This year’s Dragon Con 2016 saw a great Flash Q & A panel with three of the shows supporting stars, Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon) Teddy Sears (Jay Garrick) and Violett Beane (Jesse Wells) answering fan questions and talking on a multitude of Flash related subjects at their Sunday afternoon panel.
All three stars were warm, funny and truly seemed to appreciate and relate with their many fans who attended their Q & A panel. The crowd laughed and clapped often for Valdes, Sears and the lovely Ms. Beane repeatedly, although the bulk of the questions, comments and even brief poetic music-themed moments seemed to be for Carlos Valdes whose witty, clever and fan favorite Cisco Ramon/Rictor character has made him somewhat of a convention darling over the past season or two of the Flash’s successful now three year run on the CW.
The many questions asked by Dragon Con’s attendees were smart, clever and quite unique, with more than one fan asking related questions on the Flash’s season two crossovers with both the Arrow and Supergirl. Valdes likewise gave very good and informed, while still being a neutrally detailed answer on the limited number of last season’s crossovers, “The crossovers are impossible to organize. I mean impossible!”
Then putting his hands out in front of himself as if to literally show the audience, “Because we’re doing two different episodes at the same time. So our A.D.’s (Assistant Directors) are trying to create a schedule to accommodate and try to get this episode done in nine work days, which is already a feat in and of itself.”
The actor’s eyes wide open as if trying to convince the scope of the logistical difficulty he is describing, “It’s like making a movie in two weeks. While at the same time trying to balance that schedule with the crossover schedule. Its really, really, really difficult.” Valdes continues as he shook his head sincerely, “We put in long hours y’know!? And we do it because we really, really love it!”
Valdes then seems to really consider his words as he pauses, “. . . but uh . . . y’know . . . I think we’re changing,” before getting a bit more pensive and continuing on by saying, “I think we’re changing a little bit more . . .” with the actor then inter crosses his fingers in front of him and finishes off his thought by saying, “ . . . to give more time to the crossovers.”
And then playing off of Valdes train of thought Sears jumps in and says, “That’s good because this year weren’t they talking about . . .” as Sears is talking, the lovely Violett Beane begins to innocently shake her head affirmatively while also murmuring a very low yet unmistakable ‘”Yes.‘” as Sears continues talking, “ . . . like a massive four episode cross over between the . . .” with Valdes beginning to shake his head no, while looking forward saying, “Yeeaahh . . . I . . .” as Sears finishes his thought, “. . . four shows . . . !?”
Valdes’ expression then turns slightly more wide eyed before closing his eyes as a smile spreads across his face as if to say (I ain’t saying nothin!) as he continues shaking his head negatively and again says, “I don’t know.”
As Valdes chuckles nervously the crowd picks up on the discomfort clearly on the face of all three Flash actors and laughs along with Valdes, with Carlos then seeming to slightly put his head down, placing his two hands in a pointed fashion in front of his eyes and head while saying, “Blinders!”
The crowd seemed to enjoy the exchange as Valdes repeated his phrase, “Blinders!” with a laugh working its way through the crowd as Sears then likewise repeats after Valdes, “Yeah . . . Blinders!” More laughter follows as the attractive Ms. Beane’s eyes have by now opened rather wide as if confirming the unintentional reveal.
So it does seems that the cast of Flash has innocently and unintentionally let it be revealed that the CW will continue with more Super Hero crossovers between its shows, Flash, Arrow, DC Legends of Tomorrow along with the CW’s latest addition Supergirl.
But more importantly, the four shows will possibly participate in what Sears himself called a ‘Massive‘ four episode crossover of sorts in which the story lines might very possibly link all of the shows into a ‘massive’ and cohesive story arc.
So it would seem that a lot more attention and time is going to be given to each of the respective CW’s Super Hero show’s schedules by the A.D.’s (Assistant Directors) in the coming months.