Watch Barry Allen’s Transformation: Plus New Details On The Direction Of The FLASH Pilot


barryI think we’ve all had time to recover from the mid-season finale of Arrow. They packed a lot of characters and an incredible amount of action into the 40 minutes or so of the episode.A lot of what has been building for the past 9 episodes was paid off and a lot of new things were set up for the remainder of the season. One of the biggest things to happen was the transformation of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). While we say the accident, what happens next will have to wait until the Flash pilot, Gustin, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, and writer Geoff Johns broke down Three Ghosts and talked about what’s coming up next for Barry.

Instead of getting his powers (and probably his suit) in episode 20 of Arrow, Gustin will get to show off his new found speed in his own pilot episode. Filming for the pilot won’t begin until early next year, but everyone is hard at work making sure everything is handled correctly. When asked what he was most looking forward to as he goes off on his own, Gustin said “I’m mostly looking forward to getting the pilot script and seeing how Barry’s going to handle this happening to him. He’s not just excited. It’s scary. That’s what I loved about the character in the audition process — it’s not just he loves superheroes, and he’s a fanboy, and all of a sudden he’s like, ‘I’m going to be one, I’m really stoked about it.’ It’s kind of like, ‘This is terrifying. This is really happening to me.’ I’m really excited to play more of that.

TheFlashThe transformation of Mr. Allen was a huge departure from the tone and style of Arrow, and that’s not a bad thing. Season 2 has been edging more toward the comic book world and it sounds like Flash will be diving into that world from the get-go. One way that will happen is with the characters the new series will introduce into this Arrow world. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and comic book super scribe Geoff Johns said that Flash will have a different feel from Arrow even though they’ll try to keep things ‘grounded.’ Said the two men:

Kreisberg: We’ll want to keep “Arrow” as distinctive as possible, and “Flash” as distinctive as possible. Part of the fun will be how those two things play out in both shows, if we get that opportunity.
Johns: But there are story reasons that Flash feels different and that he’s taking on different things in his series.
Kreisberg: In the same way that Arrow was conducive to bringing on characters like Deadshot and the Huntress and some of the more grounded people, hopefully with The Flash there’s a way to bring on some of the more fantastical characters, that will probably still go through the grounding lens with which we view everything. But we could tackle some of the bigger villains, and possibly heroes. There’s a hint of a major character in the pilot.
But it’s always important to remember — like with “Arrow,” everybody wants Batman to come on and whatnot, but Arrow has to be the coolest person on “Arrow.” The same thing with “The Flash” — Barry has to be the coolest person. If we’re lucky enough to get to do more past the pilot, it’ll really be about making sure that the audience loves The Flash, and Barry Allen, and Grant Gustin, as much as we do.

So we can expect some rogues, but probably nothing as far out as Gorilla Grodd. One things fans were really curious about, besides how Barry would get his powers, are the circumstances surrounding the death of Barry‘s mom. The story our hero told Felicity made it sound like one of the Flash‘s most notorious rogues was responsible for Mrs. Allen‘s demise. When asked if Professor Zoom/Reverse Flash was the true murderer, Johns dodged by saying “We’re using a lot of mythology, a lot of characters from the comics in the development of the Flash show. I don’t want to get too specific yet, but you’ll see a lot of characters, a lot of elements from that. It’s very much The Flash.” That sounds like a yes, or at least a big ol’ maybe. You can read the rest of the non-Flash related breakdown segments of Three Ghosts by clicking the source link below. It’s important to remember the Flash series hasn’t been picked up, but it seems like a pretty good bet it will. What did you think of Barry‘s accident last night? Are you ready to see what happens next as work begins on his own series?


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