The latest season of The CW's The Flash ended on a heartbreaking note after the team banded together to finally defeat the threat of Savitar while saving Iris West's life. And just as it seemed that Iris and Barry Allen would finally have a moment of peace, he had to go and imprison himself in the Speed Force to save reality from ripping apart.
Now Iris' little brother Wally West is going to help pick up the slack in protecting Central City as Kid Flash, though Barry isn't bound to be gone for long. We caught up with Wally actor Keiynan Lonsdale at San Diego Comic-Con to find out how his character will react when the Fastest Man Alive finally returns.
"I think even when we kick off, he's not in a leading role," Lonsdale said. "I think what they've sort of established is that, 'This is a team and we work together; you have this strength and you have this strength, and we'll navigate this terrible situation by working together equally.' He does feel like he found his place. He's stepped up, but he hasn't stepped forward. It'll still be interesting once Barry does finally return, what that dynamic will be like. And Wally has so much growing up to do, it'll be interesting to see how he takes that and does that make him feel insecure about his place or does it just work out perfectly? That something that will be fascinating to figure out."
Set photos revealed that Wally will don the traditional Flash suit, probably in an attempt to trick the new foe with the sword recently revealed in the Season 4 teaser. We'll find out more when the new episodes premiere.
The Flash's fourth season premieres on The CW on Tuesday, October 10th, at 8/7c.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry's life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash.
But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother's life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) forever.
With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "Supergirl"), Andrew Kreisberg ("Arrow," "The Flash"), Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and ToddHelbing ("Black Sails").
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