Last season, The Flash introduced actor Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, the son and brother Joe and Iris West never knew they had. However, DC fans knew who he was…and they also know that he sometimes goes by another name.
That’s the first official image of Lonsdale as Kid Flash! For anyone out there who doesn’t know the character, Kid Flash is the youthful alias Wally initially adopted after being struck by lightning the same way that Barry Allen was. Kid Flash served as a sidekick to Allen’s Flash, as well as a founding member of the Teen Titans.
While the show’s Wally bears a slightly different relationship to Barry than he has in the comics (where he’s the nephew of Iris West, and after their marriage, to Barry as well), Wally’s costume is awfully close to what we’ve seen on the page. In fact, it’s pretty much all there—the yellow and red, the lightning bolt, the exposed hair. You can look for Lonsdale to make his first appearance as Kid Flash in the Flash Season 3 premiere episode, “Flashpoint,” on October 4, 2016.
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