“The Flash” ended its second season with Barry going back in time and preventing his mother’s murder. Fans of the comics immediately knew what this meant: Flashpoint. In the comics, saving Nora Allen created a butterfly effect that triggered a global war between factions led by Wonder Woman and Aquaman. In this topsy-turvy world, Clark Kent never became Superman, Bruce’s father Thomas took on the mantle of Batman, and Captain Cold became Citizen Cold, and protected Central City.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “Flash” showrunner Andrew Kresiberg gets into some specifics of what the CW version of Flashpoint will look like. “Most of the changes are to Barry’s life and him being at the nexus of these changes… The comic books dealt with this giant war between the Atlanteans and the Amazonians, and Thomas Wayne being Batman. All of that stuff is not at our disposal…
“It will be resolved, but there will be consequences that last throughout the season, and quite frankly, last throughout the series,” he continued. “That’s one of the things that we’re attempting to do is have the pitfalls of time travel be long-lasting and that some things can be fixed, and then some things are broken forever.”
So while the TV version of Flashpoint will be very different from the comics, fans can be reassured that this is more than just a tease. It sounds like, as happens with many comics events, Kreisberg and his team will be making some big changes to better suit the needs of their television show.
Starring Grant Gustin as the titular Speedster, “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. Also starring Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more, season three of “The Flash” premieres Tuesday, October 4.
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