CW’s The Flash makes its anticipated return to the screen in October, and it seems Barry Allen is coming with a new, altered outfit. The CW revealed the new suit on their Twitter feed.
The suit is similar to the previous season, with a few major alterations. Fans may have caught a glimpse of the white chest symbol, which is reminiscent of the comic book appearance of the character, during Barry Allen’s game-changing fight in the past/future with Reverse-Flash in Season 1. Fans with a keen eye would have noticed the symbol on The Flash’s costume during the fight, one that Barry Allen didn’t wear during Season 1, which hints at more mystery surrounding Allen’s past/future.
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of the CW show, has revealed that the white chest symbol from Episode 17 is one of his favourite “Easter Eggs” from Season 1.
The Flash details the exploits of brilliant, but socially awkward, crime scene investigator Barry Allen, who works for the Central City Police Department. As a child, he witnessed his mother’s supernatural murder, and saw his father wrongfully convicted for the crime. After being taken in by Detective Joe West, his past haunts him, enough to push him into law enforcement to search for answers to his mother’s death. As an adult, he is outcast by his peers due to his obsession with his tragic past.
When an advanced particle accelerator malfunctions during its first unveiling, Central City is doused in a wave of radiation, causing a thunderstorm, which claims Barry as one of it’s victims. After a nine month coma, Barry awakes with superhuman speed, giving him the ability to become The Flash. True at heart, Barry uses the powers for good, helping the citizens of Central City against criminals and other, evil victims of the thunderstorm, called “metahumans.” But, he isn’t the only one aware of his powers and how they can affect the human race and soon, his powers bring him unwanted attention.
With Season 1 ending on a cliffhanger, many fans are wondering where Season 2 will pick up. With a new suit, new enemies (we know Lewis Snart and Atom Smasher will feature, as revealed in a previous article), and many unanswered questions remaining from Season 1, The Flash is highly anticipated by superhero fans, and also continues to bolster The CW’s superhero schedule, which currently includes Arrow and the incoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The Flash will return to The CW for Season 2 on Tuesday, October 6.
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