Rumor of the Day: Classic DC villain + Justice Leaguer set to join CW's Flash

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Dec 27, 2013, 6:22 PM EST

Some rumors are starting to trickle out about what we’ll see in The CW’s upcoming Flash spinoff, and it sounds like it’ll be anchored by some familiar faces from DC lore.

The fan site Bludhaven Banter is reporting that supervillain Professor Zoom and sometime Justice League member Vibe will have major roles in the series. Of course, with the series being a bit more grounded a la Arrow, it’ll be interesting to see how they handle the more fantastical angles.

The report notes that we’ll meet Detective Eddie Thawne, “which sounds a lot like Eobard Thawne, the name of Professor Zoom,” in the series. Considering the fact that super-fast Professor Zoom (aka Reverse Flash) is the Flash’s archnemesis, it’s not much of a stretch to think he’ll show up in some capacity. But how will Thawne get his powers? The same explosion that supercharged Barry Allen?

There are also rumblings that mid-tier DC hero Vibe will show up in a major role, though the source says it’s doubtful he’ll have his sonic-vibration abilities. Vibe has been bouncing around DC comics since the mid-1980s, and he played a major role in the Justice League for a while. But on Flash he’ll be going by his alter ego, Francisco "Paco" Ramon.

It’s been a blast to watch how Arrow has walked the tightrope to adapt Green Arrow’s comic lore for the small screen, and we can’t wait to see how the producers handle The Flash. Here’s hoping this thing doesn’t take a turn for the cheesy and revert back to Smallville 2.0 (in a bad way).

What do you think? Will these characters show up? Who do you want to see?


(Via Bludhaven Banter)