Another Mysterious New Speedster Is Coming to The Flash

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Plus more pictures of Kid Flash in action. Karen Fukuhara talks up Katana’s role in Suicide Squad. Spider-Man swings into action in new footage from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tyler Hoechlin talks about his approach to playing Supergirl’s Man of Steel. Plus, the Flatliners remake gets a release date, and Arrow set pictures. Spoilers Now!

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Suicide Squad

Karen Fukuhara tells CBR not to expect much backstory from Katana in the film:

It helps a lot when you know the backstory of her character, because in this movie, I don’t think you see much of that.

But she goes on to describe her ethos in the movie:

She’s not into fighting for herself. It’s for someone else. And when someone doesn’t care about her own well-being — to kill someone else and to protect someone — that makes her the scariest one. Try fighting someone that doesn’t care about what the outcome is for them, you know? You’re going against someone who’s going to give it their all no matter how many times you shoot at them. That’s why she’s so badass.


Sony has set the film for an August 18th, 2017 release. [Coming Soon]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spidey swings into action in this (rather grainy) video from the set.



Here are a few new TV spots:

Thor: Ragnarok

Another update from the set, courtesy of Mark Ruffalo:


Star Trek Beyond

The movie’s IMAX poster has been revealed. [Coming Soon]

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The Flash

New set pictures have emerged from filming, featuring the newly revealed look of Keiynan Lonsdale suited up as Kid Flash in action.


But most intriguingly, Kid Flash appears to be battling a new speedster, clad in an all-black take on the Flash uniform that has yet to be identified. Whoever it is, it’s probably safe to assume that they’re going to be a major villain in the next season of the show—could the recently cast Tom Felton be under the mask?



Tyler Hoechlin says he’s looking forward to playing a Superman with a “clean slate”:

It’s definitely incredibly humbling and flattering to even be given the chance to do it. And I think, I’m just going to do as much as I can to see how to bring the true spirit of the character to the show. I’m excited to just kind of look at it from doing it with a clean slate and not trying to replicate or duplicate anything that’s been done, but just being honest to the story and how they’re writing him.



Meanwhile continuing his campaign to direct an episode of every CW DC show, Kevin Smith has set his eyes on Supergirl as an option next:

I heard whispers of Supergirl, as well. I would love to go up there especially now that it’s on CW and you get to cross reference the other shows and shit like that.



The Mist

Alyssa Sutherland joins the cast as Eve Cunningham, “a wife and mother who fights to protect her teenage daughter from unknown dangers lurking both inside and outside the mist, while also facing down her past.” [TV Line]



Finally, Stephen Amell has shared a new picture from filming season five, featuring Oliver Queen’s bloodied abs. Presumably this is from the show’s next series of flashback sequences, which will go back to Ollie’s time working with the Russian mob.


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.


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Oh god, not another speedster. I get it, that’s the gimick. But surely there has to be another major baddie in the Flash’s rouge’s gallery who isn’t a speedster who can be the baddie. Do they feel they have to have speedster villains to justify them being a threat and not seem like they are making The Flash hold the idiot ball like with Captain Cold ie why dosen’t he just disarm him?