BARRY’S BIG BAD IS BREAKING NEWS!
CHRIS KLEIN ANNOUNCED AS DC SUPER-VILLAIN CICADA FOR THE FLASH SEASON FIVE
BURBANK, Calif. (July 21, 2018) — After outthinking The Thinker, you’d hope that Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) might have some down time to contemplate his future with his new wife, Iris (Candice Patton). But with their speedster daughter from the future, Nora (new series regular Jessica Parker Kennedy), already grown and a part of their lives, they’ve now got to face Central City’s newest menace — the DC Super-Villain Cicada! Season five pits Team Flash against yet another formidable adversary, the show’s second non-speedster Big Bad, it was revealed by cast and producers at the show’s 2018 Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 21.
Chris Klein (Election, Oz, American Pie) has signed on as series regular to play next season’s scourge of Central City, Cicada. A grizzled, blue-collar everyman whose family has been torn apart by metahumans, Cicada now seeks to exterminate the epidemic — one metahuman at a time.
The Flash returns for season five on Tuesday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Todd Helbing, Sarah Schechter and Eric Wallace. The Flash is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Had a dream last night that I figured out what the first episode of the Crisis crossover would be. I pieced it together from news sources and quotes that may or may not exist in the real world, including one from Kevin Smith who said that the first episode would be "hard for fans to watch, but they'd see what was going on by the end." (Which I don't think he said, and I'm not sure if he's even involved with it.)
Anyway, my idea is this -- we see each of our heroes on one sort of moral precipice or another (kind of like we saw Barry at last week). Do they take the hard road, with uncertain success, or do they take an easier, more certain way to save the day, at the cost of their own ethics, or starting down the road of a surveillance state, or whatever. In each case, they make a less heroic decision than they could have, and it starts to set them down a path of moral and ethical uncertainty. Shades of gray get darker and darker... until we realize that what we're seeing isn't our own earth... it's a point where a new earth, just-born, diverges from ours, to fill the void where Earth 2 was. And we see all of our heroes, with the best of intentions, starting to unknowingly set themselves up as villains.
And the rest of the Crisis continues from there, until things eventually come to a head between that earth and the earth where the heroes made better, harder choices.
Anyway, that's probably not what's going to happen. But I'm glad I thought of it regardless.