The Flash: Tony Curran will be Despero

The Flash: Tony Curran will be Despero

The Flash

The new season of CW's The Flash will arrive in the Fall, with the premise that in the first five installments we will see a new crossover event unfold with the other Arrowverse series, Armageddon. For the occasion, actor Tony Currant will join the cast of the series as comic book Justice League villain Despero.

The Flash: Tony Curran will be Despero

According to Deadline, Tony Currant will play Despero in the new season of The Flash. In his comic version, Despero is a tyrannical ruler of the planet Kalanor, a character of great intellect and immeasurable strength, as well as being equipped with a third eye placed on his forehead that gives him skills such as telepathy, mind control and telekinesis. According to some anticipations, in the CW series the alien will come to Earth to carry out a mission that will put him against the Flash / Barry Allen and his companions.

In the comics, the efforts of the entire Justice have been requested several times League to annihilate Despero, which would then result in the appearance of several Arrowverse characters in the TV series. He has already appeared in the Justice League animated series, voiced by Keith David.

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Tony Currant is not at all new to working on projects based on comics: he has already appeared in the second Blade film of 2002 and in the Netflix series on Daredevil. Most recently, he also starred alongside Brian Cranston in Showtime's Your Honor, and has already been part of the cast of series such as Ray Donovan, Netflix's Outlaw King and Sons of Anarchy.

As mentioned before, the new season of The Flash, broadcast starting from November 16th, will open with the Armageddon event in which we will see other characters from the shared universe created by CW: Batwoman (Javicia Leslie), The Atom (Brandon Routh), Black Lightning (Cress Williams) and Mia Queen (Kat McNamara) have already been confirmed. In Armageddon we will also see Tom Cavanagh and Neal McDonough return respectively in the roles of Eobard Thawn and Damien Darhk. After Crisis on Infinite Earths and the closure of Arrow, The Flash has become the longest running series of any series produced by CW, and it is quite likely that it will also become the pilot series of all upcoming events.

‘The Flash’: Will Season 8 Be the Show’s Final Season?

With a whopping 7 seasons out so far, CW’s The Flash has undoubtedly enjoyed a healthy tenure on the small screen. The DC comics-inspired hit series takes us through the story of its protagonist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who gained super-fast speed after being hit by a bolt of lightning.

Through the show, we get to see the character evolve from when he took his first baby steps (more like super-fast baby sprints) into the powerful force of good that he is now. We see his adventures battling meta-humans and other speedsters, ever stretching his limits to ultimately become “The fastest man alive.”

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(L-R) Danielle Panabaker, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Grant Gustin, and Tom Cavanagh of ‘The Flash’ | Smallz+Raskind/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via Getty Images

Now, after a successful 7th season, the network renewed the show for an eight-season, which is set to debut in its 2021 fall schedule. However, this isn’t exactly reassuring for fans. Many suspect that it might be the final season of the beloved show. And here’s why.

Why some think ‘The Flash’ season 8 could be the last

Part of the reason behind the speculation is that 2 major players, Carlos Caldes, who played Vibe, and Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, already left the show last year. Even more worrying is that Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen, has currently only signed for one more season. The good thing, however, is that this doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the show. Gustin could just as easily be signed for another season after season 8.

On the same note, many feel like the story’s narrative is approaching a natural end. You can compare it to its brother show in the arrow verse, Arrow, which also ended after eight seasons. In fact, after this 8th season, The Flash might just surpass Arrow as the longest-running show in the Arrowverse, which released 170 episodes in its time.

But then again, this doesn’t mean that The Flash has to follow in Arrow’s footsteps. The two shows are different in their own right, and as such, there might still be room for more adventures in The Flash.

Still, despite all the allegations and commentary by fans online, there have been no official reports released by CW of the show ending in season eight.

Will ‘The Flash’ season 8 be in the final season?

As it stands, it is uncertain whether The Flash will go beyond the 8th season. However, one thing that is for sure is that the show’s legacy will live on. And this is mainly thanks to the array of speedsters and other amazing heroes the show brought into the scene.

For instance, Screen Rant suggests the show might come back as a spinoff set in a different period, like the glimpse of their future lives we saw in the 150th episode of the show. This way, we can catch up with Iris and Barry’s kids, including Bart Allen/Impulse, Barry’s son, a character we’ll see played by Jordan Fisher in season 7.

Alternatively, we can have a show around Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) as Kid Flash. The speedster has always been a fan favorite and would, therefore, easily carry on the mantle if called upon.

What to expect from ‘The Flash’ season 8 and its release

In its return, the show will be bringing back all the original cast, including Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker (Killer Frost), Candice Patton(Iris West), and Jesse L. Martin (Joe West). As per AV Club, all of them signed on to season 8, ahead of season 7’s last episodes. We are yet to see if some new characters will join the main cast or those who played a smaller role will be promoted.

About the storyline, Newsweek claims that The Flash season 8 is set to begin with a special 5 episode crossover event, in which heroes from other shows in the arrow verse would appear. This includes Cress Williams as Black Lightning, who revealed that discussions had been made surrounding his character paying Central City a visit.

According to the show’s showrunner, Eric Wallace, it is unclear at the moment if season eight of the flash would be the last one, especially since it relies on Gustin and other actors signing on. In an EW interview, he admitted that the writers’ main focus, at the moment, was to make the best show they could.

In a conversation with Deadline, Wallace said that the villains in the upcoming season would be horror/supernatural inclined. The season will also tackle Iris’ strange sickness. More details are likely to be revealed in the DC FanDome, which will happen a month before the season premiers on November 16th.

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