Team Flash prepares for the crisis in the latest The Flash season six trailer

Barry Allen’s gift is speed but his true power is his love, so states the latest extended trailer for season six of The CW’s The Flash. That love is powerful & has gotten team Flash through many events, but can it stop a crisis?

That is the question the team will be tasked with, among others, as the countdown to the Crisis on Infinite Earths looms over the series (and numerous other of the Arrowverse shows) ahead of the December and January running crossover event. This trailer focuses more on Barry and his team’s battle to try and stop the outcome of the Crisis that sees Barry vanish forever, a fate they’ve known about since season one.

Included are numerous returning familiar faces, as well as some new threats that will rise to cause chaos in the Flash’s world.

Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris’s daughter Nora West-Allen, (a.k.a. XS). The stakes were higher than ever during the season 5 finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne’s escape mean for Team Flash?

The Flash returns to The CW on October 08. Crises on Infinite Earth’s stretches across Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow with three of the five episodes ariing in mid-December and the last two held off till shows return in mid-January.

The Fantabulous Emancipation begins in the first Birds of Prey trailer

Harly Quinn is emancipated and ready to take the world by storm alongside a bunch of other badass Gotham City women pulled into a world of trouble in the very first trailer for Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) .

Margot Robbie is back as the clown queen of crime looking to make her own place after dumping the Joker, and the likes of Huntress, Black Canary, Rene Montoya and Cassandra Cain are brought into the picture as they all are pitted against the villainous Black Mask and Victor Zsasz.

Written by Christina Hodson & directed by Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) stars Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ali Wong, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco and Ewan McGregor. The film opens February 7, 2020.

The WB’s Birds of Prey star Ashley Scott brings Huntress to the Crisis on Infinite Earths event

When it comes to their Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, The CW seems to be pulling out all the stops in regards to actors from previous DC related works that they are bringing into the fold to either reprise their roles or play a new role.

While Tom Welling and Erica Durance from Smallville or the already in the Arroverse John Wesley Shipp or even Burt Ward from the 60s Batman seemed like either givens or likely candidates for coming back, the latest recruit is one that many might not have expected or remembered in some cases.

According to TVLine, Ashley Scott is set to reprise her role of Helena Kyle/Huntress from the short-lived 2002 WB series Birds of Prey during the event. Long before Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse in 2012 and shortly after Smallville began it’s journey, The WB tried an all female led superhero series with Birds of Prey. Scott starred as Huntress while Dina Meyer played Barbara Gordon who was the former Batgirl turned Oracle and Rachel Skarsten played the young Dinah Redmond/Lance also known as the heroic Black Canary.

Funny enough, Skarsten will already have joined the Arrowverse before Scott because the former Black Canary is playing the antagonist Alice for the fall premiering Batwoman series. Whether Alice will appear during Batwoman’s portion of the crossover is unclear, so the actresses crossing paths again is quite possible.

A version of Huntress has appeared on Arrow in the past, played by Jessica De Gouw and a version is hitting the big screen next year in Birds of Prey played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead in February.

Crises on Infinite Earth’s stretches across Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow with three of the five episodes ariing in mid-December and the last two held off till shows return in mid-January.

Team Flash seeks to save Barry Allen from Crises in The Flash season six trailer

Crisis on Infinite Earths is looming large over all the characters that call the Arrowverse, and it’s multitude of realities, home, no more so than Barry Allen/The Flash. All the way back in season one it was revealed that one day a Crisis would happen that would cause Barry to vanish.

Because of lots of time shakeups over the years, that Crisis is coming sooner than expected and in the new season six trailer for The Flash shows that Team Flash is not ready to let their friend become lost to the crises.

The season synopsis states:

Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris’s daughter Nora West-Allen, (a.k.a. XS). The stakes were higher than ever during the season 5 finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne’s escape mean for Team Flash?

The Flash returns to The CW on October 08. Crises on Infinite Earth’s stretches across Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow with three of the five episodes ariing in mid-December and the last two held off till shows return in mid-January.

The CW adds Osric Chau as Ryan Choi/Atom for Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

As Brandon Routh’s time in the Arrowverse moves closer to completion (alongside his wife Courtney Ford), the actor’s heroic role of Ray Palmer/Atom very well could have a replacement in the future. While Routh plays double duty as Atom and the Kingdom Come version of Superman in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, The CW is bringing another holder of the Atom title into play during the event.

As reported by TVInsider, former Supernatural actor Osric Chau will be taking on the role of Ryan Choi, a character that at times replaced and took on the Atom legacy from Palmer in the comics. While the article only mentions Chau as playing Choi and not Atom, it seems likely that the character will end up suiting up at some point.

Choi is described as ” “physics professor at Ivy Town University” and “a normal guy who learns that he has a pivotal role to play in the coming crisis on infinite earths.” 

As metnioned above, Routh is set to leave DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at some point in the upcoming fifth season and it would make a lot of sense for the powers that be to use the event as a way to bring in a replacement character that can keep the Atom legacy going on the series while also bringing more representation and a fresh outlook to the series/Arrowverse.

Ryan Choi debuted in 2006, created by Grant Morrison and Gail Simone, and took over the Atom mantle as Ray Palmer was missing at the time. Choi featured in his own ongoing series for a few years before meeting an untimely fate a few years later.

When the DC Universe was rebooted in 2011, into the New 52, Ryan didn’t show up but eventually when the universe was sort of relaunched and changed up to bring back aspects of the comics line from before the reboot with DC Rebirth, Ryan returned wearing a suit like Routh’s from The CW shows as part of the new Justice League of America in 2017.

Crises on Infinite Earth’s stretches across Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow with three of the five episodes ariing in mid-December and the last two held off till shows return in mid-January.

The end returns to the beginning in the new Arrow season 8 trailer

Next month marks the beginning of the end for Oliver Queen/Green Arrow as The CW’s Arrow marks it’s 8th and final season. In order to reach the end though, sometimes you have to return to where you’ve been before.

That’s the case in the new extended trailer for the final season, which follows Oliver, who left at the end of season seven with the Monitor in order to prepare for this year’s big crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths where Oliver seemingly is meant to die, on his journey through some old sets and potentially moments in his life or even alternate realities.

The Queen Mansion (which hasn’t been used as a set in years), the Verdant night club, Oliver’s haunts in Hong Kong, and more featured in the trailer. As do returnig characters including Tommy Merlyn ( Colin Donnell), Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson), Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana (Rila Fukushima).

Arrow returns for its final ten episodes beginning on October 15.

Jonah Hill reportedly in talks for role in Matt Reeve’s The Batman

Things are getting busy in Gotham City. Shortly after reports of Jeffrey Wright being in talks to play the role of Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, anothe well-known actor is ready to dive into the latest Warner Bros.’ DC film.

According to Variety, Jonah Hill is in talks currently with the studio for a currently undiclosed role in the latest Dark Knight focused film. Reportedly the stuio and filmmakers had their eye on Hill for quite a long time but wanted to nail down the Bruce Wayne/Batman role first, and with Pattionson’s casting earlier this year they began to stir up talk again with Hill.

From the current casting it looks like this film likely will follow the move of the upcoming Joker film in the sense of being set apart from the shared universe of films including Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the rest.

Originally Ben Affleck was attached to star in and direct The Batman, but then Reeves was brought in to direct instead and soon enough Affleck announced he was stepping down as Batman as rumors swirled about Reeve’s film being about a younger Batman and after the reception of Justice League there not seeming to be a current place in the shared DC universe for Batman and Superman.

The Batman opens on June 25, 2021.