As if Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen didn’t have enough already to deal with, with Zoom running around in this season of The Flash, it looks like the fastest man alive will have to deal with another dangerous speedster.
Entertainment Weekly broke the news that Matt Letscher is set to reprise the role of Eobard Thawne a.k.a the Reverse-Flash in an upcoming episode of the series. He will be reprising his role in the 11th episode of the season titled “The Reverse-Flash Returns” (airing supposedly on January 26th) which was written by executive producers Aaron and Todd Helbing.
Todd Helbing revealed this to Entertainment Weekly about what people can expect of Thawne in the episode that he will be returning in.
“His impossible return to Central City puts a member of the S.T.A.R. Labs team in unexpected danger, forcing Barry to make a life-changing decision.”
Letscher showed up for two episodes in the first season of The Flash, one where we learned his backstory before he disguised himself as Harrison Wells, after getting stuck in the past when going after Barry’s mother. As Eddie Thawne killed himself, which erased Eobard from ever existing, in the season one finale, it will be quite interesting to see how Thawne reappears in his episode.
The Flash is returning with new episodes on Tuesday, January 19th, 8/7c on The CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly