More Details Revealed Regarding Some Characters on The Flash Season 2. With The Flash moving from time travel to alternate realities, season two is looking to be possibly even better than the first. EP Andrew Kreisberg has some new details on some of the new characters.
All of us are still clamming about how Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen dealt with the huge wormhole hovering Central City during the season finale. One thing we know is that this portal happens to open into the dimensions of Earth-2. With Reverse-Flash erased from existence, Andrew Kreisberg said that the show would go deeper into alternate realities. Speaking with EW, the EP spoke about the concept of doing time travel on the show. “Time travel can be a very tricky concept if done poorly, and we took great strides and worked really hard to make our version of time travel easy to digest for the masses, but still complex and exciting enough for the diehard fans.” Now, the focus will shift to, “the concept of the multiverse, and the concept of doppelgängers. We’ve been having a lot of fun with that and getting glimpses of Earth-Two probably sooner than people would’ve thought…”
Kreisberg also went on about the new additions to the show, starting with Teddy Sears Earth-2 Flash’s Jay Garrick:
There’s a little condescension from Jay. Jay is a little bit more world-weary and he’s seen a lot. He’s been The Flash for a while, so he’s a little further along in his career. He’s seen a lot of darkness, and it’s jaded him a little bit. He thinks Barry can be a bit naïve about the way the world works. One of Barry’s greatest gifts — and truly it’s one of Grant’s greatest gifts, too — is he’s got such an infectious energy and such a purity of heart that he makes you want to be a better person. As much as Barry learns from Jay about being The Flash, Jay learns just as much about being a good person from Barry.
The comic book writer also spoke about this season’s main villain Zoom:
We wanted another speedster as a villain, but we wanted to do something slightly different. Reverse Flash felt like a warrior, and what we wanted this time was something more akin to a monster. When you finally see Zoom, he looks like a demon, and it’s really scary. It’s more horrific. You should feel like when one of H.R. Giger’s aliens comes in the room. The mask is really amazing. Like with Wells last year, he has a very specific agenda and a very specific and very clean reason for doing what he’s doing. When we open the season, he’s a villain of Earth-Two, and now he has access to Earth-One. Yet again, our team has created their own nemeses for the season. Watching how Zoom enacts his plan is the plot of the first nine episodes.
Kreisberg added about the newest member of the CCPD Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten):
She’s got a very specific reason for wanting to fight metahumans, which we’ll learn about during the course of the season. She’s a science nerd, too. She really loves the science aspect of it, and she and Barry really bond on that level, but she also loves the action. She earns her metahuman fighting stripes in the second episode. One of the cool things about Patty is it’s one thing to take on bank robbers, it’s another to take on someone who can turn into poison gas, or another guy who can control the weather. At a key moment early on, Patty is the only cop who stands her ground, and that proves to Joe that she’s got what it takes.
Finally, Kreisberg mentioned about Keiyan Lonsdale’s character Wally West, who would eventually become Kid Flash:
Just like with Colton Haynes, who eventually one day put on the Arsenal costume, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Wally West becomes Kid Flash. Part of the season is watching Barry mature and grow up not just as The Flash, but as Barry Allen. Suddenly introducing him to a bit of a wayward kid who has some attitude problems and some authority issues and is quick with a sassy remark — all of which is very Wally West — and then watching Wally integrate into S.T.A.R. Labs universe, but also just the world of these characters, is going to be a lot of the fun of the back half of the year.
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