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“The Flash’s” Version of Jay Garrick is ‘No Reinvention,’ Says EP Greg Berlanti

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“The Flash’s” Version of Jay Garrick is ‘No Reinvention,’ Says EP Greg Berlanti

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for “Versus Zoom,” the latest episode of “The Flash.”

“The Flash” has made Jay Garrick — the original Scarlet Speedster — bad to the bone. At least, that’s how “Versus Zoom” made it look when the episode revealed Jay Garrick/Hunter Zolomon’s history as a serial killer on Earth-2. However, according to executive producer Greg Berlanti, the show “would never make him a baddie.”

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Berlanti’s comment follows some backlash on social media, particularly from comics writer Mark Waid, who wrote “The Flash” for years for DC Comics and has previously expressed his enthusiasm for the TV series. On Twitter, Waid express his belief that the Jay Garrick/Hunter Zolomon twist appeared to betray the 75-year legacy of the comic book character.

However, following Berlanti’s Jay Garrick-related tease, Waid amended his earlier statements, Tweeting,

As for Jay Garrick, it appears his backstory — and future in the DCTV universe — may not be quite so straightforward as “Versus Zoom” led fans to believe. After all, Zoom has lied to Team Flash before; it shouldn’t come as a huge shock if he’s up to no good again.

Starring Grant Gustin, Carlos Valdes and Jesse L. Martin, “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 pm EST on The CW.

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