Point your peepers at the first image of DC's scarlet speedster as he'll appear on the upcoming television series The Flash.
Warner Bros. Television has unveiled the first photo of Gran Gustin in costume as the superhero, assuaging the concerns of fans with a mask that's very familiar.
One of the many, many comic book characters heading to television is none other than John Constantine, DC's cynical supernatural detective.
To direct the pilot episode of Constantine, Warner Bros. TV has enlisted Neil Marshall, a director who could knock Hellblazer out of the park.
The Man of Steel sequel temporarily being called Batman vs. Superman is still more than two years from hitting theaters, but we remain all aflutter as to what Warner Bros. is cooking up for the eventual Justice League movie that will aim to equal The Avengers.
One speculative thought we've seen floated many a time is the idea that Stephen Amell might make the jump from playing Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow on television to playing him on the big screen.
Amell himself has shared that discussions with the studio about just such a jump have indeed taken place, though that doesn't mean that he'll go from Arrow to Justice League.
DC's preeminent supernatural huckster is the latest comic book character to make the transition to television.
John Constantine, the Hellblazer himself, will be the focus of Constantine, a TV series that just received a pilot order from NBC.
Actor Paul Blackthorne can now add documentary filmmaker to his impressive list of credits!
Until now, Blackthorne was best known as a TV actor having appeared on such successful shows as ER, 24, and the cult hit The Dresden Files. More recently, he can be seen each week playing Detective Quentin Lance on the extremely popular CW series Arrow, which is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow and is now in its second season. However, now the British actor has made his directorial debut with the brilliant new documentary This American Journey, which is currently available on DVD, Hulu On Demand, Vimeo On Demand, and Amazon On Demand.
This American Journey, which personally I think is one of the best documentaries of the year, follows Blackthorne's travels across the country interviewing random people and asking them how they feel about the American dream. Along with Australian photographer Mister Basquali, they drive across America from ghettos to gun shows, courthouses to cattle yards, and are forever changed by the wisdom and insight the learn from the people they meet. What begins as a film about America; actually ends up dealing with themes of race, religion and guns, which after all is in some ways is what this country is all about.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with actor turned documentary filmmaker Paul Blackthorne about his work on This American Journey, as well as his series Arrow. Blackthorne talked candidly about This American Journey, why he wanted to make it, his journey across America, meeting Mister Basquali, the dog they adopted along the way, the production, his favorite moment of the trip, what he learned from the experience, being recognized, Arrow, the success of the show, not being familiar with DC Comics, how his character has changed from the first season, the writing staff’s overall plan, and introducing new DC characters into the series.
The domino mask hasn't gotten much love during the last decade of cinematic superhero ubiquity, maybe because of the prevalence of grounded approaches that make such disguises look laughably ineffectual.
A grounded superhero on TV is taking up the old fashioned mask, though. Stephen Amell's square-jawed Oliver Queen is replacing his painted face-stripe with an emerald mask on Arrow.
The CW is changing its plans for the Justice League's resident sprinter.
While Barry Allen will still be introduced in two episodes of the CW series Arrow this season, Barry's costumed alter-ego The Flash will no longer appear in all his costumed glory on the existing show. Instead, Grant Gustin will don the superhero's costume in a conventional pilot for his own solo The Flash CW series.
Batman's BFF on the Gotham police force is getting his own origin story, but it's not a cinematic reboot.
Instead, James Gordon will be the center of Gotham, a new live action television series that's headed to Fox.
Grant Gustin, best known for a recurring role on Glee, will be the latest actor to bring the Scarlet Speedster to the idiot box.
That actor has been chosen to play Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in several episodes the CW series Arrow throughout the upcoming second season, with producers hoping to spin off into a solo TV series for the zippiest superhero in the DC Comics stable.
The Scarlet Speedster has yet to star in a live-action movie, but The Flash is getting another television series.
The fastest man in DC Comics is bypassing some of the usual hurdles that face would-be TV shows, too. Barry Allen will be introduced over three episodes of Arrow's second season, telling his origin story and clearing the way for a spinoff The Flash series on The CW.