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SDCC Interview: Roundtable with Tom Cavanagh from THE FLASH

Tom Cavanaugh sits down to talk directing and what new Wells will see this season on The Flash.

Tom Cavanaugh will be directing the 100th episode this season! He discusses if he feels more pressure taking the reins of such a milestone episode and what he likes about directing in this day and age.

“For me, every time I direct its like ‘don’t screw it up’ you know what I mean. Really talented cast, really talented writers, I try to serve it. Try to do as best as you can to make it a good story. Every episode you do is a story, and this will be a story and just really want to do your best to find a way to tell the story the right way.”

He loves how technology has progressed so much that you can do things we’ve never seen before on TV and it’s easier to suspend belief.

“Every year when your directing and you work with these people, the cutting edge, it just gets better and better and better.”

We ask Cavanaugh what version of Harrison Wells we will see this season.

“Every time I do one I try to fill some gaps that we might be missing…This season, I thought we have a lot of things –I don’t know how much you know about the upcoming season –but we have a lot of things that we kind of have to solve as opposed to one sort of big thing. And we thought, well you know what, if we created this guy who’s a Sherlock Holmes character. That’s been done a thousand times, so my take on it was like maybe if he’s Sherlock Wells [in French accent]. And maybe if he isn’t potentially, maybe he is and maybe he isn’t the most upstanding, you know there are flaws and weaknesses, which always appeal to me. We’re going to take a swing with this guy and maybe you can trust him maybe you can’t.”

Watch the full interview above.

The Flash season 5 premieres October 9th on The CW.


By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.

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