Three Versions of the Flash in Season Two?
Comic Con is just getting better and better.
During a DC panel at Comic Con 2015, the Executive Producer of The Flash Andrew Kreisberg announced that we will be getting not one, but two new versions of the Flash in season two. The first version, Jay Garrick, is the original Flash who shows up in Central City as a warning to the Flash team. Garrick is the Flash originally from Keystone City who is most known for his iconic metal hat and forming the Justice Society of America. Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex, Raising the Bar) will be taking the mantle of Garrick during this season of The Flash.
Of course, the addition of Garrick isn’t the only exciting news about The Flash. Wally West, Iris’ nephew, will also be joining the show. In the comics, West gets his powers in an ironic fashion while visiting Barry Allen’s laboratory. Currently, there is no casting information about the actor behind West, but the show’s creators have done a great job in the past.
Why are Garrick and West joining The Flash? Well, one reason could be the addition of a new villain.
DC confirmed during Comic Con that the main antagonist during season two would be a yellow speedster named Zoom. However, this speedster isn’t Professor Zoom (Eobard Thawne) from the first season. Andrew Kreisberg didn’t provide a lot of info about Zoom, but he did say one crucial thing:
“He’s faster than the Reverse-Flash, faster than Flash and will be very hard to catch. He’s going to be terrifying and scary and fast, and it’s going to be all kinds of cool.”
Having another yellow-garbed villain could be a little boring, but so far The Flash’s writers have earned the benefit of the doubt. I have faith that the second season will still be varied and just as entertaining as the first.
In other news, Anarky and Mr. Terrific have both been confirmed for season four of Arrow. Mr. Terrific will be joining Arrow to work with Felicity, but Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim hasn’t confirmed which version of Mr. Terrific will appear. So far, Guggenheim has only confirmed that Mr. Terrific “happens to be gay.”
New DC villains have appeared in each new season of Arrow, but the addition of Anarky is unexpected. This Batman villain usually works to overthrow governments and cause chaos, but he can also have some righteous missions. Like Mr. Terrific, almost no information has been provided about Anarky. DC will probably keep most of the info under wraps for a while, but the casting could provide a hint about what version of Anarky will be featured in Arrow. In the New 52, Anarky is African-American, but the original Lonnie Machin was Caucasian. If Oliver Queen’s new outfit is any indication, the Arrow writers are drawing more from the New 52 for season four.
So, what information are you most excited about? Who would you like to see cast as Wally West, Anarky, Mr. Terrific, and Zoom? Let us know in the comments.