We have some more exciting news from The Flash‘s panel at TCA today. It has been announced that Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller has been cast as iconic Flash villain Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold. “We’ll be seeing his origin [story] and the origin of the Rogues,” says executive producer Greg Berlanti. The character will make his debut in the series’ fourth episode. Speaking of Flash villains, there is a neat Gorilla Grodd Easter egg in the Arrow spin-off’s pilot. Andrew Kreisberg says that they hope to introduce the primate on the series eventually.
Geoff Johns weighs in with much praise for The Flash, stating, “It’s probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever. We’ve incorporated almost everything of the mythology into it and added a new backstory with S.T.A.R. Labs.” This should surely please fans of the Flash comics. Additionally, the crew discussed the inclusion of Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond. Berlanti said that Firestorm’s other half in the comics, Martin Stein, will be introduced later on. “Between [Arrow and Flash], we’ll have half the Justice League on our two shows this year,” he says.
Arguably the most exciting announcement revealed that Arrow and The Flash will have start off with smaller crossovers – including Felicity visiting Central City in episode four of the latter – before a bigger event featuring both series. “Episodes 8 of both shows, Arrow and Flash, are going to be a two-hour crossover event,” announced Kreisberg. These episodes will debut just before both shows premiere their mid-season premieres. Stay tuned for more news on this as we have it.
The Flash premieres on The CW October 7th, while Arrow returns on October 8th.
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