Matt Letscher is pulling double duty this TV season. Aside from reprising his role as the Reverse-Flash in Season 3 of “The Flash,” Letscher is also playing the same character in Season 2 of “Legends of Tomorrow.”
In an interview with TheWrap, the 46-year-old actor opened up about playing the villainous speedster role on both CW series simultaneously.
“It’s been interesting because they’re two very different shows,” Letscher said of filming both shows at the same time. “While they’re both ostensibly about people with superpowers and time travelers, ‘The Flash’ is still a very kind of intimate show. It’s a smaller show, it’s almost a family show. Whereas ‘Legends’ is this huge, expansive time-traveling, chaotic, vibrant show with a much larger cast and lots of things to take care of over the course of several timelines. It’s just much more complicated. It’s kind of fun to go back and forth, as this same guy.”
Letscher’s Reverse-Flash will appear in the Season 3 premiere of “The Flash.” Although the baddie’s relationship with Barry (Grant Gustin) remains antagonistic in the new installment, it seems that the Scarlet Speedster has no other choice but to ask help from his nemesis in order to fix the timeline he messed up at the end of the Season 2 finale.
“I can say that he’s definitely central to the overall problem, and that Barry needs him,” Letscher teased to TVLine last July when asked about his character’s role in Season 3 of “The Flash.”
Meanwhile, on “Legends of Tomorrow,” Letscher’s Reverse-Flash will be introduced as one of the four characters that make up the new supervillain group, Legion of Doom. The three other members of Legion of Doom are Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough).
Two weeks ago, Letscher shared a couple of photos of himself wearing what appears to be his new Reverse-Flash costume on the set of “Legends of Tomorrow.” See the the pics below.
Aside from “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” Letscher’s Reverse-Flash might also show up on “Arrow” and “Supergirl,” as the actor confirmed to TheWrap that he’s part of the highly anticipated four-way crossover between all CW’s DC Comics TV shows.
“The Flash” Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 4, while “Legends of Tomorrow” Season 2 starts airing on Thursday, Oct. 13. Both shows air at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.