With the imminent return of The Flash season 2 just two weeks away more information about the season has been released.
This post does have spoilers.
When the events of season 1 brought about portals to Earth-2, the life of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), has seemed to spiral in uncontrollable and violent directions. With the new enemy Zoom intent on killing Barry, and coming close on several occasions, and with the recent promo giving us glimpses of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) as Killer Frost and the return of Reverse-Flash, it seems it’s not going to quieten down soon.
There may be some light at the end of this tunnel. A recent image of a far crisp and cooler Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), seems to shed light on Earth-2’s Firestorm. We all remember the start of season 2 when they explained how Firestorm flew into the black hole and blew it up, ultimately forcing Flash to save Martin Stein (Victor Garber) instead of Ronnie. Well it seems that this image shows Firestorm and his quantum splicer in use.
The image (below) from twitter user @canadagraphs is quite blurred and not all too clear. As noted on screenrant though; “given the visibly different design to the Firestorm costume and the alternate versions of the familiar Flash characters glimpsed in the promo for season 2’s upcoming episodes, this is likely the Earth-2 version of Ronnie Raymond.”
— Canadagraphs (@canadagraphs) January 3, 2016
It’s safe to assume this is Earth-2 Firestorm then. I’m just speculating here but it’s also likely he will appear in the same episode as Killer Frost (here) in order to help Barry defeat her. However it’s also unclear how Earth-1 Caitlin Snow will react to this. The use of Earth-2 can cause some very interesting, and ultimately weird and confusing, storylines so we will have to wait and see where it goes next.
The Flash will return on Tuesday 19th January, with Arrow returning the day after on the 20th and Legends of Tomorrow premiering on the 21st January 2016. It’s been planned perfectly for our viewing pleasure.