'The Flash' showrunner Eric Wallace seemingly confirms the speedster's death in the 'Crisis', sparks theories of 'which Barry will die?'
Wallace may have given out a little more than he would have hoped for, but it isn't necessary the storylines may actually stick.
'The Flash' showrunner dropped a shocker when he said Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) will still perish at some point during the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'. The season premiere, 'Into the void' sees the Monitor (La Monica Garett) appear in the final minutes to warn Barry of his impending death. At that stage, it is clear that Barry has no idea about his friend Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) deal with the Monitor. The 'Crisis' that was supposed to arrive in 20-2024 has a new date— December 10, 2019. The same date that 'The Flash's episode will be part of the crossover episode.
When the Monitor showed up in the 'Elseworlds' crossover last year, Oliver and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) got a chance to look at the Book of Destiny that suggested, like in the comics, The Flash and Kara Danvers aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) would die in the 'Crisis'. The Emerald Archer struck a deal with the Monitor that he would sacrifice himself to save the duo.
According to comicbook, Wallace said: "'Crisis' turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to…The Flash because it created an immediacy to things. We know that on December 10, 2019, the Flash will die….We’re not messing around."
"As a married couple, they can count the number of days and weeks. What kind of urgency does that give them? An extreme one. It turns the dial up to 10, and it makes you think, 'Is every moment together with our last? What can we do? Should we fight this? Is it inevitable?'" Wallace hinted.
"These are all the things that they're grappling with for these next seven episodes, because [episode] eight ends and it's 'Crisis' time. And it's time to go off to cosmic war. The relationship is strained, but it's also going to bring them closer together than ever before because that's what tragedy does," he added.
Wallace may have given out a little more than he would have hoped for but it isn't necessary the storylines may actually stick. With December 10 as the date set, time's running out for Barry and with all the recent developments, he seems to be one of the prime contenders to not make it out alive.
Fans, however, seem to be pretty confident that Barry wouldn't bite the dust. "I doubt the main Barry Allen will die in #CrisisOnInifiteEarths despite whatever the showrunner says or what the monitor said in the premiere. It might be one of the other Flashes." wrote a fan on Twitter, soon after the announcement was made. A theory that we had similarly written about. Some took the more logical route. "I would be happy but we all know that Arrowverse showrunners have lied about spoilers before. Besides, if they go through with this they'd have 12 or 13 episodes they'd have to tell without Barry. Why kill him off when Oliver's show ends right after."
And then there were a few who felt it was Barry's time remnant in the future who dies. "I have a theory, what if it is our Barry Allen that vanishes/dies in #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths but Barry creates a time remnant to die in Crisis", and then came another tweet that hinted that the old Barry Allen would be the one to die. "The Monitor said, "the Flash has to die"...so theoretically, 90s Barry Allen Flash could sacrifice himself to save our new Flash, Jay Garrick hasn't called himself "The Flash" (I don't believe). Either way seeing multiple JWS will be awesome but probably sad too."
Guess it all boils down to this tweet: "The real questions is ‘Which Barry Allen will die? "
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.