‘The Flash’ Season 2: Keiynan Lonsdale And Producer Gabrielle Stanton Tell Us What They Know About Wally West
The Flash season 2 is broaching something that no other comic book show has tried to tackle just yet: varying worlds, dimensions, multiple people carrying the same powers and partial name as the titular character. The Flash season 1 did deal with Reverse-Flash, and so far, Wally West/Kid Flash seems to be shaping up to be setup the same way. Comicbook reports that Keiynan Lonsdale, or the future Wally West, actually knows as little or less than the average fan knows about how Kid Flash will play out in The Flash season 2.
“They haven’t even told me the exact details yet in terms of the relation to Iris or how exactly Wally is going to be connected into the storyline and how he’ll weave through the different storylines, so I’m not really sure, but I’m sure I’ll find out soon. It’s going to be a hard secret to keep!”
Wally carries the last name West for a reason, he is Iris’s nephew. The DC Comics character Wally West/Kid Flash is Barry Allen’s sidekick, kind-of a Batman and Robin idea, except of course that these two have powers.
Much has been speculated as to the version of Wally West, and how the CW is going to introduce him. So far, all that we know is he will come into The Flash season 2 as Iris’s nephew, as Keiynan Lonsdale has done screen tests with Candice Patton. Though Lonsdale does not have the details on Wally West, according to Collider, producer Gabrielle Stanton does. So, what can The Flash producer tell the fans about Wally West?
“I knew people were going to be excited about Wally West, but I didn’t know they were going to be this excited about Wally West, which is a bummer because I can tell you nothing about Wally West. I can say that he’s going to be on [the show] and it’s going to be really exciting. The fans will definitely like what we’re doing with him.”
The Flash producer Gabrielle Stanton, unlike Keiynan Lonsdale, is aware of what they are doing with Wally West/The Flash. She just won’t or can’t tell anyone about it, but she says that The Flash fans will be pleased with their iteration of Wally West in the second season.
“We want to stay respectful and totally satisfy what the fans want out of this. But on the other hand, we also need to change the character, twist things and put our own spin on it, so that it’s not exactly what everyone expects. Otherwise, you’re like, ‘We’re introducing Wally West,’ and someone looks it up on Wikipedia and knows the story, so they don’t watch. So, it will definitely be our twist on the Wally West character.”
As aforementioned, it seems like Kid Flash will be fleshed out over the course of season 2, similarly, to how they brought fans the Eobard Thawne. With that probability, one would assume he won’t be Kid Flash very much for season 2, but there is always season 3.
What are your thoughts? Are you excited about Kid Flash? Will he live up to fan standards, or will he join the comic book adaptation reject vault?
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