DC Comics is quickly becoming a television juggernaut, with five different shows that will be airing soon on either The CW (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash), CBS (Supergirl), or FOX (Gotham). Fans of the scarlet speedster are anxiously anticipating season two of Barry Allen's adventures - following the dramatic conclusion to the show's season 1 finale - and that includes new villains that will come calling to Central City, such as Atom Smasher.
Fans were recently treated to a ten second “Bigger, Badder and Faster” teaser trailer that gave us the first peak at Atom Smasher (WWE Superstar Adam “Edge” Copeland) in all his wicked glory. Now, a second promo for The Flash season 2 has been unveiled - offering a quick glimpse at the Atom Smasher and the effects necessary to bring him to life - has released, along with several photos from the season two premiere episode, “The Man Who Saved Central City”. You can watch that "Three Weeks" trailer, above.
“The Man Who Saved Central City” is exactly what the Flash (Grant Gustin) is being heralded as. In the images we can see a celebration being held in Barry’s honor, complete with red and yellow balloons, but the festivities may be cut short by the sudden appearance of the menacing Atom Smasher. The Flash and Atom Smasher have what can be described as a tumultuous history in the annals of DC Comics; it turns out that the Atom Smasher was one of the human casualties affected by Barry Allen’s big particle accelerator accident (the one that gave him his speedster powers in the first place).
If you haven’t watched the first season of The Flash, turn back now, because in order to explain the other photos (see below), we will need to drop some SPOILERS.
The images also reveal the return of the deceased Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), at least an alternate version of him. This is to be explained by the finale of the first season, when the Flash sped headfirst into the temporal singularity that occurred due to his time travel.
We know that in season two the multiverse concept that has been present in the comic books for so long will be a part of the series, introducing a similar, but different world, Earth 2. In this reality the show runners are given the flexibility to not only bring back characters in a new way, but to change the status of existing ones. The story angles are literally endless. The origins and motivations of characters can change, and even have the possibility of crossing back over to Flash’s primary reality, or earth prime. There is no word on the extent of the multiverse crossover, but it should help to keep the series feeling fresh.
The collection of premiere episode images also reveals great shots of returning baddies Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), along with both parts of Firestorm, aka Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell, real life cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell), as well as Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber), and others from the S.T.A.R. Labs crew.
The Flash season two premieres on Tuesday, October 6, at 8PM eastern on The CW; Arrow season four begins on Wednesday, October 7, also at 8PM eastern on The CW; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will arrive sometime in 2016.
Source: The CW