iZombie season 3 is almost here, and who better than star Rose McIver to preview what’s coming for Liv Moore and her crime-fighting friends?
We had the chance to ask McIver about Liv’s new challenges — including the possible threat posed by the militant zombies of Fillmore-Graves — while at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con last summer. Check out the video below to see for yourself what’s in store.
iZombie season 3 premieres Tuesday, April 4 at 9pm.
There’s something new to be thankful for this Thanksgiving — The CW has released the trailer for its upcoming four-way crossover event: “Heroes vs. Aliens.”
Characters from Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow will all work together to fight against an alien invasion in the four episodes making up the crossover. Considering that the plot seems to involve aliens — ominously called Dominators — invading Earth and causing all sorts of trouble, it may take every character in the CW’s comic-book universe to save the day.
What’s the plot of this series of episodes? Honestly, I’m not entirely sure. But who cares when all sorts of fun characters get to interact — Supergirl‘s Kara and Legends‘ Heatwave are a highlight in the trailer.
The CW crossover event starts Monday, November 28 with that week’s episode of Supergirl and continues on over the next few days.
The Flash season 3 introduced a new character in Tuesday’s episode — Tom Felton’s Julian Albert. Much to the dismay of a very confused Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), the CSI expert seems like he’s not going anywhere.
But this is good news for fans of Felton, best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. The actor spoke about his new role — and what we can expect going forward — while at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con back in July. Watch his interview video below.
The final season of Teen Wolf is nearly upon us, so it’s only fitting that the creepy show released the first 10 minutes on Saturday at the New York Comic-Con.
What’s in the video? Well, there’s a date horribly ruined by paranormal phenomena (and by a failure to have proper repair equipment), a brave attempt to stop a helium theft, and a brief glimpse at what could be Teen Wolf‘s newest Big Bad — a creepy, gun-wielding fellow on a black horse.
It’s a bit nuts. But that’s what you should expect in a Teen Wolf season 6 video like this. Watch for yourself below.
Arrow season 5 promises to be a big one for Oliver Queen and company. After all, at the end of the previous season, most of the team abandoned their vigilante mission for… well basically, anything else. It’s like they don’t want to be in life-and-death situations all the time!
Fortunately, this is Arrow and the whole gang is likely to be back, fighting for justice and their very lives, within the near future.
Who better than to tease when this might occur than the cast of Arrow themselves? Watch these Arrow season 5 video interviews shot at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Emily Bett Rickards
Executive producer Wendy Mericle
Arrow season 5 premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8pm on The CW.
The Flash season 3 is about to premiere, so what better time to hear from the show’s stars about what fans can expect from the new episodes? I had a chance to talk to most of the cast (unfortunately, I wasn’t able to grab Candice Patton — sorry WestAllen fans!) at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con back in July.
Watch the videos below to see what Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale, and two of the show’s executive producers had to say about The Flash in season 3.
First up, here’s Grant Gustin being all charming and mostly vague about what’s coming for Barry Allen. Flashpoint — the alternate timeline Barry created at the end of season 2 and the title of the premiere episode — figures prominently in his answers.
Next is Carlos Valdes, who has plenty to say about Cisco Ramon. This could be a big year for Cisco, especially since his Flashpoint doppelganger is more than a little different from the nerd we know and love.
Danielle Panabaker’s Caitlin Snow gets her changes as well in the Flashpoint universe (Spoiler alert: She utters a great line in the premiere, “Have I been kidnapped?”). The actress hinted at what might be coming in her interview.
Things will definitely be different for Joe West in season 3. What does Jesse L. Martin have to say about that? See for yourself!
The last of the actors we’ve got here (stay tuned for Tom Cavanagh and new cast member Tom Felton next week) is Kid Flash himself, Keiynan Lonsdale. Now a regular, the actor has plenty to say about what antics Wally West might get up to in the new season.
Finally, two of The Flash‘s executive producers give away more than a few Flash season 3 spoilers in their interview.
The Flash season 3 premieres Tuesday, October 4 at 8pm on The CW.
GilmoreGirls is getting a revival on Netflix, and the streaming network has released a first teaser video showing the return to Stars Hollow with Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel reprising their roles as Lorelei and Rory Gilmore.
Because it’s important for Gilmore Girls to remain silly (and pop-culture topical), the conversation between mother and daughter revolves around whether or not Lorelei could ever be friends with Amy Schumer. Rory thinks the answer would be “no,” an answer mostly revolving around water-sports. Fortunately for Lorelei’s dreams of celebrity friendship, Schumer herself would be cool with a new buddy.
Who else will soon be friends with Lorelei? Fans of Gilmore Girls will find out on November 25, when Netflix releases all four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
The Flash season 3 trailer makes it clear that the superhero show isn’t playing around when it comes to its Flashpoint-themed premiere.
Thanks to Barry running back in time to save his mother — and later his father — from certain doom at the hands of speedsters, everything in The Flash’s life has changed. Iris and Joe are near-strangers to Barry. Cisco now owns what used to be STAR Labs and is kind of a jerk. Eobard Thawne is alive (and imprisoned?) and angry.
And there is more than one clue in the video — which premiered during the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con — indicating that Barry’s “perfect” world is unraveling around him. It probably doesn’t much help that Wally West is a speedster himself these days.
The Flash season 3 premieres Tuesday, October 4 on The CW.
The Arrow season 5 trailer was released at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. What’s in it? Well, there is a whole bunch of Green Arrow fighting, along with some clues that things will be changing the new season. For one thing, Oliver Queen seems ready to take on some apprentice vigilantes in his ongoing quest to save Star City.
In addition to Echo Kellum’s Curtis Holt, the wannabe vigilantes include Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin) and Wild Dog (Rick Gonzales). There’s no word on which of these trainees will remain on the team.
The new trailer does make it clear that supposedly departed team members Thea Queen and John Diggle won’t be gone for long. Meanwhile, Oliver and Felicity are still working together to save the city — even while Oliver takes the office of Mayor.
Arrow season 5 will premiere on Wednesday, October 5 on The CW.
Arrow has been something of a roller coaster this year, what with strange subplots and death and magic twists all over the place. What does this mean for the Arrow season 4 finale? Keep reading to find out!
Evil Guy Isn’t Done Eviling
Damien Darhk’s grand plan may have been reduced to Stepfordian rubble in the previous episode, but he’s got plenty of evil left. And where does one direct evil when short on time? At Felicity Smoak, of course!
A bunch of threats from everyone later and Curtis Holt is bleeding on the floor while Darhk gets away with his scowling daughter (appropriate for the only child of an evil demigod, I guess). Oh, and he got all the Rubicon access info too, so that nuclear apocalypse scenario is back on.
Yes, he’s cool with just destroying the world. No, that makes no sense. But Damien Darhk is eeeeeeeevvvvviiilllll so don’t overthink it.
It’s Bad, In Case You Missed That
“We only have 45 minutes.” Conveniently, the time until Star City finally meets its maker is roughly the amount of time left in the Arrow episode at this point.
While the loved ones hunker down in bunkers, the heroes sit around being all hopeless and despondent and stuff like that. Even an ARGUS attack on Darhk does little to dispel the negativity, particularly after they all die horribly off-screen.
Then a bunch of people with machine guns infiltrate the secret lair. Does anyone not know where that place is now? Fortunately, those with guns are henchmen whose bullets are guaranteed to miss most of their targets. The good guys therefore fend off the attack, with surprising assists from Malcolm Merlyn and a club-wielding Felicity.
“A sane person wouldn’t live here.”
Everyone makes it through the attack OK, but they’re even more mopey than before. Felicity even confronts Oliver on the fact that he has given up hope completely.
On the plus side, Curtis isn’t dead. Near-fatal injuries notwithstanding, he’s got hope to spare — along with the rather astute observation that only crazy people still live in Star City, what with the near-destruction that happens weekly.
It’s enough. Oliver immediately rushes into a riot-ish street and stands on a taxi to give a rousing speech to the masses.
OK, is it just me, or does the setting of this particular speech seem a lot like a similar scene in Sharknado 2? Only without sharks and chainsaws.
Instead of a flying shark, a nuclear missile comes flying at the city. Did you know that you can just disarm those things with some basic electronics and witty banter? Apparently you can, which is something Felicity and Curtis should maybe tell the rest of the world before all the rest of the nukes arrive.
Darhk Just Wants to End the World in Peace… Not Gonna Happen
With the speeches and nuke-stopping tech over, it’s time to move on to some other stuff. Oliver decides to head to City Hall. Diggle wants to go to, but Oliver wants him to stay behind and rally the troops. That can only happen after Lyla pep-talks him a bit though.
Oliver and Darhk go fight at the same time. Although Oliver gets beaten up for a while, most of this is just a set-up so that the citizens of Star City can rise up en masse against Darhk. There’s a bunch of magic involved with this, effectively cancelling out Darhk’s typical advantage.
It quickly devolves into a street brawl.
Down in a bunker somewhere, Felicity finds Cooper, who’s still running Rubicon because he hurts or something. This is kind of vague, but the important thing is that Felicity inspires her ex to save the world instead of ending it.
Then he dies horribly, because that was Darhk’s punishment for the “weak-willed dust mite.”
Back at the rumble, everyone brings back-up — Ghosts and Team Arrow and random city-folk with clubs — and the whole thing goes nuts. Darhk even manages to shoot Oliver with one of the hero’s own arrows, but it doesn’t take. Oliver has to win now, after all.
Alas, to win, Oliver does need to go back to his old, killing ways. It’s fair, I suppose, to say that Oliver really has no choice but to kill Darhk, considering that the man is a magic-wielding, nihilistic, genocidal immortal otherwise.
Adios, Damien Darhk!
Oh yeah, and Curtis and Felicity stop all the other nuclear warheads from hitting targets by… Honestly, I have no clue how they do it. It involves computers.
The team meets up after Darhk’s defeat and complains briefly about the mess in the lair before the goodbyes begin. Lance is off to a much-needed vacation with Donna Smoak. Thea follows suit by pointing out that she really, really needs a break from the killing. Diggle wants a break too, which is totally fair when you consider that he probably hasn’t been paid in a couple of years and never gets vacation days. Of course, Diggle’s idea of a vacation seems to be going back to active military duty.
Felicity’s cool with staying though and gets practically giddy with the idea of going back to Team Arrow OG.
Meanwhile, On Evil-Foreshadowing Island
Baron Reiter and the Russian-chick-whose-name-I-still-keep-forgetting (Taiana, actually) have a death-magic stare-off that ends in Reiter dead and Taiana all death-crazed nutty. She almost kills Oliver before demanding her own death.
He does it — remember, this is pre-“I’m not going to kill people” Oliver, and he kills people sometimes.
The remaining former prisoners on the Island briefly threaten Oliver but they all agree that it’s OK, because Oliver’s radio to ARGUS is the only way to leave this place. ARGUS grabs the Evil Mask of Doom, and everyone gets to go home.
Except Oliver. He’s going to Russia now.
Oliver finishes up the episode back in the cemetery, talking to Laurel’s tombstone and being all sad. On the plus side, Felicity’s still hanging out and being cheerful. She points out that Oliver has an internal schism, fighting his dark and light sides.
Then Oliver gets appointed mayor.
That’s what happens when you give a rousing speech in a crisis. And when every other possible candidate is very, very dead. He’ll be a busy guy next season, what with running a city and stopping crime with only Felicity still by his side…