He’s been rocking a pretty ugly light blue spandex suit for most of the season so far, but it’s finally time for Ralph Dibny to get a proper superhero outfit in next week’s episode of The Flash.
DC comics fans will know that Ralph typically wears a purple, black and white skin-tight outfit on the page and, while that look hasn’t been recreated on screen, Dibny’s new duds – seen in the gallery below – evoke the character’s classic look as best as they can while still fitting in with the overall Arrowverse aesthetic. For instance, the purple has been switched for a more muted maroon colour scheme and the addition of the goggles are a nice touch, as a way for Ralph to keep his identity a secret.
Elongated Man’s heroics aren’t the only thing that’s notable about this episode, though, as it also features the return of one character from the show’s past and another star from the original 1990s The Flash TV series. Namely, these are Devon Greye, reprising his role as Axel Walker/The Trickster from season 1, and Corinne Bohrer making a comeback as the Trickster’s Harley Quinn-like sidekick Prank.
Meanwhile, Barry Allen is adjusting to life in jail. In particular, the photos reveal that he’ll encounter Big Sir (Bill Goldberg), a beefy inmate of Iron Heights who unexpectedly becomes a pal of the incarcerated Scarlet Speedster. The character is actually a loose version of an obscure supervillain and Suicide Squad member from the comics, too.
Check out the synopsis for “The Elongated Knight Rises” below for more information on what’s to come:
When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry (Grant Gustin) is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sterling Gates & Thomas Pound (#411).Original airdate 1/23/2018.
The Flash season 4 is currently airing every Tuesday on The CW.