The CW has released a new poster for the upcoming third season of The Flash.
...And for those who have been complaining that up to now the red in Barry Allen's costume hasn't been bright enough? Well, now it's looking positively John Wesley Shipp-like. We'll see if that translates to his actual suit when you see it onscreen, but for now, it bears a more-than-passing resemblance to the version of Barry's costume seen in the "newspaper from the future" in the show's pilot.
You can check it out in the attached image gallery.
While that newspaper promise a Crisis in 2024, the third season of The Flash, which debuts in two weeks, will start with a Crisis-level event: Barry Allen has traveled back in time, prevented his mother's murder, and created a timeline split. The parallel reality is being referred to as the "Flashpoint" timeline, named after the 2011 miniseries Flashpoint, in which Barry did the same thing and inadvertently plunged the DC Universe into chaos.
Dozens of characters, a global war, and more took center stage in Flashpoint before the DC Universe was completely rebooted to make way for The New 52, which condensed the timeline and left fans with a younger, less crowded DC Universe.
“All of that stuff is not at our disposal, which is fine with us, because we really wanted to do something personal to Barry,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently said in an interview. “The stakes in the comic book in Flashpoint were global and the stakes in this episode are very much just about Barry, his existence, and the people that he loves.”0comments
The Flashpoint timeline itself will only be the focus of The Flash for a few episodes, but the effects of the timeline change will reverberate throughout the season -- and even over into Arrow, where something will happen with Diggle.
The Flash returns to The CW at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, October 4, with new episodes. The series airs every Tuesday night at 8.