Yesterday we ran our Flash episode recap and included a trailer for next weeks show. Late last night the CW released an official trailer that is just slightly different in that it shows a lot more about the newest meta-human in town. It turns out to be someone that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is at least familiar with and doesn't seem to like very much. Which is weird because Barry seems to like everyone.
If you can't tell be they episode title, Elongated Journey Into Night, and didn't listen to any of the news coming out of San Diego this summer… the show is introducing Ralph Dibney aka the Elongated Man. Dibney was introduced as a supporting character to the Flash comic series in 1961 by John Broome and Carmine Infantino. He's a much loved character in the DCU and is most associated with solving mysteries along side his wife Sue.
By the looks of the trailer, it seems that Dibney is known for being a crooked cop and has enemies. He was likely on the bus that got hit by the dark matter event, giving him his new stretchy powers… so no drinking Gingold soda for this Ralph. Hartley Sawyer is playing the character and couldn't look anymore like Dibney had Infantino drew the actor himself. From the clips it looks like Dibney will be having some issues controlling his abilities at first and they'll play that for some humor.
During the summer, executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke about a new meta that would be joining Team Flash that would push the limits of the effects team… this definitely qualifies.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on the CW.