The Flash has taken the DC Comics world in many directions over the past four years. Everyone is expecting the fifth season to be out in a few months, but star Grant Gustin wants to see something in particular play out. He recently spoke about the future of Barry Allen (played by him) and Iris’ (Candice Patton) relationship on the show. Considering that season four’s finale introduces Nora Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy) who plays as the future version of Barry and Iris’ daughter, Gustin is excited about how the plotline will be set up.
“I mean, I would imagine if we can stay on the air long enough, we probably will see them have a kid.” Gustin told the crowd at ACE Comic Con Seattle. “Which, now we’ve seen. But I’m more thinking an actual baby, but we’ll see. I’m excited to see what we’re going to do with next year though, with the ‘Mystery Girl.'”
Nora debuted in last year’s “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover and has been popping up throughout the fourth season. She has been a very intriguing mystery for fans of the show. It is unclear exactly why Nora returned to the past, but it sounds like Patton is also curious to see it play out.
“I mean, I think anyone in that position would be like ‘what the…?” Patton explained at a recent panel. “You know. Because it’s weird, her daughter came back from the future, essentially at the same age that she (Iris) currently is. So, it’s super trippy. I think both her and Barry are kind of like ‘What the hell?’ And that also means that, you know, Iris has to be pregnant at some point. When does that happen? How does this affect the time continuum, if she’s coming back to the past? Could it mess with all the storylines? Could Barry and I not be together? I have no idea what’ll happen.”
Executive producer Todd Helbing hinted as much after the season four finale, teasing. He suggested that Nora’s role in the series will defy most expectations.
“We always like to introduce characters and sort of highlight areas that come from the comics but we don’t want to be beholden exactly to them so we can change the stories as we see fit and tell it for a television show.” Helbing told ComicBook.com. “With her, (Nora) it’s the time that she comes from and what she did. She makes this sort of big mistake at the end of the episode — you see the concern of what she’s done, and Barry certainly learned his lessons from time travel, so now it’s going to be interesting to put him on the different side of the problem and see how he can help her fix it.”
What do you think? Is there a baby on the horizon of The Flash?
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