Tony Todd has signed on to voice the villain Zoom in the upcoming season of The Flash, joining a cast that has already proved to be diverse. He will make his first appearance in the second episode.
The Flash‘s executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg told Variety,
“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.”
It will be a while before we find out who is beneath the mask, but that should be interesting.
What will be certain is that Tony Todd will be bring a good performance. He has been in over 100 films and television shows. He is no stranger to voice work, as he voiced The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen among other roles.
Season Two of The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 8/7c on The CW.