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The Flash Is Racing To Screens
Small screens, for now...

30 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Hitfix

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The Flash

While the DC Universe is expanding in fits and starts on cinema screens with the recent announcement of the Batman/Superman film at Comic-Con, the other major superheroes from the canon are having a tougher time of it. It appears, however, that Barry Allen – one of the people who filled the Flash’s suit through the years – will be getting his chance on TV, via Arrow.

Talking at the Television Critics Association press tour, The CW's network boss,Mark Pedowitz, dropped word that the start of Allen's tale will be told in an episode of the show, which chronicles the adventures of Green Arrow.

"We're planning an origin story," Pedowitz said. "We'll see how it goes. Hopefully it'll go well. We do want to expand on the DC universe." Assuming it goes well, we could see a Flash TV show joining Arrow on screens, although that has yet to be decided.

A big factor might be Warner Bros.’ plans for the character in cinemas, especially in light of the planned Justice League film. The companies have traditionally shied away from having simultaneous TV series and movies featuring the same character, so that could end up delaying or derailing plans. And it’s not like Allen hasn’t been on TV before, although the previous live-action take ran for just one season in the early 1990s.

Still, Barry Allen is getting better treatment than Wonder Woman, with Pedowitz revealing on the same panel that a reboot series called Amazon is on hold because of script issues. Diana just can’t lasso a break...


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I remember the 90's series... Made Lois & Clark look good. Had the upside of bringing Mark Hammil into the DC universe and shortly after, hello best joker ever... More

Posted by Gouken at 16:53 on 31 July 2013 | Report This Post

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Flash was always one of my favourite SH (He just looks so cool), but his powers if you stop to think about them are not very good for TV. If he can run at as near as makes no difference to the speed of light, he should in reality be finished with whatever problem he's facing in a blink of an eye. Or two blinks for a difficult problem. And if shots of flash running look cool in a comic book, his powers visually and practically don't work in slightly more real world setting of TV and Movie More

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