In season 1 of “The Flash” Barry Allen battled the Reverse Flash and in season 2 he battled Zoom. In season 3 he faced off against Savitar, but next season the game is going to change a little bit, because it’s already been confirmed that the big bad for “The Flash” season 4 will not be a speedster.
Everyone’s been trying to figure out who the villain will be, and there seemed to be a big clue in the season 3 finale. During a scene where Barry and Iris were having a conversation with Savitar, the villain name-dropped another villain named DeVoe, but he quickly realized that Barry had yet to encounter him.
Now TV Line is reporting that Clifford DeVoe, aka The Thinker, will indeed be the big bad for “The Flash” season 4. When asked about the report, reps for the CW had no comment.
Savitar isn’t the only villain who mentioned DeVoe, as his name was also brought up by Abra Kadabra when he appeared on the show a few months ago and said, “There’s Thawne, Zoom, DeVoe… but none of them hurt you like Savitar.”
Casting is now said to be underway for a 40 something actor to fill the role.
“The Flash” will return in the fall.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever.
With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).