Red Death was mentioned in the latest episode of The Flash and this new theory reveals how Grant Gustin’s speedster could meet the Batman foe.
The CW’s The Flash has introduced fans to many DC villains, some very iconic and others totally obscure, over the course of the series’ five seasons. During episode twelve of The Flash season five, which aired last week under the title Memorabilia, it was revealed that Grant Gustin’s titular hero will, at some point, battle a very interesting Batman villain. While Iris (Candice Patton) and Barry Allen were in Nora’s (Jessica Parker Kennedy) future memories, they learned that even after Barry dies, the villain Cicada continues his killing spree. During the news broadcast, it’s revealed that at this point, Cicada has already killed more people than Zoom and Red Death.
The thing is, Batman villain Red Dead has yet to show up on The Flash. Obviously, this moment is a hint at a future villain for the series and there are a few ways that the character could be introduced on The Flash, presumably in season six. A fan on Reddit decided to breakdown some of the most logical choices for the identity of The CW’s version of Red Death and how they could work into The Flash‘s storyline. Check out the intriguing theory in the post below.
Red Death was introduced in the recent DC comics event Dark Knights: Metal and his origins are very interesting. In the comics, the Earth-52 version of Batman has become so desperate to gain The Flash’s speed force that the Caped Crusader literally straps the Scarlet Speedster to the hood of the Batmobile and drives the two of them into the speed force, Back to the Future style. Unlike the aforementioned Robert Zemeckis classic, The Flash and Batman fuse together during the event and become a nefarious being known as Red Death.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding The Flash as soon as more information becomes available. Would you like to see Red Death appear in the series? Which other Batman villains would you like to see make their Arrowverse debut? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Check out the synopsis for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled Goldfaced!
BARRY AND IRIS EACH TAKE DANGEROUS STEPS TO STOP CICADA – Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to purchase a device that could help them stop Cicada (Chris Klein). Once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world, eventually having to choose between committing a crime, or losing the means to defeat one of their greatest foes. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) investigates a lead on Cicada’s whereabouts and ends up in a dangerous situation. Alexandra LaRoche directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#513).
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison “Sherloque” Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen, and Chris Klein as Cicada.
The Flash airs on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.