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The Flash season 2: new poster, Zoom's voice cast

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Horror veteran Tony Todd will voice the villainous Zoom in season 2 of The Flash. Also, a new poster teases Jay Garrick...

The Flash season 2 looks certain to expand the show's scale - the writers are adding a new primary antagonist called Zoom, possible sidekick Wally West and alternate-universe Flash Jay Garrick. Today, there's been news about two of those three things.

Firstly, we learned that horror movie veteran Tony Todd (pictured) will voice Zoom. Todd is perhaps best known for the Candyman films, and his lead role in Night Of The Living Dead.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said this of the casting:

"Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader -- this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, »

- rleane

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New trailer for indie platformer, Poi

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Seeking funding on Kickstarter, Poi's a 3D platformer in the vein of Super Mario 64. Here's the new trailer...

Kickstarter's something of a double-edged sword when it comes to game development. On one hand, it provides a platform where indie studios can pitch their new idea to millions of potential investors. But on the other, it's open to the same strange forces as any other marketplace, where higher-profile projects - the Bloodstaineds and Elite Dangerouses of this world - garner far more attention than an unfamiliar game from an unknown dev team.

This might be why the 3D platform adventure Poi hasn't created quite as much fuss as it might have deserved. Taking inspiration from such games as Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie - with some level design tricks from Nintendo's more recent output, like Super Mario 3D World and Skyward Sword - Poi offers a free-roaming world of airships and flying islands. »

- ryanlambie

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Arrow season 4: production art teases Green Lantern

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The immortal words "in brightest day, in blackest night" appear in some new production art for Arrow Season 4...

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim has shared some Arrow season 4 production art, and it teases one of DC's biggest heroes - Green Lantern.

Eagle-eared readers will remember a dialogue reference to prominent Lantern Hal Jordan in The Flash season 1 (remember that Ferris Air test pilot who went missing?), and now it seems that The CW team is continuing to tease the existence of Green Lantern Corps in their superhero shared universe.

Here's the production art...

Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesday the 7th of October. In the UK, Sky hasn't announced their premiere date yet.

We'll keep you updated with Arrow news as it comes in.

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- rleane

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Star Wars: Rebels - new clip teases season 2

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A familiar face from The Clone Wars pops up in this new teasing clip for Star Wars: Rebels season 2...

Star Wars: Rebels season 1 earned itself a lot of fans, not least here at Geek Towers.

Season 2 looks sure to expand on its success, promising a longer run of episodes and a new Jedi among the core cast - Ahsoka Tano of The Clone Wars vintage. 

Today we've seen a clip that explains a little of what Ahsoka will be getting up to. Here it is...

Star Wars: Rebels returns to Disney Xd this fall. More as we hear it.

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Defiance season 3 episode 13 review: Upon The March We Fittest Die

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Defiance concludes its third season with an effects-heavy episode, but is that the last we'll ever see of the show?

This review contains spoilers.

3.13 Upon The March We Fittest Die

What I can say with some certainty was that the effects budget for the entire show was mostly blown on this episode, in what I generally take to be its conclusion. It’s not as if the door is slammed shut for a potential return, but Syfy hasn’t yet announced Defiance's fate, and it could end here without too many unresolved aspects.

The title, Upon The March We Fittest Die, comes from American poet Walt Whitman’s poem Pioneers! O Pioneers! about the expansion West, and what a noble endeavour he saw in that. But before we can get to that somewhat tenuous linkage, we still have the Omec to deal with, and their seemingly indestructible leader, all-mother Kindzi. »

- louisamellor

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Falling Skies season 5 episode 10 review: Reborn

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Falling Skies' final season wound up a mawkish missed opportunity, as this week's finale episode showed...

This review contains spoilers.

5.10 Reborn

If you've stuck around for all five seasons of Falling Skies, the ending of the show won't come as a surprise to you. Nor will the beginning of the show, for that matter. Falling Skies loves its big, dramatic speeches, and the finale episode won't leave fans of voiceover or dramatic monologue disappointed. Indeed, the finale pushes in more speeches than battles, which for a show promising a climactic battle, is more than a little disappointing. But what's left to say about Falling Skies' final season other than to acknowledge it as a lost opportunity?

Yes, Falling Skies stays true to its corny roots, in spite of the promise of bloodshed and a war to end all wars and all that good stuff. The deus-ex-machina weapon is ready, »

- louisamellor

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Suicide Squad wraps production, new cast and crew picture

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The cast and crew assemble for a farewell Suicide Squad picture. It's worth taking a closer look at...

Filming is now complete on the second DC movie universe project for 2016. Director David Ayer has now officially confirmed over Twitter that principal photography is done on Suicide Squad, and whilst there may yet be some pick up work to be done, he's got the bulk of the footage that'll make up the film.

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuouye-Agbaje and Karen Fukuhara, and David Ayer has written and directed the movie.

Ayer has marked the end of production by posting a picture of (most of) the cast and crew of Suicide Squad. It's worth zooming in too - how many Harley Quinns can you spot in there for a start?

It's a wrap folks! #SuicideSquad #WarnerBros #DCcomics pic.twitter.com »

- simonbrew

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Andrew Garfield on Amazing Spider-Man 3, Marvel wishes

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Andrew Garfield was keen to see Spider-Man be part of Marvel's cinematic universe - and had been arguing the case for some time...

Slowly but surely, Andrew Garfield is opening up a little about what was going on behind the scenes on The Amazing Spider-Man movies, and what his thoughts on the webslinger's future were.

You more than likely know the story so far. Following the commercial disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - which didn't make, basically, what Sony wanted it to make - a new screen future for Spider-Man was laid out. Sony and Marvel would work together on new Spider-Man films, the character would join the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War, and the role would be recast.

Thus, Andrew Garfield is no longer cinema's Spider-Man. Tom Holland is instead.

Garfield has been promoting his new film, 99 Homes, and has been chatting to Uproxx about it. »

- simonbrew

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Iron Giant 2: Brad Bird rules out sequel

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Vin Diesel may have hinted at The Iron Giant 2 - but director Brad Bird says it's not going to happen...

Vin Diesel is a busy man with sequels right now, given that he's planning to shoot xXx 3 starting this December, before moving onto Fast & Furious 8. On his Facebook page over the weekend, he seemed to tease another one too.

He wrote that "I have been very lucky to have played so many interesting characters ... one of the first and one of my favorites is... the Iron Giant". So far, few people would be disagreeing with his choice. If you've not had the pleasure of watching The Iron Giant movie, then that's something well worth remedying.

Diesel then added "P.S. Don't be surprised when you hear WB announce the sequel".

Surprised? We'd be flat-out shocked. Appreciating that author Ted Hughes also penned a follow-up book, The Iron Woman, it »

- simonbrew

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Ghostbusters: Bill Murray on why he's filmed a cameo

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Bill Murray admits he was unsure about whether to return for Ghostbusters - then reveals what changed his mind.

For many years, one of the major stumbling blocks on the way to a Ghostbusters 3 was Bill Murray. He'd repeatedly indicated his reluctance to get involved in the project, and after umming and aahing for a while, he finally passed on the project. The film that was Ghostbusters 3 was abandoned, and instead, Paul Feig was hired to make the new movie instead, which is led by Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. That's the film that arrives next year.

It was something of a surprise, then, to learn that Bill Murray had, after all, filmed a cameo role in the new project. And chatting to Vulture, he's revealed what changed his mind.

"I like these girls a lot", he said. "I mean, I really do. They are tough to say not to. »

- simonbrew

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Marvel Studios reorganisation gives Kevin Feige more power

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Kevin Feige's success at Marvel appears to have been rewarded by Disney...

Having overseen a slate of films that has grossed over $7bn for Marvel Studios over the past six years, it's pretty understandable that Disney would want Kevin Feige to be happy in his job. Yet since Disney bought Marvel, Feige has been reporting into Marvel Entertainment's boss Isaac 'Ike' Perlmutter, rather than Disney studio's Alan Horn.

Given that each of Disney's key acquired film subsidiaries - Pixar and Lucasfilm - allow their key creative leads (John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Kathleen Kennedy) direct relationships with Horn, Feige's position has been notably different.

Perlmutter too is described by The Hollywood Reporter as "not only controlling, but obsessed with thrift", citing the example of him wanting to limit the number of drinks journalists were allowed at a press junket from two to one. Naturally, many journalists wrote that story up suitably impartially. »

- simonbrew

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Will Smith stars in Concussion: first trailer here

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Might Sony have Oscar hopes for its new Will Smith film? Here's the first trailer for Concussion...

Will Smith opted not to make Independence Day: Resurgence in favour of one of two other projects instead. This may well have been one of them.

Concussion tells the story of forensic neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu - played by Smith - who uncovered Cte. Cte, standing for chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative disease affecting the brain, that's caused by the head repeatedly being hit. This discovery put him on a collision course with America's NFL, and that's the heart of the drama that's being explored in Concussion.

The movie co-stars Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser, David Morse, Arliss Howard and Albert Brookes. Peter Landesman has directed this one, and it's scheduled to open on Christmas day in the Us. Don't be surprised if Sony pushed an Oscar campaign for it either. »

- simonbrew

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Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin Q&A

31 August 2015 1:14 AM, PDT

After a fan screening of The Magician's Apprentice at this year's Edinburgh TV festival, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin gave a Q&A...

It's not long until Doctor Who takes its place again as a staple of Saturday night television. Peter Capaldi is back to helm the Tardis into his second run with Jenna Coleman's Clara by his side and in the two-part opener, Michelle Gomez makes her comeback as the Master's female incarnation, Missy.

At this year's Edinburgh television festival, an audience of fans were screened The Magician's Apprentice, the premiere episode written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie Macdonald. Following that there was a Q&A session hosted by journalist Andrew Collins with Moffat himself and fellow executive producer Brian Minchin in attendance. We nipped along with our trusty recorder and scarlet-lined Crombie coat to see what went down.

As for the episode itself? Well, we »

- louisamellor

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Fear The Walking Dead episode 2 review: So Close, Yet So Far

31 August 2015 12:59 AM, PDT

The L.A. grid is quickly grinding to a halt in Fear The Walking Dead, ramping up to show us what we all came here to see...

This review contains spoilers.

1.2 So Close, Yet So Far

In this week's episode of Fear The Walking Dead, high school student and canary-in-the-coal-mine Tobias tells Madison that when things fall apart, they fall apart fast. There's already some sort of flu epidemic that's dropping otherwise healthy people like flies, and with that comes the reanimated dead, screaming, blood, and general chaos, but it's not just the dead causing the problems. If anything, at the moment, the dead are incidental and the real chaos is being caused by the sick living.

Think about the first episode; the school is half-empty thanks to the flu going around, and everyone's staying home. When someone stays home from a work situation, it creates more problems for the »

- louisamellor

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In memoriam: Wes Craven, 1939-2015

31 August 2015 12:22 AM, PDT

We're sorry to report that Wes Craven, the horror filmmaker behind A Nightmare On Elm Street, has died at the age of 76.

It's our sad duty to share the news that Wes Craven, the horror writer, director and producer has passed away. The filmmaker behind such horror classics as The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream, Craven's career spanned more than 40 years.

A prolific filmmaker, particularly in the 1980s, Craven made his directorial debut with the controversial Last House On The Left in 1972. Thereafter, Craven's name became synonymous with the horror genre, despite occasional forays into other arenas, such as the 1978 baseball movie Here Come The Tigers or the 1999 drama Music Of The Heart.

While Craven's earlier horror films became cult classics, it was A Nightmare On Elm Street, which he wrote and directed, that became his first mainstream success. Shot on a budget of less than $2m, »

- ryanlambie

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