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9 years is a very long time for an actor to play any character, not to mention one that’s often compelled to put on an elaborate, skin-hugging superhero costume. So after I heard The Flash star Grant Gustin advised to the sequence’ showrunner to kill off Barry Allen within the upcoming sequence finale, I assumed he simply needed to be achieved with the character. However it seems that the actor had one thing rather more fascinating in thoughts.

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Chatting with the TV Line podcast (by way of CBR), Gustin defined he needed Barry—performing a few of these time shenanigans that acquired him in bother seemingly each two of three episodes—to sacrifice himself to avoid wasting the Pace Pressure, and, properly, I’ll let him clarify it:

“Once I considered [the show] ending, there was a idea on the market that Barry would sacrifice himself to maintain the Pace Pressure alive and turn out to be the lightning bolt that inevitably struck him [in the pilot] and create this full circle second, which I assumed was actually cool. Yeah, and I kinda all the time needed him to die a hero’s demise in a approach, and [showrunner Eric Wallace] was very against the concept, and we actually needed to see a cheerful ending for Barry and Iris. And in the end, I believe that … as followers revisit it, most likely how they’re going to need it to finish.”

I concur that followers would probably fairly Barry be alive when the sequence ends, if solely as a result of Arrow’s Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) already pulled the heroic sacrifice in the course of the Disaster on Infinite Earths miniseries. As the most important, second most necessary, and solely remaining sequence of the DC CW-verse, giving The Flash a cheerful ending could be a greater technique to shut out this grand experiment that started in 2012 and encompassed six exhibits. In addition to, even when the Flash died, if one way or the other the DC CW returned, demise has by no means stopped a hero from coming again to life in any medium. In spite of everything, Inexperienced Arrow is because of seem on the present earlier than The Flash ends on Might 24…

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