The CW has released the first two official images of Keiynan Lonsdale suited up as Kid Flash, confirming that Wally West will become a speedster for Season 3.
The third season of The Flash will pick up right after Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) went back in time and saved his mother Nora from being murdered by the Reverse-Flash. The superhero series will adapt the Flashpoint storyline from the comic books, which also sees Barry traveling in time to save his mother, creating an alternate universe that's dark and violent in the process, with only Barry remembering the world as it was pre-Flashpoint.
The images released by The CW are said to come from the first episode of Season 3, titled “Flashpoint.” So, does it mean this Wally West is from the alternate universe? One where Barry has no speed but Wally does? As you can see in the pics below, Lonsdale is wearing the classic Kid Flash costume from the comics and cartoon series.
As some of you will recall, when Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) re-created the particle accelerator accident in S.T.A.R. labs when Barry lost his speed to Zoom (Teddy Sears), both his daughter, Jesse Wells (who is the speedster Jesse Quick in the comics), and Wally were hit by the speed force, although by the end of Season 2, neither one displayed any speedster abilities. Yet.
Question is, will we only see this Kid Flash during the Flashpoint storyline? The third season of The Flash will premiere on Oct. 4. What do you think?
(via Comic Book)