(11/09 – Now updated with a longer version of the trailer!) Hot on the heels of the Arrow trailer we posted earlier in the week comes a new promo for season 2 of The Flash (due to hit Sky 1 in October). It gives us the first glimpse of some of the new characters this season, and dips it’s toe into the DC multiverse.
First hero up is Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears – Masters of Sex, American Horror Story) aka The Flash… well that is awkward… In the comic books, the original Flash was given his powers either by inhaling hard water (which is a bit rubbish as an origin!) or in the New 52 version where he’s given his power by the dying roman god Mercury (an improvement on an origin story!). In the tv show, rather than suing Barry for copyright infringement, Jay has come to warn the team of the impending threat caused by the portal which they opened at the end of the last season.
First villain up looks to be Al Pratt aka Atom Smasher (Adam Copeland – Haven), who has super strength and power over his molecular structure, letting him grow to an enormous size. He’s not the only new villain on the block though… Tokamak (Demore Barnes – 12 Monkeys, Hemlock Grove) who is traditionally a Firestorm villain, and Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker – Bones) will be popping up. Captain Cold’s father Lewis Snart (played by the legend that is Michael Ironside) will be showing where Leonard gets his icy disposition from. Double Down & Mirror Master are also supposed to be making an appearance. Zoom or Professor Zoom (voiced by Tony Todd) – who looks a lot like Reverse Flash but isn’t – is said to be the major big bad. The new season also sees the first appearance of Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) which will lead him on to being the main threat on the new Legends of Tomorrow series.
Thankfully, there’s also going to be a number of heroes to help out the Team Flash. Along with Jay Garrick there’s Hawkman (Falk Hentschel – Reckless), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée, who we cause a quick glimpse of in the S1 finale), Jesse Quick (Violett Beane – The Leftovers), & Doctor Light. Also there, although possibly not in hero form yet, will be Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale – Insurgent), who goes on to become another version of The Flash, or possibly ‘Kid Flash’, and Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten – The Messengers, One Tree Hill) who is a potential love interest for Barry!
So lots of new names to learn, and a lot to look forward to!