THE FLASH Casts Dominic Purcell as Supervillain Heat Wave

Dominic Purcell is set to reunite on the screen with his Prison Break co-star Wentworth Miller in The CW’s new Flash series. These guys had great chemistry on the Fox’s  show, which aired for four seasons between 2005 and 2009.

The Aussie actor has boarded the comic-book drama as Mick Rory, better known to Flash fans as the supervillain Heat Wave.

The character will first team up with Miller’s Captain Cold in the tenth episode and will be “a pyromaniac who finds an outlet for his obsession with fire when he teams up with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and becomes the villain known as Heat Wave.”

Miller makes his debut as Snart in episode four, but Purcell’s Rory will also turn up in that same episode, which sounds like the beginnings of the usual team-ups that characterize Flash‘s rogues’ gallery – the DC supervillain group which consists of Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Weather Wizard, and more.

The show centers on Central City assistant police forensic investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Through a freak accident, he is given the power of superspeed, which transforms him into the fastest man alive.

The Flash co-stars Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris’s father, Detective West, Michelle Harrison​ as Barry Allen’s mother Nora, Rick Gosnett as Central City Police Detective Eddie Thawne, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as S.T.A.R. Labs bioengineer Caitlin Snow, Tom Cavanagh as S.T.A.R. Labs CEO Harrison Wells, Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, Patrick Sabongui as Police Captain David Singh, and John Wesley Shipp who played The Flash in the 1990 TV series.

The first episode features a cameo appearance by Arrow star Stephen Amell, while episode four will feature Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity crossing over to Central City.

Purcell will be the first actor to portray the character in live-action and he joins a growing number of guest stars/villains in the new series, including Clancy Brown (General Wade Elling), Robbie Amell (Firestorm), Robert Knepper (The Clock King) and Kelly Frye (Plastique).

The Flash premieres on Tuesday, October 7 at 8pm on The CW.


I wonder if they’ll be able to pull off Grodd as well.