The Flash may be heading to the big screen next year in Justice League, but fans in general seem to be way more on board with Barry Allen over on the small screen. CW's The Flash is among the most well loved superhero shows on TV right now, and fans just got another big reason to love the show even more. Tom Felton, who you may know as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series, has just been confirmed as a series regular for season 3 of The Flash.
The casting news came from TV Line, and they revealed that Felton will be playing a character who goes by the name of Julian Dorn. Unless they have renamed the character, it doesn't appear to be anyone significant from the comics, at least for now. The report also confirms that Dorn will be a fellow crime scene investigator at the Central City Police Department. It also looks like Felton will once again be playing a bit of an antagonist role, as his character "suspects there's more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation."
Fans are already very excited heading into season 3 of The Flash, because it will be adapting one of the most popular storylines in the character's history, if not in the history of DC Comics as a whole. It has already been revealed that the season 3 premiere episode will be titled "Flashpoint." Fans of the comics, or those who have seen the very solid 2013 animated feature The Flashpoint Paradox know exactly what that means and how big that is for season 3. For those who may not know much about Flashpoint, here is the official synopsis of the miniseries from DC Comics.
'When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war - but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can't find the villain who altered the time line!"
Spoilers ahead for season 2 of The Flash if you aren't caught up yet. The set up for Flashpoint already seems to be in place, as Barry was able to finally travel back in time at the end of season 2 and save his mom's life from Reverse Flash. Something he wasn't able to do previously. As any fan of comics or sci-fi will tell you, anytime you mess with timelines, there are serious consequences, and that is the crux of the Flashpoint storyline.
As for Tom Felton specifically, it is hard to know exactly how his character is going to fit into the larger story for season 3 of The Flash, but it looks like he is going to be someone for Barry to contend with, as opposed to an ally. Felton has kept busy since leaving the wizarding world of Harry Potter, but he hasn't done a huge amount of high-profile projects since The Deathly Hallows Part 2. The Flash is one of the most talked about, well liked and popular shows on TV right now, so it may not be a blockbuster movie, but it is pretty high profile. The Flash season 3 is set to premiere on October 4 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.