Warning: This article contains spoilers for the series finale. glitter“A New World: Part Four.”
glitter is over but the end is really A fresh start for three more speedsters,
arrowverse final series Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) The pilot’s voiceover returned, but with a twist: Barry was actually talking to his infant daughter, telling her the story of how he became the Flash. And when he talked with Iris to baby Nora (candice patton), she revealed that it was time to share her momentum. He ushered in a new era of heroes as Avery Ho (Piper Karda), Max Mercury (Trevor Carroll), and Jess Chambers (Hana Destiny Huggins) — all notable speedsters from the comics — were about to be struck by his lightning.
Bettina Strauss / The CW Grant Gustin as The Flash and John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick on ‘The Flash’
“I thought it was really cool,” says Gustin. EW as part of our latest cover story, regarding how the series ends with Barry sharing his powers with three new speedsters. “To be honest, I even missed the voiceover. I loved doing that, so when the voiceover came in that last script, I got chills.”
Gustin revealed that he actually worked closely with showrunner Eric Wallace to tweak that voiceover a bit. He says, “I wanted it to feel exactly like what I was saying in the pilot episode.” “I wanted it to be roughly the same until we get to the part where we’re talking about all the new speedsters, and that was cool.” The actor immediately clarified that he does not like to change too many things from the script. “When it came to writing the show, I’m not a writer. I was protective of my character and understood who I thought she was, and sometimes what I thought was true. But as far as Story-wise, I just let the writers go, and I trusted the writers for nine seasons.”
That’s why Gustin likes the show’s ending in the series finale, because “it feels great… Glow, ” he says. “This universe, the multiverse, the Speed Force – it’s all much bigger than Barry Allen. It felt very fitting for a note for us to go out.”
But Gustin had an alternate idea for how he wanted the show to end. “It was a fan theory I saw online that Barry sacrificed himself to the Speed Force and became the lightning bolt that struck him in this full circle moment,” he says. “I thought it was cool, and I remember talking to Eric about it and he was really ready for Barry and Iris’ happy ending. He didn’t want Oliver (Stephen Amell) to be like Barry.” Let the hero die. Did (on Arrow,
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After seeing the way Wallace ended the series in Wednesday’s finale, Gustin is glad they didn’t go through with his idea. “It would have taken away from Oliver’s sacrifice if we had to see Barry make that same sacrifice at the end Glowbecause Oliver sacrificed himself for Barry and for other heroes to continue,” he says. After everything we went through and how compatible Barry and Iris were as a couple, it It ends with them being happy and starting a family and Team Flash moving into the future together. I think it was the right decision and fans will enjoy it.”
But it turns out that Wallace also had an alternate idea for how he wanted the show to end which ultimately didn’t come to fruition. “I got the emotional heart of it, but because there was no Season 10, there was no time to set it up,” he tells WebMD. EW in our latest cover story (Speaking before the writers’ strike). “The ending I thought involved the negative forces. We didn’t get it as much as I wanted but the negative forces story would have been much bigger.”
And the alternate endings just keep on coming, because the previous Glow showrunner Todd Helbing (who ran seasons 2–5 and now Helms superman and lois) also tells EW (speaking before the writers’ strike) that not one but two of his original series finale ideas panned out.
“I always thought it was going to end with the newsreel: ‘In distress the flash vanishes,'” Helbing says. “Obviously, once crisis Done, can’t do it anymore. And I had the same idea that Barry becomes the lightning bolt on him, where he’s trapped in the future and the only way to save him from the Reverse-Flash is to basically make himself. I thought it would have been a good ending.”
Despite all these alternate endings, the current audience is proud of how glitter actually ends. Wallace says, “At the end of the series finale where we get Barry Allen is incredibly satisfying to me, and Grant told me how much it was important to put the bookend on him and see where the character’s emotional state ends.” was satisfactory.” “I hope fans can also feel a sense of completion and closure as Barry Allen truly achieves his full potential and finally closes the door on past demons.”
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