The previous season of The Flash was a relatively dark year for the show, but the creative team behind the series have promised a lighter tone when it returns this fall. In an interview with TV Guide, executive producer Todd Helbing hinted at what fans can expect from the more humorous and fun fourth season.
Barry’s experiences in the Speed Force will dramatically change his outlook on life for the better and Helbing discussed how that new direction will truly kick-off with the second episode of the season:
“The first episode is probably the closest tonally to the past three seasons, and even that shifts a little bit. It really kicks off in Episode 2. Everything starts with Barry as far as his tone… When he sort of comes out and has let everything go, it certainly has a trickle down effect with the team. There’s a lot of jokes, there’s a lot of fun scenarios. We’re really swinging for the fences as far as the fun factor is concerned.”
Helbing commented on how Barry’s return will affect Team Flash after the group developed their own rapport during his absence:
“They’ve been working as this unit without him for six months. So when somebody’s gone and they come and they step into the leadership role, there’s some bumps along the way and that’s what happens. It’s not a smooth transition, really, for anybody. So Barry starts to realize his decisions and how they’re starting to affect the team. A lot of that plays out with his relationship with Iris.”
The upcoming four-part crossover between the Arrowverse shows will include Barry and Iris’ wedding, but Helbing stated that the couple will have to work out some issues before the nuptials take place:
“Obviously they were engaged at the end of the season and they sent out the save the date cards, but there’s a big gap in what has happened from that point when he left. So they really have to work on getting back to the place where they left off, and that’s not something that happens overnight. It’s going to take a few episodes to lead up to the point where they’re both ready to say, ‘I do.'”
The previous season concluded with Caitlin Snow leaving the team to rediscover herself and Helbing teased what fans can expect from the character when she returns:
“…when she comes back, she’s definitely not the goody-two-shoes Caitlin that you’ve known and loved for three years. She’s got a little bit more edge to her, I would say. And slowly you start to realize why exactly she’s changed a little bit.”
Helbing also commented on the growing relationship between Cisco and Gypsy, adding how the episode featuring Danny Trejo as her father, Breacher, will be one of the most comedic episodes of the series:
“Those two have steadily been dating for that six months and their relationship is blossoming, you could say. Like any relationship, it has its ups and downs and Cisco, in an early episode, kind of does something that rubs Gypsy the wrong way, which is kind of fun. And in an episode in the near future, you get to meet Gypsy’s father, Breacher. That whole storyline is one of my favorites so far this season. It’s hilarious.”
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You can read the official synopsis for The Flash season 4 premiere below!:
“The Flash Reborn” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
COMING HOME — With Barry (Grant Gustin) in the speed force, Iris (Candice Patton), Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Vibe (Carlos Valdes) have taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However, the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Todd Helbing & Eric Wallace (401).
The Flash season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM ET on The CW.
Source: TV Guide
10 Heroes Who Should Get Their Own CW Arrowverse Shows
This past week marked the season finales for the core DC CW shows from the Arrowverse. Legends of Tomorrow ended a little bit earlier than Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow did, but all of the finales were great. They each successfully concluded the seasons and helped set things in motion for their upcoming seasons of the show. Supergirl teased a potential new villain, while The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow left us off with cliffhangers that will hopefully be resolved early next year.
While each of the DC CW shows were good, this season of Arrow was great! We here at Heroic Hollywood even gave an argument that this season of Arrow was better than this season of The Flash, due to how great this season for Oliver and the other Star City vigilantes were this year. Not only did the show deliver a compelling storyline, great choreographed action, and probably one of the best villains the CW produced (Prometheus), it also marked the return of Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (arguably the second best villain of Arrow), who has been missing since season two. His return at the end of “Missing” made fans excited for his return. Recently actor Manu Bennett has been campaigning for a Deathstroke spin-off within the Arrowverse. The sometimes good, sometimes bad guy was a great presence earlier in Arrow and the character was one of the highlights of the past seasons. It would be interesting to see his backstory if possible, as well as what happens after he helped Oliver and Team Arrow on Lian Yu.
With that said, there are still plenty of characters who could get their own show within the DC universe. The DC CW universe started with Arrow and has quickly spun off into a wide range of shows, each able to stand on their own, each interconnected as well. Because of this, they have created their own coherent cinematic universe. The CW has been very successful with their DC shows as well. They have almost run out of days of the week to have their shows on, and with such a high volume of characters to work with, there’s a great deal of DC characters who could get their own spin-off shows. Next fall we will see Black Lightning (although it’s stated not to be a part of the Arrowverse… yet), so the sky’s the limit for what they can do. Here are a few ideas for spin-offs for the Arrowverse.
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