Barry Allen seems to get a costume upgrade every season of The Flash, but new concept art for the series shows a very different getup the speedster nearly ended up donning for Season 4.
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The bust of one of the earlier concepts of the new Flash suit I did during season 3 that has more of a armored feel. We eventually went back to a more iconic and true to comic book look but I really like the lenses so I’m glad that they gave him a one off lenses upgrade in the second episode of season 4. It’s great that costume designer Maya Mani allows me to explore some of these crazier ideas and then helps wrangle me back to a zone where I don’t go full fan boy on the design. Full concept coming soon. @cwtheflash @dccomics @grantgust @jimleeart #theflash #scarletspeedster #barryallen #season4 #suitupgrrade #futureflash #emobarry #concept #illustration #costume #design #vancouver #comicfan #nerdgasm @thisjustinonline @tanya_skywalker
Andy Poon, a designer behind many of The CW's series, shared a look at an armored suit he designed during Season 3 of The Flash. Immediately, the design beckons a comparison to the suit Ezra Miller's version of the character will don in Justice League.
In the photo caption, Poon explained that "we eventually went back to a more iconic and true to comic book look, but I really like the lenses so I’m glad that they gave him a one-off lenses upgrade in the second episode of Season 4." So, while armored Flash seemed possible for a while, the show's staff ultimately chose the design that was debuted in the Season 4 premiere.
Poon's caption also explained how he collaborates with the The Flash's costume designer to determine the final product. "Maya Mani allows me to explore some of these crazier ideas and then helps wrangle me back to a zone where I don’t go full fanboy on the design," he said. A full version of the concept art will debut at a later date.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West.