'The Flash' Season 6 confirms the existence of Atlantis and Aquaman in the post 'Crisis' Arrowverse
The post 'Crisis' has seen some massive changes ring in. 'The Flash' was one of the Arrowverse shows that built-up the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' along with 'Arrow' throughout Season 6 and the aftermath of the multiverse-shattering battle has led the series in a new direction.
Barring the return of the old villains and a new mysterious organization along with the death of the Speed Force, the show dropped a crucial hint that somewhere in the post 'Crisis' exists Atlantis as confirmed by the team's genius whizkid, Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes). The episode, 'Death of the Speed Force' saw Cisco and Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) return. The former was out globe-trotting and figuring out the key changes between the pre and post 'Crisis' earth when he reveals he also visited Atlantis. There was just one setback— The "Atlantean fish smell" would stick to the clothes for a while.
While that raised hopes for an Aquaman cameo, the show didn't see an appearance from one of DC's major characters just yet. Atlantis and Aquaman have a rich comic history. The city was technologically and magically advanced. In fact, it was the same magic abilities that helped them transform into amphibious species when the island nation went down to the depths of the ocean. As far as the current definition goes, Atlantis comprises of seven different kingdoms.
Meanwhile, Aquaman and Aqualad have made appearances in other DC content. Jason Momoa starred as Arthur Curry/Jason Momoa in 'Justice League' and 'Aquaman' while Drew Van Acker played Garth/Aqualad in 'Titans' Season 2. Both characters have been part of the animated series, 'Justice League' and 'Young Justice'.
Not much is known about a potential Aquaman entrance into the Arrowverse despite these Easter egg drops. While it can be safe to assume that the king of Atlantis will not definitely arrive in 'The Flash', only time will tell if The CW plans on getting the character a standalone series, especially when WB is working on an 'Aquaman' sequel starring Momoa.
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'The Flash' airs Tuesdays 8 pm on The CW.