The CW has released the first official look at Grant Gustin’s new costume for the upcoming fifth season of The Flash.
Earlier this week, a prototype for an updated costumed leaked on the internet which gave way to body shamers attacking Gustin on social media for being too skinny. Gustin responded to the body shamers, posting a letter on his personal Instagram. Fans also rallied together in support of the new actor.
Following the leak, The CW has released an official image of the new costume via a new poster for the fifth season of The Flash which Gustin took the honors of sharing himself. Check it out below.
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Matching wits with The Thinker, who by season’s end had harnessed the powers of all twelve bus metas he created, stretched Team Flash to their limits, but with the help of some new allies, Barry Allen (aka The Flash) and company were able to put a stop to the Enlightenment and save Central City once again. However, with the arrival of Barry and Iris’ speedster daughter, Nora, who arrived from the future admitting to having made a “big mistake,” things are anything but status quo. Will parenthood be the challenge that finally slows The Flash down?
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen.
The Flash season 5 premieres on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
The Six Mythical Figures That Make Up Shazam’s Name
Billy Batson’s life is completely changed after his first encounter with the wizard Shazam. Given an assortment of abilities, Batson transforms into the hero Captain Marvel (well, he used to transform into “Captain Marvel,” but now he also uses the name “Shazam” so DC can avoid legal problems with Marvel Comics) whenever he yells the word “Shazam!”
While many superheroes have ridiculous powers, most of the time their abilities are never truly explained. Often times a character is an alien or subject to a terrible accident that results in them obtaining powers (think Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, etc.), but Batson is different. Instead of just channeling the power of Shazam, Batson is connected to six different mythological figures — gods and humans — in order to become the ideal hero. “Shazam” may just look like a fun word, but it’s actually an acronym that pays homage to each key figure who makes up the power of Shazam!
Get ready to scream “Shazam” and hit Next to learn which six mythical figures make up the character’s famous name!