Pardon me as I geek out a bit 🙂
The CW’s The Flash has shared a sneak peek at Keiynan Lonsdale, the show’s upcoming new hero, “Kid Flash.” Lonsdale makes his first appearance in costume during tonight’s Season 3 premiere.
The sneak peek comes on the heels of Grant Gustin revealing that The Flash will be adapting the famed Flashpoint comic book storyline, in which Barry Allen finds himself in an alternate timeline where his mother is no longer dead, and most of the world’s heroes are more like villains these days: Aquaman is at war with Wonder Woman; Batman is Thomas Wayne, not Bruce Wayne; and Captain Cold is actually a Central City hero named Citizen Cold.
It’s unclear if Wally’s new powers come as a result of being affected by the second particle accelerator explosion — in which Barry tried to get his powers back — or if this Kid Flash exists purely in the Flashpoint storyline. It’s likely the former since the show has invested in creating this costume, so Wally should be going full Kid Flash this season — maybe even as a result of Barry’s absence. Now the question remains whether Jesse Quick was also affected and obtained powers.
The Flash returns Tuesday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.