It’s still early and The Flash season 2 may not begin airing until the fall (still on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW), but that doesn’t mean fans have to wait for a tease about who will be in the premiere They won’t have to wait to find out what it means for the upcoming Arrow/Flash spinoff, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow either.
The Flash season 1 finale ended with quite a cliffhanger. Barry traveled back in time to the night his mother died in order to save her. After his future self appears to stop him from saving his mom, he took the opportunity to talk to her and assured her that he and his father were okay.
However, in the present, Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne was still a problem and to stop him, Eddie shot himself. All the others could do was watch as Eobard was erased from existence. When the wormhole reopened, they left Eddie’s body to be sucked into it while they tried to figure out how to keep Earth from also being consumed. Barry decided to try to unwind the twister with the same move he used in the pilot and sped up the side of a building — and that’s how the season ended.
The CW has posted a Pull Forward video, the network’s title for the teases from the executive producers of next season’s shows, with EPs Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.
“We’re really excited for season 2,” Kreisberg said. “It’s going to have some of the biggest special effects we’ve ever attempted.”
“Then, we have sort of a new way to introduce all sorts of incredible villains,” Berlanti added.
One of the big questions going into The Flash season 2 is when it will pick up. Perhaps Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein) telling The Hollywood Reporter that he and Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond) will be in the premiere gives a good hint. That could mean the new season picks up after last season’s finale ended since both were in Central City.
“Robbie and I will be joined on the first episode of the [next] season of The Flash, and then we’ll see what happens,” Garber teased.
That tease could be because while Garber is a series regular on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Amell is not. Although he will appear as the Inquisitr previously reported. Arrow and Flash episodes will set the stage for the mid-season spin-off; the trailer for which shows Barry Allen and Oliver Queen addressing the group.
Still, just because Garber and Amell will be in the premiere doesn’t mean there can’t be a time jump or that something won’t have changed as a result of Barry’s actions. Kreisberg spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what to expect from the premiere – and it’s more a matter of expecting what you don’t expect.
“The circumstances in which we come back will hopefully be surprising and entertaining. There are a bunch of questions that were left unresolved at the end of the season and they’ll be resolved in the premiere. But how that happens won’t quite be the way people expect.”
There is, after all, the question of what exactly happens when a singularity is opened, and the EP has only teased that there will be repercussions.
“When you open a singularity above a city, you should be worried about anything and everything that happens. Part of the fun of The Flash is when you have people dabbling in sci-fi physics, they’re significantly altering the world. We established in the finale that the entire series of The Flash is, in itself, an alternate timeline that’s been skewed from the real one. Wells setting off the accelerator created all the metahumans, and the results of the singularity will also have long-term effects.”
The Flash season 2 will air on the CW this fall.
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