THE FLASH Comic-Con Preview: Will Barry Return to Central City in Season 4?

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Barry Allen sacrificed himself to the Speed Force after defeating Savitar at the end of season 3 of THE FLASH. But how is Central City — and his loved ones — doing with Barry and the Flash? Iris is trying to honor his last request to her (to keep running). But when they come across a villain who demands that they hand over the Flash, Cisco builds a device that could bring Barry back.

A new preview from the CW which aired during today’s Comic-Con panel revealed that Barry might be returning to Central City sooner than anything had thought.

During the panel the producers revealed that new big bad for season 4 will be Clifford Devoe, a.k.a. the Thinker, played by Neil Sandilands (THE 100). They’re describing his match-up against Barry as the “fastest man alive versus the fastest mind alive” and as a genius “he’s devised an intricate plan to fix all that he deems wrong with humanity.” The producers will also be lightning up the tone of the show a little bit after last season got very dark.

Kim Engelbrecht (DOMINION) will also appear as DC character The Mechanic, a highly intelligent engineer who designs devices for Devoe. “As Devoe’s right hand, she’s the truest of true believers who’ll stop at nothing to help him implement his plan to fix humanity,” according to the studio.

In addition, Danny Trejo (MACHETE) has signed on to play the role of Breacher, a “feared bounty hunter from Earth-19 and the imposing father to inter-dimensional bounty hunter, Gypsy (Jessica Camacho). His mission is to prevent any inter-dimensional traveler from threatening life on his planet — especially his daughter’s.”

THE FLASH will return for a new season on October 10 on The CW.

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