Without actually knowing what Warner Bros and DC Comics have planned, it’s hard to tell if their TV and Cinematic universes will ever crossover. Odds are, they won’t. But it should be interesting to see how everything plays out, especially with lower-tiered superheroes now getting their own shows instead of their own movies.
Arrow is a prime example of how successful a superhero show can be, and now its spinoff is ready to come your way. Not only has CW ordered The Flash to a full series, but the network has been unveiling small teases to help promote the show’s upcoming Fall debut. Now we got a full five-minute trailer for The Flash, which not only cross overs with Arrow, but has the potential to expand the DC TV universe as a whole.
Hit the jump to see the full trailer.
I am actually quite impressed with how this trailer looked. The video is a bit of an origins story as it explains how Barry Allen (Grant Gustan) gets inspired to become a CS Investigator to the world’s fastest human – well at least in the DC comics world. The trailer also expands on the idea that Barry isn’t the only metahuman (humans with supernatural abilities, basically DC’s version of mutants). And with that notion floating around, it is very possible that Arrow could be faced with humans with supernatural abilities on his own show.
Now the bigger question is, how will this show impact Justice League? Will there be two Flashes co-existing in two different universes? Or does WB, CW, and DC have something bigger planned for us.
The Flash will also star Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, and more. The series is scheduled to air on Tuesdays at 8pm on the CW.