‘The Flash’ Showrunner Reveals Why Tom Cavanagh Currently Plays Eobard Thawne

Tom Cavanagh is a man of many faces. Sort of. But there is a reason why the man behind Harrison Wells is currently playing a version of Eobard Thawne on The Flash instead of Matt Letscher.

While Matt Letscher did reprise the role of Eobard Thawne during the second season of Legends of Tomorrow, Cavanagh, since the Crisis on Earth-X crossover and beyond, he’s the face we saw as the Reverse Flash. Even during his brief nightmare appearance in the Elseworlds event, Reverse Flash was Tom Cavanagh and not Matt Letscher. Why is that?

In an interview with TV line, Flash showrunner Todd Helbing was asked about Eobard Thawne looking like Tom Cavanagh and if there was a reason Matt Letscher did not return. But it ties into the theme of the season:

“We love Matt — he’s fantastic as Reverse-Flash, too. But it’s funny, if you plot out the Thawne timeline — I think there’s a version of this online somewhere — it makes more sense, logically, in a weird, time-travel way, that this is the Thawne that we see. Also, the whole theme of this season is “legacy,” so it felt more applicable in the way that we introduce Reverse-Flash, as Wells, for it to play out that way with Tom.”

Admittedly, when talking about “legacy,” if you consider the face that we’ve seen behind the Reverse Flash the most, Tom Cavanagh does fit more, narratively speaking, compared to Matt Letscher. It’s also worth noting that Letscher himself has a very busy schedule, given his main role on Narcos: Mexico.

Though Helbing did not say that scheduling conflicts were the reason for going with Cavanagh, it still does make more sense in the grand scheme of things to go with him over Letscher. Combined with Nora supposedly working with Eobard Thawne, it would be an interesting way to bring things full circle, given Barry’s history with this version of Eobard Thawne.

Still, though, what do you think of Tom Cavanagh remaining in the role of Reverse Flash? Would you want to see Matt Letscher reprise the role at some point? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.

The series airs on Tuesday nights at 8 pm on the CW.

Source: TV Line

New ‘Elseworlds’ Stills Include A New Look At Ruby Rose As Batwoman

Some brand new stills from the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event entitled Elseworlds have hit the web, courtesy of The CW. The new stills in particular give us a brand new look at actress Ruby Rose as Batwoman as well as some new images of our beloved heroes Green Arrow (Grant Gustin), The Flash (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).

The new image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman gives us yet another exciting look at the character that will help showcase Gotham City to the Arrowverse through this exciting narrative. You can check out the new stills in the gallery by clicking “Next”.

What do you make of these new stills from the Elseworlds crossover? Are you excited to see Ruby Rose as Batwoman for the first time? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the Arrowverse.

Here is the synopsis for the first chapter of the Elseworlds event:

EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.

The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.

All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.

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