Back in August, during the Television Critics Association’s Summer press tour, it was announced that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) would travel to Gorilla City for a two-episode arc centered around the infamous Gorilla Grodd (David Sobolov). Today, at the Winter press tour, more information about the two-part event was revealed.
The episodes (which will be the 13th and 14th of the season) will feature King Solovar–a longtime rival of Grodd’s in the comics–who will be voiced by Keith David. You may remember David as the voice of Dr. Facilier in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, among many other roles.
“One of the [episodes] will take place in Gorilla City and one of them will take place on Earth-1,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed. What should we expect when Grodd returns to Earth-1? How about a team-up between The Flash, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), Jesse Quick (Violett Beane), Vibe (Carlos Valdes), and Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) against the sentient gorilla and Savitar? Last month, HollywoodNorth.Buzz (and several Twitter accounts) snapped photos of that very fight!
The Flash returns with its midseason premiere on January 24th at 8/7c on The CW.