Friday, October 3, 2014

THE CW - FLASH TV SHOW HINTS AT AFRICAN AMERICAN FLASH WALLY WEST - HEROES4US

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 HINTS 
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 AFRICAN AMERICAN
 FLASH
 WALLY WEST 
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In a summary of Flash history timed to next week's premiere of The Flash, DC's website specifically addressed fan speculation about Wally West's addition to the TV show — and the character's rumored change of race. "[Wally], with his reintroduction into The New 52, saw his race change from Caucasian to African American, a change that is likely to be reflected in the Flash TV show," the website reported.

Those fans — who enthusiastically lobbied for the character's reintroduction after DC's reboot in 2011 eliminated him — were also given some acknowledgement from DC, as today's post admitted Wally West "may have the most passionate fan base." The fans got their wish earlier this year when DC finally brought introduced Wally to comics again, but this time the character was no longer the red-headed Caucasian he had been in the past, instead appearing as an African American teen.

Readers were told months ago that The Flash television show had cast African American actress Candice Patton as Iris West, a character that plays an important part in Flash comics mythology. And because Iris is Wally West's aunt, many readers began to speculate that Wally himself might be added to the show — and because Iris is Wally's blood-related aunt, fans also guessed that the TV version of Wally might be black, like his new comic book version.

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