• Logan Williams, Teen ‘The Flash’ Actor, Died After an Opioid Overdose, His Mother Says
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    Logan Williams, Teen ‘The Flash’ Actor, Died After an Opioid Overdose, His Mother Says

    Logan Williams, an actor known for playing the younger version of Barry Allen on The CW series “The Flash,” died in April following an opioid overdose, his mother disclosed on Friday.Speaking to the New York Post, Marlyse Williams said that preliminary toxicology results showed that her son Logan died of a fentanyl overdose. She said the 16-year-old had been battling addiction for three years.Williams appeared in eight episodes of “The Flash” during its first two seasons — including the series pilot — as a younger version of Grant Gustin’s titular DC Comics hero. His other acting credits include the Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart” as well as guest spots on “The Whispers” and “Supernatural.”Also Read: Melissa Etheridge's Son, Beckett Cypher, Dies at 21Growing up in the Vancouver area, he began acting when he was 9, but according to his mother, he took a break from acting when he was 13. She told the Post that she discovered he had started using cannabis, and later escalated to harder drugs, though she said she is unaware when he began using fentanyl.Marlyse Williams told the Post that she made multiple attempts to help him overcome his addiction, including taking out a second mortgage on her home to send him to treatment centers in the United States and British Columbia. At the time of his death, she said, he had been living in a group home.Marlyse Williams said she came forward in hopes of drawing attention to the opioid epidemic. “His death is not going to be in vain,” she told the Post. “He’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”Also Read: Tyler Perry to Restart Production in July for BET Comedies 'Sistas,' 'The Oval' in AtlantaWhen his death was made public, “The Flash” star Grant Gustin remembered his former co-star in an Instagram post. “Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly,” he wrote. “This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them.”Read original story Logan Williams, Teen ‘The Flash’ Actor, Died After an Opioid Overdose, His Mother Says At TheWrap

  • Logan Williams, ‘The Flash’ and ‘When Calls the Heart’ Actor, Dies at 16
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    Logan Williams, ‘The Flash’ and ‘When Calls the Heart’ Actor, Dies at 16

    Logan Williams, a 16-year-old actor who appeared on the CW superhero series “The Flash” as a young Barry Allen, has died, according to his family.The actor’s mother, Marlyse Williams, confirmed the news of her son’s death to the Tri-City News. No cause of death was provided, though Williams was said to have died suddenly on Thursday.Williams appeared in eight episodes of “The Flash” during its first two seasons — including the series pilot — as a younger version of Grant Gustin’s titular DC Comics hero. His other acting credits include the Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart,” as well as guest spots on “The Whispers” and “Supernatural.”Also Read: 'The Flash' Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: 'I've Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth' (Video)Gustin remembered his former co-star in an Instagram post on Thursday, praising the young actor’s ability and professionalism.“Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly,” he wrote. “This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them.”He continued, “Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone.”View this post on Instagram Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly. This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them. Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone. ❤️A post shared by Grant Gustin (@grantgust) on Apr 3, 2020 at 1:16pm PDTRead original story Logan Williams, ‘The Flash’ and ‘When Calls the Heart’ Actor, Dies at 16 At TheWrap

  • ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video)
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    ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video)

    Rick Cosnett, an actor known for “The Flash” and “Vampire Diaries,” shared the truth about his sexuality in a touching Instagram post Friday.“Hi everyone. Dramatic pause — I’m gay,” Cosnett said in the video. “And I just wanted everyone to know, because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day, and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood and from society and from being, you know — just life,” he continued.Also Read: TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap's Complete Guide“So there you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway. And, um, yeah, that’s actually all I wanted to say.”As of Saturday morning, the video had 53,642 views. Several fans shared messages of support in the comments.Also Read: 'Riverdale' Spinoff 'Katy Keene' Adds Cary Elwes in Mystery Role Connected to Katy's Past“Congratulations for living your truth and expressing yourself!” one user said.“You are wonderful!! It’s still a hard thing to initially say out loud but just know there is a community that loves you for who you are. Very proud of you!!!” another wrote.In addition to playing Detective Eddie Thawne on The CW’s “The Flash” and Dr. Wes Mayfield on “The Vampire Diaries,” Cosnett is also known for playing Elias Harper on “Quantico,” as well as appearing in “NCIS” and “Castle.”Watch the full video below.View this post on Instagram HelloA post shared by Rick Cosnett (@rickcosnett) on Feb 13, 2020 at 3:24pm PSTRead original story ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video) At TheWrap

  • ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script
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    ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script

    The CW has enlisted a number of actors from past DC franchises to reprise their roles on the network’s big “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover this fall, but at least one “Smallville” star says he won’t be returning.Michael Rosenbaum, who played bald supervillain Lex Luthor for seven seasons on the WB series, wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that he was offered the chance to make a cameo on the “Arrowverse” crossover but declined.“I’ll just be straight up about this,” the actor wrote, addressing fans of the show. “WB called my agents Friday afternoon when I was in Florida visiting my grandfather in a nursing home. Their offer: No script. No idea what I’m doing. No idea when I’m shooting. Basically no money.”“And the real kick in the ass,” he continued “‘We have to know now.’ My simple answer was ‘Pass.’ I think you can understand why.”Also Read: 'Crisis on Infinite Earths': Erica Durance to Return as 'Smallville' Lois Lane for The CW's Mega-CrossoverThe “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, based on one of DC Comics most famous storylines, is set to kick off in December. Incorporating all of the network’s DC series — “Supergirl,” “Batwoman,” “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” along with characters from “Black Lightning” — the four-night event will also feature cameos by actors from previous adaptations of the comics series.As previously announced, Tom Welling, who starred as “Smallville’s” Clark Kent, and Erica Durance, the series’ Lois Lane, will make an appearance. Tyler Hoechlin, who played “Supergirl’s” version of Superman, and Brandon Routh, who starred as the same hero in the 2006 film “Superman Returns,” are also set make appearances.The CW and Warner Bros. Television declined to comment on Rosenbaum’s statement.Here ya go. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8PFT6wsPMo— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) September 24, 2019Read original story ‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Says He Turned Down CW Crossover After WB Refused to Give Him a Script At TheWrap

  • 'It: Chapter Two' director Andy Muschietti tackling DC's 'The Flash' next
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    'It: Chapter Two' director Andy Muschietti tackling DC's 'The Flash' next

    The director of 'IT' and 'IT: Chapter Two' affirmed the recent reports linking him to the film.

  • The superhero movies trapped in development hell
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    The superhero movies trapped in development hell

    It's not always easy to get superheroes on to the big screen.

  • The hidden 'Justice League' cameos you definitely missed in 'Shazam!'
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    The hidden 'Justice League' cameos you definitely missed in 'Shazam!'

    And the post-credit sequences explained.

  • 'Fantastic Beasts' star Ezra Miller says he was plied with wine by director when he was underage
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    'Fantastic Beasts' star Ezra Miller says he was plied with wine by director when he was underage

    Ezra Miller has revealed that he was plied with wine when he was an underage actor by a director and a producer, who also made suggestive comments to him.

  • This is how to reboot the DC movie universe
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    This is how to reboot the DC movie universe

    It’s simple, we kill the Batman.

  • Kiersey Clemons confirms she hasn't been recast as Iris West in 'The Flash' movie
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    Kiersey Clemons confirms she hasn't been recast as Iris West in 'The Flash' movie

    After her scenes in 'Justice League' were cut the actress was believed to have been replaced in the role.

  • Singaporean wears Superman costume on his wedding day
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    Singaporean wears Superman costume on his wedding day

    On 17 December, Afieq Alauddien donned the striking red, yellow and blue costume, along with the signature hair curl, for a photoshoot with his bride, Cheryl Tong, on their wedding day. The couple were joined by the groomsmen, who wore costumes of the Flash and characters from the “Journey to the West”.

  • Justice League’s Rotten Tomatoes score revealed
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    Justice League’s Rotten Tomatoes score revealed

    It's official - Justice League has got it's Rotten Tomatoes score. And it's not great.

  • Get a closer look at Steppenwolf in new Justice League trailer
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    Get a closer look at Steppenwolf in new Justice League trailer

    Latest trailer for DC superhero team-up movie gives us our best look yet at the villain, played by Ciarán Hinds.

  • The Big Bang Theory promo for Justice League may contain a major movie spoiler
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    The Big Bang Theory promo for Justice League may contain a major movie spoiler

    Sitcom's tie-in contest for tickets to the DC movie premiere potentially gives away a surprise plot development.

  • Justice League heroes appear in awesome new posters
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    Justice League heroes appear in awesome new posters

    The Justice League embrace their comic book heritage in these awesome new posters.

  • DC’s Cinematic Universe still 100% connected
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    DC’s Cinematic Universe still 100% connected

    The DC Cinematic Universe is still '100%' connected.

  • Wonder Woman heads to The Flash solo movie?
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    Wonder Woman heads to The Flash solo movie?

    It looks as though Wonder Woman may appear alongside The Flash in DC's big screen Flashpoint.

  • Justice League gets an epic Comic Con trailer
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    Justice League gets an epic Comic Con trailer

    A new Justice League trailer gives us an epic look at DC's biggest heroes uniting to save humanity.

  • First Justice League trailer and poster arrive with a punch
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    First Justice League trailer and poster arrive with a punch

    As well as giving us our first proper look at the team in action (including a curiously Iron Man-esque Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher), this trailer also gives us our first brief glimpses of some other new characters, including Amber Heard as Mera, and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. There’s also a quick glimpse of Amy Adams as Lois Lane – although, as necessitated by the ending of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ one rather notable absentee is Henry Cavill as Superman.

  • DC may fast-track another movie to fill The Batman's 2018 slot
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    DC may fast-track another movie to fill The Batman's 2018 slot

    It’s little secret that the DC Extended Universe, the Warner Bros-owned comic company’s attempt at a rival to the mighty Marvel Cinematic Universe, is struggling. Whilst its three existing movies – 2013’s ‘Man of Steel,’ and 2016’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ – all performed well at the box office, none of them have  won over audiences or critics the way Marvel have. This means that, at present, the only DC movie lined up for release in 2018 is ‘Aquaman.’ However, it has emerged that the studio are contemplating filling the gap left by ‘The Batman’ by accelerating the development process on one of their planned films.

  • The Flash Solo Movie Will Co-Star Cyborg
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    The Flash Solo Movie Will Co-Star Cyborg

    Deborah Snyder has revealed that, when Ezra Miller takes the lead in the solo movie of ‘The Flash,’ he won’t be all on his lonesome.

  • Here's How Stephen Amell Gets Turned Into An 'Arrow' Statue
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    Here's How Stephen Amell Gets Turned Into An 'Arrow' Statue

    Certain "Arrow" fans would argue that Stephen Amell’s body is a work of art. Well, the folks at DC aren’t about to disagree. The comic purveyors have transformed the TV hunk into this limited-edition Arrow statue, available next month from DC Collectibles for $150.