Fringe alum John Noble to voice big bad Mallus on Legends of Tomorrow

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Legends of Tomorrow‘s new villain will sound very familiar to Fringe fans.

EW can reveal that John Noble will be lending his voice to The CW super series as season 3 villain Mallus, who has so far been shrouded in mystery but will first be heard during Tuesday’s episode.

“That’s the big mythology of the season and what makes Mallus cool at this stage of everyone’s viewing experience is that right now he is just a name and is this whisper,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “You’ll learn more about him in [episode] 305.”

Here’s what we know so far: An acolyte of Mallus resurrected Kuasa (Tracy Ifeachor) and will soon bring Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) back from the dead. Hence, Mallus has some serious power. Does this mean any past villain could be resurrected? “Theoretically, but I don’t think we have plans to resurrect anyone else at the moment,” Guggenheim says.

Though Noble — whose recent credits also include Sleepy Hollow and Elementary — is voicing Mallus, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be unmasked as the villain. The Flash previously had Tony Todd voice the season 2 baddie Zoom, who was revealed to be played by Teddy Sears, while the third season featured Tobin Bell lending his voice to Savitar, who was later unmasked as a future version of Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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