The Flash‘s sixth season on The CW got here to an abrupt cliffhangery halt when the coronavirus pandemic stopped manufacturing again in March. Clearly, followers are prepared for some solutions —and workforce Flash took to the DC FanDome to reply them. Even higher? Regardless of the shutdown, they nonetheless managed to place a teaser trailer collectively.
Government producer Eric Wallace helmed a panel that includes stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, and Brandon McKnight as they broke down what was occurring when Season 6 ended. How will the workforce cope with Eva? What is the cope with Caitlin and her mother? And wait, there’s a complete lot extra mirror universe stuff left to unpack. Fortunately, the brand new trailer addresses a few of these points.
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The panel additionally gave followers a enjoyable behind-the-scenes take a look at this previous season’s noir episode “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach,” framed in black and white with Danny Trejo’s Breacher none too completely happy (and none too appropriate) about his daughter’s destiny. The noir lower of the episode shall be included within the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray launch for Season 6.
Issues moved rapidly, although, to speak of the season to come back, with Wallace establishing a high-drama and action-packed sizzle reel that, remarkably, he mentioned contained solely footage from the primary episode.
“What would have been the 20th episode last season will partially become part of the 1st episode of Season 7,” he defined, including that followers would possibly study greater than meets the attention from the clip in the event that they’re actually dialed in. “[P]ay attention closely,” he mentioned, “because there are huge spoilers all over the place” — so, naturally, let the theorizing start.
We get to see a shot of fellow speedster Godspeed taking up Barry, plus a take a look at Iris, who’s as assured as ever however battling insanity whereas nonetheless caught within the Mirrorverse. Barry additionally appears to have constructed his personal synthetic Velocity Drive generator with the assistance of the STAR Labs crew, if a fleeting shot is to be believed.
However what concerning the state of The Flash himself, now that his powers are only some hours from operating out for good — on the identical time an out-of-control jet is crashing into town? Is there any upside in any respect to only being a daily man with out the quick ft? Gustin doesn’t suppose so: “I think he really just misses it, especially with Iris being trapped in the Mirrorverse at the moment,” he mentioned. “He genuinely not just wants his power back; he needs it back” — partially as a result of Season 7 will see The Flash come to phrases with simply how integral his superpowers are to his human aspect.
Wallace mentioned the present received’t simply have old-school DC followers in thoughts because it picks up velocity within the new season. He’s additionally hoping to rope in new followers; youthful comedian e book readers who would possibly solely be getting their first style of Group Flash with out the context that comes with a long time’ price of expectation.
Younger followers, he mentioned, “are welcome to the show,” as a result of “it’s not just Silver Age villains, or Bronze Age villains” that preserve viewers tuning in as The CW eyes future seasons in what’s now the community’s longest-running DC sequence (with universe-starter Arrow now within the rear-view mirror).
Whereas The Flash is predicted to return in January, a premiere date wasn’t revealed throughout Saturday’s panel — solely a “2021” time tease on the finish of the Season 7 trailer. Within the meantime, we’ll be watching and re-watching the clip, to see what Wallace may be hinting at with all these premiere episode spoilers.