‘Gotham’ and ‘The Flash’ to Premiere at Comic-Con

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Just when you might be thinking that this year’s San Diego Comic-Con can’t possibly get any bigger, Warner Bros. and DC decide to add another huge event to the already packed schedule. On Saturday, July 26th, Warner and DC will team up to present full screenings of the premiere episodes of FOX’s highly anticipated Batman prequel Gotham and The CW’s equally anticipated Arrow spin-off The Flash.

As if the world premieres of Gotham and The Flash weren’t enough to make attendees swoon, exclusive footage from the third season of Arrow will be presented, as will exclusive content pertaining to NBC’s upcoming Constantine series. In addition to the video presentations, members of the cast and crew of all four shows are scheduled to appear in person at varying times throughout the night.

This seems like an apropos move for Warner and DC to make. Comic-Con has grown to encompass pretty much every genre of popular entertainment, but it still largely remains a gathering of die-hard superhero and comic book fans. There is unlikely to ever be a more appreciative audience for the Gotham and Flash premieres than the folks who paid top dollar and fought the mammoth crowds for a chance to get an early peek at the next installment in their favorite franchises.

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Of course, that same dedicated crowd could prove to be a mixed blessing. Word of mouth from Comic-Con travels fast, and if the Gotham and Flash premieres aren’t up to snuff, thousands of disappointed tweets and blog posts are likely to be fired off within mere hours of the screenings. Then again, surely Warner and DC know this, and wouldn’t stage such a huge event if they didn’t have the utmost confidence in the quality of the products they’re putting on offer.

One factor working in Gotham and The Flash’s favor are the very positive early reactions both series’ pilots have received. Early opinions have been leaked quite strategically in recent weeks, serving to steadily up the anticipation levels for each show’s respective fall debut. FOX especially seems to be banking on the success of Gotham, awarding it the prime Mondays at 8 p.m. timeslot, and making it the network’s centerpiece new series in its fall season marketing. The CW is likely a bit more sure of itself with Flash, due to the fact that many of the same creative minds that made Arrow a huge hit are also behind Barry Allen’s solo outing.

Will the public at large flock to a pre-Batman Gotham City? Will The Flash prove to be as popular with the masses as Arrow? We won’t find out those answers until fall, but those lucky enough to attend Comic-Con will get an early taste of the possible small-screen phenomenons to come.


Gotham will air on Mondays at 8/7c on FOX, but has no current premiere date. The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 2nd at 8/7c on The CW.

Source: Warner Bros and DC Entertainment

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  1. I watched “the flash” pilot the other night… Its really really well done with IMO potential to be better than arrow… Whom makes a cameo 😉

    • I saw it too. I thought it was very good! Better than Arrow’s pilot. And I love Arrow. Some great references to other DC properties too.

    • Watched it too! Thought it was fantastic! Loved that Oliver made an appearance. I think Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is really good. Really makes a better impression than Oliver does on arrow… better acting skills to be sure.

      I am very excited about The Flash and can’t wait till fall when we have Arrow and the Flash on back-to-back nights!

    • Я тоже смотрю флэш, и он мне очень даже понравился, но жалко то что уже долго не выходит 10 серия(( А я из Украины город Николаев)!

  2. I have high hopes for The Flash. I love Arrow and I’m sure this will succeed. The big question will soon come up if whether or not Arrow and The Flash tv series are tied into the new DC cinematic universe Warner Brothers are creating.

    • I really wish people would stop talking about the dc tv shows and movies being in the same canon. Its not happening. Seriously. Look at the landscape with honest eyes. just cause Marvel launched Shield with its universe means nothing in comparison to what DC is doing. I hate to be a D but its ignorant, stupid, and lazy to assume that is whats happening.

      There is no BIG QUESTION. It. IS. Not. Happening.
      Just be realistic people.

      • I am however very excited for The Flash series. The pilot was amazing and showing the pilot at CC is a smart move given all the diehards have already seen it. (SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD)

        I’m mildly interested in Gotham and am more invested in the CW’s DC universe.

      • Exactly

      • How can you say be realistic when there has yet to be any confirmation on whether or not it will or even could happen? There is always that possibility. Warner Bros. own CW. They own the DC characters. There is always that possibility that they hit us with a curve ball. It is not “stupid” “ignorant” or even “crazy”. It’s a nice assumption and there are several fans out there that would wish the same. Im not saying it is happening. I’m saying it’s a possibility. You can’t just assume something is or isn’t going to happen. There is not confirmation.

        • it won’t happen, dude. i agree with mike. you sound ignorant thinking it will. if they were in the same universe, why weren’t there any man of steel references on arrow? the shows and the movies exist in completely different universes. i mean, come on, the tone is completely different as well.

        • The third quote should read “lazy”. If you are going to directly quote someone, get it right dude.

          And i don’t need confirmation to know this isn’t happening. Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin are both wonderful as Arrow and Flash and the shows are great and they’ve begun building this incredible DC universe. Sooooo…… they are just gonna throw Supes and Bats Film U into that and shatter everything the TV creators have been working for on their shows. The two universes can’t, sorry, SHOULDN”T merge. They are two different animals. Its best for business to keep them separate, and its best for fans. we get two living breathing DC universes. thats a win.

          • There are a lot of people who think the two are connected. Things always can change. You have on facts or even proof that the two are not connected.

            • I have no facts. None of us do. Anything could happen i suppose. im not the overlord of the universe. I still feel like it won’t happen though and I guess i just hope it doesn’t. That would not be a good thing for the TV shows. And the movies could succeed without doing that.

              • I honestly think if characters don’t appear in the films because they were killed off or debuted without powers in Arrow (Count Vertigo being chief amongst them), people would go nuts and that’s pretty much my biggest clue to the TV shows NOT being connected to the films.

                I’d like to see Amell as a movie Green Arrow (though Todd Lasance is my preference) but I can’t see Gustin as Flash on the big screen.

                It seems to me that Scott McNairy will be our movie Flash and the TV show is being used to do away with the idea of telling his origin again in the films after we see it in the show.

                If (and it’s a big “if”) the TV shows connect to the films, I’d hope it’s in an Elseworlds situation where the film Flash gets to meet the TV Flash briefly.

  3. I just saw the pilot for Constantine. I was disappointed, unfortunately. I guess it could improve with time. Hope so.

  4. Man I can’t wait! The Flash is beast mode awesome!!!
    And also shame on me, but am I the only one looking forward to that Booster Gold tv show on Syfy?

    • There really is a Booster Gold TV show on SyFy? Wow, I might be interested in giving that a gander (and I don’t mean “a goose”!). I did not know that. new series? Started yet? Gotta look into that, thanks! Anyone has any info on times or start dates, please post here.

  5. I was lucky enough to catch The Flash pilot last night. It was solid. In fact, I’d say it was better than Arrow’s pilot.

  6. Constantine was awesome. Fast paced, creepy demons and great effects. The lead did a great job. I’m all in. Loved the easter egg with Dr Fates’s Helmet of Nabu. Thrilling and creepy

    • Ooohhh, if only they woiuld introduce Dr. fate live somewhere, someplace….!
      Geekamonium strikes in my shorts!

  7. Lol, all the people who have watched the pilot of CW’s “The Flash”. I wonder how many people watched it illegally, like me.

    • All of them.

  8. Did anyone else use Showbox to watch it?

  9. (Singing): “I’ll be home for Christmas–er, uh, for Comic-Con, if only in my dreams!”
    Sure wish I was there.
    I am really pumped for Flash and Arrow. I will probably give Constantine a watch, although I don’t know alot about it, just bits and pieces. No interest in Gotham, though.

  10. This is dumb. Everybody that will be interested in the Flash at Comic Com will already have seen the pilot by then. Its been on line for a week already, I’ve watched it twice & it is very good.

    As far as Gotham is concerned, there is really no good buzz about it like there is th Flash. Gotham probably won’t last until mid-season, but I think the Flash could be around a few years.

    Btw… To all the people that say the tv universe can’t be a part of the DCCU are fooling themselves. What there saying is either Flash isn’t part of the JL or that there will be two different Flashes. That is impossible. The only way Flash is a part of the JL & it not be the tv Flash is if they have two different Flashes, & not even WB/DC that stupid to try to pull that off. That would be like having two diffrent Captian Americas, or two different Thors. That would never work.

    If WB/DC does attempt that it just validate everybody thoughts of them just not being very bright & having little to no foresight.

    • There is No way Grant Gustin will be playing The Flash in a Feature Film. thats just one of a thousand reasons why i am more than sure they won’t be mixing their TV and FILM universes.

      Also there are like FOUR different Flashes. So i would say that your use of the word “impossible” is incorrect. He could be Wally.

  11. I honestly think they could make the tv-movie merge work. At least that way we won’t need a back story into the Flash or Arrow. They would already have actors that are familiar with portraying the heroes we love so much. So why not do it? You say Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell can’t be in JL(eventually)or have their own movies.. I say why not!?:) Dude it really can work. But either way I’m sure they’ll do what’s ‘best’