On Thursday Deadline reported an exclusive revealing that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award-winner Tony Curran has been cast as Despero the Conqueror.
Despero is a supervillain created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky who made his first appearance in the 1960 DC comic “Justice League of America no. 1,” and was famously voiced by Keith David in “Justice League: The Animated Series.”
Tony Curran who is mostly known for his work in “Blade 2,” “Your Honor” and “Ray Donovan,” has been cast as Despero the Conqueror in the eighth season of “The Flash,” which is currently filming.
The character is described as a powerful and intelligent alien possessing incredible telepathic powers who left his homeworld — Kalanor — under mysterious circumstances. Now he’s facing a deadly mission on Earth, one whose outcome will decide the fate of humankind and put him on a collision course with “Team Flash.”
“The Flash” front, a five-part special event titled “Armageddon,” was announced on Wednesday. The special, which kicks off with the season 8 premiere on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. EST and will feature numerous guest appearances from some of The CW’s most notable heroes and villains, including Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Chyler Leigh as Sentinel, Kat McNamara as Mia Queen and Osric Chau as Ryan Choi. Tom Cavanagh and Neal McDonough will return as enemies Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash and Damien Darhk, respectively.
So fans can expect Despero to be the big bad for this CW-verse crossover.