After my first article about Arrow, it's Flash time ! This is the second part of my article, I will finish with Legends Of Tomorrow later.
Season two will pick up a few months after the event of the finale. Central City will have to deal with the consequences of the black hole. Also, The Flash will become a public figure, the savior of Central City. Barry will have to deal with the repercussions of this new status.
This is the big news of this panel, Zoom is the big bad for Flash season two ! This version of the character will be faster than both the Reverse-Flash and The Flash. "Zoom is going to be terrifying and scary and fast, and it's going to be all kinds of cool."
I have a theory on how Zoom will join this universe. In the comics, Hunter Zolomon was a friend of Wally West, an FBI profiler who got badly injured by Gorilla Grodd. He asked Wally to go back in time and when he refused, Zolomon tried to do it himself and in another accident got his powers and became Zoom.
I'll talk about Wally West just after but knowing that he's a part of season 2, he could be the reason Zoom is around.
Jay Garrick & Wally West
Two more speedsters are officially coming in the show ! In Wally West case, besides the confirmation, we still don't know who will play the character or what's gonna be his role in the bigger plot. But I have the feeling that Zoom's arrival will be connected to him.
A short teaser of a blue streak speeding through Central City confirmed that Jay Garrick will play a big part of season two. We can also hear his voice: "My name is Jay Garrick and your world is in danger." Go at 4:15 to see the whole teaser.
Garrick is “a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop.” He will be played by Teddy Sears (Master Of Sex).
EP Andrew Kreisberg said: “Having Jay Garrick come onto the show was one of our earliest ideas. It is so exciting, as we rush into season two, that we finally get to bring the Crimson Comet to life. We couldn't imagine anyone more suited to play the original Flash than Teddy.”
For the role, I wanted someone older than Grant Gustin with a lot more experience. And I have to say, he looks the part ! I didn't know the actor but I look forward to see him as the Crimson Comet !
Earth-2 is officially on the way ! The black hole created during the finale will be a door into the multiverse. Earth-2 will play the role of the particle accelerator in season one and a bunch of new characters will come from this universe. Jay Garrick and Zoom are definitely a part of them.
The introduction of the multiverse open-up a lot of possibilities, including bringing back dead people. That could explain why Tom Cavanagh will come back as a series regular.
Every character will have to deal with the events of the finale and their consequences.
Iris, while still mourning the death of Eddie, will try to use her skills as a journalist to help Team Flash the best she can and could really grow as a character on the show.
Danielle Panabaker couldn't confirm if we were going to see Killer Frost in season two but she seems really exciting to play the DC villain. However, she did point that they already took time to make the wig and the costume. So it's just a matter of time before we see her.
We didn't get much informations about Cisco's power in Flash season two. His multiverse-tapping powers will be extremely important to understand this whole new world. By the way, Geoff Johns advised to read his run on the comics to better understand Vibe's powers.
Shantel VanSanten has been cast as Patty Spivot. The actress is currently on The Messengers, show of the CW, which is already cancelled. I watched the show a bit and I think she is a good choice to play Patty.
We already know that she will be Joe new partner and probably Barry's new love-interest. This will create new dynamics for the show as Barry will try to keep his secret identity from Patty.
Ultimately, she will become a part of Team Flash, but Eddie's death could be a factor that pushes Barry to not unveil his secret to someone else.
In term of villains, we don't know much about the new additions of the show. However, we'll got early on season two a centered Captain Cold/Golden Glider episode. This episode will explore more the Snart family dynamic.
Also, Grodd is of course coming back in season two. He will surely be more powerful and dangerous than ever especially after Eobard Thawne "death".
Jay Garrick, Wally West, Zoom. All these announce got me really impatient for Flash season two ! I'm sure you are too ! Tell me your opinion below !
I will probably do my Legends Of Tomorrow article later, probably not today so don't forget to check my page !