The series premiere of The Flash featured a news article with a headline reading “Flash Missing In Crisis”, hinting that the series would eventually adapt the famous DC Comics event Crisis On Infinite Earths. While the series has yet to bring the comic book story to the small screen, actor Grant Gustin recently confirmed that the eventual plan is to adapt the Crisis storyline during an interview with ComicBook.com.
Gustin stated that while the series plan was to do a version of Crisis on Infinite Earths, fans may have to wait awhile before the show reaches that point:
“We don’t really talk about on a yearly basis but it was mentioned early on and that’s a goal. Obviously we’d have to go I think ten years to reach that. So there’s a possibility for sure. It’ll be fun to get there.”
Crisis on Infinite Earths depicted the destruction of the Multiverse and the creation of a single shared universe. The Barry Allen version of The Flash dies in an attempt to thwart the Anti-Monitor’s plan. Would you like to see the famous comic book storyline adapted on the series? Share your thoughts below!
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it. Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).
The Flash season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM ET on The CW.