It was revealed today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills that Prison Break star Wentworth Miller will play Leonard Snart, the man who becomes the Captain Cold, in CW’s Flash TV show.
Captain Cold is a comic book villain created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino as one of the rogues of Flash. He is a leader of The Rogues, a loose criminal association of enemies of the Flash. First appearing in 1957′s “Showcase” #8, “The Man who Mastered Absolute Zero” was raised by an abusive father and turned to a life of crime, inventing high-powered freeze rays that uses for personal gain. Cold has battled the Flash in the comics for half a century. A fan favorite, Captain Cold has served as a bitter enemy to the Silver-Age Flash Barry Allen, both enemy and grudging friend to the third Flash Wally West, and one of the killers of the fourth Flash Bart Allen.
Miller will appear in the fourth episode as Leonard Snart.
The cast of The Flash show includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris’s father, Detective West, Rick Gosnett as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne aka Professor Zoom/Reverse Flash, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon aka Vibe, Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow aka Killer Frost, Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond aka Firestorm, Tom Cavanagh as S.T.A.R. Labs CEO Harrison Wells, Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen, and John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen.
The Flash arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg who, along with Geoff Johns, will write the pilot episode with Arrow pilot director David Nutter at the helm.
The Flash will premiere on October 7th.
Source: The Wrap