Go ape with our first look at The Flash's Gorilla Grodd in action

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Mar 27, 2021, 3:00 AM EDT (Updated)

One of the big stories The CW’s Flash series has been teasing out ever since the pilot is DC’s Gorilla Grodd — now we finally have our first look at the super-ape in action.

The writers have never shied away from going full-on comic book with the Arrow spinoff, which makes sense, considering it’s centered around the Fastest Man Alive. But Grodd is a whole new bag of tricks. One of the big worries fans had from the start was exactly how they would handle Grodd on a television (much less CW) budget. 

We finally have our first indication, and it doesn’t look half bad. If you’re unfamiliar, Grodd is a superintelligent, telepathic gorilla, dating back to 1959. He’s a classic Flash villain, and judging by the teaser footage below, it seems they’re staying relatively close to the canon. We also get a look at General Wiling (Clancy Brown), who seems to have a very close connection to the ape baddie.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW.

In case that clip went by a little too quickly, check out a screen grab below that shows him off in his full glory. It's quick, sure, but we dig the design:

(Via Screen Crush)