A report from earlier today concerning the possible casting of more rogue villains for the third season of The Flash has been confirmed! We already know that the upcoming season of The Flash will deal heavily with the Flashpoint story arc, and the Comic-Con 2016 trailer teased at least 2 main villains, one being a speedster, the other being a human.
However, today’s casting call suggested that even more baddies from the scarlet speedsters comic book history will appear this season including Mirror Master, Top and a third which may or may not be Rose and Thorn.
According to CBR, Grey Damon has been cast as Mirror Master and will appear in the fourth episode of the season, most likely in late October or early November. Damon is known for his supporting role of Detective Brian Shafe on NBC’s Aquarius and as Grayson Montrose on The CW’s short-lived alien fantasy drama, Star-Crossed.
There were two different versions of Mirror Master in The Flash comics, but The CW has decided to use the original, Sam Scudder. He first appeared in 1959 as a predominant Rogue character created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino.
Read the official character description from WBTV below:
“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.”
Mirror Master has a rather interesting set of superpowers and abilities all involving reflections and, of course, mirrors. In the comics, Sam Scudder started out as your basic run-of-the-mill convict, but was always fascinated by reflections. After stumbling into a hall of mirrors and experimenting aplenty, he learned how to get inside of his own reflection. Using his unique powers, he became Mirror Master, a frequent foe of Barry Allen. Scudder uses mirrors to hypnotize, become invisible, create holograms and physical transformations and finally to communications with and travel to other dimensions.
Season 3 of The Flash promises to be a great one, especially by adding more classic comic book villains and exploring the popular Flashpoint storyline. However, translating Mirror Master onto the small screen might be a difficult task for the special effects department, considering he’s constantly jumping in and out of mirrors. Barry will probably have a hard time catching him as well, unless he goes around Central City smashing all of the mirrors.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.