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(WARNING: The following contains extremely mild potential SPOILERS for future episodes of 'The Flash.' Proceed with whatever level of extremely mild caution that suggests to you is wise.)

Now, as a show traditionally bursting at the seams with mysteries, DC and The CW's The Flash has long since worn down the rougher edges of our impatience, with an acceptance of the things we cannot know being an important part of the ride. That being said, there are still a handful of mysteries where it very much remains the not knowing that's gonna get ya, not least the identity of a certain man in the iron mask. Well, from the sounds of it...

We're Going To Find Out The Masked Man's Identity Pretty Darned Soon

Specifically, that masked man right there — the one imprisoned by Zoom on Earth-2, about whom speculation has long since reached fever pitch. Is he a dastardly version of an Earth-1 hero? A good-natured version of an Earth-1 villain? Yet another Jay Garrick, somehow? There are a whole lot of theories, and it would appear that Zoom himself — actor Teddy Sears — already knows exactly which one (if any) is correct.

Y'see, as he recently revealed in an interview with EW, the cast has been filming the season finale, which looks set to bring with it a pretty big masked-man-related reveal. As Sears puts it:

"We reveal it in the finale — I had no clue last week. I didn’t know who the guy was. I didn’t even have a clue. Well, of course, now I know because we’re shooting the finale and we’ll get to that stuff next week. All has been revealed to me."

Which is, y'know, great and all, but doesn't actually get us any closer to working out who the mystery man is — something, it seems, that Sears has absolutely no intention of revealing to anyone:

"I don’t even know what to say because it’s such a fun thing to me being nice and vague and untouched. I can promise that it will be revealed and it will be quite satisfying."

Now that's reassuring to hear — and in the greater scheme of things, it's probably for the best that Sears doesn't just straight up ruin a major plot reveal from the season finale — but even so...

How are we supposed to wait until the end of May to find out who the masked man is?!

Ahem. I mean. It sure does look set to be a long, long wait.

What do you reckon, though?


Can you wait until the end of May to find out who the masked man is?

via EW


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