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DCEU’s The Flash: 6 Actors Perfect For Playing The Reverse Flash

DCEU’s The Flash could bring us for the first time, a movie-version of the Reverse Flash. Here are our top choices of actors who could play the Reverse Flash in the movie.

Penn Badgley Could Portray An Extremely Psyhcopathic Reverse Flash

Penn Badgley

The Reverse Flash is a guy obsessed with his nemesis. The Flash can always run away from the rest of his villains but the Reverse Flash always catches up to him. Like a deadly spectre, Eobard Thawne hangs right atop Barry Allen’s neck, waiting for the perfect moment to cause the most amount of pain and agony. Penn Badgley already has experience playing an obsessive stalker. In Netflix’s You, he plays Joe Goldberg. In DCEU’s The Flash, Badgley could bring out the psychopathic aspect of the Reverse Flash, the sole element that makes the evil speedster such a force to be reckoned with.

Antony Starr Already Has Experience In Playing Evil Superhumans

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In Amazon Prime’s The Boys, the two characters fan have fallen in love with are Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher and Antony Starr’s Homelander. Homelander, at first glance, looks like the quintessential goody two shoes. For the general public, he is the big blue boy scout of the masses. In reality, Homelander is a brutal and ruthless sociopath who murders and maim as he pleases. The Reverse Flash’s personality resonates very close to Homelander’s. If he could do it with The Boys, Starr could redo his magic again in DCEU’s The Flash

Wilson Bethel Played A Mentally Unstable Killer In Daredevil

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The actor Wilson Bethel played Benjamin Poindexter in the third season of Netflix’s Daredevil. An he did a pretty good job at what he did. It is not easy to portray a super skilled veteran who is slowly losing himself to mental instability and eventual insanity. Poindexter transforms from an ace soldier to a psychopathic hitman. He even goes so far as to dress himself as Daredevil and frame him for the crimes he committed. The Modus Operandi of the character he played comes very close to Reverse Flash’s MO.

Tom Cavanagh Immortalized The Reverse Flash In The Arrowverse Show

Arrowverse – Tom Cavanagh

Who better to play the villain than the guy whose breakout role was the reverse Flash in The CW’s The Flash? Tom Cavanagh has played mostly different versions of Harrison Wells in the show. but his most memorable contribution to the Arrowverse was his portrayal of the Reverse Flash. The fans already see him as the guy behind the yellow mask. Why not use that hard earned reputation and put Cavanagh to work? Tom Cavanagh could be the sole character from the Arrowverse who also stars as the same character in the DCEU.

Hugh Laurie Could Bring A New Darkly Humorous Aspect To Him

The actor is better known for his works like House and The Night Manager. Hugh Laurie does have an aura of dark humor around him. House does manage to bring out the best out of the guy. Laurie can easily portray a character who is an evil genius obsessed with destroying another person’s life. He may have to get in shape for a bit but we believe Hugh Laurie could bring a new and unique perspective to the Reverse Flash.

Michael C Hall Would Be A Spectacularly Violent Eobard Thawne

If you take Dexter into account, Michael C Hall has done a great job at making a mark in small screen entertainment. He has also acted in some high profile thrillers like Safe and Six Feet Under. The guy is a well-known name in the industry. He could take cues from his earlier works and give an edgier and more violent take on the Reverse Flash. It would be a risky gamble. But considering the amount of risks the DCEU has already taken, we believe Hall as Thawne is a shot worth taking.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.