The Flash is reborn in season 4 teaser

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The latest look at ‘s fourth season doesn’t seem to be telling us the whole truth about the return of Barry Allen.

Yes, it’s true that a Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) comes face to face with his love Iris West (Candice Patton) and the STAR Labs team in the promo, but we’re not convinced it’s the Barry Allen. See for yourself below:

For starters, wouldn’t it be odd for Barry to actually show up in Central City so soon after exiling himself as guardian of the speedforce?

The person in the CW’s latest trailer also doesn’t give off warm and friendly vibes like the Barry we know and love, instead he goes from looking beardy and confused to angsty and emo in two brief shots.

What’s definitely not in question is that Central City needs The Flash back as its protector because Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) are no match for new super-villain Samuroid.

Central City will also be besieged by various other super-villains throughout this season, including The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) and his sidekick The Mechanic (Kim Engelbrecht), Lobo stand-in Breacher (Danny Trejo) and metahuman dealer Blacksmith (Katee Sackhoff).

(New baddie The Thinker, aka Neil Sandilands)

With this Barry Allen mystery and an onslaught of super-villains all converging at once, we can only wonder exactly how Barry and Iris will find time to marry this season, as promised.

The Flash returns Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm ET on The CW in the US. Sky 1 airs the show in the UK. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Digital Spy Facebook page and ‘Follow’ on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you’re all set.