During the Flash panel portion of Warner Bros. TV presentation, on a very busy Saturday for SDCC 2017, we not only got a new trailer for ‘The Flash’ Season 4, it was also confirmed that Neil Sandilands will play the big bad for the new season, The Thinker.
In addition, Machete himself, Danny Trejo will join the cast as Breacher, a bounty hunter from Earth-19 and father of Jessica Camacho’s Gypsy. Kim Engelbrecht has also signed on to play The Mechanic, the right hand of The Thinker.
The panel included executive producer Todd Helbing and cast members Kelynan Lonsdale, Jesse L Martin, Candice Patton, Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker, and Carlos Valdes.
Both the cast and Helbing dropped a few hints about the new season, suggesting that fans can expect a shift toward a lighter, funnier tone when The Flash returns. Helbing said, “With three Speedsters in a row, this year it’s the fastest man alive against the fastest mind alive. We’re also trying to lighten the tone this year. Last year was pretty dark, we’re going to try to get back to the jokes.”
As for Iris West, look for her to take on an even bigger role in Season 4. Candice Patton, who plays the character, said that Iris would become “A boss lady at Team Flash. Iris is devastated Barry is gone into the speed force. In Season 4, Iris steps up as the leader of Team Flash.”
The Flash will return on October 10 at 8 PM ET.