Joey King is coming for The Flash! It looks like Barry Allen may have a new femme fatale nemesis to go up against in the new season of the superhero tale. Actress Joey King announced yesterday (Aug. 21) that she is officially joining the cast of the series as “Frankie” Kane aka Magenta, an ex-girlfriend of The Flash.
The 17-year-old actress took to Twitter to give fans a teaser of her new villainous look in season 3 of the CW show.
In the DC Universe, Magenta is a former flame of The Flash whose magnetic powers (attracting, repelling and levitating magnetic objects), are used for evil against her former friends. Magenta can manipulate any magnetic force around her and also use her levitation powers to fly.
Joey made her first appearance in the DC Universe back in 2012 when she played a young Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises.
Aside from The Flash, King has recently appeared in this past summer’s Independence Day: Resurgence and the dark comedy Fargo on FX. What kind of wrenches will she throw into Barry’s world amid him battling Zoom and trying to go back in time to change his future?
The Flash returns for it’s third season on Tuesday, October 4th at 8 p.m. (EST).