Crisis on Infinite Earths was world changing for DC Comics, literally. Published in 1985 for their 50th anniversary the storyline served the DC multiverse in order to defeat the Anti-Monitor.
In Crisis #8, Flash attempted to stop the Anti-Monitor from using the antimatter cannon, but by doing so, he ran so fast, he disappeared into the Speed Force. After his death, Wally West (pre-New 52) became the new Flash.
The comic arc was originally teased back in season one, when we saw “Flash Missing Vanishes In Crisis,” as titular headline in the The Central City Citizen written by Iris West-Allen.
The article not only did it referenced other superheroes, but also teased us that Barry will vanish after fighting against the Anti-Monitor and that he will marry his long-lasting love, Iris West.
Nothing more was teased at Crisis on Infinite Earths story arc, until San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend.
In an interview with Comic Book, Grant Gustin explained that, although the story arc is not something that comes up often, it’s in fact something that they want to eventually do.
“We don’t really talk about on a yearly basis but it was mentioned early on and that’s a goal. Obviously we’d have to go I think ten years to reach that. So there’s a possibility for sure. It’ll be fun to get there.”
The article is dated 8 years in the future from no, 2025, so to be able to do that, either The Flash needs to reach 10 seasons or there’s going to be a time jump on the tv show.
Although we would be excited to see such story arc take place into the Arrowverse, is also true that last time they adapted an important story arc from The Flash (Flashpoint) it received mixed responses and critics, so maybe not jumping the gun on this one is a good idea.
What do you think about this news? Would you like to see Crisis on Infinite Earths take place on The Flash? Let us know in the comments below!
The Flash‘s fourth season premieres this October 10th, on The CW.
Source: Comic Book.