The Flash exec producer Greg Berlanti gave series star Grant Gustin permission to reveal the title for the show’s season three premiere on Twitter today: and it’s going to be called “Flashpoint”.
FLASHPOINT. This is not drill. https://t.co/nzq2NJh9pl
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) June 20, 2016
This is, it has to be admitted, not a huge surprise but it’s still exciting to have it confirmed. Because season two ended with Barry travelling back in time to save his mother’s life and damn the butterfly effect. This exactly mirrors one of biggest events ever to happen in the DC comics universe which was called, you guessed it “Flashpoint” (2011). In the comics the resulting changes to the timeline screwed up the DC universe so much that the only way of the ensuing mess was the company’s infamous New 52 reboot.
Presumably the effects on the timeline on the TV show won’t be quite as far reaching. You’d assume the changes would have to be things that wouldn’t have too much of an effect on the other Arrowverse shows otherwise viewers of those shows who don’t watch The Flash might be very confused by a whole load of sudden inexplicably differences. The Flash could conceivably create a parallel universe, but that might make the big The Flash/Arrow/Legends Of Tomorrow/Supergirl crossover we’re promised in the autumn a bit tricky.
It’ll be interesting to see how the writers handle it. What do you think they’ll do?