It would appear that “Ant-Man” and “Gotham” actor David Dastmalchian will appear in an upcoming episode of the CW superhero series “The Flash.” Dastmalchian was seen on set filming in Vancouver last week, as reported by the UK’s Daily Mail. Images of the actor surfaced during an outdoor stunt sequence with the superheroes Flash, Gypsy, Vibe, and Kid Flash.
[PICTURES] Grant filming The Flash (2/2). pic.twitter.com/Wl6c6pW97E
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We reported on this sequence last week when Grant Gustin’s stunt double was seen fighting an unknown, white-haired villain — most likely Dastmalchian’s stunt double. Those set photos also revealed that Kevin Smith was on set, although it has not been confirmed if he’s directing the episode or was just visiting.
As for Dastmalchian’s role in “The Flash,” he is being pursued by Gypsy, so he may be from another Earth; his costume is all black and his hair is a striking shade of white. Dastmalchian prepared for his role by reading the recent “The Flash: Rebirth” #15, specifically the variant cover with Weather Wizard.
“The Flash: Rebirth” #15 was part of a two-issue story subtitled “Rogues Reloaded.” The story featured an elaborate jewel heist in Corto Maltese by the Weather Wizard, Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Heat Wave, Golden Glider, and the Trickster. The heist in Corto Maltese turns out to be a distraction so the Rogues can actually steal items from Central City. If this story line is reflected at all in the episode, perhaps it will have something to do with Joe West’s honor at City Hall or the closing of the S.T.A.R. Labs museum.
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Dastmalchian’s most recent turn in the DC TV universe was on Fox’s “Gotham” as the morgue night manager Dwight Pollard. Pollard was obsessed with Jerome Valeska and was a strong champion of resurrecting the proto-Joker Jerome. Dastmalchian is also no stranger to the Marvel universe, as he starred alongside Paul Rudd and Michael Pena in “Ant-Man.” Dastmalchian can next be seen in “The Belko Experiment,” the newest film from “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn.
Starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, “The Flash” airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.
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