Perhaps more than any other DC show, The Flash has thrived because of the comic–embracing multiverse, and no single character on the hit series has become more immersed in wide-reaching sci-fi concept than Harrison Wells. Tom Cavanagh’s potentially infinite pool of Wells has consistently stood out as a core, fan-favorite element, and The Flash won’t soon try to end that hot streak. During San Diego Comic-Con, the actor spoke to several outlets about Season 4, and he admitted that we might see yet another Harrison Wells following some quality time with Harry, saying:
“We’re just gonna start there, with [Harry], and see as we progress toward the big season arcs — I don’t know what you guys know about the main villain and stuff — but we’re going to, around that time, see what other versions of Wells are available. He said, politically correctly, without giving hardly anything away. . . . Like I say, there’s all these different Earths we created, and there’s all these different Wells to pick from, and so we pick from them.”
So, we won’t get a brand new Harrison Wells right out of the gates — and that’s great for Harry fans — but Tom Cavanagh’s answer seems to indicate that we will eventually get some new take on the beloved sometimes-scientist. Harry Wells (a.k.a Earth-2 Wells) will return to his former status as our go-to man (in the wake of HR’s tragic demise at the end of Season 3), and a new Wells will eventually enter the equation once the particular narrative direction of this season has been established.
The Flash will return to The CW later this fall on October 10 at 8 p.m. EST.