Grant Gustin turned in a two episode stint as police scientist Barry Allen, clearly making an impression on Felicity Smoak. The second episode ended with the accident that will obviously prove to be the origin of The Flash, who will be getting his own pilot which hopefully will result in a separate series. (Fans seem to have embraced Gustin’s performance, even though he doesn’t physically resemble the comic book character.)
In addition to Gustin, it was previously reported that Jesse L. Martin had been cast as Detective William West, Barry’s mentor and father figure, having grown up in the foster care system himself. Now, two additional parts have been cast.
‘The Vampire Diaries’ actor Rick Cosnett has been cast as Detective Eddie Thawne. His character is described as “a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery and who harbors a dark secret.”
In his ‘Arrow’ appearances, Barry admitted that his mother had been killed and referenced a whirlwind with what looked like a man inside. Suddenly Barry found himself blocks away and his father was convicted of killing his mother. This would seemingly indicate that the Reverse-Flash is the real killer. And in the comics, the Reverse Flash is really Eobard Thawne. (Well… was. It has been changed in the New 52.) Eobard is a bit of an unusual name, so changing it out for the more common Eddie would make sense. Also from the comics, Reverse-Flash comes from the future in order battle his archenemy The Flash and eventually killed his wife, Iris (West) Allen. But that’s probably a ways off for the show.
It isn’t stated that Cosnett’s Eddie Thawne will be the Reverse-Flash… but c’mon! But maybe he will hide his secret for much of the first season.Photo credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Another role has also been cast– Danielle Panabaker has been cast as Caitlin Snow, who is described as “a highly intelligent bioengineering expert who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs.” (Perhaps the same one that granted Barry his powers?)
Panabaker has appeared on numerous TV series including ‘Necessary Roughness’, ”The Glades’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Bones’ among others.
In the current comics. Caitlin Snow was recently transformed into Killer Frost, a “heat vampire” who can turn heat into cold and generate ice projectiles. There have been two previous Killer Frosts, Loise Lincoln and Crystal Frost. Caitlin Snow is the New 52 version who only recently debuted. Killer Frost is traditionally a foe of Firestorm’s. The Flash has his own cold-powered villain, Captain Cold. Does this mean that Cold won’t appear in this series? Many consider him The Flash’s major villain. Or is there room for two icy villains?
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing these two villains on TV? What other super criminals (or heroes) do you want to see?
Source: Screen Rant