Ever since the premiere episode of The Flash on The CW, the DCTV series has teased that the eponymous superhero would someday disappear during a mysterious crisis echoing Barry Allen's fate in the 1986 comic book crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.
With next season's annual Arrowverse crossover ominously titled "Crisis on Infinite Earths," The Flash showrunner Todd Helbing has confirmed that the upcoming television crossover will indeed address the long-developing mystery of the Scarlet Speedster's future disappearance.
"We've certainly been teasing [the headline] a long time, but it's a major factor in next year's crossover," explained Helbing in an interview with TV Guide. "There will be little tidbits here and there that people will be able to start to put together."
Revealed at the end of this season's Arrowverse crossover "Elseworlds," the upcoming crossover has heavily hinted to involve the Monitor and Anti-Monitor for the fate of the DCTV Multiverse.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.