Flash Season 5, CW Network

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Before its highly anticipated premiere, The CW Network has released the first official poster for Season 5 of The Flash, starring Grant Gustin and Candice Patton. Check out the new superhero costume for the scarlet speedster from DC Comics!

As we previously mentioned, the fourth season started with Barry Allen (Gustin) breaking out of the Speed Force. Victory against the God of Speed known as Savitar came with a price as Barry was forced to leave his fiancée Iris West (Patton). Now that Barry and Iris are reunited, they face a deadlier enemy known as DeVoe aka The Thinker. The Thinker’s defeat also came with the arrival of Barry’s daughter from the future,

5 reasons we love The Flash Season 5 poster:

5) New Threads!

First OFFICIAL look at Barry’s new threads for season 5.

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On his official Instagram account, Gustin writes, “First OFFICIAL look at Barry’s new threads for season 5.”

4) The Details!

The new outfit appears to have a modified cowl with no chin strap). The fabric looks fitted and softer. The chest emblem, the lightning symbol, appears to be smaller too.

3) It’s There!

The Flash actor also mentioned on his Instagram post about the leaked photo, “It’s a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken, much less being posted. Some things need work and they will be worked on. We’ll get there.”

2) He’s Happy With Himself!

Gustin was not very pleased with the body-shaming reactions, ““I’m naturally thin, and my body is greatly affected by stress.” He explains, “Stress is something that ebbs and flows for me throughout a season. I’m happy with my body and who I am and other kids who are built like me should be able to feel the same way.”

1) New Villain!

According to TVLine, Kiana Madeira has a recurring role during the fifth season as Spencer Young, aka the villainous Spin. The super villain was originally a male character in the DC comics. Could Spin be working alongside the series villain, Cicada (Chris Klein)?

The Flash Season 5 premieres Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8pm on The CW.

By Jorge Solis