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Old 09-01-2013, 10:44 PM   #12
cleverusername8
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Default Re: The general Barry Allen vs Wally West thread

Interestingly enough, the Flash TV series from the 90's that starred Barry introduced Iris at the start and then sent her off to a foreign country only to ignore her for most of the time from that point on. I wonder if the new series/movies will do something similar so that the Wests are 100% absent in the new Allen future of the Flash family (I'm sure they'll let Bart continue to tag along).

Also of note, the DC Universe Online game booted Wally from the mix as well. Apparently he was present in the tie-in comics that got little to no traction but when the game came out, adult Flash was Barry, "original" Flash was Jay, and Kid Flash was Bart. Wally was not in the picture.

Then Young Justice killed the character in its last aired episode. Brandon Vietti - one of the creative leads - stated on Twitter that Wally was intended to stay dead even if the show continued. They planned for his death from the beginning and planned to make it permanent unlike other apparent deaths that took place.

I think the message is becoming fairly clear that DC and WB are turning their backs on the Wally/Kyle Rayner generation of Flash and Green Lantern characters. We're looking at a future of Hal (or maybe John) and Barry for a long time to come.

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