The Flash’s Greg Berlanti Clears Up Savitar Reports
DISCLAIMER: This article features some big spoilers for a character that will be in Season 3 of The Flash – you have officially been warned.
Earlier today, reports were going around that actor Todd Lasence (The Vampire Diaries, Spartacus) who had been spotted on the set of The Flash in a dark evil speedster costume last month, was in fact Savitar, one of the new big bads of the season. We had seen this new speedster in The Flash Season 3 trailer go up against Wally West a.k.a. Kid Flash, making it seem like that Lasence was Savitar.
However, executive producer and show-runner Greg Berlanti cleared up those reports on Twitter as no actor has been cast for Savitar as of this moment and the speedster that we see in the Season 3 trailer is NOT Savitar after all.
For all those tweeting me or elsewhere. We have NOT cast Savitar. Those reports are incorrect. #theflash
At the TCA Summer Press Tour, it was confirmed that Savitar was that speedster who will be one of the two big bads this season, but no further details were given, other than the impression that the mystery speedster in the trailer, was Savitar. Looks like fans will have to wait longer to unravel the mystery that is Savitar!
“Blinded by anger, Barry unwittingly plays into Zoom’s game and uncovers the evil speedster’s true goal: to destroy all Earths in the multiverse. In the race of his life, Barry ultimately gets the upper hand against Zoom and defeats his nemesis. But unable to celebrate victory, Barry makes a world-shaking decision and speeds back in time to the night his mother died to stop Reverse Flash from killing her, irrevocably changing his past and redetermining his future.”
The Flash Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, October 4 at 8/7c on The CW.