At the Television Critics Association press tour today, it has been announced that Wenworth Miller has been cast as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, for The Flash TV series, with Miller first appearing in the fourth episode.
Miller is known for the Resident Evil movies and the Prison Break television series.
Geoff Johns, DC’s Chief Creative Officer and executive producer, also offered the that The Flash will be their most faithful adaptation to date.
“We’ve incorporated almost everything from the mythology into it and added a whole new backstory,” Johns said. “[The Flash] is probably the most faithful DC adaptation ever.”
The bad news for fans that were looking forward to seeing either Stephen Amell or Grant Gustin on the big screen side-by-side Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Batman Vs. Superman or Justice League is that it isn’t going to happen.
Johns told reporters that the DC movie and TV universes “are separate worlds.”
After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.