The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace opens up on the Disaster on Infinite Earths-level Arrowverse crossover that nearly occurred. As of this yr, Greg Berlanti’s Arrowverse franchise has come to an finish as The Flash season 9 wrapped its run. The Flash was formally the ultimate remaining Earth-Prime sequence within the franchise, following a number of Arrowverse exhibits that obtained canceled in 2022 on The CW.
Whereas there have been no conventional Arrowverse crossovers in The Flash season 9, it seems the showrunner had one in thoughts that may be just like Disaster on Infinite Earths. In an interview with Leisure Weekly, Wallace revealed that he had deliberate to do an adaption of the notorious Inexperienced Lantern arc, Blackest Night time, which might have concerned characters from Titans, Stargirl, and Superman & Lois. The multi-part occasion would have tied again to The Flash season 8’s Deathstorm storyline, with Wallace hoping to herald Nekron. The Flash boss additionally revealed extra particulars on the misplaced The Eternally Arc storyline, sharing the next:
Again in season 8, we arrange The Blackest Night time storyline with Deathstorm. When Deathstorm was defeated, the emotional vibrations went all the way in which again to the Netherverse and one other dimension to Nekron, who’s proper out of the comedian books. I wished to have one last, massive, enormous epic crossover, getting everyone — when you’re on a present or not — again collectively for that storyline. What that may have allowed me to do is carry again characters which can be lifeless. The thought was to get all of them collectively to cease Nekron and all his Black Lanterns, which I am certain Geoff Johns would’ve liked as a result of it is his creation.
[About The Forever War]: That is one among these loopy issues that I have been hinting at, which could be very tied in with the Chronarch. We have been hinting that the Chronarch could be again in a roundabout way, as early as season 7 when Abra Kadabra [David Dastmalchian] mentions to Barry, ‘The Chronarch is coming and goes to mess up your life.’ It has to do with Barry and Iris as a result of eternity is falling aside and eternally is getting taken away. That might’ve kicked off season 10 with a few particular visitor stars that we might have seen.
Why The Flash’s Deserted Arrowverse Crossover Concepts Ought to Occur In Comedian Format
With the Arrowverse having come to an finish, not less than on The CW, there are different methods for The Flash’s crossover concepts to return to fruition. A technique that different main style exhibits have taken – together with Smallville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer – is to get comedian continuations. This may be a viable avenue for the Arrowverse, as it could permit followers to proceed following the franchise’s variations of those DC characters. The Arrowverse has additionally beforehand performed comedian tie-ins, together with 2022’s Earth-Prime restricted sequence, which even had storylines issue into The Flash season 9.
Having The Flash season 10 seem in comedian format – or perhaps a correct Arrowverse comedian sequence – would additionally permit the franchise to proceed with out the restraints that include TV productions. Making Blackest Night time in live-action with CW sources could be a tough problem, each from a VFX standpoint and in addition from the variety of actors that Wallace had in thoughts to herald as particular visitor stars. However as a comic book guide sequence, they may have the Arrowverse’s Justice League be absolutely realized with out making it really feel or look constrained.
Time will inform if The Flash will ever get to do any of Wallace’s remaining storylines in different mediums, particularly now that season 9 has accomplished its run. Even when the Arrowverse by no means continues once more, it was an enormous run for the beloved franchise that followers will be capable of re-live by means of dwelling launch or streaming. But when any of these The Flash arcs ever obtained an opportunity to be informed in comedian continuations, it could be fascinating to see how they’d sort out Blackest Night time.
Supply: Leisure Weekly