Tony Curran as Despero
A Justice League-level team-up like this deserves a JLA-level baddie. For “Armageddon,” that’s Despero, a supervillain who made his debut within the very first difficulty of Justice League of America in 1960. An alien conqueror from the faraway planet of Kalanor, Despero was created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky as a villain who not solely possessed the bodily would possibly to problem DC’s biggest heroes but in addition thoughts powers to go together with it. On prime of thoughts management, the flexibility to govern actuality, telekinesis, and telepathy, Despero has superhuman power and pace, and may even alter his personal measurement to turn out to be a large kaiju-like monster. He’s precisely the kind of well-rounded villain crucial for a Justice League story, an enormous unhealthy nobody hero can tackle alone.
We already knew Despero would lead “Armageddon” however till now we hadn’t seen what Tony Curran (Doctor Who) would seem like within the position. As you’ll be able to see from the stills beneath, The CW has envisioned a Despero who’s a lot much less alien than the one within the comics, even ditching the villain’s third eye within the course of. At least he’s type of maintaining the mohawk.
“That’s actually the scene where we really learn about Despero’s alien origins, which is what makes that scene so fascinating to me,” The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace advised EW of the photographs above. “[Curran] has a big speech in that scene. No spoilers, [but] it’s a very intense moment in his relationship with the Flash. You’ll see throughout the episodes how Despero tests Flash in various ways. This is one of those moments. That’s what makes it so pivotal. I think the audience is going to learn something new about Despero that they never knew, because we do have our own take on the [DC] mythology for the character.”
Wallace warned followers that they shouldn’t bounce to conclusions relating to Despero’s look, teasing that “Your eyes can sometimes deceive you.” Is this Despero’s means to create illusions coming into play? Is he hiding what he really seems prefer to mix in with humanity?
Judging from different spoiler-y set photographs which have leaked on-line, Despero’s final alien kind may not be the one massive twist of “Armageddon.”
Barry Allen as Reverse-Flash?!
It seems like Cavanagh’s Eobard Thawne received’t be the one Reverse-Flash working round within the crossover occasion. The Scarlet Speedster’s arch-nemesis will probably be joined by…Barry Allen?!