‘The Flash’ Season 2: Candace Patton Talks Three Flashes, First Look At Zoom, And Barry Allen Getting New Powers

The Flash season 2 is less than a week away, and huge information for the highly-anticipated second season is leaking like a sieve. The Flash fans know about Wally West, Jay Garrick, Zoom, Tony Todd of Candyman fame voicing Zoom, Atom Smasher, and Candace Patton’s motivational speech to encourage Barry Allen, in an otherwise bleak season 2 for the titular character. According to Comicbook, Candace Patton sat down at Wizard World in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss the Flash trifecta that will be a focus of season 2. First and foremost, Patton had to speak about the Flash that her character is related to Wally West/Kid Flash.

“Wally is coming. Keiynan Londsale who’s been cast to play him is a great Australian actor. We’re really excited to have him. He’s not there yet so we don’t know much about what kind of role Wally will take in season 2, but I’m sure it’ll be good.”

Though she would naturally be biased in mentioning Kid Flash first, she did not forget to comment on Jay Garrick, the second Flash who will be Barry Allen’s mentor figure and guide him in how to combat the new threat known as Zoom.

“We’ll end up having three Flashes on one season, which is really amazing, if you think about it. Jay, Barry, and Wally West.”

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Earlier this week, the CW released a new trailer for The Flash season 2. Somewhere in the middle of it, The Flash fans were treated to an early, first look at the season 2 big bad known as Zoom. The Flash season 2 seems to set up the stage that Zoom was terrorizing Jay Garrick’s The Flash’s world. Jay Garrick has arrived to help Barry Allen deal with Zoom. In the DC Comic books, however, Zoom is Hunter Zolomon. Zoom/Hunter Zolomon was a person who wanted to have his paralyzed legs healed by The Flash, through the means of time travel, but The Flash naturally refused this endeavor. The Flash season 2 has, so far, not detailed much about Zoom’s background.

Zoom, also known as the second Reverse-Flash, is not going to have much background up front. The CW seems to be rolling his identity out in stages, much like they did with Reverse-Flash/Eobard Thawne in The Flash season 1.

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Just in case you thought The Flash had fully come into character in season 1, season 2 will bring in another power that Barry Allen had tapped into in The Flash season 1. Grant Gustin teased the new Flash power, according to Comicbook, in a clip for DC All Access.

“In the second episode, Barry… discovers a new aspect of his powers — involving lightning, and it is very, very cool. I’m excited about it!”

Though The Flash star was very vague about the new power his character might emit in season 2, the DC Comics character did have the ability to tap into the speedforce, and utilize it to produce a form of lightning against his enemies. With the way CW handles The Flash, it is hard to say for any certainty, but it is likely this is what is being referred to for season 2.

The Flash season 2 is a fairly crowded season with more than enough heroes, villains, and new powers to please any Flash and DC Comics fan. The Flash fan excitement is certainly reaching its zenith, but fear not, The Flash season 2 is less than two days away. Season 2 looks to top the already extremely popular season 1 of The Flash, but it will be up to the fans to make the final decision. Worlds will collide, three Flashes, and many villains will be arriving in Central City on October 6 at 8:00 p.m. on the CW

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