The end of The Flash Season 3 saw things in an interesting place. After mucking things up for a full season, we got to see Barry Allen get is due when he sacrificed himself to the Speed Force (yes, I’m a bit vindictive). This was a cool conclusion to a season, but it did leave questions as to how Season 4 would pick up. Some speculated that Wally West would take on the mantle of the Flash as he did in the comics.
Would the CW have the guts to switch out the main character in Season 4? Newsweek asked that very question of actor Keiynan Lonsdale who plays Wally West in The Flash, and here’s what he had to say:
“It’s not something that’s on my radar. I feel as though there is so much story to tell and Wally has so much growing to do. I’d like to see that journey continue. That's what I think is important. We need to see how these character realistically get to where they are headed for.”
In short, it’s probably best not to get ahead of ourselves. At the end of the day, this still looks like it’s going to be Barry’s story, and as far as Wally has come, he’s no Barry just yet. Likely, the direction they’ll go for the story is cut back to Central City months after Barry left, and we’ll see that Wally has been keeping everything safe. Something will have happened that brings Barry back, and things go on from there.
It’s safe way to go, but one that’s probably best for not alienating fans who’ve grown to appreciate Barry over the years.
What do you think of this? Do you wish the CW would take a risk of letting another Flash take over for a bit? Let us know down below!
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