After dropping a major cliffhanger on its audience, the CW’s “The Flash” has been on a break. But as fans eagerly await the show’s return on March 22, some leaked set photos may reveal a bit of information at what to expect in the latter half of Season 2.
The teaser comes from a Twitter user, @canadagraphs, that claims to have visited the set of “The Flash.” While there, he or she snapped a photo showing a person that’s clearly dressed in some kind of elaborate meta-human costume holding an interesting-looking scythe. After the picture surfaced, it didn’t take long before DC Comic fans connected the dots and determined that the character must be Rupture.
— Canadagraphs (@canadagraphs) March 5, 2016
It’s important to note that no official word has come from the producers of “The Flash,” meaning anything having to do with the introduction of the Rupture character is speculative at this point. But given the leaked images, there’s a lot of evidence to support the theory. For starters, the costume and signature weapon are very similar to those the character debuted in “Justice League of America” #233. But that’s not the only reason Rupture would be a perfect fit for “The Flash.”
In the comic books, the villain’s identity is revealed to be Armando Ramon, brother of Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes). That’s right, the trusty tech genius friend to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who’s been with the show since episode 1, may have an older brother that will step in as a new big baddie for the team to fight. As ScreenRant notes, diehard fans may remember that the show has already explored Cisco’s relationship to his brother, Dante (Nicholas Gonzalez), in Season 1, episode 16. In it, we learn that Cisco has always played second fiddle to his piano-prodigy older brother, despite his obvious genius and cushy job at S.T.A.R. Labs. Dante has been referenced several times on the show, but so far there's been no word of a third Ramon son. If the show is planning to introduce Rupture, they may opt to simply turn the troubled Dante into an evil character or use the new Earth-2 gimmick to explain that the villain is from an alternate universe.
Then again, it could end up simply being a misdirection and the person in the set photo is playing an entirely different character to be introduced on “The Flash” Season 2 when it returns. Fans will just have to wait to find out how it all plays out when “The Flash” returns to the CW at 8 p.m. EST on March 22.