One of the biggest questions about the DC/CW universe of shows is whether the Flash, when he ended his second season by saving his mum in the past and rewriting the timeline, would also have changed the timelines of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Yesterday, Stephen Amell suddenly declared that it would. Then he quickly undeclared it.
Here’s the deal: Yesterday ComicBook.com reported that Amell, when asked if The Flash‘s “Flashpoint” storyline would affect the events of Arrow at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in New Jersey, answered “Sure.” And then, when someone else asked “Majorly?” as a follow-up. Amell replied, “You bet.”
After the nerdernet had time to imagine all the possible changes to the Arrow status quo that were in store (the return of Tommy Merlyn!), Amell clarified his comments on Facebook last night:
Actually I sarcastically said “sure”… And then I seriously said, “I have no idea whatsoever”… but let’s go with confirm, I guess.
No one seemed to have mentioned the “I have no idea whatsoever” bit when they were first reporting the Arrow/’Flashpoint’ business, but this is hardly impossible. On the other hand, Amell’s also been around the block long enough to know you can’t use sarcasm when speaking at cons, because otherwise this is exactly what happens.
So now you have your choice of what the reality is: