[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.
— People’s Choice (@peopleschoice) July 3, 2016
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.
Source: People’s Choice Awards’ Twitter