The Flash Cast Talks Wally West, Earth-2 And A Crisis


To find out what’s coming up on The Flash, it’s best to go straight to the source. No, we’re not talking about the reservoir of cosmic power at the end of the universe, but the men and women who play the main characters on the series, which is exactly what DC All Access did this week.

Their first topic of conversation was Wally West. Played by Keiynan Lonsdale, the TV Wally is the biological son of Joe West, a fact only revealed by Joe’s ex-wife Francine earlier in Season 2. His early meetings with Joe and Iris West haven’t gone all that smoothly, but it’s clear Wally is around for the long haul.

“Barry definitely wants to be supportive of the West family,” Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen, said to DC All Access. “It’s definitely weird for him that Joe suddenly has a real, biological son, but there’s no, like, pent-up aggression towards it or anything. I mean, Joe always wanted a son, so it bothers him to a certain degree, but it’s family.”

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Gustin was also asked about the Season 1 tease of Flash disappearing in a crisis involving red skies that was shown in Eobard Thawne’s time vault in Season 1. Host Tiffany Smith also asked Gustin about the possibility that The Flash might be building toward Infinite Crisis — though it’s worth noting that while that event series did see more than one Flash disappear into the Speed Force, Barry Allen made an even more famous sacrifice during the earlier Crisis on Infinite Earths.

In any case, Gustin thinks the show could end up incorporating a Crisis of some sort, though it might take some time.

“Hopefully,” he said. “I think we’ll have to last nine, 10 seasons for that to happen. I would imagine that’s an endgame if we can last that long.”

The Flash is still speeding its way through Season 2 right now, but considering it’s the highest-rated series on The CW, it’s not inconceivable to imagine it still around and running toward a famous comic book epic sometime next decade.

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Be sure to watch the whole clip for more cast members weighing in on what it’s like interacting with the Earth-2 Harrison Wells and what their Earth-2 counterparts might be like. You can catch new episodes of The Flash Tuesday nights at 8 pm, and new episodes of DC All Access every week on the DC Entertainment YouTube page.