The newest promo for the CW’s upcoming superhero series, The Flash, does exactly what it’s supposed to do by showing the fans just enough to keep them excited about this property.
In the 40-second clip, we get tons of Easter eggs. The very first thing we see is a billboard for Palmer Technologies with the tag line “Bigger Isn’t Always Better”. This is a clear reference to Ray Palmer aka The Atom, who will make his appearance in Arrow this Fall being played by Brandon Routh.
We also get several references in the form of a crossword puzzle. Some of these include “SPEED”, “THUNDER”, “ALLEN”, “GHOST”, “IRIS”, “DAD”, “STARLING”, and the one that excites me the most, “GRODD”. I would love to see what they could do with Grodd and Gorilla City.
We also see Barry whiz by a police officer with a radar gun, which clocks him going an impressive 760 mph, which also happens to be the speed of sound. This is the reason we hear a clap of thunder, because he is breaking the sound barrier.
The Flash will star Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne/Professor Zoom(aka Reverse-Flash), Danielle Panabaker as Dr. Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, and John Wesley Shipp (who played The Flash in the 1990 TV series) as Barry’s father, Henry Allen.
We will also see Michelle Harrison as Barry’s mother, Nora Allen, Patrick Sabongui as Central City Police Captain, David Singh, Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, William Sadler as Simon Stagg, Chad Rook as Clyde Mardon/Weather Wizard, and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold.
The Flash will premiere on Tuesday, October 7 at 8:00 EST on the CW.
Source: Comic Book Resources