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WonderCon 2017: ‘Wonder Woman’ Panel
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Normally, major studios reserve some of their exclusive first look footage reveals for a bigger fan convention venue like the San Diego Comic-Con. But there are a few who do make it out to the Anaheim, CA area for WonderCon. This year is no different with Warner Bros giving fans a sneak peek at their upcoming slate of DCEU films. The only difference is that I don’t have to wait hours on end to for a wristband or sleeping on concrete to get inside an arena.

With Wonder Woman nearly completed and Zack Snyder working hard on Justice League, attendees were treated to an early look at both films. Check out our coverage below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.18 “Abra Kadabra”
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 18: “Abra Kadabra”
Directed by Nina Lopez-Corrado
Written by Brooke Roberts & David Kob
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton, Violett Beane
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, 8:00pm

Last week on The Flash, all my dreams came true as Barry and the Barettes did a few musical numbers. Also a Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow-ish crossover (latter 2 and The Flash came from Arrow), a villain called the Music Meister (Darren Criss, Glee) trapped Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) in a musical dreamworld, mentioning The Flash (Grant Gustin) as he exited. Mon-El and J’onn (Chris Wood, David Harewood) brought her to S.T.A.R. Labs for help. The Music Meister got pinched, but not before he sent Barry down the rabbit hole as well. The rules were they had to move the story (of forbidden mob love), along with performances of some snappy numbers. Here’s where Gustin, Benoist, Carlos Valdes (Cisco), Jeremy Jordan (Winn), Jesse L. Martin (Joe West), Victor Garber (Stein), and John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) got to show off their chops with some awesome original and cover songs. My favorite, “I’m Your Superfriend,” was written by Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – my new guilty pleasure), and was a complete delight, with Benoist and Gustin using comedy and tap to make me smile. Everything worked out – Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) and Mon-El and Kara reconciled and escaped the dreamworld, because the Music Meister wasn’t a villain at all. He did this for love. This episode also showed off Gustin’s funny side.

Spoilers below.

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TV Musical Review: The Flash 3.17 “Duet”
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 17: “Duet”
Directed by Dermott Downs
Written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton, Violett Beane
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, 8:00pm

Last night on Supergirl, a musical was briefly mentioned as a suggestion for a movie from Mon-El to Kara (Chris Woods, Melissa Benoist). Then… at the end of the episode, an alien was brought in who spoke to Kara, “I’ve been looking for you.” He breaks out of his cuffs and whammies her with his eyes. She passes out and opens her eyes to a dream state where she is all dolled up and pushed onstage to sing.

Spoilers for The Flash musical below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.16 “Into The Speed Force”
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 16: “Into The Speed Force”
Directed by Gregory Smith
Written by Brooke Roberts & Judalina Neira
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton, Violett Beane
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, 8:00pm

Last week on The Flash, Savitar kept messing with Wally’s (Keiynan Lonsdale) mind. Julian (Tom Felton) reluctantly went under so Barry (Grant Gustin) could talk to Savitar. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) confessed she kept a piece of the philosopher’s stone, which turned out to be a good thing. As long as it wasn’t whole, Savitar was trapped in the speed force. Unfortunately, Wally threw the other piece in, freeing Savitar and trapping Wally. Jesse (Violett Beane) turned to HR (Tom Cavanagh) for dad comfort. Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) got engaged, then unengaged.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.15 “The Wrath Of Savitar”
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 15: “The Wrath of Savitar”
Directed by Alexandra La Roche
Written by Andrew Kreisberg & Andrew Wilder
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton, Violett Beane
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 8:00pm

Last week on The Flash, Grodd (David Sobolov) and his army came to Earth-1 from a breach that Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) made because of mind control. Although it looked completely hopeless that Barry (Grant Gustin) could defeat him without killing him, both Iris and Harry (Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh) pep-talked him into another way. That way? Tagging Solovar (Keith David) in to defeat Grodd and take the army back to Earth-2. Jesse (Violett Beane) decided to stay on Earth-1 with Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) and give it a go. Gypsy smooched Cisco (Carlos Valdes) goodbye.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.14 “Attack On Central City”
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 14: “Attack on Central City”
Directed by Todd Helbing
Written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, 8:00pm

Last week on The Flash, the team sans Wally, Jesse, Iris, and Joe (Keiynan Lonsdale, Violett Beane, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin) rolled to Earth-2 to save Harry from Grodd (David Sobolov). It’s a trap! Grodd told Barry (Grant Gustin) he had to kill the Gorilla City leader, Solovar (Keith David), because of a plan to attack Earth-1. Barry fought and defeated (but didn’t kill) Solovar, and then Grodd revealed the real reason… Solovar was the one preventing Grodd from attacking Earth-1’s Central City. They all got locked up again, but Barry played dead via “frost.” When Grodd threw his body onto the trash heap, Barry warmed back up, and they all escaped back to Earth-1. Wally and Jesse grew closer, while Caitlin warned Julian (Danielle Panabaker, Tom Felton) away (he didn’t listen).

Spoilers below.

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Scratch That, Matt Reeves Will Direct ‘The Batman’ After All
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It seems like we’ve been going through a carousel of yes and no’s when it comes to whether or not Matt Reeves will direct The Batman. Following word that talks broke down last weekend, now there is official confirmation that Reeves will helm the film after title star Ben Affleck felt he was not up to the task. More on the story below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.13 “Attack On Gorilla City “
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 13: “Attack on Gorilla City”
Directed by Dermott Downs
Written by Aaron Helbing & David Kob
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 8:00pm

Two weeks ago on The Flash, the meta of the day was one that Alchemy aka Julian (Tom Felton) had awakened. His touch had the ability to cause matter to disintegrate, and people to decompose to ash. That meta, Clive Yorkin (Matthew Kevin Anderson), went after cops that collared him in Flashpoint. He touched Iris (Candice Patton) to hurt Joe West (Jesse L. Martin). Barry (Grant Gustin) figured that out, so Cisco (Carlos Valdes) vibed there to find the next target. Yorkin caused a train full of people to be in danger, so Barry vibed the whole train safely through, leaving Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) to vibe (for the first time) through Yorkin with a neutralizer.

Spoilers below.

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Matt Reeves No Longer In Consideration To Direct ‘The Batman’
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Things aren’t looking too good for the DCEU. In just the past few weeks, Ben Affleck took himself out as director of The Batman. The film reportedly went through a script overhaul – despite contrary reports that the studio was happy with Chris Terrio‘s rewrites to Affleck and Geoff Johns’ script. Then there was the rumor that Affleck did not want to play Batman anymore. And now, after Matt Reeves entered talks with the hopes that he would direct, word is coming out that talks have broken down and he is no longer in consideration. More on the story below.

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WB and Ben Affleck Reportedly Happy With New ‘The Batman’ Script
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

There’s going to be a day where the sun will always shine on the DCEU. But today is not that day. The Batman is the latest film to be plagued by production problems. It was hit early on with a rumor from Bret Easton Ellis – which he backtracked later on – that WB did not like the script. Then Ben Affleck dropped out as director, after spending weeks seesawing his commitment. But now it has circled back to script issues. Affleck and Geoff Johns had worked on a script before it was handed off to Chris Terrio (Argo). Last week’s news that the studio would like to start the film with a fresh script was worrisome.

Now, Justin Kroll of Variety is offering a different perspective. According to him, WB thinks the script is fine. More on the story below.

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