This season on The Flash, our heroes will be squaring off against a brand new antagonist in the form of the Thinker. The first major villain to not be a speedster, the character of Clifford DeVoe is sure to present a whole new set of challenges for the denizens of Central City.
Speaking with Cinema Blend at San Diego Comic Con, executive producer Todd Helbing discussed bringing this new villain into the DC TV Universe, one that will be somewhat reimagined from his classic comic book counterpart.
"We’ve reimagined The Thinker, in a way, that he can interact with speedsters and Vibe and Kid Flash and Joe in ways that…He has a way of being involved and not being involved at the same time, is about as much as I can explain it."
The Thinker was referenced twice on The Flash last season by characters who has knowledge of Barry Allen's future. In DC Comics lore, the Thinker is Clifford DeVoe, a character created during the Golden Age of comic books and an enemy of original Flash, Jay Garrick.
The 100 actor Neil Sandilands will portray the new villain on The Flash next season, which has previously been described as The Fastest Man Alive vs. The Fastest Mind Alive.
Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Jesse L. Martin, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Cavanagh, Neil Sandilands, Kim Engelbrecht and Danny Trejo, The Flash speeds back to TV screens on Tuesday, October 10th at 8pm.
Source: Cinema Blend
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