It’s off to the races for The Flash as season 3 promises to light up TV screens with its rogues gallery. With more villains than any one hero could handle, Barry Allen is finally getting a little help from some other superpowered friends. New images released show Barry and Wally suited up as Flash and Kid Flash (it’s going to be interesting to see how Cisco comes up with that name), and there are rumors that fans will even see Jesse Quick in costume at some point this season. Between the alternate Flashpoint timeline and Barry (presumably) making his way back to his own time, fans will have a lot to keep up with.

Excitement continues to swell as the third season draws near, and one famous fanboy seems to be more excited than most. Kevin Smith’s love of The CW’s DCTV slate is no secret. After the success of last season’s “The Runaway Dinosaur” (which did garner a small bump in ratings), Smith made it very clear that he would love to write episodes of both The Flash and Arrow. The episode aired near the end of the season, and really showcased a more vulnerable and intimate side of Barry Allen.

So far, Smith is also confirmed to direct an episode of Supergirl titled “Supergirl Lives.” There is no (as of yet) confirmed connection between Smith’s Supergirl episode and his episode of The Flash, but he’s certainly excited about the material. Looks like this episode will be very different from his previous one as he took his excitement to Twitter after getting a look at the script.

Reportedly tackling the seventh episode of the season, there are quite a few possibilities he could be referencing when he says “more action-y.” With the addition of so many villains for the upcoming third season, could fans actually see the director fanboy put his unique touch on Gorilla City? Though Smith’s dream baddie Onomatopoeia has never actually been confirmed in the Arrowverse, might fans see business cards that foreshadow something more sinister?

Producers have stated the tone of season three will be much closer to what fans got in the first season, and a lighter tone suits Smith perfectly. One thing’s for sure, those who pull the strings at The Flash have a few tricks up their sleeves – promising easter eggs galore in season 3.

The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.

Source: Kevin Smith