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The CW gives The Flash his own TV show, launched out of Arrow

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Now that Arrow is a huge hit, The CW is still casting around for other superheroes to bring to the small screen. And with the Wonder Woman show Amazon on the back burner, the next choice is the Flash, the superhero who runs really fast. Does this mean no Flash movie?


According to Deadline, The CW's Mark Pedowitz told the Television Critics Association gathering that the Flash show would focus on the origins of Barry Allen, the original Silver Age version of the Scarlet Speedster. And Allen would first appear as a recurring character on Arrow, before being spun out into his own TV show — which might make him the first character on Arrow with straight-up superpowers.

Meanwhile, speaking of the Wonder Woman show, Pedowitz said, "Amazon is on pause (as) the script is not exactly what we wanted, and with an iconic character like Wonder Woman, we have to get it right." Apparently they've totally scrapped the pilot script by Allan Heinberg, and they're looking at a new script by a different writer.


For the Flash TV show, The CW is basically reassembling the Arrow team, with Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg developing the project along with some help from Geoff Johns. And director David "King of Pilots" Nutter is also reportedly on board. The process of spinning off Flash out of Arrow will be similar to how The Originals will spin out of Vampire Diaries or the new, nameless Chicago show will spin out of Supernatural.

As to whether this means rumors of a Flash movie after Batman Vs. Superman but before Justice League are false — time will tell. Bear in mind, though, that we got Superman Returns while Smallville was on the air. And a B-list hero like the Flash can only benefit from getting more exposure on the small screen before being rolled out in a different version in movie theaters. [Deadline]

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I do think on Arrow they had one character make their exit by saying that they were moving to Central City, which gave me hope. I know it was a throwaway line, but still.

Also, If they were able to make that 90's era Tim Burton rip-off Flash show watchable (I remember loving it) I'm sure this could be done.