The Flash Is Returning To The Future For Season 6, But Will Everything Be The Same?

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"Crisis on Infinite Earths" is sure to be an important event for The Flash, but it's far from the only thing happening in Season 6. So far, we know that Bloodwork will be the season's big bad, some major names will be appearing in the crossover, and now Season 6 looks to be headed back to the future. Is the Arrow-verse series about to pull a Doc Brown and tell Barry the reason for the trip is tied to his children?

All we know right now is that one important piece of scenery will be featured: The Flash museum. Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost actress Danielle Panabaker shared a behind-the-scenes photo of the set on Instagram, which showed the entryway to the Hall of Villains and Clifford DeVoe's motorized chair.

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This picture suggests The Flash museum and specifically the Hall of Villains will be appearing in Season 6. Will it be the same though? The timeline already changed when Nora West-Allen was erased from existence, so there's no telling what else may have changed since Barry and Iris visited it in Nora's memories.

Now the question is why will The Flash head into the future? We have heard that Kevin Conroy will appear in "Crisis On Infinite Earths" as the future Bruce Wayne; perhaps Team Flash will jump into the future and run into him? Seems like more of a job for Kate Kane, but hey, not all heroes are capable of jumping forwards and backwards in the timeline to visit museums created to honor them.

Which, by the way, is something Barry had been pretty adamant about not doing through most of Season 5. Now it's looking like time-meddling Barry is back, perhaps in an effort to thwart whatever Bloodwork is doing in the present. Plus, let's not forget that future Thawne (who orchestrated a bulk of last year's events via Nora) is still lurking around somewhere in the timeline. Perhaps Barry and others are traveling time to find clues on his whereabouts?

With Nora no longer in the future, Team Flash could presumably travel freely to the Hall of Villains and collect information on any and everything that's happened to The Flash up to his disappearance. That's a handy tool for a hero that doesn't have time for random villains' shenanigans as he's working out a plan to stop the Crisis. Of course, following the timeline of the future may just guarantee Barry disappears during "Crisis," so maybe that wouldn't be the best idea?

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The Flash is headed back to The CW Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Stick with CinemaBlend for more updates on Season 6, and for more on things happening in the Arrow-verse, television, and movies.

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