Well ‘The Flash’ fans, it seems we will be getting a lot more heroes this year on the show’s sophomore season, but if they are handled with the same deftness as the characters introduced in Season 1, all will be well. First up is the announcement that the show will be introducing the character of Doctor Light, whom showrunner Gabrielle Stanton has clarified is going to be the female, superhero version of the character, not the male supervillain (who incidentally has been mentioned by Cisco and Caitlin when they appeared in an episode in ‘Arrow’s’ second season, where they described the male Doctor Light as an ex-STAR Labs scientist who was kind of a psycho).
The female Doctor Light was an astronomer working at a Japanese observatory who was transformed by the Monitor into a super-hero with powers including flight, seeing all of the electromagnetic spectrum, and light manipulation and absorption. What role she will play in ‘The Flash’ is as yet unknown, but its always pretty cool seeing new heroes added to the CW’s DC Universe.
The other big name out there is Wally West, who comic fans know as the successor to Barry Allen, i.e. the 3rd Flash. He has already been name dropped on the show as being part of Iris and Joe West’s family, but we have yet to see the character. As for how Wally will be introduced onto the show and what they plan on doing with him, Stanton had the following to say:
“We are a doing our special Flash magic where we take a comic book character and give it just a little bit of a ‘Hmmm,’ so that you’re like, “Oh!… [They’re bringing him in] …in a really, really cool way … that I don’t think the audience will see coming. He will definitely have a very interesting and close relationship with Team Flash.”
Do you think we will see two Flashes in action at any point during this season? Could Wally end up being sent to an alternate dimension to serve as their Flash and continue Barry’s legacy? Share your thoughts and theories below!
Source: The MarySue