Season three of The Flash is only 16 days away. At the end of season two, fans sat on the edge of their seats as they finally saw the beginning of the romantic relationship between Barry Allen and Iris West. Finally, Central City’s version of Clark Kent and Lois Lane were going to go off and live happily ever after until Barry decided that he wanted something else. He wanted to save his mother’s life.
— The Flash Podcast (@TheFlashPodcast) September 14, 2016
Creating a portal into the past, Flash once again found himself at the scene of his mother’s murder at the hand of the Reverse Flash. Fans have seen this scene play out numerous times over the first two seasons of The Flash only to have it end the same way, with the death of Barry’s mother. This time was different. Speeding into his childhood home, Flash intervenes just before Reverse Flash lands the fatal blow. This intervention created a new timeline. This timeline is known in the DC Universe as the Flashpoint timeline.
The Flashpoint storyline is arguably one of the greatest stories ever told by DC. In the Flashpoint storyline, Barry wakes up in a world that is completely different than the one he had known. His mother is alive, his father never goes to jail, and he is no longer The Flash. Ever since season two of The Flash ended, fans have been clamoring for information about how the TV universe of DC would tackle the Flashpoint storyline and how different it was going to be when compared to the story arc from the comics and the animated movie.
The synopsis of the Season 3 premiere drops a major piece of information, giving fans an idea of just how different the TV version of Flashpoint will be when it is revealed that Barry begins to lose his powers. The implication of this information being that Barry is still The Flash when Flashpoint begins which is different than other versions. Grant Gustin, star of The Flash, spoke with Comicbook. com and stated that Barry still has his powers when the show begins season three.
“Barry doesn’t have any regrets at this point. Barry’s been in this timeline for a few months when we start ‘Flashpoint. He’s still living in a complete state of bliss with both of his parents alive. There’s a Kid Flash running around as The Flash, so Barry doesn’t have to be The Flash and he’s okay with that. He still has his powers, but he’s starting to forget the other timeline. He’s got new memories that are emerging, like graduating high school or college or moments with his parents, and they’re replacing old memories. And I think it’s when he starts to realize that’s happening, that’s when he starts to realize how selfish this kind of was, how messed up it was. It’s affecting not only him and his family’s life, but everybody connected to him and — who knows? — countless people across the globe potentially. So the incredibly indecisive Barry Allen is going to try to fix things again once he realizes how much this has affected everyone’s life.”
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) September 11, 2016
— Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) September 14, 2016
Are you excited for season three of The Flash? What are you most looking forward to in the TV version of the Flashpoint storyline?
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