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DC FanDome’s preliminary outing has been about as film-heavy because it will get, with followers getting new reveals from Taika Waititi’s The Suicide Squad and a model new trailer for Justice League‘s Snyder Lower sequence – sure, a sequence. However do not suppose that TV audiences have been fully left in the dead of night, as Ezra Miller’s Flash film wasn’t the one bolt of lightning zipping round, with The CW’s The Flash bringing the Arrowverse to the desk with a brand new have a look at Season 7 and extra.
Like many TV exhibits over the previous 5 or 6 months, The Flash wasn’t in a position to absolutely full its most up-to-date season attributable to filming being shut down. The episode that was being filmed on the time is a part of what The Flash will kick off Season 7 with, though the inventive group has had a while to determine how you can make the transition extra natural when the present returns to presumably shut out the Mirror-verse. Followers received to see a Season 7 trailer mixing new and outdated footage collectively, with the present’s forged becoming a member of showrunner Eric Wallace for a Q&A session at DC Fandome, and listed below are a number of the most attention-grabbing particulars that have been revealed.
A Former Villain’s Return
The Flash‘s trailer appeared to disclose a whole lot of empath enjoyable coming in Season 7’s earlier episodes, and followers will get to see a returning villain displaying as much as trigger some psychological havoc within the type of Ashley Rickards’ Prime. The comedian character was first launched in Season three as a villain who precipitated her victims to turn out to be terrified with vertigo, and as she says within the new footage, she “by no means held again.” Prime continues to be a prisoner when Cecile goes to go to her within the trailer, however she’s additionally proven exterior of her prisoner garb, so will she discover a solution to escape?
Iris Vs. Mirror Iris
Fortunately for everybody who’s been ready to see Barry reconnecting with the actual Iris, it appears like she may very nicely get to flee her Mirror-verse jail quickly into Season 7. However not earlier than Mirror Iris will get a maintain of her. The Season 7 trailer exhibits Mirror Iris inside the otherworldly setting providing up threats and different unhealthy information, saying nobody is coming to save lots of Iris, and that the one methods out of the Mirror world are by surviving or by succumbing to the insanity. This is how Candice Patton put it when requested how her time within the Mirror-verse has affected her.
It will be attention-grabbing to see when she comes out – and I imagine she is going to come out very quickly after we choose up Season 7 – it’s going to be very attention-grabbing to see how she’s been affected by being type of caught on this maddening world with this tremendous villain.
Fortunately, Iris has an excellent head on her shoulders, so though she may come out of this expertise with some trauma, she probably will not be shedding her thoughts like others may.
Why Godspeed Will Be A Season 7 Huge Unhealthy
Whereas The Flash has launched the trendy period villain Godspeed earlier than, there have been caveats. In Season 5, it was a future model of August Coronary heart who was abusing Velocity 9 to get his powers. In Season 6, Coronary heart returned and let unfastened a bunch of Godspeed clones to shake issues up in Central Metropolis. However Season 7 will formally deliver the comedian guide baddie in as a full-on Huge Unhealthy. When showrunner Eric Wallace was requested why he wished to make that occur, here is what he stated:
I need to be certain new followers — particularly younger new followers who’re studying the comedian guide proper now — are welcomed to the present, so it isn’t simply Silver Age villains and Bronze Age villains. There may be a younger lady or a younger boy who’s studying these Flash comics proper now going, ‘The place’s my villain, my technology’s villain?’
The Flash has carried out a strong job of meshing all ages of the comedian guide superhero’s canon, from bringing Jay Garrick in to bridging connections with the 1990 TV sequence. However past the way in which the “Disaster on Infinite Earths” crossover looped in different ongoing initiatives resembling Lucifer, Stargirl and Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster, the present hasn’t all the time taken its inspirations from the character’s latter-day storylines. With Godspeed, Eric Wallace clearly hopes to alter that, which is superior for youthful generations.
The Flash Would possibly Lastly Get His Gold Boots From The Comics
Now, followers ought to clearly take this with a grain of salt, since it has been six seasons already with out a clear signal of the speedster’s gold boots displaying up. However the topic got here up through the DC FanDome panel, with Grant Gustin getting requested about it their potential look. In his phrases:
This may be a query for me, however actually it is for Eric. As a result of, I do not know if that is saying an excessive amount of, but when it have been as much as me, it will have been like two seasons in the past. [Laughs.]
Two issues right here. One, The Flash‘s DC FanDome panel was edited from its unique 40-minute runtime all the way down to 15 minutes, so there have been solely two fan questions added into the combination, and but all concerned nonetheless selected to focus on the gold boots query. Two, why would Grant Gustin saying he wished the boots two seasons in the past – which he’d already talked about publicly – can be “saying an excessive amount of?” That ought to solely be the case if he was actually giving one thing away, and I believe he did simply that by saying it within the first place. Fingers (and toes) crossed that we’ll get extra costume adjustments in Season 7.
Take a look at the Season 7 trailer under!
The Flash Season 6 might be launched on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, August 25, so you should definitely choose that up. Within the meantime, keep tuned to CinemaBlend for extra on when Season 7 will get underway, and after we may get to see it debut on The CW in 2021. Whereas ready for the TV-centric aspect of DC FanDome to happen on September 12, head to our 2020 Fall TV premiere schedule to see what different exhibits are coming quickly.