We reported last week during SDCC that DC Comics character, ‘Elongated Man‘ would be a recurring character in ‘The Flash‘ on CW this coming season. Now the CW and DC Entertainment have announced actor Hartley Sawyer has been cast for the role. Are you excited about the casting choice? Sound off with your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP. The Flash speeds into its fourth season on Tuesday, October at 7pm Central on the CW.
One of The Flash’s most iconic allies, Ralph Dibny — a.k.a. The Elongated Man — is a fast-talking private investigator with investigative skills that rival those of Batman. Upon discovering he has the power to stretch his body to any shape or form, Dibny uses his new abilities to help Team Flash solve one of Central City’s greatest mysteries. He joins other newcomers Danny Trejo as feared bounty hunter Breacher and Neil Sandilands as the big bad for the new season, The Thinker.
Elongated Man first debuted in 1960’s The Flash #112, where he became a supporting character in the comic before later appearing in Detective Comics and eventually joining the big league as a member of the JLA. He also played a key role (along with his wife, Sue Dibny) in 2004’s impactful Identity Crisis. The hero can alter and contort the shape of his body to make it longer, larger, flatter, or just about any other shape imaginable. Combine that with his brilliant detective skills and he’s likely to become a powerful new ally to the Scarlet Speedster.