Actress Candice Patton, who plays the role of Iris West on CW’s The Flash, will have an opportunity to suit up when she absorbs speedster powers in an upcoming episode. The CW has released a photo showing off Patton in her costume, which some fans might recognize as a reference to certain DC characters.
In an upcoming episode titled “Run, Iris, Run”, Patton will suit up in a purple and white costume as she taps into the Speedforce to lead Team Flash. After a fight with the meta-villain Melting Pot, both Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Iris West (Candice Patton) swap DNA which leaves Allen powerless and West as the fastest human alive.
You can get a better look at her costume down below:
For the keen-eyed DC faithful, they will notice that the colors on the costume have a strong connection to the Tornado Twins. For those that don’t know, in the comics, the Tornado Twins are the children of Barry Allen and Iris West. Both kids have speedster powers and fight crime in the future. Here’s a look at a classic version of the twins:
You can also read the episode synopsis from CW down below:
Team Flash confronts a new bus meta, Matthew AKA Melting Pot (guest star Leonardo Nam), with the ability to swap people’s DNA. During a battle with Team Flash, Matthew transfers Barry’s (Grant Gustin) super speed to Iris (Candice Patton).
Now, with a new threat unleashed on Central City, Barry must act as the team leader while Iris takes on the mantle of superhero speedster in order to defeat their new foe.
The “Run, Iris, Run” episode of The Flash will premiere on the CW on March 13th.