During their panel today at San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that The Flash will be adding several new faces to the show for season 4. Deadline reports that Neil Sandilands, Danny Trejo, and Kim Engelbrecht will all be playing important new characters in the upcoming season.
Neil Sandilands will be playing The Thinker, also known as Clifford Devoe. The Thinker will clash with The Flash all season long as this ultra intelligent metahuman seeks to fix all of what he deems to be humanity’s problems.
Kim Engelbrecht is going to play DC character The Mechanic. The Mechanic is Devoe’s assistant who also happens to be a brilliant engineer. A devoted subordinate, she will stop at nothing to ensure that Devoe’s plans for humanity are carried out.
Danny Trejo is set to play Breacher, who along with his daughter Gypsy (Jessica Camacho), are a pair of interdimensional bounty hunters. His mission is to ensure that no other inter-dimensional traveler is able to threaten life on Earth-19, his home planet, and more specifically the life of his daughter.
As you can see, we have much to look forward to with these new characters, and as always be sure to follow Heroic Hollywood for any updates.
“Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it. Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).”
The Flash Season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 8/7c 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.