Tony Todd To Voice Zoom on The Flash

We are already kicking off the new week with some big casting news for CW’s The Flash as Variety just broke the news that Tony Todd (Candyman) will be voicing Barry’s new big bad, but whether or not he will be the man we see under the mask, remains to be seen. He will be making his debut in the second episode of the season, titled “Flash of Two Worlds”, that will be recognizable to long-time Flash fans out there. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said this to Variety in describing the casting of Todd and what Zoom will be like in the second season of The Flash:

“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. 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. 

For us, the best villains are the ones who don’t have megalomaniacal ‘I want to rule the world’ motivations. Last year, the Reverse-Flash had a very simple goal which was, ‘I just want to go home, and if people need to die or cities need to get wasted for me to get that, so be it.’ And Zoom has a very similar, personal goal this season… simple and easy to understand, and very primal. And just as with Wells last year, Zoom doesn’t care who gets hurt or what gets destroyed in the service of him getting his goal.”

If you want more information about what to expect of Zoom in season two, please head over to Variety’s original report.

The Flash kicks off its second season on Tuesday October 6, 8/7c on The CW!