The state of the CW is very much like that of DC Comics and their properties right now: up in the air. Mainly because the station is trying to get sold, and as a result, many of its properties may not continue. And then, there’s The Flash, which many aren’t sure they WANT to continue given the quality of the current season.
Regardless of that, a set of teases have arrived. The first comes in a new trailer that showcases old and new clips to highlight the episodes to come with the new villain of Deathstorm. Series showrunner Eric Wallace actually talked about him recently and said fans don’t exactly know what is coming:
“So, at the end of Episode 11, ‘Resurrection,’ Deathstorm showed up and revealed himself,” Wallace said. “But what was not revealed is the true reason he’s back. That will be revealed. Everything about why he is back, his plan, what he wants and how it’ll affect Team Flash forever will be revealed in ‘Death Rises.’ Deathstorm might even achieve victories we never saw coming. It’s going to be devastating.”
“Why he’s back is not what people think it is,” Wallace continued. “Sometimes—and this is a very very big hint—sometimes the bigger the villain, the simpler the motivation. It’s not always some crazy, convoluted Machiavellian plan. The working title for this graphic novel, which is not a spoiler, was ‘The Blackfire Hauntings.’ When I first pitched my crazy ideas, my staff looked at me like, ‘What? Are you out of your mind? That sounds like a horror movie,’ And I went, ‘Yes, it is a horror movie. We’re going to do The Flash’s version of a horror film over several episodes.’ And once they got past that, then the excitement set in.”
Curious indeed, and we’ll see what happens once the season plays out.
Sources: YouTube, TV Insider