A couple of actors have been cast as recurring guest characters in The Flash TV series, and two more have been hinted at. Spoilers behind the jump!
“One of the Flash’s most infamous Rogues, Sam Scudder — aka Mirror Master — is a smooth criminal with a huge ego. Upon discovering he now has the power to travel through any reflective surface, Scudder embarks on a massive crime spree to prove himself the greatest thief that Central City has ever seen.”
It’ll be good to see Mirror Master at last, who’s long overdue and one of the most-wanted villains to appear on the show. And his bio is very true to the comics.
And Susan Walters has been cast as Caitlin Snow’s mother, the cold Dr. Carla Tannhauser. Caitlin has hinted at her mother’s unpleasant personality before, so this season we’ll be seeing the two of them interact and undoubtedly clash. Carla is meant to be a recurring character.
And finally, there have been apparent casting calls released for two other characters this season. Actually, there were three casting calls, and one of them (Mirror Master) was just cast, which lends credence to the rumour’s veracity. Besides Mirror Master, here are the two casting calls:
[ROSALIND “ROSA” DILLON] Female, late 20s, open ethnicity. There’s crazy and then there’s crazy… and then there’s Rosa. A wild-eyed whirlwind of a woman, this vexing, unpredictable, mentally unstable criminal has a history of violence and a nasty habit of turning people’s worlds upside down. Open to offer only / cameo ideas as well. RECURRING GUEST STAR
[FRANCIS] Female, 18 or older to play 17, open ethnicity, bright, a good kid, kicked around from foster home to foster home, Francis is now with an abusive foster father, John James, and his submissive wife, Karen. Sick and tired of being hurt, Francis has been having blackouts during which time she becomes her alter-ego, a meta human, who has superhuman strength and a desire for revenge….POSSIBLY RECURRING GUEST STAR (12) Shooting this month.
That’s right, a gender-swapped Top, and a character who might be Magenta or Rose and Thorn. A couple of sites have suggested Francis is actually Rose and Thorn, and she might be, but Magenta also seems likely. For those not familiar with Magenta, her name is Francis/Frances (the spelling varied) Kane and she has two personalities to go with her magnetic powers. She didn’t have superhuman strength, however.
I’m personally not thrilled with the gender-swapped Top concept, if only because I wanted to see Roscoe Dillon on TV and not somebody else, and I’m not enthused by the idea of two mentally ill female villains. There are so few female villains in the Flashverse as it is, and it’s a bit of an overused ‘women are so crazy’ trope.
But what do other people think? Glad to finally see Mirror Master? What about Francis and the gender-swapped Top? Share your thoughts!