Burning Questions ‘The Flash’ Fans Have For the Virtual DC FanDome Convention
The Flash Season 6 left viewers with a slew of burning questions during a supersized hiatus, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, luckily for DC enthusiasts, the powers that be have created a fan-fueled digital event that should provide a much-needed fix to Arrowverse fanatics.
DC FanDome invited fans to ask questions about the Multiverse
According to DCComics.com, DC FanDome is a 24-hour fan experience that will take place on Aug. 22. It will include exclusive content, panels, and activities specifically designed for the loyal fan base. With the virtual convention still weeks away, eager aficionados have already begun firing off questions. And we’ve plucked some of the most insightful queries about The Flash from Twitter.
Will Barry and Iris reconnect in ‘The Flash’ Season 7?
One of the biggest gripes about The Flash Season 6 was that the West-Allen couple seemed disconnected. Barry and Iris captured the hearts of fans early in the series run, but with overwhelming disasters and increased responsibilities, the on-screen romance seemed to fizzle. And by the end of season 6, Iris had been trapped in the Mirrorverse for weeks with her — finally vanquished — carbon copy gallivanting around Central City in her designer duds.
The duo’s shared screen time had dwindled so much that some TV buffs even speculated that the stars, Grant Gustin and Candice Patton, were feuding. Fans can only hope that Iris will escape her prison early in The Flash season 7, and then rekindle her seemingly stale marriage with Barry.
One particularly passionate viewer tweeted a series of questions about Barry and Iris, pondering this: “Will Iris deal with the trauma that being in the mirror has obviously caused her? Will Barry, considering he’s spending a lot [of time] with someone who [he] thought was his wife? Also, will we see them saying ‘I love you’ to each other a lot more? A lot more kisses too?”
Will Joe and Cecile spend quality time with their toddler?
“Did Joe and Cecile have a baby in season 4, or did I imagine that happening?” One fan quipped on Twitter.
There is a camp of The Flash fans who are bothered that Joe and Cecile have seemingly forgotten about their child. While the happy couple mixes it up at the Central City Police Department, The Central City Citizen, and S.T.A.R. Labs, their baby girl, Jenna, is rarely mentioned.
Could this be another case of an erased TV child, a-la ‘Judy Winslow’ from Family Matters? Or are fans to assume that Jenna is being raised predominantly by a very trustworthy nanny (hopefully one with superpowers considering the state of Central City)? Since several fans have posed this question leading up to DC FanDome, the audience may actually get an explanation.
What fate will Ralph Dibney face in ‘The Flash’ Season 7?
A sudden casting shakeup rocked viewers shortly after The Flash Season 6 finale. Hartley Sawyer, who played Ralph Dibney, aka Elongated Man, on the show, was fired after offensive tweets surfaced.
Ralph’s romance with Sue seemed as if it was beginning to blossom, and her subplot ended on a cliffhanger when the Mirror Master framed her for murder. It is no surprise that fans have started to wonder how The Flash writers will craft a fitting exit for Sawyer.
Echoing hordes of fans, one Twitter user asked, “Will you guys kill off Elongated Man in season 7, or replace his actor?”
Considering Ralph’s metahuman ability to stretch, bend, and shape shift, it would not be beyond the realm of possibility to recast the role. But, it could be tricky to explain why Ralph would choose not to revert to his default appearance. In any case, the speculation persists, and the panel will have an opportunity to address this issue and others during DC FanDome.