow) teased a shocker of a finale, but -- even though she's excited -- said she's yet to be told what's in store for Season 3.

"To be honest, I don't know much about Season 3. They've just started writing it. They have some new amazing writers on board. That's going to bring some fresh voices to Season 3. But even I was pretty shocked by how they end Season 2. I'm anxious to see what that means," Panabaker told CBR News.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns has publicly clarified his role at Warner Bros., in addition to clarifying his involvement on the Ben Affleck-led solo "Batman" film.

"My job is to help other Warner Brothers divisions work with DC," Johns explained to ComicBook.com. "I work with Warner TV and producers to get these shows up and running, in particular with 'The Flash,' where I co-created the show, wrote a few episodes, wrote the pilot episode...I work with other people, Ames Kirshen in games, the studios like Rocksteady and Netherrealm, go in there on character choices, story they're going to do and brainstorm on that, try to keep it true to comics."

On his "Batman" involvement, Johns said, "I do get to say I'm working on 'Batman' with Ben Affleck...That gets the Thanksgiving table excited, especially my brother."

Johns was previously rumored to be in charge of Warners' DC Films division (alongside Jon Berg), and to have been attached as a producer for 2017's "Justice League" film.

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