Why The Flash Isn’t Using Speedster Villains Right Now


“The Flash” returned for season 4 this week, and the new season is going to be quite different compared to its predecessors. Season 4 is set to feature a lighter tone, and this will be the first time that a speedster won’t be positioned as the big bad of the season.

For three seasons in a row Team Flash faced off against a powerful speedster, and during a recent interview with Comicbook.com executive producer Todd Helbing said that they didn’t want the series to become entirely about a battle over who’s faster between the hero and the villain.

“I think having Zoom and then followed up by Savitar, you know, I can understand that feeling,” he explained. “It’s because trying to reinvent, you know, like a new power for an evil speedster or what they can do … Like we can’t have it just who’s faster for the entirety of a series.”

However, fans of the speedster villains will be happy to know that they won’t be gone forever. Helbing noted that Reverse Flash is one of his favorite villains and he would love for him to return to the show, and having speedsters as part of the mythology is something that will never change.

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