Posted November 20, 2013 by Mac Barredo in Movies/TV

“FLASH” Update!

A lot of DC fans are expecting to see the crimson speedster to show up wearing the classic red and yellow suit in the 2nd season of Arrow. As originally planned, he was supposed to show up on episodes 8, 9 and 20. Episodes 8 and 9 had already been shot and episode 20 was supposed to be a backdoor pilot for CW’s newest TV series: Flash.

Recent news had just revealed that they would no longer do the backdoor pilot but instead shoot a full pledged TV pilot for the series. DC fans should not be saddened by this delay since we would still see The Flash soon as episodes 8 and 9 are still greenlit and would serve as some kind of origin story for him. The only bad news might be that we wont be able to see the iconic suit until the series pilot. Arrow’s creative team remains the same with Flash, with Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and series scribe Geoff Johns writing the pilot and David Nutter, who helmed the pilot for Arrow, directing.

The decision was made due to the fact that filming a stand-alone Flash pilot would allow the creators to show and even better version of the superhero’s story and his world on a bigger budget, as pilot budgets are significantly higher than episodic ones. It is unclear at the time of this writing whether any mention of Flash or any reference to him will be made on Arrow’s 20th episode.

On Arrow, Barry Allen set to be played by Grant Gustin – is a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Barry, who is also a huge comic book geek get’s obsessed with The Arrow just like our sidekick to be – Roy Harper. As we all know, being attached to the vigilante with a bow and arrow would most often than not, lead to being brought right in to where the danger is.

More news (and surprises hopefully) as we head towards a new heroic age for TV.


Mac Barredo

Hi I'm Mac. The day my father Odin banished me from Asgard, I was bitten by a vampire and had radioactive waste dumped into my eyes. To make matters worse, my mutant ability to control weather activated just as I was hit by a blast of gamma radiation.