CW’s “The Flash” only has one season under its belt so far and already it has amassed a wonderful rogues gallery. From Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) to The Trickster (Mark Hamill) to Weather Wizard (Liam McIntyre) to Gorilla Grodd, Central City is practically crawling with supervillains for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and his cohorts to take on. They now have at least one more. It has been confirmed (via ComicBook.com) that former WWE superstar Adam “Edge” Copeland has been cast as the villain Atom-Smasher for the series’ second season.
The fiend is set to appear in the season premiere, which is currently shooting, and Copeland will indeed sport the classic Atom-Smasher costume, mask and all. In the comics, Atom-Smasher was actually a hero, but given the introduction of Earth-2 this season, it stands to reason that we are seeing an evil version of the character who comes from an alternate timeline.
“One of the most powerful enemies we encounter this season, Atom Smasher has come to Central City to kill The Flash. His incredible strength and ability to grow to enormous size makes him more than a match for Flash and the entire S.T.A.R. Labs team will have to come together to find a way to defeat him.”
Will we eventually see Copeland play a heroic version of the character as well? Only time will tell, but the producers love playing around with such notions and the introduction of multiple timelines affords them the ability get get as crazy as they want with these scenarios.
“The Flash” returns this October on Tuesday nights at 8pm (EST) on The CW.