The first season of CW’s The Flash ended up telling one of the best superhero stories ever told onscreen as the series managed to perfectly mix humor, heart, characters, and action better than almost any film or show in the genre has so far. It not only managed to become one of the best superhero TV shows ever made too, but also played with storylines from the comics universe that I don’t think any of the fans expected them to address as quickly as they did.
However, the season ended with a one hell of a c cliffhanger as Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) literally ran straight into a vortex in the sky, leaving audiences wondering what would happen next. While we still don’t know what the immediate aftermath of the finale will be like, the sophomore season is already expanding in new and interesting ways with the additions of Wally West, Jay Garrick, Jesse Quick, and more.
One of the most interesting and mysterious additions to the series though lies in Zoom (voiced by Tony Todd), the main antagonist of the season. Nothing has been shown or really revealed about the character yet, but it looks like a new promo for the season may have included our very first official look at the villain. Check it out below:
A new poster for the series has been released as well ahead of the premiere in a few weeks, and seems to tease the possibility of Barry’s power set growing in the future. Could the Scarlet Speedster be getting some new powers soon?
It looks like the Flash creative team are taking some major risks with the show this time around including the addition of so many new characters and what looks like a continued evolution of Barry’s powers and his character moving forwards. While Arrow managed to capitalize on a number of opportunities in its second season, it’ll be interesting to see how The Flash will be able to balance the introduction of so many new story possibilities, in addition to the characters and storylines still going from the last season.
The dynamic between Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) and Barry looks like it could be one of the standouts of the season though, with the two Flashes comparing each other’s personas and reputations – fans should take comfort in knowing that the signature wit and charm from the first season will be coming back again. The Flash is moving almost as fast as its lead character in terms of story and world-building, now we’ll just have to sit back and hope that it doesn’t trip over its own ambition. Considering the solid first season that the show managed to deliver last time around though, I have high hopes that it’ll live up to my expectations.
The Flash season 2 is set to premiere on the CW on October 7th.
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