We’ve already seen one batch of official images from the next episode of The Flash, but The CW has now released six additional photos focusing on Gorilla Grodd and Solovar. The former has made several appearances in the series to date, but this looks set to be his most significant appearance yet, hence why the network is pulling out all the stops to promote it.
Set to take place over two weeks, the event promises to be one of the biggest stories the show has ever told, and it’s clear that a lot of money has been spent here to bring these fully CG characters to life. The opening chapter will take place on Earth-2, but it’s thought that the community of intelligent gorillas will then attempt to invade Earth-1’s Central City.
For more on what to expect from this episode of The Flash – titled “Attack on Gorilla City” – here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of the network:
When Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) informs the team that her father (Tom Cavanagh) has been abducted, Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Julian (Tom Felton) voyage to Earth-2 on a rescue mission to save Harry from Gorilla City. As they trek through the forest, Barry and the team are immediately captured and brought to Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov).
Grodd tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar (voiced by Keith David), the leader of Gorilla City, as Solovar wants to invade Earth-1. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) hit the streets to stop a metahuman that can control gravity, with H.R. and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) guiding them from S.T.A.R. Labs. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & David Kob.
Fans of The Flash would love to see Grodd become a lead villain in season 4, especially after three years of focusing on evil speedsters like Reverse-Flash, Zoom and Savitar. This episode could very well be a way of setting that up, but we’ll have to see how it all plays out first. Still, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited by the possibility.
Tell us, what are you looking forward to seeing more in this two-part event for The Flash? Sound off in the usual place with your thoughts!