While many of us are tailgating or watching reruns of Independence Day from the comforts of our homes, the cast and crew of The Flash are celebrating the July 4th holiday by officially beginning production of the show’s fourth season.
Late yesterday evening, The Flash Office Twitter account made the announcement with a photo of some of their prep work for today’s filming schedule. This photo also revealed the title card for the first episode of the new season – “The Flash Reborn.”
It’s an interesting clue about the fourth season’s plot, given last season’s shocking finale and the few details we have about the fate of Barry Allen and the S.T.A.R. Labs team. So far, we know that the fourth season begins six months into the future with Barry still trapped in the Speed Force after sacrificing himself to save Central City.
In his absence, rumors claim that both Iris West and Wally West will assume greater leadership roles in the fight against evil. Wally will remain as Kid Flash and won’t be taking on the Flash mantle, according to actor Keiynan Lonsdale, while Iris will try to deal with Barry’s sacrifice and keep the team together. Candice Patton has been purposely quiet about Iris’ new role on the show as of late, which only heightens our excitement about her character’s evolving story arc.
Meanwhile, the S.T.A.R. Labs team will have to face off against a new villain: The Thinker, a lawyer turned crime boss whose enhanced mental abilities allow him to control and manipulate technology.
With Barry (temporarily, let’s not pretend) gone from the show, are you excited about the new season of The Flash? What roles do you think the S.T.A.R. Labs team will take in his absence? And, does this season’s villain seem like a breath of fresh air after three seasons of evil speedsters and endless races to the death? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The fourth season of The Flash will premiere on October 10, 2017 on The CW.
Source: Comic Book