A big day of superhero TV news ahead of the fall 2016 season and San Diego Comic-Con later this month. The first photos of Kid Flash have emerged from Season 3 of THE FLASH, Fox has ordered a pilot episode for the long-rumoured X-MEN TV series, and in a bizarre turn, professional sidekick Snapper Carr will be joining the cast for the second season of SUPERGIRL.
Ever since Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) joined the cast in the last season of THE FLASH, fans have been waiting to see when he would become his comic book counterpart of Kid Flash. Now the CW has released some official photos that leave us with no doubt as to the direction of the third season, with a mostly comics accurate version of the costume. We already know that Flashpoint will form the basis of Season 3, and it will be interesting to see how Wally’s powers manifest in light of the accident earlier this year. Click on the two photos below to see them in hi-res.
Meanwhile, FOX and Marvel have announced today that they’ve made a put pilot commitment for X-MEN series for television. A “put pilot” is one that is all but guaranteed to go to air in some form. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) will pen the pilot script and executive produce. The as-yet-untitled Fox Marvel Project is co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also serve as Executive Producers.
According to SuperHeroHype, “The Untitled Fox Marvel Project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.”
Finally, in a bizarre turn, The CW has indicated that SUPERGIRL will get a new cast member as EW confirms that Ian Gomez will join the cast as Snapper Carr. The character was a hanger-on for the Justice League throughout the 1960s, designed to be the “hip” character that the kids could relate to. He was kind of the Wesley Crusher of his day, so things are definitely changing for the show now that it’s hitting a new network this October.