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 donâ€™t think itâ€™s going to be Evil Barry. But I was pitching that idea really early on, like, â€śHow fun would that be, itâ€™d be so cool!â€ť I just selfishly wanted to play the villain. I didnâ€™t even know who it was until last night, actually. I hadnâ€™t asked. I asked way more questions last year. Jesse [L. Martin] likes to know as little as possible and Iâ€™m kind of taking that route this yea, so Iâ€™m surprised when I see the scripts and surprised when I do it. I hadnâ€™t asked who Zoom was. I didnâ€™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 itâ€™s going to evolve and whatâ€™s going to happen. So I do know now. Obviously, Iâ€™m not going to tell you! [Laughs] There are so many twists and turns involved with it and so many charactersâ€™ arcs that are connected to it. I said it about Thawne last year. Even if you think you know, thereâ€™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"Â returns Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm ET on the CW Â starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin.Â