'The Flash' Spoilers, Cast News: Actor Tom Cavanagh's Character, Harrison Wells, is Reverse Flash

Jamie LeslieJan 15, 2015 02:19 PM EST
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Unless viewers of the show haven't picked it up yet, actor Tom Cavanagh's character, Harrison Wells, has been confirmed to be The Flash's arch nemesis, The Reverse Flash, in the CW network series.

"He's the man in the yellow suit. Yes, I am Reverse Flash," Cavanagh stated on The CW's 'The Heroes and Villains of Arrow and The Flash' panel at the Television Critics Association.

The statement may serve in answering one question for fans, but raises a multitude of others.

In the show's pilot, the Reverse Flash is seen killing Barry's mother and framing his father for it. Harrison Wells, as we've seen so far, has only been trying to help The Flash develop his powers and reach his "full potential."

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg stated that we'll see the murder of Barry Allen's mother from the point of view of Reverse Flash in the 17th episode.

"I didn't say it was from Wells' point of view, I said it was from the Reverse Flash's point of view," Kreisberg said.

Evidently, this confirms the existence of multiple Reverse Flashes. This idea is shared by the comic books in that there are multiple versions of the villain that The Flash encounters.

It is safe to assume at this point that the television series is loosely adapted from the comic book, but will follow the same trend.

Character Eddy Thawne was suspected by many to be the actual Reverse Flash because his name syncs with the comic book. On that note, Kreisberg affirmed Eddy's connection.

"Eddie's connection to the Reverse Flash lore is going to pay off big time in the back half of the year."

Rumors of time travel have all circulated on the issue of the Reverse Flash. Cavanagh teases the big reveal with his comment:

"When we get into that moment and really start parsing through details of what that moment is, it's going to be very gratifying to the audience. It's got deeper levels. There's so much more to it."

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