Warning: spoilers ahead!
The Flash season three finale left fans in shock. The dramatic cliff-hanger sprouted a whole lot of speculation about what lies ahead for Central City and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs. While we still don’t know what to expect from The Flash season four, one major fan theory seems to have been put to rest.
In the dramatic season three finale, The Flash decided to serve a voluntary life sentence in the speed force, in order to stabilise it and save Central City from being torn apart. As a result of Barry’s sudden departure, fans couldn’t help but wonder whether the speedster would be back for season four. After a few tearful goodbyes, Barry assured everyone that the city would be safe because a Speedster would always look out for them, which either meant Barry would be back, or someone would take his place.
Perhaps one of the most popular theories floating around the net, is whether Kid Flash will graduate and become The Flash. Now, Keiynan Lonsdale has confirmed that Wally isn’t going to be top speedster anytime soon.
According to Newsweek who interviewed Lonsdale a.k.a. Kid Flash, the hero has no plans to trade in his yellow suit for red. The actor reassures fans that yellow is still his favourite colour, and warns viewers against getting ahead of themselves.
“It’s not something that’s on my radar,” Lonsdale told Newsweek. “I feel as though there is so much story to tell and Wally has so much growing to do. I’d like to see that journey continue. That’s what I think is important. We need to see how these characters realistically get to where they are headed for.”
The actor also revealed that he is not a fan of spoilers, and wouldn’t release information that would take the journey away from the viewer, citing a recent spoiler mishap.
“I accidentally revealed that Rick Cosnett was coming back. I was with Candice and we were freaking out because it was a live stream and I hadn’t done that before. I didn’t completely reveal it but smart fans caught on and I freaked out because I had only been there for a month. I was like, ‘Oh my god, I ruined everything!’”
While Lonsdale hasn’t specifically ruled out the absence of Barry, or the possibility of Kid Flash taking his place in the future, for now, it seems Kid Flash has a lot of training to do before he will step into the top speedster’s shoes.