The new Flash season two promo has left some fans scratching their heads to what’s going on with their favourite scarlet speedster.
In the Austrailian promo below, the Flash races around the globe as we have seen him do countless times in the premiere season of the hit CW show. However, instead of leaving his signature trail of yellow lightning, he sparks an electric blue trail instead.
What does this mean? Could the singularity seen at the end of season one have affected Barry’s powers? Or is it something else entirely?
One theory I have is that it’s actually a reference to classic Flash bad guy, Cobalt Blue. Cobalt Blue aka Malcolm Thawne in the comics was the twin brother of Barry Allen who was given at birth to the Thawne family to raise and was an ancestor to Eobard Thawne, the baddie called Reverse Flash.
Malcolm has a talisman that gives him access to the Blue Flame and allows him a variety of powers, including energy projection, energy constructs and the ability to steal the speed of the Flash and give himself super-speed. Feeling resentment for being given to the Thawnes, he turned to crime and became a super-villain obsessed with hatred for Barry.
Even more interesting a question, could Eddie Thawne, Barry’s ally who was killed (?) in the finale and who was sucked through the singularity, be Malcolm Thawne/Cobalt Blue? It’s not outside the realm of possibility that the character could return alive and become the TV version of the classic villain… it is a comic book TV show after all!
Whether the show follows this route we won’t know until October 6th when the second season starts to air but this promo has left us fans very excited and full of questions.
Check it out if you haven’t already: