‘The Flash’ Season 2: Wally West, New And Returning Villains, ‘Supergirl’ Crossover, And Velocity 9

The Flash season 2 has been exploding with new characters, Earths, and of course, a new comic book show on the way. The Flash and Arrow are bringing about the launching pad for Legends of Tomorrow with The Flash episode “Legends of Today” and Arrow episode “Legends of Yesterday.” The Flash episode has passed. King Shark has not returned, but originally was thought to potentially not return because of the budget to make him, according to the Inquisitr.

“Legends of Yesterday,” the Arrow episode that completes The Flash/Arrow crossover event, would appear to be the episode where King Shark returns. Comicbook reported that David Ramsey let the shark out of the bag when he indicated that he would return.

“Because we are going to be tracking down a particular member of the Suicide Squad that so happens to be a 14-foot shark.”

The Flash season 2, at some point unbeknownst to fans, will also be introducing The Flash’s sidekick Wally West. Wally West is also solo in other comic book arcs, but for the purpose of the CW show, they appear to be following the Arrow route and making him the sidekick. So far in season 2, Wally West has been all talk and rumor, but no show. Though The Flash fans know Wally is heading to the CW show, when he becomes Kid Flash is a mystery, but the showrunners have had Wally West/Kid Flash planned before the show came out.

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Showrunners Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg revealed that while Wally West was missing from the DC Comics universe, after the New 52, they worked together with DC Comics to modify Wally’s race and background to work with CW’s The Flash.

“What’s very cool is in the New 52 they hadn’t reintroduced Wally [yet], when they reintroduced Wally, they made him African-American. So now and forever, Kid Flash will be African-American.”

Candace Patton, better known to The Flash fans as Iris West, indicated last month that season 2 would have “Three Flashes.”

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

Supergirl is officially set to finish the season, after the rough start that had many DC Comics fans fearing it wasn’t going to make it that far. The Flash and Supergirl, at the onset, turned up in Vanity Fair for a promo shot prior to the start of season 1 of Supergirl. Though the showerunners said no to a Supergirl crossover with the CW/DC TV universe, recently Bleeding Cool suggested that The Flash/Supergirl crossover is specifically in the works right now.

The crossover was said to be predicated on Supergirl picking up the infamous “back nine” episodes that her DC counterpart Constantine never got. Showrunner Greg Berlanti, the cryptic optimist, sadly, has said that is not the case.

“Only because we just received the pickup, but not at this point.”

As usual, The Flash/Arrow/Supergirl showrunner sounds optimistic and cryptic while shooting fans’ hopes down. Though, there are still two more things upcoming in The Flash season 2.

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Velocity 6, a serum that Earth-2 Dr. Harrison Wells has worked on and modified to make Barry Allen/The Flash faster and has been used on Jay Garrick/The Flash to temporarily return his connection to the Speedforce, seems like an obvious forerunner to well-known Velocity 9 that is used through the DC Comics universe.

Velocity 9 was created by Vandal Savage, who was just introduced in the same The Flash episode that Vandal Savage appeared, so it seems even more likely now.

The Flash will be introducing another villain soon, though so far, he does not seem to tie into the season 2 crossover event or Legends of Tomorrow. Tar Pit is not golden age villain, but an interesting one nonetheless. Comicbook give us a succinct description.

“A small-time drug trafficker, Monteleone discovered in jail that he could project his astral self out into the world to get in trouble. At one point, his spirit became trapped in an animated vat of tar, leaving Joey to walk the earth with a body made of flaming, molten asphalt while his physical form remained in a coma at Iron Heights Prison.”

His connection to The Flash and Captain Cold gives his inclusion in season 2 endless possibilities for the entire DCTV universe.

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