Wentworth Miller of ‘Prison Break’ has been cast as villain Captain Cold in the new Flash TV series.
The Flash was a favorite of mine as a kid; I remember being so excited for the first TV incarnation of him. Unfortunately, I also remember being super let down by that show.
I hold out hope for this version of the fastest super hero in the universe because of ‘Arrow.’ ‘Arrow’ has been a really quality show, surprising a lot of people and building a strong audience. That’s not to say I don’t also have concerns about ‘The Flash.’
Captain Cold is basically just a lame version of Mr. Freeze from Batman. It’s a cold guy super villain who’s also really smart and has a freeze ray. Oh and he also has a woman who he tries to protect, in the case of Captain Cold it’s his sister Golden Glider.
I know this will start a fanboy war in the comments, but this is typical DC. There are many villains in the DC universe who seem to be eerily similar to each other. The only differences being that they live in different towns and have different super hero nemeses.
Captain Cold and Mr. Freeze:
So you see the Flash’s Rouges Gallery is a little bit like an off-brand collection of Batman villains. I hope Wentworth Miller can bring some new life, or new direction to Captain Cold. I guess we should look on the bright side and say that it’s a step in the right direction if there is no ice skating hockey fight.
Why are so many superheroes named Captain something too? Is that the only rank available to them? Why not have some corporals and sergeants?
Do you think Wentworth Miller will be able to bring something new to Captain Cold? Do you know why so many superheroes are “Captain” something? Let us know in the comments below.
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