The Flash Season 7 updates: Godspeed, Frosty dates and radical changes

Grant Gustin will return on The Flash Season 7
Grant Gustin will return on The Flash Season 7 /

At DC FanDome, The Flash Season 7 cast and creators shared more details about the season with clues to character arcs, villains and taking on societal issues.

DC FanDome Part 2 included extended panels for several shows, including The Flash Season 7. While the promo video had already revealed most of the details about the upcoming season, we caught a few extra nuggets in the extended version.

The first teaser video showed us Mirror Mistress (Efrat Dor) out for vengeance, while Team Flash struggled to rescue Iris West-Allen from the Mirror Universe and create an artificial speedforce for Barry Allen to regain his powers.

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Executive producer Eric Wallace and cast members Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/ The Flash), Candice Patton (Iris West-Allen, Danielle Panabaker (Caitlyn Snow/ Frost), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Danielle Nicolet (Cecile Horton), Kayla Compton (Allegra Garcia) and Brandon McKnight (Chester P. Runk) had these tidbits to share about The Flash Season 7.

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Over the course of the sixth season, Frost became more of a person than just a killing machine. There’s more character development in store for her as she navigates one of her toughest challenges yet, the first date!

Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Candice Patton as Iris West - Allen and Tom Cavanagh as Nash Wells have new characters arc on The Flash Season 7
Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen and Tom Cavanagh as Nash Wells have new characters arc on The Flash Season 7 /

Cisco was last seen heading to Atlantis; Valdes joked that there may be some ‘Aquaman action’ thrown in. While we may not see Aquaman himself (there’s no telling, though, since the DC Extended Universe is now technically part of The CWVerse) but hopefully there’ll be a few Easter Eggs for fans to enjoy.

Barry Allen himself is struggling with the loss of his speed because he feels defined by it. Without his powers, he can’t save his city or Iris and it’s taking a ‘toll on him mentally’, Gustin explained.

Since Iris has been trapped in the mirror world for so long, could she be resentful of how long it takes Team Flash to rescue her? We saw from the promotional video that Iris will suffer some kind of mental break—whether this is due to being trapped for so long, or a direct after-effect of the universe will need to be seen.

Iris is expected to be freed soon after the season begins, but we foresee the repercussions of her ordeal will impact her relationships.

Among the supporting cast, Nash Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) has the identities of all the multiverse’s Harrison Wells in his head. The Council of Wells has long been a fan-favorite element of the show, and in The Flash Season 7, this will be changed radically, but ‘super fun’. According to Wallace, fans can expect the unexpected in how these millions of Wells appear next season. Nash and Allegra’s growing familial relationship will also be explored.

While Cecile Horton has been such a kind and generous character, it looks like her powers will evolve, become more ‘aggressive’ and she will be getting into a little bit of trouble.

We can expect to see more of Team Citizen (Iris’ team of journalists) while Iris is in the mirror universe. They’ll be on a specific, unrevealed, investigation. Iris will also be mentoring Allegra more as they work together.

Wallace had hinted that Godspeed would return in The Flash Season 7, and in the extended panel, he reiterated that the mystery of Godspeed’s clones will be resolved. We will also learn why Godspeed hates the Flash—he’s the only speedster, so far, who doesn’t have a direct connection with Barry and the team, unlike Reverse-Flash or Zoom. So, what’s his beef with the Scarlet Speedster?

The panel closed with Wallace talking about how the captain of the Central City Police Department Joe West’s (Jesse L. Martin) arc will be informed by the current societal climate surrounding police injustices. The Flash has always been light on social messaging, a contrast from the bold and uninhibited style of Supergirl and Batwoman. But it looks like Wallace wants to tackle real-world issues to make ‘the world a better place’.

Behind-the-scenes, the showrunners made the bold decision to remove one of their leads for the upcoming season after his offensive social media posts were found. Ralph Dibny is, therefore, being written off the show, but it has allowed Natalie Dreyfuss’ Sue Dearbon character to be given a new storyline.

Filming has not begun for the next season yet, and no updates have been made on when it will.

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Catch The Flash on The CW. The Flash Season 7 is scheduled to release in 2021.

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