I'm getting a little over every big bad being a speedster. Isn't there a single one of his other many enemies that could function as a big bad? I'd love to see how someone countered his powers by something other than just having the same power as him.
Teased as a possibility in two episodes of the third season, it is now confirmed that Clifford DeVoe (aka. The Thinker) will serve as the main villain for the fourth season of The CW’s “The Flash” with casting for the role now underway.
Series executive producer Andrew Kreisberg previously confirmed that the fourth season would mark the first time the series won’t boast a speedster as a main series long villain after Reverse Flash, Zoom and Savitar served as the primary antagonists in the three seasons to date.
The character in the comics is a genius inventor with mind control and telekinesis powers thanks to technology he has created. “The Flash” will return this October.
Production is officially underway on the fourth season of The CW’s “The Flash” with the first episode reportedly titled “The Flash Reborn”.
It has been confirmed that events in the premiere begin six months after Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) entered the Speed Force following his defeat of Savitar. The official synopsis for the episode is as follows:
“With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell.”
The episode comes ahead of this year’s four show crossover which aims to offer more emotional stakes for this shared TV universe rather than a bigger scale like with the alien invasion theme of last year.
After serving as a series regular throughout the third season, former “Harry Potter” film series actor Tom Felton is out of “The Flash” for its fourth go around.
Felton played Julian Albert, Barry’s CSI lab partner who had a romance with Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). Though Felton is both out as a regular and hasn’t yet signed for any guest appearances, that doesn’t mean he won’t pop back to Central City to visit at some point.
One thing the series does intend to bring back for the fourth season is a sense of fun, something that has been downplayed in the second and more obviously the third season. Showrunner Todd Helbing tells Comic Book:
“Last year, once we showed Iris die in the future, to keep up that doom and gloom, it becomes a burden, and not just on us writing-wise, on the show and it just sort of had this pall over the season that I think we didn’t expect to be so heavy.
I’m not trying to say anything bad about season 3. I love season 3, and I love Savitar, and I love the story we told, but I think that’s about as dark as I ever want to go with the show.
So yeah, I think that was a conscious effort of ours to really go back to everybody enjoyed being on this team and with each other, and make The Flash have fun again. I’m really excited about the scripts so far; they’re really, really funny.”
The show’s star Grant Gustin also tells the outlet that eventually, like has been teased since the first season, the goal is to adapt the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” storyline.
Fomrer “Battlestar Galactica” and “Longmire” alum Katee Sackhoff has joined the cast of the fourth season of “The Flash”. Sackhoff will recur as the villain Amunet Black, aka Blacksmith, a steely boss of an underground black market for supervillains.
Amunet uses every means possible to ensure her illicit enterprise thrives. Sackhoff will first appear in the fifth episode of the new season.
Neil Sandilands plays the new season’s main villain, The Thinker, alongside others making their debuts this season including Hartley Swayer as The Elongated Man, Danny Trejo as Breacher, and Kim Engelbrecht as The Mechanic. “The Flash” will return on October 10th.