I think most of us expected that there was going to be a big surprising twist involving Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and the Reverse Flash on The CW's The Flash. I've read a few theories online, but according to Grant Gustin (Barry Allen), none of the theories out there are correct.
Even though that is Cavanagh wearing the Reverse Flash, costume I refuse to believe that he is going to end up being a villain. While talking to CBR, Gustin confirmed that there's going to be a big twist we don't see coming.
“Yes. There's a twist with Harrison Wells and the Reverse-Flash storyline that no journalist has guessed — I've never seen it online. It's going to I think really surprise everyone. And it's an original twist to the character that doesn't mess up the mythology.”
He also says the twist isn't something you'll be able to figure out by reading past comic books. That tells us that the series is going to venture into unexplored territory, which is fantastic! Who knows, maybe the big twist is that he really is the villain.
I love it when these shows get inventive and deliver something the fans aren't expecting. He also talks about working with Mark Hamill, who is reprising his role as The Trickster from the original Flash series:
“It was amazing! It really was. It really was. Everyone grew up watching Star Wars. Everyone. Yes, I grew up watching Star Wars. It was surreal to meet Mark Hamill. He was amazing. He was so excited about being a part of this. He really busted his ass. No part of him just showed up and phoned it in. He delivered a really interesting character. And he's so humble and grounded and easy to talk to.”
The Flash returns on March 17th, and I can't wait to see how the rest of the season plays out. If you have a theory about the Reverse Flash twist, let us know in the comments!