A teaser for The Flash, "Don't Blink" went out a few days ago and now we have a full 5-minute preview of the pilot episode!
First up, here is the teaser trailer that premiered after Arrow this week. It is, I'm sure, outside of continuity and just a promo spot for fun. It shows a very jovial Barry Allen (where he's mostly known for being a stick-in-the-mud) catching one of Oliver Queen's arrows in mid-air.
Okay, so that's all well and good. We get to see how they animate The Flash's speed. We get the classic yellow and red streak, and they've added some lightning. The visuals and the sound effects are going to play a huge part in the "awesome" factor of this series, not to mention nailing Barry as a likable character (something DC has failed to do since day one).
Next up, we get a much more exciting preview of the pilot. A little too much, in my opinion, as I pretty much get the entire of arc of the whole episode. So, I'm confident in saying SPOILER ALERT based on how much footage they show.
It has a very Smallville vibe to it; searching for other "meta-humans"? A guy with powers is the freak of the week?
Here is the official write-up:
After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.What do you think? Is CW going to try something new with this series, or will it follow a familiar pattern we've seen before?