By now, some fans have at least one things to complain about when it comes to The Flash: the repetitive theme of speedsters always trying to outrun Barry Allen. During the debut season, we saw Eobard Thawne being slightly obsessed with Barry and trying to prove that he’s the better speedster. In the sophomore season, we saw Zoom try to out-run Barry and steal his powers in the process. Executives on the show decided to mix it up by adding Dr. Alchemy as one of two central villains this season on the show. Dr. Alchemy usually deals with magic and sorcery through science which is a breath of fresh air compared to the previous villains not in touch with the supernatural spectrum. Season Three will also have a new speedster on the horizon but the theme of speed-related goals and conquests will not be a recurring theme this season according to Aaron and Tom Helbing, screenwriters on the show:
“[We’re] trying to have the powers that they both possess play off of each other. It’s not just, ‘Oh, I have to catch this guy and take him down.’ It’s like, ‘Crap, now there’s this other guy, Dr. Alchemy,’ who has these transmutation qualities [via] this Philosopher’s Stone. You start to learn what he does with this stuff and how the both of them are coexisting. “Just when I think I’ve taken down this guy, I’ve got this [other] dude to worry about,” and vice versa. It’s like flanking.”
The Helbing brothers also talked about the general depressing vibe the show usually gave off when it reached the climax of its first two seasons while promising a lighter tone coming into next season:
“[Season 2’s] last 5 [or] 6 episodes were pretty dark. Zoom, in general, was dark. It even got darker than we probably anticipated. So we’re making a conscious effort to go back more toward the tone of Season 1.”
Are you looking forward to the show’s new direction in villains and tone? Tune in October 4th to catch the premiere of The Flash’s third season on the CW. Comment your opinion below!
Source: Heroic Hollywood