Good news, Flash fans - it looks as though we're set to see one of the most essential parts of the Speedster's mythos on the small screen a whole lot sooner than we thought. That's right: Time Travel is coming to The Flash, and it's going to be awesome...
Now, it's not too big a surprise that Barry'll find himself exploring the limits of chronal movement, seeing as it's a major part of a whole bunch of the characters' most iconic comic-book storylines - but it's still seriously reassuring to hear the show's Executive Producer, Greg Berlanti, in an interview with TVLine, say this:
“That is the one that we deal with directly in the winter. We, obviously, hint at it from the pilot episode. That is a big — “theme” is the wrong word for it — but that is a big part of the DNA of who The Flash was, so we do deal with that.”
After all, there aren't always any guarantees that a show like The Flash will stick all that close to its original comic-book inspiration, so it's great to hear that in this one particular aspect it definitely will.
Especially seeing as we've already basically seen elements of what's to come in the pilot - and that the potential implications of Barry trying to go back and stop that from happening could be huge.
In the comics, that whole storyline - Flashpoint - changed...well, pretty much everything. Even if the impact was limited to the DC TV Universe, and not the movies, it could still lead to an insanely ambitious, complex and potentially brilliant arc on the show - one that could even provide an opening for the TV and Cinematic universe's to cross over.
Which would be AWESOME.
What do you guys think, though?
Excited for time travel in The Flash?