THE FLASH Will Have His Classic Costume In New CW Series; More Details Revealed

Barry Allen will feature in three episodes of Arrow, with the final one serving as a backdoor pilot for his own series. Read on for details on that, as well as confirmation that he will go by "The Flash" moniker and a tease of how the Scarlet Speedster's powers will be portrayed on the small screen.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/30/2013

In a conference call earlier today about CW's upcoming take on The Flash, it was confirmed that Barry Allen will feature in three episodes of Arrow, starting with eight and nine (both of which will take place in Starling City). However, he will later return for number twenty and it will be that which offers fans their first look at his world, thereby serving as a backdoor pilot for his own series. "When we first meet Barry Allen, he's just a forensic ordinary man," Kreisberg confirmed, adding that the character and series will be grounded in the same reality as Arrow. "Part of the fun for the audience is to see how we view our Arrow take on the Flash legacy. 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."

As for how they are going about introducing a superpowered character to the realistic world of Arrow, Kreisberg was quick to point out that they've already thought of that and have something planned which will fit in tonally with what's come before. "There will be extraordinary events in the world and the characters will react in the same way. The fact he has superpowers, there's something more relatable about Barry among of the Big Seven of the Justice League. 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 was also on hand to answer questions and had this to say about this interpretation of Barry. "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." He would later add that they're still working on how Barry's powers will be portrayed, but it won't be just "blurring around." It was also confirmed that The Flash will have his classic costume, with Kreisberg saying: "No sweat suits or strange code names; he will be The Flash. We want to do something fresh, new and exciting and give people a real cinematic experience the same way we did with Arrow."
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DrDoom - 7/30/2013, 5:15 PM
movie or gtfo
Jollem - 7/30/2013, 5:17 PM
lol, whatever. this sounds good
Jollem - 7/30/2013, 5:21 PM

Mike89 - 7/30/2013, 5:21 PM
[frick] this show!
LucasMend - 7/30/2013, 5:24 PM
Make the show 12 episodes each season, give it good CGI and no soap opera romance bs. OH WAIT IT'S THE CW, soap opera romance is required.
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 7/30/2013, 5:24 PM
IM A Johns fan so if he's involved it should be pretty good.
Mike89 - 7/30/2013, 5:26 PM
Flash movie or GTFO!
avengers72 - 7/30/2013, 5:26 PM
I saw only a few episodes of Arrow and I thought it was pretty good. What I'm wondering is if this will tie in with the film
Grayson7954 - 7/30/2013, 5:27 PM
dont know how i feel about this
ForeverPowerful - 7/30/2013, 5:28 PM
Im worried.

I want Arrow in the DCCU, I want Flash to get the movie treatment. If they put the same CW Flash in a movie with Cavill, the new Batman, and Stephen Amell, then whatever.

It all seems ass backwards as all hell to me.
GuardianAngel - 7/30/2013, 5:29 PM
[frick] you stubborn fanboys!

I'd rather they take their time and make a good show, than to abandon their ideas and make a shitty rushed movie.

If they're making a show it's because that's the best format in which they believe the character would work.
Jollem - 7/30/2013, 5:29 PM
"soap opera romances" are no strangers to comic books. or cbms. or cbcs(comic book cartoons?)
ForeverPowerful - 7/30/2013, 5:30 PM

Lets let there be a million different versions of the same character at the same [frick]ing time to confuse the [frick] outta everyone.

That's the way to do it. Good job guys.

[frick]. Its not that hard to get this right.
GuardianAngel - 7/30/2013, 5:31 PM
I'm getting real tired of fanboys whining about what they want. "Movie or GTFO" You don't have to watch it. What does that even mean, "GTFO"? You want them to get the [frick] out? That makes no sense.
typicalfanboy - 7/30/2013, 5:32 PM
i can definitely see this as a CSI meets superhero show. the movie too.
ThePresidentGaming - 7/30/2013, 5:35 PM
The CW & Warner Brothers are making a contract apparently.

Can you see it? Arrow will be connected to the future DC Movies. The Flash they will use will be the one in the movies.

The CW will introduce characters through Arrow & bring them to the big screen. All this talk about Green Lantern.
Ferris Aircraft? Ryan said he wouldn't mind & he said it wont be hard for him to do it again.

I think the Flash will be presented like Smallville.

I'm not saying the costume. The way he moves, his point of view. Remember Impulse in Smallville?

How everything is sort of frozen or in Slow Motion.