CW’s ‘The Flash’ Gets a ‘Star-Crossed’ Girder, Adds Clancy Brown as DC’s Wade Eiling
Yesterday we learned that the CW’s ‘Arrow‘ had continued expanded its roster of DC rogues, and its spinoff series ‘The Flash‘ certainly isn’t trailing behind. Not only has the speedy new superhero drama added a ‘Star-Crossed‘ alum as metallic villain Girder, but ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ star (and former Lex Luthor!) Clancy Brown will play DC’s General Wade Eiling.
Zap2It reports that ‘Star-Crossed’ star Greg Finley will appear in episode 6 of the DC spinoff’s first season as comic character Tony Woodward, better known as the sentient scrap-iron villain “Girder.” In the CW’s incarnation, Woodward actually bullied Barry (Grant Gustin) in school, but has since become “a grinning lunkhead who loves destruction,” and subsequently an “unstoppable force… who can transmute any part of his body into solid steel.”
But that’s not all! Formerly the voice of the DC animated universe’s Lex Luthor (among a billion other famous roles), Clancy Brown will recur beginning with the fifth episode as General Wade Eiling, the leader of a black ops team on the hunt for Plastique (Kelly Frye). The comic Eiling (and voiced by J.K. Simmons in the DCAU) has often been known to combat the metahuman menace, eventually himself becoming a grotesque superhuman monster.
Greenlit for (at least) 13 episodes, ‘The Flash’ also boasts among its cast Tom Cavanaugh’s Dr. Harrison Wells, Candice Batton’s Iris West, Danielle Panabaker’s Caitlin Snow and Carlos Valdes’ Cisco Ramon, Jesse L. Martin’s Detective West, ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ star Rick Cosnett as Central City Police transfer Detective Eddie Thawne, and original ‘Flash’ star John Wesley Shipp as Barry’s father Henry Allen.
Additionally, ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell’s cousin Robbie has also signed on to play an incarnation of DC superhero Firestorm, joining such colorful DC characters as Kelly Frye’s Plastique, and ‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller’s Leonard Snart, better known as Captain Cold.
Well, what do you think of the ‘Flash’-y new additions to the CW’s fall debut? Watch the trailer below, and tell us what you think of the latest ‘Flash’ castings!