The CW Casts Marco Grazzini as Tar Pit in 'The Flash;' Is Joey Montelone Barry Allen's Real Nightmare?

Posted by Staff writer ( on Dec 03, 2015 06:00 PM EST
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The CW has new addition to the roster of villains in the TV series "The Flash." As announced, Marco Grazzini of Heroes Reborn will join the cast and give life to the character of Tar Pit.

When Tar Pit arrives in Central City, "The Flash" will have no ground to go to, as stated by Comic Book Resources. This metahuman is known as Joey Montelone.

Report states that he's very vengeful and his power could transform himself into molten asphalt being. Tar Pit uses "his powers to gain a tactical advantage over the Scarlet Speedster, who finds the ground literally shifting beneath his feet."

Tar Pit as a villain in the comics first appeared in 2001's "Flash #174. His character is created by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins. He was introduced as Joey Montelone, a small-time drug trafficker who got caught and put behind bars. But while he's in prison, he discovered "his ability to astral project; unfortunately for him, his spirit was caught in an animated vat of tar and his body was left in a coma, leaving his spirit to wander the earth as a mass a molten asphalt."

Hitfix states Marco Grazzini will be terrorizing Central City and the Scarlet Speedster as an asphalt-transforming metahuman. Tar Pit will arrive in the latter half of season 2.

As per Comic Book's report, it is not clear how Tar Pit would chance upon "The Flash." It is expected that once these 2 metahumans meet, Barry Allen would be facing a nightmare because he would see how the "ground literally shifts beneath his feet."

In a separate report made earlier by Comic Book, it has been noted that Tar Pit had also been in conflict with Captain Cold in the comics. However, it is not certain that in the TV series the two would also cross path, since the super villain Leonard Snart would also make an appearance in the mid-season finale of "The Flash" season 2.

What do you think of Tar Pit making an appearance in the latter half of season 2 of "The Flash?" Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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