Will The Flash season 6 actually bust out Red Death as a Big Bad? While nothing is confirmed at the moment, it’s absolutely a pretty cool thing to think about. This character is strange, ambitious, and different than much of anything that we’ve seen the series take on as of late. We’re discussing here, effectively, an evil alteration of Bruce Wayne through another world! There’s so much to like, and there’s absolutely so much to wonder about.
So with all of this in mind, we like to think that the Easter Egg from earlier this season (the name in the Flash Museum) means something — though that’s something the show’s own executive producer is, at present, rather hesitant to confirm. Speaking via ComicBook.com, here is what Todd Helbing had to say on that subject:
“Red Death is pretty big. I think you can tell the bigger characters when we talk about them that we don’t do that just as a one off little Easter egg. We give them a little bit more like, ‘Oh, man. These people might be coming in the future.’ … it’s a tricky thing with DC. We always need to talk to them in planning. There’s so many facets to it. There are always ways that we can try to make things work. That one’s particularly tricky but I would say never say never.”
We assumed from the jump that getting Red Death on board would be one of those moves that would need to be approved via the folks over at DC given that we are talking about Bruce Wayne … unless of course, the writers found another way to tell this story. We suggested earlier this year that The Flash could try to bring on board Stephen Amell after the end of Arrow and turn Red Death into an evil, alternate-universe version of Oliver Queen if they so chose, which would certainly add to the emotional stakes given that Barry would have to take on a dark version of one of his own mentors. Of course, you can argue that the series has already done something similar with Crisis on Earth-X and Amell playing Dark Arrow there.
It’s possible that tonight will offer up a further tease about what could be coming up next season — we figure that Godspeed is still in play given that everything we saw with Nora was in the future, and what happens tonight could change that timeline in some way. There’s also a chance that we go back to Reverse-Flash — the sneak peek below focused a good bit on that subject, as Barry and STAR Labs realize that in order to help Central City, they may need to, in turn, allow Eobard to escape from his prison in the future. It’s not ideal, but when thousands of lives are at play, what other choice do they really have?
For some other information on The Flash and the finale now…
Be sure to visit the link here! We’ll be back later tonight with a little more insight into just how season 6 could continue forward, and we hope that we’re getting set for one of the more epic seasons we’ve seen. (Photo: The CW.)