The Flash is quickly heading our way, and adding new DC Comics characters to its cast list left and right. Just last week, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller signed on to play one of the Flash’s biggest villains, Captain Cold, and just before that The Tomorrow People alum Robbie Amell (cousin to Arrow star Stephen Amell) boarded the show as the superhero Firestorm. They join already-announced characters like Killer Frost and Vibe, Professor Zoom, and Weather Wizard.
Now, we’ve got another name to add to that list, as TV Line reports that Sgt. Bette San Souci, a.k.a. Plastique, will appear on the show as a “fetching young redhead who was a bomb specialist with the Army before she was injured by an IED in Iraq.” Like the other “metahumans” on the series, Plastique is exposed to the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion and is granted the ability to turn any object into a bomb “with just a touch of her hand.”
Plastique’s loyalties have always been a bit sketchy in the comics, as she’s been frequently portrayed as an adversary to Firestorm and a love interest/enemy of Captain Atom. This makes TV Line’s suggesting of her being a “comrade for The Flash to have on his team” a bit odd. She’s also been a recurring member of the Suicide Squad, so perhaps she could head over to Arrow at some point and join their ranks.
Plastique made a couple appearances in Smallville‘s final seasons, played by Jessica Parker Kennedy. There, she gained her powers from Kyptonite exposure but was, all things considered, a pretty forgettable addition to the show. Hopefully that’s not the case when she appears in Central City.
There’s no word yet on when she’ll be debuting on The Flash, or who will be playing her, but I suspect that an announcement will come soon, as the show premieres on Wednesday, October 7th on the CW.
Source: TV Line