As new memories take hold, the ‘Flashpoint’ storyline will see Barry’s Flash powers falling to the wayside.
Barry may be the only one who remembers his former life before saving his mother and changing the timeline, but even that won’t last forever. Series star Grant Gustin says Season 3 of The Flash will show Barry’s memories changing, resulting in him forgetting about his speedforce powers.
The newest episode of DC All Access features Comic-Con interviews with The Flash cast, with the most intriguing comments coming from Gustin:
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.
Gustin goes on to explain, “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.”
Keiynan Lonsdale and Jesse L. Martin also talk about the changes to Wally West and his new role as Kid Flash. “Kid Flash is a big part of Flashpoint,” says Lonsdale.
“Wally is definitely in Joe’s life,” says Martin. “He’s definitely Joe’s son, but Wally’s got a life that Joe knows nothing about.”
You can check out the full episode of DC All Access above.
The Flash is currently filming Season 3 in Vancouver and will return on Tuesday, October 4 at 8/7c on The CW.