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COMIC REEL: “The Flash” Director Exits; “Legends of Tomorrow” Finale Promises Sacrifice

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COMIC REEL: “The Flash” Director Exits; “Legends of Tomorrow” Finale Promises Sacrifice

THE FLASH MOVIE

News broke yesterday that the director of the upcoming stand alone movie “The Flash,” Seth Grahame-Smith, has exited the project. While further details are unknown, he was said to have left the project over “creative differences” with the studio.

There was also a report this morning that “Aquaman” director James Wan may be struggling with his interpretation of the film as well.

Opens in 2018

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

The cast and crew of “Captain America: Civil War” are hot on their global press tour, and numerous cast members are sharing their experiences working both on and off the set of the film. Paul Rudd shared in an interview this weekend that both he and his character completely geeked out while filming his scenes with Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Sebastian Stan.

The Russo Brothers are also sharing their insights into the film, including their thoughts on staging the airport battle, the inclusion of Spider-Man, and whether or not a Deadpool crossover is likely to happen. In the video below Joe and Anthony Russo also play a fun game of Fantasy Draft with MCU characters — their choices may surprise you.

Opens in May

SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING

“Spider-Man Homecoming” director Jon Watts spent some time visiting the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” this week. Whether he was there for personal reasons or to check out the cosmic landscape for a possible future Spidey/Guardians crossover, it’s hard to say.

Opens in 2017

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

Carol Danver’s solo film “Captain Marvel” doesn’t hit theaters until March 2019 which has led to speculation on whether Danvers will make her debut in another MCU film before that. Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Danvers’ first film will actually be “Avengers Infinity War: Part One,” which bows May of 2018.

Opens in 2019

SUPERGIRL

While “Supergirl’s” renewal status remains unknown, Andrew Kreisberg has been chatting about the possibility of seeing Superman in the show. Kreisberg told EW, “It will always be a dream of ours to be able to have Clark or Superman on the show. Hopefully with continued success, that opportunity will one day present itself.”

THE FLASH

The CW released the synopsis this week for the second to last episode of “The Flash” season two. “Arrow’s” Katie Cassidy guest stars as Black Siren, a surprising ally to Zoom.

THE FLASH “Invincible” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
KATIE CASSIDY GUEST STARS AS BLACK SIREN – After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy).  Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe (Jesse L. Martin).  Iris (Candice Patton) and Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipp) are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.  Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Brooke Roberts & David Kob (#222). Original airdate 5/17/2016.

Airs Tuesdays on the The CW

ARROW

The CW also released the synopsis for “Arrow’s” penultimate episode, “Lost in the Flood,” which sees the return of Felicity’s father, guest star Tom Amandes.

“Lost in the Flood” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) OLIVER FIGHTS FOR THEA; DONNA SMOAK FACES OFF WITH NOAH KUTTLER — Following the shocking events in the previous episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) race to rescue Thea (Willa Holland), while Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Curtis (Echo Kellum) and Noah (guest star Tom Amandes) join together to stop Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough). Glen Winter directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama (#422). Original airdate 5/18/2016.

Airs Wednesdays on the The CW

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

As the season winds down to a close, the crew of “Legends of Tomorrow” will be making some sacrificial choices in the season one finale titled “Legendary.”

SEASON FINALE — DC’S Legends of Tomorrow “Legendary” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) THE FINAL BATTLE — After the numerous sacrifices the team has made since the beginning of this ride, Rip (Arthur Darvill) decides that it’s time they each decide their own destiny and returns them to Central City a few months after they first left. Returned to their normal lives, each team member must individually decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Sara (Caity Lotz) visits with her father (guest star Paul Blackthorne) who delivers some heartbreaking news about her sister. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak and teleplay by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim (#116). Original airdate 5/19/2016.

Airs Thursdays on the The CW

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