After three seasons of rapid villains, The Flash will hit the brakes in Season Four.
“Subsequent season we’re now not going to have a speedster [as the main villain],” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg printed right through a panel at los angeles’ PaleyFest on Saturday, the place the celebrities and producers of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of The Next Day had been gathered to have a good time the four CW shows.
However before Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) can sluggish issues down, he must defeat this season’s Large Dangerous. That Would be Savitar, a self-proclaimed velocity god, who’s threatening to kill Barry’s soulmate, Iris West (Candice Patton).
“With Savitar, we all know who he is below there,” Kreisberg teased. “We Have Now been planning this for some time and we’re in point of fact eager about it.”
In Keeping With the showrunner, the outlet seasons of Flash have been about reveling in having powers, whereas the present episodes are about their pitfalls. “That’s The story we wanted to inform and that’s why our version of Savitar is the most effective villain for that story,” he stated.
The March 21 episode of The Flash, “Duets,” is a musical crossover with Supergirl, featuring Glee alum Darren Criss as Music Meister, who traps Barry and Kara (Melissa Benoist) in an alternative reality that operates like a film musical.
Kreisberg stated the episode takes a web page out of Joss Whedon’s playbook, noting that even in Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s “gimmick” episodes like “Hush” and “all over again With Feeling,” the storylines “failed to stop the continuing narrative of the season; these episodes in point of fact spoke to what the characters have been going through.
“We set it up so that in The Flash and Supergirl, Barry and Kara would be at a romantic crossroads…they may be able to go on this trip collectively to both get back the love they misplaced or not.”
After his sojourn through just a few musical numbers, Barry will likely be attempting to figure out just the way to cease Savitar, and episode 18 will feature a villain from the long run referred to as Abra Kadabra.
“He knows who Savitar is and it becomes an ethical conundrum: Do Barry and the team let Abra Kadabra go as a way to get Savitar’s identification?” Kreisberg explained. “Iris and Barry have a great scene, ‘Are You Able To be a hero for those who do one Bad thing?'”
Episode 19 is known as “The As Soon As and Future Flash,” wherein “Barry decides that the one means he can in finding out what he needs to grasp is someday,” Kreisberg stated.
Gustin admitted he understands viewers who’re pissed off with a few of Barry’s questionable picks in Season Three — together with his determination to take a break from his relationship with Iris in episode 316.
“I agree more often than not, as a viewer, with the backlash that Barry receives,” he revealed. “He Is always been an optimistic character and I Feel this year we just see his fear dictate issues greater than ever, because how could it not with what He Is going through?”
Supergirl airs Mondays at Eight p.m., The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Legends of Day After Today airs Thursdays at Eight p.m. on The CW.