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Is Zoom An Evil Barry Allen Flash? Grant Gustin Comments

Matt McGloin
Posted: 01/17/2016 - 21:51


Similar to the first season, the second season of The Flash features an enigmatic villain whose true identity is yet to be revealed with Zoom.

There are a lot of theories out there, with some fans thinking Zoom might be the Earth-2 version of Barry Allen.

IGN caught up with Grant Gustin and directly asked if he is Zoom. Gustin doesn't specifically state no - and of couse he isn't going to reveal the answer - but here is Gustin's response:

I don’t think it’s going to be Evil Barry. But I was pitching that idea really early on, like, “How fun would that be, it’d be so cool!” I just selfishly wanted to play the villain. I didn’t even know who it was until last night, actually. I hadn’t asked. I asked way more questions last year. Jesse [L. Martin] likes to know as little as possible and I’m kind of taking that route this yea, so I’m surprised when I see the scripts and surprised when I do it. I hadn’t asked who Zoom was. I didn’t want to know, but [Greg] Berlanti called me last night to catch up and talk about the episodes and that came up and he broke down that whole story for me and how it’s going to evolve and what’s going to happen. So I do know now. Obviously, I’m not going to tell you! [Laughs] There are so many twists and turns involved with it and so many characters’ arcs that are connected to it. I said it about Thawne last year. Even if you think you know, there’s going to be some part of it that no one is going to guess exactly what the reveal is.

Regarding my thoughts on the identity of Zoom, I'll just say I think it's a former speedster and leave it at that...

"The Flash" returns Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm ET on the CW  starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin.