Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Zendaya Reacts To Peter’s Infinity War Fate

The end of Avengers: Infinity War hit a lot of us hard. Even though the way the movie ended was always a possibility, it shocked us a lot of filmgoers resulting in a surprisingly emotional reaction from many. One of the most heartwrenching moments for most was the loss of Peter Parker. Zendaya, who starred opposite Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming admits the moment got to her as well. According to the actress…

It seems that while Zendaya was able to keep enough composure to keep from actually crying, she certainly did have the same emotional reaction that many of us did. Whether or not you actually cried during the finale of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s a decent chance you were in a theater not far from somebody who did. Getting “misty” was probably the bare minimum for most people.

Considering how close to the vest Marvel keeps things, the fact that Zendaya wasn’t in Avengers: Infinity War almost certainly means that she had no clue what was going to happen in the movie. Unless of course, Tom Holland told her, he has something of a reputation for spilling spoilers. Though if he did tell her and she still got misty as she tells MTV, it just shows how much the scene really got to her.

It seems like pretty much everybody died in Avengers: Infinity War. Numerous characters from Black Panther to the Winter Soldier to nearly every member of the Guardians of the Galaxy faded away to dust following a simple snap of the fingers from Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. There’s a decent chance some of your favorite characters died at some point in the movie.

However, the death of Peter Parker was the moment that hit many people deep in the feels. Rather than simply fading away, Peter, apparently by virtue of his Spider-Sense, knows that something is happening to him far in advance of everybody else. While the others just vanish, he stares his death in the face and the fact that he’s the youngest among the heroes makes it all that much more awful to witness.

Of course, Spider-Man is one of the few characters whose fate is assured to be bright, as Spider-Man: Far From Home the next MCU movie after Avengers 4 is currently in production, so we know that Spider-man will be back even if the circumstances are less than clear.

Still, that doesn’t change the emotional impact of Peter Parker fading away. In the moment, it’s just as riveting to watch, even if you know everything is going to be ok.

Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch Reveals J.K. Rowling’s Books Helped Her Through An Eating Disorder

There’s no denying that J.K. Rowling’s long-running Harry Potter franchise has made a huge cultural impact. From the record-breaking best-selling books to the highly-successful blockbuster film series, the amusement parks, plays, sporting events, role-playing games, and wide-reaching online fan communities it inspired, the lasting resonance of Rowling’s beloved creation is hard to downsize. In fact, one could reasonably argue that a new generation of pop culture aficionados was raised on these literary works — much in the same way that several generations were very inspired by George Lucas’ massive Star Wars cultural juggernaut. And with that influence comes the power and motivation to change people’s lives for the better.

That includes Evanna Lynch, the actress who played Luna Lovegood. The former Harry Potter actress-turned-Dancing with the Stars contestant opened up about her struggle with an eating disorder, and Lynch claimed that J.K. Rowling’s best-selling books played a big role in providing help and motivation in her journey. Here’s what Evanna Lynch said when she was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight in the midst of rehearsals for DWTS.

It can be hard to discuss such personal and emotional topics, but Evanna Lynch believes it’s important to shed a light on these discussions in order to raise awareness, and hopefully help other people struggling with the same issues. The battle that Lynch once faced is one that continues to affect many around the world, and she hopes that being honest and real about her struggles with an eating disorder will inspire other people to seek the help they need — much like how J.K. Rowling’s fantasy creation helped Lynch during her own darkest period.

Evanna Lynch will be returning to the dance floor next week alongside her dancing partner, Keo Motsepe. Their last dance together on the world’s stage was based on a tune many Harry Potter fans recognize. Dancing the Viennese Waltz, Lynch and Motsepe strutted their stuff to “Hedwig’s Tune.”

Harry Potter fans were first introduced to Evanna Lynch when she appeared in 2007’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, the fifth film in the long-running Harry Potter franchise. She appeared in the following installments, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2, where she played a major role alongside the titular character. Her involvement with the franchise hasn’t continued since she reprised her role of Luna Lovegood in 2015’s Lego Dimensions video game, although you can see Lynch on the dance program next week.

Dancing with the Stars airs again on Monday on ABC at 8 PM ET/PT. Meanwhile, the Harry Potter film franchise continues on with the upcoming sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which flies into theaters on November 16th. The wizarding world of Harry Potter shall continue.

Ahead Of Episode IX Mark Hamill Is Lobbying To Get Carrie Fisher A Hollywood Star

It has been two years since Carrie Fisher passed away, and yet her absence is still being felt. She’s still a part of a major franchise that is still producing new movies. Now, with Star Wars: Episode IX coming down the pipeline Mark Hamill is on a mission to get Carrie Fisher her own Hollywood Star.

He’s on a mission from God. Wait, wrong movie franchise. Regardless, Mark Hamill is really hoping that Carrie Fisher will get her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has been a right of passage for a lot of major names in the entertainment business. Luckily, the actress already has a street named after her, but per Hamill, it really isn’t enough.

Mark Hamill also took to Twitter to rally the fans around the idea, noting that when a star is awarded after a star has passed away, that generally the committee will wait five years. Still, speaking out generally won’t hurt…

Hamill himself got his own Hollywood star earlier this year. Both George Lucas and Harrison Ford attended that ceremony and it seemed to be a momentous occasion for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Flash actor, and Mark Hamill even recalled the time he met Harrison Ford during the course of the events that day.

Still, it was notable that even that day was missing Carrie Fisher, who passed away at the age of 60 back in 2016. The actress was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack on an airplane and passed away a short time later. She left behind a daughter, Billie Lourd, who appears in the new Star Wars franchise films and has paid tribute to her mother numerous times since her death.

Mark Hamill has also been a constant source for remembrances of Carrie Fisher, sharing tributes for the actress online and making sure Carrie Fisher remains in the minds of the fans. Those have ranged from general tributes to reactions regarding upcoming Carrie Fisher Star Wars news, including the one, below.

Of course, fans still have a lot of love for Carrie Fisher and it would make sense for the actress to get a Hollywood star, although we’ll have to wait and see if the general five-year time limit still ends up standing, despite this recent interest. As Mark Hamill says, if this is an issue near and dear to your heart, it probably won’t hurt to speak up about it.

You’ll be able to see Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher back on the big screen one more time with Star Wars Episode IX, a film that still hasn’t been officially titled, yet. We learned a few months ago that the production would be taking some footage Carrie Fisher filmed for other movies and incorporating it into the new flick in order to finish out her storyline in a way that makes sense. Billy Dee Williams will also be rejoining the franchise for the final film in the new trilogy.

You’ll be able to see Episode IX starting on December 20, 2019. We’ll also keep you posted if this star talk gains any traction. For now, take a look at what is coming with our 2019 movies premiere schedule.

New Rumor Claims Lady Gaga Might Play Ursula In Disney’s Little Mermaid

Right now, everybody is talking about Lady Gaga. Her role in A Star is Born has people talking about Oscar nominations and it seems quite likely she’ll be in high demand on the big screen going forward. A new rumor indicates one studio that is already interested in her is Disney, as they reportedly have her on a wish list for a role in the planned live-action version of The Little Mermaid. Considering Gaga’s traditionally over-the-top persona, it seems obvious that if Disney wants her, they could very well want her to play the villain Ursula.

As with most rumors, this one comes with a ton of caveats. It is, after all, a rumor, so everything here should come with a grain of salt. What’s more, the rumor itself only claims that Disney has Lady Gaga on a wishlist for a role, it does not claim what that role is. Still, if we accept the rumor, it’s not exactly a leap of logic to guess that Ursula would be the most likely role that you would give to somebody with a stage persona like Lady Gaga. While A Star is Born cast the singer has a toned down version of herself, the Lady Gaga most of us know is all glitz and glamour and dresses made of meat. She’d be a perfect Ursula.

On the downside, our track record for Little Mermaid rumors hasn’t been great so far. Previously it had been claimed that Disney had been looking at Zendaya in the title role, and while that’s still technically possible, nobody has apparently spoken to her about it, though she’s interested if anybody wants to. Still, the fact that one rumor hasn’t panned out doesn’t mean this new rumor from The DisInsider isn’t valid.

With Lan-Manuel Miranda already on board to work on new songs for The Little Mermaid, and Into the Woods and Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall potentially directing, the one thing we do know about the project is that it will be a musical, something which hasn’t been the case with most Disney remakes. As such, we would expect Disney to be looking at actors who can perform the music as well.

I can’t be the only one who is now wondering what a Lady Gaga version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” would sound like. She’s certainly got the vocal power to pull off such a performance, and while one would assume that Ursula will be created in the movie with no small amount of CGI, Lady Gaga is no stranger to transforming herself with some pretty wild looks and the idea of seeing her as Ursula just isn’t the craziest thing we would have ever seen her do.

Even if this rumor turns out to be true it could be some time before anything gets confirmed. The new version of The Little Mermaid doesn’t have a release date and with several other remake projects already on the slate, it will be at least a couple of years before this one goes anywhere. Until things like production schedules are nailed down nobody’s participation can be a sure thing, so it may be a while before the official cast is announced. Still, we’ll be keeping our eyes on this one to see where it goes.

Joker Movie Extras Allegedly Peed Between Train Cars After Being Stuck On Subway For Hours

Making movies is supposed to be glamorous, but filming the new Joker movie has apparently been a little rough. It seems a group of extra that were filming a scene in a subway car recently found themselves stuck in the car for three hours, resulting in an unknown number of them being forced to urinate on the subway tracks when they weren’t allowed a bathroom break.

It’s unclear exactly what happened that resulted in these extras being stuck on the subway car together unable to leave. The revelation of what happened came about following a complaint being filed with the Screen Actors Guild, which requires extras to get a break every two hours, and the fact that they couldn’t leave the subway car resulted in a violation. The incident is now being investigated by SAG and, according to TMZ, Warner Bros. is also looking into what transpired.

Anything can happen on a film set and that can certainly include excessive delays, but a situation that leaves people stuck on a subway car and peeing in between the cars seems a bit extreme. The fact that they were apparently also “locked” on a subway car also takes things to another level. Being stuck on the subway is no fun even if you’re going someplace that you want to go, which clearly wasn’t the case here.

Based on the report it sounds like this scene only involved extras, there’s no mention of Joaquin Phoenix or other actors being involved. This was likely just being done to get shots of people on a subway as part of a larger sequence that will be edited together. It seems like this may have been just an attempt at getting some quick shots that took much longer than expected. Production may not have wanted to let the extras break so they wouldn’t need to wrangle everybody together once filming was ready to go, but things got delayed and took longer than expected.

While delays are inevitable, if things really got to the point where people had to relieve themselves on subway tracks then clearly things went too far. Of course, if people were actually locked in the subway cars, as the report claims, then it seems like things went too far long before that, as that could be a serious safety hazard, not merely a sanitation problem.

Normally extras just show up and do a job and get paid a little a get to be in a movie. It’s simple and easy and then everybody moves on. Unfortunately, being an extra on the new Joker movie apparently wasn’t quite as much fun as the name implied. We’ll have to wait and see if anything comes of the investigations or if we’re ever given an explanation for what caused such a messy situation.

Of course, the Joker himself would probably find this story hilarious, so perhaps it’s not too surprising such a situation occurred on this particular movie.

The Walking Dead’s Season 9 Premiere Ratings Were Surprisingly Bad

Remember when The Walking Dead‘s Sunday night stats were capable of crushing everything in their blood-speckled path? Those days are long gone, and may never return. The extended, game-changing Season 9 premiere, the first under new showrunner Angela Kang, was watched by just 6.1 million viewers. That’s the smallest premiere audience since Season 1 debuted.

Let’s break down that number a little more to see just how unfortunate things are for The Walking Dead and AMC. The total of 6.1 million viewers is a 47% drop-off from the 11.44 million that watched Season 8’s premiere. And that was already the least-watched opener since Season 3 kicked off. Looking back one more year, the Season 7 premiere that killed off Glenn and Abraham had an audience that was 2.8 times bigger than this latest debut.

In fact, Season 9’s “A New Beginning” scored a smaller total viewership on Sunday night than any single episode in the poorly rated Season 8. What’s more, it earned the lowest Live+Same Day viewership of any episode going all the way back to Season 2’s fifth episode, which also had a 6.08 million-strong audience. (That episode was “Chupacabra, in which Glenn discovered the Greene family’s walker barn.)

The comparisons get even worse when the numbers are pared down to just the key demographic ratings. The Walking Dead earned a 2.5 demo rating, with 3.2 million viewers hitting within the 18-49 age range. Those would be ridiculously good numbers for many other shows, but it’s actually the lowest-rated Dead premiere ever. It’s half of Season 8’s 5.0 demo rating, and is even lower than the very first ep “Days Gone By,” which landed a 2.7 rating.

When compared to the Season 8 finale, this latest premiere clearly did not carry over as much of the audience as many would have hoped. It was down 23% within the general viewership, and down 27% in the key demo.

To be fair, there are a couple of non-panicky reasons why The Walking Dead‘s numbers were so low. For one, it’s that time of year when Sunday Night Football does everything it can to sap viewers from other primetime programming.

As well, AMC tried out a new tactic with The Walking Dead‘s Season 9 premiere by releasing it online early. Not for everyone, but just for those who subscribed to the standalone AMC Premiere streaming service over the weekend. According to Deadline, there was a huge surge in signups geared to the special promotion that may have led to the biggest day of new recruits yet. AMC has not released any specific data on that front, though, so it’s unofficial for now.

There was certainly much contention going into Season 9 of The Walking Dead, which replaced former showrunner Scott Gimple with writer Angela Kang. The season started off with a time jump into a slightly more civilized society, with viewers already knowing that Andrew Lincoln will be leaving the show soon. Star Lauren Cohan is also set to take a hiatus from her portrayal of Maggie Greene.

It’s possible that the viewership totals and the ratings will grow with Episode 2. However, this past weekend sent off some warning bells in fans heads about how much the show’s popularity truly is waning. Are you guys still watching?

The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights on AMC at 9:00 p.m. ET. To see what kinds of entertaining will rise up when the zombies fall, head to our fall TV premiere schedule.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 Nominees Include Stevie Nicks, Radiohead And More

Every year, the rock community gets together to honor a handful of their legendary talents. From their contributions to the craft, to the uniqueness of their sound, to the impact they have held on pop culture for years upon decades of time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is all about celebrating the great musical talents throughout the years. And this year’s nominees are certainly among the most iconic musicians of the past two-to-four decades. Here are the official 2019 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and remember, you have a chance to vote on who should be recognized here.

The prestigious announcement came from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier today, and it celebrated several musicians recognized for the first time, as well as musicians nominated years prior but who didn’t make the cut. Of course, with several nominations in place and only a few available slots for the respective placeholders, a number of these musicians won’t be making the cut when the winners are announced on March 29th, 2019– followed by an honorable ceremony held in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and broadcast on HBO. That’s where you come in the fold, dear music lovers.

If you wish to participate in the voting process in order to determine who gets selected into the Class of 2019, you should go to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s website, where you can place your bid into the hat and help determine who will be among the lucky musician celebrated during March’s event. If you wish to do it the old-fashioned way, however, you can visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, OH and place your picks there.

Some of the nominees have responded to their nominations, including Stevie Nicks. She (or a representative for her social media account) wrote the following response on her behalf.

Similarly, Def Leppard has also responded to the joyous news, asking their social media followers to vote on their behalf while the election is in place.

John Prine also offered his warm-hearted gratitude for being nominated in this selection process.

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees. There’s no denying that getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a monumental achievement, and it’s no small feat to receive a nomination, let alone a slot in the Class of 2019. With that in mind, be sure to place your picks on the website or at the museum to make sure your favorite musicians among the nominees get their moment in the spotlight during this year’s honorary selection process. The voting process will be going on throughout the rest of the year, so be sure to get your friends and family in the action as well as the process continues.

This Is Us’ Executive Producer Explains Why Rebecca Chose Jack Over Alan

Warning! The following contains spoilers for the latest episode of This Is Us. Read at your own risk!

This Is Us really made fans wary of Rebecca’s mystery man from the Season 3 premiere, but once viewers got to know Alan in Episode 3, he seemed alright. In fact, he seemed to be just as good of a guy as Jack, with the added bonus of having three years of dating history with Rebecca. So, why did Rebecca choose Jack, the guy she just met, over him? Executive producer and co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker explained the choice in a recent interview:

Isaac Aptaker confirmed that Alan is just as great as This Is Us made him out to be. He’s still the guy who helped Rebecca when she walked into high school shop class, and he’d never be rattled by having a wife who wants a career of her own. Alan even offered to take Rebecca to New York with him so she could pursue her music career, which she seemed completely on board with until she happened to bump into Jack at a local grocery store later that day.

Rebecca’s second encounter with Jack wasn’t the most romantic of exchanges, but This Is Us made it clear the two found something special in that grocery aisle. Alan never stood a chance. And, to make matters worse, he may have found out about the rejection from his mom, whom Rebecca confided in before she took to the streets to find Jack. Isaac Aptaker, who is always up for telling a unique Jack-related story, told THR that while Alan had the experience, Rebecca felt something with Jack she apparently never had with him:

This Is Us fans are always ranting about Jack and Rebecca‘s loving relationship, so we’re assuming she made the right choice. Even so, it would be interesting to see what would’ve happened had she gone with Alan and pursued her musical career in New York like he promised she could. For all the love she shared with Jack, the music career never worked out for Rebecca in the long run and even became a point of tension in their marriage years later. Would things have been different had she chosen Alan?

This Is Us continues on with Season 3 on NBC, Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. For more on other shows coming to television in the near future, visit our fall premiere guide.

Why NCIS’ Leon Vance Isn’t Quite Safe Yet

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of NCIS. Step away and read one of our other wonderful articles if you haven’t caught up yet!

Every NCIS fan breathed a sigh of relief when Leon Vance was rescued from his captors in the Season 16 premiere, but now it’s pretty clear that he’s not totally safe yet. Apparently, he’s being followed by some pretty creepy and committed individuals, but we have no idea why. Here’s what went down in the latest episode.

Tonight’s episode of NCIS started off with a literal bang, as a young couple who was following a delivery truck around and stealing packages off of people’s porches got their hands on the worst box ever and ended up opening a bomb that was meant for newly minted Navy man, Todd Nicholas. It turned out that not only was Todd’s wife, Sheba, part of a reality show that focused on the wives of military personnel, but that Todd thought she might have sent the bomb herself to try to kill him.

While the team looks into why Sheba would have wanted Todd spread all over their property, we see that Leon is supposed to be due back at the NCIS offices that day. But, much to his daughter Kayla’s dismay, he seems to have no intention of going in, seeing as it’s already 8:30, he hasn’t showered and is still in his robe and looking to settle in with the morning paper and some coffee. So, even though Leon made it home relatively unscathed, he’s clearly having some issues with getting back to work.

Of course, that makes a lot of sense. Leon was tricked and kidnapped by a terrorist named Nigel Hakim (the man who held captive and tortured Jack and her team in Afghanistan years ago, killing everyone but her) in the Season 15 finale. Hakim had blamed Leon for breaking up that operation all those years ago, and when Jack found him, totally by accident, all this time later, he took the opportunity to get back at Leon by kidnapping him. Obviously, ending up in this position has been a blow to Leon’s mental state, especially since he came back with an injury that requires physical therapy.

While at his physical therapy appointment this time around, Leon helps out another patient who’s on crutches and can’t quite get through the door to the office. He’s clearly immediately smitten with the woman, and they banter a bit about their ailments and how they got them, with Leon leaving out literally all the scary details of how he hurt his leg. By the time the woman gets taken back for her appointment, though, it’s pretty clear that she’s into Leon, as well.

When he’s done with his therapy, the woman is in the waiting room again, and just as Leon is about to speak to her, the physical therapist congratulates him on graduating. He’s now officially done with his sessions, but, since he now wants to spend more time getting this new patient to warm up to him, he takes the therapist aside and tells her he doesn’t feel he’s ready to leave his training there behind just yet. She’s reluctant, but says that if he feels he needs to do more work they can arrange it, leaving Leon happy and pretending to his new friend that he was ready to be done, but they’re making him have more sessions.

Meanwhile, Kayla is tired of her dad having trouble getting his mojo back, so she calls in Gibbs, but, with the bombing case escalating to another attack, Gibbs sends Jack to talk to Leon. He’s happy to see her, until she tells him he’s hiding out because he feels stupid for getting tricked into being kidnapped by an old foe. Leon claims that he’s just doing what needs to be done so that he can get back to 100% physically, but later it’s obvious he took her words to heart when he shows up at work.

Turns out it was just in time, too. Gibbs was watching as Torres and Bishop tried to interrogate another suspect who wasn’t giving them much to go on, so Gibbs sent Leon in to talk to the man, and he quickly realized that he had sent another bomb that was due to be delivered soon. Leon is able to get the details out of him, and with this win in his back pocket, he feels confident enough to go back to his physical therapist, cancel the bogus appointments and actually ask his new lady friend out on a date.

Unfortunately, after Leon leaves, the woman sits down next to a mysterious looking man, dressed in all black, who was listening to their conversation in the waiting room with a newspaper covering his face. The two begin to talk about how she thinks she would assess Leon, with her saying she’s not sure yet and handing the man a packet filled with photos of Leon that were clearly taken without his knowledge as he went about his daily business. We also find out that this isn’t the end of this mission for these two, with him telling her to enjoy her date with Leon.

So, not only do we know that she’s going to be inserting herself into Leon’s life for at least a while, but these two are up to something that’s probably not good news for Leon. What we don’t know is who they are, how long they’ve been following him, what exactly they’re up to and whether or not they’re working for someone else or who that possible boss might be. But, it looks like Leon and danger are not quite done with each other yet, and he likely won’t see this bit of it coming at all. If his new lady love turns out to be someone really horrible, it’s going to be another big blow to his confidence.

You can keep up with Leon and all the NCIS drama when the show airs Tuesdays on CBS at 8 EST. For more on what else you can watch this season, check out our 2018 fall premiere guide.

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The Flash: All The Future Reveals Nora Made In The Season 5 Premiere

Spoilers below for anyone who hasn’t yet watched the Season 5 premiere of The Flash.

Nora West-Allen shouldn’t be living and breathing in 2018, and she shouldn’t be befriending her speedy father and the rest of Team Flash. But the Allen lineage is not known for its brilliant impulsive thinking, so here we are. Thankfully, Jessica Parker Kennedy’s time-traveling speedster injected a charming sense of fun into the Season 5 premiere, and she dropped a ton of future references in the process.

Let’s take a look at each of the big and interesting reveals made during “Nora.” But instead of trying to avoid hearing them like Barry did, we’re embracing them and wondering if each new detail could actually affect the show.

The Flash Museum

Nora revealed that she never really knew Barry growing up — more on that later — and that she learned almost everything about him from the Flash Museum that exists in her future. A museum that has followed and detailed the exploits of not only Barry Allen, but also the now-leaving Wally West (and perhaps others). Nora namedrops “Mr. Myles” as being the curator, which is probably a reference to Dexter Myles, the current owner of the Central City Museum. Or perhaps it’s his son.

Could This Have A Major Impact On The Story?: Probably not directly, unless Barry takes a trip to the future to visit it for some reason. Otherwise, it’ll probably just come up through Nora’s conversations.

Lightning Lad’s Bolt

Just as Nora and Iris are about to get into their awkward conversation at CC Jitters, the former notices the Flash’s symbol in her latte froth. She smiles and remarks that Barry’s lightning bolt is so much cooler than that of Lightning Lad. As comic fans are aware, Lightning Lad is one of a few aliases used by speedster Garth Ranzz, a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th/31st centuries.

Could This Have A Major Impact On The Story?: It isn’t likely, but Supergirl currently boasts that Earth’s Legion member Brainiac 5 as a regular character, and also introduced Saturn Girl. So it’s possible the Legion could come into play more in the current seasons.

Some Batman Beyond Slang

As Nora and Iris are having coffee, Nora makes use of the slang word “Shway,” which Iris pretends to be familiar with. (She even brings it back at the end of the episode, because that’s what snazzy moms do.) The Flash creative team pulled this reference from another future-leaning DC project, the animated series Batman Beyond. In the Kids WB series, the word “shway” meant “cool” and it became popularized in pop culture. Or at least as popularized as a slang word from animated ’90s show can get.

Could This Have A Major Impact On The Story?: I can’t see that happening, but it would be pretty shway if it did.

King Shark Vs. Gorilla Grodd

Two of the biggest and most freakily dangerous meta-creatures, King Shark and Grodd, will bring the fight to each other at some point in Central City’s future. This CGI spectacle was hinted at previously by showrunner Todd Helbing, and fans immediately got interested. Of course, this verbal reference could mean that it won’t actually be seen in the show, which would be the most un-shway thing ever.

Could This Have A Major Impact On The Story?: It most certainly could, if the fight does indeed become a point of focus. And it should absolutely do that, because we want to see a shark and a gorilla fight, dammit.

Barry Never Returns To Earth-1

Easily the most impactful reveal, Nora shows Barry a newspaper headline from the future revealing he is still missing 25 years after the initial “Crisis” event referred to in the 2024 newspaper headline. It’s something many fans guessed would be the reason for Nora’s trip back through time, but it’s still an emotionally poignant motivation. It’s also very obvious from Nora’s behavior around Iris that their lives together after Barry’s disappearance were not the most fulfilling, which is more depressing than it should be.

Could This Have A Major Impact On The Story?: It already does, really. Since the beginning of this show, Barry has been trying to avoid his predestined fate, and now he discovered that his future is even worse than he thought. It’s the whole reason he decided to keep Nora around in the present, which will presumably complicate things further.

Barry Fights Mob Rule

The sequence in which Team Flash tried to thwart a plane crash was one of the biggest head-scratchers of the episode. (Would all the passengers and luggage have also phased through that building?) In any case, Nora explained that Barry phased an entire plane through a building during a future fight with Mob Rule. It would be wild to see that comic group on the show, since it’s made up of a bunch of duplicates of Barry’s friend Manuel Lago that were all grown from limbs severed by the criminal group Basilisk. All due to a CIA experiment, naturally.

Could This Have A Major Impact On The Story?: Mob Rule probably won’t make a big play within the TV show’s narrative, but it will be good for Barry to know how to phase giant vehicles.

The Atom Created Barry’s New Suit

Another wow moment during the Season 5 premiere came when Barry was in need of a new suit, and Nora just happened to have one. Only it wasn’t on a clothes hanger or anything, but inside a magic ring. Surprisingly, Cisco had nothing to do with creating this new super-costume, and Nora reveals that it was designed by Ryan Choi. Created by Gail Simone and Grant Morrison, Ryan is the third major comic character to take on the Atom mantle, following Ray Palmer, and was a member of the Titans.

Could This Have A Major Impact On The Story?: Probably not on The Flash, but the introduction of Ryan Choi to the Arrow-verse might have some ramifications on Legends of Tomorrow, where Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer probably isn’t looking for a replacement just yet.

Which of these reveals was the most fun to you guys? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for more Flash madness every Tuesday night on The CW at 8:00 p.m. ET. (Next week will bring us more from Chris Klein’s CIcada, too.) While waiting to hear more from Nora, head to our fall TV premiere schedule to learn all the other shows hitting primetime soon.

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