“The Flash” is getting new duds. In the promo for “The Once and Future Flash,” the next episode of “The Flash,” Barry Allen will travel to the future in order to learn Savitar’s identity. When he does, he’ll encounter a future version of himself, and that future version of the Flash will rock a new suit.
As pictured in the photo above, the new suit doesn’t look all that much different than Barry’s first one; it maintains a similar red-and-yellow color scheme, as well as the same style and fit. However, the gold in the suit is embossed, and there is much more of it. For instance, Barry’s belt is now gold instead of red, and the bands on his arms are much wider. If Cisco is still involved in Team Flash, there are certain to be technical upgrades as well.
The promo also had other surprising twists, like a vision of what seems to be Wally in a wheelchair and a haggard, long-haired version of Barry Allen. You can check out the full promo below:
In “The Once and Future Flash,” which airs at the end of April, Barry will travel to the year 2024; coincidentally, this is also the year in which the Flash disappears, at least according to Reverse Flash’s newspaper from the future. When Barry arrives in this future, he’ll encounter a world where Savitar was successful in killing Iris.
The trailer also reveals a shot of Killer Flash, who made her grand reentry at the end of “Abra Kadabra.” It isn’t clear just how much of the episode Barry will spend in the future, but these shots seem to suggest that she will stick around, at least for now.
The episode takes its title from the comic book issue “The Flash” #79, which was written by Mark Waid and released in 1993. In the issue, Eobard Thawne travels back in time and pretends to be Barry Allen. Wally and the other speedsters think Eobard is Barry for a time, but eventually figure out that he is Eobard. This version of Eobard has never met or fought Barry Allen, he was just Barry’s super fan from the 25th century. This may be why we see a future Flash as well as a version of Barry that seems to have given up hope.
Starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.