'The Flash' season 5: Barry Allen will face off with new nemesis Cicada, sooner than you expect!
Chris Klein's Cicada will arrive on the scene to make his presence felt in the very second episode of the upcoming fifth season.
Fans of The Flash already know that our favorite speedster is soon to return on The CW for yet another season. And while there was much speculation about a new speedster on the show, upcoming season 5 of The Flash is returning with an antagonist of merely average speed - called Cicada - as suggested by the new synopsis reveal.
But that isn't all; as some sort of comfort for the lack of a man with greater speed - the said new nemesis of The Flash aka Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) will come sooner into the season than you think.
That's right, Chris Klein's Cicada will arrive on the scene to make his presence felt in the very second episode of the upcoming fifth season, where he will cross paths with Barry and his team for what will presumably be a massive throwdown. Reportedly, it won't take long for Cicada to establish the threat that he is, which also happens to be a striking variant from the pace at which the previous seasons of the series have worked.
The face-off between Cicada and Team Flash has been revealed by the synopsis to occur in Episode 2, which is titled 'Blocked.' The official description for it reads: "As Barry (Grant Gustin) helps his daughter, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), become a better speedster, he and Team Flash also track down a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada (Chris Klein), who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent."
Gustin - who plays the titular role on the show - himself has already teased about what fans can expect from The Flash's version of Cicada, and anybody following the updates of the show will know that it is going to be different from the comic book version of the character.
“He can dampen other metahuman powers, and we don’t know at first how he’s able to do that. He’s got an edge that no other big bad has ever had. We don’t know who he is. He’s mysterious. He’s just kind of an intimidating, big scary man that can render pretty much all of these metahuman superheroes useless, more or less, in battle,” Gustin had shared with Entertainment Weekly.
"He comes on really hard and fast the first time we meet him, so right away there's an intimidation factor that's through the roof, similar to Zoom," Gustin added, creating a comparison between season 5's nemesis and those in the past. Todd Helbing, executive producer of the show, also explained: “The backstory that we created and sort of why he’s doing what he is doing this year is completely different, too. He’s more of a blue collar metahuman.”
The Flash returns to The CW for Season 5 on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET.