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The Flash has found its Thinker.
The 100 alum Neil Sandilands will play DC villain Clifford Devoe, a.k.a. The Thinker, a metahuman with a mega mind who embarks on a season-long battle with The Flash. A true genius, he’s devised an intricate plan to fix all that he deems wrong with humanity.
“This year, with three speedsters in a row that we did, we wanted to change it up,” EP Todd Helbing said at Comic-Con Saturday. “The way we’re explaining it is the fastest man alive versus the fastest mind alive. A big thing this year is we’re really trying to lighten the tone a little bit. Last year it got pretty dark and we want to get back to the jokes.”
But he’s not the only one Team Flash will have to deal with next season. Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sons of Anarchy) has signed on to play the role of Breacher, a feared bounty hunter from Earth-19 and the imposing father to inter-dimensional bounty hunter, Gypsy (Jessica Camacho). His mission is to prevent any inter-dimensional traveler from threatening life on his planet — especially his daughter’s. In other words, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is in trouble!
Kim Engelbrecht (Dominion, Eye in the Sky) has also joined the cast as DC character The Mechanic, a highly intelligent engineer who designs devices for Devoe. As Devoe’s right hand, she’s the truest of true believers who’ll stop at nothing to help him implement his plan to fix humanity.
The good news is that if Barry Allen is going up against The Thinker, he’s definitely getting out the of Speed Force soon! Team Flash has certainly been struggling in his absence.
“Iris is devastated that he’s gone into the Speed Force and they didn’t really have a discussion about it,” Candice Patton said. “We pick up season 4, Iris has focused her energy on being the leader of Team Flash. She steps up and leads the team, which is really, really cool.”
While spoilers on how Barry will get out of the Speed Force were scarce, Patton revealed that Iris will help Barry escape. “Yeah, to a degree,” Patton said. “I’d say so. Yes, she does. She’s boss lady in Team Flash now, so she’s an active participant in getting her man out of the Speed Force.”
And while you can spy Caitlin in the new trailer above, Panabaker is keeping mum on what’s next for Caitlin and her alter ego, Killer Frost, next season. “But who did you see?” she said coyly, telling the crowd that those who love Caitlin and those who love Killer Frost will both be delighted by next season.
The Flash returns Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.