Ever since the season two finale of The Flash ended, many fans were left wondering where specifically the show would be headed. Barry made the decision to go back in time and stop Eobard Thawne from killing his mother. Doing this would pretty much wipe the slate clean. With his mother alive, his father would never end up going to jail, he would never be adopted by the West family and probably never fall in love with Iris. Was the CW going to do some version of the famous comic storyline: The FlashPoint Paradox? In the famous story, Barry went back in time and saved his mother, pretty much creating an alternate reality where not only did Barry not have his powers, but things were drastically different. Looks like we have a definitive answer for where season three of The Flash is heading.
The Flash is one of the CW Network’s biggest shows. The show not only pays close attention to the source material (of course it takes liberties here and there like most comic-to-TV/films do), but it also captures the feeling, wonder, and joy of the comic book series. Every week, the audience is treated to the adventures of Barry Allen, the fastest man alive and he uses The Speed Force to help save not only citizens of Central City but sometimes citizens of the world and beyond. The show is a part of the “Arrow-verse” on CW and recently included CBS’s Supergirl making it now the “Berlanti-verse.” The inter-connectivity of these shows is rivaled only by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s why it was a bit of a disappointment when Warner Bros announced that their DC Cinematic Universe would not be connected to any of their television shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, and soon to be Krypton). The powers that be over at Warner Bros. would prefer that each medium is able to have their own separate characters and separate stories. When it was announced that there would be a Flash movie coming in 2018, some fans hopes were diminished when Ezra Miller was cast as Barry Allen, instead of Grant Gustin from the TV show. Producers promised that the TV show and film would be separate, and completely different takes on The Flash Character. That might not ring true if this rumored casting call sheet is real.
The time has finally come! After all the hype and all the staging on The CW’s The Flash and Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow has officially arrived. For those of you who apparently live under a rock and don’t watch either of the other CW DC properties, never fear! This new installment works just as well as a standalone show as it does being a part of the “DC Universe” collection. It focuses on a new character named Rip Hunter, who is a Time Master that wants to save the world from certain devastation. He gathers a rag-tag group of heroes and villains, our “Legends of Tomorrow,” to stop the upcoming apocalypse and save the world. So far, this series promises to be one heck of a ride!
WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly the Legends of Tomorrow characters in comic book form. Proceed at your own risk/reward! (more…)
*(The comic panel above is from Flash Secret Files and Origins #1 by Penciler Kenny Martinez and Inker Anibal Rodriguez.)
There’s more news for the upcoming Flash television show on the CW making the Internet rounds today. The talk is that two additional characters with super powers will be making appearances in the series. (more…)