News from the Berlantiverse

The Flash has a new costume joining the show.

Kid Flash… even though the actor they have really isn’t a kid anymore, but let’s ignore that.

That costume is awesome, though.


Meanwhile, over in the world of contracts, we have two people becoming regulars on all four of Berlanti’s DC TV shows. Yes. All four. After all, Supergirl is going to join the universe. Perhaps after Barry Allen is done wrecking the timeline, the shows will all merge.

So, who will be joining ArrowThe FlashLegends of Tomorrow, as well as perhaps Supergirl? Everyone’s favorite thief, Wentworth Miller, who plays Snart, aka Captain Cold.

Why? Because he’s fun as heck. How? Beats the heck out of me. Also, imagine him showing up next to the bright and perky Supergirl. It will be awesome.

But who’s the other one? John Barrowman …. who plays Malcolm Merlyn … because why? I’m sorry, Merlyn should have been wiped out three seasons ago. He’s added very little to the show — aside from training “Speedy,” which could have happened another way (and if we had left Ra’s al’Ghul out of season 3 altogether, I’d take it). Why is he going to be on all of the shows? Yes, I know people who enjoy Barrowman just showing up on screen, but come on, now, this is getting tiresome.

In other news, Supergirl has a reason for me to watch again. And yes, more than just moving from CBS to CW, but also because they decided to have Lynda Carter play the President of the United States. Yes, Berlanti brought in Wonder Woman. I’m good.

While I don’t know where the heck this is all going, I look forward to finding out.

About Declan Finn

Declan Finn is the author of Honor at Stake, an urban fantasy novel, nominated for Best Horror in the first annual Dragon Awards. He has also written The Pius Trilogy, an attempt to take Dan Brown to the woodshed in his own medium -- soon to be republished by Silver Empire Press. Finn has also written "Codename: Winterborn," an SF espionage thriller, and it's follow-up, "Codename: Winterborn." And "It was Only on Stun!" and "Set To Kill" are murder mysteries at a science fiction convention.
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2 Responses to News from the Berlantiverse

  1. Byron Grimes says:

    Regarding Snart, one possibility: Citizen Cold.


  2. JD Cowan says:

    I agree about Merlyn. He was great in season 1, and made a good cameo in season 2, but was completely redundant in season 3. Then he kept showing up in season 4 for really no reason.

    It would be nice if he could be given a rest. Every time he shows up it’s the same thing.

    On the other hand, I’m still waiting for The Question to show up on one of these shows. They mentioned Hub City in Arrow, and even went there, but there was no mention of him. Hopefully, he gets his chance to shine.


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