WARNING: ‘The Flash’ Season 2 Finale Spoilers Below!
Well, it appears that Draco Malfoy has grown up, and will now be appearing on ‘The Flash.’ Of course, I should clarify that it is actually the actor who portrayed Draco, Tom Felton, will be joining the upcoming 3rd Season of ‘The Flash.’ Questions abound of course, especially in regards to what character he will be playing, as all we know so far is that his character’s name is Julian Dorn, who is described as “a fellow CSI at the Central City Police department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.” Being that Dorn is a fellow CSI and works so closely with Barry, it will be interesting to see how Barry manages to keep his identity as the Flash secret from someone with enough intelligence to figure it out for themselves (unlike every other character on the show who had to be told). Fans have been scouring the DC universe for mention of the character Julian Dorn, and found nothing, which leads them to believe Felton’s character is either a brand new creation, or else is a new name for a character we already know (such as how Tom Cavanagh’s Harrison Welles was really just Eobard Thawne aka The Reverse Flash in disguise).
Another interesting question is whether Felton’s character works alongside Barry in the main timeline of the series, or in the new Flashpoint timeline created at the end of last season when Barry went back and saved his mother’s life in the past. If it is the Flashpoint timeline, than it might mean that particular storyline will be drawn out over most of the season, as Felton’s casting has been stated as making him a series regular, meaning he will not disappear after a few episodes.
What are your thoughts on Tom Felton joining the cast? Is it jarring to see a big name from another franchise join the show? Any theories on who Julian Dorn might turn out to be? Share your opinions on the casting down in the comments section below!
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