Throughout the past couple of weeks, we have received a lot of news revolving around the third season of The Flash such as casting announcements. Probably the biggest casting announcement for The Flash Season 3 is the casting of Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise.
He is not a character from the comics but an original character for the show. However, we do know that on the show, he will be a CSI assistant at the Central City Police Department, alongside Barry Allen. He will be a suspicious character trying to find out the secrets that Barry is hiding (which is obviously his secret identity as the Flash) while holding some deep secrets about himself.
That is all we have learned about Felton’s character. While Felton has played villainous characters in the past and that his role on The Flash does appear rather duplicitous, it does not mean he will be a villain. Of course, the character becoming a villain is a possibility, but it is not certain. However, there is one rogue of the Flash’s that many fans are hankering to see Julian Dorn evolve into and become the main antagonist of the third season.
Tom Felton as Godspeed
– a brand new villain who is currently being introduced in DC Rebirth. In the first and latest issue of The Flash (which is apart of DC Rebirth), Barry works with a CSI assistant who gets struck by lighting and while it is not official, it is safe to say the CSI assistant, August Heart, becomes Godspeed.
The Flash #2 comes out July 13 and the description confirms that August Heart does indeed become a speedster. Whether or not he transforms into Godspeed or not is hidden, but it is pretty obvious.
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Two: In issue #2, The Flash trains novice speedster August Heart to help protect the people of Central City from the Black Hole, a new breed of rogue with a deadly agenda for the Fastest Men Alive. -DC Comics
August Heart getting struck by lightning is the latest thing to happen in the Flash Rebirth run. Therefore, we haven’t even seen Godspeed yet besides in some brief flashes that Wally West received. We have learned nothing about Godspeed’s character at all yet fans desperately want him to appear on The Flash. Why is that?
Why Do Fans Want Godspeed?
The fact that fans want Godspeed to appear on The Flash is ludicrous to me. First of all, the past two seasons had a speedster as their main antagonist. Many fans complained about how familiar Zoom felt to the Reverse Flash. Given that, why do fans want another speedster? Do they really know what they want? It is like on Arrow when everyone complained about the Black Canary but when she kicked the bucket, fans were outraged and petitioned to get her back.
In reality, the show did the best they could to differentiate the characters making the costume, voices, colors, and overall appearance very disparate. When it comes down to it, they are both speedsters who were faster than the Flash and Barry had to train harder to defeat them. Let’s not forget the fact that the identities of both of the speedsters turned out to be Barry’s mentors trying to get him to run faster. Therefore, a speedster villain for the third time in a row isn’t going to be any sort of charm.
Putting that aside, why else would fans want Godspeed to appear on the show? Is it because he looks cool? It has to be because we don’t know anything about him. Don’t get me wrong- I bet Godspeed will turn out to be a fantastic villain. DC Rebirth has been a superb run so far and has not disappointed me in the slightest. However, it is just to early to tell anything about Godspeed. If you are one of the fans who are praying for the show to add Godspeed onto the show, don’t keep your hopes very high.
Why Godspeed Won’t Be on ‘The Flash’
I’m not just saying that I don’t want Godspeed on The Flash– I’m saying he’s not going to be on The Flash. While Tom Felton’s character seems very similar to August Heart in the comics, it would be almost impossible to include Godspeed on The Flash. Godspeed is a brand new villain and by the time October comes around (the series premiere of The Flash), only 4 or 5 issues of The Flash comic book series will be released. There’s a chance that Godspeed still has not been introduced yet. If he has been, we have not seen much of him and his arc will not have been finished.
For Godspeed to be put onto a TV show, there would have to be more source material than one incomplete comic book run. Godspeed is too new of a character to be placed into a TV show. The producers of The Flash and the writers of the comic book series have very little to nothing to do with each other. Therefore, the producers of The Flash would know as much about Godspeed as we do. All in all, the character of Godspeed is still in development and putting him on a TV show is extremely improbable.
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