Last night’s penultimate episode of The Flash‘s third season featured some major shocks and an ending which could change the show forever, but before we reached that point, a massive easter egg was spotted which could be teasing the arrival of a pretty important DC Comics villain to the Arrowverse.
While The Flash and Captain Cold searched A.R.G.U.S. for the power source necessary for the weapon which would trap Savitar in the Speed Force, they passed Grodd’s cell and then another which contained Wonder Woman villain Cheetah, a character yet to make her live-action debut.
There’ve been a number of takes on Cheetah in the comic books. However, the most popular is British archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva. Introduced in the pages of 1987’s Wonder Woman #7 following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, she plagued Diana Prince for years and still does in her current series. Chances are Warner Bros. is planning on saving the villain for a future Wonder Woman movie, but there’s nothing to say Cheetah couldn’t appear in Arrow, The Flash or even Legends of Tomorrow long before then. It’s not easy to picture the character as a season-long big bad, but she does have some potential.
It is, of course, important to note that this may have just been a random easter egg for fans and there may very well be no future plans for Cheetah in The Flash. Time will ultimately tell, but for now, we’re certainly intrigued.
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) May 17, 2017