As casting on Arrow continues, The CW has released a new featurette (below) for the network’s upcoming superhero spinoff, The Flash. The video focuses on “Detective Pretty Boy” also known as Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett). Candice Patton (who plays Iris West) talks about the overconfident detective, as well as how his character interacts with other members of the Central City police force and Iris. Patton also drops some hints of a romantic relationship between her character and Detective Thawne.
The video also features new footage from The Flash, some of which hints at the possible storyline of Detective Thawne becoming Professor Zoom, or Reverse-Flash, the Flash’s archnemesis. The line, “or do you want to find out the hard way you’re not faster than a bullet,” uttered by Cosnett’s character seems to be as close to foreshadowing Professor Zoom as the show can get without stating Detective Thawne’s future outright. Question is: will fans be on board with this revised telling?
These new details about Arrow and The Flash offer some insight into the direction each show will take next season, while still leaving enough room for fans to be surprised. Presumably, more information will come to light following the debut of The Flash at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 later this month as well as both show’s panels during the convention.
The Flash premieres Tuesday October 7th @8PM on The CW; Arrow season 3 premieres Wednesday October 8th @8PM on The CW.