At the end of The Flash season fourth, Harry Wells decided to return home to Earth-2 to be with his daughter, Jesse. Tom Cavanagh has dazzled Flash fans with his multiverse doppelgangers. Ultimately fans are excited that Wells is introduced in season five, since Harry departed has increased.
Cavanaugh brings humor to the screen with his many different forms. Humor that assists the rest of the storyline to break the tension. Allowing the audience the chance to become emotionally involved almost in a cathartic state. Cavanagh jokes even with most of his interviews. Watching his mind work with new personas of himself is a real treat in a DC cinematic show. Most DC stories lack the humor and make the plot intense and dark. He has a knack for lightening the mood. Cavanagh teased what his latest version of Wells will be, and it sounds like it could be quite a departure from any previous version we’ve seen. He stated this in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“I’m just doing my darnedest to get this show canceled, one guy after one guy after one guy and somehow I haven’t quite struck that note yet, but maybe this year,” Cavanagh joked. “This guy will be filled with intrigue and deceit, fun, humor, intensity, and very loud. I don’t know about the last bit, but it’s going to be prime-time viewing. I think. It’s good, and it’s going to be fun. You’ll have to watch and see.”
Cavanagh’s multiverse of Wells is now a monument in the show that fans look forward to each season. Over a dozen versions of the character from various Earths in the multiverse have captivated the fans of The Flash Universe. While Harry Wells has been the most consistent, showing up on and off throughout the series since season two. However, his most notable performances have been as a group of Wellses. The Flash has called in a “Council of Wells” a couple of times to help them solve big problems, and each time, Cavanagh gets to play some hilarious and outlandish versions. It’s a daunting task, though, something that Carlos Valdes (Cisco) detailed to reporters during a set visit last year.
“It was almost too much, you know. It was a very overwhelming process,” admitted Valdes. “Obviously, Tom is very good at riffing on this particular character and letting us see different shades of Wells, but this just goes so over the top in such a gratifying way…When we shoot different versions, actors being different versions of the same character, it takes time. You gotta get into the makeup, any sort of prosthetic or costumes and stuff like that. That takes time. You do the take with Tom, and there are stand-ins standing in for the other versions of Tom. And then once you do that coverage, you’ve got to wait 40 minutes for Tom to get processed into another character, and then you shoot that coverage, and then you do that five times, you know. So, you have to keep that tiny scene fresh in your mind for hours while you get all that done. But I’ll say this: For as long as it took, he sure made it a lot of fun, just constantly improvising and riffing. I think people will dig it a lot.”
See the new version of Wells in The Flash coming this fall. Who do you hope the New wells is like? Let us know in the comments below.