*SPOILER ALERT – If you have not watched the most recent episode of ‘The Flash’ ‘Who Is Harrison Wells?,’ this article contains some spoilers! Be warned!*
‘The Flash’ is, sadly, careening toward the end of its hit first season, with only four more fast-paced new episodes left. The biggest revelation of the season so far has been the reveal that the seemingly benevolent Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) who has mentoring Barry (Grant Gustin) from the beginning of the series, is actually Eobard Thawne, descendent of the currently heroic Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), also known as the Reverse Flash the villainous time-traveler who appears to be responsible for the death of Barry’s mother. We also learned that Barry was Wells’ true target, but that adult Barry managed to save his younger self.
But could an even bigger surprise be in store for DC comics fans?
On Friday, the following comic book-style promo piece popped up on ‘The Flash’ Twitter page and it seems there might be even bigger plans in store for not just this show, but The WB’s super hero universe as a whole. Check it out:
Obviously, Eobard Thawne is from the future and has knowledge of events that haven’t yet taken place in the present, as presented from the beginning, with the holographic newspaper he frequently checks to ensure that history hasn’t been altered too drastically. The headline references “red skies” and that the “Flash vanishes in Crisis,” references to the seminal maxiseries ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ one of the biggest events in DC’s entire history, in which Barry Allen died! (I wouldn’t expect that to work out quite the same this time.)
Gideon, also linked into Thawne’s future knowledge, identifies Barry as “Director of Central City Police, CSI Division,” a position the lowly crime scene investigator has yet to attain” but of course the big tease is the next line in which Gideon labels The Flash as a “founding member of the Justice…” before being cut off by Barry himself.
That’s right! It looks like the big screen ‘Justice League’ won’t be the only one. The WB appears to be forming their own counterpart. It won’t be the first time, of course, since ‘Smallville’ similarly brought together various heroes as a version of that all-star team. And so far, not only do we have The Arrow, The Flash as well as Arsenal, Black Canary, Wildcat and Firestorm with Sarah Lance’s Canary due for a return and Rip Hunter and Hawkgirl slated to be revealed as well. And of course, there’s also CBS’s ‘Supergirl’ series that debuts this fall, but that by all indications, will be tied to ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash.’
Then again, this may just be a wink-wink to fans. It’s not likely that Barry will be elevated to the head of the CSI Division anytime soon. There may not actually be plans to bring the various heroes together any time soon.
What do you think? Do you want to see The Justice League on ‘The Flash’ (or ‘Arrow’)?
Source: Cinema Blend