Fans wondering how Barry Allen has changed the course of history and his life’s timeline can soon find out during the premiere of “The Flash” season 3. Star Grant Gustin officially announced that the series will be adapting one of major arcs in DC Comics dubbed “Flashpoint.”
The actor took to Twitter to share his excitement of getting back to work in two weeks and teased that he had finished reading the script for the first episode. However, he initially remained coy about the title.
“We’re definitely doing this FP thing our own way.. I’ve read Flashpoint, I’ve seen the amazing animated film. This will be its own thing,” he added.
According to Comicbook.com, “Flashpoint” refers to the titular comic plot written by current DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff John and illustrated by Andy Kubert back in 2011. It takes place in an alternate DC Universe where the world is so much darker and the lives of other superheroes are significantly altered Bruce Wayne is dead, Thomas Wayne is the new Batman, and New Themyscira and Atlantis are at war. The Scarlet Speedster will be the only one who remembers the original DC Universe timeline, in which his mother Nora (Michelle Harrison) is actually dead.
During the season 2’s finale, Barry decided to go back in time to prevent Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) from killing Nora. He was successful in saving his mom but when he realized the repercussions, he will try to undo his previous actions.
In the DC comic books, his attempt to restore the original timeline catapulted the relaunch of the new universe known as “The New 52.”
It is predicted that the introduction of the alternate universe may pave the way for more crossovers between “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow” to happen. However, it remains to be seen if it comes to fruition.
Season 3 of “The Flash” will premiere on the small screen on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. ET.