Even though yesterday was Groundhog Day, The Flash star Grant Gustin has been using the movie as a comparison for the upcoming time travel episodes of the series.
“It’s a complete accident the first time [he time travels],” Gustin told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s really confusing because now we’re playing with timelines and we’re having to shoot things a couple different ways. It’s like a Groundhog’s Day-type element. It’s really funny and really exciting.”
“He’s not handling it incredibly well. It’s freaking him out a little bit,” Gustin continues. “He realizes, ‘Holy s**t, this an opportunity to change things with my family’s past,’ He doesn’t know yet to maybe not do that, but that’s where Barry’s at when he realizes what he’s just learned that he can do, that he can maybe save his mom.”
Executive Producer Andrew Kriesberg on the other hand had two other science fiction stories to call from with his comparisons.
“There’s an episode coming up where there is inadvertent connection to the Speed Force that results in probably our funniest hour as well as our darkest hour as the dangers of time travel come to light. It’s a mashup between Back to the Future and Terminator—the good version of time travel and the bad version of time travel.”
“After that episode, things are never going to be the same on The Flash,” he teases.
The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.