Its been rumoured that Jessica Chastain is in talks to portray a gender-swapped version of Reverse Flash!
What do you think? Do you like her? Do you think the gender-swapped thing is good?
What justifies making Reverse Flash a female character? Representation aside, since you can just add more characters instead.
Why add characters for positive female representation when you can make an existing one with great importance in the DC Universe female? It would really hit home with better representation than introducing a new character would!
Imagine if you created a character that became popular and someone changed them completely needlessly because it represents women? If I wote a character, I'd want an adaptation to adapt what I've wrote. If my character was a skinny bearded black man, I don't want them to change this drastically, especially the noticable differences such as skin colour or gender.
I want to look at an actor or actress and think "that's (????)", making someone significantly visually different means I'd be calling them "the male (????)" or "the black (????)".
When you think of Bruce Wayne, you picture a man in an expensive suit with dark hair and white skin. If you had Dwayne Johnson portray Batman, you've completely changed him.
When I think of Reverse Flash, I think blond hair, blue eyes, white skin, male, snarky face and a pure hatred of Barry Allen. If they cast a Reverse Flash, unless it ticks the essential boxes, white and male, it might as well be an alternate Elseworlds Reverse Flash, which is completely fine and, in my opinion, actually not a bad idea.
If shes a great actress I'll leave happy, but she'll never be the main Reverse Flash to me, only a great new character who takes a lot of elements of Reverse Flash.
Hey, you do you, man
Besides, she could always be Meena Dhawan
It's a better fit than Reverse Flash, but it would be better to cast someone who looks like Fast Track. Not only is it accurate, but it increases diversity seemlessly.
Yeah, that's a good point
As for the name, I hope he/her is either called Professor Zoom or even just Zoom. I hate the name Reverse-Flash, at least for his nemesis.
Well, as long as they don't introduce Hunter Zolomon, Zoom's better, but I'd like it to be specified as short for Professor Zoom just in case.
For me, either is fine. Just save the name Reverse-Flash for Daniel West, thank you very much!
What do you think?