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Todd Lasance is Not Playing Savitar on The Flash, but he is Playing Another Speedster

Todd Lasance is The Rival on The Flash

Previous reports that The Flash has cast Todd Lasance as the speedster villain Savitar are false.

The Vampire Diaries alum will not be playing the so-called “god of speed.” Executive producer Greg Berlanti took to Twitter to debunk the reports, saying, “For all those tweeting me or elsewhere. We have NOT cast Savitar. Those reports are incorrect.”

But Todd Lasance will be playing another speedster on the show — The Rival. TVLine reported the news saying that the “self-made, black-suited speedster” “will first appear in the Season 3 premiere.”

It appears that The Rival is the all-black speedster seen filming earlier alongside Barry Allen and Wally West. Perhaps, he will be Kid Flash’s primary enemy in the Flashpoint storyline.

The Flash Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8pm EST on The CW.