New Details On The Flash TV Show From Geoff Johns And Andrew Kreisberg
The internet is still a buzz over the announcement from earlier today that part of the Arrow creative team will be bringing The Flash to the small screen. Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have been tasked with making sure the show comes to life with out a hitch, and even have famed DC comics writer Geoff Johns in their corner for support. Casting has already kicked off with the only criteria, according to a joking Kreisberg, being, “Blonds will be preferred.”
Barry Allen will be the focal point of the show and be introduced in the second season in Arrow. He will appear in episodes 8, 9, and 20. Episode 20 will serve as the backdoor pilot for The Flash. “When we first meet Barry Allen, he’s just a forensic scientist … an ordinary man,” explained Kreisberg. They will be looking to inject some of the same realize from Arrow in to The Scarlett Speedster as well. “Part of the fun for the audience is to see how we view our Arrow take on the Flash legacy,” Kreisberg continued. “Some of it will feel very familiar to DC Comics, some of it hopefully will feel different, fresh and exciting. The same way we approached Arrow is the same way we’re approaching Barry.”
But don’t expect a brooding Barry like we have with Oliver. “Oliver Queen is very dark and tortured soul and Barry is not,” Kreisberg said, also noting that Barry will touch the lives of all the characters in Arrow. They are also looking to make him more relocatable as well. “The fact he has superpowers, there’s something more relatable about Barry among of the Big Seven of the Justice League,” he added. “He got his powers by accident; he’s not a god, he’s not an alien … his reactions to that feel very … human and grounded.” Geoff Johns chimed in, “We’re also exploring a very personal story for Barry, life as forensic scientist and the people around him, the tragedies and how he deals with them in a very different way than Oliver Queen.”
One of the biggest gripes of Arrow is how slowly they are moving towards calling Oliver, Green Arrow. A feat they look not to duplicate with The Flash, as Johns says they will be looking to make him as The Flash complete with the classic costume. “No sweat suits or strange code names; he will be The Flash,” added Kriesberg.
Also one of the big question marks is how they will be handling the super speed. Johns addressed the question and assured fans that he wont be just, “blurring around.” Kreisberg echoed the sentiments and added, “It’s not what people expect. We want to do something fresh, new and exciting and give people a real cinematic experience the same way we did with Arrow.”
The more I hear about this show, as a huge Flash fan, the more I am liking what I hear. While they haven’t cast the character yet, they have peaked my interest with what they are going for. If the show is any where near as good as it sounds so far, I’ll be one happy Flash fan. For the latest on the show, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : The Hollywood Reporter