The season 3 of Flash is generating an unprecedented level of excitement. Grant Gusting revealed the name of the first episode on his twitter handle – “Flashpoint” basically confirming the popular comic-book storyline created by Geoff Johns on the TV show. The show is famous for bringing in formidable adversaries against Team Flash, in season 1 it was Reverse Flash/ Eobard Thawne and in season 2 it was Zoom/ Hunter Zolomon. So who is it going to be this time?
Recently, the Flash show-makers added Tom Felton a.k.a Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter into the ensemble cast of season 3. According to TVLine, he will be playing Julian Dorn who is a Central City Police Department crime scene investigator who doesn’t trust the high regard in which everyone holds Barry Allen. He is a slightly older, slightly geekier officer, a guy who is as smart as intuitive who doesn’t buy Barry’s nice guy routine while keeping some secrets of his own. He will debut in the first few episodes itself and he will be a series regular. He would have a lot of time to connect the dots and unravel the Barry Allen’s secret identity.
Clearly, after reading the description of his character, he will play an antagonist to the Flash, he may turn out to be Dr. Alchemy who worked with Barry Allen inside the CCPD crime lab or even a Mira Master. He could be a combination of many comic-book characters, but he seems closest to Cobalt Blue/Malcolm Thawne. He was Barry Allen’s twin separated at birth with an emotional baggage, finds out about Barry’s real identity, created a Talisman to bring down the Flash. Technically, he isn’t a speedster but could steal speed. The fact that Tom Felton is series regular lends credence to this theory, also he is a heavy-weight who will not accept a minor role in a TV show after the massive success of Harry Potter movies.
The Flash cast is hitting San Diego Comic-Con this month. Will they reveal the big villain? The season 3 will premiere on the CW network, Oct 4, 8 p.m.