Sunday, March 15, 2015

THE FLASH Teases Wally West for Season 2, Eddie Thawne Spoilers

Wally West fans, get ready to rejoice or be disappointed all over again.

The Hollywood Reporter shared some interesting news from yesterday's panel for The CW series The Flash, held at PaleyFest and moderated by Archer's Aisha Tyler.

According to the article, executive producer Greg Berlanti stated that they hope to introduce other speedsters from the DC Universe into the series, including Wally West (the first Kid Flash and the third hero to become The Flash) or possibly Bart Allen (Barry Allen's grandson from the future who becomes Impulse, then the second Kid Flash).

"That's our hope," said Berlanti.  "We've already been picked up for a second year.  If we were going to do something like that, we'd do it next year."

A sizzle reel opened the panel, featuring Mark Hamill reprising his role as the original Trickster, Gorilla Grodd, and Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) as the Reverse-Flash.

Some spoilers for Rick Cosnett's character Eddie Thawne were revealed as well, with footage of Eddie becoming more villainous.  The article mentions that in the shown footage, "(Eddie) punches Barry out of jealousy, because Barry has expressed his feelings for Iris (Candice Patton) once again.  He also fires a gun at two police officers, suggesting he's gone over the edge."

And for those who have been wondering, the mystery of Joe West's wife and Iris' mother will finally be addressed soon.  The unseen and unnamed character will be brought up in a future scene, with more exploration of the character in Season 2.

Also, the issue of S.T.A.R. Labs functioning as a supervillain prison without due process will be addressed, with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg remarking that an upcoming scene explains "how they are tended to."  Added Berlanti, "We deal with the implications of them being judge and jury by the end of the year."

The Flash returns to The CW this Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.

*** UPDATED 3/17/15 ***

And here's the sizzle reel from PaleyFest, thanks to Warner Bros. TV's official YouTube account...

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