How about that Flash season finale, huh? Nerd Bastard his thoughts on last night’s adventure a bit earlier today, but fans are already looking forward to season two of the superhero series, and so are the people behind the TV show from both sides of the camera. Granted, production on the second season doesn’t begin for a couple of months yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start teasing fans with the potential implications of last night’s time travel and wormhole-created possibilities. It’s easy to say that The Flash outdid itself in season one, but can it top itself in season two. Not even 24 hours after the show wrapped for the season, all signs point to yes.dropped
For instance, the CW (via Comic Book Movie) wasted no time issuing this “teaser” trailer for season two. Again, we’re months away from the beginning of principal photography, so all it can do is tease, but executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg say all the right things to get fans excited for more Flash. Check it out below.
But the Flash himself, actor Grant Gustin, took things a bit further when, in an interview with TV Guide (via Screen Rant) he revealed that there are much bigger implications for the series than just whether or not Central City gets sucked up into a wormhole.
What’s fun about this show is that there’s going to be multiple timelines as we move forward. I think we’re going to start showing Earth-One and Earth-Two in the near future. There will be kind of different dimensions going on.
What he’s hinting there is the multi-verse, which is pretty huge if your inclination is towards comic nerdery. The multi-verse has been a pretty big part of DC Comics lore for decades, and as a concept may be even more complicated for the average audience member to comprehend than time travel, but Gustin is really making it sound like the show is going there. One strong hint, the helmet of Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash, which emerged from the wormhole in last night’s finale:
It was just one of the tremendous number of Easter eggs and reveals in last night’s finale. Whether it was hints about Caitlin and Cisco’s villainous super-powered future, or references to the Legends of Tomorrow, to the glimpse of the famous Flash Museum. My favorite moment though was when Barry goes back in time to save his mom, and he’s about to intervene when the older Flash sees him and motions for him to stop, and Barry does. It was a powerful moment right there, very emotional while subverting expectations. The finale opened up a lot of big possibilities for season two, sadly we’re going to have to wait about four months to see them.
The Flash returns this October, Tuesdays at 8 pm, on the CW.