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Trailer | The CW’s THE FLASH Season 6 Sizzle Reel

Season 6 of the hit action series will introduce a new villain determined to undo everything Barry Allen and his team of heroes have worked so hard towards to building — and this year, there will be blood!

With all the “greatest hits” coming out of last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con fiasco, all eyes were tuned into The CW shows and especially what’s in store for everyone’s favorite heroes considering that this season’s annual crossover spectacular will be something of a “crisis” level event. Among the anticipation to glean any new developments on the upcoming season of The Flash it appears the Scarlet Speedster and his fellow adventurers will be once again caught in the crosshairs of a deadly adversary.

Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) are both still recovering from the loss of their time-displaced daughter, Nora who was much of the focal point of Season 5. Though she’s now gone, Nora (portrayed by Jessica Parker Kennedy) is far from forgotten, in fact Eric Wallace who is now assuming the role of showrunner in Season 6, has suggested that the new season will begin moments after Nora’s departure, and the heartache losing her will bring to Barry and Iris. In the midst of this, a new threat will be taking shape in the form of Sendhl Ramamurthy.

Rogue’s Gallery Grows

In Season 6 of The Flash the writing team will be introducing a new adversary in the form of Dr. Ramsey Rosso, who is the alter-ego of the very macabre menace known as Bloodwork. The villain plagued the Scarlet Speedster in a recent issue of the comic The Flash #30 and proved a relentless foe. With Ramamurthy stepping into the role, especially after his tenure on the NBC series Heroes the expectation said Wallace is to infuse the series with some “mystery and thriller elements” this season.

In the new season’s Sizzle Reel Trailer unveiled at SDCC, it certainly looks like Ramamurthy’s Dr. Rosso will be raising the stakes, certainly in the first arc of the season. Wallace has also suggested that this year, especially because of the consequences of events leading into (and out of) the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” 5-part midseason crossover, the season will be divided into shorter arcs, giving the show a couple of different directions to explore rather than sticking to the formulaic “big bad” theory that would dominate the entire series arc for the year.

The Flash premieres this fall in Oct on The CW Network

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Cover2Cover | The CW Heroes on Entertainment Weekly

The CW Network’s World’s Finest were gathered to grace five special edition covers of Entertainment Weekly annual Comic-Con Issue raising expectation levels for this year’s epic crossover event!

It’s Comic-Con Season! The annual entertainment media event that started out as just a gathering for fans who love comic books and the sci-fi/fantasy genre, has evolved into an unmatched spectacle of incredible proporations. San Diego Comic-Con has grown to such an immense scale it has become the primary means by which Hollywood exploits all of its biggest franchises across all mediums whether television, film and print, and is the destination for announcing some of the coming season’s most anticipated blockbuster events.

With its primetime line-up consisting of the most colorful band of costumed adventures on network television, The CW network’s heroes based on the DC Comics characters appearing on Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the newly caped and cowled Batwoman were all given the star treatment gracing 5 limited edition covers of Entertainment Weekly heralding its SDCC 2019 coverage. Fans will agree, the titular heroes have never looked better — poised and powerful and ready for the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” that’s coming their way.

Final Bow (and Arrow)

Of course all eyes will be on Stephen Amell who will be concluding his run as the lead on Arrow since premiering the Arrow-verse back in 2012. In the cover story article, the actor reflected on his time as the Emerald Archer and the phenomenon he helped to launch. Since then Arrow has given rise to a prolific narrative and combined universe of superheroes easily challenging their big screen contemporaries. Grant Gustin stars as The Flash and will now be taking the baton and running with it as that series enters its Sixth Season.

The world of Arrow was (mostly) devoid of super powers until The Flash was introduced. Spinning out of the original’s Second Season, all bets were off after CSI investigator Barry Allen was struck by lightning and the Speed Force was unleashed. Since then a Maid of Steel has soared in the skies over National City (on Earth-38) and Legends of Tomorrow have battled a Legion of Doom through time, and soon the chaotic urban jungle of Gotham City will have a new caped wonder to contend with as Batwoman starring Ruby Rose suits up to fight crime!

Amell can proudly look back at the legacy that he’s helped to manufacture, and once the events unfurl of the series final and Eighth Season this fall, it all comes to a head as the annual crossover event patterned after the epic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” maxi-series that realigned the multiverse, will perhaps hand our hero a fatefully tearful end, the unprecedented success of the Arrow-verse will continue to endure.

The magazine also unveiled a new look and feel with a stylistically unique block font and perfect binding give the reader a sturdier feel to the periodical and announced that it will be now going out as a monthly, although it’s keeping the “Weekly” in the title. Entertainment Weekly “The Comic-Con Issue” August 2019 #1570/1571 is on stands now in 5 Limited Edition collectible covers.

Trailer | AQUAMAN

The King of the Seven Seas rises to the occasion in the first trailer for the upcoming full-length AQUAMAN starring the break-out Justice Leaguer taking on the denizens of the depths!

Not surprising at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con fans were eagerly rallying to get their first glimpse at the upcoming big screen, big hero features, chief among them Aquaman starring Jason Momoa the undeniable break-out star of Justice League. Momoa’s rebellious “bad ass” version of the iconic DC character branded Arthur Curry among one of that movie’s most formidable forces as he battler-armored parademon invaders and even went toe-to-toe against the resurrected Man of Steel (Henry Cavill).

Aquaman (Momoa) faces his half-brother, the treacherous Ocean Master (Wilson) who is bent on ruling the Seven Seas and sinking the surface world.

When the cast of Justice League first assembled for SDCC the audience immediately became enamored with Momoa’s spirit, an infectious spirit that has appeared to transcended to his own titular adventure which is directed by James Wan and set for release on December 21st, 2018. The film will finally reveal the origins of Arthur Curry, the boy from Atlantis who is raised by his father while his mother, the Queen of Atlantis (Nicole Kidman) balances the forces threatening to usurp her throne, including Arthur’s half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) the Ocean Master.

The first trailer was introduced at SDCC and the audience’s reaction was pretty positive. Momoa strikes a very assertive stance as the defender of the Seven Seas, who will have to decide what is his place in the world. Joining him will be his paramour Mera, with Amber Heard reprising the role of the water-wielder first seen in Justice League. Before assuming his mantle, Aquaman will have to face down Orm and his co-conspirator the mercenary Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) as the villainous pair reign the force of the oceans on the surface world.

Check out the trailer to Aquaman here:

Talks to Fish?

Though Aquaman had often been perceived as a punchline among the superhero community, the hero has emerged as a more than capable tier in the DC Comics pantheon largely in thanks to the contribution of creative head Geoff Johns. Johns reimagined the King of the Seven Seas and founding member of the Justice League as a force to be reckoned with and not just a guy who talks to fish. Even Batman (Ben Affleck) has to tread carefully when asking the ocean lord to “put out some fillers”; Arthur makes it clear — “the water does most of the talking.”

Under the direction of James Wan, who will also be brining another force of nature to life with his interpretation of Swamp Thing for the DC Universe subscription service in the fall, Aquaman looks like a man of action, an extraordinary abled man on a search for his truth that leads him to the mythical edges of the ocean’s depths and the realm of Atlantis. The mythological origins of Aquaman’s world are on full display, with raging sees, and armies straddling sharks and other sea creatures.

Aquaman opens in theaters December 21st, 2018.

Trailer | STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season 2

Journey back to the Final Frontier as the second season of STAR TREK: Discovery promises the inclusion of some familiar (and not so familiar) faces when the crew ventures aboard Starfleet’s most famous ship!

At the conclusion of the incredible premiere season of the CBS All Access original series Star Trek: Discovery the crew of the Federation’s experimental ship found themselves traversing the Mirror Universe, preventing an enemy incursion by their extra-dimensional adversaries and returned to a Federation that has been largely invaded by the Klingon Empire. It appears that while the Discovery was away the war has been waged! Just as the ship was preparing to go to warp, the find themselves in the crosshairs of the Enterprise!

Now audiences have gotten a first look as the crews of both ships finally come together. The Enterprise is captained by Christopher Pike (played by Anson Mount, Marvel’s Inhumans) who has decidedly taken control of Discovery and is preparing to warp the ship into its next mission. Sonequa Martin-Green who stars as Discovery’s special attache Michael Burnham, also has an interesting connection to the Enterprise: her foster brother is Mr. Spock, Pike’s science officer and the third in command of the Enterprise.

Although it is apparent that the role of Spock has not yet been cast for Star Trek: Discovery it is inevitable that the famous Vulcan will ultimately play a signifiant role in this season’s arc of the series. Series creator and show runner Alex Kurtzman is promising this season of the subscription-only series will be more light-hearted and return to the space exploration fundamentals of the original, though fans hope it maintains the edge that made it one of the most hyped and exhilarating new series of 2018.

Premiering the first look trailer at San Diego Comic-Con left fans excited for more who cheered the cast on which included cast members confirmed to be returning for another go around of discovery!

The new season of Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere in January 2019.

Trailer | THE FLASH Season 5

Daddy’s Mystery Girl has been revealed but with the emergence of their future-daughter in the midst comes an entirely new wave of problems including a “big bag” that may be looking to carve the heart out of Team Flash in the trailer for the upcoming new season!

Among the most anticipated moments at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the appearance of the now more robust cast of The Flash which has expanded to include new series regulars Hartley Sawyer who plays Ralph Dibny / The Elongated Man and Jessica Parker Kennedy who was revealed to be none-other than Nora West-Allen, the daughter of Grant Gustin and Candice Patton’s Barry Allen / The Flash and Iris West-Allen. If the series has proven anything it’s that time-travel can be problematic!

So does the arrival of the pair’s future-daughter mean that something is amiss with the future? There must be because Nora admits that she’s made a “terrible mistake” and is now trapped here in the present. The cast were gathered at SDCC to reveal some of the upcoming Season 5’s biggest twists and turns, including the confirmation that the “big bad” will be portrayed by Chris Klein and will be the cult leader Cicada. A merciless murder who steals from the Speed Force with the use of a mystical dagger.

Though the villain was originally intended as a tease in Season 4’s cliffhanger finale, the episode was packed with wrapping up the arc and setting in motion the introduction of Nora, who Barry fears may “Marty McFly herself out of existence” unless they can find a way of getting Nora back to where she’s supposed to be. The trailer also includes Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West / Kid Flash although it was confirmed that the actor declined to return to the show or join the cast of the spin-off DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as was first reported.

Among some of the highlights to be spotlighted in the new trailer, is the fan-favorite Flash ring, which has been hinted would be handed over to Barry (Gustin) ever since it was first revealed in Season 1 as the Reverse-Flash’s favorite mode for concealing his dual-identity. The Flash also stars Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes; Panabaker’s frosty alter-ego Killer Frost will also be further explored next season, as the actress makes her directorial debut decidedly adding to her impressive resume and helming an episode in Season 5.

Check out the Season 5 trailer to The Flash here in this Entertainment Tonight SDCC “Exclusive”:

The Flash returns with new episodes to The CW in October and will air Tuesday @ 8/7c.

Trailer | TITANS on DC Universe

As the DC Universe (subscription service) prepares to launch the premiere trailer to the site’s first “Original Series” TITANS brings to life the comics heroes in an unprecedented explosion to lure viewers in!

The New Teen Titans as imagined by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez for the DC Comics Modern Era spawned one of the imprint’s most fabled runs, often giving Marvel Comics direct competitor The Uncanny X-Men a run for their money on the newsstand. When the title was relaunched in the 80s it reintroduced the long-associated sidekicks of the big leaguers as a force to be reckoned with all on their own; the title also introduced some new faces into the face that have since become household names.

A longtime admirer of the original comics, Marv Wolfman had even contributed stories to that series original run, before teaming up with his longtime co-conspirator George Pérez to reunite Robin, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl with the charismatic Changeling, and ally themselves alongside an alien fugitive, a living computer and the daughter of an otherworldly demon. For more than 50 years the Teen Titans have remained a constant presence and one of DC’s most popular commodities.

It’s no surprise then that the Titans have become the anchor to the DC Universe online subscription service which will be launching in the Fall of 2018, and bring with it a multi-faceted library of content never-before available under one umbrella, including all new Original Live-Action and Animated Series. Titans is being produced by Greg Berlanti who also produces the primetime DC line-up for The CW, and had been on the creative’s radar ever since he introduced The Flash a spin-off of the hit that started it all Arrow.

It’s Time to Play

The Titans had originally been acquired as an original series for TNT, and the network held onto the brand only until recently. Once it was clear that the competitive cable network was not going forward with the development of the series, Berlanti scooped it up. Titans had since been announced would be the corner stone of the subscription service that DC was putting together. The trailer for Titans has just been released in conjunction with the DC Universe online experience promoted at San Diego Comic-Con.

In the trailer introducing the Titans the series’ star Brenton Thwaites is seen finally in his role as Dick Grayson, the one-time partner of the Dark Knight detective may have had a falling out with his mentor, but has come to the attention of one mysteriously dark young woman calling herself Raven and played by Teagan Croft. The series will also star Anna Diop and Ryan Potter as the alien Starfire and the Beast Boy with the animal magnetism. The series is co-created by Berlanti and Akiva Goldsman who is also responsible for the successful Star Trek: Discovery.

Almost immediately the fan response has been mixed. The Titans world is markedly darker and grimmer than it’s CW primetime contemporaries, though it is rumored to be connected to the Expanded Cinematic Universe. In fact, the series will spin-off another original series for DC Universe, Doom Patrol and the Justice League’s Cyborg (who is also himself a Titan) is said to inspire the launch of that storyline when the Doom Patrol are introduced within the first season of Titans. Check out the trailer to Titans here:

Titans will premiere in the Fall of 2018 and will be available as part of the full-subscription to the new DC Universe subscription service also launching in the Fall.