The CW's The Flash was part of Warner Bros. Television's DC Superhero Saturday Night panel in Comic-Con's Hall H, which also featured Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Fox's Gotham and CBS' Supergirl. Aside from a sizzle reel full of highlights from Season 1 of The Flash, no new footage was revealed as the cast and crew get ready to start production on Season 2. But fans were treated to several new details about what is to come, when the show returns Tuesday, October 7. As it turns out, there will be a number of intriguing new developments for Team Flash.
"I mentioned he'll have a new mentor in Season 2. In the second episode they're already working together and in the second episode, Barry does something new with his powers that is really exciting to me. We've never done it before. It's pretty different than anything else we've done. It involves lightning."
While the actor wouldn't exactly confirm who his new mentor is, he did say that his former mentor, Harrison Wells, a.k.a. Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh) will be back on the show, but he won't be interacting with Barry.
"Wells and Barry won't be interacting at all, right out of the gate. Wells is on the show, but we're introducing the multiverse concept so that's why he still exists somewhere."
With Reverse Flash existing in the multiverse, that leaves an opening for a main villain in Central City, which Andrew Kreisberg confirmed will be Zoom, who is faster than both Flash and Reverse Flash. Here's what he had to say below.
"We're definitely adding to the Rogues Gallery. We've got a lot of returning favorites. Grodd is going to be back. We also have a big Captain Cold/Golden Glider episode early on, where we learn more about the Snart family dynamic. We've got a couple of villains we don't want to share, yet, but we're really excited about Zoom. I think the challenges that brings to our characters is going to be... he's going to be terrifying and scary and fast, and it's going to be really cool."
It was confirmed at the panel last night that Teddy Sears was cast as Jay Garrick, the original Flash, while Shantel VanSanten is playing Patty Spivot, a new detective at the CCPD who partners up with Joe West (Jesse L. Martin). She is also obsessed with science and meta-humans, and takes a liking to Barry, unaware that her new crush is actually The Flash. Season 2 will also start three months after the Season 1 finale, with the producers confirming that several Earth-Two characters will be introduced. Iris (Candice Patton) will also become a bigger part of the team, now that she knows Barry's secret. Check out videos from last night's panel below, and stay tuned for more on The Flash Season 2