Though there was word circulating during the San Diego Comic-Con that The Flash would get the movie treatment, comments made during the CW executive session seem to point to the small screen instead.

Deadline has the update that includes wording that seems to confirm Barry Allen is headed to television.

During the CW executive session, the network’s topper Mark Pedowitz gave more details about The Flash project. It will be the origin story of Barry Allen who will be introduced as a recurring character on Arrowthis coming season.”We want to exapand the DC universe of characters,” he said.

The show will more than likely come from Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, director David Nutter, with input from DC’s Geoff Johns. How will the network bring The Flash into the television world? Again, according to Deadline, The Flash will be introduced on Arrow and then get a spin-off series.

Does this change the movie rumor, or does it leave the door open for another hero to step onto the silver screen? And if The Flash spins off successfully, will Warner Bros., The CW, and DC Comics reconsider Wonder Woman?

More on this when The CW and Warner Bros. make it officially official.

via Deadline


  1. July 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    Bleah. TV works good for characters like a young Clark Kent, Oliver Queen, etc. But this is Barry Allen, the Fastest Man Alive and should be a future part of the Justice League film. Super speed seems more geared to a CGI base like a film instead of TV.

    • July 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm — Reply

      I don’t know, I think they did okay with the portrayal of Bart and Clark’s own superspeed in Smallville. But I would prefer a big-screen Flash movie, not just for the higher grade special FX but because I think it is about time Flash got his chance to shine on the big screen.

  2. Oldcomicfan
    July 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    I hope to God they aren’t going to just rerelease the Flash TV series from the 70s. Oh, the humanity!!!

    • Awinst
      July 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm — Reply

      The Flash had a series in the 70’s?

      • Oldcomicfan
        July 31, 2013 at 7:26 am — Reply

        Do yourself a favor and don’t go there. It is available on DVD but it’s not worth the plastic it’s pressed into.

      • July 31, 2013 at 8:38 am — Reply

        No, he didn’t. There was a a Flash TV show circa 1990, which wasn’t half-bad, though..

        • July 31, 2013 at 10:10 am — Reply

          Half bad? I think you mean it was 3/4 great!

          • July 31, 2013 at 6:14 pm — Reply

            At the very least, it was 1000 times better than “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”.

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