Comic-Con 2018: DC's The Flash Season 5 Trailer Reveals New Villain

22 July, 2018, 21:23 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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See how Barry handles fatherhood and crazed villains when The Flash season 5 launches on the CW this fall.

Based on the characters from DC Comics, The Flash is from by Bonanza Productions association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Entertainment Tonight, which got to reveal the casting first, says that Cicada is "a cult leader obsessed with the Flash".

The trailer focuses largely on Iris and Barry's time-travelling speedster daughter Nora and her relationship with the couple, as well as teasing the season's new supervillain Cicada, a man out for vengeance by destroying every metahuman. Cicada will be only the second non-speedster to appear as a major season-long adversary, following The Thinker.

For more on Cicada, check out the "Blood Will Run" arc from The Flash vol. 2, which you can find in collected form for less than $10.

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But what we really would like to talk about is how the big bad set to plague the STAR Labs crew for the next year has finally been revealed. According to The CW's press release, "next season's scourge of Central City" is a "grizzled, blue-collar everyman whose family has been torn apart by metahumans".

"His powers present a challenge for Team Flash that they've never had to deal with before".

In it, Barry and his beloved Iris (Candice Patton) try their best at getting used to the parenting life after their daughter-from-the-future Nora (previously known as Mystery Girl, played by Jessica Parker Kennedy) arrives in the present day.


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