Earlier this month, we learned that DC Comics supervillain Girder would be making his way to the upcoming CW series The Flash. Now, thanks to Zap2It, we know who will play him and just when he’ll go toe to toe with the scarlet speedster.
Former Star-Crossed and The Secret Life of the American Teenager actor Greg Finley will appear as Girder in episodes six and seven of the upcoming season. His alter-ego, Tony Woodward, is a former childhood bully of Barry Allen’s, and is granted the power of changing his skin into “living metal” after the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explodes – the same accelerator that gives Barry (and a number of Central City citizens) metahuman powers.
There’s no word yet on whether or not Girder will be one of the Rogues, a team of Flash villains who join forces to take the hero down. Girder’s role may serve its purpose in two episodes alone, but if Finley is well-received, there’s a chance that he could team up with the likes of already-cast villains like Weather Wizard (Chad Rook), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Plastique (Kelly Frye) somewhere down the line.
The Flash speeds onto television screens Tuesday October 7th, 2014.
“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only ‘meta-human’ who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns that Barry Allen has become… The Flash.”