Barry Allen can’t stand up to Savitar alone. When he first encountered the villainous speedster in “The Flash” Season 3, it didn’t go so well for him. Savitar is faster than anything Barry has ever seen, moving so fast that it appears as though he’s teleporting instead of running, so — when the two encountered each other for the first time — Barry almost died. Now, Barry plans to recruit Jay Garrick to his cause — and Jay Garrick will already know a thing or two about Savitar when Barry finds him.
In “The Present,” the mid-season finale of “The Flash,” Jay Garrick will reprise his role as the Golden Age speedster. Speaking to CBR, he revealed that Jay will know Savitar as “a Speed Force myth,” and he’s not too happy that Savitar chose to appear Barry first.
“Well, to set it up, Jay’s not sure that Savitar even exists. He’s a Speed Force myth and — as an unseen, unknown fear — is even bigger than a fear that you know,” Shipp explained to CBR. “First of all, Jay is surprised — maybe even a little miffed — that Savitar showed himself to Barry! I’ve known him as a myth my whole life, me being Jay, and when I come up against him, I know that Jay knows that Barry alone and Jay alone cannot defeat or have a chance against Savitar. But, if we go up against him together, we have a shot.”
“It doesn’t mean that we’re going to vanquish him at all,” he added. “In fact, there’s some pretty hairy moments, and there’s some pretty hairy moments for Jay, which I really enjoyed shooting coming up against this overwhelming force that is Savitar. But yeah, it doesn’t go incredibly well, the first meeting, and so we pretty much have to go to Jay’s experience and maturity and — together with Barry’s youth and skill — come up with a way to get around this really extraordinary villain.”
As such, it seems Savitar won’t be too happy to see Jay, either. Nevertheless, two speedsters are better than one, so Barry and Jay will pose more of a threat with their powers combined, and — hopefully — they may be powerful enough to figure out just what Savitar wants.
For the full interview with John Wesley Shipp, check back with CBR tomorrow.
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.
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