Grant Gustin Says Barry Allen Is Forgetting His Powers in THE FLASH Season 3
Some strange things are going to start happening to Barry Allen in the upcoming third season of The Flash. In a recent episode of DC All Access, star Grant Gustin talked a little bit about the Flashpoint storyline. As you all know by now, The Flash traveled back in time to save his mom's life. As you might expect, this comes with big changes and consequences. When talking about some of these changes and consequences, Gustin explains:
"Barry's the only one who knows that the timeline is different. And his memories are gradually being replaced by memories of graduating high school and college, his moments with his family, and when he realizes that those memories are replacing other memories, that's when he starts to realize how selfish of a decision this was."
That's not all, though. As this is all happening and his old memories are being replaced by new ones, he is starting to forget his powers. The actor goes on to say:
"It means he's forgetting his powers, too. He's having a full Back to the Future moment, his hand disappearing in front of him."
This is definitely going to make for an interesting story dynamic. I'm sure he'll get through it all ok, but he's going to have to go through some heavy shit in the process.
The Flash will be joined by Kid Flash in the new season, and according to actor Keiynan Lonsdale, he plays a "big part of Flashpoint." As for the villains, producer Aaron Helbing teased a couple of major ones, revealing that "one is a speedster, the other is a human." He adds that "they're gonna be a challenge for Barry."
The Flash is my favorite comic book inspired series currently in production, and I'm excited about what's coming in Season 3. The Flash returns to The CW on Tuesday, October 4th.