• 105 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Avatar image for inferiorego
Posted by inferiorego (25734 posts) - - Show Bio
No Caption Provided

With The Flash getting close to the end of the first season, people are already wondering if we're going to see an other speedster, aside from Reverse Flash, on this show. Originally reported by Comicbook.com, at the Paley Center at the Media Tonight event, a fan asked executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg if the audience will ever see a black Flash on the show.

They said they made the Wests African-American so that they could do in that direction. That's their hope for the show. Kreisberg went on to say that the reinvention of the African-American Wally West was in part to accommodate the television series.

"What's very cool is in the New 52 they hadn't reintroduced Wally [yet]," Kreisberg said: "when they reintroduced Wally, they made him African-American. So now and forever, Kid Flash will be African-American."

What do you think of the New 52 Wally West appearing on the show? How will he fit into the West household?

Staff
Avatar image for cloakx14
#1 Posted by Cloakx14 (9136 posts) - - Show Bio

i find it interesting.

Avatar image for timelord
#2 Posted by timelord (920 posts) - - Show Bio

"So now and forever"

Until it gets ret conned.

Avatar image for captainmarvel4ever
#3 Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Well obviously, the whole reason Wally was changed was for this show (not that him changing race is bad or changes who he is).

Avatar image for cloakx14
#4 Posted by Cloakx14 (9136 posts) - - Show Bio

i can't wait to see him on the show.

Avatar image for soa
#5 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

bout time. not really. i like flash being a solo superhero on the show . its enough he has a support team , but oh well

Avatar image for kidchipotle
#6 Posted by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

Vomit.

Avatar image for saintwildcard
#7 Posted by SaintWildcard (21841 posts) - - Show Bio

"What's very cool is in the New 52 they hadn't reintroduced Wally [yet]," Kreisberg said: "when they reintroduced Wally, they made him African-American. So now and forever, Kid Flash will be African-American."

It would have been better if he said "Once you go black, you can't go back"

Avatar image for goonage
#8 Posted by goonage (2085 posts) - - Show Bio

Though I despise everything related to the Nu52 Wally, as long as this adaption will keep his pre-Flashpoint backstory (Though presumably he won't get his powers the same way) and personality I'll be satisfied.

Avatar image for transformers1024
#9 Posted by Transformers1024 (7600 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, f*ck.

Avatar image for superguy1591
#10 Posted by Superguy1591 (7539 posts) - - Show Bio

N52 Wally, huh?

No Caption Provided

Before the "purists" come.

Avatar image for outside_85
#11 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

Bah, give us the real Wally.

Avatar image for sealife
#12 Edited by sealife (593 posts) - - Show Bio

Saying they new 52 Wally West sound so dumb, for all we know he could be black and have the personality of the old Wally, we don't know his personality yet, which has been the biggest complain about his new version.

Avatar image for deadpool25mm
#13 Posted by deadpool25mm (864 posts) - - Show Bio

WTF is wrong with turning heroes black... I still dont get this, its plain stuiped, if they want a black speedster then make a new one, but dont turn Wally black, dont turn johnny black, dont make Alan Scott gay, dont change what was, it ruins everything.

Miles Morales is black, but they didnt turn Peter black, so that was okay, but all the rest is just plain stuiped.

Avatar image for smart_dork_dude
#14 Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as they don't make him a frakking punk.......... I don't care. If they do? I already quit Flash's New 52 comic which I LIKED because I could not stand the gross assassination of Wally's character there. Make him black? Fine, whatever, I don't really care. Make him an ungrateful, villain loving, Flash hating, snotty brat? Yeah, screw whoever though THAT was a good idea to turn the Flash A VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE grew up with and new as THE Flash.

Avatar image for jlfan15
#15 Posted by JLFan15 (20 posts) - - Show Bio

See his comment about the "African American" Wally bothers me, but not because I care that they changed Wally's race. I'm biracial, just like Wally is now, and I don't consider myself African American. There's as much of a difference between being black and being biracial as there is between being white and being biracial. All that aside, I can't wait for them to introduce Wally as long as they get his character right. Personally I think nu52 Wally is a brat, and I'd prefer him to be more like the original

Avatar image for teerack
#16 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda like how fast everything is progressing in Flash.(pun intended)

Avatar image for lone_wolf_and_cub
#17 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (9086 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadpool25mm: the fact you spelt stupid wrong twice.......now that's stupid.

Avatar image for superguy1591
#18 Edited by Superguy1591 (7539 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadpool25mm: They didn't turn anyone black. N52 Wally isn't PC Wally West. It's like "Comicbook fans," specifically DC fans, havent read about variations in the multiversity.

In one universe, Wally was blonde.

Avatar image for captainmarvel4ever
#19 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@goonage: Are you sure? because his Pre-Crisis back story is really really weird, and very Silver Age (although it would be really funny if they went with that).

Avatar image for stmichalofwilson
#20 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool Beans

Avatar image for wowlock
#21 Edited by Wowlock (907 posts) - - Show Bio

He skin color means nothing if the character is not acting like Wally West. Say what you will but the New52 'Wally' is basicly generic african-American teenager with Wally's name slapped on it. That is insulting to both the character and us.

Also he says '' So now and forever, Kid Flash will be African-American '' . KID FLASH , not WALLY WEST. So if you are so creative about your series, create a new Kid flash like that and leave Wally alone dammit.

Avatar image for aeroman
#22 Posted by Aeroman (562 posts) - - Show Bio

if he at least acts like young justice wally west i'm in

Avatar image for MadFacedKid
#23 Posted by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

@superguy1591: If this was an alternate universe no-one would be complaining about a mixed Wally.

Just as no one complains about a black Superman, gay Barry and Hal, or female Aquaman. Because none of this is in the main continuity. Which is what the New52 (Earth-0) is right now.

Avatar image for zearing
#24 Edited by Zearing (1534 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as he acts like Wally, I don't care what he looks like. (I actually kinda like Wally's New 52 costume though)

Avatar image for darknightspideyfanboy
#25 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (2623 posts) - - Show Bio

K

Avatar image for goonage
#26 Edited by goonage (2085 posts) - - Show Bio

@goonage: Are you sure? because his Pre-Crisis back story is really really weird, and very Silver Age (although it would be really funny if they went with that).

I was thinking more along the lines of "Lived-in-Blue-Valley-and-is-a-massive-Flash-fan" and less "Catches-a-disease-that-turns-him-into-an-adult".

Avatar image for sealife
#27 Posted by sealife (593 posts) - - Show Bio

@zearing said:

As long as he acts like Wally, I don't care what he looks like. (I actually kinda like Wally's New 52 costume though)

Yeah him acting like him is the important thing.

I thought I was the only one who liked his new costume.

Avatar image for captainmarvel4ever
#28 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for w0nd
#29 Edited by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio
@smart_dork_dude said:

As long as they don't make him a frakking punk.......... I don't care. If they do? I already quit Flash's New 52 comic which I LIKED because I could not stand the gross assassination of Wally's character there. Make him black? Fine, whatever, I don't really care. Make him an ungrateful, villain loving, Flash hating, snotty brat? Yeah, screw whoever though THAT was a good idea to turn the Flash A VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE grew up with and new as THE Flash.

He actually ended up becoming fine personality wise. Still boring to me as a character, but he isn't the way you described at the moment. So maybe you will pick up the book you like again

Avatar image for donmeca2020
#30 Posted by donmeca2020 (1420 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm...

Avatar image for darkseid_prime
#31 Posted by Darkseid_Prime (247 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for laabitres
#32 Posted by laabitres (801 posts) - - Show Bio

i actually like this

Avatar image for z3ro180
#33 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: even though new 52 wally is black please tell me he did have the generic "troubled past" origin story ?

Avatar image for captainmarvel4ever
#34 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: I'm sorry, I'm not quite sure what you're asking me.

Avatar image for DCcomicfreak7
#35 Posted by Surza7 (353 posts) - - Show Bio

cool can't wait to see how he interacts with Flash and Cisco!

Avatar image for godofart
#36 Posted by GODofART (522 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for crazyscarecrow
#37 Edited by CrazyScarecrow (2312 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly as long as they make him like the Wally we had for the 50 years leading up to the New 52 I don't care. Just don't make him act like the New 52 Wally.

Avatar image for rubear
#38 Edited by Rubear (4650 posts) - - Show Bio

"What's very cool is in the New 52 they hadn't reintroduced Wally [yet]," Kreisberg said: "when they reintroduced Wally, they made him African-American. So now and forever, Kid Flash will be African-American."

It would have been better if he said "Once you go black, you can't go back"

I lold.

Avatar image for z3ro180
#39 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: gahh stupid auto correct >:| what it was meant to say was, is new 52 wally west origin story the typical "troubled past" origin story. I hope to god it isn't.

Avatar image for dernman
#41 Edited by Dernman (26042 posts) - - Show Bio

They said they made the Wests African-American so that they could do in that direction. That's their hope for the show. Kreisberg went on to say that the reinvention of the African-American Wally West was in part to accommodate the television series.

Of all the stupid. So let me get this strait. They let the show dictate how the comic would be so it can dictate the show?

Avatar image for captainmarvel4ever
#42 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: I don't mind so much, after all as long as he turns into the Wally everyone loves the origin isn't that important. That being said if you'd prefer they take a different route that's fine too, there's nothing wrong with that.

Avatar image for z3ro180
#43 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: new origins don't bother me. Racial stereotype origins bug me. Thoughe from what I have seen that's not the case here all that's changed is his skin colour and a few tweaks here and there.

Avatar image for captainmarvel4ever
#44 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: I don't think his origin ties into his race at all, we've seen a lot of characters start out troubled in the New 52.

Avatar image for z3ro180
#45 Posted by z3ro180 (8778 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for m1cal
#46 Posted by M1cAL (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep, there it is!! we all knew this would happen sooner or later. & then at some point further down the line have him & speedy crossover with that teen titans show thats coming out.

Avatar image for deathpoolthet1000
#47 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont have any problem with most of race changes.

But damn that costume sucks!!!

Also i dont like the Tv show Iris.

Avatar image for Pokeysteve
#48 Posted by Pokeysteve (12020 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

Avatar image for mysoulz
#49 Posted by mysoulz (870 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for marcohtx
#50 Posted by marcohtx (91 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as Wally has the same personality as pre-Flashpoint Wally, then I am all for this. I have HATED how they have changed Wally into a humorless punk in the New-52. Its so much unlike the Wally we all love. The fact that after they made him biracial wasnt a big deal, but the fact they made him a street punk is so lazy and stereotypical. Joe & Iris' race has NEVER been an issue on the show. The fact that they are black hasn't even been brought up on the show. They are characters before anything else. Its the definition of color blind casting. They could have been played by actors of ANY race, and there wouldn't be any changes at all. The same should be for Wally West.Wally can still be African-American, and still retain all of the likable qualities that pre-flashpoint Wally had.