The Scarlet Speedster has faced many threats over the course of the previous three seasons. Each main baddie matches The Flash in power, with all being speedsters just like him. Season four is going to be different, will the next villain being a more phycological threat. That threat is The Thinker, and he is one of the smartest characters in all of the DC universe.
According to ComicBook, Game of Thrones star Miltos Yerolemou came extremely close to playing The Thinker. During Nashville’s Con of Thrones, a reader told the site that Yerolemou mentioned the role saying that he “read to be The Flash’s next ‘Big Bad'” and the tagline was along the lines of ‘The Fastest Man Alive vs. The Fastest Brain Alive.’ Yerolemou also said he wasn’t really the right man for the job. The casting director reportedly gave him three pages of random Roman trivia to memorize and repeat back to them.
Clifford DeVoe (The Thinker) is a Flash villain from 1943 and was a foil to the original Flash – Jay Garrick. It’s unknown if DeVoe will be a villain from Earth-3 (Jay Garrick’s earth) or if his origin will be changed entirely. With the show returning this fall, we’ll likely get more details soon.
The Flash Season 4 premieres Tuesday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
8 Reasons Why DC’s TV Shows Are Better Than Marvel’s
While the superheroes are taking turns bringing their A-game to the big screen, the small screen has seen its fair share of superheroes as well. With comic book movies boom being at an all-time high, television series have also arisen to take their place, showing off more heroes in a smaller budget. These series have ranged in quality from being widely loved to widely criticized on both sides of DC and Marvel, but in general it seems as if DC has produced some of the better shows. While Marvel has so far done better on the big screen, DC has taken up the mantle of television dominance. They have created multiple series for different networks and have made some great TV content over the past few years. DC has also out-shined Marvel for several years and with competition increasing, it’s a good time to look at the reasons why that is. Click next to take a look.