SDCC 2016: Interviews with the Cast of ‘The Flash’

One actor who is definitely used to playing alternate versions of himself since season one is Tom Cavenagh. In season one Cavenagh played Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash secretly posing as Earth-1 S.T.A.R. Labs CEO Harrison Wells. In season two we got a completely different Harrison Wells from Earth-2, highly motivated in taking down Zoom and rescuing his daughter, Jesse Quick. With the timeline now changed, one certain aspect that will be different this season will be that Thawne never took over the life of Harrison Wells. So now we will get to see yet another version of Harrison Wells. In our interview, Cavenagh admits to loving the fact that he can play the same character in so many different ways, and states he never gets confused about which version of the character he plays.

Candice Patton, who plays Iris West, comments on where she’d like to see her character go and also comments on her character’s relationships with Barry, Wally, and the rest of her friends and family. She couldn’t comment much on where her character will go for sure, but hopes that The Flash explores more of the investigative journalist aspect of Iris West. What she does know is that Iris will be very involved with Kid Flash and his super heroics, which is different from her arc in season one where she was mostly left in the dark.

Newcomer and former Harry Potter franchise actor Tom Felton will play Julian Dorn, a rival Crime Scene Investigator to Barry. Felton is very excited to join the cast of The Flash and likens the experience to his work on Harry Potter, being that once again he’s working with a very “talented family.” He elaborates that the cast and crew have been very “welcoming and hospitable.”

Judging from Felton’s interview we can determine that Dorn will have a very competitive relationship with Barry, and the two will butt heads often. As for when we’ll get to meet this new character, Felton confirms that Dorn will make his first appearance in episode two.

Last, but certainly not least, we had the opportunity of speaking with executive producers Todd and Aaron Helbing to find out what they have planned for the duration of season three. The producers do confirm what Grant Gustin said to be true: that the Flashpoint story line will not encompass the entire season, but the effects of Flashpoint will be felt throughout.

When asked about developing the story and not being able to use certain aspects from the original comic book, they stated that they “work closely with DC,” including “Geoff Johns and Dan [Didio],” to try and use what they can and tell their version of the story. While they obviously couldn’t spoil too much from the third season they did imply that the effects of Flashpoint could affect other shows in the same universe, and that the mysterious new speedster we’ve seen in recent set photos and the promo is “one of The Flash’s biggest rivals.” Besides that, Todd and Aaron Helbing certainly sound like they have a very well thought out plan for the outcome of The Flash‘s third season, and we look forward to seeing it play out.


Season three of The Flash will premiere Tuesday, October 4th at 8/7c on The CW.

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