The Flash may be one of the quickest superheroes ever, but waiting for his CW series to return from its midseason break has been excruciatingly slow for those that have become fans. But on Tuesday, The Flash returns in what executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells The Hollywood Reporter is a fight which will change the show's world.
"The Flash does this knockdown, drag out Superman II fight in the streets with the rogues, and everyone sees the Flash," says Kreisberg. "It's no longer an urban myth. He can't be dismissed. The world starts to change and is starting to have to accept that there are these crazy things out there. That will have repercussions going back into Starling City as the world starts to change."
The Rogues in question are Captain Cold and Heatwave, played respectively by Prison Break alums Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell. This will be the first villain "team-up" seen in this recently launched TV series, but far from the last if you've followed the Flash's history in comics.
And speaking of villains, the Reverse-Flash will continue to permeate the show according to series star Grant Gustin even when he's not on screen.
"He's thinking about Reverse Flash after the last episode," Gustin says.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Fight Choreographer Speaks
And as far as knockdown, drag out superhero fights go, none seem to be more of an attention getter than the one promised in the forthcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film's fight choreographer, Guillermo Grispo, recently spoke with the Spanish language website Los Andes Diario (and translated by Batman News) about staging the fight scenes between the two and looking for a more realistic, MMA approach for the Dark Knight.
"There’s a thought that Batman has no chance, that the other [Superman] will squash him like a bug. But when you see the movie, and how it all comes out, there’s a very intelligent explanation as to why they would have a firsthand confrontation though it seems to be totally to Batman’s disadvantage," says Grispo. "Now Batman it’s going to fight the way I’ve always dreamed seeing him fight… he’s a character so prepared in martial arts that you can do a lot of things with him, but filmmakers usually don’t go all the way with it. Even in the last Nolan movies the action scenes aren’t very good from a technical, martial arts point of view to things like choreography, filming, bad camera movements…"
Grispo, who said he was in talks to work on the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy but couldn't come to terms with them at the time, has worked with Zack Snyder since 300 and choreographed the fight scnes in Man of Steel.