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First Look At New CW Flash Costume

The CW has released a poster showing the new Flash costume we’ll be seeing in the series’ fifth season. The most notable change is the lack of a chinstrap, though there are other differences too; the fabric doesn’t look the same, and it has a new texture. And Barry’s looking a lot more world-weary here than he has in seasons past, which is interesting.

I didn’t like the chinstrap when the show debuted, but the funny thing is that now the costume looks weird to me without it. I’ll probably get used to it eventually, however.

What do other viewers think of the new costume? Are you liking Barry’s new cowl and other outfit details, or are they not to your taste? Share your thoughts here!

Season Five Flash Teaser Released At SDCC

It’s San Diego Comic Con weekend, and as always, Saturday is the day for major media presentations. DC released trailers for Aquaman and Shazam today, and showed trailers for all of its CW superhero shows. You can see the teaser-trailer for The Flash series right here.

As you can see here, we get an old-school Flash ring in the teaser, and a very good look at young Nora Allen. She’s called XS, which is obviously a nod to Barry and Iris’ superhero granddaughter in the comics; here she’s their daughter (or at least says she is).

We also get an extended look at a villain, who is apparently Cicada. You may recall him as a villain from the Geoff Johns era, and he’s got his lightning-shaped knife in the teaser. He will be played by Chris Klein (American Pie) this season.

What did you think of the trailer? Did it catch your interest, and are you looking forward to Cicada or XS? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Flash Movie Looks Back to the Future, Season 5 Cast Changes

There’s been a lot of DC and Warner Bros-related news over the last few days: the AT&T/Time Warner merger approved, Diane Nelson departing DCE, Geoff Johns leaving his executive positions to focus on writing and producing, and now a new movie strategy as reported by THR.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Game Night) are the latest directors attached to the Flash movie, which is now scheduled to go into production with Ezra Miller in 2019. THR says they are “looking to Back to the Future as a touchstone” as far as tone is concerned — and refers to the movie as The Flash, rather than Flashpoint. Whether that’s simple shorthand or a deliberate title change is unclear, but they seem to be going for something a bit less grim than the original Flashpoint. No word on whether Wonder Woman and Cyborg are still involved.

As for the small screen, we don’t know much about The Flash Season Five, but we do know that after half a season on Legends of Tomorrow, Keiynan Lonsdale’s Wally West is leaving the show. He’s set to be in the Season 5 premiere of The Flash, but won’t be returning as a regular on either series. In a message on Instagram, he explains that it was his decision to move on, but that it’s “not a total goodbye” — “Wally West will still be round when you need him the most!”

Update: Literally 5 minutes after posting this, I saw that Danielle Nicolet (D.A. Cecile Horton) is being promoted to series regular next year.

Update 2: Hartley Sawyer (Ralph Dibny) has also been promoted to regular for season five.

Update 3: Jessica Parker Kennedy, who plays the future Nora West-Allen (Iris & Barry’s daughter), is also going to be a regular.

“We Are The Flash” Trailer

Here’s the extended trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “We Are The Flash”. It’s the finale for the show’s fourth season.

And here’s the official synopsis for the episode, which seems to be keeping details deliberately vague.

“We Are The Flash”
SEASON FINALE — Team Flash gets help from a surprising ally in their battle against DeVoe (Neil Sandilands). David McWhirter directed the episode written by Todd Helbing & Eric Wallace (#423). Original airdate 5/22/2018.

We’re promised the answer to a few mysteries in the episode. What do you hope to see in it?

“Think Fast” Trailer

Here’s the extended trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Think Fast”. It’s the second-last episode of the season.

And here’s the official synopsis for the episode.

“Think Fast”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
DAVID RAMSEY GUEST STARS — When DeVoe assaults an A.R.G.U.S. facility to complete his Enlightenment Machine, Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes the only way he can stop him is if he allows Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) to accompany him into the facility. Still shaken by Ralph’s death, Barry isn’t sure he wants to risk any more of his friends’ lives and considers taking on DeVoe solo. Viet Nguyen directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Kristen Kim (#422). Original airdate 5/15/2018.

“Harry And The Harrisons” Trailer

Here’s the extended trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Harry And The Harrisons”. There are only three episodes left this season, including this one.

And here’s the official synopsis for the episode.

“Harry and The Harrisons”
THE TEAM TURNS TO AMUNET BLACK FOR HELP — With DeVoe’s Enlightenment device nearly complete, in order to disable it The Flash (Grant Gustin) and his team must put their faith in an unlikely ally – Amunet Black (guest star Katee Sackhoff). Meanwhile, Harry (Tom Cavanagh) hits an all-time low when the “Council of Wells” kicks him out but then Cisco (Carlos Valdes) introduces him to the “Council of Harrisons.” Kevin Mock directed the episode written by Judalina Neira & Lauren Certo (#421). Original airdate 5/8/2018.