Geoff Johns Told ‘The Flash’ Star Candice Patton That Iris Wouldn’t Get Powers

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Geoff Johns originally told Candice Patton that Iris wouldn’t be getting powers in The Flash.

Candice Patton stars as Iris West, one of the key players in Geoff Johns’ The Flash. Candice Patton’s Iris West has grown a whole lot throughout The Flash’s tenure on The CW. Candice Patton’s Iris West first began as a reporter who eventually became one of the crucial central members for STAR labs. Despite being one of the more controversial characters on Geoff Johns’ executive produced The Flash, fans have warmed up to Candice Patton’s Iris West, who would also end up becoming The Flash’s wife!

One of the most iconic moments for Candice Patton’s character was when she was given the Speed Force and had no choice but to fill in for Barry Allen, a.k.a The Flash. Despite being a pivotal turning point for her character on The Flash, Candice Patton has no idea that the scene-stealing moment was coming. Speaking to TV Guide, Candice Patton revealed that Geoff Johns originally told her that there was no way Iris West was getting powers in Geoff Johns’ executive produced The Flash.

“[I was] a little shocked because I remember very early on in the show, I’d asked [executive producer and The Flash comic book writer] Geoff Johns, ‘Do you think I’ll ever suit up?’ and he was like, ‘No, you’ll never suit up.'”

Of course, that turned out to be a lie, as Candice Patton’s Iris West was given Speed Force powers to save the day in The Flash‘s season 4 episode Run, Iris, Run. With respect to her getting powers, Candice Patton expressed how delighted she was to be doing something different.

“When they decided to do it in Season 4, I was shocked but also really excited just to kind of do something different, be more physical, be more active, be more of the hero on the show.”

Giving Candice Patton’s Iris West in The Flash superpowers was a major turning point for the character. Iris West would go on the be one of the key players in STAR labs, and was no longer sidelined as a sidekick for Barry Allen. We’re not sure what caused Geoff Johns to change his mind, but fans must be delighted that The Flash writer decided to flesh out Iris West’s role.

What are your thoughts on Geoff Johns telling Candice Patton she wouldn’t get powers at first? Are you glad to see Iris West got powers in The Flash? Comment below and let us know!

“GRODD RETURNS – Feeling overwhelmed with all the changes since Crisis, Barry (Grant Gustin) conducts an experiment that goes awry and puts him directly in Gorilla Grodd’s (voiced by David Sobolov) path. Expecting the worst, Barry is surprised when Grodd asks for his help. Unfortunately for both The Flash and Grodd, things get worse when another villain appears – Solovar (voiced by Keith David). Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) works with Eva (guest star Efrat Dor) to escape the Mirrorverse.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, and Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man.

The Flash airs on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Geoff Johns produced series.

Source: TV Guide

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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