A surprising addition has been made to the midseason premiere of The Flash, as it has been revealed today that Battlestar Galactica alum Aaron Douglas will play The Turtle, a relatively little known DC Comics villain.
There have been a couple of different versions over the years, and the first was introduced as a foe to the Jay Garrick version of The Flash in the 1940s. A later iteration targeted Barry Allen and developed devices which could slow down the Fastest Man Alive. The small screen Turtle sounds like a combination of both, as he’ll be a metahuman who can actually slow down time itself.
Here’s what The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed about this addition to the series:
“In a surprisingly funny twist, Cisco [Carlos Valdes] has actually been hunting The Turtle the entire series. To Barry’s surprise, everybody knows about Cisco’s hunt for the great white whale, which is The Turtle; he’s the only one who didn’t know about it. We love the idea that there was a villain out there that they knew about, but they just haven’t bothered to tell the audience about yet. All Barry wants to do is get faster, because if he can get faster, he can take on Zoom. He’s going up against a villain who is literally slowing him down. This is one of our best episodes coming back that we’ve ever done. It feels big and emotional.”
The Turtle may have a lame name, but he does sound like a fun foe for the Scarlet Speedster and we’re definitely excited to see him in action when The Flash returns to The CW one week from today.
Source: Entertainment Weekly