Jay Garrick star John Wesley Shipp confirmed that the older speedster will return in season seven of Grant Gustin’s The Flash.
After the universe-shattering events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, it wasn’t clear where John Wesley Shipp’s Jay Garrick would end up, but according to the actor himself the speedster will have a role to play in the next season of The Flash. He’s not the only speedster returning to the series, as season seven will also address the Godspeed mystery. When speaking to Den of Geek about his involvement with the Grant Gustin series, the star hinted that originally Jay Garrick was set to return a lot later in the story.
“I know Jay Garrick is coming back to the CW show, but they were supposed to be at a further point in the story. They didn’t get to play out the end of season six because of COVID as we know, so they’ve got to tie up some things. Eric Wallace has said that he does want to talk to me about some ideas about Jay Garrick going forward.”
John Wesley Shipp has played three roles on the series so far, the first being the father of Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen, then Jay Garrick and most recently he was able to reprise his version of Barry from the 1990s series during the crossover. But when further discussing Garrick’s return, Shipp explained that the speedster and his wife both live on Earth Prime and that he’s excited to see where the story takes the duo.
“We know that Joan and Jay are on Earth Prime. We’ll see what they come up with. My experience with this group is that they’ve given you every reason to have faith that whatever they come up with is going to be interesting and you’re going to want to play it.”
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Grant Gustin’s The Flash is set to return next year on The CW. Here’s the official synopsis for The Flash season seven:
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with superspeed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. After a thrilling cliffhanger last season which saw the new Mirror Master (Efrat Dor) victorious and still-at-large in Central City, The Flash must regroup in order to stop her and find a way to make contact with his missing wife, Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton).
With help from the rest of Team Flash, which includes superheroes Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer), and Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh), as well as the Flash’s adoptive father Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), Meta-Attorney Cecile Horton (Danielle Nicolet), tough cub reporter Allegra Garcia (Kayla Compton) and brilliant tech-nerd Chester P. Runk (Brandon McKnight)… Flash will ultimately defeat Mirror Master. But in doing so, he’ll also unleash an even more powerful and devastating threat on Central City: one that threatens to tear his team—and his marriage—apart.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, 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 Joe West, and Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton.
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Source: Den of Geek