The Flash gets new villainess: Doctor Light
We love the number of awesome female characters in The Flash, so we’re very excited to learn that season two of the CW show has got a new super woman in store for us; Doctor Light.
‘But Doctor Light is a dude’, we hear you protest! Hmm. Kind of. You see, DC Comics actually introduced a female incarnation of the male supervillain Doctor Light back in 1985, and The Flash producer Gabrielle Stanton has confirmed to TVLine that this is the version of the character that will be gracing our screens later this year.
Doc Light’s alter ego back in 1985 was Kimiyo Hoshi; a female scientist able to manipulate all forms of light. Though arrogant and unpleasant in personality, the Japanese brainiac is transformed into a heroine upon witnessing Supergirl’s self-sacrifice against The Anti-Monitor.
Further details on the new character are being kept hush hush at the moment, and no casting information for the character has been announced yet.
However, we can’t wait to see who is chosen to bring Doctor Light to life when season two of The Flash returns to The CW on October 6th. We hope she looks exactly like this: