Ever since the end of the second season of ‘The Flash,’ a lot of fans have been wondering what exactly happened to Hunter Zoloman aka Zoom, since we last saw his costume turning black and his face distorting, and we all assumed he was becoming the Black Flash from the comics.
For those not in the know, the Black Flash is basically the Grim Reaper of Speedsters, not really a villain or a hero, but if a Speedster spots him, he knows his time is up. And for Zoom to have been transformed into the Black Flash as a kind of punishment, it certainly means they have plans for the character in the future, plans we have yet to see play out in the Arrowverse. Fortunately for those of us with questions, some answers might be coming out way thanks to reporting by The Wrap at the recent Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour.
According to ‘The Flash’ showrunner Andrew Kreisberg:
“I will say that you might be seeing him on multiple shows… [Black Flash] is a classic character. We have storylines on multiple shows that fit having him around. There’s something so scary about him, something even scarier than when he was just the man, because now it’s now he is the Grim Reaper, he is the devil. How do you stop the devil? So it presents an interesting challenge for the heroes of the respective shows in which he appears.”
So Black Flash could be appearing on multiple shows… but since he is classically known to only go after speedsters, I would say this only presents a problem for Eobard Thawne over on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and/or for Supergirl herself, as they are the only other speedsters not currently on ‘The Flash.’ Of course, the folks behind the Arrowverse have broken canon before, and with Zoom behind the Black Flash he could have his own agenda, so we’ll just have to wait for the character to make his first appearance to figure out what exactly is going on. Also of note is whether or not Teddy Sears will be back to play the character, as the man has recently gotten a role on Fox’s ’24’ revival, and may not have time in his schedule to come back to the CW. However, I think he will, as it well known how much he enjoyed working on the show, and I would not be surprised if he found time to do both.
What are your thoughts on Black Flash and what he could be up to in the Arrowverse? Please feel free to share your theories in the comments below!
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