A Redditor has pointed out that a behind-the-scenes photo from either The Flash or DC's Legends of Tomorrow seems to feature the helmet of Golden Age/Earth-2 Flash Jay Garrick.
In a shot that captures Harrison Wells/The Reverse-Flash riding in a Time Sphere, the ground in his vicinity features what's pretty clearly the helmet of Jay Garrick, the first Flash, created in 1940 and a member of the Justice Society of America.
Prior to the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Garrick and the other Golden Age heroes were shunted off to Earth-2, so that their histories could remain intact but they could make way for younger versions to be the "main" heroes of the DC Universe. Following the events of Crisis, that alternate earth was one of the ones rolled into the main DC timeline, meaing that the heroes shared a single world and continuity, but that the Earth-2 heroes' adventures had happened primarily in the '40s and '50s, whereas the younger generation of heroes first apppeared in the early '80s.
You can check out the photo below.
There had been a previous Jay Garrick Easter egg -- "Garrick's Wharf" was a location in Keystone City when the Central City PD visited there -- but there has been no reference to a previous Flash. Since the Crisis hasn't happened yet on The Flash, it's likely safe to assume that this indicates that Wells is traveling through the multiverse. It's easy to speculate that his smile means that he's killed Garrick and is making his way around the multiverse taking out other speedsters...but Tom Cavanagh is also a noted goofball on set, so it's possible he's just making a show of how much he enjoys the forklift/Time Sphere ride.
Yesterday during a Reddit AMA, series star Danielle Panabaker said that "I'm excited about the potential of Jay Garrick."
The season finale of The Flash airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. That episode will reportedly feature characters from DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
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