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Is A Ghostbuster Up For The Role Of Iris West’s Father?

Ernie Hudson may be up for the role of Detective West on Arrow’s Flash spin-off.

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Ernie-Hudson Earlier, a we-knew-it-was-reliable report at Bludhaven Banter suggested that Iris West of Arrow’s Flash spin-off would be African-American, and that her father, Detective West, would be a father figure to Barry Allen, having taken him in after his mother was killed and his father was sent to jail.

Today, folks at Superhero Movies News and ComicBook.com have brought attention to a podcast that recently featured Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters). Titled “Cross The Streams” and posted at GhostbustersNews.com, guest Hudson brought up that he is meeting with the creators of the Flash spin-off next week, and that he has to prepare for it.

When asked about the role he’d be trying out for, he said he was playing “his [Barry’s] adoptive dad… or, the dad of…” before cutting himself off. He did mention that Barry Allen’s actual dad has a problem.

Ernie Hudson has worked in superhero TV before, having played a role on Heroes in 2009. More importantly, he was the voice of Cyborg in the classic Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians series. Additionally, he has portrayed voices in the Superman and Batman animated series of the 1990’s.

You can listen to the podcast here. We wish Ernie Hudson lots of luck with getting the role!

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  1. moviefan

    December 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Man I definately like ernie and love to see him join the show. Still don’t know how I feel about race changing west family.

    • Adam

      December 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      I know what you mean but at the end of the day it’s not usually a big deal that a character’s race is changed, especially if it’s a secondary character. If Iris West or her family had ever been part of a storyline where being Caucasian mattered, it would be different. Such a scenario would be hard to imagine-the only thing that comes to mind is if she’d had ancestry that HAD to be Caucasian to make sense. It may seem like they’re arbitrarily changing race but it makes sense when you consider that most of these comic book characters were created during a time where white males were marketing to white males and minorities had less civil rights. They have to create diversity somewhere to be marketable in today’s society. As a comic book purist, I’d like them to have to change as little as possible but that’s not the hand the past has dealt us. I’m with you though that I’m a big fan of Ernie Hudson and would enjoy seeing him on the show.

  2. John

    December 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    If Erie Hudson plays Iris West father, why does race matter the guy is such a great actor!

    • John

      December 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Ernie

  3. Larry

    January 2, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Great casting but I am more curious to know who is going to play Iris West? and Wally West?

  4. Jose

    January 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Does ANYONE realize that if Iris and her father are African American… Wally West will probably be african american too? Should we wait for Linterna Verde Jaroldo Giordano? an Asian Bruce Wayne? And i Can’t wait for James Kings A.K.A. Blue Beetle… we Flash fans wait two decades for this? or maybe Iris and her dad are going to be killed eventually to make room for another girl also called Iris West… just like happened to Jimmy Olsen in Smallville… killed and years later his little brother was Jimmy Olsen too? wtf ppl… Someone PLEASE talk some sense into the producers or whoever’s in charge!!!!

  5. Joe E Dangerously

    January 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I think it’d be awesome to get Ernie Hudson but I thought of a detail I’d not considered. Will Wally be black too or is he just not in the show? I’d be cool with him just not being there but isn’t Flash II supposed to be the same guy as far as the general public knows? That would be hard to carry off, you know? If Wally/Kid Flash/Flash II isn’t in the show I don’t care what race they are and I’m happy about Ernie Hudson.

    I do hope they recast Linda Park or hire that actress from Arrow to be at least recurring. She could be an interesting character.

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Flash Spoilers: Abra Kadabra Returns in “Central City Strong”

Official description with spoilers for the Flash Season 7 episode “Central City Strong”

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The CW has released an official description for the fourth episode of The Flash Season 7 which is called “Central City Strong” and it features the return of Abra Kadabra! Here’s the description with some spoilers; hopefully we’ll have some photos soon.

ABRA KADABRA RETURNS – The Flash (Grant Gustin) must deal with Abra Kadabra’s (guest star David Dastmalchian) sudden return to Central City. The villain is back with a vengeance and a score to settle. Meanwhile, Allegra (Kayla Compton) deals with a tricky situation and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) suspects something is off with Frost. Iris (Candice Patton) is forced to look at a dark moment in her past. Jeff Byrd directed the episode with story by Kristen Kim and teleplay by Joshua V. Gilbert & Jeff Hersh (#704). Original airdate 3/23/2021.

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Flash #7.2 Photos: “The Speed of Thought”

Preview images with spoilers for the Flash TV series episode “The Speed of Thought” airing March 9 on The CW

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The CW has released a series of stills from the second episode of The Flash Season 7 which is called “The Speed of Thought” and of course FlashTVNews is bringing them to you at super speed!

The episode airs on Tuesday, March 9 and here is how it is described; the photo gallery follows below.

BARRY GAINS A NEW SKILL — When Barry (Grant Gustin) suddenly gains the power of speed thinking, he attempts to use his new gift to save Iris (Candice Patton). While Barry is thrilled with his new power, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is hesitant to trust it. Meanwhile, Eva (guest star Efrat Dor) must face a shattering truth. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#702). Original airdate 3/9/2021.

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The Flash -- "The Speed of Thought" -- Image Number: FLA702fg_0001r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen -- Photo: The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

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Flash Season Premiere Clip: Barry & Iris Have A Dinner Date

The CW has released a preview clip from The Flash season premiere “All’s Wells That Ends Wells.”

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In a preview clip for tonight’s Flash season premiere, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) have a dinner date! But wait — wasn’t Iris still in the mirror world? It’s been so long since the last episode, you’re forgiven if you don’t remember.

“All’s Wells That Ends Wells” airs tonight (March 2) on The CW after a long wait, but hey… we now have this preview clip, and official photo stills and a description with spoilers for the season premiere can also be found below. Don’t forget that after The Flash we get a new episode of new Tuesday night companion series Superman & Lois!

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The Flash -- "All's Wells That Ends Wells" -- Image Number: FLA701a_0052r.jpg -- Pictured: Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

SEASON PREMIERE – When an experiment to save Barry’s (Grant Gustin) speed backfires, Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) searches for a way to save The Flash and comes up with a dangerous plan. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) makes a startling realization inside the Mirrorverse and Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) faces off with Rosa Dillon (guest star Ashley Rickards). Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Lauren Certo (#701). Original airdate 3/2/2021.

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