WonderCon 2015: 7 Things We Learnt in WB's Huge 'The Flash' Panel

Sunday, 05 April 2015 - 6:19PM
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Sunday, 05 April 2015 - 6:19PM
WonderCon 2015: 7 Things We Learnt in WB's Huge 'The Flash' Panel
As usual, Warner Bros. has been a big presence at WonderCon this weekend; the studio has held a series of panels teasing details for some of their most popular shows including Gotham and iZombie. But it was today's panel for The Flash, which has caused the biggest stir, as co-creator Andrew Kreisberg and cast members Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton and Carlos Valdez took to the stage to discuss everything from behind-the-scenes gossip to some huge teasers for the show's finale and second season. Here are 6 things we learnt from today's revealing panel for CW's The Flash. Much of what you read below could be considered spoilers, so if you're looking to stay surprised when The Flash returns on April 14th, go no further.



The Remainder of Season 1 Will Be Bigger than Anything the Show Has Done So Far
Before the stars took to the stage earlier today, an explosive teaser for the remainder of The Flash's first season was aired, which provoked everything from screams to gasps of surprise from the thousands of people packed into WonderCon's arena. The action expanded on the footage we saw earlier this week in the trailer above, and teased, among other things, the continuation of Barry's battle with the Reverse Flash, including a tense stand-off with Harrison Wells. But that wasn't all. Here are a couple of other things worth noting from the panel:

Emily Kinney's Bug-Eyed Bandit Looks Incredible
One of the highlights of the footage aired during the panel was getting to see The Walking Dead alum, Emily Kinney in action as the villainous Bug-Eyed Bandit. Draped in an elaborate amber outfit, Kinney is seen controlling a swarm of bees and warning her future victim that she will "show you what it's like to be stung". How big a role the Bug-Eyed Bandit will play in the show remains to be seen, but if this brief footage was anything to go by, what she does do will be great fun.


The Mysterious Eddie Thawne
The name Thawne is already a critical one when it comes to The Flash's story, but the mystery surrounding Barry's romantic rival is set to deepen in the remainder of the show's first season. A brief glimpse of Eddie was teased during the preview footage, which showed the detective turning his gun on a couple of officers and gunning them down without remorse. Now, whether or not those officers had it coming to them remains to be seen, but one suspects that Eddie's role in The Flash is going to be every bit as big as the rumor mill has been drumming it up to be.

Grodd's Voice
Even though we have already seen it in trailers on the web, one of the biggest cheers of the day came when Grodd's first lines were revealed. Sure, it's not a revelation but I'm so excited for Grodd's arrival I just had to put this in this list. The sooner Grodd gets here, the better.

After the footage was aired, it was time for the stars to start teasing the crowd. Here are a few of the biggest reveals put forward by Andrew Kreisberg and co.

Winter is Coming...Sooner than Expected
We know that Killer Frost is coming to The Flash, but quite when she would appear has remained firmly up for debate. However, Danielle Panabaker teased fans that the villain's appearance could be coming a lot sooner than expected. After revealing that little tidbit, the stars were asked to use one word to describe the end of season 1 for their characters and Panabaker upped the ante by simply saying "Frosty" before beaming a cheeky smile at the screaming crowd. So unless Ms. Panabaker is a total troll, it's time to prepare for the arrival of Killer Frost before Season 1 of The Flash is complete.

Wally West on the Horizon?
Once the Q&A was opened up to the fans, a number of probing questions were fired at the panel who answered with a refreshing level of candour. One such question was that of whether or not Wally West would be making an appearance on the show. Kreisberg response was a playful "I wouldn't be surprised if we see him at some point". Sure, that's hardly a commitment, but his statement does at least give us hope that Wally could make it to the show in the near future.

Villains for Season 2
If Kreisberg was non-committal on the potential for a Wally West storyline, he was forthright in telling us which villains would be making an appearance in the show's second season. Kreisberg appeared to confirm that both Dr. Alchemy and Mirror Master would be making their way to Central City for The Flash's sophomore season. This news will be music to the ears of many DC Comics fans who have been more than a little bit keen to see these two villains appear on the show. 

Season 1 of The Flash returns to our screens on Tuesday April 14th at 8pm ET on CW.


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