Jay Garrick is a speedster and the original super-hero known as The Flash. He was a Golden Age character who first appeared during World War II as a member of the Justice Society of America and the All-Star Squadron. His earliest adventures in Keystone City took place on Earth-Two, although he was introduced into mainstream continuity during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Garrick's career inspired his successor, Barry Allen to become the second Flash. They teamed up on many occasions, along with Kid Flash and other members of the Flash Family. As one of the oldest surviving super-heroes, he continues to fight against evil and acts as a mentor to the younger generation. You may, even, remember his helmet appearing during the first season's finale which proved to be an excellent easter egg/teaser. If you still can't remember, take a look at this:
This appeared just moments before Eobard Thawne says that this is his cue to go back 'home'. The helmet is the signature headgear of Jay Garrick, the first DC Comics hero to bear the name of ‘The Flash.’ According to The CW, on the show, Garrick is “a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop.”
Who has been cast as Jay Garrick?
Yup! Teddy Sears has been officially cast as Jay Garrick. Sears has played a plethora of characters on a number of TV shows. Most notably as, Richard Patrick Woosley from Raising the Bar and as Dr. Austin Langham on Masters of Sex. “The Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “Having Jay Garrick come onto the show was one of our earliest ideas. It is so exciting, as we rush into season two, that we finally get to bring the Crimson Comet to life. We couldn't imagine anyone more suited to play the original Flash than Teddy.”
And here's a 'Jay Garrick/Zoom' teaser from Comic-Con which you can see by skipping to the 4:16 mark in the video below:
Patty Spivot was the part-time lab assistant to police scientist Barry Allen in the Central City Police Department. One day, she was nearly bathed in experimental chemicals when lightning struck the crime lab, but Barry whisked her to safety at superspeed.
In those days, Patty harbored romantic feelings towards Barry; however, she knew of Barry's obsession with his mother's unsolved case, and so decided to keep her distance until Barry was ready to move on with his life. When Barry became more open, though, he fell in love with Iris West, who would later become his wife. Therefore, she decided to remain just friends with him.
She later became the police department's full-time forensic blood analyst. However, in the show's adaptation, Spivot will be cast as Det. Joe's new partner after Eddie's demise.
Who has been cast as Patty Spivot?
YES! That's right. It's Shantel Vansanten. Vansanten is most popular for playing Quinn James on One Tree Hill. “We were huge fans of ‘The Messengers’ and are excited to have Shantel join us to help complicate Barry Allen’s love life in season two,” said Kreisberg.
Wally West (New 52):
Wally West is a speedster, the original superhero known as Kid Flash and the third character known as The Flash. His mentor was the second Flash, Barry Allen, who took him on as a side-kick after accidentally duplicating an experiment that had given him powers. Iris West, his aunt, is married to Barry.
Who has been cast as Wally West?
That is Keiyan Lonsdale! Yup! He is set to play the New-52 version of the Flash and will first be portrayed as Kid Flash and will most likely take Barry up as a mentor. The way he gains his powers is unknown, for now, but the creators of The Flash may stick with his comic book origins as a speedster. Lonsdale is most commonly recognized as Uriah from the Divergent Series: Insurgent.
In the comics, two speedsters have used the persona of Zoom. Eobard Thawne is one of them, but seeing as he was already presented as the villain of season 2, that leaves us with Hunter Zolomon. Hunter Zolomon is Zoom, a speedster super-villain and enemy to the Flash who became the third Reverse-Flash. Originally working as a metahuman profiler for the KCPD, he was crippled by Gorilla Grodd and gained powers through an accident with the Cosmic Treadmill. He is an enemy of Wally West's Flash. However, Zoom looks nothing like his comic book counter-part in the TV show.
Who has been cast as Zoom?
No casting details have been announced for the part of Zoom but the voice of Zoom has been played by Tony Todd. Todd has played many villainous roles, the most memorable being Candyman. So far, the TV show has given us many glimpses at Zoom's costume and it looks similar to that of the Black Flash's. If you haven't seen him yet, here you go: