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Ben Affleck will return as Bruce Wayne in Ezra Miller’s “The Flash” movie, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Affleck last played Wayne in 2017’s “Justice League.” According to Vanity Fair, who first reported the news, Affleck got the script at the end of last week and agreed this week to join the project.According to an insider with knowledge of the project, conversations with Affleck started in the last couple of months to pique his interest in joining the “The Flash.” Before committing, Affleck had notes on the script which were addressed in the draft given to him last week, and he finally agreed to join the project in the last couple of days. Additionally, Affleck will suit up once again as Batman in the movie. Also of note, there will be no other films with Affleck’s Batman or an HBO MAX show as has been rumored online amongst fanboy outlets. Matt Reeves upcoming “The Batman” will not be affected and Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is still viewed as the future of the franchise.Director Andrés Muschietti elaborated to Vanity Fair in an interview on what Affleck’s return means to “The Flash.”Also Read: Batman Returns! Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Bruce Wayne in 'The Flash' Movie (Exclusive)“His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity–because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline –but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti said. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”“He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before,” Muschietti added. “It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”Ben Affleck’s Batman is not the only Batman to return, as Michael Keaton is still in talks to return to the role of Batman from the 1989 Tim Burton film, as TheWrap first exclusively reported.The plot of “The Flash” will introduce general audiences to the idea of the multiverse, one of the of core concepts underpinning DC Comics. For the non fanboy set, the multiverse refers to a shifting number of alternate universes that coexist within the larger reality depicted in DC comics. Originally created to explain various contradictory changes the company’s characters experienced over decades, it allows several different versions of the same characters to simultaneously exist and, occasionally, interact.Read original story Ben Affleck to Return as Bruce Wayne in Ezra Miller’s ‘The Flash’ Movie At TheWrap
Glee alum Grant Gustin was "intimidated" by Naya Rivera's "talent" and "presence" during his time on the Fox smash. The Flash star, who recurred on Glee for three seasons as antagonist Sebastian Smythe, paid tribute on Wednesday to his late co-star and "Smooth Criminal" duet partner in a heartfelt Instagram post, calling her death "truly […]
Actor Hartley Sawyer has been fired from the CW’s “The Flash” for racist, homophobic and misogynist tweets he posted before joining the show.
Logan Williams, an actor known for playing the younger version of Barry Allen on The CW series “The Flash,” died in April following an opioid overdose, his mother disclosed on Friday.Speaking to the New York Post, Marlyse Williams said that preliminary toxicology results showed that her son Logan died of a fentanyl overdose. She said the 16-year-old had been battling addiction for three years.Williams appeared in eight episodes of “The Flash” during its first two seasons — including the series pilot — as a younger version of Grant Gustin’s titular DC Comics hero. His other acting credits include the Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart” as well as guest spots on “The Whispers” and “Supernatural.”Also Read: Melissa Etheridge's Son, Beckett Cypher, Dies at 21Growing up in the Vancouver area, he began acting when he was 9, but according to his mother, he took a break from acting when he was 13. She told the Post that she discovered he had started using cannabis, and later escalated to harder drugs, though she said she is unaware when he began using fentanyl.Marlyse Williams told the Post that she made multiple attempts to help him overcome his addiction, including taking out a second mortgage on her home to send him to treatment centers in the United States and British Columbia. At the time of his death, she said, he had been living in a group home.Marlyse Williams said she came forward in hopes of drawing attention to the opioid epidemic. “His death is not going to be in vain,” she told the Post. “He’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”Also Read: Tyler Perry to Restart Production in July for BET Comedies 'Sistas,' 'The Oval' in AtlantaWhen his death was made public, “The Flash” star Grant Gustin remembered his former co-star in an Instagram post. “Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly,” he wrote. “This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them.”Read original story Logan Williams, Teen ‘The Flash’ Actor, Died After an Opioid Overdose, His Mother Says At TheWrap
Warner Bros. has shaken up the release calendar for many of its upcoming films -- including "The Batman" and "The Sopranos" prequel, titled "The Many Saints of Newark." "The Batman," starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Matt Reeves, was originally expected to debut June 25, 2021, and will now launch in theaters on Oct. 1, […]
Ezra Miller appears to have choked a woman at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland in a video that surfaced online late Sunday night. Despite confusion online over whether the video was a joke — with memes already emerging on Twitter, where Miller's name has been trending — a source at the establishment, Prikið Kaffihús, has confirmed […]
Logan Williams, a 16-year-old actor who appeared on the CW superhero series “The Flash” as a young Barry Allen, has died, according to his family.The actor’s mother, Marlyse Williams, confirmed the news of her son’s death to the Tri-City News. No cause of death was provided, though Williams was said to have died suddenly on Thursday.Williams appeared in eight episodes of “The Flash” during its first two seasons — including the series pilot — as a younger version of Grant Gustin’s titular DC Comics hero. His other acting credits include the Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart,” as well as guest spots on “The Whispers” and “Supernatural.”Also Read: 'The Flash' Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: 'I've Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth' (Video)Gustin remembered his former co-star in an Instagram post on Thursday, praising the young actor’s ability and professionalism.“Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly,” he wrote. “This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them.”He continued, “Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone.”View this post on Instagram Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly. This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them. Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone. ❤️A post shared by Grant Gustin (@grantgust) on Apr 3, 2020 at 1:16pm PDTRead original story Logan Williams, ‘The Flash’ and ‘When Calls the Heart’ Actor, Dies at 16 At TheWrap
The Flash and Lucifer are the latest series hitting the pause button on their respective seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. As first reported by Deadline (and confirmed by TVLine), Flash unit manager Brent Crowell announced that the Vancouver-based CW drama would cease production on its current sixth season “until further notice” in a note to […]
Rick Cosnett, an actor known for “The Flash” and “Vampire Diaries,” shared the truth about his sexuality in a touching Instagram post Friday.“Hi everyone. Dramatic pause — I’m gay,” Cosnett said in the video. “And I just wanted everyone to know, because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day, and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood and from society and from being, you know — just life,” he continued.Also Read: TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap's Complete Guide“So there you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway. And, um, yeah, that’s actually all I wanted to say.”As of Saturday morning, the video had 53,642 views. Several fans shared messages of support in the comments.Also Read: 'Riverdale' Spinoff 'Katy Keene' Adds Cary Elwes in Mystery Role Connected to Katy's Past“Congratulations for living your truth and expressing yourself!” one user said.“You are wonderful!! It’s still a hard thing to initially say out loud but just know there is a community that loves you for who you are. Very proud of you!!!” another wrote.In addition to playing Detective Eddie Thawne on The CW’s “The Flash” and Dr. Wes Mayfield on “The Vampire Diaries,” Cosnett is also known for playing Elias Harper on “Quantico,” as well as appearing in “NCIS” and “Castle.”Watch the full video below.View this post on Instagram HelloA post shared by Rick Cosnett (@rickcosnett) on Feb 13, 2020 at 3:24pm PSTRead original story ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video) At TheWrap
The “Arrowverse” saved its biggest surprises for the final two hours: TV’s Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) met big-screen Barry Allen (played by Ezra Miller). But that wasn’t all, as the five-hour event concluded with the death of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), whose Green Arrow kicked off the DC franchise on the CW, and […]
The CW renews The Flash, Riverdale, Supergirl, Legacies, Nancy Drew, and 8 other series
Warner Bros. has dated the fourth "The Matrix" movie and "The Flash" for summer openings in 2021 and 2022, respectively, and pulled "Akira" off the schedule. The studio announced Wednesday that "The Flash" would be released on July 1, 2022, while the untitled "Matrix" would open on May 21, 2021. "The Flash" will star Ezra […]
The CW has enlisted a number of actors from past DC franchises to reprise their roles on the network’s big “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover this fall, but at least one “Smallville” star says he won’t be returning.Michael Rosenbaum, who played bald supervillain Lex Luthor for seven seasons on the WB series, wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that he was offered the chance to make a cameo on the “Arrowverse” crossover but declined.“I’ll just be straight up about this,” the actor wrote, addressing fans of the show. “WB called my agents Friday afternoon when I was in Florida visiting my grandfather in a nursing home. Their offer: No script. No idea what I’m doing. No idea when I’m shooting. Basically no money.”“And the real kick in the ass,” he continued “‘We have to know now.’ My simple answer was ‘Pass.’ I think you can understand why.”Also Read: 'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Erica Durance to Return as 'Smallville' Lois Lane for The CW's Mega-CrossoverThe “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, based on one of DC Comics most famous storylines, is set to kick off in December. Incorporating all of the network’s DC series — “Supergirl,” “Batwoman,” “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” along with characters from “Black Lightning” — the four-night event will also feature cameos by actors from previous adaptations of the comics series.As previously announced, Tom Welling, who starred as “Smallville’s” Clark Kent, and Erica Durance, the series’ Lois Lane, will make an appearance. Tyler Hoechlin, who played “Supergirl’s” version of Superman, and Brandon Routh, who starred as the same hero in the 2006 film “Superman Returns,” are also set make appearances.The CW and Warner Bros. Television declined to comment on Rosenbaum’s statement.Here ya go. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8PFT6wsPMo— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) September 24, 2019Read original story ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script At TheWrap
In the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, Legends of Tomorrow's Brandon Routh will suit up as the Man of Steel — just as he did for the 2006 Bryan Singer film, Superman Returns. What's more, Arrowverse alum Tyler Hoechlin will also reprise his role as Supes for the crossover, our sister site Deadline reports. Routh, who […]
Warner Bros. is in talks with "It" director Andy Muschietti to helm its long-gestating "The Flash" standalone movie, a source close to the project has told Variety. No offer has been made yet, but if the deal goes through Muschietti will also produce the movie with his partner and sister Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco. […]
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The CW on Thursday went on something of a renewal tear, picking up additional seasons of 10 current series — aka nearly its entire lineup. The list of shows confirmed to return for the 2019-20 TV season includes The Flash, Arrow, Riverdale, Supernatural, Supergirl, Black Lightning and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Freshman entries Charmed and Legacies […]
Now this is more like it. Three weeks after offering fans a decidedly casual glimpse of newly-minted Lois Lane Elizabeth Tulloch alongside returning Man of Steel Tyler Hoechlin, The CW has released a far more formal portrait of the iconic pair, with the Fortress of Solitude as a backdrop. As previously reported, Superman and Lois will unite in […]