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C. Thomas Howell talks to ToonBarn's Marc Morrell about his role as Professor Zoom on Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox at SDCC 2013
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Flashpoint Paradox Week: C. Thomas Howell Interview


C. Thomas Howell talks about his role as Professor Zoom on Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox at SDCC 2013

They call him Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash, and Eobard Thawne. He is the nemesis of The Flash/Barry Allen because he also has the ability to utilize the Speed Force. He is also the main supervillain in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. And he is played by a rookie to the animation field. But, certainly not a rookie actor. Very few actors have as many titles in movies and TV attached to their name (160) as C. Thomas Howell.

If you’ve been paying attention to movies and TV over the last 30 years, you’ve seen C. Thomas Howell in everything from The Outsiders, Red Dawn and Soul Man, to his more recent roles on The Amazing Spider-Man, Southland, and Criminal Minds. My favorite was The Hitcher. That movie scared the crap out of me.

Thawne, a.k.a. Professor Zoom, a.k.a. Reverse Flash (voiced by C. Thomas Howell) seems to feel pretty confident while speaking to The Flash in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Thawne, a.k.a. Professor Zoom, a.k.a. Reverse Flash (voiced by C. Thomas Howell) seems to feel pretty confident while speaking to The Flash in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

C. Thomas Howell has been acting, non-stop, since his debut in E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. So, you can understand that he may have had a little experience being a “bad guy” from time to time. I would go as far to say that he knows how to play a pretty good bad guy. So, when he was picked to make his animation debut as Professor Zoom in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, there was plenty of experience to pull from, and they pulled all of it for this one. C. Thomas Howell’s performance, which was terrific, seemed like it was coming from a seasoned voice actor. When you take a look at our interview with him at San Diego Comic-Con, you’ll hear him talk about how Voice Director Andrea Romano does what she always brilliantly does, utilizing his vast experience, letting him be the character, and bringing out a superior performance.

We want to thank C. Thomas Howell for sharing his time with us at San Diego Comic-Con, and a special thank you goes out to Gary Miereanu and Warner Bros Home Entertainment for the interview session, the panel, and the World Premiere Screening of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox


Marc Morrell

I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Legendary Defender, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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