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"Freedom Fighters: The Ray" Animated Series News & Discussion Thread, Part 1 (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'The DC Comics Animation Forum' started by MDawg, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Frontier

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    Speaking of crossover...

    This year's Arrowverse crossover will feature the heroes attending the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West, only to come into conflict with their Earth-X counterparts from this series.

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    That's a nice bit of promo art. I almost thought the Zari person was Zatanna. I wonder which Vixen this is. It looks more like the present day version to me but really can't tell.

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    Ding! So it all makes sense! It wasn't just some random parallel universe chosen for a digital series.

    I would guess its Mari since she knows the Flash. I don't know if the other one met him yet?

    Hmm, Vixen season 2 was Thursday October 13 last year. So we could be looking at October 12 for the Ray. That would be 7 episodes before the crossover.
     
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    He's done some pretty great themes for Legends and Supergirl, so I'm excited to hear what he brings to the table for The Ray ;).
     
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    In my head, I keep thinking this would be a short season like Vixen, forgetting that it's supposed to be twice the size of one of those seasons.

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    Not to mention it's effectively the lead-in to this year's big Arrowverse crossover :cool:.
     
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    Here's a new poster:

    And according to TV insider, the show will premiere in December, so the character will first be introduced in the live-action shows in this year's cross-over event.
     
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    So it looks like the Freedom Fighters in this universe are:

    - The Ray (obviously)

    - Red Tornado (looking more comic-accurate compared to Supergirl).

    - Vibe (is that our Cisco?)

    - Phantom Lady (does she have atomic powers now?)

    - Black Condor

    - Doll Man (he looks pretty small)
     
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    I would have been open to seeing a version of Uncle Sam in the mix. Maybe It's too "goofy" for the Arrowverse but he's awesome, and I don't think we've seen much heroes of his type in the Arrowverse.

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    I'm actually kind of surprised Uncle Sam isn't in this. The Freedom Fighters feel off without him :ack:.
     
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    I can almost guarantee his Arrowverse incarnation will have Uncle Sam's head from the comics, minus the hat, and a military outfit. The only "stars and stripes" will be the metals on his chest.
     
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    Maybe we will find out that Uncle Sam exists but has already been killed.
     
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    Probably in a coma from the lack of patriotism.
     
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    Not directly about the cartoon, but set photos of the Nazi versions of the Arrowverse heroes are starting to surface. As shown by that promo image for the crossover, they look significantly different from their animated counterparts (mainly they wear full face masks, presumably to make it easier to film scenes of them interacting with their Earth 1/38 counterparts). I actually prefer the live action looks, if only because faceless super soldiers reads more "fascist" to me than colorful individuals do. Still, since The Ray's series looks to be a prequel to his appearance in live action, kinda hope that discrepancy gets addressed.
     
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    It could be their fight with the Freedom Fighters in this series justifies them using more elaborate masks come the crossover.
     
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    The Ray had a special screening at the Atlanta LGBT Film & Music Festival today at 5:40 pm at the 444 Theatre. On the listing, the logline reveals it's a 12 episode series.
     
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    Fitting place to premiere it ;).

    Hmm...six more episodes then Vixen.
     
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    That must have been some pitch. Maybe it's a 6 episode flashback showing his origin story and the back 6 returns to the 'present day' story that we saw in the preview footage of Ray being pursued for Red Tornado's databank.
     
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    I also imagine the fact that it's going to tie-in to the latest Arrowverse crossover helped too ;).

    Alternatively they're going for something like Vixen where seasons 1 and 2 ended up combined into one movie and a single story :).
     
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