It has been announced this week that a young actor, Keiynan Lonsdale from Insurgent, will play Wally West in season 2 of CW’s The Flash. Very interested to see how this plays out. He’s black, so I’m assuming he and Iris are related…but does this mean he won’t be Barry’s nephew? A bit confusing.
While it has yet to be confirmed whether or not Keiynan Lonsdale will eventually suit up as Kid Flash [he will], that’s the name which is mentioned in the press release, and as Lonsdale has a recurring role, it sounds like it’s something we’ll see happen. Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg says: “Just like when we met Grant for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero. We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”
This is a very interesting addition to the show, and it’s going to be very interesting to see if we get some Zoom casting at some point in the next few days or weeks. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for DC television news, what with the news on Lucy Lane, Hawkman, and Vandal Savage. But what are your thoughts? Be sure to let us know in the comments.