‘The Flash’: Carlos Valdes Explains How Flashpoint Will Affect Cisco

Barry’s decision to travel back in time to save his mother from Eobard Thawne in the season two finale of The Flash will affect the lives of those around him in a big way. We’ve already seen some of these changes in the first trailer for season three, which premiered during the show’s Comic-Con panel two months ago. For instance, Barry’s parents are now alive, but unfortunately, Joe doesn’t even recognize him anymore.

Another character whose life has changed is Cisco, who’s now the richest man in America and the owner of Ramon Industries, which is basically the Flashpoint version of S.T.A.R. Labs. Over the weekend, Carlos Valdes, who plays the character, made an appearance at Dragon Con and revealed a few more details about this new Cisco:

“This character I’m playing is still Cisco Ramon, but it’s obviously an alternate reality version of him in which he is still a genius and still posses a technological prowess about him. Now though he’s able to cash in on that prowess and build his way up the ladder to become the richest man in America. He’s a billionaire! He’s created all these things and these apps at Ramon Industries — which looks a lot like S.T.A.R. Labs — and he’s ostentatious, not afraid to flaunt his wealth which makes for interesting colors and relationship dynamics. Barry has to struggle with the fact that this is not the Cisco he knows and there’s a bit of an antagonistic energy to this Cisco. It’s what makes the beginning of Season 3 so interesting.”

The actor then reassured that things will be back to normal after a few episodes, so we’ll still get to see the main characters in the main timeline. Plus, we’ll also get back to exploring Cisco’s powers in season three:

“I think it’s important to stress that the altered timeline of Flashpoint will not overtake the season. I think this season is more focused on the repercussions of the creation of that timeline and it being opened. I think a lot of fans are expressing concern at their favorite characters and relationships being gone, but without giving too much away, I can assure fans that is NOT the case. With that said, we get back to exploring Cisco and his powers. Powers grow. That’s what they do.”

The Flash will return on Tuesday, October 4, at 8/7c on The CW. Are you excited?

Source: Collider

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.