THE FLASH Finds Its 'Iris West' And Casts Carlos Valdez As 'Vibe'

Grant Gustin made his debut as Barry Allen in Arrow, while Jesse L. Martin was recently chosen to play Detective West, but The Flash has now found his daughter - Iris - in the form of The Game's Candice Patton. Hit the jump for further details!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/4/2014
Deadline reveals that Candice Patton (The Game) has joined the cast of The CW's The Flash pilot. The series is set to debut this fall, and will feature a fully suited up Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) solving crimes in Central City as he attempts to uncover the truth behind the death of his mother. According to the site, Patton "will play Iris West, Allen’s fast-talking, quick-witted best friend who is also the daughter of Detective West (Martin), who serves as a surrogate father to Barry." Patton joins the recently cast Rick Cosnett (Detective Eddie Thawne) and Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow). How do you guys feel about this news? Sound off below!



UPDATE: Variety is reporting that Broadway’s Carlos Valdes is set to play, "mechanical engineering genius Cisco Ramon (DC Comics fans might know him better as Vibe)." That's all we know for now, while it's unclear whether or not there are any other major roles left to be cast. Barry Allen's father and his bosses at Central City PD certainly seem likely...

Source: Deadline
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McNyagano - 2/4/2014, 12:00 PM
Never heard of her either.
Pasto - 2/4/2014, 12:00 PM
My knee hurts.
luffycapri - 2/4/2014, 12:03 PM
The CW shore does know how to find them
breakUbatman - 2/4/2014, 12:04 PM
Who?
ezio619 - 2/4/2014, 12:06 PM
i dont mind making iris black in this,as long as she is good,i will be fine with it
batz11 - 2/4/2014, 12:06 PM
I better leave work early today, caught a case of...

Mrsinister - 2/4/2014, 12:10 PM
Very pretty
rmf1979 - 2/4/2014, 12:16 PM
Smoking hot, yummy I hear chocolate!
Oreos91 - 2/4/2014, 12:18 PM
Wow. Quite hot, actually.
Jollem - 2/4/2014, 12:18 PM
kanye west
FrostyVoice - 2/4/2014, 12:19 PM
Her face is EXACTLY how I see Iris. That she is black, honestly, makes this woman additionally striking. I hope she does justice to the character. I think this Barry wouldn't see race. He is beyond such ideas, preoccupied instead in his own head. Question being, now, after Arrow altered the romantic line, will Flash do the same?
Tevii - 2/4/2014, 12:19 PM
Shes hot.... but not Iris West
batz11 - 2/4/2014, 12:21 PM
I want her for Black Panther!
Prime - 2/4/2014, 12:23 PM
Well...ok. Bart will be Latino. Which I have no problem with.
CaptShipwreck - 2/4/2014, 12:24 PM
Gonna shrug this too ?
TheWolverine08 - 2/4/2014, 12:26 PM
Race war incoming!
AlphaDean - 2/4/2014, 12:27 PM
Nice choice. What's nice is that she isn't actually black. She ethnically ambiguous. She could any kid of mixed person
MrMartinMarvel - 2/4/2014, 12:27 PM
I don't have a problem with her being black, my problem is with the fact that they ONLY auditioned black women.
batz11 - 2/4/2014, 12:27 PM
Sorry Gus...

KidGoku - 2/4/2014, 12:30 PM
Woah she's hot
Jollem - 2/4/2014, 12:30 PM
they should have also auditioned black men
ekrolo2 - 2/4/2014, 12:30 PM
Incoming racism, gonna be a whole lot of "I don't usually get pissy over race but...".
KidGoku - 2/4/2014, 12:30 PM
Wait that's the girl from The Game!? Of course she's hot!
DrunkenNukem - 2/4/2014, 12:31 PM
SHE IS HOT...wao a very pretty woman..are those her real eyes??? or are contact glasses???

No matter.....my boy barry is going for some chocolate indeed
JoJo1982 - 2/4/2014, 12:32 PM

MrMartinMarvel - 2/4/2014, 12:27 PM

I don't have a problem with her being black, my problem is with the fact that they ONLY auditioned black women.


@mrmartinmarvel
Lmao That doesn't make any sense

How do u even know that
Kurne - 2/4/2014, 12:32 PM
Damn. CW written all over her face.
KidGoku - 2/4/2014, 12:33 PM
I really want to audition for Barry. I just don't know how.
Pedrito - 2/4/2014, 12:34 PM
Very pretty. Bronze-colored eyes even.
Is she mixed race?
Nomis - 2/4/2014, 12:36 PM


You are black, and I am white
Life's an Eskimo Pie, let's.. take a bite!

That was groovy thinkin'
Lincoln, when you set them free.

We all know
Cats are the same
Maine to Mexico.

Good. Bad.
Guys and chicks!"

I am dark, and you are light.
You are blind as a bat, and I have sight!
Side by side, you are my amigo,
Negro, let's not fight!

Ebony, ivory, Living in perfect harmony

Salt and pepper,Sammy and Dean, Stevie and me are peachy keen!
MrMartinMarvel - 2/4/2014, 12:37 PM
@JoJo1982 There was an article awhile back with the audition details that said they were looking for a "smart clever twenty-something african american woman" for the part. Or something like that, I can't remember the exact details.
RobinNumbah6 - 2/4/2014, 12:39 PM
The only problem I see surfacing is if they introduce Wally West being black and running fast, CW may catch a little hell for the stereotype
InfiniteMonkey - 2/4/2014, 12:39 PM
Damz.
Lucky is the bloke who's smashing that.
GliderMan - 2/4/2014, 12:43 PM
Guys, check out my article on this show!
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/the_flash/news/?a=93941
RobotRooster - 2/4/2014, 12:43 PM
Whoa. She's hot.
ALegendaryPanda - 2/4/2014, 12:43 PM
Wow, she's beautiful!
DrunkenNukem - 2/4/2014, 12:44 PM
@Robin...the isnt going to be Wally for now....Barry is like 20 years in this show...so wally must be a baby or something..
monkeyballs - 2/4/2014, 12:44 PM
LOL @ Nomis & Batz. Clissic!
monkeyballs - 2/4/2014, 12:44 PM
And yeah, she is way hot!
ezio619 - 2/4/2014, 12:45 PM
i have been really enjoying Arrow hopefully Flash and Constantine are both good
TheClemster - 2/4/2014, 12:46 PM
I am happy with that, diversity is good, more characters for the so-called "minorities" kids to refer to and take as an example.

Doesn't bother me one bit and why should it???

Love to everyone ...

Except Gusto, the Sarnia Bridge between us is way to big of an obstacle for our feelings
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