After months of speculation, we finally find out who plays DC‘s Reverse-Flash in The Flash… and it turns out to be none other than Tom Cavanagh.
It’s no secret that the 51-year-old actor has topped the list of Reverse-Flash suspects since the show first began. But while the super villain’s origins remained a secret, it looks as though he has finally been unveiled.
And Dr. Harrison Wells (played by Tom Cavanagh) is the man in the yellow suit.
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During an interview with Comic Book Resources, The Flash series regular admitted that it was him who appeared on screen as the Reverse-Flash.
“It was [me in the suit],” he revealed. “And we had to like, vibrate it. But I’ve got some great shots of just Grant and I — because it was finally like, ‘OK, here we go. We’re finally doing the thing’.”
Of course, he’s been there since the show’s beginnings and it was Dr Wells who took Barry Allen under his wing. But while it was Tom Cavanagh in the suit, does this mean that Wells and the Reverse-Flash are one and the same? Or could the Reverse-Flash be a future version of Wells?
It seems that is the million dollar question…
Asked whether there would be more than one man to don the yellow suit, Cavanagh quickly put that idea to bed.
“To me — to me — there is one Reverse-Flash,” he explained. “I think I’m not going to get in right yet to the specifics of it, but that is, as I approach it, when I play it, that’s the starting-off point.”
Of course, the notion that there is only one Reverse-Flash seems contrary to what we’ve seen on screen. At least, at first. Having seen the man in the yellow suit attack Dr Wells, it seems a huge stretch to make them the very same person.
But as we know from the comic books, super speed is eventually used as a catalyst to time travel. And that could be how Wells and Reverse-Flash are able to be in the same room at the same time.
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What does this mean for Wells? That’s a good question. But as we saw him recover the experimental tachyon device during the mid-season finale, I can’t help thinking that it’s this piece of equipment that will help him perfect time travel… and that gives us a strange time loop effect that just might make you go crazy if you think about it for too long.
Could Dr Wells be a rather awesome paradox? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
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