Mark Pedowitz And Greg Berlanti Talk THE FLASH; "We Do Want To Expand Upon The DCU"
Talking at the Television Critics Association press tour today, both Mark Pedowitz and Greg Berlanti have offered up new details on The Flash, revealing which episode Barry Allen will first appear in, when exactly casting begins, and what type of actor they're looking for. Read on for details!
"We plan to introduce a recurring character and the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen, who you know as the Flash," CW President Mark Pedowitz reiterated at the networks executive panel during the Television Critics Association press tour today in Los Angeles. "We do want to expand upon the DC Universe. We think that there are rich characters we can use, and we felt like this was a very organic way to get there." That expansion no longer includes Wonder Woman's Amazon, but it's good to know that Warner Bros. are at least putting some thought into bringing more of their characters to life...even if it is only on the small screen for now! Casting is set to begin next week as Barry Allen makes his first appearance in episode 8 or 9 of Arrow. However, Pedowitz doesn't have his heart set on any big names as of yet. "I’m from the old school — TV creates stars. If we get a name, great. If we don’t get a name, they’ll become a name. If you don’t feel the chemistry, it doesn’t happen," he added about The Flash spin-off.
Writer Greg Berlanti meanwhile was the one who confirmed which episode Barry will first appear in and also went on to confirm that the series has been cleared with DC and has the green light. "Barry Allen’s story always has been a favorite of mine, as well as of Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns." As the hunt for the right actor to play the character begins, Berlanti shared his thoughts on what makes The Flash a good choice for his own television series and reportedly told journalists that he believes the Scarlet Speedster is in fact better suited to the small screen than most other DC superheroes. "We wanted everyone to know about the show as that process commenced. We think it fits well both in terms of (Arrow) and (as a stand-alone series)." What do you guys think? Should The Flash be saved for the big screen or can he find a home both there and on the CW? And if so, should he be played by the same actor? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on this news in the usual place!
Source: Deadline/Entertainment Weekly
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