*Spoilers for the Flash season 2 finale follow!
It could have been easy for the speedster trope to slow down the Flash season 2, but with Teddy Sears brilliant and maniacal performance as Zoom that never happened. While viewers where happy to see the Zoom story line in season 2 reach an epic conclusion, many like myself hoped it would not be the last we see of the classic Flash rogue on the show, nor the last of Teddy Sears. Now fans can catch their breathe because according to a CW higher up you probably have not seen the last of Zoom.
Flash executive producer: Andrew Kreisberg confirmed in a recent interview with entertainment weekly that you can expect to see Sears back in the villainous role, but not in season 3, and with a different twist. According to Kreisberg there are loose plans to bring Sears back as the black racer, which was hinted at in the season 2 finale as you see the demise of Zoom at the hands of the time wraiths.
While my initial excitement to this vague news was to just know that Sears will be back as Zoom in some way, the CW elaboration that he may evolve into the black racer opens bigger realms of excitement. The black racer is an omega level character that was created by Jack “The King” Kirby in 1971 as part of the New Gods and usually comes as a compliment to characters like Darkseid, the Anti-Monitor, and Metron, and Darkseid.
Could it be possible that my geeks world wide colleague and EIC: Casey Walsh‘sDC Entertainment hypothesis is right, and we are seeing the first bridges being drawn between the DC film and TV universe leading to a climatic finale combining these universes in battle involving the New Gods? Probably not, but if Geoff Johns as the new DCEU chief creative officer is, you are talking about one of the greatest twist in the history of geekdom if it could come to fruition.
Would you like to see the Black Racer somehow connect the DCEU film’s and television show’s? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet me @thereelbradbell and let us know your thoughts!