– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Flash has become one of the highlights of the DC universe on any screen, big or small. While the DC Extended Universe is leveling buildings and putting the fate of the planet at stake, things are a bit more ridiculous over on the CW. This is a tone that The Flash and all the other series on the network have embraced. While they have large enough stakes to deal with, they tend to take themselves a lot less seriously (I mean, come on, The Flash and Supergirl have a musical crossover coming up). 

As ridiculous as things get on the show from time to time, the writers are smart enough to make it all character-focused, and as such, we tend to be able to overlook the silly “comic book logic” that plagues the show (and in fact, it may be one of the show’s charms). So when it was revealed that we would actually be getting Gorilla City in an upcoming episode — which is a natural progression of the Gorilla Grodd stuff that the series has built over the last couple seasons — it seemed like another fun opportunity for the show to go in a unique direction.

Now, in a new featurette from the CW, audiences had a chance to delve into the actual episode “Attack on Gorilla City.” Check it out below!

As outlined in the video above, this episode will show the gang at STAR Labs head to Gorilla City to rescue Harry Wells, who has been captured by the hyper-intelligent primates. Of course, things don’t go too well for them, and they end up getting captured themselves, and forced to take place in a gladiatorial match.

“And so we get to do a Flash gladiator fight in an arena full of screaming gorillas,” executive producer Aaron Helbing said. “It might be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen on television.”

And if all that isn’t enough, we get a fun, fourth wall-breaking line from Tom Felton’s character, referencing Planet of the Apes (Felton played a role in Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Go meta-humor!

What do you think of this latest featurette? Are you looking forward to this coming episode? Let us know your thoughts down below!

The Flash airs on the CW at 8/7c.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.