Friday, September 23, 2016

Flashpoint Fallout in new Teaser of The Flash Season 3

Fans are getting more and more excited with all the teasers that coming out for the upcoming season of the flash. There are a lot of exciting things to looks forward to in The Flash season 3. Barry altering the timeline to go back and save his mother’s life (and his father from jail) gives us a chance to see how things might have looked if Reverse Flash hadn’t succeeded in his plans, but it also will give the core cast a chance to play wildly different versions of themselves (like we saw with the Earth-2 storylines last season, which were some of the year’s best). But while Barry is always ready to embrace the positives in situations like this (including his appreciation of there being another Flash Kid Flash! “Don’t call me that”), it’s clear from this new, extended trailer that he’s going to have to make a very, very difficult choice.

The series’ cast and creators have told us that Flashpoint won’t last all season, but its repercussions will be felt throughout. In this trailer below, we’re starting to get a sense of how, as Barry starts to forget who he is because he is because he’s living as the same person in two timelines. What that means for other characters, though, remains to be seen.

A new teaser is released check out below:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Once Upon a Time: Is Regina Ready to Face the Evil Queen Again?

Regina has always been her own worst enemy on Once Upon a Time, and that will take on a literal meaning this season as she goes toe-to-toe with her alter ego this fall.

The mayor of Storybrooke thought that she had vanquished the Evil Queen once and for all at the end of last season, but her other half survived the heart crushing and is now ready to fulfill all of her nefarious plans. We know the Evil Queen is setting her sights back on Snow White, but Regina could be the only one who can stop her. The question is, can Regina get rid of her dark side once and for all?

"What we're really going to be asking ourselves and Jekyll and Hyde are the perfect metaphor -- is can you really divide the dark side of yourself? Can you really take the things you hate about yourself and throw them away or is that actually a part of who you are?" asks executive producer Eddy Kitsis. "We have to figure out how to reconcile both sides. That's kind of what we'll be exploring this year." It will take some time before Regina will realize that squashing the Evil Queen's heart didn't do the job, which allows the former villain to at least know what it feels like not to have her darker self raging inside of her.

"She's really done a lot of character growth over the five seasons. She's really become a different person. We're picking up from that," Kitsis says. "Internally, we're going to see a Regina that has a weight that's been lifted off her, a Regina that's excited to move on instead of always having to feel bad about the past. Unfortunately, when you try to leave your past behind you, it rears its head again." The Evil Queen won't be the only thing haunting Regina though. She'll still be healing from the loss of Robin and trying to figure out her place in Storybrooke now that she's lost her second soulmate. Luckily, the new arrivals in Storybrooke from the Land of Untold Stories might help distract her from the pain.

"She's clearly very much grieving Robin and we're going to see that in the premiere," Kitsis explains. "Hyde hinted last year that there are people in the Land of Untold Stories whose stories haven't played out. We're going to find ourselves in a situation where Mayor Regina and Savior Emma are going to have to help a whole bunch of people find their happy endings as well." How do you think Regina will fare against the Evil Queen? Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c on ABC.

The Flash Season 3 Poster is Out Its all About to be Red

The first official introduction CW’s The Flash season 3 makes quite a statement, especially if you happen to be a bullfighter. As you’ll see in the season’s newly released poster below, The Flash has taken his love for the color red to the extreme. Grant Gustin, in costume as the title speedster, is almost lost within the flood of crimson light that saturates the poster, with only his bright yellow lightning bolt symbol standing out against the backdrop. The Flash season 3 poster teases new destinies, new dangers.

Titled “Flashpoint,” the season three premiere is described below.

“Barry is living his dream life his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash, running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash (guest star Matt Letscher) taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.

he Flash returns to The CW on Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm. Gustin will return in the title role alongside Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdez, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, and Keiynan Lonsdale, with John Wesley Shipp, Michelle Harrison, and Matt Letscher returning as well. This season premiere will also see newcomers Tom Felton, Todd Lasance, and the voice of Tobin Bell, just to name a few.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Walking Dead: Season 7 to be Epic Kirkman Tolds

There are few shows quite as massively popular as AMC's apocalyptic drama The Walking Dead. And because so many people tune in every week to watch Rick and his group kill zombies and human villains, the long wait between seasons can be almost unbearable. Since Season 6's finale in April, fans have been wondering who Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan killed as well as what to expect for the overall plot of the upcoming Season 7. Marketing and commercials have been a bit tricky for Season 7, as the editors have been unable to use footage of the characters who are in danger, out of fear of spoiling the big cliffhanger. Luckily for us, Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman has recently given us a hint as to what to expect this season.

Robert Kirkman recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly, where he was asked what Season 7 of the hit drama would entail. Kirkman summed up the season in one word, and then went on to elaborate.

I mean, the word is epic. The show is expanding. We're introducing the Kingdom, we already have the Hilltop, we're going to be exploring more of the Saviors and the Sanctuary that they live in and more of what goes on around Negan, what his average daily life is, which is extremely interesting. What we're finding is there's a lot of civilization out there. There are smaller groups here and there that actually have been thriving and it gets to be a little exciting because we're going to be seeing how they've been surviving, and a lot of them have been getting by in a much different way than Rick and his group. So we're meeting these people that have lived in this apocalyptic situation for as long as Rick Grimes and his crew, who we've been following since day one, but we haven't seen their evolution and their progression. And so some of them grow to be like Negan's group, some of them grow to be like Ezekiel's group, some of them grow to be like Gregory's group at the Hilltop, and the differences between these groups, and their ways of life, is going to be a lot of fun to explore this season.

Epic huh? Epic is good.

It seems like Season 7 of The Walking Dead is really going to be a departure from what we're used to seeing from the series. Rick and his group have been pretty independent for the past six seasons, with each of their foes eventually being beaten by the group's deadly skills in battle. But now they're playing a new game altogether, as the different communities in the area each try to ensure their own survival. The world has suddenly gotten much bigger, and it will be interesting to see how each community interacts with each other, as well as the villainous Negan.

But these large communities do offer a glimmer of hope for our heroes. Clearly the residents of Alexandria are ill-equipped to stand up against Negan and The Saviors. But if an alliance can be formed with the other two communities, perhaps they can all team up to finally rid themselves of the brutal Saviors.

The Walking Dead will return to AMC on October 23rd, 2016.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 7: Is Gendry Back?

This new fan theory is heating up. Last time we saw Gendry Baratheon on Game of Thrones, he was stealing away to King's Landing on a rowboat in Season 3 (even though he'd never rowed before and doesn't know how to swim...yikes). We haven't seen him since but we might have the chance again soon.

Joe Dempsey, who plays Gendry in the show, was recently spotted at the airport in Belfast, the city where much of GoT filming takes place. According to Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall, the actor doesn't seem to be linked to any other projects that would lead him to the Irish city.

HBO has yet to confirm or comment on his return, but fans are already eating up the theory. Many hope Baratheon will reunite with his Season 2 travel buddy and rumored love interest Arya Stark (who is currently on her way home to Winterfell after leaving Braavos).

If Gendry is returning to the show, it would be an interesting time for his reappearance. The Seven Kingdoms have seen a lot of shakeups in power since his departure—including King Tommen's death and Cersei's appointment as Queen in the Season 6 finale—and will probably experience even more in the future, with Daenerys sailing for King's Landing and Jon Snow's confirmed Targaryen lineage. As the former King Robert Baratheon's illegitimate son, Gendry is ineligible for the crown, but he still has royal blood in him, which could lead him into danger. Back in Season 3, the red priestess Melisandre tried to sacrifice him to the Lord of Light, but Ser Davos saved him, sending him away to safety via rowboat.

No matter what Gendry's roll will be in the upcoming season (if he even shows up), it would be nice to see this character again.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 A Final Good Bye

The Vampire Diaries is ending after eight seasons. That much was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the show. The CW lifted the lid on a beautiful video that had the cast saying their goodbyes to the fans that have stuck with the show through it all.

We also got word that Kevin Williamson has been back in the writers room. He made it clear that the show will always be dear to him.

“I’ve never been too far away. … As Julie and I sat down to write the first episode of Season 8 together, I was freaking out. … Julie was like, ‘You write all the Damon stuff.’ It came back pretty quickly, and I think we’ve got a great Season 8 planned out. It’s really nice to live in this world again.”

Williamson was responsible for the show when it was on top creatively. The last few seasons have suffered a downturn in quality.

Julie Plec shared very few details about the final big bad of the series.

“The villain has a finger so far. … It’s a new take on villains for us. It’s rooted back all the way to ancient times.”

Williamson chimed in with his take on this new villain, noting that it's a “cool way to infuse Mystic Falls with this ultimate evil. It’s like a cherry on top of the entire mythology of Mystic Falls.”

It all sounds very apocalyptic and we can't wait to see how this new villains comes together.

Will she be able to match the greatness of both Klaus and Kai?

Ian Somerhalder let us in on the news that Damon and Enzo would be "doing some gnarly s–t,” adding that “the mind control thing is actually quite interesting. … In their minds, they’re still them. That conflict and that struggle is what we always look for.”

Kat Graham also revealed that Bonnie will be struggling in the aftermath of losing her magic. Will that be the main conflict for Bonnie of the final season?

We don't know for sure. Her boyfriend, Enzo is off with Damon doing some pretty crazy stuff.

Finally, we got word that Caroline Forbes will be very busy trying to keep a connection to Alaric while raising the twins. She'll also join forces with Stefan and Bonnie to locate Damon and Enzo.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Dark Damon is Back

When The Vampire Diaries Season 7 returns for its final season, Damon and Enzo will still be under the murderous influence of the unknown evil that had been lurking in the Armory's vault. And although we have precious little time left with our favorite TVD characters.

Julie Plec has said this season is all about bringing TVD back to its roots, and for Damon, that means reconnecting with his dark side. When The Vampire Diaries began in 2009, Damon wasn't the brooding, tortured anti-hero fans stan for now. In fact, he wasn't the hero at all; he was the Big Bad. Within the first eight episodes alone, Damon turned Matt's sister Vicki into a vampire, attempted to seduce Stefan into drinking human blood, ruthlessly murdered at least three people Stefan's best friend Lexi, included and violated Caroline mentally, physically and possibly sexually.

In short, Damon was not a good dude. But as The Vampire Diaries continued, the show began to focus heavily on the reasons behind Damon's behavior and, more specifically, the reasons why he was so convinced goodness wasn't something he deserved. That's not to say that understanding the pathology behind Damon's actions makes them any less abhorrent, but by exposing Damon's internal struggle over the type of man he wants to be versus the type of man he thinks he is, The Vampire Diaries turned Damon into an endlessly complicated figure who has never stopped challenging the audience's limits when it comes to empathy and forgiveness.

That's because while Damon has grown exponentially since he first returned to Mystic Falls, he still remains his own worst enemy. When faced with a tough decision, viewers never know which Damon will respond: the noble Damon, who will sacrifice everything to help those he loves, or Dark Damon, who will lash out at or abandon his loved ones when he doesn't want to face his reality. It's a battle Damon is still fighting to this day, and this new evil is primed to take it to the next level.

By taking control away from Damon, this villain also takes away Damon's ability to run away from his decisions. That means there are no distractions, no bottles to hide in or means to atone that have previously provided Damon with avenues to avoid confronting himself. There's just the truth, which is that although Damon is currently being forced to murder under this woman's command, he has no such excuse for his past sins. It's possible that by being forced into a literal fight between the evil controlling him and his own humanity, Damon will gain that previously elusive perspective he's always needed and finally find peace with himself.

That may seem overly optimistic, but with the end of the series nigh and Nina Dobrev's imminent return, if Damon really wants a chance at his happy ending with Elena, he needs to truly become the person he's always said he's wanted to be.

At the very least, Dark Damon is sure to give us lots more scenes of Somerhalder's signature sass and smirk. And at the end of the day, do we really need much else?