The Rogues – a team of supervillains who unite to take down Barry Allen – were just announced to have a presence in the first season of the upcoming Flash series on the CW, with confirmed members being Captain Cold (Prison Break‘s Wentworth Miller), Plastique (NCIS: Los Angeles actress Kelly Frye) and Weather Wizard (Chad Rook). That won’t be all though, as according to a new casting call for the show’s sixth episode, DC Comics character Tony Woodward, a.k.a. Girder, will be on the team as well.
In the comics, Woodward is a steel worker who was dunked in a vat of molten metal and then infected by waste from S.T.A.R. Labs, which turned him into a jumbled mass of metal. He’s a pretty brutal villain with only one major weakness: Rust. Yeah, and you thought Kryptonite was lame…
According to TVLine, the call sheet for the episode describes the character as someone who used to bully Barry Allen in the schoolyard, but through a twist of fate (a.k.a. S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion) becomes “a grinning lunkhead who loves destruction,” and is an “unstoppable force… who can transmute any part of his body into solid metal.” So, rather than being a big Hulk-sized metal man, it sounds like Girder will be a bit more grounded in the show, likely appearing normal most of the time and turning his body into metal on command.
No actor has been attached to the role yet, but with the series currently in production and its October premiere fast approaching, we should expect to hear someone sign on for the part soon.
Tell us, are you excited to hear that Girder will be on The Flash? What other Rogues would you like to see battle Barry Allen (and Firestorm) week to week? Sound off in the comments below.
The Flash premieres on Tuesday October 7th, 2014 on the CW.