The CW wraps up The Flash's origin story in a five-minute trailer.
The CW has released an extended trailer for the upcoming series The Flash. The extended trailer builds on the first look that CW released earlier today. The Flash is the second superhero series for The CW, spinning off from the DC Comics-based Arrow. Barry Allen was introduced as a CSI technician in Arrow, before a combination of being splattered with chemical and being hit by lightning turned him into the The Flash.
The trailer brings in the involvement of S.T.A.R. Labs, a research facility in the DC Universe. In the wake of his electrical encounter, Allen has inexplicably buffed up, and the rate at which he heals is greatly increased compared to an average person. As he begins to discover his powers, Allen and the S.T.A.R. Labs researchers test out his speed, clocking him at over 700 miles per hour. We learn there are other "meta-humans" like Allen out there, including a bank robber Clyde Mardon, who has the ability to control the weather. Mardon is likely DC supervillain Weather Wizard, without the brightly colored costume and with a slight name change. Meta-humans were created in the wake of the particle accelerator explosion, which caused the storm and the lightning that struck Allen. We also get a better look at the full new costume for The Flash, apparently helpfully developed by one of the S.T.A.R. lab technicians just in case Allen might want one. I'm sensing a bit of unrequited love here.
The series will follow Allen in his day job for the Central City police force while he also fights crime as The Flash. The Flash premieres on The CW this fall.
Source: The CW