by Ryan Rigley
Paving the way for 2016’s “Justice League” movie, founding member the Flash is on the verge of getting not only his own movie but also a TV series on the CW. Set to guest star in several episodes of the upcoming second season of “Arrow,” the “Flash” TV series is being developed by “Arrow” co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg with David Nutter directing the pilot episode.
While this isn’t the first time that the Scarlet Speedster has been on TV, we here at Splash page can’t help but wonder what the “Flash” TV series means for the future of the DC cinematic—and television—universe. With that in mind, here’s a list of five Flash-tastic things that we hope to see in the “Flash” TV series!
Arguably one of the most important parts of the Flash comic series, the Rogues are group of criminals with high-tech weaponry that pride themselves on their code of honor. Led by Captain Cold, members of the Rogues include Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Weather Wizard, the Trickster, the Top, the Pied Piper and Captain Boomerang. They only kill people when absolutely necessary and, under no circumstances, will they take the life of a woman or child. The Flash, however, is another story.
The Flash Museum
Located in the heart of Central City, the Flash museum is a monument to all superheroes baring the alias of the Flash, with Barry Allen being its main focus. The museum’s curator is a former Shakespearean actor named Dexter Myles who was given the job after assisting Barry Allen foil a bank robbery. Its exhibits cover everything there is to know about the Flash, including battles with the Rogues and various artifacts that the Flash has encountered over the years.
The Speed Force
The extra-dimensional energy source from which all DC super-speedsters draw their special abilities, the Speed Force is considered to be the ultimate measure of velocity within the DC comics universe. When super-speedy superheroes like the Flash die, they become one with the Speed Force. If moving fast enough, it is possible for one to reach the Speed Force as a physical plane.
The Cosmic Treadmill
First appearing in “The Flash” #125, the Cosmic Treadmill is a time travel device that allows super-speedsters to travel more precisely through the time stream. In its first appearance, the Flash uses the Cosmic Treadmill to travel into the future to stop aliens from taking over the Earth in the year 2287. Only beings with super speed can properly use the Cosmic Treadmill, which is why more often than not there is one on exhibit at the Flash Museum.
After an alien spaceship crash lands in the jungles of Africa, Gorilla Grodd is bestowed with super intelligence by the ship’s pilot. Now with an unbelievably high intelligence and the ability to control the minds of others, Gorilla Grodd will stop at nothing to fulfill his ultimate goal of world domination, as well as turning every human being on the planet into a gorilla. Sure, a talking gorilla may sound silly initially, but—believe it or not—Gorilla Grodd is actually one of the Flash’s deadliest adversaries.
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