Show Notes: Episode 70: Spring is Cancelled & Episode 71: A Purse From A Sow’s Ear

Tonight! Obi-Wan gets a new writer, Marina Sirtis has a virtual party and we remember a lot of people, all that and more on this edition of multiverse Tonight!

Episode 70:

So I hope you’re still well, I’m doing okay. We in Kansas are under a stay at home order, but my job is considered essential. So off I go 5 nights a week and in a couple of weeks, I’ll be moving to days, so my recording schedule is probably going to change.  For those of you outside the US who think our leadership has totally botched this, you’re right.

Star Wars

The Rise of Skywalker could have been a completely different movie several times over. The final Skywalker Saga film was written by one writer, scrapped and then rewritten again. Well hints of what that movie would have been have been coming out these past few weeks including in a book called The art of Star Wars the rise of Skywalker that is out now. It has different takes on Rey, Ben solo and an early scene from the movie. The scene would have had Rey encountering a giant serpent in the forest near the rebel base. Luke Fisher, creature concept designer Luke Fisher said about it quote “Initially, Rey was to encounter the serpent in the surrounding forest of the rebel base,” “Upon presenting a round of designs, J.J. informed us that it was no longer in the script, but he would look at the designs anyway. He really liked the direction I’d taken with serpent designs and joked that maybe they should write it back into the script.”

“I presumed that was the last we’d see of the serpent. Sometime later, we got word that it had indeed been written back in, this time in an underground cave system,” unquote The book is out now and retails for around twenty eight dollars.

Solo A Star Wars Story….didn’t do so well. It limped along at the box office and got poor reviews. So bad that the Star Wars one off series of films were axed. But would it surprise you that a social media campaign has been spurred called #MakeSolo2Happen and Ron Howard has been quoted as saying that a sequel wouldn’t be out of the question.

The Obi-Wan series which was yanked back for retooling has a new writer. Variety reports that Joby Harold has been sent in to replace Hossein Amini. Harold was previously executive producer of John Wick 3 and wrote Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Ewan McGregor is still slated to reprise Ben kenobi. No additional details about when we’ll see the series have been presented.

Well sorry to squash you like the Emperor squasing the rebellion, but ain’t happening according to writer Jonathan Kasdan. The writer took to twitter in response to a tweet about it saying quote Don’t think anyone’s pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment @KenobiJj  I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the D+ Star Wars slate is really…pretty packed, all shows I’m looking forward to. My work on Indy is long over but I’m excited there’s forward movement! He also followed up on why it couldn’t just be converted into a show for Disney Plus saying quote Certainly appreciate but hard to advocate for & here’s why: with multiple SW series in development/production, set at different points in the timeline. Without knowing what stories they’re telling (& I don’t) hard to know what a Solo series would even be with so much on the way. Unquote. So in other words, not likely. You’d have better luck kissing a wookie.

With the Coronovirus putting Disney’s business in carbonite, Disney’s Chairman Bob Iger has announced that he will forgo his salary, while New Disney CEO Bob Chapek will just take half his salary. If you’re wondering what his salary is, an email obtained by the Hollywood Reporter puts Chapek’s base salary at 2.5 million with an annual target bonus of 7.5 million and an annual long term incentive grant of 15 million.  Iger’s pay last year was around 47.5 million. I applaud this, I think Chapek could cut his pay to just a million or so and make sure those Disney employees get every dime they deserve, as this crisis will probably last a few more months.

Star Trek

Star Trek Picard is done for the season. I loved it, I loved how it put Data’s demise in Nemesis in context and I think with a good enough ending that Brent Spiner can finally put the character to bed.  

However for some the show has been controversial, they’ve been unhappy with the state of the Federation at this point, with the drug use, saying that the characterization of Picard is wrong. 

In an interview with variety, Showrunner Michael Chabon told them he knows that the show is divisive and he doesn’t mind at all.

Responding to a question about the fan response he said that quote It’s been pretty exciting. I think inevitably I spent a fair amount of time looking around on Twitter and Reddit, you know, trying to get a sense of people’s responses. Twitter’s kind of a horrible place, too, so I wasn’t really encouraged to spend too much time looking around. But then I came up with this forum, setting up an Instagram story once a week to take people’s questions. One of my children showed me how you could use Instagram in that way, and that’s been really fun for me. As someone who spent a fair amount of time over the years on Memory Alpha, looking on Reddit, enjoying the way people enjoy “Star Trek” online — it’s been so fun to see [the show] getting absorbed into the kind of greater corpus of “Star Trek.” What makes me feel good is when I see it being treated, in a sense, the same by fans as previous versions of the show. Unquote  By the way, did you know that he’s a fan? In fact he hated the first season of The Next Generation when it premiered. It wasn’t until the second season that he started to see how good it could be. And he knows where the haters are coming from saying quote As someone who’s watched a lot of “Star Trek,” you’re comparing something that you have now seen once with huge expectations, to something that in some cases you’ve seen hundreds of times. It takes a while for you to shed your expectations, your biases, your prejudices. I was prejudiced in favor of Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy. It took a long time to lose that. Unquote

IN the interview he also talks about how the fan response doesn’t factor into the prep for season two.  He says in the interview that season two WILL be different from season one. And that they’ve been emboldened by the success of season one. 

Folks I could go on and on about this article, but it would be pointless of me, be sure to head on over to variety dot com and read it’s an interesting look at the first season of Picard and the man behind it. I’ll have a link to it in the show notes. https://variety.com/2020/tv/features/michael-chabon-star-trek-picard-1203544717/

Patrick Stweart was a guest on the official Star Trek Picard Podcast and talked about Picard’s state of mind and his future post the first season He told host Dominic Patten quote He has no idea where he is at because he has no idea what the future now might hold for him, which is what I think makes the matter of season two so exciting. He has pulled off a very, very successful mission throughout the first 10 episodes of season one. And he feels that therefore he can be certain that his abilities have not become fractured. His skills as an ambassador, as a negotiator, as a decision maker, are still present. Given that he can bring to them the right sort of mental attitude and focus. I think…he is actually excited by the ignorance that he feels about the future. He doesn’t know, and he would rather be at the point of undertaking something he doesn’t know anything about than sitting on the veranda at his vineyard in France. Unquote   Very interesting, Picard right now is essentially living on borrowed time. He’s been granted a few more years of life, so what will he do with the time he has left? I kinda doubt it’ll be going back to his vineyards in France.

In the same podcast Akiva Goldsman gave an update on where they are on the plot of season two saying that they are still working it out. Michael Chabon in an article with The Hollywood Reporter, Chabon talked about how thrilled he was to write for Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan. Saying quote  It’s amazing. I’ve gone back to rewatch some of the more key Guinan episodes from Next Gen, the major Picard and Guinan moments. She’s such an amazing actor; I can’t wait.

Season two is gonna be interesting. 

The Covid 19 virus has ruined many a celebration. Social distancing has meant that weddings have had to be held with 10 or fewer people. Funerals have had to be a very intimate affair and birthdays have had to become drive bys or done in cyber space and so when Marina Sirtis, who just celebrated her sixty fifth birthday couldn’t have her cast mates from The Next Generation together to celebrate, the cast came together via Zoom to wish her a happy birthday.  Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, and Wil Wheaton. Marina posted a screen shot of the meeting on twitter with the caption I have the best friends in the world. Considering everything, this was the best birthday present. Unquote Gates added on her twitter quote “Different shot, but same amazing group. What a blast it was to chat away….and laugh. felt so good, and Levar wrote quote “Overcoming the distance… #family.” unquote Happy Birthday Marina.

Turning to shows other than Picard, Jonathan Frakes speaking with Star Trek Magazine, talked about season three of Discovery said quote  Discovery feels to me like my home show now. I just finished Episode 3, Season 3. We’re far in the future now and Burnham has been separated from the [Discovery] crew, and then they reunite. I was talking with Sonequa. We were talking about acting. She’s one of those actors – not unlike Patrick – where you can give a note and it’s like a fine musician. It’s just enough to get in tune on that particular beat, or that micro transition, as opposed to when you give a note to somebody who doesn’t have the technique, and they drop everything else and only play the note you’ve just given them. Sonequa and Patrick and most of these actors have that [technique]. I said to her, “This character is so appealing and interesting and complicated, and always has been, but there’s a little more joy [now].” She said to me, “Because Burnham is now no longer driven by fear and guilt.” I thought, “Wow.” unquote Sounds like we’re gonna be getting a different Michael Burnham this season.

About the challenges of the show’s new setting 930 years from the last season he said quote They are all so thrilled. That’s the adventure, technically, financially, emotionally. You can create worlds that nobody has seen before because you’re not limited by anything. That’s freeing. But it’s also completely exhausting because even a show this big has to stay on a budget. Everything can’t be created digitally. Some of the stuff has to be real. We just have to have some things you can touch. In the future, obviously, there could be a lot of stuff that’s holographic or where your mind is connected to something. These are all things we know are coming, just from the way we use our iPhones to run our lives and plan our trips. So, finding a future that’s futuristic but is practical to shoot has been fascinating. You can’t get caught up in the technology. It is about maintaining a basic core of why we’re there, which is to tell emotionally compelling stories. That has been the driving force, as opposed to the other way 

around. Nobody is making the mistake of, “This has to look cool.” It’s great when things look cool, but if you don’t give a damn about the people or what’s happening, it doesn’t matter. Unquote  Star Trek Magazine issue seventy five is out now. 

Geek

Netflix, much loved and needed  as it is today, is still a business and Variety has confirmed that both V-Wars and October Faction have been canceled by the streamer. Both shows were produced by IDW Entertainment. Some good news for IDW though, as Locke Locke & Key has been given the green light for a second season.  Still need to work on watching season one of Locke & Key.

This year is turning into a real crap fest for theater owners this year. Pretty much the whole spring and fall movie season has been lost. Well good news the National Association of Theater Owners and the Pioneers Assistance Fund has created an initial 2.4 million dollar fund to help provide financial assistance to movie theater owners who are in a pickle with this pandemic.  The two organizations have said that the first part of this plan will be a grant program that will provide a stipend to theater workers that meet specific criteria such having worked for a minimum of five years.  

Speaking of films, the Hollywood foreign Press association, the people who bring us the FGolden Globe awards is altering their film eligibility rules for the 2021 awards because of the pandemic. With theaters shuttered until such time as this is under control, the Golden Globes has suspended the rule that a film must be screened for HFPA members at a third party facility in the greater los angeles area. Instead according to an article in Variety quote  The new guidelines state that distributors must contact the HFPA to arrange a screening date on the official HFPA calendar that meets the timing requirements of the Golden Globes eligibility rules. Distributors must provide all HFPA members with a screening link or a DVD copy of the film on the date that the screening is scheduled so that members may view it at home. It will be in effect from March 15 through April 30, 2020. Unquote. This is kind of similar to how the Oscars are picked. So far the Oscars haven’t announced any changes for next year, but watch this space.

Cult Classic Horror Director Stuart Gordon has passed away at the age of 72 from organ failure. Gordon is known for writing and directing Re-Animator and From Beyond. Writing Honey I Shrunk The Kids and producing Honey I Blew Up the Kid, writing 1993’s Body Snatchers, writing, directing and producing Space Truckers and much more. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Purdy and his three children.

Bond Girl Honor Blackman, who starred as Pussy Galore in the James Bond classic Goldfinger has passed away at the age of 94. She also starred in the first two seasons in the British series The Avengers as Cathy Gale, but quit to appear in the third Bond Film. She also starred as Hera in 1963’s Jason and the Argonauts. An accomplished Judo expert, she published a book in 1966 called Honor Blackman’s Book of Self Defense. Honor was married twice and had two adopted children and four grandchildren. She died of natural causes. 

The Coronavirus has claimed Star Wars actor Andrew Jack. Andrew, who was also a British dialect coach, worked with over 200 actors including Robert Downy Jr, Pierce Brosnan on his James Bond Movies, he created the Middle Earth Accents and taught elvish and Black Speech for the lord of the rings movies. And so much more. He can be seen in the Star Wars sequel trilogy movies The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi as Caluan Ematt and voiced Moloch in Solo A Star Wars Story and at the time of his passing he was working on The Batman. His widow Gabrielle Rogers wrote on Twitter about his passing quote “We lost a man today. Andrew Jack was diagnosed with coronavirus two days ago. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing that his family were all ‘with’ him”. Unquote. He was 76 years old.

The coronovirus has also claimed another actor who’s appeared in Star Wars, acotr Jay Benedict. Amonth his first roles ever was that of Deak, one of Luke Skywalkers friends, however the scene ended up on the cutting room floor. He also played the role of Newt’s father in Aliens and had an apperance in The Dark Knight Rises. He was 68 years old. 

Coronovirus has claimed another actor. Lee Fierro, who is best known for playing Mrs. Kintner, the mother of the second Jaws victim in the classic movie has passed away from complications from the virus according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times. Lee was a resident of Martha’s Vineyard originally, but had been living in an assisted care facility in Ohio when she died. She was 91 years old.

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Tonight! The comic industry is in peril and everything has been pushed back on this edition of multiverse tonight!

Welcome to Episode 71, I will admit right here that the comic edition is a bit of a struggle to put together these days, no new comic product coming out, no new tv or movie product really coming out. But I believe that it’ll come together, even if it’s just a few news items. As I mentioned in Episode 70, I’m taking a new job at work and will now be working the day shift. I don’t know my schedule yet, so be sure to watch the Multiverse Tonight social media accounts for any changes.

DC

Marvel and DC, in a rare show of cooperation. Will be delaying the release of digital comic books for one week while brick and mortar stores are shut down due to the social distancing measures, this comes just days after Diamond Distributors announced it would not be shipping any product until future notice.  As to how long this will continue is unknown. If you are a comic book store owner in the United States and need to know how the government can help you keep the doors open, go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s website.

And while we wait for any new product, why not buy every DC comic ever made in one collection. Sotheby’s announced that it will be auctioning DC Complete: The Ian Levine Collection, a collection that includes every DC Comic published from 1935 to 2016. The collection has more than 40,000 comics and is now available to be viewed online at Sotheby’s website. 

From one Apocalypse to another. Comicbook.com has learned that the DC animated movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will serve as the capstone to the Justice League animated universe started in 2013’s Justice League The Flashpoint Paradox. The movie features Matt Ryan’s John Constantine, Jerry O’Connell’s Superman, Tony Todd’s Darkseid, Rosario Dawson’s WonderWoman and Rainn Wilson’s Lex Luthor. The movie is set for digital release on May fifth with a Bluray release on May 19th.

Zack Snyder during a live commentary for Batman V Superman revealed several key points. First That every shot in the film was storyboarded. So many storyboards he has them in four volumes. And that he encourages the crew to look at the storyboards rather than the script. Two, Ben Affleck got in trouble with the stunt supervisor for the way he hoped out of the helicopter in the opening scene and that Amy Adams does not like flying in helicopters. Three, The collapse of Wayne Tower was intentionally reminiscent of  nine eleven and that it was important for the quote psychic trauma unquote to Bruce Wayne. A source of secondary trauma second only to the death of his parents Also that the massive amounts of damage sustained by Metropolis during the Superman Zod fight was because quote “I don’t like the idea that there’s no consequence, that these characters get to knock around in our world and don’t create and solve giant problems.” unquote Four, The Superman in Africa scene was originally going to be a much bigger scene, but Snyder decided to go simpler. Snyder also saw a five movie arc and that dead is dead. Jimmy Olsen was never going to come back quote “The ones that die off, die off for a reason,” “hopefully they teach us something as they go” unquote Olsen’s death would have had larger consequences if the arc had continued. Lastly, Mister Snyder said that he was interested in exploring how Superman’s mortality is perceived and how it changes when it becomes tied to foreign wars and political hearings. Quote “Superman with his clean morality having to deal with these grey areas is what this whole thing is about,” There were a lot more points and I’ll have a link in the show notes to an article at the hollywoodreporter it’s an interesting look .https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/zack-snyder-shares-secrets-lost-batman-v-superman-sequels-1287433

A little business news, Warner Media, the corporate entity that has the life and death of DC in its hands. Has named a new CEO, Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar will be taking over from John Stankey who is moving over to the role of president and COO of parent company AT&T . Kilar will be reporting to Stankey starting on May first.  Stankey about Mr. Kilar said quote Adding Jason to the talented WarnerMedia family as we launch HBO Max in May gives us the right management team to strategically position our leading portfolio of brands, world-class talent and rich library of intellectual property for future growth.” unquote Kilar is well suited to oversee HBO Max, being the founding CEO of Hulu from 2007 to 2013.

Marvel

Professor X James McAvoy is helping to save the United Kingdom in real life, The actor has donated two hundred seventy five pounds which is roughly  three hundred forty thousand dollars US to the UK Health Service for Protective Gear desperately needed for this Coronavirus Crisis. He donated the money to the crowdfunding campaign Masks for Heroes, which was set up by a group of doctors in the United Kingdom to raise money for masks, visors and gloves, Mr. McAvoy’s money pushed the total so far to 700,000 pounds (868, 000 US) more than three times the original goal. In a video on Instagram the actor said quote “We’ve all heard stories about doctors and nurses having to buy their own personal protective equipment from the Internet or DIY stores, and the products aren’t good enough and frankly neither is that situation,” he said in an Instagram video. “Not only does it put the doctors and nurses at risk of contracting COVID-19 themselves, but it puts them at a higher risk of passing it on to their patients, or their patients family and giving them COVID-19. This situation is truly urgent, and time is of the essence.”

McAvoy also took time to praise the health workers at the NHS who he said were “fighting a war” against COVID-19.  “Thank you so much to the NHS for everything you’ve done for me in my life,” he said. “You’ve been there since the day I was born. You’ve saved my life in the past and, who knows, you may save my life again in the future. And I’m so glad we’re trying to raise some money to help save your lives going forward.” unquote Good job, Professor X. And for those of you listening in the UK, stay safe and if you would, drop me a line and let me know how you’re doing.

The Black Widow movie is doing the Corona Virus shuffle and will head to theaters on November sixth, which was when Marvel’s The Eternals movie would have come out. It’s not the only one to get pushed back. Ryan Reynolds comedy Free Guy is moving from July third to December eleventh. Indian Jones 5 is moving from 2021 to 2022. The Disney animated movie Soul is set for June 19th, The Live action Mulan is now due July 24th, SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run is scheduled for July 31st. Wonder Woman 84 is set for August fourteenth, Bill & ted face the music a week later on the twenty first and Monster Hunter is scheduled for Labor Day weekend. That is unless they get pushed back again. Or moved to another platform. Disney’s Artemis Fowl movie has already been moved to Disney Plus.

Marvel Comics wants to give you something to keep you busy while you’re waiting around the house. Free Digital Comics. All you need is to use  Marvel Unlimited via the app or the website. The comics can be accessed until May fourth without a need for payment info or a trial subscription. Comics include Avengers vs. X-Men

Civil War

Amazing Spider-Man: Red Goblin

Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates Vol. 1

Thanos Wins by Donny Cates

X-Men Milestones: Dark Phoenix Saga

Avengers: Kree/Skrull War

Avengers by Jason Aaron Vol. 1: The Final Host

Fantastic Four Vol. 1: Fourever

Black Widow Vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Most Wanted

Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More

Hachette is putting out Marvel Comics retrospective The Marvel Art of Georg Perez in December. George is known for his multiple runs on The Avengers from 1970 to the 90s. He also penciled the first part of the Infinity Gauntlet limited series.  Perez retired from comics in January of 019. Here’s a description of the book quote “Celebrating the artistic legacy of a true Marvel Comics legend! George Pérez first wowed fans in the 1970s, building a phenomenal reputation as a super-team illustrator without peer on Avengers, Inhumans and Fantastic Four! His talents graced the super hero action of Marvel Two-In-One, the martial arts mayhem of Deadly Hands of Kung Fu and the monster madness of Man-Wolf in Creatures on the Loose! Years later, Pérez demonstrated his cosmic grandeur by wiping out half the Marvel Universe along with Thanos in Infinity Gauntlet! And as the Avengers made a heroic return in 1998, so too did Pérez, joining writer Kurt Busiek to usher Earth’s Mightiest into a new era of greatness. Nobody can draw an army of heroes in a single image better than George Pérez!” unquote 

The Hollywood reporter reports that Antman 3 might have found it’s writer in Rick and Morty writer and co producer Jeff Loveness. Director Peyton Reed is set to return as director with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily set to return as well. According to their sources, the writing has commenced.

Geek

Ryan Reynolds is no stranger to playing a video game character. Variety reports that the actor is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the classic Don Bluth animated game Dragon’s Lair for Netflix. The movie will be produced by Reynolds Maximum Effort production company as well as Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and Trever Engelson, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Jon Pomeroy. The writers behind the Lego Movie and Scary Stories to tell in the dark, Dan and Kevin Hageman will write the script based on the game . Dragon’s Lair told the story of Dirk the Daring as he attempted to rescue Princess Daphne from the clutches of the dragon Singe and the wizard Mordroc. 

Stephen King’s new book, If It Bleeds will be coming out a week early. The book is a compilation of novellas, and will be released on May fifth. Here’s the blurb quote “From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas — Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds — each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places,” King’s website describes. “The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including The Body (Stand By Me) and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.”

The freshman Fox animated show Duncanville has been handed an order for a second season, The series from Amy Poehler has been doing very well okay on live tv, but better on digital platforms. The other new series Bless the Harts has also been given a second season. Fox will also be expanding it’s animated lineup with two new shows Housebroken and The Great North.

The new Minions movie, Minions Rise of Gru has been pushed back to next year, the movie was scheduled for July second of this year, but instead will debut on July 2nd 2021. Also moved is Illumination’s sequel Sing 2, which has been bumped from July second 2021 to make room for the Minions and will instead come out in time for christmas on December 22, 2021. That move bumped the film version of the Broadway musical Wicked from it’s release date, it has yet to be rescheduled.

Also rescheduled has been Morbius, Uncharted, Peter Rabbit 2 and Ghostbusters Afterlife. Morbius movies from July 31, 202o to March 19th 2021. Uncharted goes from MArch fifth 2021 to October eighth, 2021. Peter Rabbit 2 goes from August seventh 2020 to January fifteenth 2021 and Ghostbusters Afterlife goes from this July tenth to March fifth 2021. 

Locke and Key will be back for season 2 on Netflix. The series based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez’s IDW comic book’s pickup was announced on the show’s twitter account. Variety caught up with co Showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill who told the paper quote We are thrilled to be continuing the journey of Locke & Key alongside all of our amazing collaborators,” “We are grateful to Netflix for all their support, especially at this difficult time, and look forward to bringing you the exciting next chapter of our story.” unquote No return date has been announced.

Season eleven of Archer has been pushed back, the season was supposed to start on May sixth but will be pushed back to sometime later this year. According to a statement from FX Networks, the delay is due to production challenges and scheduling issues. The show is made in Georgia.

A couple of passings to report. First off, this person may not be a comic book, sci fi or really a geeky celebrity, but for those of us who watched the show wings, we know him as the scumbag owner of AeroMass Airlines on the 1990’s Cheers spinoff Wings. Actor David Schramm has passed away. David Schramm was a founding member of the New York based The Acting Company and made his first appearance on Broadway in 1973. From 1990 to 1997, he played Roy Biggins, the owner of the competing airline to struggling Sandpiper Air. He is the only actor in the show to have appeared in every episode. He was 73 years old.

Sadly, this one was tragically young. Teen actor Logan Williams, how portrayed young Barry Allen in the flashbacks on The Flash suddenly passed away at the young age of sixteen. His co-star and series lead Grant Gustin posted a tribute to the actor on Instagram saying quote Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly. 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.

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