'The Flash' Star Tom Cavanagh Reveals Harrison Wells Is the Reverse Flash
It's a big day for fans of The Flash: the CW series was renewed for the fall on Sunday, and actor Tom Cavanagh, who plays Harrison Wells on the show, said in an interview on Sunday of his character: "He’s the man in the yellow suit. Yes, I am Reverse Flash." The big reveal came at the CW’s “Heroes and Villains of Arrow and The Flash” panel at the Television Critics Association’s winter TV previews.
So there you have it! The identity of the Reverse Flash has been hotly debated since the premiere episode, when viewers saw a scene of a man in a yellow suit (a reverse Flash suit), killing Barry Allen aka the Flash's mother. The identity of Harrison Wells has been murky since the beginning; Bustle's Keertana Sastry correctly theorized that Wells, who is not a character from the original source material, COULD be the Reverse Flash (or Professor Zoom). Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg, however, refuses to refute the popular fan theory that Eddie Thwanye is the Reverse-Flash; he said during the panel of the scene of Barry's mother's murder: "We’re going to see what happened that night from the Reverse Flash’s point of view. I didn’t say it was from Wells’ point of view, I said it was from the Reverse Flash’s point of view."
What does that mean?! It's difficult to say — if Cavanagh has confirmed that he IS Reverse Flash, perhaps there are more out there, or maybe Harrison Wells' identity is more closely or complexly related to Eddie Thwayne's. Either way, this new reveal almost creates more questions than it answers, but it will definitely get fans excited and ready for the March 17 return of the series.