Hot on the heels of yesterdays The Flash teaser with the Arrow, today the CW released an extended trailer for The Flash. There’s so much to see and discuss, so get to it!
Let’s not beat around the bush here. Check out the trailer and meet me on the other side to discuss.
After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.
OK, we’ve got some good stuff there. That Stephen Amell as Arrow cameo is to be expected, and hopefully will continue as the series develops with both stars hopping into the others series as story lines require.
There are a number of DC references made, did you see the Ferris sign at the airport? what other DC Easter eggs did you catch in the trailer?
The suit is shown and explained. One would guess that those STAR Labs employees will play a major role in the first season as Barry (Grant Gustin) learns to control and understand his new-found powers.
We see his first villain, Clyde Mardon (Chad Rock) which has to be the Weather Wizard.
That’s a good start toward building the Flash’s Rogues Gallery. We also saw a glimpse of the reverse Flash in the flashback Barry has about the death of his mother.
What villain would like to see next, Captain Cold, Boomerang?
The Flash’s powers are handled well and the effects are interesting. With what I’ve seen so far I think the CW will have another hit superhero show on their hands.
What do you think?