It had been said that there would be a character from The Flash Season 4 that would require a lot from visual effects artists — now, some casting breakdowns obtained by That Hashtag Show reveal that the character who may be showing up may indeed be Ralph Dibny, a.k.a. the Elongated Man, as previously speculated.
(Please note that this has not been confirmed by the studio or the network, though unless casting breakdowns went out for completely wrong characters, we’re assuming them to be true.)
Here’s how the casting breakdown describes Ralph. Yep, another guy in STAR Labs. And clearly I guess we were meant to forget that Ralph Dibny was mentioned back in Season 1 as someone who lost their life during the particle accelerator explosion, unless there’s a retcon involved where he was only thought to be dead.
[RALPH DIBNY AKA ELONGATED MAN] Male, Mid to late 30s, Open Ethnicity. Think Ryan Reynolds or Chris Pratt, Ralph has the ability to stretch his body to super-human lengths and sizes…however, while resculpting his old body is easy to do, Dibny finds losing the old misguided sense of truth and slobbery, even after joining the team at S.T.A.R. Labs, is a far more difficult task to accomplish. MAJOR RECURRING GUEST STAR WITH A SERIES REGULAR OPTION FOR NEXT SEASON
Next up we have the description for Clifford DeVoe a.k.a. The Thinker. We’ve got to echo our friend Jon Lee Brody here and suggest Kyle Gallner, who played Smallville’s Flash, for the role. How about it, Flash team? He may be younger than 40-50 for sure, but hey, you got a Flash younger than people expected too, and it’d be fun to see this part of the Flash legacy on the show. (That, and he was brilliant on Outsiders.) Maybe he’s older because he’s “ailing,” but again, that’s what acting is all about!
[CLIFFORD DEVOE AKA THE THINKER]–Male, 40s-50, Open Ethnicity. After being struck with dark matter from the particle accelerator explosion, Clifford Devoe became a meta-human with a mega-mind. A Stephen Hawking-esque genius who’s devised an intricate plan to fix all that he deems wrong with humanity. “The Thinker” will embark upon a season long battle with The Flash that pins the “fastest man alive” against the “fastest mind alive.” FRACTIONAL (7/13) ONE SEASON SERIES REGULAR
The last of the three characters is The Mechanic. Here’s how they describe her:
[THE MECHANIC]–Female, 30s-40, Diverse. A highly intelligent engineer who designs and assembles a plethora of devices for the ailing Clifford Devoe. Devoe’s right hand, she’s the truest of true-believers who’ll stop at nothing to implement his plan to fix all that’s wrong with humanity-even if she loses who she is in the process. MAJOR RECURRING GUEST STAR
Ideally we’ll have some great information about these characters in time for Comic-Con next week. The Flash Season 4 premieres October 10 on The CW.