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The Friday Film News Roundup

After successfully launching Arrow onto our TV screens, the CW network have announced plans to bring The Flash to the small screen. Deadline report that the character of Barry Allen will appear in season 2, episode 8 of Arrow, and again in episodes 9 & 20. Where this leaves The Flash in DC's cinematic universe remains to be seen, although it would appear that they are attempting to compete with Marvel cinematically and on the television. Source: Deadline

Despite being one of my favourite films of the summer, Pacific Rim has underperformed somewhat at the box office. Having taken $84 million at the US box office & another $140 million worldwide is nothing to be ashamed of, but in order for Warner Bros. to take the idea of a sequel seriously, it needs to take at least another $50 million. Word has it that China will be the last stand for the Guillermo Del Toro directed epic. Come on China, do the right thing! Source: Chicago Tribune

The most unexpected news of the week has come in the form of an announcement from Paramount and their desire to start shooting the fourth instalment in the Beverly Hills Cop series. The original was released in 1984 & made a star of Eddie Murphy, while the two sequels dipped drastically in quality. The news is even more surprising due to the fact that a pilot had been shot for a TV show spin off, which would focus on Axel Foley's son, and was not picked up by American network CBS. Source: Deadline

Director Len Wiseman, fresh from his truly awful take on remaking Total Recall, has now dropped out of directing the upcoming Mummy reboot for Universal. Leaving due to "scheduling conflicts", producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci are on the lookout for a new director to turn their darker, scarier reboot idea into a reality. Source: The Wrap

With the seventh instalment of the Fast & The Furious franchise due for release next year, it has been revealed that director James Wan approached Denzel Washington to play a small role in the film. Washington however, said no to the role which would have grown into something bigger over time, and Universal are now on the hunt for another big name actor to take the role. Source: Deadline

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