“The Flash” is set to return for season 5 in October, which is good news, but the bad news is that the “Arrowverse” will be saying goodbye to Wally West this season.
Keiynan Lonsdale is moving on to a new chapter in his life, but it’s been confirmed that fans will be seeing Wally West for at least three episodes this season before he leaves “The Flash.”
“You will see Wally in the first episode. He is in three episodes this season,” showrunner Todd Helbing told Newsarama. “We don’t have as much time with Kid Flash as I think everyone would like to see, but the story we have for him is really cool.”
Wally West didn’t play a very big role in “The Flash” season 4, but he eventually joined up with the Legends on DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow.”
However, the crew on the Waveride will also be losing Wally West, but even though Wally won’t be a full time member of the “Arrowverse” anymore, Keiynan Lonsdale hasn’t ruled out possible appearances in the future.
Yo! Soo as a lot of you have now read, I’m not returning next season as a series regular for @cwtheflash or @cw_legendsoftomorrow. It’s definitely not a total goodbye or “see ya never” situation, cause Wally West will still be round when you need him the most! 🙂 It’s just that it won’t be full time anymore. I’ve changed a lot in the past year (as you’ve probably noticed lol), and for infinite reasons my perspective on life & what I want from it now is just completely different. Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path, and I’m so damn grateful to both shows for honouring & respecting that with me. I love Kid Flash, I love the family I’ve made, & I’m absolutely in love with the invaluable lessons I’ve learnt along the way. Thank you for believing in me & rooting for Wally to thrive, you honestly helped me see that i did indeed deserve to play him, & that shit right there made me a stronger actor 🙏🏾 Anyway, I hope you stick around for the new adventures, the only thing I can promise is Magic. Love Keiy ⚡️