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Few DC heroes have a rogues gallery quite as deep and diverse as Grant Gustin's Barry Allen a.k.a The Flash. Over the last two seasons we have seen him take on a number of iconic comic book baddies, but there are still plenty left to introduce. Still, we love it when The Flash dusts off an absolute classic. We've just learned that iconic Flash villain Gorilla Grodd will return to cause trouble for Barry in Season 3 of his solo series, and his appearance will be unlike anything that we have seen from him before.
During a recent TCA press event (Via Comicbook.com) the producers of The Flash revealed the exact manner in which Gorilla Grodd will make his return in Season 3. Although Barry Allen banished the hyper-intelligent simian to the Earth-2 locale known as Gorilla City during a particularly notable Season 2 arc, it seems that the events of Season 3 will see the Scarlet Speedster travel to this primate paradise to once again face off against the behemoth in a two-episode story arc. Barry should really watch his back; it's not easy to hide in the jungle when you wear red from head to toe.
Plot details remain scarce at this point, but the possibility of Barry Allen making his way to Earth-2 opens up a number of various narrative opportunities. For starters, this means that we could once again see Tom Cavanagh's Harrison "Harry" Wells pop up to lend a helping hand to the Earth-1 hero. Also, Barry's arrival in Gorilla City presents the potential for us to finally meet Gorilla Grodd's longtime rival, Solovar -- another major fixture in the ape-ruled metropolis. Could Barry forge an uneasy alliance with one of these two monkeys? We'll have to wait and see.
Gorilla Grodd has not squared off against The Flash too many times on the Scarlet Speedster's solo series (remember, CGI is expensive) but his appearances have become some of the most remarkable to date. Significantly teased in The Flash's pilot episodes, Grodd has popped up in both Seasons 1 and 2 of The CW's hit series to cause some serious trouble for Team Flash. His telepathic abilities (coupled with his immense strength) have made him a formidable opponent, and even came close to killing Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) during on especially terrifying encounter.
We will bring you any and all relevant details related to The Flash (as well as the rest of the Arrow-verse) as more information becomes available to us. The Scarlet Speedster's solo series will return to The CW on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. PST/EST. For now, make sure to check out our comprehensive fall premiere schedule and mark your calendars accordingly.