The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher

We've seen the trailer, but now we have the stills from the upcoming Flash episode, 'Elongated Journey Into Night', where we get to meet two new characters. First we see Flash (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) interacting with former cop Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) who is the super-stretchy Elongated Man. From a casting perspective, I don't think they could've found an actor that looks more like the character.

For those curious, there are a lot of stretching superheroes, the three most popular being Plastic Man, Elongated Man, and Mr. Fantastic over at Marvel. The oldest of these is Plastic Man, who was created in 1941 and then bought by DC Comics in 1956. Elongated Man was created in the pages of The Flash #112 by writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino in May 1960. Mr. Fantastic and his friend came along in 1961.

Julius Schwartz, the editor of the Flash, instructed the creative team to come up with a new supporting character for the series. Schwartz was unaware at the time that DC owned Plastic Man, and it's said he was not used as any form of inspiration for Elongated Man.

The other new character is Breacher, played by Danny Trejo. Breacher, who looks nothing like his comic book counterpart, is the father of Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) and has a similar job as hers. The episode is directed by Tom Cavanagh, that's why he appears in so many of these pictures not looking like Harrison Wells.

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher
The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number: FLA404a_0019b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Grant Gustin as The Flash — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher
The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number: FLA404a_0400b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Carlos Valdes as Vibe — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number: FLA404a_BTS_0635b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Behind the scenes with Grant Gustin as The Flash, Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Tom Cavanagh — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher
The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number:FLA404a_BTS_0712b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Behind the scenes with Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes as Vibe — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher
The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number: FLA404b_0075b.jpg — Pictured: Danny Trejo as Breacher — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher
The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number: FLA404b_0096b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jessica Camacho as Gypsy and Danny Trejo as Breacher — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher
The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number: FLA404b_0169b.jpg — Pictured: Danny Trejo as Breacher — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash Season 4: Getting A Look At Ralph Dibny And Breacher
The Flash — "Elongated Journey Into Night" — Image Number: FLA404b_BTS_0300b .jpg — Pictured (L-R): Behind the scenes with Tom Cavanagh and Danny Trejo as Breacher — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.