Tony Todd is joining the cast of The Flash as Season Two’s big bad. Zoom, an alias in the comics for Eobard Thawne (the Reverse Flash, played by Tom Cavanagh), is the speedster that has been terrorizing the Flash throughout time, taking different identities in the process.
Todd’s casting was obvious to EP Andrew Kreisberg who has said, “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speeddemon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony.”
This new incarnation of the Reverse Flash hints that multiple realities may be unfolding thanks to the changing of history. This matches with the recent plot changes in the “New 52” issues in DC comics, so fans may want to rejoice a little.
The Flash will return October 6 on The CW.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer