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The Flash To Get His Own Pilot Episode, Separate From Arrow

The Flash’s pilot episode will no longer be the 20th episode of Arrow’s second season.

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2088995-lightningstrikes_flashBarry Allen (The Flash) was always set to appear in the December 4 and 11 episodes of Arrow, and that’s still happening, but after that, we were going to see Barry next in the 20th episode of Arrow Season 2.

Now, according to Deadline, that plan has changed.

Apparently, CW executives have been very pleased with Episodes 8 and 9 of Arrow Season 2, and instead want an individual Flash pilot, still directed by Nutter and written by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns. Deadline speculates that a full-blown pilot will give more of a chance to build Barry Allen’s world, and it’s likely an increased budget would come with a full pilot, too.

No word on what that means for Arrow Episode #2.20, which, we assume, will no longer have an Arrow tie-in. Regarding a full pilot, we think “hey, cool!” but at the same time, might this mean we’ll have to wait longer than April or May to see Grant Gustin in red tights?

Stay tuned for more details if they become available.

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  1. Zac

    November 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    That may be for the best, I’m not sure if Barry was suppose to have powers in episode 8 or 9 but I hope they do away with having flash in episode 2.20 on Arrow. I think they should keep Arrow more realistic (exclude super powers) and do the superpower stuff on The Flash tv show

    • Flash

      January 31, 2014 at 11:24 am

      JUSTICE LEAGUE already has many Super Powered beings like for example Superman
      And i really liked when Green Arrow starred in SMALLVILLE
      I don’t know when they are gonna name him Green Arrow in the show but hope its soon and i’m excited to see some really good team work from Arrow and The Flash

  2. moviefan

    November 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    nice to hear they are going with a normal pilot for the flash. Sucks we will have to wait longer to see barry speeding away on our screens. But cant wait to see how flash show turns out. And hopefully they will still have grant/barry show up for another appearance in season 2. since the original plan’s have changed now.

  3. Jas Friedman

    November 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I think it is a bit sad not to have Barry Allen/The Flash in episode 20 in Arrow after all the hints of the particle accelerator and episodes 8 and 9… It is good that The Flash has its own pilot, so his origin story can be explored further or have a bigger budget, but after all the hints in Arrow, having introduced other DC characters it is a bit strange not to have a crossover episode. I suppose the No-Powers rule means it’s going to be difficult to introduce a super-powered character on Arrow… I hope Barry Allen/The Flash is mentioned or appears in some form in episode 20. If Barry Allen exists in episode 8 and 9, I thought… shouldn’t he be at least be mentioned in Arrow as The Flash in some way? Ah well…

  4. charles david haskell

    November 24, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I can’t wait to see which villain that the writer used in the pilot episode. I hope that it will be Professor Zoom. I can’t wait to see how close the series will be to comic book history.

  5. Wally West

    January 1, 2014 at 1:44 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLE!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR FLASH’S RETURN

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The Flash: Armageddon (Season 8) Trailer Is Here!

The CW has released a trailer for their Flash Season 8 “Armageddon” premiere event.

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The CW today released the first trailer for The Flash “Armageddon” event that will comprise the first 5 episodes of Season 8!

Many big guest stars are seen in the promo, including Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Mia Smoak-Queen (Kat McNamara), Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh), Ryan Choi (Osric Chau), and Batwoman (Javicia Leslie!) Alex Danvers as played by Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh is also scheduled to appear in this event, as they all stand up against Despero (Tony Curran).

The new season will speed in on Tuesday, November 16, which means we should have photos and more cool stuff soon – be sure to follow @FlashTVNews on Twitter for news on as it speeds in!

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DC FanDome: Official Flash Season 8 Costume Photo Revealed

The Flash gets a costume upgrade for Season 8 in a new photo revealed at DC FanDome.

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Today at the DC FanDome virtual event, the new boots for Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash for Flash Season 8 were revealed… and Barry finally has his iconic gold boots in his TV incarnation.

We’ve come a long way from the original burgundy costume with the red background of the insignia, hafven’t we?

When asked about the upgrade at DC FanDome, Grant Gustin described them as “the final element that’s been missing.”

“I’ve loved all the versions of The Flash suit we’ve had on the show, but the suit we have now is the closest to the many iterations you see in the comic books — with the exception of those gold boots! I’ve always felt that those boots would be the final touch,” he added.

With the announcement, DC FanDome unveiled an official first look at the new suit, which also includes a newly designed center crest and wings. You can see the new look photo below.

From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Flash returns for Season 8 with the five-part “Armageddon” mega-event beginning Tuesday, November 16, at 8/7c on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Eric Wallace, Sarah Schechter, Jonathan Butler and Gabriel Garza.

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Speculation: Does The Arrowverse “Armageddon” Event Take Place In The Future?

FlashTVNews’ Craig Byrne speculates that the “Armageddon” Arrowverse crossover may take place in The Flash’s future…

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In 1991, DC Comics had a crossover that went through all of their comic book Annuals. The event was called “Armageddon 2001” and took place in the then-far future of the DC Universe. We got to see different outcomes for many characters, and the villainous Monarch was revealed to be one of DC’s heroes.

Today, The CW announced this year’s crossover event that kicks off The Flash Season 8. It’s called “Armageddon” and some old favorites are back to join Barry, Iris, and Team Flash against whatever challenges they face – challenges that include Damien Darhk and Eobard Thawne/The Reverse Flash. Do note that both of those characters are known to travel through time — and that one of the returning heroes, Mia Smoak-Queen, is currently in the year 2040.

Who else is from the future? Recent Flash visitors Nora and Bart, the children of Barry and Iris. They were still in the present when we last saw them at their parents’ vow renewal.

So, here’s a prediction: What if this is an adaptation of “Armageddon 2001” but is instead “Armageddon 2051” or something like that? It would be a way to tie up loose ends like William’s kidnapping from Green Arrow and the Canaries without actually having to see it. Likewise, we don’t know for a fact that some of these guests are the 2021 versions; perhaps, for example, Black Lightning is an older Jefferson Pierce from the future, no longer retired?

But this also brings up another question: Where’s the Superman & Lois representation?

If it is the future, could the Superman there be Jordan Kent? Or, like DC’s recent “Future State” event which in many ways was like “Armageddon 2001” in previewing the future, a Jonathan Kent with powers? Being 20+ years older, it would necessitate a recasting for sure, so that would explain not being in the original announcement.

Surely, we’ll know more between now and November when the event premieres. It is a bit weird that, if there is time travel, the Legends of Tomorrow aren’t present aside from Ray Palmer who is no longer on the team. In any event, we’re very, very curious….

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