I guess the producers of the CW’s “Arrow” should be proud that they managed to keep superpowers off the show for at least one season. Season 2, though, will be a very different show, with Barry Allen aka The Flash set to make his debut in the CW-verse.
The CW and “Arrow” producers/writers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns officially revealed to press over at the network’s TCA that The Flash (in the guise of “everyman” Barry Allen) will indeed appear in three episodes of “Arrow” Season 2 before embarking on his very own show.
Those episodes will be #8, #9, and for a final time before getting his own spin-off show, episode #20. I suspect episodes #8 and #9 will be a two-parter, where The Flash gets his powers, then he returns in #20. And yes, he will have powers. This won’t just be some guy who runs fast. At least, I hope not. Why do a Flash show if you’re not going to give him powers?
According to Kreisberg:
[The Flash] will be as grounded and realistic as possible. That’s how we’ll get to know him. Then his life will get a bit faster.
Since the No Powers rule seems to have now gone out the window, I wonder if this will effect the appearance of the recently Black Canary, Green Arrow’s major love interest in the comics. Since in the comics, the character has superpowers, while her beau Green Arrow doesn’t.
In any case, it appears the CW is totally committed to a “Flash” TV series, unlike how they can’t seem to get a Wonder Woman beyond the scripting stages. They’re really going to have to limit his powers, though, because I just don’t see how you can do 22-episodes a year where the Flash fights villains that shoot freezing rays, throws boomerangs, and what, he had a talking gorilla too, right? Yeah. Those are some pretty awful villains right there. Whereas the Arrow can just keep fighting criminals, when you’re the Flash, you sort of need to fight something bigger.
And also, how will this affect that “Flash” movie Warner Bros. was rumored to be doing after the Superman/Batman team-up? Or maybe not at all. After all, Warner did have a “Smallville” TV show running for the longest time, and never bothered to connect him to the movie Superman.
Via : Deadline