During the recent TCA press tour, executive producer for “The Flash” Gabrielle Stanton talked to Collider about what’s to come in season 2. She talked about Killer Frost, Wally West and more. You can check out the full interview here and read a few highlights below.
You’re adding Wally West this season, who is a very beloved character. Did you know that there would be such interest in him?
STANTON: I knew people were going to be excited about Wally West, but I didn’t know they were going to be this excited about Wally West, which is a bummer because I can tell you nothing about Wally West. I can say that he’s going to be on [the show] and it’s going to be really exciting. The fans will definitely like what we’re doing with him.
How did you decide which version of Wally West that we get to see?
STANTON: We want to stay respectful and totally satisfy what the fans want out of this. But on the other hand, we also need to change the character, twist things and put our own spin on it, so that it’s not exactly what everyone expects. Otherwise, you’re like, “We’re introducing Wally West,” and someone looks it up on Wikipedia and knows the story, so they don’t watch. So, it will definitely be our twist on the Wally West character.
We got to see a glimpse of Killer Frost in the Speed Force. Will we have to wait awhile to see that again?
STANTON: It’s going to be a slower burn on that. That was just to keep people guessing. Who knows when Killer Frost is going to turn up? We did the helmet. We try to drop little Easter eggs. What I really like about The Flash is that I am a comic book fan, so I know a lot of this stuff, but my husband is not a comic book fan at all, and he still gets everything.