Clancy Brown is known for his voice work in a number of animated shows and movies, particularly in DC related projects. He’s best known for playing Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe and a handful of direct-to-DVD films, and in various other series’, he has voiced the likes of Mr. Freeze, King Faraday and Trident. Brown even voiced the forgettable Parallax in 2011’s live action Green Lantern film. And now, the actor with many connections to the DC Universe is making his debut in the Arrowverse.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brown has been cast as General Wade Eiling in the highly anticipated series The Flash. He will first appear in the fifth episode. Called a “pivotal” recurring role, this version of The General is described as “the head of a black ops army team pursuing Plastique (Kelly Frye) in the hopes of using her as a human weapon. Described as a tall and imposing man, with “a face carved from years of duty,” Eiling is fanatically intent on protecting American interests around the world and may have ties to a central Flash character.” Eiling has most famously been featured in Justice League Unlimited, where he was voiced by JK Simmons. The Flash marks the character’s live action debut.
In other Flash news, we have casting news that further ties it into Arrow. According to TV Line, Robert Knepper’s William Tockman – aka the Clock King – will return in the seventh episode of the series. The character was previously featured in Episode 14 of Arrow‘s second season, and despite it being his only episode, he was arguably one of the season’s most memorable villains. But he won’t be alone in this episode of The Flash. According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, Barry Allen will be “fighting both a new enemy and one of our scariest and most successful Arrow villains in The Clock King.” No word on who this second villain is. Interestingly, this episode is the one right before the first part of the Arrow/The Flash crossover event, which is titled “Flash vs. Arrow.” Perhaps Team Arrow will wind up in Central City in pursuit of the Clock King?
Stay tuned for more news as we have it. The Flash premieres on The CW October 7th.