‘The Flash’ Will ‘Leave the Door Open’ for Elongated Man within the Future, Says Show Boss

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Flash: Hartley Sawyer and Tom Cavanagh

After an action-packed season 6, The Flash solid and crew skilled some off-screen drama with a casting shakeup. Elongated Man portrayer, Hartley Sawyer, was dismissed after racist and misogynistic tweets surfaced. But we lately realized that though his character will depart Central City, there’s hope for his return sooner or later.

The Flash: Hartley Sawyer and Tom Cavanagh
L-R:: Tom Cavanagh, Hartley Sawyer, Kayla Compton and Natalie Dreyfuss | Colin Bentley/The CW

‘The Flash’ showrunner says heroes ‘by no means disappear completely

The Flash advantages from a wealthy narrative that includes a various solid of characters impressed by DC Comics. Over the course of six seasons, Team Flash has consisted of a handful of devoted heroes led by Barry Allen.

Along with the core group of longstanding characters, the present has featured a number of regulars who loved shorter stints. Some of the heroes who’ve come and gone from the canvas are Nora ‘XS’ West Allen, Wally ‘Kid Flash’ West, and Jessie Wells, also referred to as Jessie Quick, amongst others.

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It could be no shock for any previous fan-favorite characters to pop up once more on The Flash. And it’s fairly doable that though Sawyer is out as Elongated Man, the metahuman P.I. might return sooner or later.

The Flash showrunner, Eric Wallace, defined the character of the present to Entertainment Weekly by saying, “The beauty of comic book stories and superhero stories are the conventions that heroes come and go, but they never fade away, and they never disappear entirely. So, we’re going to treat it like we would if we were writing a comic book graphic novel.”

The door will stay open for Elongated Man to return sooner or later

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As a consequence of Sawyer’s departure, Ralph Dibney, aka Elongated Man, will certainly exit the canvas in the interim. But first, Ralph will seem briefly in season 7 to tie up some unfastened ends, in line with what Wallace informed Entertainment Weekly. Once the chapter is closed, Ralph will make a becoming exit that may “honor the character.”

But based mostly on what Wallace informed Entertainment Weekly, it will not be the final we see of Ralph. “We’re giving the Elongated Man a bit of a rest for a while,” stated Wallace. “But we will leave the door open.”

Wallace teased a future stuffed with potential, saying, “Who knows what the future could bring. It is unknown. But I’m not saying by any means that it’s the end of the character, in fact, quite the opposite. We just don’t know when he will return, or in what form he will return. And that’s the beauty of comic book stories. It keeps it fresh.”

The Flash solid and crew are gearing as much as produce season 7, which is slated to premiere on The CW early in 2021. Until then, followers can relive all six earlier seasons on Netflix.

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