We reported some time back that The Flash would be adding Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man to the show for their 4th season. A character that had been name checked in the first season as someone who died during the particle accelerator explosion. Today we found out that the CW has cast Hartley Sawyer to play Dibny.
Now, how this will be taken care of in the series will be interesting as Dibny is described as, "A fast-talking private investigator who discovers his metahuman abilities while helping Team Flash solve one of Central City's greatest mysteries." Dibny is a detective in the comics, so this makes sense. How they will reconcile the season one Easter Egg is unknown.
Sawyer is know for playing Kyle Abbott on the Young and the Restless, Laheer on Miss 2059 and was on an episode of Don't Mess with the B… In Apartment 23 with Jessica Jones' Krysten Ritter.
The Elongated Man was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino in The Flash #112, May 1960. In the comics he is married to Sue Dearborn Dibny who often adventures and solves crimes with him. It's Sue's death that was one of the central events of the controversial Identity Crisis series. There is no word on if Sue will be a character in The Flash.