Kid Flash Won't Upgrade From Sidekick in 'The Flash' Season 4

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Back in the mid-‘80s, DC Comics, The Flash’s former sidekick Wally West (a.k.a Kid Flash) became the official, main Flash after his mentor Barry Allen died during the event series Crisis On Infinite Earths. But, on television, that upgrade might not happen, at not least anytime soon.

In an interview with Newsweek actor Keiynan Lonsdale, who plays Wally West on the CW television series The Flash, says that Wally still has a long way to go as Kid Flash and won’t be giving up his yellow costume anytime soon.

“It’s not something that’s on my radar,” Lonsdale told Newsweek*. “I feel as though there is so much story to tell and Wally has so much growing to do. I’d like to see that journey continue. That’s what I think is important. We need to see how these characters realistically get to where they are headed for.”

Last season on The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) sacrificed himself to the Speed Force in order to prevent the ethereal energy from destroying all of Central City. It was a heartbreaking cost paid to defeat Savitar, and now the Arrowverse is left without a Flash. Sure, Barry told Wally West to take his place, but it seems Wally won’t wear Barry’s crimson duds in the interim.

The Flash will return to the CW on October 10, premiering at 8 p.m. Eastern.