Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for Season 2 of The Flash CW Series.
If there's something that the CW series The Flash has done a good job of, it's planting little things throughout the show that either allude to future event or serve as nods to the source material (or other iterations of the source material). Last season saw Teddy Sears take on the role of the evil Zoom, and last season saw Barry finally defeat this big bad, only to let the Time Wraiths have their way with him.
Though it seemed like we'd seen the character's demise, we never actually did see his death. Of course, right after that episode aired, there were plenty of theories surrounding what had happened, and most fans seemed to agree that we may have witnessed the birth of the Black Flash, who is a character who brings speedsters to the Speed Force upon their death. In essence, he is the Grim Reaper. Take a look below at a comparison to Zoom at the end of the Season 2 finale compared to Black Flash.
This would seem to be an obvious enough indication that he is the Black Flash, but in the TV show, it's hard to tell if something is supposed to be a silent nod to the canon, or an actual indication of what's to come. Speaking with EW, Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg stated the following:
"Obviously we did that on purpose. We love working with Teddy [Sears]. He’s such an amazing actor and amazing person, and was so much a part of the success of this show last season. There aren’t any immediate plans for that, but you can’t keep a good Black Flash down, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing him in the future.”
Does this mean we could see him in the upcoming Season 3? Never say never. At the very least, thanks to the Flashpoint incident, we know we'll at least be seeing the return of one other Flash villain, Eobard Thawne. Who's to say Black Flash won't have a hand in the plot at some point?
What do you think? Will we be seeing the Black Flash any time soon? Let us know your thoughts down below!
The Flash returns to the CW this October.