The classic speedster Savitar will be making his live-action debut in the third season of “The Flash.” Created in 1995’s “The Flash” (Vol. 2)” #108 by Mark Waid and Oscar Jimenez, the villain was central in the fan-favorite “Dead Heat” arc, and went on to appear in Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver’s “Flash: Rebirth.”
According to Deadline, Savitar will battle Barry Allen at some point in the show’s third season. The casting for Savitar has yet to be announced.
In the comics, Savitar was a Cold War-era pilot from a third-world nation whose plane was struck by lightning, giving him super-speed and a strong connection to the Speed Force. Naming himself after Savitr, the Hindu god of motion, the character studied elements of the Speed Force that were unknown to other speedsters at the time, eventually forming his own cult. Savitar developed the ability to create a force field, regenerate and transfer speed to other objects and people.
“The Flash” returns Tuesday, October 4 at 8pm ET on the CW.
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