It seems today is all about the Arrow world. We’ve heard the executive producers talk about the new villain-centric approach, there has been confirmation that the Flash pilot would shoot this March, and Iris West was cast. You can check all those stories out by checking out the homepage of this fine site, but a new casting addition has been announced for the Flash pilot. The actor for Cisco Ramon, better known to comic readers as Vibe, has been found.

Variety is reporting that Broadway actor Carols Valdes has been chosen to play “mechanical engineering genius Cisco Ramon.The Hollywood Reporter fleshes out that character description by saying Ramon is “a mechanical engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at STAR Labs. Born into a lower-income family, Cisco’s brains and talent helped him reach his potential. He is loyal and eager and provides the comic relief in contrast to his stiff co-workers. Best part: He is as much of a comic book fanboy as Barry.” Fans know Vibe as the young hero who got his powers after being caught inside of one of Darkseid’s Boom Tubes during the earliest days of the New 52. Just from the brief character description included we can see they’re taking the character in a slightly different direction. It doesn’t seem like he’ll become Vibe for a while either.

Valdes joins Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/Flash), Jesse L. Martin (Detective West), Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne), Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), and the recently announced Candice Patton (Iris West). The show is reportedly still looking for someone to play Hartley Rathaway, better known as Rogue member Pied Piper. The pilot will probably air later this fall. Are you getting good vibes from Valdes’ casting?


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