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Matt McGloin

Superman Easter Egg Cut From The Flash & More Revealed



The Flash is set to premiere next month on the CW, and already a batch of Easter Eggs have become known.

Now it's learned that DC had to cut a couple of Easter Eggs that some of the digital effects team added to the series.

Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg spoke with Collider about the pilot revealing a Superman Easter Egg had to get the axe.

BERLANTI:  Sometimes the guys who run the visual effects shop will bury it in and not tell us.  We’ll be in the middle of the edit, watching it for the fifth or sixth time, and we’ll be like, “What’s that big W on that building?  I don’t think we can do that.  We haven’t asked DC.”  And then, they take it out.

KREISBERG:  There was actually a crazy big one where we looked at each other and were like, “We can’t do that!  The feature people will hunt us down.”  The Flash was running down the street and he literally ran past Luther Corp.  They were all sitting there like, “Is it okay?,” and we were like, “No, you can’t do that!”

Spoilers Follow

In addition to the previously made known Easter Eggs, more were revealed which tied into Arrow.

There have been billboards that say, “Palmer Technologies,” which is Brandon Routh’s character on Arrow.  And there’s Big Belly Burger, which is now a national chain that existed in Arrow.  Part of the fun of reading a comic book is when you’re reading a Batman comic, and then you turn the page and Superman shows up.  Both of these shows exist in the same world and they connect to each other.  We had a lot of success on Arrow, referencing what was going to be happening in The Flash pilot.  This year, simultaneously, they’re going back and forth with each other.

The nemesis for Barry Allen in Season 1 is also made known; however, the character is not the main villain.

[Captain Cold is] not the big bad, but he’s certainly playing a pretty big role.  Especially in the early part of the season, he’s Barry’s main nemesis.  There is a very definitive big bad in Season 1 that will become apparent as you watch the show.  How’s that for saying nothing?

"The Flash" premiers Tuesday, October 7th at 8pm ET.