After seven seasons and a variety of different Wellses from multiple universes, Tom Cavanagh will be exiting The Flash. Although it’ll be hard to imagine the CW superhero series without a variation of Harrison Wells, Cavanagh has revealed why he ultimately decided to leave the series after so long.
Since his debut on the show, Tom Cavanagh has portrayed renowned scientist Harrison Wells, or a version of him at least. These iterations have included the Flash’s biggest foe Eobard Thawne, Harry Wells, Sherloque and more recently, Nash Wells, along with others. With the many different characters and only so much an actor can do, it was only just a matter of time before Cavanagh decided to call it quits. He told Entertainment Weekly what the deciding factor was and how long he’d been planning it:
Perhaps Tom Cavanagh’s most memorable The Flash character is Barry's greatest enemy, Reverse Flash. And even though Cavanagh will no longer be on the series very soon, he believes the Reverse Flash will always be out there somewhere, waiting to strike:
While it’s unknown whether fans will be able to see Tom Cavanagh’s latest Wells iteration, Timeless Wells, again, let's hope this won’t be the last time Wells is seen in Central City, whatever capacity that may be. Meanwhile, Cavanagh is set to direct the Season 1 finale of Superman & Lois later this summer. The Flash also recently set up Carlos Valdes' exit, who will also be leaving during Season 7.
New episodes of The Flash air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
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