Flash star Grant Gustin talks Speed Force, time-travel, and season 2's future

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Jun 26, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT (Updated)

Hope you did your morning stretches, kids, because the Flash says it's time we jumped on the ol' cosmic treadmill!

Whether it's through technology or via some kind of new-agey Speed Force, time travel has been a part of Flash history since the early '60s. And right from the moment we saw a certain man in yellow appear in The CW's Flash pilot, most of us were pretty sure time travel would be in no short supply in this version of Barry Allen's story too.

It had already been confirmed earlier that Flash's 15th episode would feature a time-travel element, but now, for the first time, star Grant Gustin is officially talking about it. Says Gustin, "We are diving deep into the time-travel element, and it is going to be wild."  That's nice of him to say, but what's more intriguing is Gustin's hope, which we're reading as a hint of things to come. Gustin says, "I think it would be fun if [time-travel] totally changed the show for season two."

As to what shape that might take? Well, Gustin's been talking about the DC story that re-invented the DC Universe, Flashpoint, since August, going so far as to say that "they're setting up the fact that the Flashpoint story line could potentially happen -- that Speed Force could be an aspect and time travel is potentially a part of the show."

Now, Flashpoint was technically a full, DC-wide event with far-reaching consequences, but at its heart, the best parts of that story were Flash-specific. Without spoiling too much, it involves a timeline-shattering change to Barry's past, one that could be very easily adapted to this latest TV version of The Flash.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments what time-travel stuff you're hoping to see from Barry's televised adventures.

(via Comic Book Movie)