Reverse-Flash's identity confirmed, but Flash producers promise that's only the beginning

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Jan 12, 2015, 3:13 PM EST

We’ve gotten some very solid leads in the first half of the season, but now it’s confirmed — here’s who is playing iconic villain Reverse-Flash on The CW’s Flash series.


A ton of Flash info came to light at the annual Television Critics Association's (TCA) winter press tour, including confirmation from Tom Cavanagh that he will be pulling double duty as both Dr. Harrison Wells and Reverse-Flash. His exact quote: “[Wells] is the man in the yellow suit.” It doesn’t get much clearer-cut than that.

But that doesn’t mean the mystery is solved, not by a long shot. For one, though a recent episode did reveal Wells in possession of the villain’s yellow suit, we’ve also seen Wells interact with Reverse-Flash (and take a beating from him), so there’s obviously a lot more going on than meets the eye.

Producer Andrew Kreisberg also addressed the Thawne-sized elephant in the room, noting that Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) will have a connection to the Reverse-Flash. As keen-eyed fans noticed immediately, the character’s name bears a striking resemblance to one of Reverse-Flash’s comic aliases, Eobard Thawne. He told TV Guide:

“His name is not an accident. Eddie’s connection to the Reverse Flash lore is going to pay off big time in the back half of the year.”

Even before the series launched, the producers promised they’d pull no punches in regard to diving head-first into the good stories as soon as possible. After getting everything from Reverse-Flash’s introduction to an epic Arrow crossover in the first half of the season, we can’t wait to see what they have in the works for 2015.

How do you think the lingering Reverse-Flash mystery will play out? Did Wells interact with a future (or past) version of himself? Are there two Reverse-Flashes?

(Via TV Guide)