Stephen Amell Addresses Whether or Not “Flashpoint” Could Affect ‘Arrow’

By June 23, 2016

The future of the DC TV Universe (on The CW, at least) seemed to become increasingly more mysterious earlier this week, when The Flash star Grant Gustin announced that the show’s season 3 premiere episode would be titled “Flashpoint.” Following events at the end of the season 2 finale as well, the confirmation of the “Flashpoint” storyline brought up a number of interesting questions for DC fans, as the storyline not only affected Barry Allen’s world in the comics, but also changed the landscape of the entire DC Universe, including the lives of its more notable heroes and villains.

In a typical fashion as well, it didn’t take long before some of the other DC TV stars began getting asked about “Flashpoint,” and whether or not it would affect their show at all. First up: The Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell.

While doing a live Facebook Q&A with the fans, Amell first addressed the “Flashpoint” confirmation when a fan brought it up, saying:

“That’s sick, that’s really cool.”

When asked about whether or not The Flash storyline could affect Arrow at all later as well, Amell replied:

“Don’t know; certainly could.”

In the comics, some of the bigger changes that came from “Flashpoint” included wiping the Justice League from existence, pitting the Amazonians and Atlanteans in a worldwide war against each other, having Bruce Wayne die in the alleyway as a kid instead of his parents, leading his father to become Batman and his mother, The Joker, had Superman be captured by the military and be kept in an underground base, and more.

Obviously, The Flash won’t show those kinds of seismic changes I imagine, especially since a number of those mentioned characters aren’t even in the TV universe yet. However, there is the possibility of it changing and affecting the lives of the other heroes and villains in the DC TV universe right now, including Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. Is it possible “Flashpoint” may merge Supergirl into the same world as the other CW shows? It would make sense, at least.

Whether or not “Flashpoint” does extend past The Flash‘s Tuesday night time slot will likely remain a mystery for quite some time though, but fans will also have that amount of time to guess and theorize about what changes could occur because of “Flashpoint”… even if a majority of them don’t end up being true.

Arrow season five is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 5th on The CW.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable