‘The Flash’: Actor Behind Mysterious New Villain Revealed

Grant Gustin The Flash

The actor behind the mysterious new villain with white hair has been revealed as David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man, Gotham). Last week we caught a glimpse of the mysterious villain when a batch of set photos hit the web, however, we were unable to identify whether or not the person in the photo was the actor playing the role or a stuntman as the scene being filmed featured the unidentified villain going up against Flash, Kid Flash, and Vibe in battle.

The character himself still remains a mystery but thanks to new photos shared by Snowbarry Source, we now have a clear look at Dastmalchian in the role. The new photos also seem to suggest the set photos we saw of the scene being last week did indeed feature a stunt performer.

Dasmaltchian posted a photo to Instagram of him having his hair bleached for the role just two weeks ago. In the photo, Dastlmachian is taking a break from reading “The Flash: Rebirth” #15 with the variant cover featuring the Weather Wizard. This particular two-part issue told the story of an elaborate jewel heist in Corto Maltese by the Weather Wizard, Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Heat Wave, Golden Glider, and the Trickster. Being that the photos see Dastmalchian pursued by Gypsy, it’s possible Dastmalchian could be the Weather Wizard from an alternate Earth.


So what do you guys think? Could Dastmalchian be playing an alternate version of the Weather Wizard? Sound off in the comments below.

The Flash returns tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW with the second part of the Gorilla Grodd storyline “Attack on Central City”. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Attack on Central City” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE TWO-PART BATTLE WITH GRODD – When Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) and his army of gorillas bring the battle to Earth-1, The Flash (Grant Gustin) and team must find a way to stop them before they destroy Central City. Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) returns to join the fight. Meanwhile, Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) decides she wants to stay with Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) on Earth-1. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Todd Helbing and teleplay by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#314). Original airdate 2/28/2017.”

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.