Ok, it’s not that big of a surprise, but it’s a pleasant one nonetheless. The CW announced this morning that Keiynan Lonsdale, who’s been playing Wally West this season on The Flash, will be suiting up in Season 3 as the brand new Kid Flash, and they’ve offered us up some pictures to boot. Check it out:
The suit, like all of the costumes on the CW DC shows, looks pretty damn spot on. It’s almost a perfect recreation of the classic comic look with a little bit of a twist, but it’s made out of plausible materials that make it seem like something you could actually rely on for protection when you’re breaking the sound barrier at a light jog.
Wally was hit by a good old fashioned blast of the speed force in Season 2, and later learned The Flash’s secret identity – not to mention his arc in the latter half of season 2 was all about trying to find a way to help the Flash fight crime – so it’s definitely all been leading up to this. I’m not entirely sure about using the Kid Flash name – Wally’s what, two years younger than Barry in the show? He’s a college student, so calling him “Kid” anything seems weird, but I know it’s the classic name, and I’m sure the show will have a good reason to explain it. ($10 on a villain giving him the name as a tease). Still, The Flash has been great these past two years, and I’m excited to see where this is going.
And of course, all of this is baseless speculation because Barry changed the god damn timeline like an idiot. God damn it, Barry.