The CW’s hit superhero series The Flash has already adapted one major DC comic book story arc with a take on Flashpoint, and according to Grant Gustin, it’s a goal of the show to take on the biggest DC event of all – Crisis on Infinite Earths.
“We don’t really talk about it on a yearly basis but it was mentioned early on and that’s a goal,” Gustin told Comic Book during an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. “Obviously we’d have to go I think ten years to reach that, so there’s a possibility for sure. It’ll be fun to get there.”
If you’re unfamiliar with Crisis on Infinite Earths, it was a huge twelve-issue crossover from Marv Wolfman and George Perez, which was published between 1985 and 1986 and spanned the entire DC multiverse. It’s already been hinted at in the show with a newspaper appearing in its very first episode…
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
The Flash will return to The CW for its fourth season on Tuesday, October 10th.