Today we have another casting announcement for The Flash Season 2. The CW has cast Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) as the voice of Zoom, who will first appear in S2, episode 2, “The Flash of Two Worlds.”
“Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different,” the show’s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Variety. “Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.
“The Zoom outfit is much more organic than the Reverse-Flash suit. In a way, it’s hard to tell if it is a suit or alive… There’s no skin showing, for all you know there’s a robot underneath, or dark energy.”ck.
The Flash Season 2 premieres on the CW on Wednesday, October 6.