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First clear look at Reverse Flash from Tuesday's "game-changing" episode

03.13.2015

Fans of The CW superhero series The Flash know that the series hinges on the identity of the man who killed Barry Allen's mother when he was a child. It is because of her death that Allen has become the man he is. Over the last few episodes, we have learned the identity of the yellow speedster referred to as Reverse Flash. Unlike in DC Comics, the identity of Reverse Flash is that of a character original to the television series: Dr. Harrison Wells.

On the next episode of The Flash, we will finally see Tom Cavanaugh don the Reverse Flash costume and we now have the first look at it in the form of a poster for the show. The costume has been seen clearly in Wells' secret room at the S.T.A.R. Labs facility but this is the first glimpse of the man in the suit.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cavanaugh said he signed up for The Flash specifically to play the time-traveling villain who may turn out to be more of an anti-hero.

"In comic books, when you start talking about time travel if anybody has followed The Flash, then they know Reverse-Flash and The Flash are not just doing this right now in the present day," Cavanagh said in January. "They have a long history and there's nothing that we're not going to pursue when we try to tell the story. We're trying to tell all of it."

The Flash has proven to be a very fun show which it owes to being much less dour than the show it originated from, Arrow. Both shows have proven to be some of the best small screen comic book adaptations and there seems to be more on the horizon with a second spin-off set to star Brandon Routh and Wentworth Miller. Hopefully we will see this universe continue to grow.

The Flash episode "Out of Time" premieres on The CW on March 17th.

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3:34PM on 03/14/2015
Im sick of comic book tv shows. The reverse flash ? Gimme a break
Im sick of comic book tv shows. The reverse flash ? Gimme a break
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11:46AM on 03/15/2015
Well, he's actually a very important character in the comics. There have been a few different versions of him, with different people under the mask...
Well, he's actually a very important character in the comics. There have been a few different versions of him, with different people under the mask...
9:08PM on 03/13/2015
This show is surprisingly good! I really like how they handle Firestorm character. Very well thought out. Now I'm looking forward to watching Reverse Flash!
This show is surprisingly good! I really like how they handle Firestorm character. Very well thought out. Now I'm looking forward to watching Reverse Flash!
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5:21PM on 03/13/2015

One of my favorite shows

The bowling alley lawyer turned out to be evil. Who would've though...
The bowling alley lawyer turned out to be evil. Who would've though...
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4:53PM on 03/13/2015
Tom Cavanaugh has been a terrific, multi layered and fascinating villain. Can't wait to see how this is played out!
Tom Cavanaugh has been a terrific, multi layered and fascinating villain. Can't wait to see how this is played out!
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4:34PM on 03/13/2015
Can't wait. Cavanaugh and his portrayal is easily the best part of this show (in my opinion).
Can't wait. Cavanaugh and his portrayal is easily the best part of this show (in my opinion).
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6:16PM on 03/13/2015
Nah sorry dude but it has to Sisco! The guy is hilarious and I love the overall chemistry of the star labs team - the show is nice to see a lighter side of superhero genre and I actually really dig the overall feel of the show. Gotham is too convoluted and I don't buy Gordon, I love AOS and arrow is too dark
Nah sorry dude but it has to Sisco! The guy is hilarious and I love the overall chemistry of the star labs team - the show is nice to see a lighter side of superhero genre and I actually really dig the overall feel of the show. Gotham is too convoluted and I don't buy Gordon, I love AOS and arrow is too dark
8:29PM on 03/13/2015
I love Cavanaugh in this, but without Guston totally killing Barry Allen as a character, the show doesn't work. It could have EASILY turned out to be cheesy or not earnest enough, but he terrifically walks that tightrope keeping Allen someone you care about, and believe is trying to figure out how to be a superhero.

The entire Star Labs cast is perfect, with Panabaker doing a great job of keeping Caitlin professional without making her boring. That's not an easy role if you think about
I love Cavanaugh in this, but without Guston totally killing Barry Allen as a character, the show doesn't work. It could have EASILY turned out to be cheesy or not earnest enough, but he terrifically walks that tightrope keeping Allen someone you care about, and believe is trying to figure out how to be a superhero.

The entire Star Labs cast is perfect, with Panabaker doing a great job of keeping Caitlin professional without making her boring. That's not an easy role if you think about how she has to do the part without any real character arc written for her yet. Then you look at Iris and see how badly it can go.
4:51AM on 03/14/2015
Totally agree @Des1 I love Gustin as Barry Allen and I'd never heard of him prior to watching this and then discovered he did work on Glee beforehand but I totally invest in his character - he almost reminds me a little of Spiderman in a way that sort of cocky, streetwise young kid with super powers. I just think it is a massive shame he won't get the big screen deal cos I think he's more than capable of holding his own
Totally agree @Des1 I love Gustin as Barry Allen and I'd never heard of him prior to watching this and then discovered he did work on Glee beforehand but I totally invest in his character - he almost reminds me a little of Spiderman in a way that sort of cocky, streetwise young kid with super powers. I just think it is a massive shame he won't get the big screen deal cos I think he's more than capable of holding his own
3:44PM on 03/13/2015

First Firestorm...

and now this costume! The costume department on this show either need firing or a good kick up the arse!
and now this costume! The costume department on this show either need firing or a good kick up the arse!
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4:52PM on 03/13/2015
Because they don't use ball right spandex?
Because they don't use ball right spandex?
4:52PM on 03/13/2015
Tight**
Tight**
3:20PM on 03/13/2015
Whenever he's appeared to put a smug beatdown on anyone, he's god damn terrifying. Is it just me? If I was 10 years old I'd be spooked!
Whenever he's appeared to put a smug beatdown on anyone, he's god damn terrifying. Is it just me? If I was 10 years old I'd be spooked!
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4:22PM on 03/13/2015
Its the voice man! And Cavanaugh absolutely kills it as 'the creepy guy on a wheelchair'
Its the voice man! And Cavanaugh absolutely kills it as 'the creepy guy on a wheelchair'
8:33PM on 03/13/2015
He is really good at being menacing, despite being about 110lbs soaking wet. I've always enjoyed his acting, but he's really taken it up a notch for this show. I'll be sad to see him outed.....that group is just perfect the way they are.

Then again, it could still turn out that he's not REALLY the villain, but simply a time-travelling speedster trying to re-acquire his powers (and get Barry up to snuff so he can survive whatever calamity happens in the future).
He is really good at being menacing, despite being about 110lbs soaking wet. I've always enjoyed his acting, but he's really taken it up a notch for this show. I'll be sad to see him outed.....that group is just perfect the way they are.

Then again, it could still turn out that he's not REALLY the villain, but simply a time-travelling speedster trying to re-acquire his powers (and get Barry up to snuff so he can survive whatever calamity happens in the future).
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