Keiynan Lonsdale Cast As ‘Wally West’ In Season 2 Of ‘The Flash’

DCTV has been on a roll with castings for each of their shows. Casting Casper Crump as Vandal Savage, Falk Hentschel as Hawkman for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane in Supergirl. During Comic- Con we found out who would be playing Patty Spivot(Shantel Vansaten) and Jay Garrick(Teddy Spears) in The Flash, but one casting was left out of the Comic-Con fun and that character was Wally West.

Although we didn’t get a casting we did receive official confirmation that Wally would enter the world of CW’s The Flash. People have wondered which route they would go with Wally? Would he be his original red headed self or his New 52 incarnation? All that guessing can stop because today we have official confirmation that Keiynan Lonsdale has been cast in the role of Wally West and it looks like they’re going the African American New 52 route. 

Speaking on Lonsdale’s casting The Flash Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say..

Just like when we met Grant for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero. We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.

What do you guys think of this casting? Would you have preferred the Pre-52 Ginger Wally or African American New 52 Wally? 

SOURCE: Variety

(Nate Brail)

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