The scarlet speedster has been rocketing along on the small screen in the weekly TV series The Flash. The popular program has developed a marvelously wild and dangerous world of mad science and high adventure along with the usual doses of high drama. I’ve been happily keeping up with the series and in my opinion it’s the finest of the new comic book tv shows (though I do enjoy Gotham and Arrow as well). In the comic book realm, the Flash is highly regarded for his rogue’s gallery. Captain Cold, The Top, Weather Wizard, Heatwave, Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang and more make Central City a tough place to live for any law abiding citizen. Ask any fan of the medium and they will confirm a good villain can make a book that much better. Batman and Spider-Man may top the Flash, but neither has a giant gorilla from a secret simian civilization with mind-shattering abilities. Oh yes… the Flash has Gorilla Grodd. And the ape is coming to the small screen very soon.
(via Hollywood Reporter) Barry (Grant Gustin) had his hands full in Tuesday’s episode, with Peek-a-Boo (Britne Oldford) teleporting all about town, Pied Piper (Andy Mientus) escaping from S.T.A.R. Labs, and Linda Park (Malese Jow) helping Barry’s dating life speed along. But the final scene, set beneath Central City, teased a beast that could put Barry’s life in true danger. Following the episode executive producer Greg Berlanti tweeted “What did you all think? #theflash #groddlives.” That’s a reference is to Gorilla Grod, who in the comics is a genius gorilla with the ability to control people with his mind. The Flash team hasn’t revealed when Grod will make his appearance, but Barry will have his hands full in the meantime.
Familiar to fans of the comic as well as anyone in my age bracket who can clearly recall the mad monkey from Chaallenge of the Super Friends, Grodd is truly a horrifying and distinctive monstrous foe. While we may not know when he will pop up, we do have this glimpse of the villain to get our imaginations going… Gorilla Grodd animatronic head via KDramastars Recommended: