Grant Gustin confirmed today on Twitter that season three of “The Flash” will be dealing with the greatest Flash story ever told (in this writer’s opinion). Flashpoint!
Penned by Geoff Johns, the story sees an alternate timeline where Barry is no longer a speedster and the world as he knows it has been altered in some strange and dramatic ways. Bruce Wayne isn’t Batman, Superman is being detained by the government in an Area 51 like facility and Wonder Woman leads the Amazonians to war against Aquaman and the Atlantians with mankind caught in the crossfire. As the world falls apart, there’s a glimmer of hope for Barry when he finds out his mother Nora is alive. The epic-crossover event becomes a race against time to save the world and Nora.
Season two of “The Flash” ends with — pivotal moment in the Flashpoint story — Barry decides to go back in time and save his mother from the Reverse Flash. I won’t go spoil the finer points because a. you should read it and b. we’ll have a post that dives into the good stuff later.
But here’s what you need to know, Flashpoint is responsible for DC Comics’ New 52 initiative, which rebooted/combined the continuity between DC Comics, Vertigo and WildStorm.
Seeing as “Supergirl” is moving to The CW. This storyline could be a way of bringing Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and National City into the Arrow-verse. Honestly, it would be super cool (no pun intended) if they swapped Superman with Supergirl and had her being held prisoner by the Department of Extra-normal Operations (D.E.O.).
With San Diego Comic-Con less than a month away, expect details soon!
The writer of this piece is: Laurence Almalvez
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