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The second season finale of The Flash took fans on a huge journey and then turned left into unexpectedness. Barry went back in time and stopped the Reverse Flash from killing his mother. That of course means Flashpoint is happening.
Series star Grant Gustin and co-creator/executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed on Twitter that season three’s premiere will be named after the Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert storyline.
FLASHPOINT. This is not drill. https://t.co/nzq2NJh9pl
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) June 20, 2016
This is going to have major implications for the show and it has led to speculation amongst fans that the upcoming four-way crossover this winter will revolve around setting the timeline back to before Barry tampered with it.
Now for those not in the know of the original Flashpoint storyline, it was published back in 2011 and was the catalyst towards the New 52 reboot across all DC Comics. Like on the show, Barry went back in time and saved his mother from being killed, but drastically altered the timeline doing so. Among the many changes, Thomas Wayne is a trigger happy Batman, Superman is a weakened alien detained by the government, and Cyborg is essentially the superhero of the world.
The story was adapted into a DC Original Animated movie, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox in 2013.
The Flash returns to TV with its third season premiering on The CW on October 4.