It looks like The Flash is adding some new DC Comics faces in Season 4 when the show returns in October. While we had heard that the beloved CW series was casting its next main villain, Clifford DeVoe a.k.a. the Thinker, he isn’t the only new DC character that is joining the new season.
That Hashtag Show revealed today three character breakdowns of new players that The Flash will introduce in the fourth season. One of the characters is none other than DC’s Ralph Dibny a.k.a. the Elongated Man which is most likely the mysterious VFX heavy character that we heard about recently. The interesting part of the breakdown for Elongated Man is that whoever ends up playing him would have a series regular option for Season 5. This is how they describe the television version of Elongated Man.
“[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”
Besides Elongated Man, we also have the new villains, including the Thinker himself as well as his partner. The show is reportedly casting a mysterious character called The Mechanic who is described as DeVoe’s right hand. That Hashtag Show points out that this may be an original character for the show. It should be noted though that with this kind of casting breakdowns, they sometimes do code names in order to keep the identity of the character a secret. A recent example was in Supergirl Season 2 with “The Doctor” who was revealed to be Lillian Luthor, played by Brenda Strong.
“[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 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”
The Flash Season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW.
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Source: That Hashtag Show
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.