With The CW‘s The Flash season four coming to a close last night fans can already speculate who the next big bad will be for season five. Luckily, they do not have to worry about not having much to go on according to a recent report from That Hashtag Show.
THS recently discovered a breakdown for a casting call for the fifth season of the popular superhero series regarding who our favorite Scarlet Speedster will be duking it out with this fall. The breakdown has stated that The Flash is beginning casting for a character named “Desmond Paull”, which is likely a codename for a DC rogue that will be making his debut on the small screen. It is being speculated that this casting call is based on a character from the well-received Geoff Johns Flash comics named David Hersch/Cicada. Below is the information that THS was able to obtain:
“An open ethnicity role for a man in his 40s. “Desmond” is a metahuman who, after a mysterious action with dark matter, was not only given immortality but also the gift to disable other metahuman powers. He blames metas for everything that has gone wrong in his life and because of that, his mission is to wipe Central City free of them in order to silence his own anguish. Whoever gets cast as “Desmond”, he would be a one year fractional series regular.”
It is possible that casting for this role will be complete by July, in time for a potential announcement during San Diego Comic Con 2018.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash.
The Flash will return for a fifth season on The CW.
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