The Flash is Quick as Lightning in New Official Poster

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 2:07PM
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The Flash
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 2:07PM
The Flash is Quick as Lightning in New Official Poster

A new poster for the upcoming CW series, The Flash, shows Barry Allen using his superspeed to run through the streets of Starling City. 

 

[Credit: The CW]

 

The tagline, "Discover what makes a hero," is disappointingly generic, as every superhero has an origin story, but early buzz from the leaked pilot has actually been positive. The Arrow spinoff follows Barry Allen as he gains the power of superspeed after being hit by lightning in a freak laboratory accident. He is also haunted by a tragic childhood, as superheroes often are. He witnessed his mother's murder, his father was falsely accused, and Allen became a forensic scientist in order to clear his father's name. Along the way, he encounters other metahumans who were enhanced by the same explosion, but have decided to use their powers for evil.

 

[Credit: The CW]

 

The series stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash in the original series, as his father, Candice Patton as love interest Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as DC villain Killer Frost, Robbie Amell as Firestorm, and Wentworth Miller as Captain Gold. The show will premiere on October 7.

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