ON THE CW: The Flash’s season 8 will kick-off with a 5-part story arc called Armageddon, showing Barry fighting alongside several m’eh Arrowverse heroes, including; Javicia Leslie’s Batwoman, Brandon Routh’s Atom, Katherine McNamara’s gender swapped Green Arrow, and Cress Williams’ kinda-cool Black Lightning.
Show-runner Eric Wallace had this to say… “Simply put, these are going to be some of the most emotional Flash episodes ever, plus, there are some truly epic moments and huge surprises that await our fans. And we’re doing them on a scale that’s bigger and bolder than our traditional Flash episodes… It’s going to be a true event for Flash and Arrowverse fans, old and new. Honestly, I can’t wait for audiences to see what we’ve got planned.”
The CW has also released its official synopsis for “Armageddon,” the 5-part story arch:
“A powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton) and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out, and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.”
This is why the CW is so lame. “Alien threat?”… “Save the World?”… Where’s Superman, Martian Manhunter, Black Siren, Stargirl, Supergirl, Kid Flash, Martian Manhunter, Steel, Gorilla Grodd, the Ray, or John Diggle as Green Lantern? Interesting characters with actual power.
When they first announced that the new season of The Flash was going to start off with guest heroes, I had high hopes that the show was finally getting better. But when these details emerged, those hopes were dashed. This doesn’t sound epic, it sounds like the CW norm.