How Gary Hart Reacted To Seeing Hugh Jackman Play Him In The Front Runner

The Front Runner follows the collapse of Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential campaign, following news stories on his alleged extramarital affair. As you can imagine, it’s not a fun subject for the real Hart to relive. That said, when director Jason Reitman first brought the finished cut to Hart so they could watch it together, Hart only had eyes for star Hugh Jackman and ears for his own voice. Here’s how Reitman described Hart’s reaction to the film:

If someone has to play you during one of the worst times of your life, you’re doing well if it’s Hugh Jackman. (Actually, the same goes for playing you during the best times of your life. Jackman is just a diamond.) Based on Jason Reitman’s comments at a post-screening panel discussion, Hart sounded pleased with Jackman’s performance.

Australian actor Hugh Jackman told the panel (via Yahoo) that he did a lot of research for the role, including meeting the now 81-year-old former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart and his family. Jackman wanted to get a feel for the real Hart — and he also wanted to make his own intentions clear:

Hugh Jackman said Gary Hart was most nervous about how his family would be portrayed on screen — especially his wife, Lee Hart. But he loved actress Vera Farmiga’s performance, as anyone would.

It has been 30 years since Gary Hart’s scandal played out, changing the relationship between politicians and the press. As The Front Runner explores, before that point, the more common view was that politicians’ personal lives were private and not fit for publication/broadcast by serious news outlets. But the Hart story helped open up and feed the continuing debate on how much the public has a right to know about the people running to represent them in office.

People Are Really Into Queen’s Music Again Thanks To Bohemian Rhapsody

It may be 40 years since Queen blew up the music scene, but thanks to Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s clear the British rock band haven’t bit the dust. With the recent success of the Queen biopic, the band is rising through the ranks of the music charts. The film’s soundtrack currently has the band at No. 3, a spot the band hasn’t held in 38 years.

What a Killer Queen! The Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack features a variety of the band’s most recognizable hits, including audio from Queen’s legendary appearance at Live Aid in 1985. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the album sold 59,000 units during the film’s debut week. Queen’s Platinum Collection has also risen to No. 9, setting a record for the band who has never seen two of its albums in the top 10.

With Bohemian Rhapsody still making big money at the box office as it soon hits its third week in theaters, Queen is sharing this triumph with a chart influence they haven’t had since releasing their 1980 album The Game. The album introduced songs such as “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Save Me.” Following an unexpected opening weekend win of $50 million, Bohemian Rhapsody has continued on to rack up a combined $294 million worldwide. If there was any question of Queen’s impact on the masses, this is the proof.

Bohemian Rhapsody had a far from a smooth production process, mainly due to the director switch-up midway through from Bryan Singer to Dexter Fletcher. Reports also surfaced that the film’s Freddie Mercury actor Rami Malek had some disagreements on set about Singer’s directorial choices. When the film was screened to critics ahead of its release, various people found it to be a disappointing and by-the-numbers biopic, despite the band’s interesting story. None of this seemed to sway fans of the band, with audience ratings soaring much higher than that of critics. Bohemian Rhapsody is a smash hit that is currently the third highest music biopic of all time, still with room to dethrone Walk the Line and Straight Outta Compton.

Whether or not fans come away with believing Bohemian Rhapsody did justice to the band’s story, it certainly does its job of drumming up excitement for one of the greatest rock bands who saw prominence in the ’70s and ’80s. Buying a ticket means seeing the band portrayed young again and at their height when songs like “We Will Rock You” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” regularly filled concert venues and stadiums. Rami Malek is receiving showers of praise for his spot-on portrayal of the beloved frontrunner Freddie Mercury.

So turn up your favorite Queen track, because the innovative rock band is seeing a massive surge of success and utter coolness like it had in its heyday. You can also catch Bohemian Rhapsody still playing in theaters everywhere.

Sam Raimi Didn’t Didn’t Actually Want Stan Lee To Cameo In Spider-Man

It’s been two days since Marvel Comics’ legend Stan Lee passed away, and along with many fans still paying tribute to the creator, those who knew him personally have also been sharing anecdotes of their experiences with the man. Take Sam Raimi, director of 2002’s Spider-Man. At that time, Lee wasn’t known as the Cameo King yet, so when Raimi was asked to include Lee in the Web-Slinger’s first movie, he wasn’t on board with that. As Raimi recalled:

As Sam Raimi told THR beforehand, he had already met Stan Lee prior to working on Spider-Man. After Raimi’s Darkman came out, Lee called the director and told him he liked the movie. The two later met for lunch, and Lee told Raimi he wanted to work with him on a Thor movie. The men wrote some treatments and pitched to 20th Century Fox, but because this was 1991, a decade before the superhero movie genre would really take off, the studio wasn’t interested in the project. But in the time Raimi got to spend with Lee, he figured that the comic book writer, editor and publisher just didn’t have the acting chops.

However, due to pressure from producer Avi Arad, Sam Raimi had to include Stan Lee in Spider-Man anyway, and it ultimately worked out for both Raimi and audiences. Lee briefly appears in the movie to pull a fellow bystander out of the way before being crushed by debris, as you can see below.

Sam Raimi ended up bringing back Stan Lee for Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 as well, the former seeing Lee saving another civilian and the latter seeing him talk with Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker. Lee would later be brought back for cameos in The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, just some of the many Marvel movies he appeared in.

It’s worth noting that even before Spider-Man, Stan Lee already had some cameos under his belt, not including X-Men, where he was one of the bystanders on the beach who saw Senator Kelly emerge from the water naked. His first on-screen Marvel-related cameo was in the 1989 TV movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, and outside the Marvel sphere, he had a minor, yet important role in Kevin Smith’s Mallrats.

Along with being a critical and commercial hit, Spider-Man was one of the first movies to popularize cinematic superheroes in the modern era. So without his appearances there and in X-Men, it’s unlikely Lee’s cameo resume would have been nearly as extensive as it ended up being. Although Lee has passed, he has several posthumous cameos coming up, including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Avengers 4.

Ghostbusters 3 Is Currently In The Works, According To Dan Aykroyd

For over two decades there was talk of a third Ghostbusters movie, but that particular phantasm never materialized. Instead we got 2016’s Ghostbusters, a reboot of the property with an all-new cast that suffered all kinds of controversy and ultimately failed to be a hit at the box office. That seemingly killed another Ghostbusters in that continuity, but perhaps it opened the door for a true Ghostbusters 3. In fact, Ghostbusters 3 is currently in the works according to Dan Aykroyd, who said:

Now, it’s probably best to say upfront that Dan Aykroyd has been banging the Ghostbusters 3 drum forever, ensuring the specter of the film never crosses over into the after-life. However, Dan Aykroyd’s comments on AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather seem to indicate that, if nothing else, a script is being worked on at the moment. And it would presumably see the three remaining original Ghostbusters reuniting to make this thing a bonafide trilogy.

Dan Aykroyd said it is a possibility, which is not nothing, but it’s not a guarantee either. Given the countless false starts this thing has had over the years, perhaps he thought it best to not promise it is happening or announce that shooting begins next year. But he’s also trying to avoid disappointment if/when things fall apart.

All those caveats aside, there is a glimmer of hope once again for those wanting more of the Ghostbusters they grew up with. Dan Aykroyd hasn’t spoken much about Ghostbusters 3 since the reboot, but it seems like he’s ready to give this thing another go and reunite his Dr. Ray Stantz, Ernie Hudson‘s Winston Zeddemore and hopefully Bill Murray’s Dr. Peter Venkman. Sadly Harold Ramis, who played Dr. Egon Spengler passed away in 2014.

One of the obstacles preventing Ghostbusters 3 from happening over the years has actually been Bill Murray, who never seemed particularly interested– feeling that there was no way to live up to the original. Dan Aykroyd also addressed the Bill Murray of it all in his interview, sounding hopeful Venkman will return:

Bill Murray returning to the franchise as a ghost is an idea that has been bandied about over the years, and Dan Aykroyd still views this as an option to get the beloved actor back for Ghostbusters 3. He seems more hopeful though that the quality of the story will finally sell Bill Murray on the film.

This is also Dan Aykroyd talking, so just because he thinks the story is good doesn’t mean that Bill Murray will feel the same. But it no doubt excite the fandom that he is so confident and optimistic about the project.

Dan Aykroyd has been trying to will Ghostbusters 3 into existence forever, and his love for the franchise has seen him pitch its potential as a cinematic universe, a television series, and even a theme park. I think most of us will just be happy with a proper Ghostbusters 3.

It’s obvious that hate unfairly maligned Paul Feig’s expensive Ghostbusters reboot, but the movie wasn’t great enough to force audiences to embrace it either. Ghostbusters is a nostalgic property; sometimes the brand is enough, sometimes it isn’t. A rebootquel in the vein of this year’s Halloween or Sony’s own Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle could perhaps see Ghostbusters 3 succeed, especially if the three remaining original Ghostbusters get on board.

6 Star Wars Characters Who Should Appear In Disney+’s Rogue One Prequel

News broke recently that Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, will be getting not one, but two live-action Star Wars series. The latest of which to be announced will star Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor and follow his character on spy missions for the Rebellion in a show that serves as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here are some folks we’d like to see appear in the new show, in no particular order.


This is the most obvious addition to the Rogue One prequel cast, as Cassian’s reprogrammed Empire droid was a stand out in the film. His dry humor, immense strength and blunt nature will help him take the edge off what could be a heavy handed adventure given Cassian’s somewhat extreme way of crossing lines for the rebellion. He’s essentially the Chewbacca to Cassian’s Han, so we’d like to see Alan Tudyk’s droid return.

Perhaps the series could dive into K-2SO’s origins and show how Andor flipped his switch and allegiance in the war between the two factions. The story has already been detailed in Marvel comics, however, so Disney+ may direct its audience in that direction and focus on tales set after the two became partners. Either way, it’d be a shame if the entire thing came in went without K-2SO, so let’s hope he’s along for the ride.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader’s small, but commanding presence in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made up some of the film’s best moments. The film originally had a scene penned out for the Sith larger than his two appearances, but it was dropped for the epic Raddus hallway scene instead. That dropped scene could always be reworked to be in the prequel series, as we’re sure few would have a problem with seeing Vader lay waste to Rebel scum.

We’re not suggesting that Cassian Andor and Vader have some face-to-face encounter, but perhaps Cassian finds himself at an event where Vader is also present? This could come in the form of Empire strikes on Rebel bases, or if Cassian is fishing for intel on an Imperial ship. The latter probably wouldn’t lead to scenes with a ton of action, but it could give the program a chance to showcase some of Vader’s strength with modern technology.

The Ghost Crew

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made a few nods towards the animated adventure Star Wars Rebels. Chopper was spotted in a group shot of the Yavin IV base, and a call to “General Syndulla” was heard over the intercom. Additionally, the Ghost is spotted above the battle of Scarif which would seem to imply they were present for the goings-on.

Given those references, it seems highly likely there are some additional connections between the two franchises that will appear in the Rogue One prequel show. Hell, we might even see live-action versions of Ezra and the crew team up with Cassian depending on when it’s set exactly. We’re all for it, but we’re curious whether characters like Kanan would be portrayed by his voice actor, Freddie Prinze Jr., or by someone else. Either choice could prove controversial amongst fans.

Darth Maul

With the chances of a Solo: A Star Wars Story sequel not looking so great, the Rogue One prequel could be the vehicle to give more screentime to one of the Solo adventure’s surprise cameos. Darth Maul probably wouldn’t be as well connected to Qi’ra or the Solo film, but with Star Wars Rebels establishing he survived long enough to square off with Obi-Wan once more, he could totally be around for this romp.

Whether or not Cassian Andor would encounter Maul or any members of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate is another story. We’re not sure if any of Cassian’s adventures for the rebellion will lead to exchanges with the criminal outfit, although we wouldn’t be surprised to find a few of its members wandering around Empire strongholds. We’re certainly hoping he runs into a few, if only so we can see Maul have another big adventure in live-action.

Mon Mothma

If the Rogue One prequel is indeed centered on Cassian Andor’s spy work for the rebellion prior to the film, we’d have to think Mon Mothma is a part of the action. Mothma became the commander-in-chief of the Rebel Alliance, and is one of the few characters with an established presence in all possible eras this prequel could touch.

Granted, Mon Mothma’s role in the Rogue One prequel wouldn’t have to be that substantial. The series could just show her at a couple Rebel meetings or in a couple conversations that do enough to establish she’s around and hard at work while Andor’s spying for the Rebellion. It’s one of those character appearances that wouldn’t necessarily have to make a profound impact, but it would certainly be noticed by Star Wars fans if she’s left out.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

If Cassian Andor’s work for the Rebellion leads him to Tatooine, this is an appearance we must see. Granted, we know Obi Wan’s mainly hanging out to protect Luke Skywalker, but he’s been known to have an adventure or two in his downtime. Perhaps Obi-Wan could serve as a point of contact with information Cassian needs to deliver, or a mysterious stranger who intervenes just when he gets into a situation that could land him in trouble.

We’re not entirely sure how likely this appearance will be, as bringing Tatooine in could open up a can of worms in the Rogue One prequel. Star Wars viewers might expect an appearance of a teen Luke Skywalker, or even mob boss Jabba The Hutt (which Diego Luna would love). Also, there’d be obvious pressure to bring back Ewan McGregor as an older Kenobi, which could come at a high price. Perhaps that’s a price Disney’s willing to pay, especially given The Mandalorian‘s massive budget.

Work on the Rogue One prequel is believed to start development sometime in 2019, and the series will air on Disney+. For premiere dates for lots of other television shows in the meantime, be sure to visit our fall premiere guide and midseason premiere guide.

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The Big Bang Theory Is Bringing In Young Sheldon Stars For A Crossover

Last year, when fans of The Big Bang Theory heard that a prequel show about Sheldon Cooper was on the way at CBS, many of them immediately wondered if there would ever be the possibility of their beloved characters from that hit comedy mingling with those of Young Sheldon. It seemed unlikely, seeing as how the latter series follows Sheldon during his formative high school years as a 10-year-old in Texas, but now we know that the good folks behind both shows have found a way to make this dream come true for fans.

Three characters from Young Sheldon will be making the leap into a California future when they appear on an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory. Actors Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon), Montana Jordan (Sheldon’s big brother Georgie) and Lance Barber (Sheldon’s dad, George) will all come to the sitcom in its final season as their Young Sheldon characters in one episode. According to The Wrap, fans won’t have to wait long for what I’m sure will be billed as a “very special” episode of The Big Bang Theory, either. These Young Sheldon characters are set to show up in December, so the creative powers behind each comedy have likely been working on the story that will bring them together for quite some time.

And, speaking of the story that will see current day Sheldon (possibly) interact with his childhood self, dad and brother, we have no idea yet what the general plot is or how this meeting of past and future will even be able to happen. Though, I can make some guesses.

My first theory is that Sheldon, as a theoretical physicist, will actually happen upon some discovery that lets him travel through time. As we all know, Sheldon prides himself on being a master in his field, one which he considers to be above most others, and even though he’s become more evenly balanced when it comes to his work life and personal life, he’s still all about sweet lady physics. He also works his ass off, so it’s not a huge stretch that he would somehow (probably by accident) break the barrier of time and space so as to make hanging out with these past versions of himself and his family briefly possible.

Of course, this is just The Big Bang Theory we’re talking about here, and such a discovery would never be allowed to stand on the comedy, for many reasons. Plus, why take things to such an extreme when the writers can take a much easier track to get Sheldon, Sheldon, George and Georgie together for the first time?

Obviously, one relatively easy way this can happen is through the tried and tested dream sequence. The episode will air in December, after all, so maybe a call or actual visit from Sheldon’s mother Mary (or his now-adult brother George, since they’ve mended fences) during the holiday season will prompt Sheldon to dream about his childhood. As we’ve seen many times, Sheldon’s nocturnal activities are much more likely to include dream time visits from those he holds dear than any in real life boot-knocking, much to his wife Amy’s continued, but agreed upon, dismay.

Along the same lines as this, we could also be treated to Sheldon getting lost in his thoughts during a distracting time at home (say, when Amy is blathering on about the brain or some such girly topics), which leads to him day dreaming. Or, we could get an actual flashback to events that haven’t been seen on Young Sheldon yet. But, I feel like either of these options wouldn’t give fans what they really want, which is modern day Sheldon getting a chance to interact fully with folks from his childhood.

As I think about the plot possibilities a bit more, I believe I’ve come up with a handy way that we could get interaction between Sheldon and his past family members, but also still have a lot for Amy, Penny, Leonard, Howard, Bernadette and Raj to do. Again, since this episode is airing in December, that’s prime holiday time…and the perfect time for The Big Bang Theory to go a little A Christmas Carol on everyone.

Wouldn’t this be a perfect “very special episode” idea? Sheldon gets in a bah-humbug mood about the holidays and gets a talking to from Amy or one of his friends about it, but he won’t budge (you know how stubborn Sheldon is). This will prompt visitations from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future just like in the classic Charles Dickens tale, but this time they’ll be presented as Young Sheldon, his brother Georgie as a kid and his dad George.

This would be even more poignant because, as viewers know, Sheldon’s dad died in 1994 and adult Sheldon hasn’t had the opportunity to talk to his old man in a very long time. While he and Sheldon didn’t have the best relationship, mostly due to George just not being able to understand his genius son and the fact that he drank much more than he should, a scenario like this might be able to give Sheldon some belated closure with his dad.

Now, before you cry that this is actually just another form of dream sequence, I would like to call your attention to the magic of Christmas. This wonderful time of the year dictates that the unbelievable can actually happen for the greater good, meaning that should The Big Bang Theory take this Christmas Carol route with its storytelling, our Sheldon will really be visited by the spirits of his younger self, his brother’s younger self and (of course) his dad’s remorseful ghost. So, just to be clear: this is not a dream, this is holiday magic.

Alright, now that I’ve come up with this, I cannot imagine a better storyline for The Big Bang Theory to follow when Young Sheldon, George and Georgie crossover to the comedy. And, I can admit to being even more intrigued as to how they plan to get those characters to the future now that I’ve been considering some cool options for quite a while.

We don’t have a firm airdate for this crossoverpalooza just yet, but it’s coming next month, so be sure to stay tuned. The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST, with Young Sheldon following at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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Silicon Valley Season 6 Production Delayed As Rumors Swirl About Final Season

Fans anticipating the sixth season of HBO’s Silicon Valley just got dealt a significant blow. They will be waiting a whole lot longer than we initially thought it would take for the new season to come together. In fact, there will be a considerable production delay on Season 6. Yes, one of those.

As it turns out, production on Season 6 will not begin until the summer of next year (2019). At that point, the show will already have been off the air for over a year. Plus, if filming doesn’t even happen until next summer, reports indicate it is unlikely fans will get to see the sixth season until the following year (2020). Why the delay? The super busy schedule of the series’ showrunner and executive producer, Alec Berg.

Along with all of his duties on Silicon Valley, Alec Berg has a big commitment on Barry as the showrunner, too. Due to to those commitments on the other HBO series the premium cabler has decided to continue working around his timetable.

An HBO rep confirmed to TVLine that Alec Berg will focus on the sixth season of Silicon Valley after he finishes Barry. The future of Silicon Valley following its upcoming installment is currently unknown. The tech-centric comedy was renewed alongside Barry earlier this year. A firm decision that might give closure to the series (in the vein of The Big Bang Theory) has not been reached yet, according to the report.

The end could be in sight for the critically-acclaimed series, which has garnered an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy ever since its premiere season. It’s really a staggering feat made all the more impressive by the stiff competition the series has faced over the past five years.

If Silicon Valley is nearing the end of its run, there will be plenty of time to decide. Albeit, next summer will be here before you know it. Alec Berg previously said that Silicon Valley could be nearing the end back when Season 4 wrapped. Perhaps, beginning work on Season 6 may help to clarify things.

With so many shows wrapping up their runs, I personally think it would be sad to lose another television fixture. Still, networks have been getting better and better at letting us know whether or not a long-running show will be ending in advance. Here’s hoping that Silicon Valley gets the same sort of notice.

If it does choose to exit stage left, Silicon Valley will be among several HBO series wrapping up their runs in the near future. HBO is gearing up to lose its cornerstone series in Game of Thrones, next year. Then there are the critically acclaimed shows, The Deuce, and Veep. Both TV shows are on their way out. The latter loss coupled with the potential end of Silicon Valley in 2020 could impact HBO’s Emmy scorecard in the future.

Thankfully for HBO, the network will not have to worry about its Emmy presence in the near future. A premiere date for Silicon Valley‘s sixth season has not been formally set yet. In the meantime, the onslaught of fall and midseason premieres should help keep you busy while you await its return.

Why Nick Fury Didn’t Call Captain Marvel Until Thanos’ Infinity War Snap

If Captain Marvel could save the world, why did Nick Fury wait until he was half-snapped himself to contact her? Well, Marvel Comics’ Captain Marvel Prelude #1 just came out to connect some dots. Will Corona Pilgrim explained what Fury was thinking in that final Avengers: Infinity War scene:

As writer Will Corona Pilgrim told Marvel, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) was putting all his hopes into the Avengers. When they just couldn’t quite seal the deal to defeat Thanos, he felt compelled to beep Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) as Plan B. (Are you still blaming Star-Lord for all of this?)

Captain Marvel will make her debut in her own film this March, followed by Avengers 4 in May. Captain Marvel Prelude #1 paves the way by giving more context to the Infinity War ending, and also ties in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.

In the new comic (via Polygon), Nick Fury and Agent Maria Hill reference Captain Marvel in a conversation set after Captain America: Civil War. He says the infighting rift between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers over the Sokovia Accords is something they can’t afford. But he still believes the Avengers would come together in a major threat to humanity (like Thanos).

Maria Hill references never meeting your heroes because they’ll disappoint you. Fury quips, “Not all of them.” Maria asks if he knows one they haven’t called yet, since it might be helpful to have a back-up plan. Fury replies “Nah. If we do our job right, we’ll never be in a position of having to call HER.”

Well, whoops, ’cause he did have to call Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. The new comic goes into greater detail, but at least we have an official Marvel explanation for why Captain Marvel was the last resort instead of the first call. It also seems to be the explanation for why they haven’t called Carol Danvers every time the Avengers have faced major threats. We know more backstory is ahead in Captain Marvel, which is set in the 1990s, and more tie-in answers will follow that in Avengers 4.

In terms of what makes Captain Marvel so much more special than Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously explained that she’s more powerful than any character the MCU has introduced thus far.

But then what? Presumably Captain Marvel is going to stick around, as opposed to Brie Larson’s heroine just exiting stage left after a big round of thank-yous from that other half of the planet.

The Flash’s Deleted Rag Doll Scene Featured Another Big Villain’s Return

The Flash packed a lot of story into its Season 5 episode “All Doll’d Up,” and while we got a lot of answers for how things will move forward, one awesome scene with the comic-altered villain Rag Doll apparently had to get cut out. The CW has since uploaded the scene online, which shows the audible return of the big Rogue villain Weather Wizard. Check out it!

Well, that was ominous. Sometimes, characters will refer to dark storms in a metaphorical sense, but considering it’s Weather Wizard, we’re guessing he’s only speaking literally when announcing his plans to the newly incarcerated Rag Doll. Mardon’s re-introduction makes it sound as though the villain has a plan to escape Iron Heights, and he’s looking for some allies to aide his rainy-day efforts.

This is important to note, as an alliance between these two foes on The Flash may mean the Rogues are officially making a comeback. Weather Wizard has been a part of Rogues lineups in past episodes, and both villains have been members of the evildoing group in the comics. With these two joining forces, this might mean the iconic villain outfit is getting a TV lineup change, or is at least adding a new member.

As mentioned, Weather Wizard was a part of the Arrow-verse’s original Rogues first established by Leonard Snart and The Trickster. With Wentworth Miller gone and Mark Hamill more or less an occasional guest star at best, it would make sense if Liam McIntire’s villain is now the de-facto leader of the outfit.

That said, if the Rogues are returning, we can’t necessarily rule out Captain Cold or Trickster returning alongside the Weather Wizard for a one-off adventure. The Flash‘s 100th episode is coming up, and is said to be full of returning bad guys. It would be a great surprise to see Wentworth Miller and Mark Hamill reprise their roles for another Rogues adventure.

Let’s not forget that “cold gun” reference in the middle of “All Doll’d Up.” While possibly just a throwaway reference, it feels as though some groundwork is being laid for Captain Cold’s return. Even if Wentworth Miller doesn’t return, we could always see a new iteration of Captain Cold taking Snart’s place.

Of course, this is all assuming The Flash only removed the scene due to time constraints, and not because the scene was no longer relevant, due to producers choosing not to bring Weather Wizard back. If it was a dropped idea or something that wasn’t going to ever come into effect though, why would The CW release the clip online at all, without any explanations?

It was teased at SDCC that Season 5 of The Flash would indeed showcase a younger version of the Rogues, although we’re not sure if Weather Wizard and Rag Doll’s presumed alliance plays into that previous announcement. After all, neither character is necessarily “young,” which could mean that Rogues return is meant for other characters. That may be why this scene was ultimately decided to be cut. Maybe Weather Wizard is interested in making Barry travel back in time again…

How Making Halo A Better Game Can Cause Problems For Red Vs. Blue

Red vs. Blue recently completed its 16th season of the online series. Recently, I spoke with Matt Hullum, series producer, and voice of Sarge, and Gus Sorola the voice of Simmonds, to talk about the newest season as well as the history of the show overall. Many of the changes the show has seen over the years have come as the Halo games themselves have evolved. New features in the game have often been useful to making episodes, but it turns out that what the developer sees as a bug in the code isn’t always seen that way by the team behind Red vs. Blue. Matt Hullum told me that sometimes the show has used bugs to get a particular result for the show, which they then lose once the “bug” is fixed. According to Hullum…

Bugs in games are usually annoying details that get in the way of a good experience. However, if you’re not trying to play the game as intended, they can come in quite handy. Many speedrunners find ways to exploit bugs to get through games faster, and in a similar way, the creators of Red vs. Blue found ways to use bugs to their advantage.

Losing bugs has forced the show to improvise but there was apparently a bug so important that Red vs. Blue actually reached out to Bungie, the original developers of the Halo games, to ask them not to fix it. It turns out that the fact that it was possible to get Spartans in the game to lower their weapons wasn’t supposed to be possible, and the developers planned to fix that until they were asked not to do so. According to Gus Sorola…

At the request of Red vs. Blue, the bug was left in the game.

With a new Halo title, Halo: Infinite on the horizon, there were surely be all new features, and bugs, that Red vs. Blue will have available for the next generation of episodes. Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox is available via Digital today and will be out on DVD in January.