Candice “Iris West” Patton Talks 3 Flashes in Season 2 of The Flash


We were CRAZY excited when TV’s The Flash tossed us a giant Easter egg during last years finale hinting at the appearance of Earth-1’s Flash, Jay Garrick. We were DOUBLY excited when they released the promo art recreation of the Flash of Two Worlds comic featuring the TV show actors. Finally, we were TRIPLY excited when it was announced that the New 52 comic iteration of Wally West (another Flash) would also be joining the shows second season, bringing the total count of season 2 Flashes, to three.


The promo art pictured above is shown next to the original comic that introduced the world to the idea of the multiverse. This allowed for different variations of characters across the DC Universe along with a variety of continuities and numerous potentials for crossovers.

The multiverse is how The Flash plans to bring the other two Flashes into the shows canon, which is great, but it’s also the excuse that will allow the DC/Warner Bros cinematic universe to ignore the TV shows while pursuing their movie property counter parts, which is less than great.

During an appearance at Wizard World over the weekend, Iris West actor, Candice Patton, took a little time to talk about the multiple variations of the titular character that will be appearing on the show.

According to Patton, “Wally is coming. Keiynan Londsale who’s been cast to play him is a great Australian actor. We’re really excited to have him. He’s not there yet so we don’t know much about what kind of role Wally will take in season 2, but I’m sure it’ll be good. We’ll end up having three flashes on one season, which is really amazing, if you think about it. Jay, Barry, and Wally West.”


So, what do you think? Is three Flashes too many Flashes? Should the DCCU take the time to acknowledge that the TV shows exist in the same multiverse or is it a cop out if they just choose to not mention them? Are you excited to learn about Wally West and Jay Garrick’s back story? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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