EP Andrew Kreisberg on Flashpoint Consequences on The Flash
The Flash makes his return to TV tonight and fans are anxiously awaiting what comes for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) after his decision to alter the timeline. EP Andrew Kreisberg gave a preview of what we can expect when the show returns with this new timeline.
With Barry saving his mother from death in the second season finale, season three will have Barry settled in a new life with some changes. Even with everything going fine in this Flashpoint timeline, there will be consequences for that choice for Barry. With fans familiar with the storyline from the comics, we have to wonder if it will follow some of that story. Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg said in an interview with EW that there will be some nods to the comic storyline, but their version will be much more personal.
“There’s a couple of nods to the comics in there. There’s actually some dialogue from the comic in the episode,” said Kreisberg. “But as always the movies are the movies and TV is TV, we’re not trying to infringe on their purview. The episode is a much more personal one. The stakes in the comic book in Flashpoint were global and the stakes in this episode are very much just about Barry, his existence and the people that he loves.”
One of the lessons that the show will reference is that fact that meddling with time too much will have consequences. Barry hasn’t had any issues with that so far after using his powers for so long. While the show won’t be spending too much time on the Flashpoint storyline, Kreisberg explained that there will be some long-lasting effects to both Barry and his loved ones.
Well, it does and it doesn’t [last very long]. It will be resolved, but there will be consequences that last throughout the season, and quite frankly, last throughout the series. That’s one of the things that we’re attempting to do is have the pitfalls of time travel be long-lasting and that some things can be fixed, and then some things are broken forever.
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