The Flash Season 2 has been riveting fans every week, as Earth-2 has spilled out into Central City, and the speed demon Zoom has terrorized both Earths with DC Comics villains to spare. The Flash has closed the breaches, and stopped Zoom from killing Earth-2 Harrison Wells’ daughter, but did not manage to save Jay Garrick or stop Zoom. The last Season 2 episode revealed a confusing, startling, and the much anticipated answer, as to the identity of Zoom. Warning: Season 2 Flash spoilers are beyond this point.
Comicbook.com reports that executive producer for The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and others has confirmed the identity of the evil speedster and big bad Zoom, who removed his mask this past episode.
“Zoom’s identity has been revealed: He is Hunter Zolomon, a.k.a. Jay Garrick.”
The Flash fans who are thinking, “Wait a second, This is starting to seem a lot like Eobard Thawn a.k.a. Reverse-Flash,” well you’re not too far off from the intent. Kreisberg stated that the Zoom reveal in The Flash Season 2 was intended to role out very similarly.
“How all of that plays out and what’s actually happening, we’ll leave for after the break, but we wanted to go out on this run of episodes with a big reveal, just the same way we did at the end of Episode 9 in Season 1, where we revealed that Harrison Wells was the man in the yellow suit. Zoom’s identity is finally revealed.”
The Flash Season 2 may have revealed its big bad secret, but it certainly has not run out of other secrets, and have left more questions than answers. Prior to the big Zoom reveal this season, Comicbook Resources and others were treated to the “Man in the Iron Mask,” not to be confused with the novel or Leonardo DiCaprio film of the same name. While Flash was being held captive by Zoom, Barry communicated with the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask.
During this time, the only information that was revealed was a morse code-like message that spelled out J-A-Y. Team Flash never had the chance to investigate, but Barry told the mysterious prisoner that he would return for him. This led many fans to speculate that the Jay Garrick who had been assisting The Flash and company on Earth-1 was actually Zoom, and the Man in the Iron Mask was the real Jay Garrick.
This led some of The Flash fans to gravitate toward Zoom being Earth-3 Jay Garrick, or more interestingly, Edward Clariss a.k.a. The Rival. Long story short, it is the Earth-2 equivalent to Reverse-Flash in the comic books. He utilized Velocity 9 to temporarily be a speedster. Until The Flash returns in a month, like Arrow, we’ll have to wait and find out. The Flash may have a full plate this season, but he will also be heading out of Central City to help Supergirl soon.
The above photos are all The Flash and Supergirl fans have been treated to thus far, as a plot has yet to be revealed, or how the crossover ties into The Flash Season 2, Arrow, or anything else. What has been announced is that the The Flash/Supergirl crossover episode will debut less than a week after The Flash returns for the second half of Season 2. Fortunately for fans of The Flash and Arrow, the Supergirl crossover isn’t the only potential team up yet to come this season.
Vixen, the superhero who relies on her magical talisman to harness animal energy, might be stopping by Central City on her way home from Star City. Megalyn Echikunwoke, who played the live-action Vixen on the lastest Arrow Season 4 episode, could be headed to The Flash and beyond, according to Comicbook.com.
“There is a possibility. There’s nothing in stone, but potentially anything’s possible. I think Vixen could go anywhere, which is one of the cool things about her character; she’s friends with everyone at school, you know? She’s in almost every group.”
The Flash returns next month, but there is still Legends of Tomorrow to watch more DC Comics characters in action every Thursday, while the Emerald Archer and Scarlet Speedster go on a little vacation…for now.
What other mysteries are yet to come in the second half? Who is the Man in the Iron Mask? What other mysteries lie around the corner?
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[Image via The Flash Season 2| Courtesy Of CW |Cropped and Resized]