Tony Todd, the Candyman star, has been cast as Zoom in The Flash Season 2. But surprisingly, he will only be the voice.
He will be introduced in the second episode, "The Flash of Two World" that will probably also introduced Jay Garrick and Earth-Two.
So, the identity of Zoom will remain a mystery for the majority of the season. As Andrew Kreisberg said to 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.”
Looks like Zoom will be a formidable foe for Barry and Team Flash and a way more scary villain:
“The Zoom outfit is much more organic than the Reverse-Flash suit. In a way, it’s hard to tell if it is a suit or alive… There’s no skin showing, for all you know there’s a robot underneath, or dark energy.”
Kreisberg also added that the motivation of Zoom will be simple to understand and very personal. Just like the Reverse-Flash in the first season, he won't care about the people he hurt or killed to fulfill his objective.
According to him, DC readers could be suspicious about Zoom's identity, but they found a "clever way to spin the tale" and hope that this will satisfy both comic book fans and those not familiar with the comics.
The Flash returns for season 2 October 6th on the CW !