By: Adam Basciano
We’ve long known that Zoom will torment The Flash in Season 2 of the hit CW TV series. Now we have an actor who will bring the role to life. “The Flash” has tapped “Candyman” star Tony Todd as the voice of DC Comics villain Zoom in season two, Variety has learned exclusively. Zoom will menace titular hero Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) beginning in episode two, “Flash of Two Worlds.” How will this Reverse Flash differ from last seasons version? “Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Variety. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.” Even the costume for the evil doer will look and feel different. “Kreisberg compares Zoom’s appearance to Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man, revealing, “The Zoom outfit is much more organic than the Reverse-Flash suit. In a way, it’s hard to tell if it is a suit or alive… There’s no skin showing, for all you know there’s a robot underneath, or dark energy.” Pardon the pun, but season 2 of The Flash can’t get here fast enough.
On the film side, with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on the horizon, and Suicide Squad finished filming, Wonder Woman is next on Warner Brothers docket. While most of the film will lens in England, “Wonder Woman will eventually shoot scenes in Basilicata, Italy, in addition to the U.K.. The Gal Gadot-starring movie, which is said to take place during World War I, will likely take advantage of Basilicata’s unique and ancient stone structures. To help make the film look great, the studio has hired an award winning cinematographer. “According to Meet The Movie Press, Hoyte Van Hoytema will serve as the director of photography on Wonder Woman. The Dutch-Swedish cinematographer is best known for his work on Academy Award-winning films Interstellar, Her, as well as The Fight, and he just recently wrapped on Spectre.” For those who live in Italy and London hoping to get a glimpse of filming, “Production Weekly has revealed that Wonder Woman will be known as Nightingale during its production.” The film is scheduled to start filming this Fall.
(Sources: Variety, Meet the Movie Press, Yahoo, Production Weekly)