Well, it seems Reverse-Flash is the villain in The Flash Season 2 after all. Only, he’ll be very different, indeed.
Reverser-Flash will this year be called Zoom and will have a physical makeover… and will sound very different, indeed: “Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has said.
“This year we wanted to do something a little bit different. 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 speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.”
Todd, made famous by his role as Candyman, has a the voice you hear in your nightmares. But there’s more to the change too: “The Zoom outfit is much more organic than the Reverse-Flash suit,” Kreisberg said.
“In a way, it’s hard to tell if it is a suit or alive… There’s no skin showing, for all you know there’s a robot underneath, or dark energy.”
Well, we’re excited as heck. But you knew that already.
The Flash will return on October 6th