The Flash Season 3: First look at Keiynan Lonsdale as ‘Kid Flash’
So, in case you missed it, Wally West is set to emerge from his ‘particle accelerator the second’-induced accident as Kid Flash when The Flash returns for its third season this October.
The relatively new character, whom we first met at the West family Christmas party in 2015, was introduced as the long-lost son of Joe West and younger brother of Iris West. However we knew he would eventually play a more crucial role in the DC show, as hints alluding to his future as a Speedster (his ‘need for speed’ attitude to drag racing being the most obvious example) have been dropped throughout season 2.
The CW has now released the first pictures of Wally West actor Keiynan Lonsdale in costume as his heroic alter-ego ‘Kid Flash’, which looks more or less faithful to the comics character’s get-up, albeit with a more subtle ‘Flash’ logo, to match Barry Allen’s in the show.
We know that Barry had lost his speed at the end of The Flash season 2, meaning Central City could really do with Kid Flash stepping in and taking up his mantle.
We also know that Harry Potter alum Tom Felton is set to join the show in season 3, in a role than may well verge on the villainous, so there’s never been a better time for a new hero to zoom onto the scene.
The Flash returns Tuesday October 4th on The CW in the US, and is set to speed on to Sky 1 in the UK soon after.