UPDATE: ’Arrow’s Stephen Amell Teases Major Effects By ’The Flash’s Flashpoint

Arrow Flashpoint

[DISCLAIMER: This article features major spoilers from the Season 2 Finale of The Flash that aired on Tuesday, May 24 on The CW]

In the Season 2 Finale of The Flash this year, titled “The Race of His Life”, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) made the big decision to go back in time and save his mother from being murdered by Reverse-Flash, but by doing so, altering history with consequences that he will witness in Season 3. This pulls directly from the big DC Comics storyline “Flashpoint” which ended up setting up The New 52.

The big question since the finale has been whether or not this move will somehow affect the other CW shows with Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl (which is moving from CBS for Season 2) and Arrow as they are all in the same television universe. Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, was asked today during a panel at the ongoing Heroes & Villains Fan Fest if Flashpoint (which is officially the Season 3 premiere for The Flash) will affect Arrow in any way whatsoever. His response was just “Sure.” as well as “You bet.” when asked with the follow-up question of if the effect will be majorly.

Now this can mean anything as he may just refer to viewers getting to see the Arrow characters in a different light during the Flashpoint saga or he could be teasing that this will, just like the comic book storyline, affect things in the history of the DC TV Universe continuity. Might we see deceased characters come back? Will certain things have happened differently?

Anything is possible and if Arrow is supposedly being affected by Flashpoint, then it’s safe to assume that Supergirl (that currently exists on a separate Earth from Earth-1 in the Multiverse) and Legends of Tomorrow will feel the effects too. All the CW DC shows are set to go into production for their new respective seasons this month in Vancouver, Canada, with San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner.

UPDATE: Amell came out with a statement on his official Facebook page today and commenting about his statement at Heroes Fan Fest.

“Actually I sarcastically said “sure”… And then I seriously said, “I have no idea whatsoever”… but let’s go with confirm, I guess.”

We’ll just have to wait and see whether or not Flashpoint will cause changes for the other CW DC shows when they all return in the fall.

Arrow Season 5 is set to begin on Wednesday, October 5, at 8/7c on The CW.

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Radar Technician Matt

    Does that mean no more Felicity?
    I wish…

    • SAMURAI36

      Why? Felicity’s awesome.

      • Darthmanwe

        HEre we go again.

        Wake me up when the Felicity war ends.

        • JMMagwood


        • SAMURAI36

          I dunno about any “Felicity war”, but I happen to like both the character and the actress.

      • rosaeproctor


      • LSB

        IDK man I’m kinda tired of Felicity.

        • SAMURAI36

          Wow, not me. She’s funny, she’s sexy as he11. I don’t even like white girls, but she definitely makes the show fun to watch, on a lot of levels.

          • Joey Wabi-Sabi

            Haha AMEN to that! I don’t understand the Felicity hate at ALL. She’s so witty and hilarious. Easily my favorite character on the whole show. And she’s so important to Team Arrow. So all those haters who are hoping for a Felicity death….don’t hold your breath for too long. This show would die without Felicity. She’s not goin anywhere!

    • Theclaw Yaww

      I think all Oliver and Felecity will go back to their season 1 counterparts and that makes me excited

  • Mitch2012B

    I know this is not going to happen but I wish that would erase Moira Queen’s death as well, Susanna Thompson was one of the best things Arrow had going for it.

  • Joey Wabi-Sabi

    I would have liked to see a Flashpoint version of Robert Queen as Green Arrow, taking the role of Thomas Wayne from the comic. Doesn’t look like we’re going to get that though. I really feel like the only way we’ll get a TRUE flashpoint story is to keep it contained within The Flash. This way the show can go full-on alternate-timeline-mode without worrying how it’s going to affect Arrow. Let Arrow’s story continue in the current timeline. There’s no need to mention Barry Allen. Then they can somehow merge the timelines during the crossover special. (Barry has to go back in time to undo his mistake eventually…maybe the crossover will be that time? Unless they drag out Flashpoint for the whole season, which would be a pretty bold move!). I dunno, there’s so many ways they can do this. I have no idea how they’re going to pull this off but I’m excited.