In the first part of The Flash season 2, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) faced off against a number of different metahumans, most having traveled from Earth-2 on the command of this season’s main antagonist, the villainous speedster Zoom. One particular metahuman that Zoom sent after The Flash was the gigantic humanoid shark, DC Comics’ King Shark.
Although King Shark made his first appearance in ‘The Fury of Firestorm’, the metahuman was taken out quickly by Earth-2 Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) – which worked as Harry’s introduction to Barry – and hasn’t been seen since. However, King Shark will make his return to Central City in the aptly titled episode 15, ‘King Shark’. Now, new posters from the episode tease the rematch between King Shark and The Flash.
The CW released one poster focused on The Flash, teasing that “A New Wave of Terror Arises” when King Shark makes his return, and the second poster featuring the humanoid shark himself. Take a look at both posters:
Details of King Shark’s return were teased earlier this year by The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. He revealed Arrow‘s John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson) will travel to Central City in search of King Shark, who escaped from an A.R.G.U.S. facility and is looking to complete his orders from Zoom – namely, destroying The Flash. Additionally, the official episode synopsis for ‘King Shark’ teased an attack by the metahuman on Barry while he’s with Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Iris (Candice Patton), and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale).
The Flash is no stranger to CGI-characters, having shown the humanoid shark before (albeit in a brief and dark nighttime scene). Previously, the show had brought Gorilla Grodd to life a handful of times over its two seasons. But, Grodd’s most recent appearance in ‘Gorilla Warfare’ was certainly the best in terms of both the realistic visual portrayal of the gorilla and the references to his comic book history.
Similar to Grodd’s last appearance, the visual design of King Shark seems to be as realistic as possible when bringing a part-human part-shark creature to life. Of course, how those visuals come across in a daytime scene of The Flash – which takes considerable more attention to the CGI work than a nighttime scene – remains to be seen. But, these posters are certainly effective in getting fans excited for a rematch between King Shark and The Flash.
The Flash continues with ‘King Shark’ on Tuesday, February 23rd at 8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW