|The Flash (2014) - Chad Rook as Mark Mardon|
Here's the official description:
THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE IS BORN — Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father (John Wesley Shipp) was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris (Candice Patton). Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his S.T.A.R. Labs team members, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed. Thrilled with his new powers, Barry learns how to control them with the help of Dr. Wells and his team. However, keeping his secret from his best friend Iris (Candice Patton) is proving to be harder than he thought, especially when Joe’s new partner, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), catches her eye. When another meta-human attacks the city, it’s time to put Barry’s new powers, and himself, to the test. David Nutter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kresiberg and Geoff Johns and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns (100).The show is supposed to be a lighter series than Arrow and will feature many villains from the DC comics.
So, which villains can we expect to see this season?
Update: The list keeps growing, so we've moved from 10 to 12...and now 13...now 15 (thanks ComicFan!)
- Professor Zoom (Reverse Flash)
- Captain Cold
- Captain Boomerang
- Heat Wave
- Killer Frost
- Weather Wizard
- The Mist
- Doctor Light
- Pied Piper
- Gorilla Grodd
- Rainbow Raider
- The Trickster
1. Greg Finley as Tony Woodward (Girder)
|The Flash (2014) - Greg Finley as Tony Woodward|
2. Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne (Professor Zoom)
|The Flash (2014) - Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne|
Update: After watching the pilot I realized this is completely wrong and, in fact, Harrison Wells is most likely to play Reverse-Flash. This would have an even bigger impact since Wells is like a surrogate father for him.
Update 2: It was confirmed in the episode "The Man in the Yellow Suit" that Harrison Wells is the Reverse Flash. Tom Cavanagh also confirmed it telling Comic Book Resources, "The way I always approached Harrison Wells was not from the Harrison Wells character, but rather the reason to be here for me was the Reverse Flash … And there are little things in my performance, that if people were ever to rewind all of it … there are moments when, as Harrison Wells, he completely unveils himself." In fact, Harrison Well's name is a giveaway, since it's a combination of two famous time travel writers. Harry Harrison wrote The Technicolor Time Machine and H.G. Wells wrote The Time Machine.
3. Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart (Captain Cold)
|The Flash (2014) - Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart|
4. Nick Tarabay as Digger Harkness (Captain Boomerang)
|The Flash (2014) - Nick Tarabay as Digger Harkness|
5. Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory (Heat Wave)
|The Flash (2014) - Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory|
6. Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow (Killer Frost)
|The Flash (2014) - Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow|
7. Chad Rook as Mark Mardon (Weather Wizard)
|The Flash (2014) - Chad Rook as Mark Mardon|
8. Michael Christopher Smith as Danton Black (Multiplex)
|The Flash (2014) - Michael Christopher Smith as Danton Black|
9. Anthony Carrigan as Kyle Nimbus (The Mist)
|The Flash (2014) - Anthony Carrigan as Kyle Nimbus|
10. Unknown as Arthur Light (Doctor Light)
A master of light manipulation, Doctor Light first appeared in Justice League of America #12 (1962). While it hasn't been announced that he'll appear, he was mentioned on Arrow. In the episode "The Man in the Hood" Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon talk about a former employee of , named Light that was fired two years before "because he was a psycho". They use his light device to fight Deathstroke. A major villain and a key Suicide Squad member, he's almost guaranteed to be on Arrow. Since he's a frequent villain of The Flash, no doubt he'll appear in an episode.
11. Andy Mientus as Hartley Rathaway (Pied Piper)
|The Flash (2014) - Andy Mientus as Hartley Rathaway|
12. Simon Burnett as Gorilla Grodd
The creature known as Gorilla Grodd first appeared in The Flash #106 (May 1959) as a regular gorilla that had an alien spacecraft (later explained as a meteorite) crash on him and his buddies in Africa. All of them become super-intelligent and develop "Gorilla City" in the jungle. When he tries to take over the city he gets beat by the Flash. He has psionic abilities that let him control people and read minds and is super-strong to beat. In the pilot, when showing the destruction of the lab, we see a cage busted open and a sign on it that reads "Grodd." While we know they don't have the budget to do a CGI Grodd, he's going to be on the show in some fashion. While at Comic Con Geoff Johns, chief creative officer at DC Comics, said "You will see Grodd. That cage is not a mistake."
Update: In episode 14 "Fallout", Gorilla Grodd makes his first official appearance after brief hints. He's CGI too, which is surprising. Grodd is voiced by Simon Burnett, who's mainly done stunt work for shows like Arrow and movies like X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
13. Kelly Frye as Bette Sans Souci (Plastique)
|The Flash (2014) - Kelly Frye as Bette Sans Souci|
14. Britne Oldford as Lashawn Baez (Peek-A-Boo)
|The Flash (2014) - Britne Oldford as Lashawn Baez|
15. Paul Anthony as Roy G. Bivolo (Rainbow Raider)
|The Flash (2014) - Paul Anthony as Roy G. Bivolo|
16. Mark Hamill and Devon Graye as The Trickster
The Trickster first appeared in Flash #113 (1960) as James Jesse. He created a set of flying shoes to keep himself from falling in his family's circus act. Realizing his inventive genius, he created an assortment of deadly gags to stay one step ahead of the Flash. He was a member of Captain Cold's Rogues until he joined the FBI. Later, another villain named Axel Walker took up the name of The Trickster using the same techniques. In an upcoming episode of The Flash he'll be played by Mark Hamill, as James Jesse, and Devon Graye as Axel Walker. Hamill's Trcickaster is described as an "anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights" and Walker is described as "a copycat killer who goes by the name 'The Trickster'”
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