The CW's comic book universe got bigger than ever recently with the mega-crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, and the Girl of Steel's addition to the superpowered ensemble was every bit as exciting as we could have hoped. But guess what? The Flash is going to bring yet another hero from the world of the Justice League to the show when Season 3 returns, as star Carlos Valdes has revealed fans will get to see the live-action debut of Gypsy in the near future, and she will play a big role for his character specifically. In his words:
Snap! Not only are we going to get to see Cisco getting more comfortable with his Vibe talents, but we're going to get a brand new (to the show) hero to help him along with his trans-dimensional powers. Both Gypsy and Vibe have precognitive abilities, and are able to project their consciousnesses outside their bodies, so perhaps she'll have a new trick in this respect. Both are also known in the comics for their agility and flexibility, so maybe Gypsy will show Vibe some battle-ready moves, and we'll get to see him use his wave-based powers more aggressively.
First popping up in a Justice League Annual in 1984, Gypsy was born Cindy Reynolds and moved to Detroit after her powers first started developing during her early teen years. Beyond being proficient in fighting, Gypsy's attributes include an extremely cool chameleon ability that allows her to look like pretty much anything she's around, as well as the power to cast illusions into others' minds that prey on their fears. (Among others.) She became a part of the JLA Detroit after the initial formation disbanded, and she also became a part of the short-lived Justice League Task Force.
Perhaps more interesting than Gypsy's Justice League ties - at least in a world where the Justice League film is already coming - is her inclusion within the Birds of Prey. Past attempts to turn that group into a TV show were less than engaging, but now that The CW has established itself as the go-to place for female-heavy comic book action, maybe Gypsy can meet up with one of the Canaries and some version of Oracle and we can get a spinoff. No pipe dreams happening here in the least.
Unfortunately, Carlos Valdes' reveal during The CW's Fan Feast didn't get into tons more details about Gypsy's arrival. And we don't know who'll be playing her, obviously. But we have faith that this show's creative team will find someone perfect for the ass-kicking role.
The Flash is currently on its midseason hiatus, but we can expect to catch back up with the Scarlet Speedster and his new superfriends on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. To see what else you can find on the small screen around then, head to our midseason premiere schedule.
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