There’s no way around this, so let’s cut to the chase: Barry Allen is the fastest idiot alive. Seriously, I watched every episode of The Tick several times and even that blue buffoon is nowhere near as brain-damaged as the scarlet speedster. After dealing with Zoom in season 2, losing his father and possibly stubbing his toe on a cupboard door, Barry decided to undo all that pain in his life with a quick jaunt to the past to prevent his mother from being murdered by the Reverse-Flash.
And thus created a new timeline in the future, one which undid years of relationships and character-building in the process and which will apparently have the direst of ramifications on Allen. Here’s the trailer for the third season of The Flash which debuted at Comic-Con this weekend past:
YOU DONE FLASHED UP BARRY! I’m totally referring to these decisions as Flash-ups from now on. Looks like Barry is returning to a very, very different future when he brings the Reverse-Flash along for the ride. A future where Central City is protected by Keiynan Lonsdale’s Kid Flash. “There’s similar qualities,” between Kid Flash and Barry’s speedster, Lonsdale said to Variety.
He’s Kid Flash, so I tried to play him with a young, lighthearted cockiness to him that can sometimes be his downfall, but he’s just in a really good place mentally; he’s never felt more sure of himself.
Season 3 picks up three months after the end of season 2, in a timeline where Barry was still hit by the shockwave of the particle accelerator explosion and established a connection to the Speed Force.. So yeah, he still has his powers. And he’s going to need them, as season 3 is doubling down on the big bads with not only a new mystery speedster and a silver age nemesis in the form of Dr Alchemy.
“We’re doing two big bads, one is a speedster that we’ll reveal later, and the creepy guy in the mask that we saw is Doctor Alchemy,” executive producer Todd Helbing said. “He’s a bad dude and he’s going to be a formidable adversary to The Flash and everyone on the team,” executive producer Aaron Helbing added, revealing that Tobin “SAW” Bell will voice the character.
As for the rest of The CW series set in the same universe? There’ll be time-ripples felt across all of them with Arrow having some noticeable changes as Todd Helbing explained:
One of the effects is with Diggle himself. As for what those are, “you’ll have to tune in to find out.
I hope it’s a better helmet for when he’s out in the field. Season 3 of The Flash starts on October 4 and also introduces Tom Felton as Julian Dorn, a CSI specialist who isn’t nearly as mentally bankrupt as his colleague and is suspicious of Allen. “I think any character I play you should see as a threat,” Felton said of his character.
The first two episodes, there’s definitely some friction between Barry and Julian; he treads on the toes of Barry’s expertise. There’s some feathers ruffled fairly early on.
RUN BERRY RUN!
Last Updated: January 4, 2017